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    Published on 01-20-2020 11:59 AM
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    It was a challenging day for sailors and race management alike with multiple storm fronts passing through Melbourne on the penultimate day of Sail Melbourne International making for another wild and fun day for the majority of the classes. Despite the weather challenges several of the fleets managed to get all races in, while some were cancelled for the day due to high winds and sea stage. Amongst those abandoned were the para-sailing classes 2.4mR and Liberty, as well as the Laser 4.7 which were cancelled for the day before going out. The International 505 class did venture out, but with winds increasing, racing had to be abandoned and subsequently cancelled for the day.

    Tuesday will be the final day of Sail Melbourne International ...
    Published on 01-20-2020 10:51 AM
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    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini cross the finish line of the Cape2Rio 2020

    The Italian Team finishes the race with an elapsed time of 8 days, 3 hours, 9 minutes and 34 seconds

    Giovanni Soldini: «It was a great and very hard fought race to the end»



    At 12.39 34” local time on Sunday, January 19th (15.39 34” UTC, 16.39 34” Italian time), Maserati Multi 70 crossed the finish ...
    Published on 01-19-2020 11:10 AM
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    FLASH NEWS - January 19th, 2020

    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini cross the finish line of the Cape2Rio 2020

    The Italian Team concludes the race with an elapsed time of 8 days, 3 hours, ...
    Published on 01-18-2020 12:06 PM
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    Port Phillip delivered another cracking day for the second day of racing at the 2020 edition of Sail Melbourne International. Following a very windy day one, Saturday started out with light conditions before the wind picked up again making for a fitness as well as skill focussed day. On Friday, only one race had been possible in most fleets and Saturday’s aim was to get the maximum number of races in. With three and more races on the schedule, leader boards started to take shape.

    Laser Fleets

    The Laser, sailing out of Sandringham ...
    Published on 01-18-2020 11:30 AM
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    The all-consuming battle between Love Water and Maserati looks set to deliver its grand finale in the next 24 hours. It’s not over yet… and there are likely to be a few twists and turns yet, with notorious wind holes and tides on the final approach to Rio.

    It’s hard to pick a line honours winner, and it’s going to be a real scrap to the end, with neither boat giving a inch in their unwavering efforts to claim the race line honours record, which is looking to get about 2 days leaner!


    At 16 UTC, #LoveWater is still in the lead, 326 miles away from the finish line, but #MaseratiMulti70 is gaining ground and the distance from our competitor is decreasing, going down to 30
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    Published on 01-18-2020 11:09 AM
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    Francis Joyon set sail this morning on the Tea Route





    The IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran is back racing. Francis Joyon left Hong Kong this morning at 08:00:47 hrs UTC and is on his way to London in the framework of another record attempt: the Tea Route, for which the reference time has been ...
    Published on 01-17-2020 05:27 PM
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    With wind limits on the edge, conditions on day one of Sail Melbourne International 2020 provided many competitors with a wild, windy and
    challenging day on Port Phillip Bay. Racing started out in around 20-22 knots but with wind gusting into the high twenties as the afternoon progressed, racing was cut short after several classes reached their wind limits. All ...
    Published on 01-17-2020 11:00 AM
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    TRACKER


    Cape2Rio2020 | Day 12 Report
    By Richard Crockett

    Was it a surprise to see the big dogs dive south so dramatically? Probably not as one has to really keep one eye on the tracker and another on the weather. Those who toggle the wind on in YB Tracker will see that ‘Maserati’ and ‘Love Water’ are diving south into some big wind which they hope will slingshot them into Rio at record pace.

    The fact that the two big dogs are shadowing each other, with ‘Love Water’ just some 18nm directly astern of ‘Maserati’, shows that they have both seen the same wind pattern and both want to take advantage of it. Neither are doing massive boat speeds either, around 15 knots, and not the 25-plus that they are very capable ...
    Published on 01-16-2020 12:04 PM
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    The STORM

    "Update from Leah: These pictures were sent to me today by some amazing people in Port Stanley. Bert is in full weather gear and battling the storm. He is tired from lack of sleep, hungry from the inability to get below deck for nourishment and cold, so very cold. When it settles
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    Published on 01-16-2020 11:28 AM
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    TRACKER



    Cape2Rio2020 | Day 11 Report
    By Richard Crockett

    Something the landlubbers following this race may not know about ocean racing is that outside assistance is simply not permitted and at its worst can be punishable by disqualification, or with a time penalty at the finish. So the crews out there are self-sufficient – or better yet, have to be self-sufficient in absolutely every respect from victuals to water and even navigation.

    If one receives water from a passing vessel, penalties can apply, and should one receive weather and navigation information from a source that is not available publicly, the consequences can be dire.

    So life on board ...
    Published on 01-16-2020 11:05 AM
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    Preparations step up another level for the first America's Cup World Series (ACWS) event in Cagliari from April 23 to April 26, 2020.

    The start of the new year has brought the start of INEOS TEAM UK's winter training camp in Cagliari, Sardinia as preparations stepped ...
    Published on 01-16-2020 10:38 AM
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    The wait is over
    Denmark SailGP team is proud to announce the sailing team line up for season 2 of SailGP
    Helm - Nicolai Sehested 🇩🇰
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    Published on 01-16-2020 10:28 AM
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    MIAMI, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2020) – US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program hasn’t been a stranger to the success of young sailors since the organization first began creating a clear path from youth sailing to the Olympic Games. Thanks to support from the AmericaOne Foundation, US Sailing founded the first formalized Olympic sailing development initiative, called Project Pipeline, in 2015.

    Five years later, the efforts of US Sailing’s Olympic Development ...
    Published on 01-16-2020 10:03 AM
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    Francis Joyon to tackle the Tea Route record between Hong Kong and London

    Francis Joyon will begin the final Act of the IDEC SPORT ASIAN TOUR at around 0900hrs UTC on ...