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    Published on 03-28-2017 01:58 PM
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    From a funky first day of racing when the promising solid morning breeze evaporated to become difficult, shifty and unsettled and then disappeared, it was a return to business as usual for the second day of competition at the 48th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR regatta.
    The Bay of Palma was blessed by the reliable light Embat sea breeze which filled in on cue to keep the 10 classes racing on, or close to schedule.

    Published on 03-27-2017 02:14 PM
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    For many of the 833 sailors racing at the Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR opening day of what is effectively the start of the new four year Olympic cycle of European regattas brings a unique excitement. For the seasoned campaigners who made it to Rio, and for those who didn't, being back in their boat, fully engaged in the white heat of competition, racing on the renowned Bay of Palma is the perfect reminder of the enduring appeal of Olympic class racing. Indeed, for the majority, ...
    Published on 03-08-2017 11:11 AM
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    François Gabart and the MACIF trimaran to attempt the
    single-handed round the world record

    · After a four-month refit, the MACIF trimaran was relaunched in Lorient, on Wednesday, 8 March

    · On the programme this season: two races with crew and the multihull single-handed round the world record ...
    Published on 03-06-2017 05:23 PM
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    The storm Zeus who has just crossed France has done a lot of damage in Brittany. Weather France recorded speed records in Finistère with a peak at 193 km / h (104 knots) at Camaret, an absolute record of wind for this coastal town. In ...
    Published on 02-15-2017 08:53 AM
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    The Telegraph announces the British Sailor Alex Thomson has edged Great Britain's Tennis Superstar Roger Federer
    for the Liontrust Sporting Hero Of The Month Award:

    Heroic yachtsman Alex Thomson beats Federer by the closest margin yet.

    Vendée ...
    Published on 02-12-2017 09:46 AM
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    On February 5th, a crew of 13 aboard the 60' Clyde Challenger departed Horta, in the Azores headed for Scotland. In rough seas and
    strong winds, the Clyde Challenger lost steerage 3 days in, and ultimately the vessels was dismasted. The good news is all crew are now safe courtesy the British Navy's destroyer, HMS Dragon

    Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon rescues 14 stricken sailors from damaged British racing yacht

    The crew of Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon have rescued 14 sailors ...
    Published on 02-04-2017 08:49 AM
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    The crew at Studio Borlenghi capture the breeze on conditions

    Primo Cup
    going on in Monaco!

    Published on 01-10-2017 10:07 AM
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    It's a Record! Exceptional take up for 47th Rolex Fastnet Race
    Entry into the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event, the Rolex Fastnet Race surpassed expectation today in record-breaking time. The ...
    Published on 12-21-2016 09:20 AM
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    Photograph: Miguel A. Lopes/EPA

    Paul Evans www.worldsurfleague.com

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    Australian Jamie Mitchell made history Tuesday by winning the inaugural Nazaré Challenge at Praia do Norte in 30-to-40-foot surf. The veteran waterman was a clear standout throughout the day, skillfully negotiating the uniquely tricky lineups for his first-ever ...
    Published on 11-02-2016 12:22 PM
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    Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70, Phaedo 3 crossed the finish line off Porto Cervo from Monaco at 16:06:51 (CET) today setting a new World Record of 7 hours, 53 minutes ...
    Published on 10-26-2016 12:42 PM
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    26 October 2016 - The Royal Malta Yacht Club announced that Vincenzo Onorato's Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino is the overall winner of the 37th Rolex Middle Sea Race. Whilst a number ...
    Published on 10-25-2016 09:11 AM
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    George David’s American Maxi, Rambler 88, crossed the finish line of the 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Monohull Line Honours at 02:18:26 CET on Tuesday 25th October in an elapsed time of 02 days 14 hours 03 minutes 26 seconds. George David and the Rambler 88 crew were welcomed to the club by Godwin Zammit, Commodore of the Royal Malta Yacht Club.

