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New opportunities for chasing pack – Volvo Ocean Race

New opportunities for chasing pack - Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race 2014 – 15 – New opportunities for the chasing pack may open up for the next 24 hours as the fleet approaches the first of a high-pressure ridge ahead. The leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Dongfeng Race Team and Team Brunel are all showing lighter conditions of around 10 knots of wind. Crossovers and crucial sail changes ...

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Top of the Gulf day 1 – thoroughly uncooperative weather

Top of the Gulf day 1 - thoroughly uncooperative weather

The Top of the Gulf Regatta out of Ocean Marina Yacht Club at Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, has established a good reputation for itself over the last ten years. Good quality fleets, a very attractive location, hard and fast racing on flat water, and quietly efficient race management. That’s what it takes – that’s all it takes! The big boats entry ...

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America’s Cup Community Sailing Project to create a legacy for Bermuda and beyond

America’s-Cup-Community-Sailing-Project

The America’s Cup is teaming up with some of the biggest names in the marine industry to launch an ambitious Community Sailing Project, with a focus on leaving a sporting legacy in Bermuda. “This is an exciting project that builds on something we started during the last America’s Cup,” said Russell Coutts, the CEO of the America’s Cup Event Authority ...

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SB20 fleet welcomes new sponsors for 2015 Grand Slam Series

SB20 Grand Slam Series 2015

The SB20 class is looking forward to its first Grand Slam event of the 2015 season at the stunning venue of Hyeres in the South of France, from May 1-3, 2015. This is the first of four Grand Slam events for 2015, with Grand Slam regattas also scheduled at Torbole in Italy, Cowes on the Isle of Wight, and Cascais ...

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Top of the Gulf Regatta 2015 – Sailors turnout in numbers

Top of the Gulf Regatta 2015 - Sailors turnout in numbers

Top of the Gulf Regatta 2015 – Thai and Australian sailors turnout in numbers for 11th Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina. The 11th Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina is set to welcome sailors from around the world, lead by a strong Thai and Australian contingent, to compete in what has become Asia’s ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – Seaweed and more seaweed

Volvo Ocean Race - Seaweed and more seaweed

Volvo Ocean Race – Seaweed has played a big part in the last 1000nm of racing, with all teams reporting they have had to stop and back down to clear the foils. Ian Walker on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing just emailed in saying: ‘We would have had a really good last position report averaging over 20 knots until the last ...

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Classic Yachts call to enter ~ SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2015

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2015

The call has gone out for entrants to join in the newly introduced Classic Yacht Class for the ninth annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. Yachts with time on their side and built for racing in an earlier era are encouraged to join the regatta which has a relaxed and friendly style. Often these boats are found to be good ...

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Class winners now emerging ~ Antigua Sailing Week

Class winners now emerging ~ Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua, West Indies (April 30, 2015) – With just one race to go tomorrow, several class winners have now been decided at Antigua Sailing Week. Two yachts in particular have emerged as contenders for the overall prize – the Lord Nelson Trophy – one of the Caribbean’s most famous yachting prizes. Ross Applebey’s Oyster 48, Scarlet Oyster, and Jonty Layfield’s ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 ~ The world’s biggest offshore race

Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 – The world’s largest, most diverse fleet of offshore racing yachts will set sail from the Solent onh2 16th August in the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s biennial Rolex Fastnet Race. 2015 marks the 90th anniversary of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and with it a record-sized fleet with as many as 350 boats is expected to take ...

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Day 1~ Antigua Sailing Week 2015

Antigua Sailing Week may be the oldest regatta in the Caribbean but there was nothing old school about Timbalero III. Eduardo Perez’s foiling G4 Gunboat was ripping up the race course today, literally flying at close to 30 knots of boat speed. In ocean conditions off the south coast of Antigua, the crew lit her up screaming down the ocean ...

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