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    Published on 10-22-2018 02:40 PM
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    NEWSFLASH – 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race: Giovanni Soldini’s Italian Multi70 Maserati takes Multihull Line Honours.

    Maserati crossed the finish line of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Multihull Line Honours at 22:54:58 CEST on Monday 22nd October in an elapsed time of 2 days, 11 hours 54 minutes 58 seconds.
    Maserati Crew: Giovanni Soldini, Guido Broggi, Carlos Hernandez Robayna, Oliver Herrera Perez, Matteo Soldini, Nico ...
    Published on 10-21-2018 09:59 AM
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    OCTOBER 21, 2018
    Negotiating the Strait and Narrow
    The first 24 hours of the 2018 race have proved once again that the challenging nature of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is as much a test of concentration and perseverance in light airs as it is seamanship in heavy conditions. While a substantial pack of yachts has passed through the Messina Strait, the bulk of the 130 boats fleet has suffered a frustrating day making slow progress up the eastern seaboard of Sicily ...
    Published on 10-18-2018 09:55 AM
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    CAGLIARI, Italy (October 18, 2018) - Defending Melges 32 World Champion Pavel Kuznetsov at the helm of TAVATUY declared today at Worlds in Cagliari that he absolutely refuses to go quietly. After a stormy-day delay on Wednesday and two races on Thursday, Kuznetsov marched to the front of the fleet with a 4-1 performance putting him in first place overall and, on the path to potentially capturing his second World Championship title.

    "Today was a very long and complicated day. Fortunately, we ...
    Published on 10-14-2018 01:22 PM
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    Freides Wins Second Consecutive Melges 20 World Championship Title

    Cagliari, Italy (October 13, 2018) - All it took was one last, wild ride on Saturday, the final day of competition at the 2018 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Yacht Club Cagliari, to give the International Melges 20 Class Association its second-ever, double, back-to-back World Champion - Drew Freides' PACIFIC YANKEE. His magic combination team of tactician Morgan Reeser and crew Charlie Smythe came from third to finish first overall, crowning them ...
    Published on 10-14-2018 12:43 PM
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    2,689 Boats Participated in the 50th Annual Barcolana with Spirit of Portopiccolo winning after completing the race in only 57.04 minutes. Second: Ottica Inn – Tempus Fugit, third: Way of Life.

    Viriella, the largest sailboat to ever compete in a Barcolana regatta, ranks fourth, followed by: Woodpecker Cube, Pendragon, Anemos, Ancilla Domini, ...
    Published on 10-12-2018 12:59 PM
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    Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 12 pm, while the Sea Rescuers of the station SNSM Auray - La Trinité return after a rescue exercise, they are called for a boat participating in the challenge ...
    Published on 10-12-2018 10:59 AM
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    After the storms, torrential rain and general greyness of the last days, the Rade de Toulon was in an entirely different mood for day two of the GC32 TPM Med Cup, the final event of the GC32 Racing Tour, held with support from Toulon Provence Mediterranée and the city of Toulon.

    A swell remained rolling in from the east, drummed up by the previous days’ strong winds, but it had decreased and conditions were otherwise those for which the Cote d’Azur is world famous, with 10-15 knot winds and the sun in a clear sky. ...
    Published on 10-11-2018 11:31 AM
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    Cagliari, Italy (October 11, 2018) - After yesterday's opening race day postponement, the weather cooperated in Cagliari, Italy on Day Two, officially getting 2018 Melges 20 World Championship racing underway.

    It was obvious that all the teams were feeling the pressure to do well. The high and choppy waves were challenging, whereas the only thing the fleet seemed at ease with was the moderate 12 knots of breeze.

    The American teams however were by far the ...
    Published on 10-09-2018 09:21 AM
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    Francis Joyon and the new IDEC out for a little training this past weekend, captured by Jean Marie LIOT

    Sep 28, 2018 | News

    1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014, and 2018! Francis Joyon is, with Loïck Peyron and his 8 participations, ...
    Published on 10-04-2018 01:52 PM
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    A bit too much pressure removed the rig off one of the competitors in the 2018 Voiles de Saint -Tropez

    Not that anybody seemed to notice, the party rages on in the trendy French Riviera where Le Vie Est Belle!

