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    Published on 12-01-2021 02:04 PM
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    Asked what a Frenchman eats for breakfast in Spain, today’s winner smiled: “I eat an English breakfast in Spain.
    Look at my skinny legs! I need bigger legs to go faster, and that’s why I need an English breakfast.”

    Another rider familiar with the Great British breakfast is Connor Bainbridge who powered his way to victory in the opening race,
    with Mazella breathing down the Briton’s neck all the way to the high-speed finish. Bainbridge followed up with three second ...
    Published on 11-15-2021 10:56 AM
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    Emergency services have rescued and treated the occupants of a tourist catamaran that sunk this afternoon, Sunday, November 14, off the coast of Cartagena in Murcia province. It is still not known what caused the boat to break apart and sink. There are believed to have been no casualties among ...
    Published on 11-05-2021 04:06 PM
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    Sled Are Pitching For Double Title Win With A Single Point In Hand

    Takashi Okura’s Sled team emerged from a dramatic penultimate day of the short, intense 2021 52 SUPER SERIES season carrying a lead of just one single point in the chase not only for the Rolex TP52 World Championship title but also the 2021 circuit title.

    With a strong winds forecast – over 35 knots seems expected on the north coast of Mallorca – there may be considerable dockside debate whether the more sheltered Bay of Palma might yet prove sheltered ...
    Published on 11-04-2021 03:36 PM
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    Consistent Platoon, Phoenix and Sled Shape Up As Title Contenders

    A seemingly unerring consistency, Platoon returning a pair of second places and Phoenix a pair of thirds, sees the German and South African TP52s locked in a three way tussle with the USA flagged Sled for the Rolex TP52 World Championship title. After six races only one point separates the trio.

    With just two days of the season left to sail, the overall circuit title for 2021 is equally finely poised. Circuit leaders ...
    Published on 11-04-2021 11:56 AM
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    Words by by Camille El Beze for Yacht Boat News

    The wait was a bit long, but it was worth it. The 73 crews of the Nacra15 World Championships could not leave the car park until around 2:45 p.m. First for lack of wind, then because the latter came in suddenly, a little too strong, giving the race committee some hesitation.

    Finally, only one and only race could be launched shortly before 4:00 p.m., in a good north-west of around 20 knots. The 73 crews were divided into two groups, ie two starts of 36 ...
    Published on 11-03-2021 02:40 PM
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    All Locked Up After Day 2 At The Rolex TP52 World Championships. Ties At The Top Of Regatta And The Season Standings.

    Takashi Okura’s Sled crew with six times America’s Cup winner Murray Jones on the helm and Italian ace Francesco Bruni calling tactics won themselves a share of the overall lead of the Rolex TP52 World Championships on the Bay of Palma today after two of the most challenging but exciting races of recent years.

    In the chase for the World Championship title they now share the same 15 points tally as the Plattner family’s Phoenix which followed up a golden, ...
    Published on 11-03-2021 09:38 AM
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    Double Bullet Day Sees Phoenix Open Best At Rolex TP52 World Championships

    With two solid wins today Hasso Plattner’s South African flagged Phoenix team lead the Rolex TP52 World Championships and moved to the top of the overall 52 SUPER SERIES leaderboard with four days of the 2021 season remaining.
    With Tom Slingsby and Cameron Dunn combining on tactics and strategy respectively on Phoenix the red hulled TP52 started strongly in both races and led at all but one mark of the two windward-leeward races on a tricky, challenging ...
    Published on 10-28-2021 12:20 PM
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    The open space outside the City Gate of Malta’s capital, Valletta, is dominated by a fountain comprising three bronze figures of mythological Tritons. Inspired by the Fontana delle Tartarughe in Rome, they represent Malta's links with the sea, their posture gives a sense of potency. After this year’s Rolex Middle Sea Race, the tritons could easily be replaced by Maltese sailors, whose affinity with the waters that surround ...
    Published on 10-26-2021 11:32 AM
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    Perfect wind conditions for the knockouts. ETA Sailing Team is out. But they are ready to be back.

    The event has ramped up a gear with the start of the knockouts, a series of direct eliminations that the teams must face over the coming days in order to secure a place in the final.
    The knockouts are organised in three rounds (A-B-C), each consisting of three races, in which six teams participate.

