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    Published on 07-01-2019 10:37 AM
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    Update from Scallywag

    Over the last 24 hours the team have not been able to pursue Wizard, who are now 100 miles ahead.
    We received an update from Miles explaining what’s been going on;
    “It’s been a monster night and day, the wind has just dropped below 28kn for the first time in 6 hours.
    As you can see from the tracker we are sailing in limp mode.
    We have one reef in, and currently no headsail on.
    We have a bit of storm damage, but nothing that is making sailing unsafe,
    Published on 07-01-2019 10:07 AM
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    Russians and Danes neck and neck in the Nord Stream Race
    The Russian Team have won the 180-mile offshore leg of the Nord Stream Race from Stockholm to Helsinki. They hold a small lead over the Danes who are in hot pursuit on the leaderboard.

    Helsinki, 01 July 2019 - The offshore races in this year's Nord Stream Race are proving to be very exciting. Every team sails the same type of boat, a ClubSwan 50. Every team is faced with the same conditions in this "Connecting Baltics through Sport" race from Kiel to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki and St. Petersburg. The format offers a taste of what is to come in the 2024 Olympic Games, ...
    Published on 07-01-2019 08:12 AM
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    DutchSail, the late challenger from the Netherlands for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada have advised the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron that they are withdrawing from the ...
    Published on 06-30-2019 01:20 PM
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    Transatlantic Race 2019 Fleet in Too Much Wind or Not Enough

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Life in the Transatlantic Race 2019 can be summed up by paraphrasing a familiar survival-of-the-fittest saying: sometimes you’re the keel, sometimes you’re the minnow.

    This year’s race across The Pond has been so uncharacteristic that the 120 sailors ...
    Published on 06-30-2019 01:04 PM
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    Alinghi – GC32 World Champion with
    two races to spare

    GC32 Racing Tour press release issued on 30/06/2019

    Having looked secure, leading by 16 points going into the last day, Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi team, helmed by Arnaud Psarofaghis, scored a 2-1-1 in today’s first races to win the 2019 GC32 World Championship with two races to spare – an incredible result given the calibre of competition racing here off Lagos, Portugal.

    “I feel very happy – although it hasn’t sunk ...
    Published on 06-29-2019 10:26 AM
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    Actual Leader’, the grand prix racing maxi trimaran sailed by French professional skipper Yves Le Blevec and his seasoned team took line honours at the 88th edition of the Round the Island Race today with an overall time of 7hrs, 33mins, 36secs.

    Although no records were broken this year, Le Blevec and team provided ...
    Published on 06-28-2019 03:00 PM
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    By James on 28 Jun. 2019
    Five more races in warm sunshine, flat water and a shifty 12-16 knot northwesterly off Lagos on day two of competition,
    and the leaderboard is starting to be defined at the GC32 World Championship, taking with the support of the City of Lagos,
    Marina de Lagos and Sopromar.

    While four boats were separated by one point as day two dawned, now, at this half way stage of the event, two teams
    have edged ahead: ...
    Published on 06-28-2019 10:30 AM
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    World News Reports

    Stephen Hague was on Windermere during a session with Blackwell Sailing Club when a gust of wind capsized the boat.
    The instructor onboard managed to swim to safety but the 57-year-old, from Heversham, became trapped under the hull and was unable to escape given his mobility issues.

    The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) found that a strap used to secure the retractable keel had not been attached at the time of the incident on June 12.
    As the keel was fully retracted it would have been very difficult ...
    Published on 06-28-2019 10:22 AM
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    Transatlantic Race 2019 Fleet Contending with Light Patches and Gulf Stream

    NEWPORT, R.I. — The conditions on the open Atlantic Ocean are far from white knuckle, but the tactics playing out in the Transatlantic Race 2019 are never more interesting.

    It’s perhaps due to the lack of screaming conditions that the action is so compelling. Rather than dodging waves and squalls, the fleet is scampering around light patches while setting up for the effects of the Gulf Stream.

    At the head of the fleet the supermaxi SHK Scallywag, skippered by Australian David Witt, seems to have sailed ...
    Published on 06-26-2019 02:38 PM
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    Day 1 of Transatlantic Race 2019 Comes Off as Straightforward as Possible
    June26 NEWPORT, R.I. — Few things are straightforward when racing across the Atlantic Ocean.

    There are safety concerns at every turn, from storms and lightning threatening everything above water to unseen floating objects (“UFOs”) threatening the parts underwater.

