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MACIF ~ Solo Round the World

Solo Round the World - MACIF © Jean-Marie Liot / ALeA / Macif

After a little over 17 days at sea, François Gabart is still in the lead by about 1 and a half days in relation to the Thomas Coville’s time, the current holder of the single-handed round the world record. The MACIF skipper hopes to pick up speed again this Tuesday evening, after being forced to sail south to reposition himself ...

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Vulcan by B&G

B&G introduces easy to use, radar enabled Vulcan 12 and Vulcan 7 sailing chartplotters Marine Advertising Agency

B&G introduces radar enabled Vulcan sailing chartplotters B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is pleased to announce the launch of the new Vulcan family of sailing chartplotters. The updated and extended series now offers a fully refreshed 7”, a 9” and an all?new, large?format 12”; all with Broadband Radar™ compatibility. B&G’s latest offering with the new Vulcan range ...

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PWA Slalom World Tour 2017

PWA Slalom World Tour 2017 PWA World Tour http://www.pwaworldtour.com

After a one year absence the PWA Slalom World Tour returns to the beautiful island of New Caledonia for the season finale where the Men’s and Women’s world titles will be decided between the 21st-26th November. After a long and hard fought season it all comes down to the next six days and with a promising looking forecast there should ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

Simon Koster – Mini-Transat La Boulangère © Christophe Breschi

Swiss sailor Simon Koster has just achieved one of the best recent performances of Swiss offshore sailing, finishing third of the Mini Transat La Boulangère (Atlantic crossing between La Rochelle and Le Marin (Martinique), in two legs. Sixth of leg one, between La Rochelle and Las Palmas, the skipper of Eight Cube met conditions that were more favorable to his ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Day 7, Leg 2, Lisbon to Cape Town, on board AkzoNobel. Chris Nicolson at his early morning post – Volvo Ocean Race © James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race

With the fleet approaching the latitudes of the Doldrums, speeds are expected to drop and indeed the leading boat, Dongfeng, was down to 12 knots of speed on the 13:00 UTC position report. Boats just 10 miles further back were making closer to 20 knots. So a compression in the fleet is expected. But it may not be as severe ...

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Maserati Multi70 World Record

Maserati Multi 70 © Guilain Grenier / www.martin-raget.com

Maserati Multi70 and Giovanni Soldini World Record A new record to beat for Maserati Multi70 and Giovanni Soldini: After claiming the record for the “Gold Route” from New York to San Francisco and the “Tea Clipper Trade Route” between San Francisco and Shanghai, the latest record attempt follows the route of the 19th Century Clipper Ships that transported their cargoes of ...

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Finnish J/70 Sailing League Series 2017

Finnish J/70 Sailing League 2017 © Pepe Korteniem

The Finnish J/70 Sailing League completed their final event in Lauttasaari, just off the mouth of Helsinki harbor. Going into the finale, the top team was Åländska Segelsällskapet’s first team; they had a solid five-point lead over Mariehamns Seglarförening (MSF), who in turn was just one point ahead of Helsinki’s Brändö Seglarea. However, because of the racing has been so ...

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Dutch J/70 National Sailing League

Eredivisie Zeilen 2017 © Jasper van Staveren

The Dutch J/70 National Sailing League – “Eredivisie Zeilen” – had yet another successful year with record participation and an amazing increase in the level of competition. The leaders of the “EZ” league, Alex Hoeve and Marco de Klerk, had this to say at the finale in Monnickendam; ‘Throughout the season, we have been able to get high quality sailing ...

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Starting Transat Jacques Vabre

Team Arkema Lalou Multi - Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 © Vincent Olivaud

This Sunday at 1.35 pm, Lalou Roucayrol and Alex Pella set off on the Transat Jacques Vabre race from Le Havre in sporty conditions immediately in the swing of this transatlantic race heading for Salvador de Bahia in Brazil. Overnight Monday, the Arkema pair will have to negotiate an active front. This heralds a few tricky hours, but that will ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Lisbon stopover, practice race – Volvo Ocean Race © Jesus Renedo / Volvo Ocean Race

Seven teams will take the start of the Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race on Friday afternoon at 14:00 local time (UTC). This is the second in the Volvo Ocean Race In Port Race Series. In Alicante, MAPFRE beat Dongfeng Race Team with Vestas 11th Hour Racing completing the podium. The forecast is for moderate 10 to 15 knot southwesterly winds. For ...

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