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    Published on 04-22-2021 09:56 AM
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    "From Cowes to Dinard in 4 hours, 30 minutes and 49 seconds, with an average speed of 30,59 knots!
    The first hour was quite slow, we had to gybe 5 or 6 times
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    Published on 04-21-2021 11:24 AM
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    69 Mini teams embarked on the 250 nm Plastimo Lorient mini 6.50 event over the weekend,








    On one side, with a proto - the 1019 Etincelle Network, untouchable and imperial, which wins from potron twink with a car ahead of the rest of the fleet, and on the other a nice clique of series - the 979 YC St Lunaire-ARSEP, 951 Fond Apro and 977 Clair'Ocean Sailing - that only a handful of minutes ...
    Published on 04-16-2021 03:49 PM
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    "It's record breaking!
    We crossed the finish line at 2:21:42 GMT (4:21:42 Italian time): the new record from Plymouth to La Rochelle is 12 hours, 15 minutes
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    Published on 04-15-2021 10:27 AM
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    FORTUNE FAVOURS THE CONSISTENT ON DAY 3 AT FINN EUROPEANS IN VILAMOURA


    Fortunes changed for many on the third day of 2021 Open and U23 Finn European Championship in Vilamoura, Portugal, after two more races in great conditions, yet as tricky as ever. Hungary’s ever consistent Zsombor Berecz is back on top, while Britain’s Giles Scott jumps from ninth to second. Overnight leader, Joan Cardona, from Spain, drops to third after a tough day. The race wins went to Nicholas Heiner, from the Netherlands, and Scott.

    Both Cardona and Heiner picked up black flag disqualifications on a day when, again, many high scores were added to the leaderboard. With ...
    Published on 04-12-2021 04:47 PM
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    CONSISTENT ZSOMBOR BERECZ LEADS AFTER OPENING DAY
    April 12, 2021 admin
    Hungary’s Zsombor Berecz opened his title defence at the 2021 Open and U23 Finn European Championship in Vilamoura, Portugal, with steady fourth and fifth places on a day when many favourites were hitting high scores. He leads overall after the first day from Canada’s Tom Ramshaw and Britain’s Henry Wetherell. The race wins went to Wetherell and Nicholas Heiner, from The Netherlands, on a tricky day of light and patchy winds.

    After a slight delay to the start, the earlier cloudy skies gradually gave way to a sunny afternoon and a breeze that built from six ...
    Published on 04-07-2021 09:23 AM
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    Peter Cunningham, Ned Collier Wakefield and the MOD70 PowerPlay crew just broke the Fastnet record set by the MOD 70 Phaedo 3's 2015 time of 27h 42m 26s .
    PowerPlay's new record is now 25 hours 4 min and 18 sec on the 595 miles ...
    Published on 04-04-2021 11:36 AM
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    James Neville's HH42 Ino XXX © Paul Wyeth


    The Royal Ocean Racing Club 2021 season got underway on Easter Saturday with an inshore race in the Solent of approximately 38 nautical miles, the first of three races in the 2021 RORC Spring Series.

    The top three boats included the fastest and slowest rated boats under IRC as well as the top Two-Handed team. ...
    Published on 03-29-2021 10:28 AM
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    The big stage of the Solo Maître CoQ promised to be complete as well as complex. The point is that it kept all its promises with both tiny erratic airs and strong wind. Extreme conditions, particularly technical, which naturally made the business of the big guys of the circuit. Indeed, after having made a first break on the Ile de Ré side, they widened the gap even further on the second half of the peloton on the Birvideaux side where they took to the skies at supersonic speeds when their adversaries fought for a long time upwind. In this phase of the race, in "submarine" mode, however, it was necessary to manage to keep up hellish pace, firmly riveted to the helm, to get out of the game. Pierre Quiroga (Skipper ...
    Published on 03-25-2021 12:12 PM
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    March and it starts again!




