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    Published on 08-12-2020 05:13 PM
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    It is definitely a challenge for organisers to build up their events under Covid 19 pandemic threat. Whatever the case, and following Costarmoricaine in North Brittany, Rias Baixas Cata Raid in Galicia, Open Dutch Challenger Cup in Hellecat, International German Championship in Travemünde and Lake Saimaa Raid in Finland, Lars Linder and SWE F18 friends are making final arrangements to welcome the 19 teams registered to sail 2020 Stockholm Archipelago Raid, from and back to Saltsjöbaden.

    Everyone is crossing fingers for Swedish or other European governments not to publish any new restrictive ruling about travel in the coming week, but it ...
    Published on 08-11-2020 03:53 PM
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    PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 10, 2020
    Morlaix Bay sailors urged to arrive "home"

    After three days of well-deserved rest following a first stage of short time, this Monday the 71 single handers still in contention in the Les Sables - The Azores in Bay of Morlaix left Port Olona ...
    Published on 08-03-2020 12:18 PM
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    all images © Rick Tomlinson

    A race around the Isle of Wight on Saturday 1st August marked the return to competitive racing at the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    133 boats took part with Mike Bartholomew’s Tokoloshe II taking the double win for Monohull Line Honours and the race overall after IRC Time Correction. Multihull Line Honours went to PowerPlay, helmed by Peter Cunningham.

    Class Winners included; Giovanni Belgrano’s Whooper ...
    Published on 07-27-2020 11:33 AM
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    Kingdom Team Netherlands wins the second Event of the Persico 69F Cup


    There are many different ways to send messages to your opponents. For example, if your goal is to train for the Youth America’s Cup, you could go to Gargnano, participate in the Grand Prix 1.2 of the Persico 69F CUP – the only foil monotype for crew currently available to train on for the important event in February 2021 – and win; perhaps in the last available race, perhaps even beating some crews with Olympians on board; you could also win five runs out of 12 raced, including – and decisively – the last run worth double-points.

    Here, in summary, ...
    Published on 07-23-2020 09:46 AM
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    The 2020 52 SUPER SERIES Season is Finally Halted, Roll On 2021
    (Thursday 23rd July) –

    Organisers, team owners and stakeholders have taken the decision to cancel TP52 World Championship which were due to take place ...
    Published on 07-21-2020 08:59 AM
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    FRANCK CAMMAS: “IT IS GOOD TO BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE”
    At the end of a race that he will have led from start to finish on the course of the DRHEAM-CUP 1100 (reduced to 750 miles), the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild cut the first this Tuesday, July 20 at 10:30:33 '' the finish line of the DRHEAM-CUP / GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE DE COURSE ...
    Published on 07-20-2020 04:30 PM
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    After more than 24 hours of racing in the DRHEAM-CUP / GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE DE COURSE AU LARGE, the regatta is raging in all classes, scattered between the Celtic Sea, Wolf Rock and the South coast of England. The first are expected on Tuesday morning in La Trinité-sur-Mer, it remains to be seen in what order.

    The first 24 hours of the DRHEAM-CUP ...
    Published on 07-20-2020 10:52 AM
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    FULL FOIL!
    Roberto Lacorte, Enrico Zennaro and Lorenzo Bressani are the first winners in the history of the Persico 69F Cup. With 9 first placements out of 15 races, FlyingNikka 47 dominated the Gargnano regatta field and won with 7 points ahead of the Swiss Team, in third FlyingNikka 74 which finished with 6 points from second.

    Argentine Olympian Santi ...
    Published on 07-17-2020 04:41 PM
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    Less than four months out from the 2020 edition of the Vendée Globe, British sailor Alex Thomson has officially secured his place on the starting line.

