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    Published on 05-25-2018 11:18 AM
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    Les Bleus In the Pink At Race Win, Leaders Quantum’s Last Run Blues for Hutchinson
    (Friday 25th May, Sibenik) – If the largely amateur French team on Paprec finished the third racing day of the Šibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week in raptures after a well earned victory, the hard driving Terry Hutchinson, skipper and tactician of Quantum Racing may take some satisfaction that they now top the regatta standings but he mood was more one of frustration to have lost two boats down the final run of the second race.
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    Published on 05-25-2018 10:03 AM
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    The Gonet Monofoil: the latest in Swiss innovation
    Geneva, 17 May 2018
    Designed by Swiss sailor, Eric Monnin, the spectacular foiling monohull will line up for Switzerland’s
    spring classics. The pioneering new boat is a hint of what the next America’s Cup will bring…


    The Gonet Monofoil, developed in the strictest of secrecy for the last two years, will make its mark on the
    sailing world when it lines up on Lake Geneva during the upcoming spring classics. Designed and skippered
    by talented sailor, Eric Monnin in collaboration with Damian Weiss, this ...
    Published on 05-25-2018 09:00 AM
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    Team AkzoNobel sets record-breaking pace to lead Leg 9



    Team AkzoNobel continues to build on its record-breaking pace on Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race, but a slowdown is forecast...


    Team AkzoNobel set a new record for the greatest distance sailed in 24 hours in the history of the Volvo Ocean Race on Friday, eclipsing the previous mark and smashing past the 600-mile barrier as they rocketed through the North Atlantic.





    Dutch skipper Simeon Tienpont’s crew bested the existing record for a yacht competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, the 596.6 ...
    Published on 05-24-2018 01:22 PM
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    INEOS Rebels UK is made up of some of the country’s top youth sailing talent, aged between 19-24 years old. The programme is a continuation of INEOS TEAM UK’s commitment to supporting the ...
    Published on 05-24-2018 12:04 PM
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    Sled Cruise To Croatian Classic Coastal Win
    (Thursday 24th May, Sibenik) – After a beautifully scenic 30-nautical-mile coastal race tour of the islands off Sibenik, third place across the finish line sees reigning TP52 World Champions Platoon step up to lead the hotly contested first regatta of the 2018 52 SUPER SERIES season, the Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week.

    While there was an extremely satisfying runaway victory for Takashi Okura's ...
    Published on 05-24-2018 11:52 AM
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    INEOS Rebels UK surprise with early
    GC32 World Championship lead

    GC32 World Championship preview issued on 24 May 2018
    Towering clouds over the towering mountains surrounding Lake Garda made conditions challenging for competitors and race management on the opening day of this inaugural GC32 World Championship.

    After a delay as the wind off Riva del Garda went through its normal transition from northerly Peler to southerly Ora, two races ...
    Published on 05-24-2018 09:39 AM
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    Record breaking conditions for Volvo Ocean Race fleet

    Team Brunel has posted a new 24 hour distance record, but the fast conditions aren't over and other teams are pushing hard to set a new standard...

    Team Brunel, at the head of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Day 5 of Leg 9, has provisionally set a new 24-hour distance record in the Volvo Ocean 65 class.

    The team blew past the previous record of 550.8 nautical miles set in the last race by Abu Dhabi Racing just after 14:00 UTC on Thursday afternoon.

    Since then the team has kept adding to the mark. ...
    Published on 05-23-2018 12:55 PM
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    Tense times for Volvo Ocean Race fleet as advantage ebbs and flows

    The fleet is beginning to converge after a big split early in Leg 9. But who will come out with the advantage is not yet clear...









    The Volvo Ocean Race fleet was beginning to converge again on Wednesday as the Leg 9 sprint across the Atlantic continued at pace.

    A split of almost 300 miles had opened up early in the 3,300-mile leg from Newport, USA, to Cardiff, Wales, as the seven-strong fleet broke into two groups. ...
    Published on 05-23-2018 11:49 AM
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    (Wednesday 23rd May, Sibenik) – From the high tension and great expectations that prevailed amongst the crews of the 12 TP52s, who contested an exciting first day of the 2018 52 SUPER SERIES, it is three-time champions, Quantum Racing who emerge with the tiniest possible lead at the Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week in Croatia.