    Rambler 88 Crew: George David, Erle Williams, Brad Jackson, Rodney Ardern, Joca Signorini, Andrew Cape, Silvio Arrivabene, Josh Belsky, Lorenzo Mazza, Will McCarthy, Stu Wilson, ...
    Published on 10-24-2016 08:40 AM
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    The routes of Maserati and Phaedo at bottom of chart:

    Overnight the battle for multihull line honours at the 2016 the Rolex Middle Sea Race took an extraordinary twist. At about 20:30 CET on Sunday 23 October, Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70 Phaedo 3 rounded Pantelleria and was 11 miles ahead of their rival Giovanni Soldini's MOD70 Maserati. The American multihull looked ...
    Published on 10-23-2016 09:18 AM
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    DAY TWO PM Update ¦ 1600 CET Sunday 23 October 2016

    After scorching around the early part of the course, covering over half of the 608 nautical-mile course in just 24 hours, Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 and Giovanni Soldini's Italian ...
    Published on 10-23-2016 09:14 AM
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    Maserati Multi70 catches up with Phaedo3 as they sail neck-and-neck towards the finish of the Rolex Middle Sea Race

    Another 300 miles of beating in freshening winds to the line at Malta

    Published on 10-20-2016 09:15 AM
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    It’s official: Maserati Multi70 will be at start of Rolex Middle Sea Race on Saturday, October 22
    Damaged foil and rudder replaced in record time

    The Maserati Multi70 team has won its first race against time.
    The Italian MOD70 will join the rest of the Rolex Middle ...
    Published on 10-16-2016 12:02 PM
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    Five bullet day for 2016 GC32 Racing Tour champion
    GC32 Racing Tour press release issued on 16/10/2016
    Franck Cammas and his crew on NORAUTO powered by Groupama Team France proved convincingly that their dominance of the 2016 GC32 Racing Tour was no fluke. On this closing day of Marseille One Design, held in at times in 'top of the range' conditions, the French team managed a perfect five-out-of-five score line. This left them a massive 24 points clear of American Jason Carroll's second placed Argo.

    On the 2016 GC32 Racing Tour leaderboard, NORAUTO's only threat going into Marseille One Design was Sebastien Schneiter's Team Tilt. The Swiss youth crew finished fourth, enabling Cammas and his crew to claim the 2016 GC32 Racing ...
    Published on 10-14-2016 01:55 PM
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    Consistent NORAUTO GC32 shines as Marseille One Design sets sail.

    After a day and a half of France's second city being battered by gale force winds, Marseille One Design, the last event of the 2016 GC32 Racing Tour, got going this afternoon with three races successfully sailed.

    Following this morning's thunder and lightning, as the last weather front associated with this system edged inland, so the wind dropped to a more modest 10-15 knots and the first race got away at 1541 after ...
    Published on 10-13-2016 12:54 PM
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    Quantum Racing Seal 2016 52 SUPER SERIES Title
    (Thursday 13th October, Cascais) – Quantum Racing sealed the 2016 52 SUPER SERIES title when they crossed the finish line of the fourth race of the EGNOS 52 SUPER SERIES Cascais Cup winning the overall season with two days of racing still to be completed.

    The American-flagged team has won four out of four regattas this season. And when they crossed the finish line in third late this afternoon with Azzurra in eighth, they now share the same points tally as the leaders of this final regatta this season.

    Hard driving ...
    Published on 10-11-2016 12:07 PM
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    A Fistful of Wins. Azzurra lead in Cascais.
    (Tuesday 11th October, Cascais) – Quantum Racing may be inching their way inexorably towards the 2016 52 SUPER SERIES title, making steady progress towards their end game today with a fourth and a second today, but the 2015 champions Azzurra are in no way giving up without a fight.

    Their "gaucho spirit" is alive and kicking as the Roemmers' family team made the best possible start to the season's finale – the EGNOS 52 SUPER SERIES Cascais ...