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    Published on 02-28-2020 01:16 PM



    In case you were wondering what it's like to fly across the Atlantic on a foiling monohull, here's your chance! Charlie ...
    Published on 02-27-2020 10:41 AM
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    Pressure from the First Gun to the Last in the 2020 52 SUPER SERIES
    (Wednesday 26th February, Cape Town) – As the ninth successive year of racing on the 52 SUPER SERIES opens Monday, racers on the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit are relishing a whole new set of challenges as two regattas on Cape Town’s Table Bay raise the curtain on what promises to be a most exciting and close-fought six-event season.





    PREVIEW: 52 SUPER SERIES 2020
    The first ever visit to Cape Town by the circuit, and indeed the class, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will test the ten different teams from eight nations that are set to compete on inshore racing waters relatively unknown to the ...
    Published on 02-27-2020 10:33 AM
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    2020, the IMOCA skippers in the spotlight

    2020 promises to be a busy and exciting year for the teams in the IMOCA class with two solo transatlantic races: The Transat CIC in May and the New York-Vendée-Les Sables d’Olonne in June, followed by the legendary Vendée Globe in the autumn. The line-up will be strong in terms ...
    Published on 02-26-2020 02:34 PM
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    PowerPlay win with last throw of the dice
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    Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay (CAY), skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield has taken Multihull Line Honours in the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600 just four minutes ahead of Jason Carroll’s MOD70 Argo (USA).

    Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati Multi70 (ITA) was third. A nail-biting finish rounded off an epic light airs ...
    Published on 02-23-2020 10:56 AM
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    The RHKYC Sailing Committee met last night and agreed to an ‘A to A’ Offshore race to be held over Easter this year to replace the Rolex China Sea Race. RCSR, you will remember, ...
    Published on 02-19-2020 08:42 AM
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    FRANCIS JOYON HAS SHATTERED THE TEA ROUTE RECOR

    The IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran sailed by Francis Joyon, Bertrand Delesne, Christophe Houdet, Antoine Blouet and Corentin ...
    Published on 02-18-2020 12:53 PM
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    Epilogue, tomorrow morning at breakfast time

    Francis Joyon and the crew of the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran are expected to cross the finishing line for the Tea Route between Hong Kong and London tomorrow ...
    Published on 02-17-2020 11:02 AM
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    IDEC SPORT 700 miles from the record

    Less than 700 miles from the finish of the Tea Route record in London, the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran continues to extend her lead over the record holder, Giovanni Soldini’s ...
    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 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 02-12-2020 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 02-10-2020 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 ...
    Published on 02-05-2020 09:35 AM
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    Heading west...

    Francis has come to a decision. Between an option on the short route close to the coast of Africa, which would be slow, or a very long detour extending his route, he has decided to go west around the Doldrums that ...
    Published on 02-03-2020 10:49 AM
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    The Indian Ocean is behind them and now they face St. Helena. Francis Joyon and his crew of four were clearly pleased and relieved to return to the Atlantic yesterday morning. Christophe Houdet, Bertrand Delesne, Antoine Blouet and Corentin ...
    Published on 02-02-2020 02:13 PM
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    Francis Joyon has rounded the Cape of Good Hope

    Crossing the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope today at 1:30 hrs UTC, Francis Joyon and his crew of four completed the first half of their attempt at the Tea Route record, which has been held since 2018 by ...
    Published on 01-31-2020 09:22 AM
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    Francis Joyon, Christophe Houdet, Antoine Blouet, Bertrand Delesne and Corentin Joyon will reach the halfway point of their long journey on the Tea Route. Tomorrow morning (UTC) they will cross another symbolic mark ...
    Published on 01-29-2020 10:26 AM
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    With more than 770 miles ahead, this morning, on the record holder of the Tea Route, Francis Joyon can hope to cross the symbolic mark of the Cape of Good Hope within 4 days, a little less than 15 days after. his departure from Hong Kong. ...
    Published on 01-29-2020 09:38 AM
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    Cape2Rio2020 | Day 24 Report
    By Luke Scott



    What an amazing day full of finishers! A massive release of a spectrum of emotions from the sailors, families, friends and race supporters as the first five monohulls cross the finish line: Ciao Bella – JM BUSHA 54; Haspa Hamburg; Mussulo 40 Angola Cables; Almagores II & Mojie I.

    And although the final pecking order is far from decided, there are a number of “knowns” to draw from these finishers:
    Ciao Bella : start one monohull line honours, youngest skipper finished.
    Haspa Hamburg: start two monohull line ...