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Etchells Australian Championship

The pin boat taking on the rolling swell waiting for the fleet to reach the gates - Etchells Australian Championship © Stephen Collopy / RPAYC

On board the Oatley family’s supermaxi Wild Oats XI they are crewmates. At the Etchells 2017 Australian Championship skippers Graeme Taylor and Iain Murray are deadlocked on opposing boats at 16 points apiece with Taylor leading the series on a ...

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Vendée Globe Alex Thomson in second place

Alex Thomson - Vendée Globe © Cleo Barnham Hugo Boss

With this year’s edition of The Vendée Globe approaching its final days, British sailor Alex Thomson is in second place, 227 nautical miles behind French rival Armel Le Cléac’h. With 91% of the race complete, Thomson is heading towards the ...

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Francis Joyon sets a new record at Cape Horn ~ Jules Verne Trophy

IDEC Sport maxi-trimaran - Jules Verne Trophy © IDEC Sport

IDEC Sport more than four days and six hours ahead of the record at the Horn. The IDEC Sport maxi-trimaran skippered by Francis Joyon crossed the longitude of Cape Horn, the last of the three major capes in the Jules ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

The first team to announce for the Volvo Ocean race - Team AkzoNobel - led by Simeon Tienpont (NED) Volvo Ocean Race © http://www.volvooceanrace.com

The deck for the only new entry in the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race has completed construction at Multiplast – Groupe Carboman in Vannes, France. In this video the deck is rolled out of the building facility and is loaded onto ...

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15th Royal Langkawi International Regatta

Royal Langkawi International Regatta © Andy Leong Photography Studio

The Royal Langkawi International Regatta started with three knots of wind at 10 am and quickly picked up further to make the sailing conditions much better than on day one. Two races were completed in Kuah Harbour today, the third ...

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Vendée Globe ~ Day 67

Day 67 – French sailor Eric Bellion – Vendée Globe Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendée Globe © http://www.vendeeglobe.org

French sailor Eric Bellion today became the ninth Vendée Globe skipper – and the first rookie – to round Cape Horn. Bellion, 41, first passed the legendary landmark on the southern tip of the South American continent in 2005. Then, ...

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Top of the Gulf Regatta 2017

Platus racing for the Coronation Cup, Top of the Gulf Regatta, Pattaya © Guy Nowell/Top of the Gulf

The 13th edition of the Top of the Gulf Regatta, presented by Ocean Marina, Jomtien Beach, Thailand, is open for entries. The event will run 4-8 May. TOG regularly attracts more than 250 boats, with classes for Optimists, 420, Lasers ...

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Jules Verne Trophy

Jules Verne Trophy – Straight on and out of the Southern Ocean? Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / IDEC © http://www.trimaran-idec.com/

IDEC SPORT is continuing to extend her lead and clock up the miles in the Pacific. Her crew managed to overcome the hurdles, thanks to a carefully chosen route and some impressive acceleration. Approaching Cape Horn, 750 miles ahead of ...

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Vendee Globe – video day after day

The race so far - race stats - Alex Thomson Racing aboard Hugo Boss © Alex Thomson Racing

Vendee Globe sailor, Alex Thomson (GBR) is currently lying in second place in the singlehanded race around the World. Trailing Armel Le Cleac’h (FRA) currently leads by 91nm with 2600nm left to sail. Here are three videos where Alex describes ...

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Jules Verne Trophy

Jules Verne Trophy - IDEC Sport maxi-trimaran © IDEC Sport

IDEC Sport will be rounding Cape Horn in a few days from now, so it might seem odd that they are heading so far south. Aboard the red and grey maxi-trimaran, all lights are green for the crew, which is ...

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