    VIEW The YB Race Tracker:http://yb.tl/tr2019

    Contrary to that theory, the 13 yachts participating in the Transatlantic Race 2019 have had surprisingly straightforward conditions in their first 24 hours at sea.

    “The first night was fairly easy,” said David Askew, co-owner ...
    Published on 06-26-2019 10:00 AM
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    Crossing the finish line of Stage 4 in fourth place in Dieppe this afternoon at 12:21:57 CET, Yoann Richomme (HelloWork-Telegram Group) has taken a convincing overall win in the 2019 La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro.
    In doing so, he has become the first ever skipper to win the multi-stage event racing in the new foil assisted Figaro ...
    Published on 06-25-2019 02:38 PM
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    NEWPORT, R.I. — At 1600 hours ET, four and a half hours after the final start of the Transatlantic Race 2019, the fleet of 13 yachts was south of Martha’s Vineyard and was beating in 15 to 20 knots of south/southeasterly wind towards the first virtual mark south of Nantucket Shoals, led by the three largest boats, SHK Scallywag (Dovell 100), Wizard (Juan K VO70) and Aegir (Rogers 82).

    Published on 06-25-2019 01:50 PM
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    With an accumulated overall lead time of one hour and 11 minutes, and just 85 miles left to sail to the finish of the final leg on Stage 4 of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, overall leader Yoann Richomme (HelloWork/Groupe Télégramme) might reflect on the warnings of ‘The Godfather’ Michael Corleone: “Hold your friends close and your enemies closer.”

    But – given the very calm conditions and the likely spread of the fleet through ...
    Published on 06-24-2019 05:55 PM
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    It just doesn't get much better than this....

    When they drew up the original Westpoint Marina Regatta a number of years back, to help promote the newly
    opened Westpoint Marina, the concept was simple. Start the weekend off right with a pre race party in the City the night before,
    then when the wind arrives, at a respectable hour, no earlier than 11:30 start the race when you can almost alway count on wind,
    just north of Treasure Island, send the boats west towards the Golden Gate soe the feel like they earned it, then let them peel off ...
    Published on 06-24-2019 09:29 AM
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    With 40 nautical miles still to sail to the Owers turning mark off Portsmouth at 1500hrs BST this afternoon, racing within a gradually fading southwesterly breeze, it has been a long, laborious day fighting in the main pack on Stage 4 of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro. Fog accompanied by constant drizzle has added to the generally unpleasant English summer conditions as the 500-mile Grand Final ...
    Published on 06-24-2019 08:58 AM
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    NEW YORK – June 22, 2019 – In front of large crowds lining the waterfront in downtown Manhattan, the Japan SailGP Team – helmed by double Olympic medalist Nathan Outteridge – beat off strong competition from Tom Slingsby’s Australia SailGP Team to win its first event in the inaugural SailGP season.

    Published on 06-21-2019 06:13 PM
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    Race 1

    The drama of New York SailGP started before the race even began with the Great Britain SailGP Team capsizing just minutes before 'go.' The fleet was gun-shy right from the start, the Australia and Japan SailGP Teams led off the start line, ...
    Published on 06-21-2019 03:05 PM
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    No stranger to high-pressure situations, just 90 minutes before race time today Jeff Causey swapped his shore manager hard hat for a sailing helmet and calmly stepped into the cockpit of the supercharged F50 to ...
    Published on 06-21-2019 11:34 AM
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    Bronenosec Take Tiny Lead Into Royal Cup Showdown
    (Friday 21st June, Puerto Sherry) – Bronenosec, the newest boat in the fleet steered by the youngest helmsman, goes into Saturday’s final reckoning for the Puerto Sherry 52 SUPER SERIES Royal Cup with a one point lead over the 2017 circuit champions Azzurra. Vladimir Liubomirov’s Russian-flagged team proved fast in the moderate sea breeze conditions, and, with 2016 Olympic champion Sime Fantela on the helm with Morgan ...
    Published on 06-20-2019 10:56 AM
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    The clock has ticked down, skippers have completed their preparations and the crews have gathered – it’s time to go racing at the Superyacht Cup Palma!

    Competition begins this Thursday with the opening Pantaenius Race, which will see an impressive selection of 13 of the world’s most breathtaking superyachts make the most of the idyllic and reliable sailing conditions on the waters of Palma Bay.

    The second day of racing will ...
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