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    After a long wait for wind on the Bay of Naples today, Rolex Capri Sailing Week concluded with a windward-leeward/coastal race for the Maxi and Mylius classes, competing here with the support of the International Maxi Association. The course comprised a weather mark off Capri, a leeward gate directly off the Sorrento Peninsula, before returning to a finish off Capri's Marina Grande. Ultimately the wind went light and the Race Committee wisely shortened course at the ...
    Published on 05-17-2018 02:14 PM
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    Capri, 16 May 2018 – Day one of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week was a maxi-only affair on the Bay of Naples, with the weather mark positioned close to the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula. Racing took place in near ideal conditions with the breeze predominantly from the southeast and exceeding the forecast with gusts of 15 knots.

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    Published on 05-16-2018 09:24 AM
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    The Super Series Fleet arrives in style to 1st stop in D-Marin Croatia
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    (Wednesday 16th May, 2018) – The reigning 2017 52 SUPER SERIES champions Azzurra won last weekend's PalmaVela regatta in a very hotly contested ten-boat TP52 class that contained no fewer than seven brand new boats.

    The impressive form of defending champions was apparent throughout the seven races sailed. Azzurra topped the table with 21pts, four points up on Quantum Racing, which has Dean Barker steering, while World Champions Platoon – the only new Vrolijk design in Palma among the seven new boats – finished third.
    Published on 05-09-2018 09:19 AM
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    Sir Ben Ainslie's America's Cup syndicate to change name after trademark row with British Olympics

    The roll out of the Ineos sponsorship of Britain's America's Cup challenge included a digital image of the "Team GB" foiling monohull.
    Published on 05-03-2018 03:28 PM
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    Through the Nico Martinez lens, we get our first glimpse of several newly-built TP52s in the heat of competition. Ten teams, of which seven are sailing on new boats are in Palma for the seasonal warmup – PalmaVela.


    3 May 2018 / Palma de Mallorca, Spain) - The 2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix is off to a magnificent ...
    Published on 04-27-2018 01:41 PM
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    The South of France delivered a sensational day of sunshine and some stable breeze, living up to its name as a famous sailing location on the fourth day of competition at Sailing's World Cup Series in Hyères, France. After three days of light and testing winds under grey and foggy skies, the sun shone proudly on day four, enabling the competitors to start on schedule.

    For the 2.4 Norlin OD, 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17, Men's RS:X and Women's RS:X, it was their final opportunity to make their mark at the top of the fleet or qualify for Saturday's Medal Races.
    The 470s, Laser, Laser Radial and Finn fleet leaderboards took ...
    Published on 04-27-2018 11:19 AM
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    The Sud-Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region Prologue heralded the start of the sports segment of the Nice UltiMed

    - Actual-Grand Large Emotion, IDEC SPORT and Sodebo Ultim' put on a show in the very light airs

    - The boats are expected into Nice over the course of the night, with inauguration of the Discovery Exhibition ...
    Published on 04-25-2018 09:32 AM
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    The director of a yacht management company has been cleared of the manslaughter of four men who died when their vessel capsized in the Atlantic.

    The crew of the Cheeki Rafiki died after the 40ft vessel lost its keel and capsized more than 700 miles off the coast of ...
    Published on 04-25-2018 09:12 AM
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    The giants make landfall in Marseille

    It is in Marseille that the first edition of the Nice UltiMed kicks off tomorrow. For two days, from Wednesday 25 to Thursday 26 April, the local public will be able to get up close and personal ...
    Published on 04-16-2018 09:44 AM
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    By James on 16 Apr. 2018
    A record-sized fleet of foiling catamarans is set to descend on Lake Garda in northern Italy at the end of next month where crews from across the globe will fight to become the first ever World Champion in the GC32 one design foiling catamaran class. This first official World Championship has ...
    Published on 04-14-2018 08:16 AM
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    The inaugural NICE Ultimed Is Scheduled to begin April 24th and include 4 Maxi Ultimes,

    Sodebo, IDEC, Actual and Banque Populaire, but due to and unforeseen capsize earlier today,

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    It appears the fleet will be down to three. And Armel is looking for a ride...

    NICE ...
    Published on 04-14-2018 07:17 AM
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    The Maxi Banque Populaire IX capsized that night around 3am while sailing off the coast of Morocco.

    The crew composed of Armel Le Cléac'h ...
    Published on 04-06-2018 11:54 AM
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    Overall victories in five of the ten Olympic classes at the 49th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar have been decided before Saturday's double points medal race is sailed. The strength and depth of competition at the biggest ever edition of Mallorca's showcase regatta and the variety of testing, different breezes have conspired to deliver a high scoring regatta in most classes.

    he Men's 470, 49er FX, Finn, Laser Radial and the Nacra 17 were all settled during the last day of Finals racing. The offshore ...
    Published on 04-04-2018 10:07 AM
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    Bang on cue Mallorca's Bay of Palma fired up the best breeze yet of the 49 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar as the Finals phase started for most of the ten Olympic classes. In warm spring sunshine the breeze puffed to 18 kts at times to present a new, more physical challenge.
    Only Australia's Mat Belcher and Will Ryan in the Men's 470 and their female counterparts France's Camille Lecointre sailing with Aloise Lecointre sailed the perfect day, both crews unbeaten in the breeze today.

    The full-to-capacity fleet of Lasers and Radials ...
    Published on 03-30-2018 02:31 PM
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    When it came, it came with some style. Today's single race at the Monaco Swan One Design was sailed in stiff breeze, big waves and under blue skies. The perfect combination for a challenging race that put a grin on the face of most competitors. The heavy hitters in each class were Mathilde in ClubSwan 50, Porron IX in Swan 45 and Digital Bravo in ClubSwan 42.
    As for the overall standings after two days and four races, Cuordileone holds a narrow one point advantage over both Mathilde ...
    Published on 03-23-2018 03:45 PM
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    A tasty gallery of select images from the Paul & Shark Dragon Cup Leg 1 being held at
    Yacht Club San Remo in Italy!

    More Info HERE!

    Published on 03-21-2018 02:06 PM
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    The Britannica HAV reported to be carrying a cargo of 1,955 tonnes of steel. A small oil sheen has been observed in the water surrounding the wreck, according to the Maritime Prefect.

    The captain of the fishing vessel sustained a minor head injury, ...
    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 ...