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  • Sledding To The Front In Tuscany

    Sledding To The Front In Tuscany




    Sled working a particular magic in Tuscany to extend their lead Royal Cup 52 SUPER SERIES Scarlino


    The waters of the Golfo di Follonica, Tuscany continue to deliver excellent racing conditions for the Royal Cup 52 SUPER SERIES Scarlino. With winds gusting over 25kts for Race 5 of the ten race series and a slight drop to 12-15 for Race 6, the 2021 52 SUPER SERIES champions Sled, steered by Takashi Okura, eked out a four points lead Thursday in their quest...
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  • Pushing The Limits Of The AC 40'

    Pushing The Limits Of The AC 40'

    Returning to New Zealand from the European summer circuits, Pete Burling and Blair Tuke wasted no time in re-joining the extensive Kiwi testing programme, stepping aboard Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC40 for a blustery first taste of the most sensational boat of 2022. Nathan Outteridge who’s been steering one pod during the initial outings alongside Olympic bronze medallist Sam Meech were again onboard for an intense afternoon session having craned in at 11.30am and docked-out just an...
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  • The Yachts Come To Play In St Tropez

    The Yachts Come To Play In St Tropez




    A moderate W’ly wind of 15 knots, increasing to 25 knots with gusts of 30, generous sunshine and a lovely swell fringed with foam. Saint Tropez served up its much-fantasized conditions today for the 132 Modern yachts and their thrilled crews in this sporty opener to the 24th Voiles de Saint-Tropez. As such, Cavalaire witnessed a procession of boats in tip-top condition from IRC Groups B to F setting a blistering pace, the race favourites already settled nicely into position...
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  • Ian Hitting The Sunshine State With Wind, Waves & Water

    Ian Hitting The Sunshine State With Wind, Waves & Water





    Hurricane Ian Discussion Number 24
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092022
    1100 AM EDT Wed Sep 28 2022

    Air Force Reserve and NOAA Hurricane Hunter data was absolutely
    critical this morning in diagnosing the rapid intensification of
    Ian, despite both planes undergoing multiple eyewall penetrations
    experiencing severe turbulence. That data supported an intensity of
    about 135 kt a few hours ago. Since that time, high-resolution
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  • Breezy Start For Super Series Scarlino

    Breezy Start For Super Series Scarlino




    Royal Cup leaders Quantum Racing are back on form in Scarlino


    After two races in winds which topped 27kts in the gusts Quantum Racing lead the Royal Cup Scarlino 52 SUPER SERIES regatta. With American owner driver Doug DeVos back as helmsman after missing the last event in July in Mallorca, the 2022 World Champions posted two second places in challenging, shifting breezes to finish the day on top of the leaderboard.

    While Thailand’s Whitcraft
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  • Ultim Season Is Upon Us

    Ultim Season Is Upon Us




    Engaged in the last straight line before the big autumn meeting of ocean racing, between Saint-Malo and Pointe-a-Pitre, the Ultims will face each other one last time before November 6, the start date of the 12th Route. of Rum – Destination Guadeloupe.
    A few days before the start of the 24H Ultim, the teams are fine-tuning their preparation. Last confrontation in race mode before the Route du Rhum, this event in false solo will allow the 4 skippers* present to validate...
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  • The French Conquer Cadiz

    The French Conquer Cadiz

    “MANAGING THE WHOLE RIG WAS VERY TRICKY”: DELAPIERRE ON SWAPPING DOWN TO A FOUR-CREW CONFIGURATION FOR C?DIZ FINAL



    France driver Quentin Delapierre has spoken about the unexpected challenge of swapping down to a four person crew configuration for the C?diz Final, after light winds and choppy conditions plagued the racecourse.

    A last-minute message from race management instructed teams to jettison two members of their crew ahead of the Final. Delapierre elected
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  • Practice Time Gives Gamecock Something To Crow About

    Practice Time Gives Gamecock Something To Crow About



    Gamecock Struts to IC37 North American Championship


    Newport, R.I. — A year of hard work—three winter series regattas in Fort Lauderdale and a full summer of sailing in Newport—paid off for Peter McClennen's Gamecock team (above) as they blitzed a competitive 20-boat fleet to win the 2022 IC37 North American Championship. The team was so dominant through the first six races of the regatta it was able to enjoy a leisurely cruise to the dock while
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  • Getting Inside Fiona

    Getting Inside Fiona

    A highlight reel of footage captured by SD 1078 in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Fiona Sept. 22, 2022.



    Hurricane Fiona is the first Category 4 storm of the 2022 season. SD 1078 is battling 50-foot waves and winds measured over 100 mph to collect critical scientific data and, in the process, is providing a completely new view of one of Earth’s most destructive forces.




    Inside the storm, SD 1078 is sailing at sustained...
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  • Calamity Averted Aboard The Wizard

    Calamity Averted Aboard The Wizard

    A disaster narrowly averted:
    Merlin was sailing well on the 1st day of the Rolex Big Boat Series last Thursday when a nasty halyard wrap forced them to retire towards the end of the 1st race. The crew assessed the problem and the boat made arrangements with KKMI in Richmond to get the carbon headstay replaced in short order. While she missed the 1st start on Friday, the boat and crew were back out and racing for race 4.
    Had the team not been tuned into the rig's nuances, a much more
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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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    Yesterday, 11:46 AM
  • 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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    10-01-2022, 01:50 PM
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