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    Published on 05-21-2019 11:31 AM
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    Azzurra Make Dream Start to 2019 in Menorca
    (Tuesday 21st May, Mahón) – Menorca has been good to Azzurra when the 52 SUPER SERIES has visited in the past. In 2016 they turned a corner at the Menorca event to convert a bad season to a clear win the last event of the season in Cascais. And in 2017 the Italian-Argentine team clinched the season-long series title, partying long into the night in Mahón.

    Today the Roemmers’ family team made a very strong start ...
    Published on 05-21-2019 10:11 AM
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    The first and oldest single-handed transatlantic race, The Transat, will carve out a new path in 2020.

    The first and oldest single-handed transatlantic race, The Transat, will carve out a new path in 2020, with the announcement that the city of Brest in northern Brittany will ...
    Published on 05-21-2019 09:01 AM
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    Published on 05-20-2019 04:00 PM
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    The Crew of Monsoon Irene enjoy a cold one after a a cool, moist day in May on the Bay.

    A very unusual deluge, mor March like brought 20 knots plus and over an inch of rain to the Central Bay on Saturday
    but the hard core were ...
    Published on 05-20-2019 11:33 AM
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    What we have learnt
    from the Bermudes 1000 Race

    There is still one competitor still at sea in the second edition of the Bermudes 1000 Race, the Belgian skipper, Denis Van Weynbergh, who is expected to finish on Thursday afternoon in Brest. The race was won on Friday by Sébastien Simon (in 7 days, 17 hours and 34 minutes) ahead of Yannick Bestaven and Giancarlo Pedote. This 2000-mile race which is on the IMOCA Globe Series calendar with a weighting of two, was very instructive for the 17 solo sailors competing, none of whom were forced to retire. We look back at the ...
    Published on 05-20-2019 09:10 AM
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    Alex Thomson Racing Prepares to Launch New HUGO BOSS Boat,

    Confirms October Debut in Transat Jacques Vabre

    British sailing team set to launch new multi-million-pound race boat this summer
    The HUGO BOSS boat will debut in classic double-handed Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) race from France to Brazil in October
    Seven-time Volvo Ocean Race sailor, Neal McDonald, announced as Thomson’s ...
    Published on 05-19-2019 12:42 PM
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    Rolex Capri Sailing Week concluded in ultra-close fashion in the racer division today. Alex Schaerer’s modified Maxi72 Caol Ila R knocked Sir Peter Odgen’s dominant Jethou off the top spot on the overall podium after she secured a second place in today’s race as Jethou came home fourth.

    This was so close that initially the Caol Ila R crew felt they had lost. As Schaerer explained: “It was tough because we needed one boat between us and Jethou in order to win. We were hopeful we could get Vesper [Jim Swartz’s winner today under IRC] between us but that didn’t ...
    Published on 05-18-2019 10:55 AM
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    18th May 2019

    AC75 FOIL ARM TESTING SUCCESSFULLY CARRIED OUT AT PERSICO MARINE





    The second round of structural testing of the one design AC75 foil arms has successfully been conducted at Persico Marine in Italy this week.

    Comprehensive tests were undertaken over the course of three days, with more than 100 different load cycles applied to the foil arm ...
    Published on 05-17-2019 01:47 PM
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    An on-the-water dispute over etiquette between a surfer and paddle boarder has concluded with one man sentenced to five years in prison as the other continues to deal with brain damage suffered in the incident last June in San Diego. ...
    Published on 05-17-2019 08:53 AM
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    Sébastien Simon winner of Bermuda 1000 Race Douarnenez - Brest
    This Friday, May 17 at 10:34 Sébastien Simon (ARKEA PAPREC) crossed the finish line of the second edition of the Bermuda 1000 Race Douarnenez ...
    Published on 05-16-2019 02:22 PM
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    For day two of inshore racing for the maxi boats at Rolex Capri Sailing Week it was extremely hard to decide one’s wardrobe; both sails and clothes. The day started with an unfamiliar chilly 20 knot offshore northeasterly that kicked up a lumpy sea just off Capri’s Marina Grande. Then the wind shut down completely. It then re-established, the day finishing with the sun out, the overdue summer finally reaching Capri.

    The conditions ...
    Published on 05-16-2019 02:04 PM
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    A sailing vessel traveling to Bermuda found an abandoned 55ft sailing yacht and started towing it to the island.

