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Luna of London spice it up with Line Honours in the RORC Translantic Race

Luna of London spice it up with Line Honours in the RORC Translantic Race

The crew of Lupa of London, Jeremy Pilkington’s Baltic 78 receive a warm welcome on the dock in Grenada. As first yacht to complete the course, they will be presented with a sterling silver trophy by the International Maxi Association (IMA). © RORC/Orlando K Romain & Arthur Daniel The crew of Lupa of London, Jeremy Pilkington’s Baltic 78 receive a warm welcome on the dock... [Read more]

Oakcliff Racing finish in Grenada to become IRC one current leader in the RORC Transatlantic Race

Oakcliff Racing finish in Grenada to become IRC one current leader in the RORC Transatlantic Race

Happy to be in Grenada. Oakcliff Racing Team celebrate their finish. L-R: Andrew O’Donnell, Daniel Flanigan, Chris Kennedy, Hobie Ponting. RORC Transatlantic Race © RORC/Arthur Daniel & Orlando K Romain Happy to be in Grenada. Oakcliff Racing Team celebrate their finish. L-R: Andrew O’Donnell, Daniel Flanigan, Chris Kennedy, Hobie Ponting. RORC Transatlantic Race © RORC/Arthur... [Read more]

NEW East Coast Ocean Series:  Fort Lauderdale to Charleston, Ocean Race North & Annapolis to Newport Plus, Inaugural Ocean Race North Announces Plans for 2015 Race

NEW East Coast Ocean Series: Fort Lauderdale to Charleston, Ocean Race North & Annapolis to Newport Plus, Inaugural Ocean Race North Announces Plans for 2015 Race

Flatline (Photo by George Bekris) December 8, 2014 – Newport, Rhode Island – Race organizers of three U.S. east coast offshore races: the new Fort Lauderdale to Charleston, the new Ocean Race North and the well-established Annapolis to Newport race confirmed their plans to team up and create the East Coast Ocean Series. In addition, Manuka Sports Event Management confirmed their plans for the inaugural... [Read more]

“IT’S SOMETHING I WILL NEVER FORGET IN MY WHOLE LIFE” First time Equator crossing

“IT’S SOMETHING I WILL NEVER FORGET IN MY WHOLE LIFE” First time Equator crossing

Dongfeng Crew Cross Equator by Yann Riou/Dongfeng Race Team Chinese sailor Liu Xue (Black) crosses the Equator for the first time, aged 21 With the long term sporting mission of Dongfeng Race Team set to bring offshore sailing to China, a nation where 99% of the population don’t even know it’s a sport, it is moments like these when Chinese sailor Liu Xue (Black) crossed the Equator for the first... [Read more]

Phuket King’s Cup

Phuket King’s Cup

Phuket King’s Cup races (Photo © Max Ranchi – www.maxranchi.com ) Phuket King’s Cup races photos © Max Ranchi – www.maxranchi.com article by Guy Nowell We should all remind ourselves occasionally that Race Officers cannot control the wind. That is the prerogative of an even higher authority. The first three days of the 2014 Phuket King’s Cup have involved a great deal of... [Read more]

Team Aqua: Four RC 44 Championship Tour victories in a row

Team Aqua: Four RC 44 Championship Tour victories in a row

RC44 Team Aqua (Photo © Nico Martinez)   Involved in the RC 44 Championship Tour since 2007, Team Aqua has won its fourth RC 44 Championship Tour in a row. A remarkable achievement for team owner Chris Bake, tactician Cameron Appleton and the entire team. December 3, 2014 – Chris Bakes’ Team Aqua has just accomplished one of sailing’s greatest achievements in 2014, winning the RC 44... [Read more]

RORC – Spinnakers at the Ready: RORC Transatlantic Race  Day Two – Morning report

RORC – Spinnakers at the Ready: RORC Transatlantic Race Day Two – Morning report

Derek Hatfield’s Volvo 60, Spirit of Adventure at the start of the RORC Transatlantic Race © Puerto Calero/James Mitchell Day Two – Morning report 1 December 2014 The inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), started on Sunday 30th November 1000 UTC from Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, Canary Islands bound for Grenada, West Indies, 2,995... [Read more]

Bermuda is the home of the 2017 America’s Cup

Bermuda is the home of the 2017 America’s Cup

Bermuda © Roland Skinner     Second edition of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup confirmed The next America’s Cup will be raced in Bermuda in June of 2017. The host venue was confirmed at a press conference in New York on Tuesday by Harvey Schiller, the Commercial Commissioner for the America’s Cup. “In Bermuda we have a perfect international venue to demonstrate the excitement America’s... [Read more]