    At 13:34 this Thursday, after a first general reminder, the start of the big race of the 18th edition of the Solo Maître CoQ was given in the bay of Sables d'Olonne by Manu Cousin, recent finisher of the Vendée Globe. The 29 competing sailors then set off, propelled by a flow from the west-southwest sector blowing between 4 and 5 knots. In these soft conditions, Achille Nebout (Primeo Energie - Amarris) was the first to stand ...
    Published on 03-21-2021 05:48 PM
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    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team arrived in Porto Cervo at 9:09 38” on March 21st, setting a new Monaco to Porto Cervo multihull record, sailing 195 miles in 7 hours, 50 minutes ...
    Published on 03-11-2021 01:34 PM
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    On a day with perfect wind conditions for the practice of the sport in Vilamoura, Portugal, the Swedish duo Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergström keep the leadership of the men's competition with 9 races already completed.








    The Portuguese sailors Pedro and Diogo Costa climbed today to the 2nd place in the overall classification of the World Championship in the 470 class ...
    Published on 03-09-2021 01:30 PM
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    Spanish, French and Israeli crews top the rankings early on at the 470 World Championship in Vilamoura, Portugal.
    Three races were sailed in all three fleets on the opening day, as 76 teams from 24 nations competed across the Men's, Women's and Mixed events.

    And three teams who stood on the podium at the 2019 World Championship have made a blistering start to the regatta.

    In the Men's fleet, Jordi Xammar ...
    Published on 03-08-2021 09:31 AM
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    Flying above the waves

    Young Azzurra lead the way as elimination claims Xela Racing
    Looking at today’s scoreboard, you could be forgiven for thinking that nothing much happened today. For the first two races, the podium was the same… ITA, EUR, USA with the Italians going on to win 3 out of the 4 races they completed. But the scoreboard ...
    Published on 03-08-2021 09:21 AM
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    LIGHT WINDS, PRESSURE BUILDING
    Qualifiers are over, the real work begins now.
    The light, shifty wind brought the flying Persico 69Fs back down to earth, but the unstable conditions allowed for plenty of opportunities for wily opportunists to move up through the fleet, or for others to slip down.

    In the first race of the day, a last-second wind shift before the start meant that only ...
    Published on 03-03-2021 05:10 PM
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    The last day of the 3rd Portugal Grand Prix - Round 2 had two races for the 470 and three for the RS:X, with 15 knots! Have a look at what happened in the water








    25 470 Men, 16 470 Mixed, 26 470 Women's dinghies

    26 RS-X, 16 RS-x Women Sailboards have just completed the 2nd stage ...
    Published on 03-03-2021 03:05 PM
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    Gaeta, Italy (March 3, 2021) – The first Grand Prix of the inaugural Liberty Bitcoin Youth Foiling Gold Cup got underway today for the eight teams competing in the Persico 69F class. After light winds postponed the start of the qualification round, each team completed three races in variable 7-9 knot winds.

    The challenging conditions benefited the three teams with the most experience in the Persico 69F who now lead the rankings, although the USA team of Langston Goldenburg, Riley Gibbs, and Anna Weis, which are new to the boat, sit in fourth.

    Qualifying continues to March 8 after which the ...
    Published on 02-26-2021 11:07 PM
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    The 52 SUPER SERIES Follows Responsible Approach And Reschedules 2021 Season And Venues
    (Friday 26th February, 2021) – With the prospect of being unable to run the early season events to an appropriate standard and have them properly accessible ...
    Published on 12-16-2020 04:26 PM
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    Meanwhile, on the Portuguese coastal village of Vilamoura, The 2020 European Olympic Championships or Trials if you
    will. AKA The Portuguese Grand Prix 2020 Part 1 has been underway with Lasers, Laser Radial, 49ers and 49er FX's,
    and RSX men and women's, (November) taking charge in boisterous ...
    Published on 11-10-2020 10:36 PM
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    UPDATE Monday November 9: It's understood that the mayor of Nazare Walter Chicharro is meeting with authorities tomorrow to discuss a solution. We'll keep you posted on a resolution.

    Surfing has officially been banned at XXL surfing's favourite amphitheatre Nazare amidst COVID fears.
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    Published on 11-05-2020 10:46 AM
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    On the south coast of Portugal lays Marina de Vilamoura with an excellent sailing facilities and direct access
    to the Atlantic, where a fleet of International Dragons have gathered for the 1st of a series of winter
    competitions.

    Today the fleet of 14 were challenged by a sizable swell and winds up to 25 knots, leading up to
    some wild ...