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    Published on 06-18-2018 12:31 PM
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    INEOS TEAM UK IS EIGHTH TEAM TO JOIN 2018 GC32 RACING TOUR
    By James on 18 Jun. 2018

    Britain’s America’s Cup team, INEOS TEAM UK, is set to join the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour. Four-time Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie will be at the helm for the team’s debut in the 32ft foiling catamarans, later this month at the GC32 Lagos Cup ...
    Published on 06-15-2018 10:37 AM
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    Despite a scary-looking forecast and prolonged periods punching foul tide, today’s rescheduled race around the Isle of Wight, during the Royal Ocean Racing Club-organised IRC Europeans and Commodores’ Cup, proved a great success. This replaced the scheduled 24-36 hour long offshore, but all competitors nonetheless returned feeling severely tested to a summery Cowes, very different to the rain, near gale force gusts, four knot foul tide and reduced visibility of this morning’s 0936 start.

    Having ...
    Published on 06-13-2018 03:01 PM
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    Light winds and strong tides may have made for a difficult first half to the Royal Ocean Racing Club's combined IRC European Championship and Commodores' Cup, but Hampshire Tourist Board conditions graced the Solent for day four of racing. With a southwesterly wind that peaked at around 15 knots countering a powerful ebb tide, PRO Stuart Childerley set a 'classic Cowes Week' course, which for IRC One comprised a 25.7 mile long romp around the ...
    Published on 06-07-2018 08:54 AM
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    Sailing's World Cup Series came alive on Wednesday as the medal hopefuls battled it out at the front of their respective fleets in a steady breeze and under blue Marseillaise skies.

    Day one of the competition saw the competitors keep their cards close to their chest as they looked to lay down some markers. The second day saw the emergence of some medal contenders pushing ahead at the front of their respective fleets.

    Racing commenced at 12:00 local time, with a steady 7-11 knot southerly breeze dancing across the four racing areas to test the 212 competitors from 34 nations racing across ...
    Published on 06-05-2018 02:46 PM
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    After several days of preparation, tuning and training, racing at Sailing's World Cup Series Final in Marseille, France got underway on Tuesday under clear blue skies.
    Anticipation has been building in Marseille as the venue will host the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. For the locals, it's the first opportunity to see the Olympic fleets up close and personal.

    For the sailors, the opening day was about ensuring they recorded strong scores which will give them a launch pad to target the medals and podiums later on in the week.

    After a small morning delay to wait for the sea breeze to build, sailing commenced early ...
    Published on 05-25-2018 11:18 AM
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    Les Bleus In the Pink At Race Win, Leaders Quantum’s Last Run Blues for Hutchinson
    (Friday 25th May, Sibenik) – If the largely amateur French team on Paprec finished the third racing day of the Šibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week in raptures after a well earned victory, the hard driving Terry Hutchinson, skipper and tactician of Quantum Racing may take some satisfaction that they now top the regatta standings but he mood was more one of frustration to have lost two boats down the final run of the second race.
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    Published on 05-24-2018 01:22 PM
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    INEOS Rebels UK is made up of some of the country’s top youth sailing talent, aged between 19-24 years old. The programme is a continuation of INEOS TEAM UK’s commitment to supporting the ...
    Published on 05-24-2018 12:04 PM
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    Sled Cruise To Croatian Classic Coastal Win
    (Thursday 24th May, Sibenik) – After a beautifully scenic 30-nautical-mile coastal race tour of the islands off Sibenik, third place across the finish line sees reigning TP52 World Champions Platoon step up to lead the hotly contested first regatta of the 2018 52 SUPER SERIES season, the Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week.

    While there was an extremely satisfying runaway victory for Takashi Okura's ...
    Published on 05-24-2018 11:52 AM
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    INEOS Rebels UK surprise with early
    GC32 World Championship lead

    GC32 World Championship preview issued on 24 May 2018
    Towering clouds over the towering mountains surrounding Lake Garda made conditions challenging for competitors and race management on the opening day of this inaugural GC32 World Championship.

