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  • Powerful Porto

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  • Mighty Merloe On A Clipper Cove Beach Break

    Mighty Merloe On A Clipper Cove Beach Break

    The ORMA 60 Mighty Merloe was spotted beached up in the lee of Yerba Buena early this week, creating quite a bit of speculation as to the reason.

    The now owner of the former Franck Cammas's Groupama 2 is now the property of Donald Lawson, an African American sailor with high aspirationsfor the trimaran...






    Hello everyone! We had no idea so many people around the world were following us and making assumptions about the boat being abandoned and...
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  • A Big Breeze Conclusion In Lagos

    A Big Breeze Conclusion In Lagos



    The GC32 Lagos Cup, the pre-Worlds for next month’s GC32 World Championship, concluded in big breeze. Despite the flying catamaran fleet heading out an hour early, by the end of the first race, the sea state was still relatively flat but with the wind averaging 22 knots and gusting to 27 it was ‘survival’ for some of the 10 teams, so PRO Stuart Childerley made the welcome decision to abandon racing.

    Otherwise the historic maritime port on Portugal’s
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  • Brest Wishes For Ocean 50's

    Brest Wishes For Ocean 50's




    LEYTON, WINNER AT BREST
    They crawled from the passage of the first Marquee Western route of Sein dubbed yesterday late afternoon. Joined by phone, Leyton's crew, at fleet head, explained that they had reached peaks at 35 knots to reach the island of Ouessant... Bumpy sea and tonic beans rhymed the Pointe Brittany before an ultra-fast run to join the BirIls crawled from the passage of the first mark of the Western Sein route doubled yesterday late afternoon. Joined by phone,
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  • The Globe40 Sets Sail

    The Globe40 Sets Sail




    Here we are at last. After months, indeed years of preparation, the crews took the OFFICIAL START of the first edition of the Globe40 this Sunday 26 June at 15:00 hours Moroccan time (14:00 UTC) in the Bay of Tangier. Before leaving the Strait of Gibraltar in their wake, the competing Class40s completed a 7-mile coastal course concocted by Race Management between Cape Malabata and the western cardinal mark of Roche Bour?e, opposite the ancient Medina of Tangier, bidding a symbolic
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  • Flying High At The Lagos Cup

    Flying High At The Lagos Cup




    While Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi Red Bull Racing team has topped GC32 competition for many years, they are now focused on 37th America’s Cup training and so are fielding two teams on the GC32 Racing Tour: SUI 8, which emphatically won last month on Riva del Garda and their development team SUI 15. For the GC32 Lagos Cup their skippers - Arnaud Psarofaghis and Maxime Bachelin - have swapped boats, begging the question: “Does a helmsman or the crew make the...
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  • Coasties Searching For Missing Couple

    Coasties Searching For Missing Couple




    PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for two 65-year olds who are reported overdue after failing to return Monday from a sailing trip to the Azores, Portugal.
    Missing are Virginia Beach natives Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones.

    Nikopoulos and Jones departed from Hampton, Virginia on June 8 for the Azores. The boaters reported to Jones's daughter on June 13 that heavy weather had damaged their vessel and that they were headed back to Hampton. The
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  • The Narrows Takes It's Toll

    The Narrows Takes It's Toll


    Progress Chart: https://r2ak2022.maprogress.com


    Day 3: Big milestones, everyone finds their race, unknowing runs rampant


    Field Report
    photo: Teams Wraith 2AK and High Seas Drifters by Laura Bennett

    Before we get to the daily dose of R2AK’s blathering fever dream, we need to set the record straight: if you don’t know, we probably don’t either.

    To be clear: we are hustling. Up and down R2AK’s elongating
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  • A Wild Ride Aboard Mālama

    A Wild Ride Aboard Mālama




    "A wild ride": Elena Hight and Ian Walsh complete Newport Bermuda Race with 11th Hour Racing Team


    Bermuda June 19, 2022
    
    At 06:48 EDT, 11th Hour Racing Team crossed the finish line of the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race after a grueling 41 hours and 28 minutes 43 seconds at sea.

