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Remembering Hans Horrevoets ~ Volvo Ocean Race

Remembering Hans Horrevoets ~ Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet marked a sad anniversary early on leg seven on Monday as they raced across the Atlantic, nine years to the day that the last sailor to lose his life in the event was drowned. Dutchman Hans Horrevoets, 32, of ABN AMRO TWO, was the last of five fatalities in the history of the 41-year-old race ...

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Musandam-Oman Sail MOD70 finishes respectable second in Tour de Belle Ile

Oman Sail MOD70 finishes respectable second in Tour de Belle Ile

After a thrilling Round Ireland world record last week that saw the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail break Steve Fossett’s 22-year-old time around the Emerald Isle, the Omani crew high-tailed it back to French waters to compete in the Tour de Belle Ile, finishing a respectable second to Gitana-Groupe Edmond de Rothschild. This was Musandam-Oman Sail’s first Belle ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Ports scoop top tourism award

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Ports scoop top tourism award

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has helped one of its Host Ports and Team Sponsors to scoop a prestigious travel industry award for an outstanding contribution to tourism by creating a highly successful week-long festival which attracted over 140,000 visitors and a £3m boost to the local economy. Derry-Londonderry’s ‘LegenDerry Maritime Festival’ took the top tourism honour by ...

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Taylor Canfield defends his title, beats Robertson ~ Congressional Cup

Taylor Canfield defends his title, beats Robertson ~ Congressional Cup

Taylor Canfield successfully defended his Congressional Cup title in a thrilling five-day series off Long Beach, Calif., completing the opening stage of the 2015/16 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) season. Twelve skippers from nine nations competed in the 51st edition of the prestigious Congressional Cup regatta, hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club May 13 to 17. Canfield had moved ...

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Land Rover Winter Series Race Sunday 24 May

Land Rover Winter Series Race

The Sydney Harbour was a picture of Winter perfection for race four of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Winter Series. Glassy waters on the harbours meant little action for sailors who have been battling windy, wet and cold conditions over past weeks of competition. Principal Race Officer, Steve Kidson said it was a pleasant day, with little ...

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SATT returns for sixth year with a new route and new challenges

SATT returns for sixth year

The sixth edition of Sailing Arabia – The Tour (SATT) will begin on February 16 in 2016 with a new route and a combination of long distance open water legs and intense inport racing. The Tour has been revised at the request of sailors seeking new challenges and will see the fleet cross the Arabian Gulf twice with stop overs ...

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Supermaxi Wild Oats XI head to Los Angeles for Transpac race to Hawaii

Supermaxi Wild Oats XI head to Los Angeles

Australia’s most successful supermaxi ocean racing yacht, Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI, entered the first stage of a new challenge today when she was shipped out to America’s west coast. The sleek, silver-hulled yacht is bound for Los Angeles to compete in the longest of the world’s classic offshore races, the 2,225 nautical mile Transpac race from there to Hawaii. ...

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Team SCA starts race back to Europe ~ Volvo Ocean Race

Team SCA starts race back to Europe ~ Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race – After a busy time in the City by the Sea, Newport, RI, USA, Team SCA and the five boats set sail at 1400h EST/1700hGMT on Sunday May 17, on the classic leg across the North Atlantic Ocean. From this moment on the legs just get shorter and more intense. For leg seven it is a 2,800 ...

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Derwent Sailing Autumn Short-Handed Series ~ Final day overall

Derwent Sailing Autumn Short-Handed Series ~ Final day overall

Derwent Sailing Autumn Short-Handed Series – Countbacks were needed to decide the overall winners in three of the six divisions after Sunday’s fifth and final race. Instead of the forecast 10 knot breeze on the River Derwent, the race started in a 25 knot northerly, gusting to 29 knots and proving too much for several of the boats sailing with ...

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Perfect final day in the Solent ~ Vice Admiral’s Cup

Perfect final day in the Solent ~ Vice Admiral's Cup

When the Solent is on form it truly is one of the world’s great sailing venues and today’s conclusion of the 2015 Vice Admiral’s Cup, hosted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club incorporating the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, demonstrated this perfectly. Going into the final race for the Quarter Tonners “Aguila” held a four point lead over “Alice II” with ...

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