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    Published on 04-07-2021 09:23 AM
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    Peter Cunningham, Ned Collier Wakefield and the MOD70 PowerPlay crew just broke the Fastnet record set by the MOD 70 Phaedo 3's 2015 time of 27h 42m 26s .
    PowerPlay's new record is now 25 hours 4 min and 18 sec on the 595 miles ...
    Published on 04-04-2021 11:36 AM
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    James Neville's HH42 Ino XXX © Paul Wyeth

    The Royal Ocean Racing Club 2021 season got underway on Easter Saturday with an inshore race in the Solent of approximately 38 nautical miles, the first of three races in the 2021 RORC Spring Series.

    The top three boats included the fastest and slowest rated boats under IRC as well as the top Two-Handed team. ...
    Published on 03-29-2021 10:28 AM
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    The big stage of the Solo Maître CoQ promised to be complete as well as complex. The point is that it kept all its promises with both tiny erratic airs and strong wind. Extreme conditions, particularly technical, which naturally made the business of the big guys of the circuit. Indeed, after having made a first break on the Ile de Ré side, they widened the gap even further on the second half of the peloton on the Birvideaux side where they took to the skies at supersonic speeds when their adversaries fought for a long time upwind. In this phase of the race, in "submarine" mode, however, it was necessary to manage to keep up hellish pace, firmly riveted to the helm, to get out of the game. Pierre Quiroga (Skipper ...
    Published on 03-25-2021 12:12 PM
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    March and it starts again!

    At 13:34 this Thursday, after a first general reminder, the start of the big race of the 18th edition of the Solo Maître CoQ was given in the bay of Sables d'Olonne by Manu Cousin, recent finisher of the Vendée Globe. The 29 competing sailors then set off, propelled by a flow from the west-southwest sector blowing between 4 and 5 knots. In these soft conditions, Achille Nebout (Primeo Energie - Amarris) was the first to stand ...
    Published on 03-21-2021 05:48 PM
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    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team arrived in Porto Cervo at 9:09 38” on March 21st, setting a new Monaco to Porto Cervo multihull record, sailing 195 miles in 7 hours, 50 minutes ...
    Published on 03-11-2021 01:34 PM
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    On a day with perfect wind conditions for the practice of the sport in Vilamoura, Portugal, the Swedish duo Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergström keep the leadership of the men's competition with 9 races already completed.

    The Portuguese sailors Pedro and Diogo Costa climbed today to the 2nd place in the overall classification of the World Championship in the 470 class ...
    Published on 03-09-2021 01:30 PM
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    Spanish, French and Israeli crews top the rankings early on at the 470 World Championship in Vilamoura, Portugal.
    Three races were sailed in all three fleets on the opening day, as 76 teams from 24 nations competed across the Men's, Women's and Mixed events.

    And three teams who stood on the podium at the 2019 World Championship have made a blistering start to the regatta.

    In the Men's fleet, Jordi Xammar ...
    Published on 03-08-2021 09:31 AM
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    Flying above the waves

    Young Azzurra lead the way as elimination claims Xela Racing
    Looking at today’s scoreboard, you could be forgiven for thinking that nothing much happened today. For the first two races, the podium was the same… ITA, EUR, USA with the Italians going on to win 3 out of the 4 races they completed. But the scoreboard ...
    Published on 03-08-2021 09:21 AM
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    Qualifiers are over, the real work begins now.
    The light, shifty wind brought the flying Persico 69Fs back down to earth, but the unstable conditions allowed for plenty of opportunities for wily opportunists to move up through the fleet, or for others to slip down.

    In the first race of the day, a last-second wind shift before the start meant that only ...
    Published on 03-03-2021 05:10 PM
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    The last day of the 3rd Portugal Grand Prix - Round 2 had two races for the 470 and three for the RS:X, with 15 knots! Have a look at what happened in the water

    25 470 Men, 16 470 Mixed, 26 470 Women's dinghies

    26 RS-X, 16 RS-x Women Sailboards have just completed the 2nd stage ...
    Published on 03-03-2021 03:05 PM
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    Gaeta, Italy (March 3, 2021) – The first Grand Prix of the inaugural Liberty Bitcoin Youth Foiling Gold Cup got underway today for the eight teams competing in the Persico 69F class. After light winds postponed the start of the qualification round, each team completed three races in variable 7-9 knot winds.

    The challenging conditions benefited the three teams with the most experience in the Persico 69F who now lead the rankings, although the USA team of Langston Goldenburg, Riley Gibbs, and Anna Weis, which are new to the boat, sit in fourth.

    Qualifying continues to March 8 after which the ...
    Published on 02-26-2021 11:07 PM
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    The 52 SUPER SERIES Follows Responsible Approach And Reschedules 2021 Season And Venues
    (Friday 26th February, 2021) – With the prospect of being unable to run the early season events to an appropriate standard and have them properly accessible ...
    Published on 12-16-2020 04:26 PM
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    Meanwhile, on the Portuguese coastal village of Vilamoura, The 2020 European Olympic Championships or Trials if you
    will. AKA The Portuguese Grand Prix 2020 Part 1 has been underway with Lasers, Laser Radial, 49ers and 49er FX's,
    and RSX men and women's, (November) taking charge in boisterous ...
    Published on 11-10-2020 10:36 PM
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    UPDATE Monday November 9: It's understood that the mayor of Nazare Walter Chicharro is meeting with authorities tomorrow to discuss a solution. We'll keep you posted on a resolution.

    Surfing has officially been banned at XXL surfing's favourite amphitheatre Nazare amidst COVID fears.
    Published on 11-05-2020 10:46 AM
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    On the south coast of Portugal lays Marina de Vilamoura with an excellent sailing facilities and direct access
    to the Atlantic, where a fleet of International Dragons have gathered for the 1st of a series of winter

    Today the fleet of 14 were challenged by a sizable swell and winds up to 25 knots, leading up to
    some wild ...
    Published on 10-30-2020 10:35 AM
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    Not the news one would hope for, yet a necessary one. ...
    Published on 10-29-2020 01:33 PM
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    October 28, 2020

    The Biggest Waves In, Oh, Forever, Maybe, Are Pounding Portugal’s Coast

    Hurricane Epsilon has been churning the North Atlantic into a maelstrom of very, very angry seas for days now. As the raw energy of the swell spaces itself out and organizes itself into a proper swell train, it has steamed straight into Europe’s ...
    Published on 10-22-2020 12:36 PM
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    11th Hour Racing Team to Return to Europe
    Newport, Rhode Island (October 22, 2020) – After seven weeks of training in Newport, Rhode Island, 11th Hour Racing Team has unveiled its winter 2020 plans, starting with a Transatlantic crossing from the USA to Concarneau, France, at the end of October. The team sailed the reverse trip at the beginning of August 2020, bringing ...
    Published on 10-21-2020 10:44 AM
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    1700 CEST What a day. No one following this year’s Rolex Middle Sea Race had foreseen that two 70-foot ocean-racing maxis would match race the final 10 nm to the finish line to decide the monohull line honours title of the 41st edition of the 606 nm classic offshore. Even late last night, this appeared an unlikely scenario. For the two yachts concerned, both from Poland, it was a fairy tale ending with the winner only decided in the final few miles.

    In the end, it was I Love Poland, owned by the Polish National Foundation and skippered by Grzegorz ...
    Published on 10-21-2020 09:57 AM
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    The prime role of the International Maxi Association, as endorsed by World Sailing, is to encourage and support all forms of maxi racing internationally. In line with this remit, five years ago it introduced the IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge (MMOC), to entice more maxis out on to the race course and friendly rivalry between ...