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    Published on 06-14-2021 09:50 AM
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    Breakaway moves deliver mixed results in The Ocean Race Europe

    It’s a light air chess game on the Mediterranean as IMOCA and VO65 fleets split and play high stakes game of risk and reward

    The 12 international teams competing in The Ocean Race Europe have been dealing with light and incalcitrant breezes on their first night at sea after setting off yesterday on the inaugural event’s third and final leg from Alicante, Spain to Genova, Italy.

    Pre-start weather forecasts predicted light winds throughout the leg and overnight the five-boat ...
    Published on 06-13-2021 10:08 AM
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    A fast start with a long, interesting leg ahead from Alicante to Genova

    Conditions were ideal for the start of Leg 3 with the IMOCAs putting on a foiling spectacle as the VO65 fleet split, setting up an early tactical battle...

    The third and final offshore leg of The Ocean Race Europe got underway today in Alicante, Spain where the 12-boat international fleet of yachts representing nine countries and crewed by sailors from around the world set off into the Mediterranean bound for Genova, Italy.

    The Ocean Race Europe fleet arrived in Alicante on Wednesday June 9 after a three-day second leg two from Cascais, Portugal, having previously raced there from Lorient, France on leg one.

    In contrast ...
    Published on 06-08-2021 10:06 AM
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    Gentler Mediterranean conditions prevail as intense racing continues on way to Alicante

    The ETA for the leaders to finish in Alicante has moved forward to Wednesday morning…

    The weather conditions experienced by the 12 international professional crews competing in The Ocean Race Europe have moderated considerably from yesterday’s fierce headwinds winds that funnelled against them through the Gibraltar Strait.

    However, despite the Mediterranean’s ...
    Published on 06-07-2021 11:18 AM
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    Crews battling fierce conditions in Gibraltar Strait

    It's been a challenging day for The Ocean Race Europe teams who faced gale-force outflow winds as they short-tacked into the Mediterranean...

    A day after leaving Cascais, Portugal on the second leg of The Ocean Race Europe, this afternoon the race’s 12-boat fleet battled fierce headwinds in the Gibraltar Strait – the narrow and congested waterway dividing mainland Europe from north Africa – on their way to Alicante, Spain.
    Published on 06-02-2021 11:13 AM
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    CORUM L'Épargne (IMOCA) and The Austrian Ocean Race Project (VO65) win Leg One of The Ocean Race Europe

    Austrian team stuns VO65 fleet in photo finish for The Ocean Race Europe

    all images ©© Sailing Energy

    The opening leg of The Ocean Race Europe came to a nail-biting conclusion today in Cascais, Portugal with the winners in both the VO65 and IMOCA 60 classes decided only in the last few moments of the four-day passage from Lorient, France.

    A thrilling finish in the one design VO65 class saw The Austrian Ocean Race ...
    Published on 06-01-2021 08:43 AM
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    151 Miglia Line Honours for ARCA SGR
    Punta Ala, Italy, 31 May 2021

    After a challenging night at sea, early this morning the 100ft maxi ARCA SGR was first to cross the finish line off Punta Ala to take line honours in this 12th edition of the 151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar. This is the third event of five in the International Maxi Association’s 2020-2021 Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge, following the Rolex Middle Sea Race last October and the recent Regata dei Tre Golfi.
    Published on 05-26-2021 11:53 AM
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    With three days to go till the first edition of The Ocean Race Europe sets sail from the heart of Sailing Valley in Lorient (13:45hrs local time, Saturday 29 May), Class IMOCA has selected a few choice utterances from the sailors.

    Thomas Ruyant, skipper of LinkedOut

    “I’ve taken a fair old while to really recover from the Vendée Globe. For a long time, my sleeping pattern involved some very big nights and quite a few siestas, but today I’m doing well. To be honest, it’s good to be getting back into race mode so close to the round the world. It really perks you up. We’re all very keen for it to get going.

    Published on 05-25-2021 05:12 PM
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    Not as swan song,
    And not your fathers Swan...
    The new look Swans are turning heads and pumping the adrenal glands
    on the western shores of Italy's Tuscan region, with one practice race under their belts
    the real racing begins on May 26th...

    Published on 05-25-2021 10:16 AM
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    (Tuesday 25th May, 2021) – As the minimum number of teams to stage a viable, competitive event has not been realised, the first regatta of the 2021 52 SUPER SERIES, the Royal Cup 52 SUPER SERIES ...
    Published on 05-24-2021 10:04 AM
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    The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Vice Admiral's Cup came to a conclusion on Sunday 23rd May after two days of racing in fresh to feisty conditions in the Solent. The final day of racing produced more challenging conditions for the high performance classes racing under IRC and One-design Class Rules. A gentle south-westerly wind with clear skies was soon replaced by a significant rainsquall with over 20 knots of ...
    Published on 05-20-2021 04:49 PM
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    With its light start, brilliant sunshine and the ancient town of Piran and the still snowcapped Slovenian Alps as a backdrop, the day could not have been better for the 44Cup fleet to blow away any cobwebs after such a long absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Having not lined up since November 2019, 44Cup competition resumed today for the ...
    Published on 05-20-2021 12:50 PM
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    A “Everything begins in Finistčre” Challenge well carried out… well finished

    It was in contact, at the end of a night of constant intensity racing, that the “Everything begins in Finistčre” challenge ended. At 5:18 am this morning, when the day had not yet risen, Leyton led by Sam Goodchild and his crew finally won by a few short bows in front of Arkema 4 of the trio of Quentin Vlamynck who had nevertheless led this ...
    Published on 05-19-2021 03:03 PM
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    This morning the fleet of 62 boats competing in the ORC European Championship took to the race course located 4 miles off Capri's Marina Grande

    Conditions were somewhat more stable than yesterday, with about 10 to 12 knots of breeze from 180° for the first race of the day. At 11:40 a.m. the Race Committee sounded the starting signal for the smallest boats in Group C, at 11.55 for Class A and at 12 midday for Class B. All three groups were set courses around the cans. For the second race, the committee waited for an ...
    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 ...