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    Australian windsurfer Jaeger Stone wins Red Bull Storm Chase as 131kph wind gusts and 8m waves batter the Irish Coast!
    After a relatively calm start to the day, storm winds and waves arrived in full force for the world’s toughest windsurfing contest.

    March 12th – The powerful forces of a massive North Atlantic storm battered the beaches of northwestern Ireland. Eight world-class ...
    Published on 03-12-2019 09:14 AM
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    In 2019 the International Maxi Association (IMA) celebrates the 40th anniversary of its establishment by notable maxi boat owners of the day, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, Raul Gardini, John Kilroy and William Whitehouse-Vaux. From its modest, relatively low-key beginnings, today the Association, and the sport it represents, have grown beyond all recognition. ...
    Published on 02-08-2019 09:57 AM



    Some intense moments caught on digital file from the J-97 in Dublin Ireland ...
    Published on 01-08-2019 01:56 PM
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    Another intense Rolex Fastnet Race entry deluge
    Entries for 340 available places in the RORC’s classic 600 miler snapped up in under five minutes.

    Once again the Rolex Fastnet Race has confirmed itself to be by far the world’s largest offshore yacht race. After the entry for the ...
    Published on 12-06-2018 09:04 AM
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    The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild trimaran Gitana 17 lost a second of her starboard hull during the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe,
    and this bow section has washed ...
    Published on 11-17-2018 09:58 AM
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    Charisma cleans up in big conditions Cascais
    How things can change. After two light days but with a comparatively large Atlantic swell running, an aggressive-looking cold front off the Portugese coast looked set to make racing impossible on the penultimate day of the RC44 Cascais Cup. However while the skies were overcast and an evil, boat slapping confused sea was running, and the wind built into the mid-20s ...
    Published on 10-24-2018 10:31 AM
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    SMALLER YACHTS BEGIN TO DOMINATE




    The 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race has seen further changes to the leaderboard as the steady stream of finishers continued overnight and during the fifth day of the anniversary event. With 47 boats having completed the course, the podium places in certain classes are beginning to take shape. The overall standings reflect the view that the building conditions have favoured the smaller boats. Currently, seven ...
    Published on 10-23-2018 02:06 PM
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    DAY 4 AM UPDATE

    TRIGGERS PULLED; WHO HAS THE GOLDEN BULLET?

    In the early hours of the fourth day of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race, George David's American Maxi Rambler took an historic fourth straight Monohull Line Honours and, in doing so, set the bar to beat for the overall win under IRC. At 0800 CEST, 46 teams had passed Favignana, with remainder of the 130 fleet still racing expected to pass the northwest point of Sicily later today. The strong north-westerly wind arrived during the night for the boats already to the west of Sicily, providing a sleigh-ride south double digit boat speed.

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    Published on 10-23-2018 01:47 PM
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    The remains of a yacht, hit – and destroyed – by a Red Funnel ferry – have been lifted form the sea.
    The Red Falcon – inbound to the Isle of Wight – came to a stop just a hundred yards from East Cowes Esplanade ...
    Published on 10-23-2018 11:48 AM
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    Christophe LE BOHEC captures the excitement of the Catagolfe 2018 in the Gulf of Morbihan, near Vannes
    on the Bay of Biscay in Southern Brittany in France.



    160 boats and dream conditions

    Under the sun and with a wind NE of 10-15N with some bursts, beating in the evening, the committee was
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    Published on 10-22-2018 02:40 PM
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    NEWSFLASH – 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race: Giovanni Soldini’s Italian Multi70 Maserati takes Multihull Line Honours.