Team Vestas Wind crew rescued safely after grounding in the Indian Ocean in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

Team Vestas Wind crew rescued safely after grounding in the Indian Ocean in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

(Photo by Brian Carlin/Team Vestas Wind/Volvo Ocean Race) Team Vestas Wind crew were rescued in the small hours of Sunday morning after the Danish team’s Volvo Ocean Race boat was grounded on a reef in the Indian Ocean, forcing them to abandon it. All nine members of the team were uninjured in the drama, which unfolded from 1510 UTC on Saturday when their Volvo Ocean 65 hit the reef in Cargados... [Read more]

Team Brunel breeze out of Cape Town in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 2 Start

Team Brunel breeze out of Cape Town in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 2 Start

Volvo Ocean Race Fleet round mark before heading out of Cape Town starting Leg 2 (Photo © Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race) – Gusts of up to 35 knots send fleet off to flyer – Follow the race all the way on our app CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 19 – Skippers of the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, which set out for the 6,125 nautical mile (nm) Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu... [Read more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart 70th edition promises excitement with five 100 footers among the 117 entries

Rolex Sydney Hobart 70th edition promises excitement with five 100 footers among the 117 entries

  Wild Oats XI (Photo by Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi) Entries for the 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race officially closed on the evening of Friday 31 October. The resulting line-up of 119 yachts – set to be the event’s largest in a decade – is befitting of such a historic occasion. The presence of five 100 foot Maxis will steal the news headlines, but the impressive nature of... [Read more]

Golden Gabart completes Rhum and Vendée Globe double records.

Golden Gabart completes Rhum and Vendée Globe double records.

  Francois Gabart (Macif) vainqueur de la categorie Imoca sur la Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 en 12j 04h 38mn et 55 sec – Pointe a Pitre le 14/11/2014 (Photo © Alexis Courcoux) When he crossed the finish line off Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe this Friday afternoon to win the IMOCA 60 Class in La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, François Gabart completed a vey rare back-to-back... [Read more]

Abu Dhabi Racing Team, skippered by Ian Walker, Rule Cape Town’s In-Port Racing in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014

Abu Dhabi Racing Team, skippered by Ian Walker, Rule Cape Town’s In-Port Racing in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014

    Abu Dhabi Racing Team, skippered by Ian Walker, win the In-Port acing Series in Cape Town, South Africa racking up more points (Photo © Charlie Shoemaker/Volvo Ocean Race In-Port CAPE TOWN total Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 1 3 Team Brunel 2 6 Team Alvimedica 6 7 Team SCA 3 9 Dongfeng Race Team 4 9 MAPFRE 7 10 Team Vestas Wind 5 12 * Did Not... [Read more]

Huge achievement for Sidney Gavignet and Oman Sail as he completes Route du Rhum in 8 days, 19 hours, 15 minutes and 24 seconds on Musandam

Huge achievement for Sidney Gavignet and Oman Sail as he completes Route du Rhum in 8 days, 19 hours, 15 minutes and 24 seconds on Musandam

The 2014 Route Du Rhum finish. Guadeloupe. Pictures of Sidney Gavignet onboard his MOD70 Trimaran Musandam – Oman . Finishing the Route du Rhum in 5th place this morning ( Photo © Mark Lloyd/Lloyd Images) Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Sidney Gavignet, French skipper of the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship, Musandam-Oman Sail, crossed the finish line of the Route du Rhum in Guadeloupe at 9:15:24 CET... [Read more]

Podium finish for Spindrift 2 in the Route du Rhum, fantastic achievement for Yann Guichard!

Podium finish for Spindrift 2 in the Route du Rhum, fantastic achievement for Yann Guichard!

Yann Guichard places 2nd in the Route du Rhum 2014 ( Photo ©Th. Martinez ) To listen to the interview with Yann Guichard at the pontoon in Pointe-à-Pitre: Click here.A video of the race will be available tomorrow on the website: www.spindrift-racing.com Yann Guichard has beaten all the odds and climbed the highest mountain, finishing in second position in the Route du Rhum-Destination... [Read more]

Loick Peyron on Maxi Solo Banque Populaire VII Wins La Route Du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 In Record Time

Loick Peyron on Maxi Solo Banque Populaire VII Wins La Route Du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 In Record Time

  Loick Peyron wins the 2014 Route du Rhum on Maxi Trimaran Banque Populaire VII (Photo © ALEXIS COURCOUX ) Monday, November 10, 2014 Thirty two years after the first of his seven attempts, French ocean racing star Loick Peyron won the mythical Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe this Monday morning (TU) when he crossed the finish line of the solo race from Saint-Malo France to Pointe-a-Pitre... [Read more]