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  • Caudrelier Takes Safety Stop In The Azores

    Caudrelier Takes Safety Stop In The Azores

    With less than 1,200 miles to go to the finish of the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest, Charles Caudrelier on the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, leader of the race since the end of January, has elected to take shelter in the Azores, thereby making a technical stopover.



    The “24-hour stopover timer” was started by race management at 0504hrs UTC. His objective is to avoid a big depression approaching from the south of Iceland which is set to make the Bay of Biscay “impassable”
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  • A Fast Pit Stop In Brazil For Banque Populaire

    A Fast Pit Stop In Brazil For Banque Populaire




    After a little more than 48 hours of technical stopover in Rio de Janeiro, ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest skipper Armel Le Cleac'h and his ULTIM Maxi Banque Populaire XI have returned to the race track. He docked out from Rio at a little after 1630hrs UTC and resumed racing in third place at 1738hrs UTC.

    Thanks to great cooperation from the authorities in France and Brazil the Banque Populaire XI technical team were able to replace the two rudders damaged in the South
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  • Antigua 360 Completes Nelson Cup Caribbean 600 Leadup

    Antigua 360 Completes Nelson Cup Caribbean 600 Leadup

    RORC Nelson’s Cup Series | Antigua 360 - Diverse RORC Fleet





    The 2024 Nelson’s Cup Series was back in action on Friday 16th February, with the Antigua 360 Race. Thirty four entries included multihulls racing under MOCRA, three IRC Classes, and the Class40 Division.

    A light south easterly breeze provided a comfortable start for the RORC fleet. The start line mirrored the RORC Caribbean 600, providing great practice for the showcase 600-miler
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  • Global Solo Challenge Sailor, William MacBrien Rescued From His Sinking Vessel

    Global Solo Challenge Sailor, William MacBrien Rescued From His Sinking Vessel




    William MacBrien rescued after 46 hours adrift semi-submerged in south Pacific
    By Marco Nannini.


    Photos Courtesy Cargo Vessel Watatsumi

    On February 14th at 02:50 UTC disaster struck on board Phoenix. Canadian skipper William MacBrien had activated his Emergency Position Locator Beacon (EPIRB). He was in distress.


    William was over 1300 nautical miles west of Cape Horn, over 3000 miles from New Zealand, 1600 miles south...
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  • Smoke On The Water In Barcelona

    Smoke On The Water In Barcelona






    16 February 2024. INEOS Britannia, Britain’s challenger for the 37th America’s Cup, has suffered damage to one of their one-design supplied AC40 training boats, Athena, after a fire onboard.








    The two British one-design AC40s (Athena & Sienna) had left the dock early for a two-boat race-training day and towed to the Northeast of Barcelona City to find some good breeze. At 10:05 CET whilst sailing off...
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  • The Warmup For Caribbean 600 Sizzles

    The Warmup For Caribbean 600 Sizzles




    RORC Nelson’s Cup Series | Day Two - Sizzling on the South Side


    The RORC Nelson’s Cup Series continued today, Wednesday 14 February, with two hi-octane races in tropical heat. For the second day running there were fine margins right through the fleet. After four races, no boat remains unbeaten in the RORC Nelson’s Cup Series.

    With two races yet to be run to complete the RORC Nelson’s Cup Series, Wendy Schmidt’s Botin
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  • Banque du Poulaire Diverting To Brazilian Port

    Banque du Poulaire Diverting To Brazilian Port




    In a message distributed late this morning, the Banque Populaire team has confirmed that Armel Le Cleac'h’s ULTIM Maxi Banque Populaire XI, racing in second place on the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest, has suffered damage to the central rudder after an incident.

    According to the team:

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    “Several options are being studied to diagnose the damage and to think about the rest of the race”.
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  • In Ronnie's Words

    In Ronnie's Words




    "My final view of Sparrow/ Shipyard Brewing… a day filled with many emotions. Shock, then anger, then frustration, then fear, then optimism, then elation, then more sadness, then guilt, and then… it just goes on and on. But I also feel a lot of gratitude. Thankful for the outpouring of support from around the globe.

    Especially grateful to those who helped organize a rescue, and then to the Taiwanese owned ship Sakizaya Youth and her captain Cui
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  • Retrospect: The Days Leading Up To The Abandonment Of Shipyard Brewing

    Retrospect: The Days Leading Up To The Abandonment Of Shipyard Brewing




    Live to fight another day - The tough reality of ocean sailing

    By Marco Nannini.


