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    Published on 10-22-2017 08:38 AM
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    Intensity and action at the highest level as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet takes the Leg 1 start

    Dongfeng Race Team powered its way into an early lead on Sunday, pushing penalties on its two closest competitors, in hard-fought racing as the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 got underway


    Conditions couldn’t have been better for the start in Alicante, Spain on Sunday ...
    Published on 10-21-2017 11:04 AM
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    Sailor Simeon Tienpont has won the arbitration case against AkzoNobel. The Dutchman would originally scheduled as skipper in the Volvo Ocean Race on a boat of the multinational ...
    Published on 10-20-2017 10:22 PM
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    Images © Mark Lloyd/Lloyd Images


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    A stellar performance from SAP Extreme Sailing Team saw Alinghi’s lead dwindle to just one point at the half way stage of the seventh Act of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego.

    The world-class fleet took part in six spectacular races, treating the crowds to plenty of foiling action and hair-raising nosedives. A solid four bullets, a second and a third from the Danish-flagged entry saw it climb a spot to second. ...
    Published on 10-20-2017 11:20 AM
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    The Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18: Seven skippers. One goal. "We all want to win"





    The ultimate test in team sport, the Volvo Ocean Race, starts on Sunday, when seven of the best sailing teams in the world cross the starting line off Alicante, Spain.

    The Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 will test the crews on a 45,000 nautical mile race course, through some of the most challenging waters in the world, including more miles in the extremes of the Southern Ocean.

    On Friday, the seven skippers faced the international media at the opening ...
    Published on 10-20-2017 11:00 AM
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    Bella Mente Quantum Racing (BMQR) is pleased to announce it has signed an exclusive agreement with Botin Partners Naval Architecture to design the yacht it will sail in the 36th America's Cup competition, which is scheduled to take place in Auckland, New Zealand, ...
    Published on 10-20-2017 09:51 AM
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    In a flurry of action and jostling for space on the startline, 150 yachts representing the spectrum of the New Zealand race fleet commenced the famous Auckland to Russell yacht race on Friday morning 20 October.

    The PIC Coastal Classic, in its 35th year, is New Zealand yachting’s annual ice breaker, kicking off the summer season with the opportunity to participate in the famous, iconic regatta.

    The week’s weather ...
    Published on 10-20-2017 09:02 AM
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    THE MACIF TRIMARAN IS ON STANDBY*
    FROM SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER

    The start of the standby period for the single-handed round the world record is only a few days away, as it gets underway on Sunday 22 October. François Gabart is already studying the weather situation closely with the routing team run by Jean-Yves Bernot. ...
    Published on 10-19-2017 09:31 AM
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    The Greenings team claimed victory late last night in a thrilling finale to the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, which saw the top two teams finish approximately two miles apart after 14 days racing through the South Atlantic in the second stage of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, from Punta del Este, Uruguay.
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    Published on 10-19-2017 09:21 AM
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    OSLO — Norwegian outdoor clothing company Helly Hansen has agreed to buy British sports brand Musto from Phoenix Equity Partners and other shareholders for an undisclosed sum, it said on Thursday.

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    Published on 10-18-2017 01:51 PM
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    36th AMERICA'S CUP ... monohull 36th AMERICA'S CUP IN ... MONOCOQUE
    NEW MONOHULLS OF THE AMERICA'S CUP
    François Chevalier and Jacques Taglang

    Roughly translated from HERE!


    In a few years, it was enough that the America's Cup to put his nose in the catamarans to become ill UFOs. The wings have replaced sails and unnecessary shells have flat bottoms, crew, disguised ...
    Published on 10-18-2017 09:44 AM
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    The 2017 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Contest is open.

    Here are 10 of our favorites, however, with no prize money given to the winners, yet they must allow full rights to the contest owners,
    one wonders who the big winner is? The side effect is many photogs entered in contest now head to ...
    Published on 10-18-2017 09:06 AM
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    NPR Reports on Rimas Meleshyus, the Russian solo sailing adventurer with a penchand for fing trouble.

    One thing you can say about Rimas Meleshyus: He's definitely persistent.

    "I'm a very determined person," he told the Whidbey News-Times in 2015. "I'm very strong."

    Meleshyus, who is in his mid-60s, departed Hilo, Hawaii, aboard his 30-foot ...
    Published on 10-17-2017 01:51 PM
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    With the arrival of Julien Mizrachi (UNAPEI), 78 racers have now made it safely into the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Of the 81 competitors at the start, just three solo sailors are no longer officially racing: Matteo Rusticali due to a dismasting, Luca Sabiu who triggered his distress beacon offshore of La Coruña and Frédéric Guérin, who following his dismasting ...
    Published on 10-17-2017 10:08 AM
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    A just release article by Rob Mundle suggests that the AC 50 Foiling Cats
    MAY have a few more lives left:






    Larry Ellison, whose syndicate lost the America’s Cup to New Zealand in
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    Published on 10-16-2017 03:09 PM
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    In somewhat shocking news, a surprise entry for the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race has
    arrived overnight in Alicante. Team Wooden Shoe appeared in the ...
    Published on 10-16-2017 02:16 PM
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    Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 7, San Diego will see the return of former Series champion Morgan Larson.

    The Californian will skipper Team Extreme San Diego, the second US wildcard to be announced following the entry of Lupe Tortilla Demetrio, in the penultimate stage of the season from 19 ...
    Published on 10-16-2017 11:36 AM
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    Three-time Volvo Ocean Race winner Brad Jackson has been announced as skipper of the Dutch Volvo Ocean Race entry team AkzoNobel for the 2017-18 edition of the 83,000-kilometer around the world race.

    The forty-nine-year-old from Auckland, New Zealand is competing in his seventh Volvo Ocean Race after coaching the Swedish all-women entry Team ...
    Published on 10-16-2017 10:10 AM
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    The former Phaedo3 which Lloyd Thornburg campaigned for several years, obliterating records along the way
    is now sporting a new look as she gets ready to start a new life as Beau Geste. New owner Karl Kwok purchased ...
    Published on 10-15-2017 08:38 PM
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    Rhode Island's tall ship loses power, hits multiple boats before grounding in Newport Harbor

    BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Castle Hill is providing a safety zone in Newport Harbor, ...
    Published on 10-15-2017 01:52 PM
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    The Nations Trophy is being launched this year and will become a biennial, focal event in the world of Swan One Design activity.

    The Nations Trophy 2017 is the culmination of the Swan One Design European season. It is open to all ClubSwan 50s, Swan 45s and ClubSwan 42s. The event will serve to determine the Swan 45 World Championship, plus the ClubSwan 50 and Swan 42 European Championships. The winner of The Nations Trophy will be determined by taking the scores ...

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