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Tour de France à la Voile

Tour de France à la Voile © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO

The young guns on Lorina Mojito-Golfe du Morbihan, average age 20, showed the 40th Tour de France à la Voile crews the way around a challenging, breezy coastal race of more than 30 miles, to take their first big win as Act 2 of the nine stage opened in Fécamp, just to the east of Le Havre. The trio, already ...

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Transpacific – Phaedo^3

Phaedo^3 - 2017 Transpacific Race Phaedo Racing

I have had a couple of hours of decent sleep, woken up, cleaned my teeth and had a coffee and now I’m looking forward to the day ahead! We’ve had a busy but productive night dodgy rain squalls and trying to make the most of the windshift and breeze lines associated with them. We’ve managed to do some good work ...

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SHK Scallywag ~ Volvo Ocean Race

Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag - The Boatyard, Lisbon, Portugal. © Amalia Infante / Volvo Ocean Race

Over 20 years after getting his first taste of the Volvo Ocean Race, SHK Scallywag skipper David Witt is back in the race – and he’s proudly leading Hong Kong’s first ever entry. Backed by Seng Huang Lee and Sun Hung Kai, the SHK Scallywag campaign aims to bring Asian sailing to the world in 2017-18. A Sydney Hobart veteran, ...

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MaseratiMulti70

MaseratiMulti70 narrows gap to leaders in final stage of Transpac Race © Tim Wright / Photoaction.com http://www.photoaction.com

MaseratiMulti70 narrows gap to leaders in final stage of Transpac Race The seven-man crew of the Italian ocean going flying multihull, MaseratiMulti70, led by Giovanni Soldini, has closed the gap significantly on the two leading multihulls in the Transpac Race – Phaedo3 and Mighty Merloe – despite being handicapped by breaking a rudder yesterday. Since colliding with an unidentified floating ...

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Extreme Sailing Series Act 4

Spanish Impulse by Iberostar in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup © Xaume Olleros

Spanish-flagged wildcard entry FNOB Impulse will join the six regular crews on the start line in Barcelona for the fourth Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™, from 20 – 23 July. Skipper and helm Jordi Xammar is joined by a full line-up of talented Spaniards, all of whom competed in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup last month as ...

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Tour de France à la Voile

Tour de France à la Voile 2017 ©JM Liot / ASO

French 470 Olympian Sofian Bouvet and the Team SFS crew laid down a clear marker to the 28 other Tour de France à la Voile teams that the Mediterranean based outfit can already be considered serious title contenders to win the 40th anniversary edition. Despite this being their first ever attempt as a team at the annual three week, nine ...

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Corfu Challenge

Corfu Challenge © Icarus Sports / Rolex

Congratulations to George Sakellaris and Team Proteus, the 2017 Corfu Challenge winners! One final race was held on Saturday, and spectators were delighted to watch the exciting prestart match racing that played out. Conditions started out lighter than previous days, 12-16 knots from the north west. When asked about the team’s prestart plan, Proteus strategist Tommaso Chieffi explained, “Initially we ...

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King Edward VII Cup ~ Cowes Dinard St Malo Race

George David's American Canting Keel Maxi, Rambler 88 has won - 2017 Cowes Dinard St Malo Race © Rick Tomlinson http://www.rick-tomlinson.com

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with UNCL, Yacht Club de Dinard, Société Nautique de la Baie de St. Malo, Junior Offshore Group (JOG) and the Royal Yacht Squadron. George David’s American Canting Keel Maxi, Rambler 88 has won the 2017 Cowes Dinard St Malo Race, and the King Edward VII Cup dating back to 1906. Rambler ...

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Race to Azores

From left: Phil Sharp, Corentin Douguet © Phil Sharp Racing

After a 1,270 nautical mile race from Vendee – Azores, Phil Sharp and Corentin Douguet, racing Class 40 Imerys crossed the finish line on Saturday the eighth of July at 10:51:22 UTC, averaging 8.84 knots. Their race time of five days, 23 hours, 49 minutes, and 22 seconds, was just 43 minutes and 40 seconds shy of first place. Since ...

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Tour de France à la Voile

Tour de France à la Voile © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO

Two times New Zealand Olympian Jason Saunders is enjoying his first experience of the Tour Voile. As part of the Beijaflore crew, alternating between bow and tactics or the mainsheet, Saunders is also keen to inspire his Kiwi compatriots at home and in Europe to see a New Zealand team compete again some time in the future. Sailing with Gemma ...

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