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    Published on 05-18-2021 11:00 AM
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    A Scandinavian OK Dinghy Regatta was interrupted over the weekend by a lightning storm,
    and alas, the lighting won. The sailor was uninjured, but you cannot say the same about the dinghy!
    Published on 05-17-2021 11:28 AM
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    A memorable and unprecedented Tre Golfi regatta is currently underway, with weather conditions providing racing that is as fast as it is demanding

    The weather forecast prior to yesterday's start proved to be correct, with competitors facing a long upwind leg against rough seas in ...
    Published on 05-13-2021 01:54 PM
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    First day of racing for the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy

    The first day of racing in the Rolex Capri Sailing Week saw the Race Committee wait for the breeze to stabilise before starting the first race of the event. At 2 p.m. a decisive south-southwesterly blowing at around 10-12 knots allowed ...
    Published on 05-13-2021 12:58 PM
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    Giovanni and crew eclipsed PowerPlay's outright speed record around Fastnet Rock over the weekend,
    becoming the 1st vessel to ever make the prestigious romp in less than 24 hours!

    It's a record!
    We arrived
    Published on 05-13-2021 09:10 AM
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    The Finn Gold Cup remains New Zealand’s Cup as Andy Maloney sweeps to victory in Porto

    It took more than 60 years for a New Zealand sailor to win the Finn Gold Cup, and now two have come along in a row. Andy Maloney has led the 2021 Finn Gold Cup since Day 1 and on Wednesday, though he briefly lost the lead, did just enough to take the cup from his teammate Josh Junior, who was the first ever Kiwi to win the Cup in 2019.

    Joan Cardona, from Spain, took the silver and won the European Continental Qualifier for Spain in Tokyo, while Junior took the bronze. Leo Davis also qualified South Africa ...
    Published on 05-11-2021 04:40 PM
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    Maloney and Junior run the show on penultimate day
    New Zealand’s Andy Maloney has extended his lead at the 2021 Finn Gold Cup in Porto, Portugal, to take a five-point lead into the final day on Wednesday, with three races possible. Zsombor Berecz, the 2018 champion, from Hungary, moves up to second, while defending champion Josh Junior, also from New Zealand, climbs to third.

    Race wins went to Brazil’s Jorge Zarif, in the very light first race, before Nenad Bugarin, from Croatia, and Junior won the next two races in ...
    Published on 05-07-2021 10:39 AM
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    A great day of sailing again today for the crews involved in the race and for the spectators following the action from land. The last leg of the course heading for the finish saw the yachts passing close under the Portofino lighthouse, a thrilling and adrenaline-charged parade that quickly ...
    Published on 05-05-2021 04:25 PM
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    D Flag went up at 13:00 for the 3 fleets. Great sailing conditions in Vilamoura, with Races 8 and 9 sailed under 12/13Knots of wind.
    A sunny and warm day in Vilamoura (air temp. 27 C), with excellent breeze, allowed, again, to complete the 2 scheduled races.
    Sailors where back ashore just past 16:30, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the Portuguese spring.

    Paul Snow-Hansen and Jordi ...
    Published on 05-04-2021 03:45 PM
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    France and the United States lead the first day in Cascais
    38 boats in the Portuguese sailing Mecca

    On the first day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49er Fx Championship, the Olympic fleet composed of 28 boats, of the 49erFx class, plus 10 ...
    Published on 05-04-2021 02:35 PM
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    A beautiful sunny day in Vilamoura delivered light breeze in the afternoon.
    The 81 teams sailed 2 races with a southerly 7-9 kt breeze.

