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    Published on 10-20-2018 10:05 AM
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    At 1810UTC 20th Loic rang GGR to advise he was concerned about 30l of water every hour entering the boat from an area that he cannot easily access. His pumps are working and he can keep up with the flow for now. GGR then contacted JRCC in Canberra Australia to advise that Loic will activate his EPIRB in the next 15 minutes. After considering options he has decided to activate his ...
    Published on 10-19-2018 09:50 AM
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    The Route du Rhum serves as a common thread in the history of Banque Populaire in sailing. For nearly 30 years, from edition to edition, exploits in turn, a very strong link has been forged between the Sailing Bank and the ...
    Published on 10-18-2018 12:05 PM
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    Golden Globe Race
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    UPDATE! Susie Goodall Racing just called to check and had been hand steering for 10 hours. Problem with wind vane needing a two hour repair. Conditions dropped back to 35kts now. She described Seas had been ...
    Published on 10-18-2018 10:32 AM
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    Hong Kong to Hainan Race Starts... and SHK Scallywag Fuku Retires
    October 18, 2018

    The Hong Kong to Hainan Race got away this morning, in an easterly breeze of around 12kts. With a rather long start line, the fleet stuck to the committee boat end and played it safe as the gun sounded ensuring no boat was over the line.

    First through the Lei Yue Mun Gap was Karl Kwok’s MOD Beau Geste 70 followed ...
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    UPDATE! IGOR has BROKEN HIS FORESTAY at the mast head and is now using halyards to take the load while he works out the best way to repair the damage. Conditions at the moment are 25/30kt Northerly with a 3/4mtr sea. He is 2000 Miles from CAPE TOWN and 2600 Miles from Australia. His plan at this time is to wait ...
    Published on 10-16-2018 04:52 PM
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    "That’s 2 capes under the belt! She passed Cape Leeuwin today and is flying along at 6.6 knots, making impressive gains on 3rd place"


    Golden Globe Race
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    UPDATE! Serious storm forming over Susie Goodall Racing in next 24hrs. Yesterday we advised her to make north immediately. But overnight the storm has intensified ...
    Published on 10-15-2018 03:18 PM
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    Jean-Luc Van Den Heede first into the Pacific
    Abhilash Tomy on the mend after major back surgery
    Gregor McGuckin returns home to Irish welcome
    Dateline 16:30 UTC 15.10.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

    Jean-Luc Van Den Heede continues to extend his lead over the 7 remaining Golden Globe Race yachts now stretched across 4,800 miles of the Southern Ocean. This last weekend saw the 73 year old Frenchman follow in the wake of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s yacht Suhaili 50 years ago by cutting inside Stewart Island on the southern tip of New Zealand to navigate ...
    Published on 10-12-2018 11:24 AM
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    Definitely, Mark Slats is really struggling with Tasmania! He can no longer have those north-East winds that mishandle his boat by forcing ...
    Published on 10-11-2018 10:29 AM
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    The largest fleet in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2018 – the solo transatlantic race that starts from St Malo on November 4th – is the Class40 monohull division with 53 sailors taking part.

    This record entry, that makes up almost half ...
    Published on 10-10-2018 01:50 PM
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    FRENCH UPDATE 10/10/2018 : #GGR2018

    100 days! Just over 100 days ago, the skippers of the golden globe race 2018 took the departure of the sands of olonne, 100 days without interruption that they trace their ephemeral wake around the globe, on this immense sea at So many faces. Left five days ago from Hobart's drop point in an ideal weather, ...
    Published on 10-09-2018 12:01 PM
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    October 8, 2018

    Day 4

    Noon Position: 29 21N 130 33W

    Course/Speed: SSW 6

    Wind: NNE to NE 15 – 18

    Sea: NNE to 10

    Sky: Overcast with drizzle

    Bar: 1020, falling

    Cabin Degrees Fahrenheit: 72

    Water Degrees Fahrenheit: 69

    Percent Relative Humidity: 74

    Sail: Both genoas poled out; Mo is running dead downwind.

    Noon-to-Noon ...
    Published on 10-09-2018 11:30 AM
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    The crewed world tour in IMOCA is revealed

    Access potential teams from 1 st October, the draft of the notice of race the next crewed round the world with stopovers (eg Volvo Ocean Race) gives the first details about the event to be held in 2021-2022. The event will include two classes ...
    Published on 10-06-2018 03:37 PM
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    Jean-Luc Van Den Heede ETA at Hobart film gate is 06:00 ESAT Saturday, 20:00 UTC Friday
    Dateline 10:00 UTC 5.10.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

    At 08:00 UTC Friday, (18:00 local time) French Race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede. was 40 miles from the BoatShed.com film gate at Hobart, Tasmania, his Rustler 36 Matmut making 3.7knots. the 73-year old skipper is expected ...
    Published on 10-03-2018 11:23 AM
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    SailGP global racing league unveiled at spectacular London launch
    - SailGP set to redefine sailing with thrilling new fan-centric grand prix racing circuit
    - International league to feature six national teams, visiting five iconic, inshore venues starting with Sydney in February 2019
    - Teams will race identical wingsailed F50s – supercharged catamarans capable of breaking the 50-knot barrier
    - Season culminates with single, $1 million match-race final between top two teams


    LONDON – SailGP ...
    Published on 10-01-2018 12:42 PM
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    HE IS BACK!!! Gregor McGuckin Empowered by Hanley Energy arrived into Rockingham, Perth Western Australia today (Monday 1 October 2018) aboard the Australian naval vessel HMAS Ballarat. The 32 year old Irish sailor originally embarked a solo, non-stop sailing race around the world when his yacht, the Hanley Energy Endurance was dismasted in an extreme storm. From Goatstown in Dublin, Ireland - McGuckin had attempted to be the first Irish man ever to complete the 30,000 mile race around the globe which is attempted without assistance and with no modern ...
    Published on 09-27-2018 04:10 PM
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    With less than 40 days to the start of the 11th edition of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race, sailors, partners, organisers and journalists gathered at the Maison de la Radio in Paris today for the official presentation of the race.

    For this 40th anniversary staging of the race, a record number of single-handed sailors will take part with 124 boats in six classes expected on the startline in the Bay of St Malo on November 4 for the 3,542-nautical ...
    Published on 09-27-2018 09:09 AM
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    DAY 88 – GGR skipper Istvan Kopar goes to the aid of solo yachtsman in South Indian Ocean
    Dateline 05:00 UTC 27.9.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

    At 20:00 UTC on 26th September, Golden Globe Race ...
    Published on 09-25-2018 01:43 PM
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    Party Saturday afternoon from Lorient aboard Maxi Popular Bank IX, Armel Le Cléac'h, has completed this morning the qualification for the 40th Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. The mandatory 1200 nautical mile trip was completed ...
    Published on 09-25-2018 09:18 AM
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    Injured solo sailor rescued successfully by French fisheries patrol vessel
    Abhilash Tomy ‘conscious and talking’
    Media update 07:30 UTC 23.9.2018 Les Sables d’Olonne, France

    Day 4 of the rescue of injured Indian Golden ...
    Published on 09-22-2018 09:55 AM
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    DAY 83 UPDATE:
    Australian rescue authorities lead multinational mission to rescue injured Indian GGR solo sailor from dismasted yacht deep in the South Indian Ocean
    Media update 13:00 UTC 22.9.2018 Les Sables d’Olonne, France

    Early today, Golden Globe Race HQ finally received a satellite text message ...