    Thomson completed a six-day solo passage onboard his IMOCA 60 race boat, HUGO BOSS, finalising ...
    Published on 07-09-2020 04:46 PM
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    This Thursday, at noon, a sailboat has parked up on the rock Roc h Kranked, in Loguivy de la Mer. The boat then failed to negotiate between the tag " La Old de Loguivy ...
    Published on 07-09-2020 04:29 PM
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    Pierre Antoine's 50-foot trimaran Olmix, broke his starboard arm, then dismasted, Wednesday evening 40 miles from the Isles of Scilly. It was towed to Aber-Wrac'h in a sorry state.
    Wednesday, shortly ...
    Published on 07-07-2020 04:00 PM
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    IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables – Day 3


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    In fresh winds around 25kn West of Ireland, the fleet is heading North this morning with Thomas Ruyant FRA on his Open 60 LinkedOut increasing the advantage continuously. He was 16nm ahead of Jérémy Beyou FRA (Charal) at the last checkpoint. One mile farther behind followed Charlie Dalin FRA (APIVIA) on rank 3. Boris Herrmann GER (SeaExplorer) moved up on ...
    Published on 07-07-2020 01:41 PM
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    Galicia and Saint Tropez are New Venues on the 2021 Calendar for the 52 SUPER SERIES
    (Tuesday, 7th July 2020) – Galicia in the wild and stunningly beautiful north of Spain, and chic and elegant Saint Tropez, two very different and contrasting venues, will both feature highly as the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit, the ...
    Published on 07-03-2020 11:27 AM
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    RACE PREVIEW - THE ACTION BEGINS FOR THE IMOCA CLASS WITH THE UNIQUE CHALLENGE OF THE VENDÉE-ARCTIQUE-LES SABLES D’OLONNE RACE





    After the unprecedented interruption of the IMOCA racing season because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the action on the water is finally about to start with the innovative new ‘Arctique’ race. (Start 4th of July, 3.30pm CET)

    The Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne race, with a unique course, a modified race organisation to meet the requirements of public ...
    Published on 06-24-2020 09:44 AM
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    The owners and organisers of La Solitaire du Figaro, OC Sport Pen Duick, have confirmed that the flagship race of the French Elite Offshore Racing Championship will go ahead at the end of the summer.

    As many as 35 solo sailors are expected on ...
    Published on 06-22-2020 02:09 PM
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    Couples of days before the #VendéeArctique, IMOCA sailors are working out!




    all photos © Eloi Stichelbaut https://www.polaryse.com/





    Les Sables d'Olonne is thriving with excitement as the team work out ...
    Published on 06-19-2020 12:23 PM
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    The third edition of the DRHEAM-CUP will take place! On 10 June, after discussions with the competent authorities and the approval of the French Sailing Federation, the coast is clear for obtaining the Préfecture’s authorisation and launching the first major multi-class race of the season on Sunday 19 July. There ...
    Published on 06-04-2020 10:06 AM

    Montenegro


    Further relaxation measures introduced for maritime traffic

    Porto Montenegro welcomes the new measures
    With Montenegro having no cases of Covid-19 and no new cases in the last 28 days, the Montenegrin government has introduced further relaxation measures for maritime traffic – in particular international arrivals.
    As confimed by Porto Montenegro, the country’s borders are now open to all countries that have fewer than 25 people infected with Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants. Yacht arrivals from those countries will not need to be quarantined.

    In addition to the measures ...
    Published on 05-20-2020 11:57 AM
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    20TH OF MAY, 2020
    Puerto Portals to Host the Rolex TP52 World Championship in September
    July’s Valencia regatta has been cancelled.

    (Wednesday 20th May) – As the 52 SUPER SERIES racing fleet of TP52 grand-prix racing yachts returned today from Cape Town, South Africa, aboard the cargo ship BBC Dolphin in ...
    Published on 05-13-2020 10:45 AM
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    Tragedy in the Netherlands: several surfers drown at Scheveningen
    May 13, 2020 | Surfing




    Five surfers and lifeguards have lost their lives at Scheveningen Beach, near The Hague, in the Netherlands.
    It is one of the most tragic events of all time involving surfers and watermen.
    A group of 10 surfers and lifeguards took to the water on Monday evening near Scheveningen ...