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    Published on 02-16-2020 02:28 PM
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    300 MILES AHEAD AT THE AZORES…

    This morning (Sunday), Francis Joyon and the crew of IDEC SPORT reached the Portuguese islands of the Azores. They are passing through the middle of ...
    Published on 02-14-2020 11:12 AM
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    Plan for the final day of 2020 World Championship racing
    With no racing on Friday February 14 due to summer storms that wreaked havoc with the breeze, Saturday’s final day of the 49er, 49er and Nacra 17 2020 World Championship ...
    Published on 02-14-2020 10:38 AM
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    The fourth day of racing at the ILCA Laser Standard Men’s World Championship was abandoned today, owing to a series of thunderstorms that swept across Port Phillip Bay.
    Scheduled to be ...
    Published on 02-14-2020 10:31 AM
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    Maserati Multi 70 forced to retire from the first race, they will set sail for the second race tomorrow

    Maserati Multi 70's Team had to retire ...
    Published on 02-14-2020 10:06 AM
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    A tense weekend ahead

    The huge Atlantic Ocean is offering a series of weather difficulties to the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran. It is clear in the Northern Hemisphere, the air masses are battling it out violently and the sailing conditions are varying ...
    Published on 02-13-2020 09:54 AM
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    Spanish Redemption

    Second by two points in the 49erFX is Spain’s Tamara Echegoyen, the 2016 World Champion with a different crew, and Paula Barcelo. The duo sailed through injury at the 2019 worlds and suffered, only managing a silver fleet finish. With the pressure of the Spanish trials on, these champions are in contention for the lead and are looking to give the Spanish selectors a hard choice.

    “It’s important [being a world championship] but we have to think more than this,” ...
    Published on 02-12-2020 10:21 AM
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    Reigning 49er world champions and Rio 2016 Gold medallists, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL), bagged enough low scores in the qualification round to lead at the midway point of the 2020 49er World Championship in Geelong, Australia.

    The top 25 49er teams go through to gold fleet to fight in the coming three days for the world title, and Burling/Tuke are primed to defend their crown, which would make it six for the canny Kiwis.

    “It’s good to get through the qualifying series with ...
    Published on 02-12-2020 09:34 AM
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    “With the South Atlantic like that, we would never have smashed the Jules Verne Trophy record.” That was how Francis Joyon described the situation, still somewhat taken back by the vagaries of the South Atlantic ...
    Published on 02-11-2020 04:26 PM
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    Day One Report – Alexander and Stipanovic Lead Laser Worlds
    FEBRUARY 11, 2020LASERCLASSFEATURE ITEM
    (Sandringham, Australia) There is an Australian on top of the ILCA Laser Standard Men’s World Championship leader board, but it is not one of the pre-event favorites. Finn Alexander, ranked just 36th in the world, finished the day with a first and second place, to be tied after one day of racing with Rio Olympic silver medalist Tonci Stipanovic of Croatia.

    The first day started slowly, with all three fleets held onshore while the ...
    Published on 02-11-2020 10:42 AM
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    Gimson and Burnet Lead Out of the Start
    Nacra 17

    First Nacra 17 points went to Aussie siblings Nathan and Haylee Outteridge, scoring a win then a second and a 10th to finish second overall. Enviable opening scores but the GBR team of John Gimson and Anna Burnet went one better, a 10th then two wins to be the lead multihull.

    Nathan & Haylee Outteridge (AUS) second in the Nacra 17 after the first day of racing
    “It was a day that was dictated mainly by the seaweed in the water, a bit like in the warm-up regatta a week or so ago so we kind of knew what to expect,” Burnet said. “It’s a good start. We have lots of races to go but if we can carry on that form, then we will be pretty happy. We have a couple of windy days coming ...
    Published on 02-10-2020 09:49 AM
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    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team are ready for the Caribbean Multihull Challenge

    Maserati Multi 70 will challenge the American Argo, for the first time in flying mode

    The two multihulls will set sail on February 14th from Sint Maarten

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    Published on 02-10-2020 09:39 AM
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    IDEC SPORT in the Doldrums

    23 days after setting sail from Hong-Kong on her attempt at the Tea Route record, the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran is currently dealing with that tricky stretch of sailing involving crossing the Inter-Tropical ...
    Published on 02-09-2020 01:52 PM
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    Francis Joyon and the crew of IDEC SPORT crossed the Equator this morning (Sunday) at around 1000hrs UTC after some slow progress and a a lot of difficulties getting way from the South Atlantic. In light westerlies ...
    Published on 02-07-2020 12:34 PM
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    The tough face of the South Atlantic

    Each day comes with its particular difficulty. After twenty days of sailing and having clocked up more than 11,000 miles during her attempt at the Tea Route ...