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    Published on 07-19-2021 10:40 AM
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    The Australia SailGP Team on Sunday celebrated its first event win of SailGP Season 2, being crowned champion of the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix on Plymouth Sound, as a sun-drenched crowd was also treated to a race win for the home British team.

    The Aussies, skippered by Tom Slingsby, beat France and the United States in the three-team winner-takes-all Final to move up to first in the Season ...
    Published on 07-12-2021 05:52 PM
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    July 12, 2021 - 7:17 PM
    Good north-westerly wind, bright sun, pretty colors: the conditions were favorable and the spectacle awaited this Monday for the constructed courses of Erquy (Côtes d'Armor), disputed in front of the beach of Caroual. Winner of three of the five races of the day, Groupe Atlantic dominated the day, ahead of the always very consistent Helvetia Blue by Normandy Elite Team , which remains leader in the general classification, and Royan Atlantique . Tomorrow, the sailors will meet for a 44-mile coastal raid, again in good conditions. The Breton leg of this 44 th edition keeps its promises.

    After a start to the Tour Voile marked by generally light weather conditions, the sailors were able to exploit the full potential of the Diam24 OD. The start of the first of the five races of the day was given at 12:15 pm. Under a bright sun and in a beautiful landscape, the public had a front row seat to enjoy the races, contested in a north-westerly wind of around fifteen knots.

    "It's ...
    Published on 07-12-2021 12:51 PM
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    Denis Taradin (RYF) and Daniela Moroz (USA) win the season opener at Hang Loose Beach

    Four days and 17 races later Denis Taradin (RYF) and Daniela Moroz (USA) are the winners of the KiteFoil World Series Gizzeria, the first of five events of the 2021 season. They have both been leading since the early stages of the event, Denis fighting till the very last race with Axel Mazella (FRA) only one point behind him in the final ranking and the winner of today’s second race. Toni Vodisek (SLO) ...
    Published on 07-11-2021 12:03 PM
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    120 boats competed in the 2021 Cowes Dinard St Malo Race. The historic race, which dates back to 1906, was won overall by RORC Commodore James Neville’s HH42 Ino XXX.

    Ed Bell’s JPK 1180 Dawn Treader was second and Ed Fishwick’s GP42 Redshift was third. In the modern era, James Neville is the first RORC Commodore in office to win the King Edward VII Cup.

    “Some amazing sailors have been Commodore of the RORC, so this is a proud ...
    Published on 07-10-2021 12:46 PM
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    Unfortunately there was no wind today to complete the full 12 races schedule, so the championships were awarded in accordance to yesterday's results.

    After Spaniards domination during the first days, they were finally the Americans who took the leadership on 3 of 4 fleets yesterday and got most of the Gold medals today. The nations prize Francois Mouvet was finally for Spain due to having the highest placed 3 boats in all three Men/Mixed, Women and Under 17 championships.

    Final results - 2021 420 Men/Mixed Worlds
    After winning ...
    Published on 07-07-2021 11:08 AM
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    54 49er FX, 43 49er and 14 Nacra 17 teams have gathered in Gdynia, located on the Baltic Coast of Poland
    for the 2021 Jr Worlds. 22 countries are represented, mostly from Eastern and Western Europe, with the the USA, Brazil, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands and Argentina
    also represented.

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    On the first day of the Gdynia Sailing Days regatta, the junior world championships in the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 classes were excellent Mikołaj Staniul and Jakub Sztorch (YKP Gdynia), who lead 43 teams from 18 countries in the 49er class. Tytus Butowski (AZS AWFiS Gdańsk) and Łukasz ...
    Published on 06-27-2021 11:46 AM
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    Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2021
    Altea wins in Malcesine and is trailed on the podium by White Room and Arkanoé by Montura

    all images © IM24CA/Zerogradinord

    June 27, 2021 - Malcesine, Italy - Peler again, Altea again (today 1-8): the first Act of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2021 and Act 3 of the Italian Melges24Tour, organized by the Fraglia ...
    Published on 06-25-2021 12:39 PM
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    5TH OF JUNE, 2021
    Interlodge Team Lined Up To Rejoin The 52 SUPER SERIES
    (Friday 25th June, 2021) – After an absence of four years, one of the circuit’s most popular and committed couples – Austin and Gwen Fragomen – plan to return to the 52 SUPER SERIES this season with their Interlodge team and their fifth TP52 since they started grand prix ...
    Published on 06-25-2021 09:22 AM
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    The Mistral blows on the Swan Sardinia Challenge
    Second day with ideal wind for racing, three races and the ranking that begins to take shape

    Porto Cervo, 24 June 2021. Weather forecast and regatta program perfectly respected on the second day of racing of the Swan Sardinia Challenge, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda together with Nautor's Swan ...
    Published on 06-22-2021 10:16 AM
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    Wally the walrus spotted mounting yachts in Isles of Scilly after no UK sightings since May

    images © Scott Reid

    An arctic walrus that became a familiar sight in west Wales as been spotted in the Isles of Scilly after no UK sightings in almost a month.

    The Arctic creature made itself at home in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, for two months, but eventually ...
    Published on 06-18-2021 11:55 AM
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    Italian youth crew prevails among
    Rolex Giraglia’s IRC 0 maxis

    In a fantastic result for the Rolex Giraglia’s hosts and organiser, the Yacht Club Italiano (YCI), their ‘club boat’, Adriano Calvini’s Felci 61 Itacentodue, claimed the race’s IRC 0 maxi boat class after crossing the Genoa finish line mid-evening yesterday.

    Coming out on top against some extremely well sailed maxi yachts was especially satisfying since Itacentodue’s crew largely comprised 17-25 year old talent from the YCI’s B&G supported offshore sailing academy. However during the race wisdom being imparted to them by their tactician America’s Cup and Olympic legend Tommaso Chieffi and Ambrogio Beccaria, series class ...
    Published on 06-16-2021 09:11 AM
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    Fleets compress as light winds continue on the approach to leg three finish in Genova

    It’s a tense time for the sailors in The Ocean Race Europe as they close in on the finish line with final hurdles ahead

    Another 24 hours of light wind racing out on the Mediterranean on the third and final leg of The Ocean Race Europe has seen both the VO65 and IMOCA 60 fleets compress significantly as they push towards the finish ...
    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...