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Solo Round the World Record Attempt

Francois Gabart onboard the maxi trimaran MACIF - photo © Jean-Marie Liot / ALEA / MACIF

Often thought of as a particularly difficult section of the round the world, because of the combination of fatigue resulting from the Great South and difficult weather, François Gabart has lived up to his reputation on his sail up the South Atlantic: after rounding Cape Horn on Sunday, the skipper of the MACIF trimaran sailed through a severe gale in ...

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Vic-Maui International Yacht Race 2018

Vic-Maui International Yacht Race - Incantation Finish © Vic-Maui

Advance registration is open to race and delivery crew members of boats that have entered the 2018 Vic-Maui. Ask your Vic-Maui skipper for the advance registration links. Vic-Maui Qualifying Races – Schedule for planning purposes There is a busy season ahead of qualifying races for teams preparing for the 2018 & 2020 Vic-Maui’s. Southern Straits – March 30 – April 1, 2018 ...

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Trimaran MACIF & François Gabart

Francois Gabart onboard Ultim MACIF © François Gabart / Macif

“I can’t wait to get to Cape Horn!” After four weeks at sea, François Gabart has managed to reposition himself ahead of a low-pressure system. He has picked up speed again and is attacking the last part of the South Pacific. T he skipper of the MACIF trimaran succeeded in carrying out some small repair jobs on his boat and ...

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Raja Muda 2017

Meraki, Fast Track. 2017 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta. © Guy Nowell / RMSIR

Time flies when you’re having fun, and at the Raja Muda the programme speeds up as soon as the fleet reaches Penang. After two passage races in the first three days, all of a sudden it’s rickshaw racing, inshore racing, hand out the biscuits and depart. It feels rather like ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ but actually it’s a little ...

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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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