    Maserati crossed the finish line of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Multihull Line Honours at 22:54:58 CEST on Monday 22nd October in an elapsed time of 2 days, 11 hours 54 minutes 58 seconds.
    Maserati Crew: Giovanni Soldini, Guido Broggi, Carlos Hernandez Robayna, Oliver Herrera Perez, Matteo Soldini, Nico ...
    Published on 10-21-2018 09:59 AM
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    OCTOBER 21, 2018
    Negotiating the Strait and Narrow
    The first 24 hours of the 2018 race have proved once again that the challenging nature of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is as much a test of concentration and perseverance in light airs as it is seamanship in heavy conditions. While a substantial pack of yachts has passed through the Messina Strait, the bulk of the 130 boats fleet has suffered a frustrating day making slow progress up the eastern seaboard of Sicily ...
    Published on 10-18-2018 09:55 AM
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    CAGLIARI, Italy (October 18, 2018) - Defending Melges 32 World Champion Pavel Kuznetsov at the helm of TAVATUY declared today at Worlds in Cagliari that he absolutely refuses to go quietly. After a stormy-day delay on Wednesday and two races on Thursday, Kuznetsov marched to the front of the fleet with a 4-1 performance putting him in first place overall and, on the path to potentially capturing his second World Championship title.


    "Today was a very long and complicated day. Fortunately, we ...
    Published on 10-14-2018 01:22 PM
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    Freides Wins Second Consecutive Melges 20 World Championship Title

    Cagliari, Italy (October 13, 2018) - All it took was one last, wild ride on Saturday, the final day of competition at the 2018 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Yacht Club Cagliari, to give the International Melges 20 Class Association its second-ever, double, back-to-back World Champion - Drew Freides' PACIFIC YANKEE. His magic combination team of tactician Morgan Reeser and crew Charlie Smythe came from third to finish first overall, crowning them ...
    Published on 10-14-2018 12:43 PM
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    2,689 Boats Participated in the 50th Annual Barcolana with Spirit of Portopiccolo winning after completing the race in only 57.04 minutes. Second: Ottica Inn – Tempus Fugit, third: Way of Life.

    Viriella, the largest sailboat to ever compete in a Barcolana regatta, ranks fourth, followed by: Woodpecker Cube, Pendragon, Anemos, Ancilla Domini, ...
    Published on 10-12-2018 12:59 PM
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    Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 12 pm, while the Sea Rescuers of the station SNSM Auray - La Trinité return after a rescue exercise, they are called for a boat participating in the challenge ...
    Published on 10-12-2018 10:59 AM
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    After the storms, torrential rain and general greyness of the last days, the Rade de Toulon was in an entirely different mood for day two of the GC32 TPM Med Cup, the final event of the GC32 Racing Tour, held with support from Toulon Provence Mediterranée and the city of Toulon.

    A swell remained rolling in from the east, drummed up by the previous days’ strong winds, but it had decreased and conditions were otherwise those for which the Cote d’Azur is world famous, with 10-15 knot winds and the sun in a clear sky. ...
    Published on 10-11-2018 11:31 AM
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    Cagliari, Italy (October 11, 2018) - After yesterday's opening race day postponement, the weather cooperated in Cagliari, Italy on Day Two, officially getting 2018 Melges 20 World Championship racing underway.

    It was obvious that all the teams were feeling the pressure to do well. The high and choppy waves were challenging, whereas the only thing the fleet seemed at ease with was the moderate 12 knots of breeze.

    The American teams however were by far the ...
    Published on 10-09-2018 09:21 AM
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    Francis Joyon and the new IDEC out for a little training this past weekend, captured by Jean Marie LIOT


    ROUTE DU RHUM-DESTINATION GUADELOUPE: FRANCIS JOYON READY FOR HIS 7TH PARTICIPATION
    Sep 28, 2018 | News

    1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014, and 2018! Francis Joyon is, with Loïck Peyron and his 8 participations, ...
    Published on 10-04-2018 01:52 PM
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    A bit too much pressure removed the rig off one of the competitors in the 2018 Voiles de Saint -Tropez

    Not that anybody seemed to notice, the party rages on in the trendy French Riviera where Le Vie Est Belle!









    Today Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez enjoyed a resolutely sporty atmosphere. Yesterday’s races, fiercely contested on ...