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    Published on 04-13-2017 08:58 AM
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    Shiftier breeze and a change in the direction and design of the racecourse, in comparison to yesterday, forced many competitors to shift gears for the second day of racing at Les Voiles de St. Barth and yielded a mixed bag of results for the event's nine classes. The fleet of 65 boats battled while navigating the rocky coast and its strong currents on courses, between 26 and 32 nautical miles, around the eastern side of ...
    Published on 04-12-2017 09:37 AM
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    Glittering waters, sunlit skies and consistent breeze created the perfect Caribbean backdrop for the stacked competition that took to the starting line for day one of racing at Les Voiles de St. Barth. The 65 boats, split into nine classes, were sent on coastal courses, ranging from 24 to 31 nautical miles, tracing the western and northern coast of the island, all starting and finishing ...
    Published on 04-10-2017 09:42 AM
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    For the crews of the Maxi 72 Proteus and Volvo 70 SFS II, its a grind in the days leading up to
    Les Voiles de Saint Barths, which coincidentally begins tomorrow and runs til Saturday.

    all photos © Christophe Jouany

    https://www.lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com/ ...
    Published on 03-27-2017 10:37 AM
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    You recall the Salvage At Saba last week
    when a yacht was pulled off the rocks off St Maarten. The aftermath is pretty painful to look at:






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    Published on 03-27-2017 08:15 AM
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    St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) proved its reputation as the ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’ by superbly delivering on its signature mix of round the rocks and round the buoy courses on the event’s second day of competition. What’s more, 6 to 8 foot seas off the island’s east end, gusts blowing to 20 to 25 knots and a mix of rain and sun all added to the fun.

    “The windward-leeward ...
    Published on 03-18-2017 12:09 PM
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    The pursuit classes at the Bucket enjoyed mild conditions today for their kick-off race in St. Barths, with mostly 15-16 knots of breezes and a manageable sea state prevailing on a 19.5 - 23.9 nm course that circled the island in a counter-clockwise direction. WinWin, Ganesha, Wisp, Perseus^3, and Q were all winners today, giving them a leg up on three races scheduled for each ...
    Published on 03-17-2017 12:00 PM
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    A Good Day to be an Old J: Velsheda Tops her Newer Counterparts



    Velsheda’s clean, smart start at the race committee end of the line this morning foreshadowed her brilliant performance to come over the rest of the race and the day, as the J Class started its Bucket Regatta series and chalked up two windward-leeward (twice around) races in a testing breeze of 15-22 knots. Winning the J Class’s Kings Hundred Guinea Cup, a coveted trophy ...