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Pineapple Cup – Class 40 fight to the finish

Pineapple Cup - Class 40

Since George Sakellaris’s 72-foot Shockwave finished the 811 nm Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race just past midnight on Monday (Feb. 9), the race committee in Jamaica has been resting up for the remaining ten teams to arrive. Two Class 40s are bearing down on the finish, with Oackcliff Sailing 1 just ahead of Amhas 2. February 10, 2015 Predicted ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Big waves Leg 4, Day 3

Volvo Ocean Race Big waves Leg 4, Day 3

Volvo Ocean Race: Big waves, big decisions on Leg 4, Day 3 They don’t call it life at the extreme for nothing. And the first 48 hours of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race have certainly lived up to that billing, pushing these sailors to their limits. It’s been a difficult adjustment back into offshore living for the six ...

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Barcelona World Race Goodbye Indian Ocean – Hello Pacific Ocean

Barcelona World Race Goodbye Indian Ocean - Hello Pacific Ocean

Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam lead the Barcelona World Race from the Indian Ocean into the Pacific Ocean at 2130hrs UTC Monday night. As if on cue Stamm and Le Cam were greeted by a moderating sea state, a glimpse of blue skies and even slants of occasional sunshine as they closed their Indian Ocean odyssey with a 48 ...

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Monsoon Cup Morvan Grinning And Winning In Johor Bahru

Monsoon Cup Malaysia

Pierre-Antoine Morvan’s Vannes Agglo Sailing Team are making the most of their Wild Card entry to the Monsoon Cup Malaysia, winning all three of their matches on day one of the concluding event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Reigning World Champion Taylor Canfield and US One also took three wins from three, but Morvan’s performance is the ...

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Sydney Harbour Regatta – Major sponsor announced

Sydney Harbour Regatta

Sydney Harbour Regatta – Helly Hansen is excited to announce it has signed on again as a major sponsor for the 2015 event. Held on the weekend of 7-8 March, the 2015 Sydney Harbour Regatta marks the 10th anniversary of this event. Hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club, the Sydney Harbour Regatta is one of the largest competitive keelboat regattas ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – Inside Track: Leg 4 Episode 1

Volvo Ocean Race - Inside Track: Leg 4 Episode 1

The first 36 hours after leaving Sanya: upwind, high waves and up to 30 knots. Genny Tulloch gives an update on the race, and Skipper Charles Caudrelier describes the situation on current leaders Dongfeng Race Team. Thank you Sanya! Sanya has been a great stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race. The next chapter might just be the best one yet. ...

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Good news and bad news Volvo Ocean Race

Good news and bad news Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race – We’re off and on our way to sunny Auckland. The good news is we have wind (always useful when trying to get somewhere fast on a sailing boat), the bad news is there are waves, and lots of them. The sea temperature is relatively warm, (when it hits you in the face, repetitively), and we’re all ...

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Volvo Ocean Race- Settling in to a long and very different Leg 4

Volvo Ocean Race- Settling in to a long and very different Leg 4

“Any sailor who tells you he doesn’t get seasick is lying” Check out Sam’s hilarious blog here As Ian Walker, the skipper of race favourite Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing aptly said a few starts ago “You can lose the race in the first few hours, but it doesn’t really have much to do with the actual leg result”. But still, ...

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Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series starting 15th March 2015

Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series

Warsash Sailing Club partners with Hudson Wight for Brooks MacDonald Warsash Spring Series Warsash Sailing Club, the organisers of one of the Solent’s premier racing events, the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series which annually attracts in excess of 1,000 sailors, is delighted to announce Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear as a new Race Partner for the 32nd edition of the Brooks ...

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Monsoon Cup in Malaysia Starts Tomorrow

Monsoon Cup in Malaysia Starts Tomorrow

Seven Teams looking to cause Mischief in Malaysia ohor Bahru, Malaysia (9th Feb 2015): Overall victory in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour may be beyond their grasp, but there are a few hot teams with a serious prospect of winning the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia this week. Top of this list is Phil Robertson and WAKA Racing from New ...

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