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    Published on 03-17-2018 03:04 PM
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    Ed Wright won his second Finn European title in Cádiz on Saturday after a spectacular medal race in high winds and huge waves that nearly resulted in the race being cancelled. Nicholas Heiner, from the Netherlands, had led all week, but several capsizes and a last place left him with the silver, while Max Salminen, from Sweden did enough to take the bronze, after placing second in the race.

    The Final Race for the rest of the fleet was canceled with sustained gusts well over 30 knots and huge seas. This meant that Nils Theuninck, from Switzerland, ...
    Published on 03-16-2018 01:01 PM
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    Heiner leads Finn fleet into Europeans medal race as Cádiz turns it up again
    March 16, 2018

    Both Nicholas Heiner, from the Netherlands, and Edward Wright, from Britain, are guaranteed medals at the Open and U23 Finn Europeans in Cadiz after the final day of the Opening Series on Friday. The conditions were again exceptional, with Briton, Ben Cornish, winning another race, while Swedish world champion, Max Salminen, moved up to third, with just the medal race to sail.

    In the U23 championship, Nils Theuninck, from Switzerland, returns to the lead, ...
    Published on 03-15-2018 02:40 PM
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    Ben Cornish schooled the Finn fleet in Cádiz on Day 4 of the Open and U23 Finn European Championship with two emphatic race wins in conditions that developed during the day from awesome to epic with huge waves, 20+ knots of wind, as well as something almost unseen so far in Cadiz, the much promised Spanish sunshine. Unfortunately the second race was later abandoned after extensive jury hearings because the first mark was out of position.

    At the top of the Open leaderboard, Nicholas Heiner, from The Netherlands, still leads the Briton, Edward Wright, though now just by two points, while Josh Junior, from New Zealand, is some way ...
    Published on 03-14-2018 02:18 PM
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    Power sailors move up as big breeze arrives at Finn Europeans in Cádiz
    March 14, 2018 Admin News, Press Release
    The breeze finally arrived on the third day of the Open and U23 Finn European Championships in Cádiz, with three testing races in winds building from 15 to 22 knots during the day. Nicholas Heiner, from The Netherlands, extends his lead to nine points from Ed Wright, of Britain. However, Swedish World Champion, Max Salminen, had the best day of anyone and moved up to third overall.

    For the U23 title, the defending champion, Briton, Henry Wetherell took ...
    Published on 03-12-2018 12:35 PM
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    Big waves for big sailors on opening day in Cádiz
    March 12, 2018

    Nicholas Heiner, from The Netherlands, won the only race possible on the opening day of the 2018 Finn European Championships in Cádiz, Spain. Caleb Paine, from the USA, and Facundo Olezza, from Argentina are joint second.

    With 30 U23 sailors, it is the largest youth fleet at the Europeans for some time. 2015 Junior World Champion, Ondrej Teply, from Czech Republic leads from Joan Cardona Mendez, of Spain and Guillaume Boissard, of France.

    Published on 03-02-2018 11:21 AM
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    Up to 80 boats destroyed as Storm Emma rips through Holyhead Marina
    Millions of pounds of boats sunk or smashed against rocks in hurricane-force winds

    Up to 80 boats have been sunk or wrecked as Storm Emma ripped through Holyhead Marina.
    Published on 03-01-2018 09:54 AM
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    Iconic Big Wave Surfer Ross-Clarke Jones has been charging Nazare this whole season and surfed giant waves in very dangerous ...
    Published on 01-29-2018 05:38 PM
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    Reschensee, Italy
    29 January 2018

    From 26 – 28 January 2018 Lake Reschen played host for more than 80 Snow Kiters from all over Europe at this years first IKA SnowKite WorldCup stop with Florian Gruber (GER) being the dominating force in both Course Racing and Long Distance discipline

    The first day was all about the Long Distance Race, where 81 Snowkiters fought ...
    Published on 10-24-2017 08:44 AM
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    Rolex Middle Sea Race
    Day Four Report: 1200 CEST | Tuesday 24th October, 2017