    A beautiful sunny day in Vilamoura delivered light breeze in the afternoon.The 81 teams sailed 2 races with a southerly 7-9 kt breeze.In the Men’s fleet the New Zealanders Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox moved to 1st place followed closely by the Spanish crew Jordi Xammar and Nicolas Rodriguez just 2 points behind, with Olympic champions ...
    Published on 04-22-2021 09:56 AM
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    images © Rick Tomlinson

    "From Cowes to Dinard in 4 hours, 30 minutes and 49 seconds, with an average speed of 30,59 knots!
    The first hour was quite slow, we had to gybe 5 or 6 times
    Published on 04-21-2021 11:24 AM
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    69 Mini teams embarked on the 250 nm Plastimo Lorient mini 6.50 event over the weekend,

    On one side, with a proto - the 1019 Etincelle Network, untouchable and imperial, which wins from potron twink with a car ahead of the rest of the fleet, and on the other a nice clique of series - the 979 YC St Lunaire-ARSEP, 951 Fond Apro and 977 Clair'Ocean Sailing - that only a handful of minutes ...
    Published on 04-16-2021 03:49 PM
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    "It's record breaking!
    We crossed the finish line at 2:21:42 GMT (4:21:42 Italian time): the new record from Plymouth to La Rochelle is 12 hours, 15 minutes
    Published on 04-15-2021 10:27 AM
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    Fortunes changed for many on the third day of 2021 Open and U23 Finn European Championship in Vilamoura, Portugal, after two more races in great conditions, yet as tricky as ever. Hungary’s ever consistent Zsombor Berecz is back on top, while Britain’s Giles Scott jumps from ninth to second. Overnight leader, Joan Cardona, from Spain, drops to third after a tough day. The race wins went to Nicholas Heiner, from the Netherlands, and Scott.

    Both Cardona and Heiner picked up black flag disqualifications on a day when, again, many high scores were added to the leaderboard. With ...
    Published on 04-12-2021 04:47 PM
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    Hungary’s Zsombor Berecz opened his title defence at the 2021 Open and U23 Finn European Championship in Vilamoura, Portugal, with steady fourth and fifth places on a day when many favourites were hitting high scores. He leads overall after the first day from Canada’s Tom Ramshaw and Britain’s Henry Wetherell. The race wins went to Wetherell and Nicholas Heiner, from The Netherlands, on a tricky day of light and patchy winds.

    After a slight delay to the start, the earlier cloudy skies gradually gave way to a sunny afternoon and a breeze that built from six ...
    Published on 04-07-2021 09:23 AM
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    Peter Cunningham, Ned Collier Wakefield and the MOD70 PowerPlay crew just broke the Fastnet record set by the MOD 70 Phaedo 3's 2015 time of 27h 42m 26s .
    PowerPlay's new record is now 25 hours 4 min and 18 sec on the 595 miles ...
    Published on 04-04-2021 11:36 AM
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    James Neville's HH42 Ino XXX © Paul Wyeth

    The Royal Ocean Racing Club 2021 season got underway on Easter Saturday with an inshore race in the Solent of approximately 38 nautical miles, the first of three races in the 2021 RORC Spring Series.

    The top three boats included the fastest and slowest rated boats under IRC as well as the top Two-Handed team. ...
    Published on 03-29-2021 10:28 AM
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    The big stage of the Solo Maître CoQ promised to be complete as well as complex. The point is that it kept all its promises with both tiny erratic airs and strong wind. Extreme conditions, particularly technical, which naturally made the business of the big guys of the circuit. Indeed, after having made a first break on the Ile de Ré side, they widened the gap even further on the second half of the peloton on the Birvideaux side where they took to the skies at supersonic speeds when their adversaries fought for a long time upwind. In this phase of the race, in "submarine" mode, however, it was necessary to manage to keep up hellish pace, firmly riveted to the helm, to get out of the game. Pierre Quiroga (Skipper ...
    Published on 03-25-2021 12:12 PM
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    March and it starts again!

    At 13:34 this Thursday, after a first general reminder, the start of the big race of the 18th edition of the Solo Maître CoQ was given in the bay of Sables d'Olonne by Manu Cousin, recent finisher of the Vendée Globe. The 29 competing sailors then set off, propelled by a flow from the west-southwest sector blowing between 4 and 5 knots. In these soft conditions, Achille Nebout (Primeo Energie - Amarris) was the first to stand ...
    Published on 03-21-2021 05:48 PM
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    Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team arrived in Porto Cervo at 9:09 38” on March 21st, setting a new Monaco to Porto Cervo multihull record, sailing 195 miles in 7 hours, 50 minutes ...