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    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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    Published on 09-30-2019 09:51 AM
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    Pitch, Sonda, France and Blitzen, prize-winners of the Yacht Club de France's Autumn Cup

    - The Modern boats kick off proceedings tomorrow. With Wallys, Maxis and Prototypes ... more than 150 hi-tech sail boats are set to hit the bay
    - The sails, the clincher in the Mediterranean Inshore Maxi Challenge

    Summer continued to reign across the bay in France's Var area, DESPITE the arrival mid-afternoon of the 35 yachts competing in the Yacht Club de France's Autumn Cup by way of a competitive prelude to what promised ...
    Published on 09-27-2019 12:12 PM
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    Advantage Azzurra As 2019’s Title Deciding Final Day Beckons
    (Friday 27th September, Porto Cervo) –

    After three excellent races on the penultimate day of the season, during which both main title protagonists found themselves near the back of the fleet once and unable to recover, it is the host club’s emblematic Azzurra that will carry an 11 point advantage onto their home race arena as they seek to close out their fourth 52 SUPER SERIES championship title.




    If it was a red letter day for Takashi Okura’s Sled, ...
    Published on 09-26-2019 10:38 AM
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    Test match at the Azimut Challenge

    After a year of fine tuning and her first win this summer in the Rolex Fastnet Race, Jérémie Beyou’s IMOCA, Charal with the sailor from Marseilles Christopher Pratt aboard, shone at the 2019 Azimut Challenge this weekend in Lorient. With just over a month to go to the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre, the event was a test for many of the boats, whether they were old or new, foilers or not. There was a lot to see at every level and the weather conditions were ideal. Out of the twenty boats ranked at the finish, there were ...
    Published on 09-25-2019 10:00 AM
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    Race 3 – Bronenosec Steal Bullet from Azzurra
    In what was another breezy 20+ knot Windward Leeward Race off the coast of the Costa Smeralda,
    Bronenosec steal victory from Azzurra who largely dominated the regatta until the dying moments. More information will follow shortly.
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    Published on 09-21-2019 11:05 AM
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    Race 4

    Gusty and shifty conditions on Marseille’s racecourse challenged competitors during Race 4 of the Marseille SailGP Season 1 Grand Final. French helmsman Billy Besson and Phil Robertson of China were first off the start line. France held onto the lead into mark one, while the British struggled for boat speed at the back of the fleet. Rome Kirby of the United States had an impressive start to race four, leading Australias Tom Slingsby at the first mark.

    The French team continued its lead downwind ...