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    Published on 07-14-2017 09:22 AM
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    THE BBC REPORTS

    The head of a yacht firm has been found guilty of failing to ensure the safety of a yacht which capsized in the Atlantic with the loss of four lives.
    Douglas Innes had been responsible for the Cheeki Rafiki, ...
    Published on 07-09-2017 10:56 AM
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    Violent collision on water
    The day is clearly to forget for the champions of the title Lorina Limonade - Gulf of Morbihan which have chained
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    Published on 07-07-2017 11:54 AM
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    The third day of the 2017 Corfu Challenge with Rolex as the official timepiece proved to be yet another superb day of racing Maxi 72’s! Teams left Marina Gouvia with flat, calm sapphire blue water and were delighted to rendezvous in a fully white capped race area. Sailors are all enjoying the intellectual and ...
    Published on 07-04-2017 12:31 PM
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    The sailing yacht Capella capsized on Ostend on Saturday morning at 8:30 with 6 sailors aboard. There was a NW wind 6-7. Man and power were sought for a missing crew member. A rescue helicopter of the Belgian army and navy police and the ...
    Published on 07-02-2017 10:11 AM
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    Two full seasons dedicated to the RC44 class paid off today for Russian Alexander Novoselov, his American tactician Andy Horton and the crew of Katusha, when they won their first ever RC44 Championship event.

    “It has taken us two years to win, so I am very excited,” said Novoselov. “It feels very nice. We have a very nice atmosphere on board with a lot of joking. It’s fun. We had good weather. Today we had great wind. We were just about in control! Porto Cervo ...
    Published on 07-02-2017 09:55 AM
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    Huge excitement with spectator boats surrounding Concise 10. Fastest multihull rounding at 08.02.40secs achieved in 2hrs 22min 23secs beating Phaedo3's record by ONE MINUTE!





    Four seasons in one day, a game of two halves, a bit of everything; you can pick your cliche, but the 2017 Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay has certainly delivered on all levels. *

    Ultimately, it will be the MOD70, Concise 10 taking the lion’s share of the headlines, and rightly so as Ned Collier Wakefield steered the 70ft trimaran ...
    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.




    all photos © Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com
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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 ...