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2015 International 14- The Easter Tray – Overall report

2015 International 14- The Easter Tray - Overall report

The 2015 International 14 season kicked off last weekend with the traditional Easter Tray at Itchenor. Almost all the usual suspects were in attendance, although the absence of World Champions Glen Truswell and Sam Pascoe left the way clear for a new winner. On the morning of Good Friday, the Itchenor staging was buzzing with pre-race excitement (and dremels/cordless drills). ...

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Volvo Ocean Race ~ Three time winner reflects on Alvimedica’s progress

Volvo Ocean Race ~ Three time winner reflects on Alvimedica’s progress

Six-time Volvo Ocean Race veteran and three-time winner Stu Bannatyne joined the Team Alvimedica crew for leg five where six of the eight race crew were taking on the infamous Southern Ocean and Cape Horn for the first time. Three times Volvo Ocean Race winner, Stu Bannatyne (NZL) Stu reflects on the team’s performance and how the team has evolved ...

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America’s Cup guru slams ‘disgraceful’ changes

America's Cup guru slams 'disgraceful' changes

Bob Fisher, regarded as an encyclopedia of the America’s Cup, has labeled recent changes to the historic regatta a “disgrace” and accused organisers of having “abused” the event. The America’s Cup Events Authority, headed by New Zealand’s Sir Russell Coutts, recently oversaw a vote by challengers that saw the size of boats reduced and a qualification regatta taken away from ...

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Time for Celebration ~ Barcelona World Race

Time for Celebration ~ Barcelona World Race

Barcelona World Race – Last night was a time for celebration for Bruno and Willy Garcia, who finished the Barcelona World Race in fifth place, and for the fellow competitors who greeted them. But after greeting their loved ones, there was also some time to reflect on their achievements at a busy, lively press conference. Bruno was particularly keen to ...

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MC38 Australian Championship

MC38 Australian Championship

MC38 Australian Championship – Vitamin kingpin Marcus Blackmore is used to winning in business and yacht racing. Nine months as the owner of his latest yacht called Hooligan, a polished black MC38, and he’s in control of the class’ Australian Championship on Pittwater. Hooligan leads with four points and the next three, John Bacon’s Dark Star, Chris Hancock’s Vino and ...

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Cruising at the Bluewater Open Boat Weekend May 16 to May 17

Cruising-at-the-Bluewater-Open-Boat-Weekend-May-16-to-May-17

Bluewater Open Boat Weekend: 16th and 17th May 2015, Lymington UK ~ More than just a boat show, more than a seminar, and more than simply a cruiser rendezvous; the Bluewater Open Boat Weekend is a truly unique combination of all three and more still. Designed to make visitors think about all aspects of living the bluewater dream, the Bluewater ...

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America’s Cup ~ Portsmouth move to No 1

America’s Cup ~ Portsmouth move to No 1

It’s official – The Portsmouth AC45 event will be the first America’s Cup World Series regatta with racing on July 25-26. With the withdraw of Luna Rossa, the Italian challenger, following the row over the change of the size of the boat to be used in the actual America’s Cup in Bermuda. It was assumed that their event in Cagliari, ...

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470 Spring Cup Marseille

A number of potential Olympic competitors on their way to the ISAF World Cup in Hyères have stopped over in Marseille for the 470 Coupe de Printemps (Spring Cup). Included are the top Australian and New Zealand crews, who dominate the 470 including: Matthew Belcher and Will Ryan AUS, Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie NZL , Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel ...

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Baldwin Cup begins Friday April 10–12th, 2015

Baldwin Cup begins Friday April 10–12th, 2015

Regatta features 11 talented yacht clubs from U.S. to compete in 150 races in Harbor 20s. Newport Harbor Yacht Club Team Thunder will be defending its title in the eighth annual Baldwin Cup Team Race presented by JPMorgan Chase Friday through Sunday on Newport Harbor. The event, hosted by Newport Harbor Yacht Club, features 11 of the most respected yacht ...

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Barcelona World Race ~ We Are Water crosses the finish line

Barcelona World Race ~ We Are Water crosses the finish line

Theirs was one of the most epic battles of the Barcelona World Race, exchanging places with One Planet One Ocean and Pharmaton throughout almost the entire 23,000-mile course. As We Are Water entered the Mediterranean three days ago they were fewer than 60 miles behind their long-term rivals, closing to just 44 miles as strong headwinds tested both teams. But ...

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