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  • Splashdown For Luna Rossa Prototype

    Splashdown For Luna Rossa Prototype


    LUNA ROSSA PROTOTYPE HAS BEEN LAUNCHED. THE CHALLENGE STARTS TODAY

    The Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Prototype touches water, a revolutionary project to conduct research and development in preparation for the new AC75.



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    ANDREA PISAPIA

    Cagliari, October 13th, 2022 - The futuristic Luna Rossa Prototype, that will showcase the team’s return to on-water training, was launched today at 2 pm local time at the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli base....
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  • Barcelona BoatZero Breeze On Testing For Alinghi

    Barcelona BoatZero Breeze On Testing For Alinghi



    As summer gives way to autumn on the Mediterranean, Alinghi Red Bull Racing are trialling their new M2-2L, a flatter-cut, slightly smaller mainsail that allows for rapid de-powering. Twinned with the small J4 jib today, the Swiss sailed in mean winds of 14 knots and gusts up to 18-20 knots with a heavy seaway combining natural swell and a short, sharp 1.5m chop just off the Barcelona beachfront.




    In the conditions, it was not a day for nailing foiling
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  • Spindrift Checks In With New Jules Verne Record Attempt Window

    Spindrift Checks In With New Jules Verne Record Attempt Window


    AROUND THE WORLD: A NEW ATTEMPT BY THE MAXI TRIMARAN SAILS OF CHANGE
    Yann Guichard, Dona Bertarelli and nine other sailors will make up the crew of 'Sails of Change' for their next attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy, an award for the fastest non-stop and unassisted circumnavigation of the world. Several years of hard work will culminate in this ultimate sporting challenge. The crew also aims to raise awareness of the need to preserve ocean and land ecosystems. From October 24th, the
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  • Gryphon Solo Exits Bass Strait

    Gryphon Solo Exits Bass Strait

    GS2: Day 30
    October 10, 2022




    Hello Sports Fans-

    The big news from GS2 is that we are out of the Great Australian Bight and through the Bass Strait, which is a major milestone for this leg of the race. We are also now officially out of the Indian Ocean and into the Pacific Ocean, which is also pretty cool.

    The Bass Strait was challenging in that there were many squalls that would disrupt the prevailing SW wind and cause us to reduce
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  • Deep Blue Brings Home The Barcolana Cup

    Deep Blue Brings Home The Barcolana Cup



    A dream come true. The Barcolana Cup is flying to the United States tomorrow, to the New York Yacht Club, the same club that has held the America's Cup for 132 years. American entrepreneur and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt and her Deep Blue have won the 54th edition of the Barcolana presented by Generali, which was held in Trieste today on a perfect sunny day, with the Bora and gusts of wind up to 25 knots. 1614 boats took part in the race, with the Amerigo Vespucci ship symbolically...
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  • Black Seal Wins Inaugural Club Swan 36 Euros

    Black Seal Wins Inaugural Club Swan 36 Euros



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  • A Light Air Test For Officials And Competitors Alike!

    A Light Air Test For Officials And Competitors Alike!

    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

    Gabart ReadyTo Rhum-ble

    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

    The Maxi's Turn To Turn Heads



    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,...
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  • An Electric Finish To Week One Of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez

    An Electric Finish To Week One Of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez

    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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  • The Southward Progress Continues
    by Photoboy
    Cat and mouse towards the doldrums
    It's a game of inches as the fleet works southwest towards the equator




    Lighter conditions don't mean easier conditions as the IMOCA fleet finds itself constantly shifting gears, making sail changes and gybing as the teams zig-zag southwest towards the equator and the doldrums.

    Every change in the breeze brings the potential for a sail change. Each move by the opposition brings a decision on whether to match or
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    01-27-2023, 01:04 PM
  • Alex Barrier Launches All Woman Jules Verne Trophy Team
    by Photoboy
    Jules Verne Trophy: sailor Alexia Barrier embarks on a round-the-world sailing trip with an all-female crew


    Sailor Alexia Barrier is embarking on an unprecedented project: to seek the record for sailing around the world with a 100% female crew. A "dream" she explains and a mission to show that anything is possible.

    Jerome Val/https://www.francetvinfo.fr/




    Alexia Barrier already has a Route du Rhum and a Vend?e Globe behind
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    01-27-2023, 11:18 AM
  • Slip Sliding Slowly South
    by Photoboy
    The Ocean Race, Leg 2: Slowly sliding south

    The fleet had a slow night, gybing south from Cabo Verde



    25 January 2023, The Ocean Race, Start of Leg 2 in Cabo Verde ? Anne Beaug? / Biotherm
    It's been a tense first night as the IMOCA fleet has sailed south, away from Mindelo and towards the uncertainty of the Doldrums.



    It was an exciting start, despite the light conditions, with close quarters action as the fleet leaves Cabo Verde
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    01-26-2023, 11:23 AM
  • A Mild Start For Leg 2 Of The 2023 Ocean Race
    by Photoboy


    After being buffeted by strong trade winds for the duration of the short stopover, the waters off Mindelo, Cabo Verde were relatively calm on Wednesday for the start of Leg 2 of The Ocean Race.

    The short stopover marked the first time The Ocean Race has visited west Africa and this island chain despite it featuring in the race course for all 14 editions as a tactical consideration on the leg from Europe down to the south Atlantic Ocean.


    images Sailing
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    01-25-2023, 01:20 PM
  • A New Permanent Mark For Yellow Bluff Honoring Sailing Legend Hank Easom
    by Photoboy



    A surprise for local sailing legend, Hank Easom was unveiled recently at Brickyard Cove in Point Richmond a short time ago!








    A little piece of Bay sailing history was made with the unveiling of the new Hank Easom Yellow Bluff permanent buoy.




    1,000 lb bottom tackle will hold the buoy in position, combating the extremely strong currents along the Yellow Bluff shoreline.

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    01-25-2023, 10:57 AM
  • Pineapple Cup Line Honors For Pyewacket
    by Photoboy
    Pyewacket70 captures line honors in the 35th Pineapple Cup - Montego Bay Race


    Pyewacket70 finishes with an elapsed time of 2 days 18 hours 15 minutes and 19 seconds having sailed a distance of 895 miles

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    The race record for monohulls last set in 2005 by Tom Hill's Titan 12 at 2 days, 10 hours, 24 minutes and 42 seconds.)



    Images Julianna Barbieri/Manuka SEM


    January 25, 2023 Montego Bay, Jamaica - Pyewacket70, the modified
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    01-25-2023, 10:19 AM
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