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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 10:20 AM
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    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 01:22 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 01:42 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 10:11 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 09:40 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 10:18 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 10:14 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



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    Published on 10-20-2016 10:15 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 01:02 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 02:55 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 01:54 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 01:07 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 ...
    Published on 10-09-2016 02:46 PM
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    Red Bull Sailing Team caused one of the biggest upsets of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ today as they knocked overall leaders Oman Air off the Act 7 podium in a thrilling finale in Lisbon.

    The experienced Austrian crew, competing in the Extreme Sailing Series for the seventh season, snatched third place from their Omani-flagged rivals in the very last of 23 high-octane races on the waters of Portugal’s capital.

    Red Bull Sailing Team, ...
    Published on 09-30-2016 10:35 AM
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    Two weeks on from their arrival in La Ciotat, François Gabart and the trimaran MACIF are entering a period of stand-by from Monday 3 October, with the aim of attacking the solo Mediterranean crossing, which was set three years ago ...
    Published on 09-23-2016 05:03 PM
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    Four points separate top seven
    Two days to go of fleet racing at the RC44 Cascais Cup and, incredibly, just four points separate the top seven boats across this nine-strong fleet. Yesterday there were 12 points between first and seventh.

    After an hour long postponement ashore, conditions came good with sun, a steady 12-18 knots and a shallow swell rolling in from the Atlantic. Unfortunately the stable conditions didn't help fleet ...
    Published on 09-14-2016 12:12 PM
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    Selene, Yasha, Music, Sleeper, Elena Nova and Natalia division leaders

    Porto Cervo, Italy. 14th September 2016. If yesterday’s 12-knot breezes eased the 125-boat Swan fleet into their first day of competition, today’s sirocco, which reached peaks of 20 knots, brought out the best in each of the six competing divisions. While some lengthened their early leads, others gained control of their divisions for the first time – but with three more race days scheduled before the coveted ...
    Published on 09-14-2016 10:57 AM
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    Doing It By The Book. Quantum Racing lead in Mahón.
    (Wednesday 14th September, Menorca) – Quantum Racing did what they do best today to earn the early lead at the 52 World Championship in Menorca. They kept cool heads, sailed smooth and clean, and worked through the fleet to finish second in the championship after the first race (behind Azzurra), and then won the second race, pipping Rán Racing on the finish line to lead by five points.

    Conditions improved across the two races culminating ...
    Published on 09-09-2016 10:19 AM
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    After two days of cancelled racing due to strong winds, today competition resumed at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in conjunction with the International Maxi Association, before the wind dropped off the light end of the Beaufort Scale.

    In an attempt to recover the schedule, racing started an hour earlier by which time the wind was already sub-10 knots. The race committee chose to send boats south around the rugged ...
    Published on 09-08-2016 03:53 PM
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    Big breeze arrived at the 2016 Etchells World Championship today; fully powered up, punching through Solent chop upwind and pulling the trigger down wind, several teams experienced gear failure. The conditions were unexpected, 25 knots of solid breeze with bullets of pressure, sending the wind speed past 30 knots. Race 6 was completed, guaranteeing a series for the regatta, ...