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Nacra 17 sailors battle for Olympic selection

Nacra 17 sailors battle for Olympic selection

Of the Australian Nacra 17 campaigners Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis were last to launch their Rio campaign in 2014, but with three Olympic silver medals between them, with Bundy, 14 times World Champion in a range of multihull classes were considered favourites. They started well with a World Cup win and a string of podium places but the wheels ...

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IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship ~ results

IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship ~ results

The Barcelona World Race, concluding the two-year IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship season, sees Jean Le Cam crowned as victor, having won the double-handed round the world with Bernard Stamm, and the Transat Jacques Vabre with Vincent Riou. With his Championship win in 2006, this is the second time that Jean Le Cam is World Champion. From now on, the ...

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Land Rover Sydney GC Yacht Race 2015 starts on Saturday 25 July

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

When the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2015 starts on Saturday 25 July, it won’t just be a contest between individual yachts – a State of Origin battle is on the horizon. Of the entries received to-date, all come from NSW and from our friends across the border in Queensland. There are more ...

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GOLDEN GLOBE 2018 solo non-stop, around the World Yacht Race

GOLDEN GLOBE 2018 solo non-stop, around the World Yacht Race

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first solo non-stop circumnavigation under sail achieved by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston during the 1968/9 Sunday Times Golden Globe Yacht Race, a new Golden Globe Race is set to start from Falmouth UK on June 14, 2018 – the same day that Knox-Johnston set out on his epic voyage 50 years before. The 2018 ...

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America’s Cup ~ Regatta director predicts exciting times

Iain-Murray-America’s Cup ~ Regatta director predicts exciting times

America’s Cup regatta director Iain Murray is impressed by the Island’s clear waters and good sailing conditions, Bermuda meet Iain Murray, the regatta director for the 35th America’s Cup to be contested for on these shores in June 2017. Mr. Murray is serving a second successive stint in the key role and has been tasked with collaborating with all of ...

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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2015 ~ Final Results

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Racing came to a conclusion today at the 28th edition of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai. The Windward Course was raced today by all classes and featured a glorious reaching start outside Falmouth Harbour to the deep water Woodstock mark followed by a spectacular downwind surf to Old Road Bluff then a long beat to Cape Shirley. The ...

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Left or to the Right? ~ Volvo Ocean Race 2015

Left or to the Right? ~ Volvo Ocean Race 2015

For now no big news on the race course, as ever it is a very tight and close upwind battle between the boats, everyone looking to just sneak out a mile gain here and there by choosing the best tacking angles and shifts. Of course, there is also a longer-term gain to consider about being on the left or right ...

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Warsash Spring Series and Spring Championship 2015

Warsash Spring Series and Spring Championship 2015

164 boats racing and over 60 races laid on over the opening weekend (18/19 April) of the Brooks Macdonald Crewsaver Spring Championship and the Warsash Spring Series. IRC1 and IRC3 saw some close racing across both days with Antix (Ker 40 Anthony O’Leary) leading IRC1 by the end of the weekend, with last year’s Championship winners, Tokoloshe II (GP42 – ...

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Martin Whitmarsh CEO of BAR – One Week In

Martin Whitmarsh CEO of BAR – One Week In

A week into his new job, the Chief Executive Officer of Ben Ainslie Racing talks about how he got here, and where he sees the company going. When the head-hunters called one of the aerospace industry’s brightest talents and told him that they had an opportunity at a small engineering and racing organisation they probably weren’t expecting a very positive ...

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Volvo Ocean Race ~ Spanish yacht shrugs off deduction to take lead

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MAPFRE bounced back from a tough week when they took the early lead on Monday in the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Itajai, Brazil, to Newport, Rhode Island. On Thursday, the Spanish team were docked two points by an independent ISAF (governing body) jury for a rules infringement after making repairs to their boat without first having ...

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