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    Published on 09-16-2019 09:18 AM
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    Spindrift 2 was put back in the water on Monday 16th September in the presence of Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and the Spindrift racing team.

    The world’s largest racing maxi trimaran has spent the past few months ...
    Published on 09-12-2019 04:49 PM
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    2019 Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals Day 1: Baptism of Fire
    mark jardine all verbs and photos

    There was a marked reluctance from the fleet to launch today from the Castle Cove Sailing Club dinghy park as they looked out onto the white horses covering Portland Harbour. It was only 20 minutes before the 1pm start gun that a deluge of Moths flew to the start line, battling on the edge of control.
    Under an overcast sky, the Race Officer wasted no time in getting the fleet away, knowing that the wind was forecast to increase, ...
    Published on 09-12-2019 10:21 AM
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    Malcesine - Day 2 of the European Melges 20 Championship in Malcesine is a day to be framed for the Brontolo Racing crew led by Ancona-based shipowner Filippo Pacinotti.

    It starts early in the morning, with the start of the second race of the Garda series set for 8.30 am: the Peler is already well stretched, it touches peaks of ...
    Published on 09-09-2019 01:42 PM
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    Roughly translated from Voiles et Voiliers

    Sank Monday after hitting the cardinal buoy Basse Paupian, Figaro NF Habitat (skippered usually by Corentin Douguet and owned by François Gabart) ...
    Published on 09-06-2019 10:54 AM
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    Mistral puts on a great show at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

    Porto Cervo, 6 September 2019. A mistral wind blowing at over 20 knots pushed the maxi yachts to give top performances today, offering a unique sailing spectacle set against the beautiful natural scenery of the Costa Smeralda. The 30th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of title sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association, concludes ...
    Published on 09-05-2019 02:21 PM
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    The penultimate day of the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships was blessed with beautiful conditions in Tor Bay. With the breeze coming from the land once again, shifts and puffs of breeze made for tricky conditions with snakes and ladders right across the race course. ...
    Published on 09-04-2019 02:39 PM
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    20 knots of breeze piping in from the north created full-on battle conditions for the 20 nation fleet on Day Three of the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships. For the third consecutive day, the Open and Corinthian leaders have changed, with teams from nine nations occupying the top ten places. There ...
    Published on 09-04-2019 02:21 PM
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    Porto Cervo, 4 September 2019. The third day of racing was completed today in the 30th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, an event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of title sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association. The fleet of over 50 maxi yachts in attendance was welcomed on the starting ...
    Published on 09-03-2019 08:14 AM
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    Catapult Ballistic on Day One

    The Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championship kicked off today with three races in Torbay. Big wind shifts and changes in wind speed tested the 78 teams competing as well as the Race Management team led by Stuart Childerley. In the Open Class, Joel Ronning (USA) racing Catapult, leads the championship after three races. Second is Claudia Rossi (ITA) racing Petite Terrible, which recovered from a 28th place ...
    Published on 09-02-2019 05:04 PM
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    The trimaran Ultim Emotion capsized off Portugal this Monday, September 2 around 5am. The five sailors on board were rescued by the Esquadra 751 of the Air Forces of Portugal, whose motto is "For the others to live". It was the crew of one ...
    Published on 09-02-2019 03:18 PM
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    Porto Cervo, 2 September 2019. The first day of racing brought ideal wind conditions for the fleet of 50 boats competing in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, an event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of title sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association which celebrates its 30th edition this year.

    At 12 noon CEST the ...
    Published on 09-02-2019 02:49 PM
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    Conveying to Saint-Quay-Portrieux, the Figaro 3 "NF Habitat", led by two team-mates of Corentin Douguet, sank in front of Aber-Wrac'h after hitting at night, an unlit cardinal buoy. The monotype rested, Monday, by 15 meters of bottom.

    Can you explain what happened?

    I was not on board, the boat was in ferry to Saint-Quay-Portrieux, ...
    Published on 08-30-2019 11:09 AM
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    Day 5, Mischa and Landy now has 6 bullets in some hot racing.
    August 30th 2019

    Day 5 of the ‘A’ Cat Worlds was another early start, but for the Open fleet this time. David Campbell-James, our favourite PRO, is keen to get a full 12 race series in, as we think he may have a little money on doing it! So, it was two Open races followed by 3 Classic fleet races and Weybiza was set to deliver again.

    Under ...
    Published on 08-28-2019 11:36 AM
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    28TH OF AUGUST, 2019
    Platoon Takes Control in Puerto Portals
    (Wednesday 28th August, Puerto Portals) – A testing, northwesterly offshore wind of 12-17kts produced fantastic racing conditions today at the Rolex TP52 World Championship on the Bay of Palma out of Puerto Portals as Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon took control of the title race. They posted two first places and a fifth to lead the championship by seven points going into the final day, Thursday.

    But for ...
    Published on 08-26-2019 11:54 AM
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    Sled Slide Into Rolex TP52 World Championship Lead
    (Monday 26th August, Puerto Portals) – Delivering a 1,1,2 from three of the four races sailed so far,
    Takashi Okura’s Sled team now lead the Rolex TP52 World Championship just one point up ahead of the
    2017 World Champions Platoon of German owner-driver Harm Müller-Spreer.

    If the Bay of Palma has a reputation for consistent, steady seabreeze conditions, the second race of the day
    rather upset that notion. A 25 degree shift in wind direction ...
    Published on 08-26-2019 09:14 AM
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    Consistency Will Be Key at the Rolex TP52 World Championship on the Bay of Palma
    (Saturday 24th August, Puerto Portals) – Provezza, winners on these Bay-of-Palma waters in 2017,
    served notice that they should be among the favourites to win the 2019 TP52 World Championship
    title as they held off Azzurra to win the Official Practice Race in a light sea breeze today.

    The Turkish-flagged team, which has John Cutler steering and Hamish Pepper as tactician,
    has ...
    Published on 08-21-2019 12:11 PM
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    Palermo-Montecarlo, the fifth and final event of the International Maxi Association’s Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge 2018-2019, set sail from Sicily at midday today with crews anticipating a long, tactical race north along the Sardinian and Corsica coasts to reach the Principality.

    This is the 15th running of Palermo-Montecarlo, originally designed by the Monaco Consul and the City of Palermo Sports Council, to ‘unite two historically ...
    Published on 08-16-2019 09:54 AM
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    On the Dutch province of Friesland there lies Lake Tjeukemeer, where they race barges.
    Now the dutch barges were not made to be raced, they were made to deliver cargo through
    the shallow waters of the Netherlands.

    But most of these dutch barges are outdated for deliveries and have been converted ...
    Published on 08-14-2019 03:42 PM
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    Wednesday 14 Aug 2019 Rupert Holmes/CWL

    Very shifty southerly winds provided testing conditions for navigators and tacticians at Cowes Week today as a number of weather fronts passed over the race area. With very strong gusts recorded to the west of the Solent during the morning, relatively short courses were set with the aim of getting fleets home before winds increased further over the race areas in the afternoon.

    During the start sequences winds varied between 10 and 18 knots, with the forecast rain fortuitously holding off. The wind had eased to 10 knots for the start of IRC ...
    Published on 08-11-2019 08:54 AM
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    Due to damage sustained in the last race, Great Britain SailGP Team will not participate in race 2.
    Amazingly the United States SailGP Team is ready to race following its capsize, and Japan SailGP Team will be back on the start line as well despite damage.

    COWES, UK – August 11, 2019 – In extreme conditions at the European debut of SailGP, Australia’s Tom Slingsby ...