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    Published on 06-23-2017 04:47 PM
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    IRC Nationals fleet licking their wounds after tough opening day!





    With the southwesterly piping up to 30 knots in the final race, the RORC IRC Nationals got off to a brisk start on the Solent today with two windward-leewards followed by a round the cans race.

    Appropriately, given this is an annual championship for Royal Ocean Racing Club's rating rule, it is a mix of both the newest boats and the very oldest, that lead at the conclusion of day one.




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    Published on 06-23-2017 09:46 AM
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    Andy Soriano's British entry Alegre suffers a gravity storm during today's racing in Porto Cervo
    and a resulting drop in standings as well. Alegre was tied for 3rd with SLED and Provezza before today's
    racing, and the resulting mast breakage hurts in more than one way. Full report shortly...







    In the mean time, please enjoy the video highlights from Day 2:





    Better Never Stops
    Wednesday's transgression may be two days behind them. Today they climbed to the top of the Porto Cervo 52 SUPER ...
    Published on 06-22-2017 01:51 PM
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    Rán Racing On Top of 52 SUPER SERIES Roller Coaster

    (Thursday 22nd June, Porto Cervo) – For two of the 2017 season's top 52 SUPER SERIES teams the familiar waters of Porto Cervo, Sardinia have been something of an emotional rollercoaster. The oft heard cliché that so competitive is the 52 SUPER SERIES fleet right now that one day you are in the penthouse, seemingly unstoppable, then, severely punished for the smallest of mistakes, you are languishing on the pavement.

    On Day 1 of the Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Audi Sailing Week the defending 2016 champions Quantum Racing finished rock ...
    Published on 06-19-2017 10:21 AM
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    Leg 1 - a rough night

    I take out some taboule and proceed with eating my dinner - the fleet has rounded the mark G I am still miles away from which is quite disheartening - I really took a hit in the Gironde. I also know that we will have some heavy weather and the directive I got was 'after you round BXA and you are on your way to the most windward mark of the course, once the wind is up around 20, drop down to your Solent (aka jib). I will just monitor. I am able to fly the kite to mark G so I do. Things quiet down and the wind is now down which make for serene conditions.

    I can't help thinking that I am ...
    by Published on 06-08-2017 11:56 AM
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    Nathalie Criou is racing a Beneteau Figaro under the Richmond Yacht Club Foundation burgee. She is the ONLY American in ...
    Published on 05-26-2017 10:33 AM
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    Credit: Yann Riou / Macif

    François Gabart and his team won the first race of the season on the MACIF trimaran – the USHIP ArMen Race. They left La Trinité-sur-Mer shortly after 4 pm in calm weather. MACIF and his crew engaged ...
    Published on 05-20-2017 12:09 PM
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    Super Steady Platoon Win Rolex TP52 World Title
    (Saturday 20th May, Scarlino) – Harm Müller-Spreer's Platoon crew got the better of the five-time title holders Quantum Racing during an exciting winner takes all final day showdown to win the Rolex TP52 World Championship title for the first time. Their seemingly unerring consistency across the challenging, hard-to-read conditions proved telling. Though they did not win a race, only once in eight contests did Platoon finish out of the top three, counting five second places. Third ...
    Published on 05-17-2017 12:39 PM
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    (Wednesday 17th May, Scarlino) – Maintaining a superlative level of consistency through a tough, three-race day, Harm Müller-Spreer's German-flagged team on Platoon have taken over the lead of the Rolex TP52 World Championship, earning themselves a cushion of three points ahead of defending world champions Quantum Racing.

    The foundation component of the Platoon consistency seems to be their ability to find themselves a workable, clean lane up the first beat even after a poorer start. And so far, after four races at this prestigious world championship, they are the team that ...
    Published on 05-16-2017 12:43 PM
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    Quantum Racing, World Champions On Song in Scarlino
    (Tuesday 16th May, Scarlino ) – After a long and challenging day on the waters off Scarlino, Tuscany, Quantum Racing – the defending champions – lead the Rolex TP52 World Championship by virtue of winning the one and only race sailed.

    The planned two-race programme was curtailed by a tit-for-tat battle between a promising NE'ly breeze and the usual thermal SW'ly winds. One initial race track, set up in the NE'ly had to be moved when the SW'ly gained supremacy and came in. A race was started ...
    Published on 05-12-2017 09:09 AM
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    Capri, May 11, 2017 - The Rolex Capri Sailing Week sponsored by Rolex and organised by the Yacht Club Italiano, the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia, the Circolo Canottieri Aniene and Yacht Club Capri continued today after the mayor’s welcome and the beautiful cocktail party offered the Yacht Club Capri at the Giardini di Augusto yesterday evening. Stiff ...
    Published on 05-12-2017 08:51 AM
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    Three injured as helicopter crashes during Bacarella landing
    12 May 2017 by Chris Jefferies oat International
    photo Nida j Hhan

    An investigation has begun in Norway after a superyacht ...
    Published on 04-30-2017 09:01 AM
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    "Well, it was a battle to the end. In the second race of the day on the first run, we got hit by a massive puff and we stuffed the bow in and broke our bowsprit. We jury rigged to finish the race and then put in a big effort to replace the bowsprit between races. We then beat the boats we had to beat to win overall. A huge thanks needs to go to our shore guys to get us back racing in the last race. Great team effort."