    After a delay as the wind off Riva del Garda went through its normal transition from northerly Peler to southerly Ora, two races ...
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    After a long wait for wind on the Bay of Naples today, Rolex Capri Sailing Week concluded with a windward-leeward/coastal race for the Maxi and Mylius classes, competing here with the support of the International Maxi Association. The course comprised a weather mark off Capri, a leeward gate directly off the Sorrento Peninsula, before returning to a finish off Capri's Marina Grande. Ultimately the wind went light and the Race Committee wisely shortened course at the ...
    Published on 05-17-2018 02:14 PM
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    Capri, 16 May 2018 – Day one of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week was a maxi-only affair on the Bay of Naples, with the weather mark positioned close to the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula. Racing took place in near ideal conditions with the breeze predominantly from the southeast and exceeding the forecast with gusts of 15 knots.



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    Published on 05-16-2018 09:24 AM
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    The Super Series Fleet arrives in style to 1st stop in D-Marin Croatia
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    (Wednesday 16th May, 2018) – The reigning 2017 52 SUPER SERIES champions Azzurra won last weekend's PalmaVela regatta in a very hotly contested ten-boat TP52 class that contained no fewer than seven brand new boats.

    The impressive form of defending champions was apparent throughout the seven races sailed. Azzurra topped the table with 21pts, four points up on Quantum Racing, which has Dean Barker steering, while World Champions Platoon – the only new Vrolijk design in Palma among the seven new boats – finished third.
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    Published on 05-09-2018 09:19 AM
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    NZ Stuff Reports


    Sir Ben Ainslie's America's Cup syndicate to change name after trademark row with British Olympics

    The roll out of the Ineos sponsorship of Britain's America's Cup challenge included a digital image of the "Team GB" foiling monohull.
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    Published on 05-03-2018 03:28 PM
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    Through the Nico Martinez lens, we get our first glimpse of several newly-built TP52s in the heat of competition. Ten teams, of which seven are sailing on new boats are in Palma for the seasonal warmup – PalmaVela.















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    3 May 2018 / Palma de Mallorca, Spain) - The 2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix is off to a magnificent ...
    Published on 04-27-2018 01:41 PM
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    The South of France delivered a sensational day of sunshine and some stable breeze, living up to its name as a famous sailing location on the fourth day of competition at Sailing's World Cup Series in Hyčres, France. After three days of light and testing winds under grey and foggy skies, the sun shone proudly on day four, enabling the competitors to start on schedule.

    For the 2.4 Norlin OD, 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17, Men's RS:X and Women's RS:X, it was their final opportunity to make their mark at the top of the fleet or qualify for Saturday's Medal Races.
    The 470s, Laser, Laser Radial and Finn fleet leaderboards took ...
    Published on 04-27-2018 11:19 AM
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    The Sud-Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region Prologue heralded the start of the sports segment of the Nice UltiMed

    - Actual-Grand Large Emotion, IDEC SPORT and Sodebo Ultim' put on a show in the very light airs

    - The boats are expected into Nice over the course of the night, with inauguration of the Discovery Exhibition ...
    Published on 04-25-2018 09:32 AM
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    The BBC Reports


    The director of a yacht management company has been cleared of the manslaughter of four men who died when their vessel capsized in the Atlantic.

    The crew of the Cheeki Rafiki died after the 40ft vessel lost its keel and capsized more than 700 miles off the coast of ...
    Published on 04-25-2018 09:12 AM
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    The giants make landfall in Marseille



    It is in Marseille that the first edition of the Nice UltiMed kicks off tomorrow. For two days, from Wednesday 25 to Thursday 26 April, the local public will be able to get up close and personal ...
    Published on 04-16-2018 09:44 AM
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    FORMIDABLE LINE-UP FOR FIRST GC32 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
    By James on 16 Apr. 2018
    A record-sized fleet of foiling catamarans is set to descend on Lake Garda in northern Italy at the end of next month where crews from across the globe will fight to become the first ever World Champion in the GC32 one design foiling catamaran class. This first official World Championship has ...
    Published on 04-14-2018 08:16 AM
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    The inaugural NICE Ultimed Is Scheduled to begin April 24th and include 4 Maxi Ultimes,

    Sodebo, IDEC, Actual and Banque Populaire, but due to and unforeseen capsize earlier today,

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    It appears the fleet will be down to three. And Armel is looking for a ride...






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