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Gunboat war – St Maarten Heineken 2015

Gunboat war St Maarten Heineken 2015

2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – While extensive new modifications have transformed 15-year old Gunboat 62 Tribe into a modern rocket ship, her ultra-tall rotating mast and massive sails weren’t quite enough to overcome a near-perfect race from team Coco De Mer on the first day of the Heineken Regatta. The longer, heavier Coco crossed the finish line a few ...

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Sydney Harbour Regatta – Clouds part

Sydney Harbour Regatta - Clouds part

A gloomy rainy morning greeted competitors as they arrived at Middle Harbour Yacht Club this morning, but by 9.30 am, the clouds had parted, the sun was out and the rain had stopped as crews prepared their various boats for the 10th anniversary Sydney Harbour Regatta being held this weekend. A confident Denis Thompson, the Principal Race Director the annual ...

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Saturday night Cape Horn fever Barcelona World Race

Saturday night Cape Horn fever Barcelona World Race

Saturday night should see two IMOCA 60 crews of the Barcelona World Race reach Cape Horn ready enjoy the release from the Pacific and start the climb up the Atlantic. Both of the Barcelona based duos of We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton entered the Roaring 40s around January 27th as southern oceans rookies. All four, ...

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Day 4 – 88th Bacardi Cup

Day 4 - 88th Bacardi Cup

The sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank began today with the addition of the J/70, M32, Viper 640 and VX One classes, while the Stars are racing their fourth day in the 88th Bacardi Cup. Today was another great day of sailing with a few passing clouds with winds out of the SE around 15 knots. ...

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52 Super Series 2015

52 Super Series 2015

52 Super Series 2015 – Nine new TP52s getting ready to rumble For the new 52 Super Series 2015 season it could be said that challenge to be fully race ready stepped up a gear when Germany’s Harm Müller Spreer launched his new Vrolijk designed Platoon in Dubai. In Auckland, New Zealand sea trials are presently under way for for ...

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Bella Mente overall winner RORC Caribbean 600

Bella Mente overall winner RORC Caribbean 600 2015

Hap Fauth’s American JV72, Bella Mente has been declared the overall winner of the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600. Whilst several yachts are still racing, by the morning of Friday 27th February none of the remaining teams had the ability to better Bella Mente’s corrected time under IRC. It was third time lucky for Bella Mente as the Maxi 72 has ...

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Oman Sail teams set their sights high for Extreme Sailing Series

Oman Sail teams set their sights high for Extreme Sailing Series

The teams return to race against the stunning backdrop of Muscat, Oman Oman is the most successful nation in the nine-year history of the Extreme Sailing Series™ and with less than a week to go before Act 2 of the 2015 global tour in Muscat, 11 – 14 March, the spotlight is inevitably on the home teams The Wave, Muscat ...

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SB20 Tasmanian Championship

SB20 Tasmanian Championship

World champion and former Olympic sailor Glenn Bourke (Red) and his crew of Rob Jeffreys and Jake Lilley have taken out the SB20 Tasmanian Titles at the Derwent Sailing Squadron (DSS) in Hobart today. In what was described as very challenging sailing conditions, Bourke was first across the line in two of the three race series finishing the regatta ahead ...

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Record entry Gill Commodore’s Cup in St. Maarten 2015

Record entry Gill Commodore's Cup in St. Maarten

A record entry of 81 yachts entered the Gill Commodore’s Cup, the prelude to the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta. 30 knots of wind with breaking waves, provided testing conditions for the fleet. The starting area on the south side of St.Maarten provided some relief from the ocean swell but the big breeze from the east cascaded over the hill tops forming ...

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Transition Time rings in Atlantic and Pacific Barcelona World Race

Barcelona World Race: Transition Time rings in Atlantic and Pacific

After a spell last night and today during which almost all of the Barcelona World Race fleet were in light or moderate winds, in the Atlantic and the Pacific, it looks more like Transition Time is ringing for many. The exception to the calls of ‘It’s Not Normally Like This Here’ was Jorg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane on Renault Captur ...

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