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    Published on 09-24-2021 11:25 AM
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    Aspire takes six point lead into final day in Cannes

    Aspire (POL 17, Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Przemysław Gacek, Simon Fry) moved into a six point lead on the penultimate day of the 2021 5.5 Metre French Open at the Régates Royales in Cannes, with just two races to sail, after a day of constantly changing conditions and some very close racing.

    While Momo (SUI 229, Dieter Schön, Markus Wieser, Thomas Auracher) is up the second, New Moon II (BAH 24, Mark Holowesko, Peter Vlasov, Christoph Burger) drops to third, despite winning the first race of the day. Aspire won the second race before ...
    Published on 09-22-2021 09:33 AM
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    The 60-foot trimaran Areté owned by Rick Warner succeeded in their record-breaking attempt for the Chicago-Mackinac course, completing the 289 nautical-mile distance in 12:30:07.
    This improves the previous outright time of 17:59:49 set in 2017 by Il Mostro, a Volvo 70 monohull. Areté’s ...
    Published on 09-20-2021 10:20 AM
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    You could hardly hope for a more dramatic race packed into less than two days at sea than we saw in the Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération 48-Hours classic, a contest that tested crews and produced another stellar performance at the front by Charlie Dalin and Paul Meilhat on APIVIA.

    The beauty of the 48-Hours – the centrepiece of another very successful Défi Azimut rendez-vous in Lorient for the IMOCA Class and its suppliers – is that the race directors can ...
    Published on 09-20-2021 09:32 AM
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    A semi breezy but mostly cloudy day, the ORR fleet was on the southern course which started on the
    western side of Treasure Island. The lighting and wind were better there so remained primarily below
    Alcatraz... Interesting duel between the Rogers 46's which covered each other through out the day with
    Dave MacEwen's Lucky Duck maintaining a slight ...
    Published on 09-16-2021 09:10 AM
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    14 September 2021 – Sanxenxo, Spain – The opening day of the Xacobea Six Metre European Championship 2021 in Sanxenxo, Spain featured two tricky light airs races for the thirty-one competing teams from eleven nations. Racing for the Open and Classic Divisions was run in a light and at times shifty north westerly that gave the tacticians plenty to think about, kept the trimmers busy changing gears and put the mark layers through their paces. ...
    Published on 09-16-2021 08:47 AM
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    Lovell, Southern YC Drive Into the Lead on Day 2
    NEWPORT, R.I. — It was just the sort of moment that the founders of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup envisioned more than a decade years ago when they created the event. Two identical boats crewed by amateur ...
    Published on 09-15-2021 12:25 PM
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    The Mother of all things Sled is back on the west coast, for what appears to be an extended stay!
    Bill Lee's original downhill surfing sled has entered the building after an east coast romp and is planning on
    putting her through the paces with hopes for miles of smiles in her home waters where she accelerates.

    Boat captain Brian Malone explains: "We completed the majority of east coast objectives, many of those included far ...
    Published on 09-14-2021 01:24 PM
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    French rookie Jules Delpech (ORCOM) is the breakaway leader of the fourth stage of the 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro, taking a lone, solo route more than 25 miles to the east of the main body of the fleet as they negotiate the tricky descent of the Celtic Sea after rounding the mythical Fastnet rock in the small hours of this morning. ...
    Published on 09-14-2021 12:18 PM
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    Pre-start Collision Before Offshore Leg to Helsinki Forces Team Denmark and Sweden to Retire

    For the first time in the history of the Nord Stream Race, a collision between the Danish and Swedish boats leads to a retirement, so that this afternoon only the teams from Finland, Russia and Germany were ...
    Published on 09-13-2021 03:18 PM
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    Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup enjoys a spectacular renaissance

    The wind off Porto Cervo never filled in on the final day of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Thus, following Friday s layday, the results at the end of play on Thursday stand, at this the pinnacle event of the maxi yachting calendar, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in conjunction with maxi yachting’s governing body, the International Maxi Association.

    For the third time, the stand-out performance across the maxi fleets was that of Canadian Terry ...
    Published on 09-13-2021 09:42 AM
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    September 11, 2021
    "The sailboat Hetairos, an old fiberglass full-keel, washed up on Linda Mar ...
    Published on 09-12-2021 10:40 AM
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    Corentin Horeau (Mutuelle Bleue pour l’Institut Curie) led the fleet out of Morlaix Bay this afternoon at the start of one of the longest legs in the recent history of the French annual multi stage solo offshore race, an epic 685 miles Stage 4 taking the 34 racers to the Fastnet Rock and back to the 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro’s final ...
    Published on 09-12-2021 10:03 AM
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    Spectacular conditions allowed 41 teams to complete four more races on the middle day of the J/24 US National Championship hosted by Malletts Bay Boat Club in Colchester, VT.

    With sunny skies, warm temperatures and winds between 10-14 knots, Mike Marshall extended his advantage over eight total races.
    Now discarding an eighth, Marshall retains scores ...
    Published on 09-10-2021 09:30 AM
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    Disaster for Highland Fling XI as Lyra wins her class at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

    by James Boyd / International Maxi Association

    While it was not the fierce northwesterly and flat water for which the Costa Smeralda is notorious for yacht racers, today, after three relatively light races, the wind was knocking on the door of 20 knots for the penultimate day of competition at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. This was the most breeze ...