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Figaro and Classic focus on day four RORC Caribbean 600

Figaro and Classic focus on day four RORC Caribbean 600

Four Figaro II teams, all from the Guadeloupe Grand Large sailing academy, are racing in this year’s RORC Caribbean 600. 18 sailors from the offshore racing academy are racing on four identical yachts and have high aspirations for the future; the Solitaire du Figaro, Route du Rhum or the Everest of offshore solo-sailing, the Vendée Globe. At 1200 local time ...

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Barcelona World Race Pedestrian Pacific, Atlantic highway to home

Barcelona World Race Pedestrian Pacific, Atlantic highway to home

If, in the end, the Pacific gave up race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat without too much of a fight and since Wednesday morning the Atlantic, in turn, has opened its fastest toll-free lane north east to Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, the Pacific seems rather more keen to hold on to second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – Closing on Auckland

Volvo Ocean Race - Closing on Auckland

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Ian Walker’s crew on Azzam is almost leveled with the northern tip of New Zealand, and has managed to keep a small amount of separation from the Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE, all separated by 3-5 nautical miles north to south and within 10nm east to west. Now its time for the reverse Coastal race ...

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One Design Trophy regatta Farr 40

One Design Trophy regatta Farr 40

One Design Trophy regatta, stage two of the Australian Farr 40 2014/15 season, is set to play out this weekend on Sydney Harbour, Saturday February 28 to Sunday March 1. In lieu of the cancelled Tasmanian state title, a One Design Trophy regatta has been organised sailing out of Middle Harbour Yacht Club, home of the full line up of ...

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Dongfeng Race Team skipper’s 41st birthday today

Dongfeng Race Team skipper's 41st birthday today

Volvo Ocean Race – Today is 26th February. Today is Charles Caudrelier’s 41st birthday. Today marks Charles’ one-year anniversary as Skipper for Dongfeng Race Team. Today we’d like to let you into the world of a man that everybody yet at the same time, nobody knows. We don’t pretend to understand him but we hope that by reading this you ...

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Two different worlds separated by Cape Horn – Barcelona World Race

Two different worlds separated by Cape Horn - Barcelona World Race

With Cheminées Poujoulat making good progress up the Atlantic, making close to 18kts, 120 miles SW of the Falklands, Cape Horn marks the frontier between the two different worlds inhabited by skippers on the Barcelona World Race. All but two pairs, the bookends of the fleet, are still awaiting their release from the Big South, the relentless grey, chilly, damp ...

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Rambler 88 Monohull Line Honors for the RORC Caribbean 600

Rambler 88 Monohull Line Honors for the RORC Caribbean 600

George David’s Juan K designed Rambler 88 was the second boat to finish, at 06:35:12 AST on February 25, 2015, taking Monohull Line Honors for the RORC Caribbean 600. Rambler 88 was approximately four hours short of the monohull race record, set by George David’s Rambler 100 in 2011. As with every competing yacht in the RORC Caribbean 600, Rambler ...

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No Sleep Until Auckland – Volvo Ocean Race

No Sleep Until Auckland - Volvo Ocean Race

Victory in the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race was so close that Dongfeng Race Team skipper Charles Caudrelier (FRA) could almost taste it on Thursday, but with just over 500 nautical miles (nm) to go, he was taking nothing for granted. The fleet is expected to arrive at their destination, Auckland, on New Zealand’s North Island, on Saturday ...

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America’s Cup – Barker offered non-sailing

America's Cup - Barker offered non-sailing

America’s Cup – Barker offered non-sailing role by Emirates team NZ Emirates Team New Zealand has announced a team restructuring ahead on next week’s expected announcement that the Qualifier for the 2017 America’s Cup will be held in Auckland. The statement issued by the team early this afternoon, indicates the team has secured substantial funding and sponsorship for its 2017 ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – Morning Report Thursday 26 Feb

Volvo Ocean Race - Morning Report Thursday 26 Feb

The overall picture hasn’t changed much overnight. Dongfeng has pulled another mile from Abu Dhabi, and MAPFRE looks like they have been making some good gains on the two leading boats. As can be seen from the reduced overall spread of the fleet the approach to New Zealand will compress the fleet as they hit the lighter wind pressure system, ...

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