    Today Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez enjoyed a resolutely sporty atmosphere. Yesterday’s races, fiercely contested on ...
    Published on 10-02-2018 03:45 PM
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    Small Sails »tomorrow ... It is a luminous gulf, harmoniously animated by a long residual swell, which today welcomed all of the immense and sumptuous fleet of Voiles de Saint-Tropez. Under a generous sun and a big azure sky, in a south-south-easterly wind going fresh, the three big groups in the running, Wally in front of Pampelonne, Moderns off the beach of Salins, and Classics inside Even from the Gulf, all were able to compete ...
    Published on 09-26-2018 02:44 PM
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    It was in a good westerly wind of 20-25 knots that nine competitors of the Azimut Challenge took part in runs this Sunday morning between Groix and Lorient. An exercise for the pleasure that allowed the skippers to embark guests (members of the technical ...
    Published on 09-23-2018 06:48 AM
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    Quantum Racing 52 SUPER SERIES Champions for 2018, Luna Rossa Win Valencia Title
    (Saturday 22nd September, Valencia) – Quantum Racing may have won the 2018 52 SUPER SERIES championship title, but unsailable light winds on the last day of the 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week denied them the chance to pitch for their fourth regatta win of the season. Luna Rossa, the Italian America’s Cup challengers of record, lift the Valencia regatta title, which they add to the Zadar Royal Cup, which they ...
    Published on 09-21-2018 12:06 PM
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    It is at 17:18 this Friday, in superb conditions in Lorient, that the race committee of the Azimut Challenge has released the 15 sailors engaged for the race of 24 hours alone. The menu of this 247-mile course promises to be varied with pretty reaching ...
    Published on 09-20-2018 12:11 PM
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    (Thursday 20th September, Valencia) –Although it proved to be the best day of the season for Eduardo de Souza Ramos’s Brazilian crew of Onda who – as best boat of the day – sailed to a second, a first and a third from a demanding three-race day at the 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week, regatta leaders Luna Rossa have now stepped three points clear at the head of the event standings and the three-way scrap for the second and third step on the season-long championship podium has become ever closer.

    “It was ...
    Published on 09-09-2018 01:45 PM
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    Leaders Change Throughout Light Winds Sunday But Overall Leader Simon is Poised, Ireland’s Dolan Top Rookie, Lying 11th. It may be Fred Duthil (Technique Voile) and Alexis Loison (Custo Pol) who share the lead after just over 28 hours of a very light wind, slow Stage 3 of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, but lying in fourth place Sébastien Simon (Bretagne CMB Performance), the ...
    Published on 09-07-2018 02:21 PM
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    International Maxi Association press release from Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Issued 7 September 2018
    While a Mistral had been forecast for the penultimate day of the 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, the westerly wind edged only into the early 20s making for an exciting rather than terrifying day out on the water for the 41 competitors.

    With a day to go, some winners have already been decided at this, the pinnacle event in the maxi yacht calendar, run by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda ...
    Published on 09-06-2018 12:09 PM
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    MOMO and H20 unbeaten after day four of Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
    International Maxi Association press release from Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Issued 6 September 2018

    Two thirds of the way through the 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, some stand-out boats are revealing themselves. Dieter Schön’s MOMO is so far unbeaten and looking highly likely to defend her title in the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship. In Mini Maxi Group 2, the class of smallest boats competing here in Porto Cervo, Riccardo de Michele’s Vallicelli 80 H20 also holds a perfect scoreline after four races at this, the pinnacle event in the maxi yacht calendar, run by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in conjunction with the International Maxi Association, the official body that oversees and promotes maxi yacht ...
    Published on 09-04-2018 09:36 AM
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    520 nms Stage 2 La Solitaire URGO Saint Brieuc to Ria de Muiros Noia Started Sunday. If the first 465 nautical miles stage of the 49th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro proved to be classic Channel race, full of twists and turns, big winds at the start, a tactical mid section in light airs which compressed the fleet and a very close finish, the second leg whichs starts Sunday is a classic late summer downwind sprint across the Bay of Biscay. From the coastal modes of Leg 1 which was enriched by multiple cross channel legs and tidal gates, Leg 2 opens with a tactical light winds leg to Ushant where the southwards turn begins a 370 nautical miles downwind motorway to Cape ...
    Published on 09-03-2018 04:39 PM
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    With westerly winds gusting into the mid-teens, brilliant sunshine and a mix of windward-leewards for the Maxi 72s and, for the remainder, a coastal race taking them on a clockwise lap of La Maddalena archipelago, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship got off to the best start possible. Highlight of the maxi-boat calendar, this historic event is run by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in conjunction with the International Maxi Association, the officially-recognised body that promotes maxi boat ...