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    Published on 01-18-2020 11:30 AM
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    The all-consuming battle between Love Water and Maserati looks set to deliver its grand finale in the next 24 hours. It’s not over yet… and there are likely to be a few twists and turns yet, with notorious wind holes and tides on the final approach to Rio.

    It’s hard to pick a line honours winner, and it’s going to be a real scrap to the end, with neither boat giving a inch in their unwavering efforts to claim the race line honours record, which is looking to get about 2 days leaner!


    At 16 UTC, #LoveWater is still in the lead, 326 miles away from the finish line, but #MaseratiMulti70 is gaining ground and the distance from our competitor is decreasing, going down to 30
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    Published on 01-18-2020 11:09 AM
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    Francis Joyon set sail this morning on the Tea Route





    The IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran is back racing. Francis Joyon left Hong Kong this morning at 08:00:47 hrs UTC and is on his way to London in the framework of another record attempt: the Tea Route, for which the reference time has been ...
    Published on 01-17-2020 05:27 PM
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    With wind limits on the edge, conditions on day one of Sail Melbourne International 2020 provided many competitors with a wild, windy and
    challenging day on Port Phillip Bay. Racing started out in around 20-22 knots but with wind gusting into the high twenties as the afternoon progressed, racing was cut short after several classes reached their wind limits. All ...
    Published on 01-17-2020 11:00 AM
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    Cape2Rio2020 | Day 12 Report
    By Richard Crockett

    Was it a surprise to see the big dogs dive south so dramatically? Probably not as one has to really keep one eye on the tracker and another on the weather. Those who toggle the wind on in YB Tracker will see that ‘Maserati’ and ‘Love Water’ are diving south into some big wind which they hope will slingshot them into Rio at record pace.

    The fact that the two big dogs are shadowing each other, with ‘Love Water’ just some 18nm directly astern of ‘Maserati’, shows that they have both seen the same wind pattern and both want to take advantage of it. Neither are doing massive boat speeds either, around 15 knots, and not the 25-plus that they are very capable ...
    Published on 01-16-2020 12:04 PM
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    The STORM

    "Update from Leah: These pictures were sent to me today by some amazing people in Port Stanley. Bert is in full weather gear and battling the storm. He is tired from lack of sleep, hungry from the inability to get below deck for nourishment and cold, so very cold. When it settles
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    Published on 01-16-2020 11:28 AM
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    Cape2Rio2020 | Day 11 Report
    By Richard Crockett

    Something the landlubbers following this race may not know about ocean racing is that outside assistance is simply not permitted and at its worst can be punishable by disqualification, or with a time penalty at the finish. So the crews out there are self-sufficient – or better yet, have to be self-sufficient in absolutely every respect from victuals to water and even navigation.

    If one receives water from a passing vessel, penalties can apply, and should one receive weather and navigation information from a source that is not available publicly, the consequences can be dire.

    So life on board ...
    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 01-16-2020 10:28 AM
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    MIAMI, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2020) – US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program hasn’t been a stranger to the success of young sailors since the organization first began creating a clear path from youth sailing to the Olympic Games. Thanks to support from the AmericaOne Foundation, US Sailing founded the first formalized Olympic sailing development initiative, called Project Pipeline, in 2015.

    Five years later, the efforts of US Sailing’s Olympic Development ...
    Published on 01-16-2020 10:03 AM
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    Francis Joyon to tackle the Tea Route record between Hong Kong and London

    Francis Joyon will begin the final Act of the IDEC SPORT ASIAN TOUR at around 0900hrs UTC on ...
    Published on 01-15-2020 09:55 AM
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    FLASH NEWS - January 15th, 2020


    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 leading the fleet of the Cape2Rio after four days of racing

    Maserati Multi 70, four days after the start of the race, is in the lead of the fleet of the twenty-two entrants of the Cape2Rio 2020: today, Wednesday January 15th ...
    Published on 01-15-2020 09:15 AM
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    With the front-runners now passing due south of St Helena Island in good breeze, it’s been a spectacular first half for these boats, who are now starting the slow turn down around the south Atlantic high and aiming at last for Rio.

    What an inspiration and thrill it must be for the young crews aboard yachts like JM Busha, Rotary Scout, Haspa Hamburg and Zulu Girl to see just how quickly the two big trimarans have covered the first half of the race course! Remember, both these trimaran teams have been ...
    Published on 01-15-2020 09:03 AM
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    International 14 Worlds
    Report from USA 1200
    Perth, Western Australia



    The party is over. Boats are packed back into containers or road trailers and the sailors have cleaned the beaches and yards surrounding the Perth Dinghy Sailing Club. 67 International 14s were registered for the 2020 Worlds all anticipating ...
    Published on 01-14-2020 09:43 AM
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    Where to start today? With two distinct groups on the water it’s difficult to give a single overview, so once again I will cover the two groups separately.

    But before that one just has to stand back in awe at the sheer speed and distance covered by the two big dogs, ‘Maserati’ and ‘Love Water’ as they are stripping miles off the chart quicker than a marauding gamefish strips line off a reel!

    ‘Love Water’ has covered 1110nm since the start and ‘Maserati’ 1072nm – all this in less than 48 hours at sea. That’s shunting as the last tracker ‘ping’ showed them doing 19.7 knots and 20.5 knots respectively and still heading towards the 20S line of latitude. To really put this ...
    Published on 01-13-2020 04:47 PM
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    Artemis XIV secures 5.5 world title after exciting final day in Pittwater
    Artemis XIV(NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Anders Pedersen) have won the 2020 5.5 Metre World Championship at the Royal Prince Alfred YC, in Newport, Australia, after a thrilling final day of racing. New Moon II(BAH 24, Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, Peter Vlasov) ends up second on equal points with Ali Baba(BAH 23, Craig Symonette, Flavio Marrazi, Will Alloway).

    On a day in which everyone had their chances, and the left ...
    Published on 01-13-2020 09:45 AM
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    12|01|2020



    Today's leaderboard and report- back from the fleet:
    𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵: 𝘡𝘜𝘓𝘜 𝘎𝘐𝘙𝘓 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘈𝘡𝘐

    𝗔𝗱𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗮:
    Our spinnaker blew, under repair now
    Best regards

    𝗖𝗶𝗮𝗼 𝗕𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗮 - 𝗝𝗠 𝗕𝗨𝗦𝗛𝗔 ...
    Published on 01-11-2020 01:45 PM
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    11|01|2020
    Today's leaderboard and report- back from the fleet:
    We can report that we've have the best example of German efficiency to date... Haspa Hamburg sent in their 1st position report immediately after the start.

    Haspa Hamburg:
    It’s all fine on Board, we had a great start.
    ...
    Published on 01-11-2020 01:37 PM
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    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 set sail for the 16th edition of the Cape2Rio
    Soldini: "The boat is ready and the crew is super experienced, we will give it our best!"


    They’re off! At 14.30 local time (12.30 UTC, 13.30 Italian time) ...
    Published on 01-10-2020 10:32 AM
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    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team are ready for the Cape2Rio 2020
    The challenge with the 80-feet LoveWater starts tomorrow at 14.30 local time
    A Southerly wind of 15-20 knots is expected for the first 36 hours of the race


    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team ...
    Published on 01-10-2020 10:24 AM
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    The Cape2Rio2020 Race intrigue continues, as the boats do their utmost to balance the options. On one hand, capitalizing on their most careful interpretation of the best macro-weather information available to them, while on the other hand making the most of the wind strength and ...

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