    With nine shiny, brand new boats competing on a race arena that is completely new to the 52 SUPER SERIES, the de-facto leading grand prix monohull circuit in the world, it was the Quantum Racing crew, marshalled by afterguard ...
    Published on 05-23-2018 10:18 AM
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    Szymon Kuczynski secured a new world record for the smallest yacht to circumnavigate the globe singlehanded and unaided, when he returned to Mayflower Marina in Plymouth, today (Thursday 17th ...
    Published on 05-22-2018 10:49 AM
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    Published on 05-22-2018 10:05 AM
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    AkzoNobel Report:


    Tuesday May 22: 0700 UTC update

    At the 0700 UTC sched this morning, team AkzoNobel is in third place, 7.6 nautical miles (15km) behind Team Brunel and just half a mile (1km) behind Vestas 11th Hour Racing with Scallywag another 13 nautical miles behind (24km). The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has split in two with Turn the Tide on Plastic, Dongfeng and Mapfre ploughing a more northerly route separated by almost 200 nautical miles.

    The southern route continues to look strong with downwind conditions and speeds of up to 20 ...
    Published on 05-21-2018 03:47 PM
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    MC Irene churning home from the Farallones

    In the world of sailboat racing, preparation is key in any long-term success. The more you know about your boat, it's abilities and limitations, the better. The more you know about the infinite conditions mother nature can throw at you in the way of sea state, wind and visibility, another asset. The more you know about yourself, ...
    Published on 05-21-2018 07:44 AM
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    Dongfeng Race Team has had a successful first night at sea on Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race, building a 20-mile lead over arch-rivals and overall race leader MAPFRE.

    A split has already developed, with Dongfeng gybing to the north just before 1300 UTC on Monday while MAPFRE continues with the bulk of the fleet charging out to the southeast.



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    It was a foggy first night at sea with Liz Wardley on Turn the Tide on Plastic tweeting on Monday morning: ...
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    After a long wait for wind on the Bay of Naples today, Rolex Capri Sailing Week concluded with a windward-leeward/coastal race for the Maxi and Mylius classes, competing here with the support of the International Maxi Association. The course comprised a weather mark off Capri, a leeward gate directly off the Sorrento Peninsula, before returning to a finish off Capri's Marina Grande. Ultimately the wind went light and the Race Committee wisely shortened course at the ...
    Published on 05-20-2018 01:17 PM
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    Team Brunel leads fleet out of Newport after spectacular Sunday start

    The fog burned off and the sun came out just in time for the start of Leg 9, which sees the fleet return to Europe...





    Team Brunel accomplished its first goal on Sunday afternoon, taking the early lead on Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Newport, Rhode Island to Cardiff, Wales.

    The Dutch team, led by eight-time ...
    Published on 05-17-2018 02:14 PM
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    Capri, 16 May 2018 – Day one of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week was a maxi-only affair on the Bay of Naples, with the weather mark positioned close to the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula. Racing took place in near ideal conditions with the breeze predominantly from the southeast and exceeding the forecast with gusts of 15 knots.



    all photos © ROLEX/Studio Borlenghi ...
    Published on 05-17-2018 11:03 AM
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    It's just over week away, the 3rd running of the California Offshore Race Week, with the start of the
    1st leg, the Spinnaker Cup, an 88 nm sprint from San Francisco to Monterey departing May 26. Then boats
    will embark on Monday May 28th for the 204nm gear busting Big Sur Tour aka Coastal Cup that takes the fleet
    to Santa Barbara YC where they will relax for a short stay before gearing up for 245nm SoCal 300 which will lead them
    through the Channel Islands and down to San Diego, beginning on Thursday May 31.

    Being that the CORW is comprised of 3 offshore legs with an evening beer can tossed in at SBYC, the majority of the entrants will
    participate in just one or two of the legs. See entry list HERE! But there are
    10 boats this year that have signed up for all 3 legs:



    We managed to get ahold of a few of the owners to get some perspective on their programs, their thoughts on the week,(that last 8 days) and
    how they will manage the event. We start with Paul McDowell and the new to West Coast program of Mills 68 Prospector, :




    PD: Please give us a bit of details on Prospector, ...
    Published on 05-16-2018 09:24 AM
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    The Super Series Fleet arrives in style to 1st stop in D-Marin Croatia
    Image © GEO Nexus


    (Wednesday 16th May, 2018) – The reigning 2017 52 SUPER SERIES champions Azzurra won last weekend's PalmaVela regatta in a very hotly contested ten-boat TP52 class that contained no fewer than seven brand new boats.

    The impressive form of defending champions was apparent throughout the seven races sailed. Azzurra topped the table with 21pts, four points up on Quantum Racing, which has Dean Barker steering, while World Champions Platoon – the only new Vrolijk design in Palma among the seven new boats – finished third.
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