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    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 ...
    Published on 03-31-2017 12:55 PM
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    The final day of the 48th Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR on Mallorca’s Bay of Palma will be a test for sailors but also for the new formats which are designed to produce simpler, more engaging action on the last day.
    The prime example might be Saturday’s Finn finale which is now pared back to a five boat winner takes all showdown. First to cross the finish line wins the regatta. Accumulated, qualifying points count for nothing. Semi Final Qualifying ...
    Published on 03-29-2017 01:30 PM
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    Young Olympic Talent Emerging, Earning Their Time in the Sun

    28 March 2017




    A perfect day of three wins in the 49er FX fleet sees Germany’s Victoria Jurczok and Anika Lorenz sitting 30 points clear at the head of the Women’s Skiff class after nine races at Mallorca’s Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR

    Club Nàutic S'Arenal
    49er FX - Victoria Jurczok and Anika Lorenz (GER)
    In Zamami on the Kerama Islands where they sail, ...
    Published on 03-28-2017 01:58 PM
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    From a funky first day of racing when the promising solid morning breeze evaporated to become difficult, shifty and unsettled and then disappeared, it was a return to business as usual for the second day of competition at the 48th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR regatta.
    The Bay of Palma was blessed by the reliable light Embat sea breeze which filled in on cue to keep the 10 classes racing on, or close to schedule.



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    Published on 03-27-2017 02:14 PM
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    For many of the 833 sailors racing at the Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR opening day of what is effectively the start of the new four year Olympic cycle of European regattas brings a unique excitement. For the seasoned campaigners who made it to Rio, and for those who didn't, being back in their boat, fully engaged in the white heat of competition, racing on the renowned Bay of Palma is the perfect reminder of the enduring appeal of Olympic class racing. Indeed, for the majority, ...
    Published on 03-08-2017 11:11 AM
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    François Gabart and the MACIF trimaran to attempt the
    single-handed round the world record

    · After a four-month refit, the MACIF trimaran was relaunched in Lorient, on Wednesday, 8 March

    · On the programme this season: two races with crew and the multihull single-handed round the world record ...
    Published on 03-06-2017 05:23 PM
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    The storm Zeus who has just crossed France has done a lot of damage in Brittany. Weather France recorded speed records in Finistère with a peak at 193 km / h (104 knots) at Camaret, an absolute record of wind for this coastal town. In ...
    Published on 02-15-2017 08:53 AM
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    The Telegraph announces the British Sailor Alex Thomson has edged Great Britain's Tennis Superstar Roger Federer
    for the Liontrust Sporting Hero Of The Month Award:


    Heroic yachtsman Alex Thomson beats Federer by the closest margin yet.





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    Published on 02-12-2017 09:46 AM
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    On February 5th, a crew of 13 aboard the 60' Clyde Challenger departed Horta, in the Azores headed for Scotland. In rough seas and
    strong winds, the Clyde Challenger lost steerage 3 days in, and ultimately the vessels was dismasted. The good news is all crew are now safe courtesy the British Navy's destroyer, HMS Dragon




    Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon rescues 14 stricken sailors from damaged British racing yacht

    11/02/2017
    The crew of Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon have rescued 14 sailors ...
    Published on 02-04-2017 08:49 AM
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    The crew at Studio Borlenghi capture the breeze on conditions

    Primo Cup
    going on in Monaco!






















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    Published on 01-10-2017 10:07 AM
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    It's a Record! Exceptional take up for 47th Rolex Fastnet Race
    Entry into the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event, the Rolex Fastnet Race surpassed expectation today in record-breaking time. The ...
    Published on 12-21-2016 09:20 AM
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    Photograph: Miguel A. Lopes/EPA


    Paul Evans www.worldsurfleague.com

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    Australian Jamie Mitchell made history Tuesday by winning the inaugural Nazaré Challenge at Praia do Norte in 30-to-40-foot surf. The veteran waterman was a clear standout throughout the day, skillfully negotiating the uniquely tricky lineups for his first-ever ...
    Published on 11-02-2016 12:22 PM
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    Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70, Phaedo 3 crossed the finish line off Porto Cervo from Monaco at 16:06:51 (CET) today setting a new World Record of 7 hours, 53 minutes ...
    Published on 10-26-2016 12:42 PM
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    26 October 2016 - The Royal Malta Yacht Club announced that Vincenzo Onorato's Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino is the overall winner of the 37th Rolex Middle Sea Race. Whilst a number ...