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Volvo Ocean Race Dongfeng at back of the fleet

Dongfeng at back of the fleet. Down but certainly not out…Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4: Sanya to Auckland (5, 264 nautical miles) Days at sea: 10 Boat speed: 6 knots Distance to finish: 2,739 nautical miles. Position in fleet: Dongfeng at back of the fleet. Down but certainly not out… Quote of the moment: “The bottom line is unless you’ve ...

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32nd Biennial Pineapple Cup

32nd Biennial Pineapple Cup  Montego Bay Race Shockwave claims victory Testing conditions prevailed for the 32nd edition of the Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race, a biennial 811 nautical mile jaunt from Port Everglades, Florida, to Montego Bay, Jamaica. With speeds that were furiously fast at the start but frustratingly slow at the end, George Sakellaris’s (Framingham, Mass.) defending 72-foot ...

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JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship Race 4

JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship Race 4 on Sydney Harbour 2015 Today’s race sponsored by Smeg Wednesday, 18 February, 2015 Another awesome display by the defending champion Gotta Love It 7 crew has given the team a massive lead after Race 4 of the 2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott ...

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Barcelona World Race Feb 18, 2015

The eastbound express of the Barcelona World Race is a long, long one – from Cheminées Poujoulat which is approaching the mid-point of the Pacific, about to pass into Chilean waters tomorrow, to Spirit of Hungary 4000 miles back anticipating their passage of Cape Leeuwin. But the train is still continuing to move rapidly eastwards in favourable conditions. For all ...

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Morning Report Wednesday 18 Feb Volvo Ocean Race

Team Brunel stopped the loss over night and have a 59 nm lead from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Wednesday morning. Team Alvimedica moved into third place yesterday afternoon ahead of MAPFRE. Team Brunel passed about 25 nm north of Pohnpei Island, the largest, highest and most populated and developed island of the Federated States of Micronesia last night. eam SCA ...

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America’s Cup Team New Zealand

America’s Cup Team New Zealand downplays Barker rumours Emirates Team New Zealand have downplayed rumours in the New Zealand media and social media that long time skipper, Dean Barker, was about to leave the team. The lines appear to be coming from US sources and are linked to a second rumour surrounding the Italian Luna Rossa team that one of ...

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015

Rolex Sydney Hobart race winner, Wild Rose, confirmed for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 Legendary offshore yachtsman, Roger Hickman, is hoping his evergreen Farr 43 design, Wild Rose, will back up her stunning victory in the recent Rolex Sydney Hobart race with double-barrelled success at this year’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. “I cannot think of a better way ...

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Barcelona World Race Renault Captur fighting for control

The eastbound express of the Barcelona World Race is a long, long one – But the attack of fourth placed Renault Captur looks set to be compromised because of an ongoing problem with their starboard rudder which means Jorg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane are having to reduce speeds to keep their boat under control. hree big successive Chinese gybes last ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Chinese New Year at sea

Chinese sailors set to spend Chinese New Year at sea Volvo Ocean Race The whirlwind of travel surrounding the Chinese New Year has begun and Chinese people across the world are making the important journey home to their families. However, there are two Chinese men for whom heading home to celebrate isn’t an option… Instead Chen Jin Hao and Yang ...

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JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship Race 3

2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, Race 3 Today’s race sponsored by Fisher & Paykel on Sydney Harbour Gotta Love It 7 scored her third consecutive win in the series when she dominated the 24-boat fleet in Race 3 of the 2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. Once again, the defending champion team of Seve Jarvin, ...

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