    The first round was completed today by Team Argentina, Equal Sailing, Katana Sailing Team, Okalys Youth Project, Youth Europ Sails and ...
    Published on 10-25-2021 09:30 AM
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    October 24, 2021

    This morning, Monday 25 October, the VPLP/Verdier designed 30.48 metre/100 foot racing maxi, Comanche (CAY), skippered by Mitch Booth, crossed the finish line ...
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    Once in Every Lifetime Comes a Race Like This

    1700 CEST The 42nd Rolex Middle Sea Race continues deliver. After shredding the first 450 nautical miles of the 606nm racecourse the front-running Maxi Multihulls are only 66nm from the finish and expected in some time after 1930 CEST, well inside the race record of 47 hours 55 minutes and 3 seconds set in 2007. The leading Maxi Monohulls are also treating the existing benchmark with disdain and look set to better the time as well, albeit ...
    Published on 10-23-2021 11:56 AM
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    October 23, 2021
    A Grand Day in A Grand Harbour

    1700 CEST The 42nd Rolex Middle Sea Race has so far lived up to expectations, putting on a sensational start. All 114 yachts got away cleanly in a fresh south-easterly breeze that built from 10-12 knots, in the confines of Grand Harbour, to 15 knots plus once past the outer breakwater. From the smallest to the largest, the slowest to the fastest, it was a magnificent ...
    Published on 10-21-2021 10:18 AM
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    What do you get when you take 3 crews from Bahama, 3 crews from Switzerland, and one crew each from Germany,
    Great Britain and Norway, put them in 5.5 Metres on Lake Garda, add some good breeze and a talented photographer?

    all photos © http://robertdeaves.uk/ ...
    Published on 10-17-2021 10:19 PM
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    TORREGRANDE, ITALY (October 17, 2021) – After much anticipation during the light wind postponement on shore, Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Calif.) took the win in her final race, securing her fifth Women’s Formula Kite World Champion title. Under the new scoring system that will be utilized in the kite’s Paris 2024 debut, Moroz only needed one more race win on the final day of racing to bring home the gold. Joining her in the finals was Great Britain’s Ellie Aldridge, finishing second, France’s Lauriane Nolot in third and Poema Newland in fourth.

    In the thrill of the adrenaline and high emotions, Moroz reflected on her accomplishment, saying “it feels really good. I have to give all my props to the whole squad, the coaches, the team, my parents, friends, and family for the support. It takes a village and I’m really thankful to have their encouragement behind me. I’m absorbing it all right now… the conditions were very difficult this week, even when it was windy, it was super shifty, so making a good plan was tricky. You had to change your decisions and tactics on the go ...
    Published on 10-13-2021 05:24 PM
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    Opening skirmishes at Formula Kite Worlds in Italy throw up surprises in tight racing

    The opening exchanges at the Formula Kite World Championships, being fought out on the Gulf of Oristano on the Italian island of Sardinia, slightly upset the form book after a faltering start, when the wind teased before the action kicked off in earnest.

    Britain’s Katie Dabson scored well in her day’s races on the spectacular track off Torregrande, as the south-westerly breezes filled in late in the day, leaving her second overall.

    Polish teenagers Nina Arcisz and Julia Damasiewicz picked up the pace as racing intensified, after the wind died mid-way through the day’s second race. When ...
    Published on 10-13-2021 11:42 AM
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    High stakes drama in prospect at first Worlds of Olympic cycle in Sardinia

    The world’s fastest kiteboard racers are set to battle for the coveted Formula Kite World Championships in the inaugural title fight of the Olympic cycle, on the Italian island of Sardinia.

    Over five days that promise high-intensity action, the biggest kitefoil fleet ever will go head-to-head on the flat waters off Torregrande, marking the start of the countdown to kiteboarding’s ...
    Published on 10-11-2021 04:30 PM
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    The 2021 Finn World Masters opened on Monday with some challenging breeze of 12 to 18 knots and two amazing races on the Mar Menor.
    Valerian Lebrun picked up two bullets and leads after the first day from Filipe Silva and Anthony Nossiter.

    Though Paul McKenzie led for most of race 1, Lebrun came though on the final downwind with superior free pumping technique.
    In ...
    Published on 10-11-2021 10:43 AM
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    Magic Carpet Cubed prevails in Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez maxi racing
    Saint-Tropez, October 2021

    A most rewarding week two of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez for the maxi yachts concluded today with an easterly eventually filling in to provide 45 of the world’s largest sailing yachts with a last opportunity to put points on the scoreboard. Given the delayed start, the race committee from the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez and the event’s co-organiser, the International ...
    Published on 10-11-2021 10:12 AM
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    A last minute manoeuvre by Nico Poons’ Charisma won them the final race of the 44Cup Scarlino World Championship by a mere second, but it was the defending champions on Chris Bake’s Team Aqua that defended their title in this 11th RC44 World Championship by one slender point. Like a final curtain call to this World Championship, as well as a reminder of how close the racing always is between the high performance owner-driver one designs, the top eight RC44s all crossed the ...
    Published on 10-11-2021 09:15 AM
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    Arca Sgr wins the 53rd Barcolana:

    With owners Furio Benussi and Lorenzo Bressani at the tactics wins the 53rd Barcolana presented by Generali, one of the most challenging editions ever.

    all images © Borlenghi Studio

    The Bora wind, in a "catabatic version" with short and intense gusts that descend vertically on the Gulf, characterized the racing field, making strategic the work of the tacticists - engaged ...