    After four days of racing in the Rolex Middle Sea Race, 7 yachts have completed the race, 47 are still racing, and 50 yachts have now officially retired. The brutal conditions in the latter part of the ...
    Published on 10-23-2017 09:19 AM
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    As expected, near gale force winds arrived in the early hours of this morning (Monday) rapidly changing the character of the 38th Rolex Middle Sea Race. To the north of Sicily, yachts are experiencing sustained wind speeds of 30 knots with a significant sea state. Gusts will be higher. The Royal Malta Yacht Club race management team has been busy through the night, monitoring the fleet’s progress. There have been a number ...
    Published on 10-22-2017 12:14 PM
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    Day Two Report | 22 October 2017
    George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88, has made the best of the light breeze dominating the first 24 hours of the 38th*Rolex Middle Sea Race to build a commanding lead over her rivals. Pressing on through the sticky conditions, Rambler had reached Stromboli this afternoon with the majority of the fleet still to pass through the Messina Strait. While the going has been slow so far, gale force winds are still forecast to arrive from the northwest during the small ...
    Published on 10-15-2017 01:52 PM
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    The Nations Trophy is being launched this year and will become a biennial, focal event in the world of Swan One Design activity.

    The Nations Trophy 2017 is the culmination of the Swan One Design European season. It is open to all ClubSwan 50s, Swan 45s and ClubSwan 42s. The event will serve to determine the Swan 45 World Championship, plus the ClubSwan 50 and Swan 42 European Championships. The winner of The Nations Trophy will be determined by taking the scores ...
    Published on 10-12-2017 11:49 AM
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    Franck Cammas and Lionel Péan all star crew go monohull on the VOR 70' Babsy (ex Puma)
    attempt an all out assault on the Round Corsica in mistral conditions.

    Images ©http://www.martin-raget.com/

    Published on 10-09-2017 02:08 PM
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    2078 boats in attendance for the Barcolana Regatta in in Trieste Italy, a new record for an event
    that annually has the greatest attendance of any sailing event world wide.
    Images © Studio Borlenghi
    Published on 10-05-2017 10:12 AM
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    Whilst making the most of the last puffs of downwind breeze and continuing to make headway towards the goal without losing sight of the potential options to come, the solo sailors will now have to switch from intuitive to cerebral mode, from a philosophy of “I am not afraid” to “which way is out…?” Indeed, singlehanded racing is all about being an all-rounder.

    To stand a chance of winning an offshore race you need: a good boat, inevitably; hours spent on the water practising, talent ...
    Published on 10-04-2017 11:35 AM
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    The expected north-easterly wind is now packing a punch. As a result, the Minis are once again making speeds that are more in line with their true potential as they plunge southwards. Though the majority of the fleet has opted to pass between the TSS of Cape Finisterre and the Spanish coast, a few of the skippers have chosen to take the long route, making westing as a possible ...
    Published on 10-03-2017 09:57 AM
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    Had to share this incident of our friend Kathy Mansfield at Cannes/St Tropez, the Marine Photographer in bow of the Photo Boat ...
    Published on 10-03-2017 09:22 AM
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    The 2017 Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez got breeze on Tuesday after a slow Monday with none
    and Gilles Martin-Raget was overhead and got some fine images!

    Event website

    Published on 10-03-2017 09:08 AM
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    Five events for 2018 IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge

    My Song prepares to tackle the Faraglioni off Capri. Photo: Francesco Rastrelli /CRVI

    The 2018 IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge sets sail this month with the Rolex Middle Sea Race, starting from Valletta's Grand Harbour, Malta, on 21 October. Comprising the region's most prestigious offshore races, the five event ...
    Published on 09-24-2017 08:58 AM
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    Azzurra Are 2017 52 SUPER SERIES Champions
    (Saturday 23rd September, Menorca) – Winning the final regatta of the year to become the only crew to win two events in 2017, the Roemmers family's Azzurra which represents the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda are the new 52 SUPER SERIES champions.

    With three teams in the frame for the overall season title, Azzurra, Harm Müller-Spreer's Platoon and Doug DeVos's Quantum Racing, the final, last day showdown at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week regatta was thwarted ...