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Volvo Ocean Race: Full on nerve racking & potentially boat wrecking start to leg

Volvo Ocean Race

As Yann Riou (Onboard Reporter) described it in a direct tweet from onboard Dongfeng just 30 minutes after the start, “0 to 40 knots before we’ve even left Cape Town”. A full on, nerve-racking and potentially boat wrecking start to the 2nd leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Table Mountain and its unstable winds that have such a reputation for ...

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Marion to Bermuda Race announces the M2M2B Yacht Rally

Bermuda Race

Marion to Bermuda Race announces the M2M2B Yacht Rally The Marion-Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race, Inc. and event host the Harraseeket Yacht Club announce a cruising yacht rally from Maine to Marion in advance of the 2015 Marion-Bermuda race. Called the M2M2B, the rally will be an enjoyable and convenient way for Maine-based yacht skippers to sail from Maine to Marion, MA ...

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Sailing Weather in real time MeteoEarth.com

Sailing Weather

Sailing Weather in real time by MeteoGroup, Europe’s leading private weather company, have recently launched MeteoEarth.com, an educational and entertaining web application which allows users to view worldwide weather as it happens, from the comfort of their desktop. The technology which powers MeteoEarth.com has been adapted from a professional broadcasting tool used by TV presenters around the world, and impressive ...

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ARC+ Cape Verde fleet slows – more wind expected tomorrow

Cape Verdes fleet slows

“Lighter than we expected” was the comment on the winds today for leg 1 of the ARC+ Cape Verde route. This has been in complete contrast to the first 24 hours which, as usual was lively as boats headed passed the Canary Islands wind acceleration zone. “We got off to a flying start with some incredible downwind sailing. With the ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart- fleet to match the occasion

Rolex Sydney Hobart

Entries for the 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race officially closed on the evening of Friday 31 October. The resulting line-up of 119 yachts – set to be the event’s largest in a decade – is befitting of such a historic occasion. The presence of five 100 foot Maxis will steal the useds headlines, but the impressive ...

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Route du Rhum

Route du Rhum

Route du Rhum – Never Enough After the waves of Ultimes finished into Pointe a Pitre, expected next are the Multi 50 and the IMOCA60s. And in both classes today the respective leads now seem to be a little more decisive. Erwan Le Roux in the Multi50s is well positioned while Francois Gabart now has clear daylight between his Macif ...

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Route du Rhum Joyon, the six times master

Route du Rhum

Joyon, the six times master sixth and Rhum rookie Elies seventh Joyon, the six times master sixth and Rhum rookie Elies seventh The final order of the Ultime fleet ends to reflect a certain pattern as the master of solo multihull round the world sailing Francis Joyon passed solo Transatlanti rookie Yann Elies in the final 50 miles of the ...

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Yann Guichard, Spindrift2 2nd in Guadeloupe Solo on the biggest racing trimaran in the world

Yann Guichard

When he crossed the finish line off Pointe-a-Pitre Guadeloupe at 18:18:46 hrs UTC/19:18:46 CET/14:18:46 hrs local time this Monday 10th November, Yann Guichard, solo skipper of the world’s biggest racing trimaran Spindrift 2, finished in second place in the 10th edition of La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. He took 8d 5h 18mn 46sec‏ at an average 17.95 knots, to complete the ...

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Oakcliff Spring Training Programs

Oakcliff Spring Training Programs June 20 – July 17, 2015 What does it take to race the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race or the America’s Cup? Want to be the next CEO of North Sails? If you are interested in pursuing professional sailing, want to learn what it takes to run a marine business or just want to experience sailing at the ...

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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Dongfeng Race Team leg n1 review

Volvo Ocean Race

Fighting for boatspeed – the onus is on the crew In the old days of the Whitbread and the early Volvo Ocean Races 2014-15 boatspeed was the product of two things: the designer’s pen and the ability of a crew to move a hull efficiently through the water in all conditions. The switch to a one-design contest for the first time ...

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