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    Published on 04-15-2018 10:47 AM
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    In Saturday’s final act for Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Richard Mille, the 25 – 27 knot winds with gusts in the low 30s and big seas, took their place on center stage to create a spectacular finish for the 9th edition.

    The Maxi and Multihull classes raced 28 miles, while CSA 1 and 2 covered 22 miles, and CSA 3 fought it out over a course of 18 miles. These robust conditions were helpful to some and complicated life for others, resulting in some major changes in the standings. Yet at the end, there ...
    Published on 04-12-2018 09:14 AM
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    While the Maxis and Multis were off flying around the islands on a 49-mile hunt to win line honors for the inaugural Richard Mille Record Trophy, the CSA fleets battled it out in two 12-mile races.

    The top boats across the three CSA fleets are either tied on points in CSA 1 and 3 or within 2 points in CSA 2 after their first two-race day in the regatta.

    Richard Mille Record Trophy Winners



    This is the first year for the Richard Mille Record Trophy that rewards the fastest Maxi and Multihulls. The 49-mile course took the fleet up near Tintamarre, Saint Martin. ...
    Published on 04-10-2018 07:06 PM
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    After an epic start off the Port of Gustavia for the second day of racing at Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Richard Mille, the fleet went on a wild ride up the southeast coast.

    With winds gusting upward of 25 knots, the fleet of 53 teams battled it out in frantic surf. At the end of the day’s races, which included a 23-mile course for the CSA 3 Classes, a 32-mile loop for the CSA 1 and 2 Classes and then a 39-mile course for the Maxi 1, Maxi 2, OMA and CSA Multihull, the fatigue was evident.

    In these upwind conditions, the crews played leapfrog and while downwind ...
    Published on 04-10-2018 11:31 AM
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    The ninth edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Richard Mille started with a splash today, welcoming 53 teams in the regatta’s seven classes.

    The entire fleet enjoyed the first day’s racing in perfect easterly trade winds between 15 – 20 knots and big swell on the coastal courses – between 28 and 29 nautical miles – with a start and finish right outside of Gustavia port.

    For the much-anticipated Maxi 1 Class, ...
    Published on 03-28-2018 03:56 PM
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    GOODISON, BRUNI, KIRBY HOLD TOP SPOTS AT BACARDI MOTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
    HAMILTON, Bermuda (Mar. 28, 2018) — Paul Goodison of the U.K., Francesco Bruni of Italy and Rome Kirby of the U.S. hold first, second and third, respectively, at the Bacardi Moth World Championship in Bermuda.


    Today’s conditions were far more manageable than yesterday’s blow out. But even though the northwesterly blew at a more manageable strength of 12-to-18 knots many competitors still suffered breakdowns that had them scrambling.


    Goodison’s forestay broke during tune-up which forced him ...
    Published on 03-18-2018 03:59 PM
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    One year ago when the J Class fleet was at it hammer and tongs, racing their first regatta of a historic season, the newly launched Svea was in Europe still completing first sea trials.
    Today they secured their first regatta victory together when they won the J Class at the popular Caribbean seasonal raiser, the St Barths Bucket.

    Showing benefits from a winter of work rebalancing and optimising, as well as ever-improving crew work and cohesion, Svea won four of the event's five races and were only denied ...
    Published on 03-17-2018 02:32 PM
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    Velsheda Finishing Error Grants Svea Their Fourth Win



    Velsheda appeared to have done all they needed to win around today's 25.43 nautical miles 'wiggly' J Class coastal race at the 2018 St Barths Bucket, but an error in their misreading of amendment to the instructions for the finish line robbed themselves of what would have been their first win of this 2018 St Barths Bucket Regatta. Their mistake handed the Race 4 victory to Svea, which looks set to win their first J Class Regatta together.

    As the wind faded and shifted during the later stages of the multi leg course off the north west of the island, Velsheda were slicker in their gear ...