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  • Broken Records And Broken Dreams In Coastal Cup

    Broken Records And Broken Dreams In Coastal Cup


    Dave MacEwans's Rodgers 46' Lucky Duck sustained a Massive Sail reduction during Monday's Coastal Cup, the 2nd leg in the California Offshore Race Week

    "Just got to San Simeon cove after breaking our mast on the Coastal Cup .
    In a 36 knot puff stuck the bow down the shaft hard and the rig went over the bow .. all are safe .
    In morning we will try to get fuel out to us so we can power down to Morro bay in morning.
    Update boat in cove is giving us 10 gallons
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  • OBR's : Bringing The Goods Home!

    OBR's : Bringing The Goods Home!




    In part five of this series, IMOCA and The Ocean Race shine a spotlight on the OBRs (On-Board Reporters) who are responsible for taking photos, filming videos and writing texts in seemingly impossible conditions, to give the outside world an insight into life on board.


    Though their presence aboard each boat has been compulsory for the past 10 years or so, we discover that several sailors have actually combined the post of crew and reporter since the first editi...
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  • The Ups And Downs Of Lake Garda Foil GC 32 Riva Cup

    The Ups And Downs Of Lake Garda Foil GC 32 Riva Cup

    Tentative early lead for Zoulou at the GC32 Riva Cup




    Lake Garda was playing awkward for today’s opening rounds of the GC32 Riva Cup, first event of the 2022 GC32 Racing Tour. To the south of Riva del Garda, the racing was delayed only slightly but this allowed the lake’s southerly Ora wind to build to 16-18 knots. Reaching starts in this amount of wind enabled the nimble one design foiling catamarans to set off across the start line and converge on the
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  • Consistency Puts Quantum Atop Leaderboard

    Consistency Puts Quantum Atop Leaderboard

    Quantum Racing Take Charge In Baiona



    Lighter winds prevailed on Galicia’s beautiful Ria de Vigo as the third day of racing at the ABANCA 52 SUPER SERIES Baiona Sailing Week produced two different race winners and saw Quantum Racing step clear at the top of the leaderboard.

    While Tony Langley’s British flagged Gladiator team, with Paul Goodison on tactics, read the first beat of the first race best – tacking off the signal boat right end of
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  • Aiming For Gender Equity In Ocean Race

    Aiming For Gender Equity In Ocean Race

    The Ocean Race aims for equal number of male and female sailors in the event by 2030






    Viva Mexico in The Ocean Race Europe
    ? Jen Edney/Viva Mexico/The Ocean Race


    The ambitious target is part of Horizon, a new collaboration with The Magenta Project, World Sailing Trust and PA Consulting, dedicated to increasing the number of women in professional sailing. The group is calling on the sailing, marine and sports industries to join
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  • The Plattners Remain Atop The Heap

    The Plattners Remain Atop The Heap

    Quantum Racing On The Prowl But Phoenix Go Four Points Clear in Galicia




    While Quantum Racing made the best of the great conditions on Galicia’s Ri'a de Vigo on the second day of the ABANCA 52 SUPER SERIES Baiona Sailing Week scoring a first and a second it is Phoenix which has stretched their overall regatta lead to four clear points.
    Quantum Racing won the first race of the day which was contested in 15-18kts of breeze whilst Phoenix followed up their
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  • Galicia Opens The Door For 2022 Super Series Season

    Galicia Opens The Door For 2022 Super Series Season




    The 52 SUPER SERIES fleet warmed up for Tuesday’s start of the 2022 season with three good practice races today on the beautiful r?a de Vigo off Baiona where the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit is visiting for the very first time in its ten year history.
    As if to underline how open this five-regatta season is likely to be, there were three different race winners, Harm M?ller Spreer’s Platoon, the Plattner family’s Phoenix with Tom Slingsby
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  • Fast And Furious At Vice Admirals Cup

    Fast And Furious At Vice Admirals Cup

    Fast, furious and exceptionally close racing at the RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup




    A stunning opening day delivered three fast-paced and testing races for every class. After a short wait for the wind to fill in, it quickly built to a solid west-southwesterly of 12-14 knots.

    The breeze then rose further, with gusts into the mid 20s, accompanied by plenty of excitement as downwind boat speeds topped 20 knots for some.

    The smaller boats in the HP30...
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  • The Vendee Season Begins With The Vendee Artique

    The Vendee Season Begins With The Vendee Artique




    Alain Leboeuf, President of SAEM Vendee and of the Department of Vendee has just presented the very rich sports line-up of the 2nd edition of the Vendee Arctic – Les Sables d'Olonne, more than 2 years from the 10th edition of the Vendee Globe. The sporting and media successes of the 2020-2021 edition stimulated project leaders and their sponsors, so much so that the transition phase was particularly short. The Arctic Vend?e being the first of the five qualifying races*...
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  • The 4th Entry To The 2022-2023 Ocean Race IS:

    The 4th Entry To The 2022-2023 Ocean Race IS:

    SIZE=18px]GUYOT environnement - Team Europe confirmed as fourth IMOCA entry for The Ocean Race


    The new campaign builds on a winning French-German collaboration from The Ocean Race Europe[/SIZE]




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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...
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  • Gabart ReadyTo Rhum-ble
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    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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