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    Published on 07-18-2019 10:17 AM
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    Super Fast Quantum Racing Are On Song in Cascais Wind and Waves

    (Thursday 18th July, Cascais) – After a disappointing Puerto Sherry regatta last month when they finished seventh overall, their worst regatta result in the history of the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit, Quantum Racing are on fire in the big winds and waves of the Atlantic off Cascais and lead the third regatta of the season by six points.

    The 2018 52 SUPER SERIES conclusively won the first race today at the Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week, at one point over 500 metres ahead of second while racing in winds of more than 25kts and surfing to a new speed record for the boat of over 25kts.
    Published on 07-03-2019 09:15 AM
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    A month to go: 21 IMOCAs registered for the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race

    In just one month from now on Saturday 3rd August, 21 double-handed crews in the IMOCA category will line up off Cowes for the start of the 48th Rolex Fastnet Race, the classic biennial offshore race. Officially part of the IMOCA Globe Series (with a weighting of 2) and part of the selection process for the 2020 Vendée Globe, this 608 mile race takes the fleet via the Fastnet Rock to the finish in Plymouth and will be a good test for the double-handed crews preparing ...
    Published on 07-02-2019 11:07 AM
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    "Day 2 at Ballena Alegre Camping, Costa Brava, Spain. “Ballena Alegre” means literally Happy Whale, and that mood is the one we hear from the sailors on the wind conditions , organization and venue.

    On the course Danny & Kostas kept their perfect bullet work until the 3rd race of the day where some issues with a jib block relegated them to 11th in that one. Still two bullets earlier made for 5 wins and the 11th as discard to lead the Championship ahead Bundock-Conor. The Australian Master and his youth apprentice put pedal to the metal today obtaining
    Published on 07-01-2019 10:07 AM
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    Russians and Danes neck and neck in the Nord Stream Race
    The Russian Team have won the 180-mile offshore leg of the Nord Stream Race from Stockholm to Helsinki. They hold a small lead over the Danes who are in hot pursuit on the leaderboard.

    Helsinki, 01 July 2019 - The offshore races in this year's Nord Stream Race are proving to be very exciting. Every team sails the same type of boat, a ClubSwan 50. Every team is faced with the same conditions in this "Connecting Baltics through Sport" race from Kiel to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki and St. Petersburg. The format offers a taste of what is to come in the 2024 Olympic Games, ...
    Published on 06-30-2019 01:04 PM
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    Alinghi – GC32 World Champion with
    two races to spare

    GC32 Racing Tour press release issued on 30/06/2019

    Having looked secure, leading by 16 points going into the last day, Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi team, helmed by Arnaud Psarofaghis, scored a 2-1-1 in today’s first races to win the 2019 GC32 World Championship with two races to spare – an incredible result given the calibre of competition racing here off Lagos, Portugal.

    “I feel very happy – although it hasn’t sunk ...
    Published on 06-29-2019 10:26 AM
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    Actual Leader’, the grand prix racing maxi trimaran sailed by French professional skipper Yves Le Blevec and his seasoned team took line honours at the 88th edition of the Round the Island Race today with an overall time of 7hrs, 33mins, 36secs.

    Although no records were broken this year, Le Blevec and team provided ...
    Published on 06-28-2019 03:00 PM
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    By James on 28 Jun. 2019
    Five more races in warm sunshine, flat water and a shifty 12-16 knot northwesterly off Lagos on day two of competition,
    and the leaderboard is starting to be defined at the GC32 World Championship, taking with the support of the City of Lagos,
    Marina de Lagos and Sopromar.

    While four boats were separated by one point as day two dawned, now, at this half way stage of the event, two teams
    have edged ahead: ...
    Published on 06-26-2019 10:00 AM
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    Crossing the finish line of Stage 4 in fourth place in Dieppe this afternoon at 12:21:57 CET, Yoann Richomme (HelloWork-Telegram Group) has taken a convincing overall win in the 2019 La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro.
    In doing so, he has become the first ever skipper to win the multi-stage event racing in the new foil assisted Figaro ...
    Published on 06-24-2019 09:29 AM
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    With 40 nautical miles still to sail to the Owers turning mark off Portsmouth at 1500hrs BST this afternoon, racing within a gradually fading southwesterly breeze, it has been a long, laborious day fighting in the main pack on Stage 4 of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro. Fog accompanied by constant drizzle has added to the generally unpleasant English summer conditions as the 500-mile Grand Final ...
    Published on 06-21-2019 11:34 AM
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    Bronenosec Take Tiny Lead Into Royal Cup Showdown
    (Friday 21st June, Puerto Sherry) – Bronenosec, the newest boat in the fleet steered by the youngest helmsman, goes into Saturday’s final reckoning for the Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup with a one point lead over the 2017 circuit champions Azzurra. Vladimir Liubomirov’s Russian-flagged team proved fast in the moderate sea breeze conditions, and, with 2016 Olympic champion Sime Fantela on the helm with Morgan ...
    Published on 06-20-2019 10:56 AM
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    The clock has ticked down, skippers have completed their preparations and the crews have gathered – it’s time to go racing at the Superyacht Cup Palma!

