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    It's official, the Gitana stable, is retiring from the Ultim 32/23 Class formerly the Ultim Collective. No. They will be part of it along this ...
    Published on 01-21-2020 10:07 AM
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    Antonio Cuervas-Mons, bow of the VO70 'Trifork': "I never thought that these conditions could occur in the Mediterranean, but the ship and the crew have responded very well." The sailboat improved in almost four hours the previous record, established ...
    Published on 01-16-2020 11:05 AM
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    Preparations step up another level for the first America's Cup World Series (ACWS) event in Cagliari from April 23 to April 26, 2020.

    The start of the new year has brought the start of INEOS TEAM UK's winter training camp in Cagliari, Sardinia as preparations stepped ...
    Published on 01-16-2020 10:38 AM
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    The wait is over
    Denmark SailGP team is proud to announce the sailing team line up for season 2 of SailGP
    Helm - Nicolai Sehested 🇩🇰
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    Published on 01-10-2020 10:05 AM
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    The inaugural edition of World Sailing's Offshore World Championship will be held in October 2020 in Valletta, Malta alongside the Rolex Middle Sea Race.

    Announced in 2017, the Offshore Sailing World Championship will be a powerful platform to accelerate ...
    Published on 12-11-2019 09:12 AM
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    ROCKWOOL’s involvement as presenting partner will see Denmark compete in the world’s most exciting sailing championship starting in 2020.

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark – December 11, 2019 – SailGP today announced the addition of the Denmark SailGP Team presented by ROCKWOOL ahead of the global championship’s second season. ...
    Published on 11-11-2019 11:19 AM
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    +++ SINKING YACHT +++

    A Mayday call just after midday led to the rescue of three Swiss sailors today.

    Their 40 foot yacht hit a navigational buoy at the entrance to Cowes harbour. The collision tore the rudder off and the yacht started ...
    Published on 11-04-2019 11:47 AM
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    The NZ Herald Reports


    Kiwi woman rescued off Greek coast used plastic shopping bags and lollies to survive

    "I still have one lolly left mum."

    They were the first words Kushila Stein shouted through the phone to her relieved mother Wendy after she was rescued from floating on the Aegean Sea near Greece for 37 hours.

    The 47-year-old Warkworth woman had been helping a British man named Mike deliver a yacht ...
    Published on 10-24-2019 03:52 PM
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    Sweet light and gentle breeze fill the course at Yachting Club de la Pointe Rouge in Marseille France
    on Friday after a two day layover due to too much wind.









    24/10/2019
    Good things come for those who wait ...
    Key figures

    6 races were launched
    0 to 12-knot wind
    5 hours waiting ashore
    30 coaches


    Good things come for those who wait
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    Published on 10-24-2019 12:05 PM
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    OCTOBER 24, 2019
    Not so Elusive after all
    The 40th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race has continued to provide plenty of twists and turns. For many yachts the race is over; they are tied up to the dock, enjoying the hospitality of the Royal Malta Yacht Club or the historic city of Valletta. Some 54 yachts have completed the course to date. With 17 yachts officially retired, a further 42 are still out on the course. The wind in the Sicily channel finally started abating today and a transition zone is moving eastwards from the western Mediterranean. Later tonight (Thursday, 24 October) a north-westerly flow will start to dominate.


    The standings in all classes are beginning to take shape and the overall picture is now in sharp focus. This afternoon, at 16:30 CEST, the Maltese First 45 Elusive 2 was announced as the overall winner of the 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race.


    Late last night it had looked likely that 2018 race winner, Géry Trentesaux’s Courrier Recommandé (FRA), ...
    Published on 10-22-2019 11:19 AM
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    The calm before the storm ( Sunday October 20th)

    From Australia to the United States of America and Tahiti and Denmark... the best sailors in the world have chosen to meet here in Marseille’s South Bay from October 19th to October 25th.

