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Dauphin Island storm-ravaged regatta ~ Feared Seven Dead

There are two confirmed fatalities after a thunderstorm struck as more than 100 sailboats joined in the Alabama boat race. Two people have died and hopes are fading for five others missing after a powerful storm capsized sailboats during a yacht race near Mobile Bay, Alabama. Rescue crews resumed their search for survivors on Sunday morning, using boats and airplanes, ...

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Phaedo 3 and Nomad IV breeze around Antigua Pearns Point Round Antigua Race

Pearns Point Round Antigua Race Phaedo 3 Sets New Race Record Royal Southern Yacht Club team win CSA Racing 2 on Andy Middleton’s Global Yacht Racing/EH01 With clear blue skies and tropical heat, the Pearns Point Round Antigua Race was a gentle introduction for close to 40 international teams, racing 52 nautical miles around Antigua. The relatively light wind of ...

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Scott seals gold as GBR claim four World Cup medals in Hyeres ~ ISAF Sailing World Cup

Giles Scott sealed ISAF Sailing World Cup victory in style with a win in the Finn medal decider to bring Britain’s tally to four medals on the final day of racing in Hyeres, France, on Sunday (26 April). Scott’s stablemate Ed Wright also took bronze in the Finn event, with silver going to Nick Thompson in the Laser, and bronze ...

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Clipper Race crew allocated to International Teams

Hundreds of amateur sailors assembled in Portsmouth Guildhall to discover which team and professional skipper they will be sailing with later this year in the world’s longest ocean race. They will be competing in the tenth edition of the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race which departs from London on August 30. Clipper Race crew, who will spend up ...

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Volvo Ocean Race ~ Horace’story- A story of determination

In Volvo Ocean Race 2.0, the first One Design version of racing, it’s difficult to decipher what is a real ‘lead’. With such matched boats and the homogenous level of ability on the boats, its very hard to gain a mile on your competitors, So if you have a 10 mile lead, is that a good lead? 10 miles can ...

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Land Rover Winter Series 2015 Race 1

Nearly 100 diehard owners and their crews ignored the unfriendly conditions in the first pointscore race of the Land Rover Winter Series sailed on Sydney Harbour today; a cold, slow water torture is the best way to describe the gusty and rainy gloomy day competitors faced. Early this morning, many competitors sat eating breakfast at the Cruising Yacht Club of ...

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Sailing World Cup: Nacra 17 ~ tough times

After posting a mediocre performance on the last day of the Sailing World Cup in Hyères during which some four races were contested, Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim dropped four places in the overall ranking, which means they haven’t qualified for the Medal Race. However, this frustration will serve only to reinforce the determination of the Groupama crew in ...

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Gosport based race organisers announce London again as start and finish point for round-the-world race

THE Hampshire organisers of a round-the-world yacht race have revealed that it will start and finish in London again this year. The 40,000-mile Clipper Race, which was founded by Hampshire sailing legend Sir Robin Knox Johnston, sees 12 teams of amateur sailors pay to join professional skippers on the ultimate sailing challenge between August 30, 2015 and July 2016. The ...

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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres ~ Two silver medals for Australia

The Australian Sailing Team won two silver medals in the Sonar and the 2.4mR on the final day of Paralympic racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyères, France on Saturday, 25 April. The Sonar competition stirred up several ups and downs throughout the week resulting in a final race showdown in the 18-boat fleet. Australian’s Sonar crew of ...

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Maersk Line ANZAC Regatta

On Day 2 of the Maersk Line ANZAC regatta the fleet was greeted with a 18-24 Knot East to North East breeze for three more races in the series. There was an on water delay of over one hour before racing finally got under way but with the outgoing tied this caused the race committee a mountain of problems combined ...

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