    Sean Doogie Couvreux




    With racing cancelled yesterday due to severe conditions, the RC44 Sotogrande Cup fleet ventured out today in marginally improved conditions. Once again the wind, although shifty, was less of an issue than the sea state, which was initially so massive that the RC44s were disappearing up to their spreaders in the troughs.

    To ...
    Published on 04-28-2017 08:52 AM
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    Nicholas Heiner's (NED) consistency in the Finn is equalling success at Sailing's World Cup Series in Hyères, France.
    Out of the 534 racers from 52 nations, racing across the ten Olympic events, Foiling Formula Kiteboarding and 2.4 Norlin OD, Heiner has been one of the most reliable performers with a string of top five finishes to lead in the Finn.

    Racing in a 7-13 knot breeze that took some time to fill in, the second regatta of the 2017 World Cup Series reached its mid-point and the battle to make Saturday and Sunday's live Medal Races is on.

    In only his third Finn regatta, Heiner ...
    Published on 04-26-2017 03:05 PM
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    Afrodite Zegers and Anneloes van Veen (NED) were unstoppable on day two of Sailing's World Cup Series in Hyères, France, winning both Women's 470 races in convincing style.
    Out of the 534 competitors from 52 nations racing across ten Olympic events, Open Kiteboarding and 2.4 Norlin OD, the Dutch team were the standout performers.

    Following a brief morning postponement due to a wait for the wind, the 470 fleets got out for a 12:30 start, sailing in a westerly 10-15 knot breeze.

    Zegers and van Veen were unstoppable, sailing their way to two convincingly victories to leapfrog Switzerland's Linda Fahrni and Maja Siegenthaler into first place.

    The Dutch duo are on a hot streak in the Women's ...
    Published on 04-26-2017 09:30 AM
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    Over 500 sailors from 52 nations opened their quest for World Cup honours, personal best performances and bragging rights as the second event of the 2017 series got underway in Hyères, France.

    In a stable 8-11 knot south easterly breeze, it was vital that those aiming for the top honours laid down a marker with consistent race results. Events can not be won on the first day in sailing but they can certainly be lost.




    In the 38 strong Women's Windsurfer fleet, Israel's Noga Geller came out flying with superb starts and speed. Feeling comfortable in the conditions, she snapped up the first two race wins. "It was between ...
    Published on 04-18-2017 02:58 PM
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    "Let's take into account a tragedy at sea in these hours has already reached the national media. Rimini today The site was the first to spread the news and giving constant updates: http://www.riminitoday.it/cronaca/tr...-ci-sono-delle ...
    Published on 04-17-2017 02:37 PM
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    The proper technique when stuffing the bows on today's high tech catamaran, illustrated in
    a step by step demonstration for your edification.




    image series © M2 Team Immoset / Lumar

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    Published on 04-17-2017 08:07 AM
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    Sailors at the RORC Easter Challenge left Cowes this Easter Sunday sunburned, full of chocolate and brimming with freshly acquired wisdom about their sport.

    Across the 50 boat fleet competing at the RORC’s three day long domestic season opener, that doubles as its annual training regatta, it was close across most classes, but none more so than IRC One. In this, Mike Greville’s sparkling Ker 39, Erivale III managed to lose her three point lead in today’s opening round the cans race and the ...
    Published on 04-14-2017 03:54 PM
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    Volvo 65 Mapfre's gets her new rig installed aget splashed in Lisbon earlier today!








    Just 14 days since a dramatic dismasting, MAPFRE’s boat has been fitted with a new rig at the Boatyard in Lisbon – and is ready to go back in the water this weekend.

    The Spanish team hit the headlines a fortnight ...
    Published on 04-01-2017 09:50 AM
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    Big Steps And Baby Steps. Palma Winners Crowned





    1 April 2017
    A mix of established Rio Olympic campaigners and emerging young talent shared the top podium spots when the 48th Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR ended Saturday with a brisk 25kts Mistral offshore wind which brought the 646 boat regatta to spectacular, challenging finale.

    Club Nàutic S'Arenal
    Zofia Noceti-Klepacka (RS:X W)
    While it is the first major Olympic classes regatta victories for the up and coming winners of the 49er class, for the triumphant Men’s 470 pair, the Laser Radial, the ...