    A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Thursday 25th April, 2:14 pm – Bermuda Radio received at satellite telephone call from the 118ft sailing vessel Knickerbocker, which is inbound to Bermuda, advising that they have found an abandoned 55ft sailing yacht, and have taken it in tow.

    “The yacht does not have a name displayed, ...
    Published on 05-16-2019 01:57 PM
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    After driving at great speed for 24 hours, propelled by a steady northwesterly flow, the leading boats of the Bermuda 1000 Race Douarnenez-Brest have, as expected, seen their speed of progression drop in all early in the afternoon. And for good reason, the leaders of the fleet are currently negotiating a transition phase. At the end of the day, a soft and unwilling wind that forces them to make small adjustments on the road but also causes some uncertainty. It is difficult, therefore, to know exactly how long each one will be slowed down. For now, the ...
    Published on 05-16-2019 10:20 AM
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    The Ledger reports on the legal actions
    following the disappearance of Isabella Hellman two years earlier


    PALM BEACH GARDENS — A judge has made official what most presumed almost from the minute Isabella Hellmann was reported overboard at sea two years ago: He has declared her dead.
    The action turns over the suburban Delray Beach real estate broker’s modest estate to someone who isn’t yet old enough to appreciate it: her toddler daughter. And for her husband to go to prison in connection with her death.
    ...
    Published on 05-15-2019 04:23 PM
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    Three days since the Regata dei Tre Golfi finished, Rolex Capri Sailing Week resumed on the Gulf of Naples today with two inshore races for the Maxi fleet.

    Sadly instead of Capri’s usual ‘beginning of summer’ conditions, the sky was overcast and competitors spent the morning scrabbling for thermals to brave the unseasonal cold temperatures. The race area was set up north of Capri’s Marina Grande ...
    Published on 05-15-2019 11:30 AM
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    One race, two diets



    The competitors of Bermuda 1000 Breed Douarnenez - Brest are not all housed in the same sign, this Wednesday. The leading boats, still led by Sébastien Simon (Arkéa - Paprec) prance over 15 knots average, propelled by a flow of north-west blowing between 12 and 14 knots, while latecomers, and in particular those who have not yet crossed the Azores waypoint, battle in very small airs (between 2 and 5 knots) of southern sector. The fleet that is currently spreading 380 miles has not finished stretching. No matter, on every level of the fleet, the fight is raging!

    This Wednesday, the vast majority of the fleet has now overflowed ...
    Published on 05-15-2019 10:44 AM
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    Francis Joyon and IDEC SPORT back in the water for the ROUND BELLE-ILE rac

    Since Francis Joyon’s win in the last Route du Rhum, the IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran has been in the yard for her winter refit and repairs following what was a very tough Route du Rhum.
    Since that race, Francis has announced he will ...
    Published on 05-14-2019 01:23 PM
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    Bermudes 1000 Race: Sébastien Simon in the lead at the Azores waypoint. Romain Attanasio’s analysis

    At 1245hrs UTC on Tuesday 14th May, Sébastien Simon was the first to round the Azores waypoint, the second major course mark in the Bermudes 1000 Race. The skipper of ARKEA PAPREC is now on the final leg of the course on his way to Brest. There ...
    Published on 05-14-2019 10:15 AM
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    The two halves of the 49erFX qualification series took place today in a 15-18 knots easterly in Portland Harbour, delivering spectacularly fast conditions for the women’s skiff fleet. While Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey have upped their game significantly in lighter conditions, the British duo were back in their favourite breeze – strong and gusty. Scores of 1,1,2 lift them to top of the leaderboard, tied on points with second-placed Brazilians, Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze.


    A container ship near the Portland shore on the right-hand side ...
    Published on 05-13-2019 10:35 PM
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    AMBITIOUS, AWESOME, IMPRESSIVE: LAUNCH OF THE ULTIM ACTUAL LEADER

    After 6 months of work, or 13,590 hours of work, carried out by 15 people representing a dozen different jobs,
    the new Ultim Actual Leader was launched on Monday, in Lorient. 200 partners and collaborators of the temporary
    working group made the trip: impressed, moved ...



    all images ©Th.Martinez/Sea&Co







    On Wednesday, Yves le Blevec and his team will head for Trinité-sur-mer, the home port of the giant trimaran,
    with the first sporting goal of the Tour de Belle Ile, next weekend!

    No less than 200 people, employees and partners of Actual ...

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