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Volvo Ocean Race

Vestas 11th Hour - Winner of Leg 1, Alicante to Lisbon. PVolvo Ocean Race. 23 October, 2017 © Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

Catch the Dockwalk and Start – Video The second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race is about to start from Lisbon on the 7000nm leg to Cape Town. Catch the Dockout show and the Start itself. by Sail-World.com/NZ

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Rolex World Sailor of Year Awards 2017

Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards World Sailing

World Sailing is now inviting the sailing community, sports fan and the public to vote for one male and one female who they think should be crowned 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Public voting is open for a 72-hour period and will close on Tuesday 7 November at 17:59 CST, 23:59 UTC, just hours before the announcement at ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

Mini-Transat La Boulangère © Christophe Breschi

Ian Lipinski (Griffon.fr) is set to enter the channel between the islands of Santo Antao and Sao Vicente in the early hours of tomorrow if he manages to keep up the current pace. In his wake, twenty or so competitors may well follow suit over the course of the day. The solo sailors who’ve declared their intention to make a ...

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Star Sailors League Finals

Loïck Peyron – Banque Populaire V – Star Sailors League Finals © Benoit Stichelbaut / BPCE

The SSL Finals is the big ending event of the season for the most winning Star sailors, who earned the right to be invited being within the top 10 skippers – and number one crew – of the SSL Ranking. More and more, the SSL Finals is becoming a top event for non-Star sailors, who are invited based on their ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

FenêtréA – Mix Buffet – Transat Jacques Vabre © Jean-Marie Liot

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild has already made history at the Transat Jacques Vabre and the race does not even start until Sunday, November 5. Four contenders in the Multi 50  There is one boat in the harbour at Le Havre that stands out, even amongst all the other prototype racing machines being primed for the start of the Transat Jacques ...

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Roland Smith Ocean Race

Black Betty – Roland Smith Ocean Race © Susan Ghent / RFBYC

Eighteen yachts are preparing for the 80 nautical mile Roland Smith Ocean Race in Western Australia. Part of the Ocean Racing WA Blue Water Championship, the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club event will take the fleet from Fremantle to Mandurah and return. The race will start in the waters off Port Beach at 0930 on Saturday morning. Yesterday at RFBYC ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Lisbon stopover, practice race – Volvo Ocean Race © Jesus Renedo / Volvo Ocean Race

Seven teams will take the start of the Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race on Friday afternoon at 14:00 local time (UTC). This is the second in the Volvo Ocean Race In Port Race Series. In Alicante, MAPFRE beat Dongfeng Race Team with Vestas 11th Hour Racing completing the podium. The forecast is for moderate 10 to 15 knot southwesterly winds. For ...

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Clipper Round the World Race

Race 3 Day 2 - Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race is often referred to as the Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride, but uncharacteristically light winds over the last 24 hours has seen the majority of the Clipper Race fleet becalmed in wind holes, leading to frustration on board and a divide in routing. Speaking from on board first placed Sanya Serenity Coast, which has ...

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Groupama Race

Auckland Noumea © Suellen Davies

Four feeder races delivering yacht fleets from three Australian capital cities and Auckland, New Zealand, will be a key component when it comes to the ultimate Groupama Race around New Caledonia starting line-up. Encouraging early numbers in the feeder races point towards a huge sixth edition of the 654nm biennial yacht race around the French South Pacific island’s picturesque coastal ...

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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild ~ Transat Jacques Vabre

Transat Jacques Vabre – Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, a pioneer of its kind © Yann Riou / Gitana SA

On 17 July 2017, after a twenty-month build and over 35,000 hours of studies, Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild launched the latest addition to their offshore racing stable. The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, a large oceanic trimaran measuring 32 metres long and 23 metres wide is now part of the long and rather illustrious line of Gitanas. This Sunday in ...

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