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    Published on 10-19-2019 04:22 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.


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    By 17:00 CEST, the fleet was making slow progress en route towards ...
    Published on 10-19-2019 03:55 PM
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    Francis Joyon set off this morning on his attempt at the Mauritius Route record between Port Louis (Brittany) and Port Louis (Mauritius). At 0911hrs UTC on Saturday 19th October, the skipper of IDEC SPORT crossed the start line off the Citadel of Port Louis (Morbihan). Ahead of the boat, a complicated 8,800-mile long solo voyage to ...
    Published on 10-18-2019 01:24 PM
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    Sandra Tartaglino, 60, of Tiverton was killed in a two-vessel accident on Aug. 11.
    article Laura Daman Newport RI.com Laura Daman Newport RI.com

    PROVIDENCE — After an investigation, the Department ...
    Published on 10-18-2019 12:27 PM
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    Spotted off in the bay of quiberon, our trio Brest Atlantiques in full training... we'll have to be at the top level because the plateau of the race is exceptional.

    Brest Atlantiques, whose start ...
    Published on 10-18-2019 11:18 AM



    Britannia's 1st Flight ...
    Published on 10-17-2019 02:30 PM
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    Orma 60' SHK Scallywag Fuku and Maserati Mod 70 both anielated the 2015 Hong Kong to Vietnam
    record set in 2015 by Syd Fischer's Ragamuffin 100' of 1 Day 18 h 17 m 24 s.
    Scallywag setting the new mark of 1D 6h 9m 22s and was followed closely by Maserati with a time of 1D 7h 47m 53s

    It's worth noting that the race almost did not happen as tensions about ...
    Published on 10-17-2019 11:20 AM
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    Francis Joyon has just moved to code amber, as he can see a favourable weather opportunity in the next 48 hours. He may set off on his attempt at the solo Mauritius Route record between Port Louis (Brittany) and Port Louis (Mauritius) on Saturday. This is the first ...
    Published on 10-17-2019 10:20 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 10-16-2019 08:58 AM
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    NOTE: With the ongoing unrest in the region, race organizers had to make quick decisions to assure that the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race
    got underway as scheduled. It is unclear what actually transpired, we will update if additional information is released.




    Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Nha Trang Rally
    October 16, 2019

    Due to a course amendment to Nha Trang and with a view to protecting the integrity and race records of the original Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, today's event was renamed the Royal Hong ...
    Published on 10-16-2019 08:31 AM
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    Itajaí returns as host city for The Ocean Race

    Brazilian city to host The Ocean Race fleet in 2021-22 edition of the event...




    The Ocean Race 2021-22 will stop in Itajaí, Brazil, marking the fourth consecutive time the city on the Santa Catarina coastline will host the iconic event.

    In 2017-18, ...
    Published on 10-16-2019 08:18 AM
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    After a stop-start week of competition, on finals’ day there was no holding back for American Daniela Moroz, who stormed to victory in the women’s Kitefoil Racing.

    The four-time and defending Formula Kite world champion dominated all ...
    Published on 10-15-2019 03:45 PM

    The boat builder behind some of the Sydney to Hobart's most memorable finishes has been rocked by accusations of sabotaged relationships and shoddy craftsmanship in a director feud that spilled into the Federal Court.

    Acrimonious infighting erupted at McConaghy Boats - whose website describes it as the iconic race's "most successful builder" behind yachts ...
    Published on 10-15-2019 02:24 PM
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    Angie Liebert has been sailing with the Express 27 and Motorcycle Irene with cohort Will Paxton for some 20 years and in that time has accrued 4 National Titles, last year for the 1st time she ventured into the Express 37' fleet for the 1st time, sailing the Nationals aboard Limitless, but they came up just short, winning the e-37 Nationals but 2nd ...
    Published on 10-15-2019 10:52 AM
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    Between now and the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre, which begins in Le Havre on Sunday 27th October, the IMOCA class has decided to share with you some portraits of the unusual, unlikely and surprising pairs that have come together ...
    Published on 10-15-2019 09:23 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 10-14-2019 09:56 AM
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    Production boats: Ambrogio Beccaria sails a blinder and Félix De Navacelle and Matthieu Vincent complete the podium
    Crossing the finish line in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at 04:30 UTC, Ambrogio Beccaria took the win in the first leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère, after 8 days, 19 hours, 52 minutes and 07 seconds of racing. Event favourite in the production boat category, the Italian skipper held rank despite a complex scenario and a tightly bunched pack of pursuers on his tail. Félix De Navacelle secured second place, 1 hour and 43 minutes behind ...
    Published on 10-13-2019 12:07 PM
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    The denouement of the first leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère is imminent in the prototype category! At 15:00 UTC this Sunday, François Jambou was just 30 miles from the finish in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Tanguy Bouroullec and Axel Tréhin were respectively 15 and 25 miles shy of the leader. François Jambou is expected on the finish line from 19:00 UTC. This estimate is subject to change given the very light wind ...
    Published on 10-13-2019 10:20 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 10-12-2019 01:35 PM
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    The Annual slightly offshore 145 nm race from Galveston to Corpus Christi along the Texas Shore line
    was rudely interrupted Friday night and early Saturday morning as a more powerful that projected
    cold front descended of the water with 131 boats registered. 2 boats require USCG Rescue ...
    Published on 10-11-2019 04:50 PM
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    After 18 months of heavy secrecy shrouding anything to do with the AC75s, the 75 foot foiling monohull is quickly becoming an open affair with two new boats unveiled last week less than 48 hours apart. This brings the total to four and provides us with plenty of opportunity to analyse the differences that are already apparent.

    On the 3rd of October, the Italians of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team were the third team to launch their boat after the Defender Emirates Team ...

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