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Barcelona World Race ~ Moments of truth

Barcelona World Race ~ Moments of truth

Off the North African coast, Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa must wish they quite literally had eyes in the back of their heads. Sailing just 90 miles off the busy port of Casablanca they have challenging coastal breezes to contend with, with the north-easterlies that have carried them towards Africa fading and shifting to the north, and their boat speed ...

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San Fernando Race 2015 – IRC overall decided

San Fernando Race 2015 - IRC overall decided

2015 San Fernando Race – With three boats left on the water, Ray Roberts OneSails Racing is confirmed as the IRC Overall winner of the rerouted San Fernando Race 2015 after a 330nm challenge which Roberts described as “pleasant conditions but tactically very difficult because of the challenging weather”. The TP52 was just 21 minutes away from ‘doing the double’ ...

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Day 1~ RORC Easter Challenge

Day 1~ RORC Easter Challenge

2015 RORC Easter Challenge – After forecasts earlier this week indicated the RORC Easter Challenge would kick off on ‘breezy Good Friday’, in the event the breeze shut down for two hours in the middle of what was a chilly overcast day on the Solent. Eventually the slow moving warm front shifted sufficiently for a six – eight knot southeasterly ...

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Princess Sofia Trophy~Scott extends in Palma as leader board landscape is transformed

Princess Sofia Trophy~Scott extends in Palma as leader board landscape is transformed

The saying “it’s never over until it’s over” was never truer than the final qualification day for the Finn fleet at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma. The fact that Giles Scott (GBR) managed to extend his lead with 20, 9 finishes really sums up the day it was. The landscape in the top 10 is dramatically different ...

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Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar 2015 ~ it’s never over until it’s over

Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar 2015 ~ it’s never over until it’s over

2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar – The saying “it’s never over until it’s over” was never truer than the final qualification day for the Finn fleet at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma. The fact that Giles Scott (GBR) managed to extend his lead with twenty, nine finishes really sums up the day it was. The landscape in ...

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Yacht Race start QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone

Yacht Race start QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone

The weather God’s were smiling on the start of QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race this morning. After a night of almost constant rain, the race started in bright sunshine and a good breeze. A highly competitive start saw a number of the smaller yachts lead the fleet out, of particular note was Leeway who punched well above her weight. ...

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BVI Spring Regatta 2015

BVI Spring Regatta

Tortola, British Virgin Island (April 3, 2015) – Rain squalls ripped through the Sir Francis Drake Channel at the start of racing on day one of the BVI Spring Regatta, enhancing the trade winds to over 20 knots for most of the day. A short sea state, at times rising to three metres when the fleet was racing out of ...

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Garda Optimist Meeting ~ Day 2 of the huge Regatta

Garda Optimist Meeting ~ Day 2 of the huge Regatta

Another beautiful day of sunshine and wind on Lake Garda Trentino for the 868 Optimists from 29 different nations taking part in the 33rd edition of The Garda Optimist Meeting, organised by Fraglia Vela Riva. The younger cadets, who had been recalled yesterday for the strong gusts, today found ideal conditions starting at 9 Friday morning with wind from the ...

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Volvo Ocean Race ~ A sprint to the finish

Volvo Ocean Race ~ A sprint to the finish

Volvo Ocean Race – The enthralling, absorbing leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race will come to a climax on Sunday when any one of four boats could claim victory in Itajaí after three weeks and 6,776 nautical miles (nm) full of thrills and spills. The stage has more than lived up to its long-standing reputation as the roughest and ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – Dongfeng is moving again

Volvo Ocean Race~Dongfeng breaks topmast 240nm from Cape Horn

Dongfeng Race Team is moving again. The red boat casted off from Ushuaia at 10:40 UTC Thursday and is on its way east through the Beagle Channel. The boat will be motor sailed up to Itajai. The delivery crew has got 1900 miles ahead before they get to Itajaí. Carrying 1500 litres of fuel onboard it will take between 10-12 days ...

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