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    Published on 12-03-2016 10:45 PM
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    Kojiro Shiraishi informed everyone at 0230 UTC today (Sunday) that his mast had broken above the attachment for the small jib.The Japanese sailor is not in ...
    Published on 12-03-2016 04:14 PM
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    The Melges 40 Is Here

    The Melges 40 successfully completes sea trials with flying colors in Dubai
    (03 December / Zenda, WI) - The Melges 40™ is the largest, fastest and only canting keel sailboat ever offered by Melges Performance Sailboats (MPS), designed by Botin Partners

    Naval Architecture ...
    Published on 12-03-2016 09:22 AM
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    Figaro Bénéteau 3: the world’s first production foiling monohull

    Modernity, reliability and performance. By combining its expertise and the com- petence of naval architects Van Peteghem - Lauriot-Prévost, the Bénéteau Group is offering the Figaro class the rst one-design production foiling monohull ever devised. The Figaro Bénéteau 3 to star in the Solitaire URGO– Le Figaro from 2019.



    A one-design monohull equipped with foils.

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    Published on 12-03-2016 09:11 AM
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    Phaedo3 sailed past the final waypoint at Grenada last night at 01.49 GMT (21.49 local time, 02.49 in Italy) to take multihull (MOCRA) line honours in the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race in a time ...
    Published on 12-03-2016 09:03 AM
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    TRACKER


    ARMEL LE CLÉAC’H REGAINS THE LEAD FROM ALEX THOMSON
    SATURDAY 03 DECEMBER 2016, 12H00

    The lead has changed again between the two frontrunners ...
    Published on 12-02-2016 11:23 AM
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    ROAD CLOSED

    02 DECEMBER 2016, 10H36
    A tropical low passing over the Kerguelens this weekend will once again be creating a major separation between the leaders and the chasing boats. This powerful weather system will be moving at thirty knots bringing warm air and colliding with the icy Antarctic breezes.


    WINDYTV VENDEE TRACKER


    Hellish conditions ...
    Published on 12-02-2016 10:30 AM
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    Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 is flying towards Grenada's Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina and expected to touch down in about 24 hours. Mike Slade's Maxi 100 Leopard 3 is racing against the clock in an assault on the race record. The IRC Fleet and Class40 Division are getting a savage taste ...
    Published on 12-01-2016 12:31 PM
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    Thomas Coville continues to extend his lead over Francis Joyon's 2007-2008 reference,
    25 days in, Covill now finds himself 1,291 nm in advance.

    According to windytv.vom CLICKY Thomas may have some ...
    Published on 12-01-2016 10:48 AM
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    The 4th edition of the Star Sailors League Finals kicked off in earnest today with two qualifying races. The early exchanges confirmed the amazing quality and depth in the fleet, which contains no less than 16 Olympic medallist among the skippers alone. The trade winds have been consistently blowing for days before the regatta and the sea state was a significant factor, especially as the racecourse was at the very top of Montagu ...
    Published on 12-01-2016 10:27 AM
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    MASERATI MULTI70 NOW 1,000 MILES OFF GRENADA
    Average speeds of around 30 knots throughout the night with encouraging results from foiling trim
    The finish-line approaches but the die is cast

    Now at the 22nd parallel north, Maserati Multi70 ...
    Published on 12-01-2016 10:19 AM
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    NEW TWIST AS THOMSON TAKES BACK TOP SPOT

    THURSDAY 01 DECEMBER 2016, 16H03
    British sailor Alex Thomson is once again at the front of the Vendée Globe fleet after successfully hunting down arch rival Armel Le Cléac'h in the Southern Ocean. Four days after French sailor Le Cléac'h moved into pole position in the solo non-stop round the world race, Thomson reclaimed control once more as the epic duel between the two skippers continued. The pair were this afternoon neck and neck as they rocketed ...
    Published on 11-30-2016 04:03 PM
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    A 2009 Proposal To Build a pedestrian and bicycle only drawbridge on the Western Estuary has resurfaced as Alameda
    shuffles its tarot cards in hope to deal with the ever growing housing units and increasing ...
    Published on 11-30-2016 12:28 PM
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    SOUTHERN OCEAN FIGHT CONTINUES ONE WEEK

    INWEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2016, 16H59


    The battle for the top spot in the Vendée Globe showed no sign of letting up today as the frontrunners prepare to celebrate one week in the Southern Ocean. Three days after snatching the lead from arch rival Alex ...
    Published on 11-30-2016 10:19 AM
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    THE BIG BLOW IS ON ITS WAY

    WEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2016, 10H51
    A deep low will be shaking up the pack for a number of days, while the leaders put the Kerguelens behind them and gradually climb back up towards Australia. The weather is worsening in this wide open space around the islands in the Southern Ocean.

    Trindade, Martim Vaz, Tristan da Cunha, Gough, Marion, Prince-Édouard, Crozet, Kerguelen, ...
    Published on 11-29-2016 10:19 PM
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    Written by Silvia Gallegati – “It is going to be a day of steady, South-Easterly breeze, blowing around 18-20 knots, that hopefully will allow us to complete three races in this first day of regatta of the event, since in the next days wind is expected to decrease and to get trickier,” declared this morning Anderson Reggio, ...
    Published on 11-29-2016 03:50 PM
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    TOUGH CONDITIONS FOR THE COMPETITORS ENTERING THE ROARING FORTIES

    TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2016, 16H42
    While the first competitors are still sailing towards the Kerguelen Islands at high speeds, the competitors entering the Roaring Forties will meet tough conditions in the coming days.

    The first two competitors ...
    Published on 11-29-2016 10:46 AM
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    "Thomas Coville entered in the Pacific Ocean this morning at 7 H51 Hour French, after crossing the Indian in 8 days 12 hours and 19 minutes... or 23 hours and 47 minutes Better than Francis ...
    Published on 11-29-2016 10:05 AM
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    RORC Transatlantic Race – 1000(GMT) Report Day 4

    Mike Slade’s Maxi, Leopard 3 continues to match the pace of Giovanni Soldini’s MOD70, Maserati while they continue heading upwind working their way into the faster conditions in the pressure system ahead. Aragon, Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verde's Dutch Marten 72 maintains the lead under IRC and is revelling in ...
    Published on 11-28-2016 01:04 PM
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    Thomas Coville prepares to exit the Indian Ocean and enter the Pacific with a head of steam.
    Currently 1, 008 nm in advance of Francis Joyon's 2007-2008 singlehanded benchmark, Coville
    has also passed the ...
    Published on 11-28-2016 12:24 PM
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    "Long haul fossil fuel powered passenger transport by air and sea is not sustainable. We are exploring the alternatives and aim to have a trans-Atlantic passenger service in operation by 2020."


    The VoyageVert team are investigating alternatives to unsustainable, fossil fuel-powered long haul passenger transport. Starting with a pilot trans-Atlantic passenger service, we will move 22 passengers, 4 volunteers and 4 professional crew from US to UK and back on a 110′ (35m) catamaran.




    How much will it cost?

    Our current prediction is based on a one-way ticket price of £4,000 with a passenger capacity of 26*people. There will be 4 half-price tickets on every trip in return for some work on board.* We know ...

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