    Today the 80 boats were divided in two fleets; they have started their race for the world title with a 5 to 15-knot- east wind.
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    Published on 10-22-2019 10:30 AM
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    October 21, 2019
    NEWSFLASH – George David’s American Maxi Rambler takes Monohull Line Honours.
    NEWSFLASH – Rolex Middle Sea Race 2019: George David’s American Maxi Rambler takes Monohull Line Honours.
    Rambler crossed the finish line of the 40th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race at 08:13:00 CEST on Tuesday, 22 October, completing the 606nm course in a time of 2 days 19 hours 43 ...
    Published on 10-19-2019 05:22 PM
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    October 19, 2019
    2019 | 40th Race Underway
    The 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race, the 40th edition of the 606nm classic offshore, set off from Grand Harbour today. A fleet of 113 yachts, separated into seven starts, were wafted on their way by a very gentle northerly breeze that sent cat’s paws across the harbour, and left plenty of traps for the unsuspecting. No matter, for the competitors – both professional and Corinthian – the start is just the beginning of a challenge that is not meant to be easy.


    TRACKER

    By 17:00 CEST, the fleet was making slow progress en route towards ...
    Published on 10-17-2019 11:20 AM
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    85 2.4 Meters from around the world are mixing it up In The Gulf Of Genova at the 2019 2.4mR Worlds hosted by the Yacht Club Italiano,
    A qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Day 1 was cancelled due to too much wind but the past two days have brought great conditions.



    2.4 mR World Championship - Day 3

    Tricky day for the Race Committee of the 2.4 World Championship in Genoa. 2 races disputed today in rather variable conditions, ...
    Published on 10-15-2019 10:23 AM



    The Ultimate Boat in the Ultimate Location
    The 18ft Skiff class has always been a passion for Hartas Productions, with our director, Ollie, steering and in Sydney ...
    Published on 10-13-2019 11:20 AM
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    After two, marginal light wind days, blue skies over the Bay of Palma on Friday turned up the heat and turned on the breeze that makes this such a renowned racing arena. In turn the action in the Swan One Design fleet hotted up, with a day of drama as fortunes twisted and turned over the course of three races. Boats of the day were Skorpios (Dmitry Rybolovlev, RUS) in ClubSwan 50, Blue Nights (Tea Ekengren-Sauren, FIN) in Swan 45, Mela (Andrea Rossi, ITA) in ClubSwan 42 and Thirty-Six (Riccardo ...
    Published on 10-11-2019 09:37 AM
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    The breeze pushes hard in Villasimius and Maidollis climbs on top of the standings

    The race course of Villasimius changes shape again and, after the no race of yesterday, today it welcomes the sailors with steady and increasing Southerly breeze that reached gusts of over 20 knots, very close to the maximum limit of the Melges 24 Class.






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    Published on 10-09-2019 02:59 PM
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    The second edition of The Nations Trophy kicked off today; all four classes ticking off one race from the scheduled nine. Racing started three hours late and, while it was long, it was a worthwhile wait. When the fickle breeze in the Bay of Palma stabilized sufficiently, the Real Club Nautico de Palma race team, led by Ariane Mainemare, was swift in laying the course and getting the 41-boat fleet away. Cream of the crop were: Ross Warburton’s Perhonen (ClubSwan 50, GBR), Javier Padron’s Michelle (Swan 45, ESP), Andrea Rossi’s Mela (ClubSwan 42, ITA) and Riccardo Ferragamo’s ...
    Published on 10-04-2019 12:42 PM
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    Ikra wins the Club 55 Cup Olympian takes the Centenary Trophy Galatea outpaces Magic Carpet3, The crew parade; Saint Tropez carnival-style!

    The now legendary origin of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez is the Nioulargue, an event devised by a handful of seafaring gentlemen Gathered around Patrice de Colmont, Following What Was a Rather innocuous bet at the time between two yachts, the 12MR Ikra and the American ...
    Published on 10-02-2019 04:13 PM
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    Classics Marigold and Endrick tangle rigging at les Voiles St Tropez

    Images © Ingrid Abery









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