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    Published on 12-07-2016 04:03 PM
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    British Olympian survives battles with countrymen on day punctuated by wild weather

    HAMILTON, Bermuda — Dylan Fletcher-Scott, England’s representative in the 49er Class at last summer’s Rio Olympics, grabbed the overall lead at the MS Amlin International Moth Regatta today after posting a pair of first-place finishes in the regatta hosted by Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

    Fletcher-Scott, who placed 6th in the 49er Class, holds the overall lead with the low score of 13 points. “It was wicked fun. ...
    Published on 04-24-2016 12:09 PM
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    There were near perfect conditions for the two stand-alone long distance races prior to Antigua Sailing Week. Following the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race, a record fleet of 42 yachts took part in the Round Antigua Race and it turned out to be a race that one young up-and-coming Antiguan sailor will never forget.

    15-20 knots from the south east ...
    Published on 04-12-2016 06:13 PM
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    Exciting one-on-one matches punctuated opening day action at Les Voiles de St. Barth, where nine classes competed in testing seas and 12-15 knot breezes on courses, ranging from 24-31 nautical miles, that flanked the southern, western and northern sides of Saint-Barthélemy.

    In the six-boat CSA 0 class, where four TP 52s are sailing, Spookie ...
    Published on 03-26-2016 11:33 AM
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    Thrills & Spills on First Day of Racing in 43rd St. Thomas International Regatta
    St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The signature race to Charlotte Amalie harbor on today’s first day of the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) turned into a sprint for some and a splash for others with winds gusting to nearly 30 knots. Most of the 67 boat fleet, divided into eight classes ranging from 16-foot beach cats to 60-foot Gunboats, braved the conditions that saw sailors race 16 nautical miles to the historic harbor and back again to the host St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC).

    Everyone Knows It’s Windy

    “It was pretty windy and we had some big puffs,” says St. Thomas’ Chris Curreri, who helmed the IC24, Bill T, which is leading the 13-boat one-design IC24 Class according ...
    Published on 03-11-2016 10:26 AM
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    Yes, the impossibly azure waters of the British Virgin Island, littered with superyachts dancing in 15-20 knots of wind
    during this years Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous, held at the YCCS Virgin Gorda looks like a postcard perfect
    event. Once again, another ...
    Published on 02-25-2016 01:58 PM
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    George Sakellaris’ Maxi72, Proteus (USA) has been declared the overall winner of the 2016 RORC Caribbean 600. Whilst several yachts are still racing, by the afternoon of Thursday 25 February the remaining teams will be unable to better Proteus’ corrected time under IRC. Sakellaris was awarded the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy for the best corrected time under the IRC Rating rule.

    It is the second time that George ...
    Published on 02-24-2016 10:20 AM
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    Jim Clark & Kristy Hinze Clark’s American VPLP-Verdier 100 Comanche crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 at 03:45 AST on Wednesday morning with an elapsed time of 40 hours 53 minutes 2 seconds, taking monohull line honours for the ...