    The skippers of the Global Solo Challenge have to endure months of navigation in the roaring forties and screaming fifties to reach Cape Horn. After braving storms, technical difficulties, fatigue and cold temperatures, the legendary cape feels like the big prize for all the efforts each skipper has put into their project. It is a reward and a climax not just in their...
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  • Ronnie Simpson Plucked Out Of Southern Atlantic

    Ronnie Simpson Plucked Out Of Southern Atlantic



    We could not be happier in relaying the news that Ronnie Simpson is safe and well and has boarded the Taiwanese ship SAKIZAYA YOUTH. We can only imagine the mix of relief and sadness as Ronnie had to bid his last farewell to Sparrow, aka Shipyard Brewing, his companion in this amazing journey by the bitter ending but the countless amazing memories....
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  • Fast And Furious In The Aegean 600
    by Photoboy



    Spectacular 15-25 knot conditions today helped get this year’s fleet of the AEGEAN 600 off to a fast and furious start to their 605-mile tour of the beautiful Aegean islands. These perfect conditions in this 4th edition of the race organized by the Hellenic Ocean Racing Club (HORC) are suitable to threaten course records in both the Monohull and Multihull divisions.

    First off the start were five multihulls being scored under the MOCRA handicap system, including
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    07-08-2024, 03:05 PM
  • Third Time Proves To Be The Charm For Team Malolo
    by Photoboy
    STAGE 2, DAY 6: THIRD TIME’S A CHARM FOR AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS 9 YEARS IN THE MAKING.



    June 18, 2024
    The world of media coverage needs things simple. Life is complicated. Depending on how you tilt your head, today’s top story was both. After somewhere between five days and nine years of hard-fought effort, Team Malolo crossed the line and rang in their rightful place in the annals of R2AK.

    It would be easy to chalk up Team Malolo’s early afternoon
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    06-19-2024, 11:50 AM
  • A Wet And Wild Ride Around The Isle Of Wight
    by Photoboy


    A wet and wild edition of Round the Island Race
    Author: Jo Bowden Date: 13:22 Sunday 16 Jun 2024

    It was certainly a race to remember with crews battling the heavy conditions, especially around the Needles and the reach to St Catherine’s Point.

    Race Director, Dave Atkinson said: “This race was a challenge for both the competitors and the Race Team at the Island Sailing Club, with the safety and well-being of the crews being the main priority.
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    06-18-2024, 12:19 PM
  • A Dramatic Finish At The Annual Regatta
    by Photoboy


    Vesper Hangs Tough to Claim Overall ORC Win in 170th Annual Regatta
    Newport, R.I. — On a light-air, four-race day, the final standings in a top-flight competitive fleet are as likely to come down to the mistakes you avoid as the things you do right. That was the case in ORC B at the 170th Annual Regatta. David Team’s Vesper squad fought all day with rival Fox, skippered by Victor Wild, doing most everything as right as can be expected on a very challenging day.

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    06-17-2024, 11:29 AM
  • Dalin Takes Line Honors
    by Photoboy
    FRENCH SKIPPER CHARLIE DALIN (MACIF SANTE PREVOYANCE) WINS THE NEW YORK VENDEE
    6/9/24 RACE




    Jean-Louis Carli / Alea


    After leading the 28 boat IMOCA fleet since last Monday morning, and today holding a margin of over 300 miles over second place, French skipper Charlie Dalin tonight completed an emphatic victory on the 3200 nautical miles New York Vendee Les Sables d’Olonne solo race across the North Atlantic.

    HIS RACE IN
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    06-14-2024, 09:53 AM
  • Consistency Pays Dividends In Newport
    by Photoboy


    SUPER CONSISTENT QUANTUM RACING EXTEND
    After winning the second race today Quantum Racing powered by American Magic have now taking three winning guns from four starts at the XS 52 SUPER SERIES Newport Trophy to lead by eight points ahead of the Thai flagged Team Vayu.

    Sticking to their key principles of keeping everything as simple as possible, sailing low risk and using their excellent boatspeed the New York Yacht Club team were fourth in the first race which was
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    06-13-2024, 11:25 AM
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