    Skipper Charlie Enright (USA) and Justine Mettraux (SUI) were joined by special guests Red Bull big wave surfer Ian Walsh (USA) and backcountry snowboarder
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  • Early Pounding Expected For Newport Bermuda

    Early Pounding Expected For Newport Bermuda




    A fleet of 187 yachts is set to sail the “Thrash to the Onion Patch,” which may well live up to its name if the weather forecast holds


    A close start in 2018 among the fastest Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division boats, including Rambler 88. Daniel Forster/PPL photo
    NEWPORT, RI (June 16, 2022)—With a forecast that looks fresh to frightening for at least the first 36 to 48 hours of the race, a fleet of 187 sailing yachts is set to take on
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  • A Light Air Test For Officials And Competitors Alike!
    by Photoboy
    Capricorno fights back at
    Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

    Once again, the race committee of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez showed the patience of Job as they and the 46 maxi yachts competing waited for the wind to defy the forecast and fill in on the Golfe de Saint-Tropez. Finally a light easterly from 070? arrived and, after almost an hour and a half’s wait, racing got under way for the maxi fleet’s four classes, ranging in size from the Swedish-owned Swan 115 Yasi to 60 footers...
    Yesterday, 03:53 PM
  • Gabart ReadyTo Rhum-ble
    by Photoboy
    Route du Rhum. Francois Gabart: "I feel like I belong in offshore racing"Published by Philippe Elies on 04 October 2022 at 12h00


    French skipper Francois Gabart poses in front of his flying maxi-trimaran SVR-Lazartigue, on July 22, 2021 in Concarneau, before its launch Fred TANNEAU AFP / Archives

    If the Paris court granted him a derogation to have the right to participate in the Route du Rhum, Francois Gabart knows that the dispute with the Ultimate class
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  • The Maxi's Turn To Turn Heads
    by Photoboy


    Surprises on opening day of maxi racing at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez
    Press release issued by the International Maxi Association on 04/10/2022


    With a light wind forecast for this entire second week of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, the race committee from the Soci?t? Nautique de Saint-Tropez, aided by the International Maxi Association’s race officer Ariane Mainemare, worked miracles to get a first race started and finished on the opening day of maxi racing,...
    10-04-2022, 02:56 PM
  • An Electric Finish To Week One Of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez
    by Photoboy
    A dazzling finale to Act 1 of Les Voiles
    Trophies and rewards for the Classic stars: Shenandoah, Scud, Skylark, Sumurun, Jap, EugeniaV, Espar II, Lulu and Bona…
    Nanoq takes the win once more in the BMW Trophy


    Thousands of square metres of sails have been lowered in a joyous din this Saturday evening after a truly amazing finale to part one of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2022. The particularly boisterous conditions that greeted today’s fleets prompted the Race
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    10-03-2022, 03:30 PM
  • An Expeditious 24h Ultim Bodes Well For Future Records
    by Photoboy

    For his first solo race, and one month from the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, the skipper of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild impressed. First to cross the start line of the 24H Ultim yesterday at 12 noon off Groix, Charles Caudrelier never let go of the lead, easily containing his adversaries. He won the 24H Ultim this Sunday, October 2 at 7h 54 minutes and 52 seconds after 493 miles of racing at an average speed of 24.71 knots, after 19 hours 54 minutes and 52 seconds of navigation....
    10-03-2022, 12:15 PM
  • The Mad Maxi Race Is ON!
    by Photoboy



    Rainy start, happy start? The Breton drizzle was part of the game this morning at Lorient La Base when the 4 maxi trimarans left the pontoons to reach the start area of ​​the 24H Ultim located to the east of the island of Groix. And the conditions shouldn't improve over the next 24 hours, giving them a real warm-up for the start of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe: wind, heavy seas, rain… Just that.








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