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    Published on 11-17-2018 10:58 AM
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    Charisma cleans up in big conditions Cascais
    How things can change. After two light days but with a comparatively large Atlantic swell running, an aggressive-looking cold front off the Portugese coast looked set to make racing impossible on the penultimate day of the RC44 Cascais Cup. However while the skies were overcast and an evil, boat slapping confused sea was running, and the wind built into the mid-20s ...
    Published on 10-24-2018 11:31 AM
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    SMALLER YACHTS BEGIN TO DOMINATE




    The 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race has seen further changes to the leaderboard as the steady stream of finishers continued overnight and during the fifth day of the anniversary event. With 47 boats having completed the course, the podium places in certain classes are beginning to take shape. The overall standings reflect the view that the building conditions have favoured the smaller boats. Currently, seven ...
    Published on 10-23-2018 03:06 PM
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    DAY 4 AM UPDATE

    TRIGGERS PULLED; WHO HAS THE GOLDEN BULLET?

    In the early hours of the fourth day of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race, George David's American Maxi Rambler took an historic fourth straight Monohull Line Honours and, in doing so, set the bar to beat for the overall win under IRC. At 0800 CEST, 46 teams had passed Favignana, with remainder of the 130 fleet still racing expected to pass the northwest point of Sicily later today. The strong north-westerly wind arrived during the night for the boats already to the west of Sicily, providing a sleigh-ride south double digit boat speed.

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    Published on 10-23-2018 02:47 PM
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    The remains of a yacht, hit – and destroyed – by a Red Funnel ferry – have been lifted form the sea.
    The Red Falcon – inbound to the Isle of Wight – came to a stop just a hundred yards from East Cowes Esplanade ...
    Published on 10-23-2018 12:48 PM
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    Christophe LE BOHEC captures the excitement of the Catagolfe 2018 in the Gulf of Morbihan, near Vannes
    on the Bay of Biscay in Southern Brittany in France.



    160 boats and dream conditions

    Under the sun and with a wind NE of 10-15N with some bursts, beating in the evening, the committee was
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    Published on 10-22-2018 03:40 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 10:59 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 10:55 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 02:22 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 01:43 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 01:59 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 11:59 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 12:31 PM
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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 10:21 AM
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    Francis Joyon and the new IDEC out for a little training this past weekend, captured by Jean Marie LIOT


    ROUTE DU RHUM-DESTINATION GUADELOUPE: FRANCIS JOYON READY FOR HIS 7TH PARTICIPATION
    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 02:52 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 04:45 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 03:44 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 07:48 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 01:06 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 01:11 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 ...