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  • A New 24 Hour IMOCA Record
    by Photoboy

    558 miles in 24 hours. The crew of Charal 2, currently on delivery to Lorient after taking part in the Route du Rhum, has just put in a solid performance with an average speed of 23.25 knots over 24 hours. An absolute record in IMOCA which will not however be homologated. Too bad, but still impressive...

    The Charal 2 crew. From left to right: Franck Cammas, Valentin Le Floc'h, Nicolas Andrieu and Kevin Bloch. | CHARAL SAILING TEAM n...
    Today, 12:12 PM
  • Drive It Like You Stole It
    by Photoboy

    Glassy seas, but an ominous sky greeted the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team out today deep in the Gulf of Cagliari – the Golfu de Casteddu in local Sardinian- and with a forecast for the wind to increase significantly but some debate and conflict over quite how much and when, it was a tricky day for the team’s meteorologists. It was even harder actually on the water as the team docked out from their quite astonishingly well-appointed base in the...
    Yesterday, 12:48 PM
  • Putting The Big Back Into A Big Boat Regatta!
    by Photoboy
    Andoo Comanche and Willow win 2022 SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

    The John Winning Jr-skippered maxi yacht, Andoo Comanche, produced a masterclass of high-speed sailing to win Line Honours in the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour today.

    Meanwhile, the Jim Cooney-skippered and owned Volvo 70 Willow was declared the overall winner.

    Under glorious sun and in southerly 15 knot winds that suited perfectly, Andoo Comanche was first to finish the
    Yesterday, 10:24 AM
  • Helena Scutt Crowned Female Moth World Champion
    by Photoboy

    Day 6 – Moth Worlds

    The Moth 2022 World Championship, organized by the Yacht Club Argentino at its headquarters in Dirsena Norte, came to an end. It was a challenging event: conditions weren’t always easy, but we managed to have thirteen fair races that gave us new champions.
    On the sixth and last day, three races were completed.
    In the first race, 8 knots were blowing from the NE sector. Massimo Contessi won this race.

    12-05-2022, 06:13 PM
  • Burning Rubber In OZ
    by Photoboy

    Lake Gairdner - 5th December 2022

    After what has seemed like endless weather delays over the past couple of months, finally Horonuku got to stretch its legs on a dry Lake Gairdner with breeze that is edging closer into the required zone for world record attempts.

    The promising weather forecast coupled with reports of a dry lake was enough for the Landspeed
    12-05-2022, 12:49 PM
  • Cabbage Tree Island Race: Lead Up To Sydney Hobart
    by Photoboy
    A fleet of 69 boats is heading north in the 172 nautical mile Cabbage Tree Island Race after an exciting twilight start on Sydney Harbour.

    It was an eventful pre-start sequence off Point Piper as the packed fleet jostled for position, with an 11 knot sou’easter setting them on their way.

    Hamilton Island Wild Oats, one of four 100-foot maxis in the fleet, was over the line early and subsequently recalled as Black Jack and Andoo Comanche broke away,
    12-02-2022, 12:11 PM