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    Published on 02-26-2020 02:34 PM
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    PowerPlay win with last throw of the dice
    Posted in News

    Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay (CAY), skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield has taken Multihull Line Honours in the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600 just four minutes ahead of Jason Carroll’s MOD70 Argo (USA).

    Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati Multi70 (ITA) was third. A nail-biting finish rounded off an epic light airs ...
    Published on 02-26-2020 09:41 AM
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    Sandringham, VIC, Australia

    The weather played havoc again at the ILCA Laser Radial World Championships in Melbourne today. Two attempts were made to get Yellow Fleet started shortly after 2pm but a series of rolling thunderstorms, accompanied by lightning, forced the sailors to hurry back to the Sandringham Yacht Club before the course became dangerous.

    There was a long wait onshore, but with the regatta already two races behind owing to light winds on the opening days, the AP flag came down at 5pm and the sailors rushed to their boats. ...
    Published on 02-26-2020 08:58 AM
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    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 in third place

    The Italian Team finished the race with an elapsed time of 1 day, ...
    Published on 02-25-2020 12:15 PM
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    Story by Melanie Parking For Sail World

    The 60th edition of the 12ft Skiff Interdominion Championships is underway on Wellington Harbour, hosted by the Worser Bay Yacht Club. .

    OK, 60 years this event been going on – let that sink in a bit!

    In 2005, Nicholas Press won his first inter dominion trophy, as a skipper. Sailing with Brad Yabsley out of Sydney’s ...
    Published on 02-25-2020 11:40 AM
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    All seven SailGP teams were on the start line today in Sydney for the first round of practice races for the second season, including the winner of season one, Australia.

    While all eyes were on Ben Ainslie and his Ineos sponsored ...
    Published on 02-25-2020 10:57 AM
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    Tropical Snakes and Ladders - Day Two
    Day two am report 25th February

    After a sublime start and a reach up to Barbuda in beautiful conditions, the majority of the fleet experienced the first trap of the course. Just before sunset on the first day, the wind shadow of Barbuda enveloped the armada. The halt in progress was short-lived and looking on the bright side, Barbuda is a stunning spot to pause to watch the sun go down. After rounding the Barbuda mark, the fleet were back in the breeze heading west on a starboard gybe. Choosing ...
    Published on 02-25-2020 10:14 AM
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    MACIF group and François Gabart entrust the helm
    of the MACIF trimaran to Pascal Bidégorry for The Transat CIC




    Following a tough Brest Atlantique race, François Gabart has momentarily decided to give racing a break this season, despite having learnt a lot from this event. The MACIF trimaran’s skipper will use this time to focus on projects in a different way and to recharge his batteries to return stronger than ever next year.

    After talking about this together, the MACIF group and ...
    Published on 02-24-2020 02:02 PM
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    Inaugural TF35 Trophy; Eight teams confirmed




    Eight teams will compete in the first ever TF35 Trophy, with four Swiss crews transitioning over from the D35 and four new crews set to join the fray.

    With the debut season planned to kick-off in May, Ernesto Bertarelli's Alinghi, Esteban Garcia's Realteam, Guy de Picciotto's Zen Too and Bertrand Demole's Ylliam XII - Comptoir Immobilier will switch to the newly developed TF35 from where the longstanding ...
    Published on 02-24-2020 12:19 PM
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    Team Baxter win J/70 Midwinters
    Published on February 23rd, 2020



    Miami, FL (February 23, 2020) – John and Molly Baxter’s Team Vineyard Vines, along with crew Allan Terhune and Ben Lamb, bested 53 fellow J/70s to earn the title of 2020 J/70 Midwinter Champions. Biscayne Bay delivered its third consecutive day of epic conditions, as winds averaged 15-17 knots with blue skies. Three more races were completed ...
    Published on 02-24-2020 10:38 AM
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    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini set sail for the RORC Caribbean 600

    The Italian trimaran takes the lead of the multihulls fleet after a few minutes






    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 set sail today at 11.30 local time (15.30 UTC, 16.30 Italian ...
    Published on 02-23-2020 11:09 AM
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    David Griffith’s 62-foot Chinese Whisper has set a new race record in the 2020 Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race this morning, finishing at 1:34:17 AM in a total time of 10 hours, 34 minutes, 17 seconds. Griffith ...
    Published on 02-23-2020 10:56 AM
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    The RHKYC Sailing Committee met last night and agreed to an ‘A to A’ Offshore race to be held over Easter this year to replace the Rolex China Sea Race. RCSR, you will remember, ...
    Published on 02-23-2020 10:09 AM
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    Breezy conditions over the weekend at the J-70 Midwinters hosted by The Coral Reef Yacht Club
    of Miami. Saturdays winds in the mid 20 topped 30 mph and led to 12 of the 53 boats retiring before completing the
    course.







    The Mexican entry Zaguero with Juan, Santiago and Ignacio Perez along with Moritz Spitzauer ...
    Published on 02-21-2020 12:31 PM



    "You do wake up sometimes with an idea in your head. Something that just comes out of nowhere."

    American Magic Principal Designer ...
    Published on 02-21-2020 11:00 AM
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    Marit Bouwmeester


    Sandringham, VIC, Australia

    All three medalists from the Rio Olympics will take to the water from Sandringham Yacht Club to compete in the Laser Radial Women’s Championship, which starts on Sunday. They head a star-studded field of 106 competitors from 40 countries, many of whom will be trying to qualify as their country’s representative at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

    ...
    Published on 02-19-2020 10:13 AM
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    Olympia Yacht Club's Toliva Shoal Race is always a challenge. Sometimes the challenge is making the time limit, sometimes withstanding February temperatures. This past Saturday the challenge was dealing with a serious blow interrupted occasionally by some truly light wind conditions. Bruce Hedrick predicted the blow for those who checked Sailish on Friday evening. Jan Anderson provided the photos below. Results.

    We have two reports, one from PHRF 3 class winner Robert King on String Theory, ...
    Published on 02-19-2020 08:42 AM
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    FRANCIS JOYON HAS SHATTERED THE TEA ROUTE RECOR

    The IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran sailed by Francis Joyon, Bertrand Delesne, Christophe Houdet, Antoine Blouet and Corentin ...
    Published on 02-18-2020 01:01 PM
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    A teaser while the rest of the processing goes on behind the scenes




















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    Published on 02-18-2020 12:53 PM
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    Epilogue, tomorrow morning at breakfast time

    Francis Joyon and the crew of the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran are expected to cross the finishing line for the Tea Route between Hong Kong and London tomorrow ...
    Published on 02-17-2020 11:47 AM
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    Thrilling medal races produce world champions

    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke from New Zealand dazzled to win another 49er world championship, the sixth for the magic combo, which is easily a class record.

    In thrilling medal race the Spanish 49erFX team of Tamara Echegoyen and Paula Barcelo and the British Nacra 17 team of John Gimson and Anna Burnet owned those class’ top spots respectively.

    Three medal races on Corio Bay in cool SW 10-14 knots building to 18 knots by the afternoon capped off the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 2020 World Championship, and added more data to the form guide for those nations yet to announce their representative teams for Tokyo 2020.

    Medal prospects for Enoshima, the sailing venue for the Olympic Games July 24 to August 9, are a little clearer. Then there are the surprise top 10 absentees including Rio 2016 FX gold medallists Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) and Rio Nacra 17 gold medal winners Santiago ...

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