    Competition begins this Thursday with the opening Pantaenius Race, which will see an impressive selection of 13 of the world’s most breathtaking superyachts make the most of the idyllic and reliable sailing conditions on the waters of Palma Bay.

    The second day of racing will ...
    Published on 06-19-2019 12:37 PM
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    Anthony Marchand wins stage 3

    Published on 19/06/2019

    Anthony Marchand, 34, from Plomeur, southwest of Quimper, has taken victory in Stage 3 of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro this morning, crossing the line at 09:29CET after 2 days, 19 hours 18 minutes and 36 seconds at sea racing Groupe Royer-Populaire Secours.

    Marchand was fourth at the Videcoq bouy by Granville and actually approached the Alderney race in sixth. But, ...
    Published on 06-19-2019 12:28 PM
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    Azzurra Leads Royal Cup in Puerto Sherry
    (Wednesday 19th June, Puerto Sherry) – It was places gained on successive runs during the second race today that keep Azzurra and Bronenosec in the top two places after four races at the Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup. At this new, challenging venue for the circuit, the key learning so far is that consistency is especially elusive in this high-level fleet on a race course where the sea breeze on the water is especially hard to read.

    Witness the fall ...
    Published on 06-18-2019 11:13 AM
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    Alexis Loison, (Region Normandie), continues to assert his dominance on the shortened 400-nautical mile third
    stage of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, having led the fleet for much of the last 48 hours.

    Alongside Gildas Mahe, (Breizh Cola-Equi-Thé), and Anthony Marchand, (Groupe Royer-Populaire Secours),
    the trio have earned themselves an incredible buffer of 52 miles over the rest of the fleet, having escaped
    through a key tidal gate off the north eastern tip of the Channel Islands, which so many others fell foul of,
    describing it as ‘hellish’ and ‘disastrous.’ (You ...
    Published on 06-18-2019 10:35 AM
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    No. 5 Elbe" again on the surface
    Nocturnal success for the salvage mission of the monument ship "No. 5 Elbe" in the swing mouth:
    Since about 1 o'clock the sunken 135-year-old ship is again at the water surface.

    Translated from NDR.com

    Air bags brought it up
    At the weekend, divers of a Spanish specialist company had ...
    Published on 06-18-2019 09:45 AM
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    Less than 24 hours after the start of the 450-nautical mile third stage of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, Alex Loison, (Region Normandie), is currently leading a breakaway trio which has earned a cushion of 18 miles since they escaped through a key tidal gate off ...
    Published on 06-17-2019 12:10 PM
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    Competition was intense from start to finish for Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing and the 464 competitors in the 81st edition of the Bol d’Or. This intensity was accentuated by the myriad of weather conditions: from lights winds towards Le Bouveret and a sudden, vicious storm on the return leg to Geneva. A storm of such violent proportions that racing had to be suspended for a period of time. Despite the difficult ...
    Published on 06-17-2019 09:45 AM
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    Tanguy LeTurquais ran aground on the rocks of the eastern tip of Alderney around 1330hrs French time.
    Despite several attempts to get off unaided Race Direction sent an inflatable RIB to help.
    Unfortunately on the falling tide, Quéguiner-Kayak was stuck fast on rocks while there was still about
    twenty centimetres of tidal range still to fall.

    Bob Escoffier’s motor trimaran Express, which accompanies the fleet as media boat and guard ship,
    tried to pass a line which was connected to a spinnaker ...
    Published on 06-15-2019 12:39 PM
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    Converging disturbances wreaked have on the Bold'Or Mirabaud on Lake Geneva Saturday, with winds in excess of 50 knots, hail lightning and thunderstorms, before clearing out. Many DNF's litter the course yet the race continues...

    image ©raffica sailing team

    The Bol d’Or Mirabaud is the most important inland lake regatta in the world.
    Started in 1939, it welcomes mono-hulls and multihulls each year on Lake Geneva, starting in Geneva, ...
    Published on 06-13-2019 12:16 PM
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    Record stands as Rambler 88 claims
    line honours victory in breezy Rolex Giraglia

    Press release issued by the International Maxi Association
    13 June 2019

    The Mediterranean’s reputation for light wind yacht racing was dented today, with the lead boats regularly experiencing 20-30 knot winds in the Rolex Giraglia’s offshore race - organised jointly by Yacht Club Italiano, Yacht Club de Monaco and Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez and supported by the International Maxi Association (IMA).

    Starting from the Golfe de Saint-Tropez at 12:35 yesterday, the maxi ...