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MACIF, the 60 footer skippered by Francois Gabart

MACIF, the 60 footer skippered by Francois Gabart

MACIF, the 60 footer skippered by Francois Gabart MACIF monohull skippered by François Gabart is one of the fastest in the IMOCA class.Built in composite materials, it is designed to be both as light as possible (speed boost)and strong enough to withstand the worst that may be imposed on the high seas in raceslike the Vendée Globe, the Transat Jacques ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Error aboard Team Vestas Wind

November 01, 2014. Leg 1 onboard Team Vestas Wind.Wouter Verbraak studies the weather models. Day 21 at Sea. - Brian Carlin - Team Vestas Wind

Volvo Ocean Race: Navigator comments on error aboard Team Vestas Wind Team Vestas Wind’s navigator Wouter Verbraak appears to have ‘fessed up to the error which put the Volvo Ocean Racer on a collision course with Cargados Carajos Shoals, some 200 miles north-east of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean Writing on his Facebook page, in an entry since removed, Verbraak ...

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Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

Phuket King’s Cup Regatta:used classes & chapter in close Quarters Competition used classes & chapter in close Quarters Competition In 2014, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta has implemented widespread changes to its class structures, all based on a burning desire by Race Management to offer close-hauled parry between similarly competitive craft. By the end of Race Day One, a glance ...

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Christmas Caribbean Rally

Christmas Caribbean Rally

Christmas Caribbean Rally 14th December 2014 : Jingle bells and downwind tales As you sit down to your Christmas turkey this year, one fleet of yachts will be hoping Santa got the temporary change of address email, as they head for sunnier climes on a 3000nm adventure across the Atlantic. The 2014 Christmas Caribbean Rally starts on December 14th, from ...

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Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014

Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014

Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 – Une édition record Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 – La dixième Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe s’est achevée le 3 décembre au matin avec l’arrivée à Pointe-à-Pitre du dernier concurrent de la Class40, Vincent Lantin (Vanetys – Le Slip Français) après 30 jours de mer. Mais cette édition a surtout été marquée par l’inflation de ...

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National Pies Launceston to Hobart

National Pies Launceston to Hobart

National Pies Launceston to Hobart – Ocean racing in the lap of luxury National Pies Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race 2014 – The previous time champion one-design class yachtsman and ocean racing veteran Greg ‘Enzo’ Prescott contested the National Pies Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race. He was in a yacht designed more for harbour racing than battling the ocean. Skippering ...

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Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2014

Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2014

Victories down to seconds on first day’s racing at Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2014 Opening day showcases close racing in Phuket, the glittering international sailing destination   Asia’s legendary yacht race under Royal Patronage, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, set sail on the opening day with a grand fleet of 93 keelboats and catamarans from 16 countries, jousting in close-quarters ...

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Baltic 4 Nations 2015

Baltic 4 Nations

Baltic 4 Nations 25th July – 8th August 2015 ombine a traditional sailing rally with a flotilla holiday, all in the comfort of your own boat. A 370 mile, two week cruise, visiting some of the most beautiful locations in the southern Baltic. Hanseatic cities, quiet fishing harbours, bustling cities, and great beaches, with opportunities to sample local culture and ...

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America’s Cup 35th superyacht turnout

35th America's Cup

America’s Cup 35th holds potential for bigger superyacht turnout Organisers of the 35th America’s Cup have announced today that Bermuda has won the bid to host the 2017 event over San Diego. All the speculation and rumours surrounding the venue choice were confirmed as commercial commissioner Harvey Schiller announced the decision in a press conference in New York. Stating the criteria ...

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Team Vestas Volvo Ocean Race

Team Vestas Volvo Ocean Race

Team Vestas Volvo Ocean Race – Nine sailors were forced to abandon their vessel and wade to safety through shark-infested waters after they hit a reef during a round-the-world race. Danish entry Team Vestas Wind was running in fourth place in the Volvo Ocean Race when they ran aground close to the tiny archipelago of St Brandon, 270 miles north-east ...

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