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Tour de France à la voile: a little Tour and then he’s off

Tour de France à la voile: a little Tour and then he’s off

Tour De France Voile 2014. Nice, parcours techniques. Groupama34, skipper, Franck Cammas © Groupama / Yvan Zedda This Saturday 26 July, the city of Nice saw the Tour de France à la Voile 2014 draw to a close with a fine victory for Courrier Dunkerque ahead of Groupama 34 and Oman Sail. Ultimately, the winner of the 2013 edition has missed out on its double, despite a fantastic comeback by Franck... [Read more]

Overseas Regatta Opportunity for Cowes Week Winner 2014 for Sportboat Class

Overseas Regatta Opportunity for Cowes Week Winner 2014 for Sportboat Class

The Sportsboat Class at this year’s Cowes Week Regatta has again been declared a qualifying event for EFG Viper Pan American Sportsboat Championships, hosted in Miami from 3rd to 5th March 2015, during Bacardi Miami Sailing Week. Following on from the success of last year’s British contingent at the Pan Americas, the winner of the Sportboat Class at Cowes Week will be offered the opportunity to... [Read more]

Team Brunel take first blood in debut battle of Volvo Ocean 65s

Team Brunel take first blood in debut battle of Volvo Ocean 65s

Bouwe Bekking (Photo by Kurt Arrigo/Team Brunel)  Team Brunel stole pole position in the first competitive meeting of the new Volvo Ocean 65s, as the inaugural edition of the Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands race took place in Lanzarote this week. Bouwe Bekking’s crew, who completed the 650-nautical mile course in 57 hours and 39 minutes, secured first prize in a race against two of their Volvo... [Read more]

Tomasini Grinover takes the lead in the Melges 32 European Championship

Tomasini Grinover takes the lead in the Melges 32 European Championship

Audi Melges 20 Races 4 and 5 (Photos by Max Ranchi) Riva Del Garda, Italy – After two days, six races and one discard, Roberto Tomasini Grinover and his Robertissima team have effectively moved into first place overall at the 2014 Melges 32 European Championship, three points ahead of now runner-up Valentin Zavadnikov’s Synergy GT.   Below are great Melges 32 Photos by Max Ranchi ... [Read more]

Saving the Best for Last at New York Yacht Club Race Week 2014

Saving the Best for Last at New York Yacht Club Race Week 2014

Jim Vos’s SKOOT, the new J/109 North American Champion SKOOT, Sail Number: USA 369, Owner/Skipper: Jim Vos, Class: J 109, Yacht Type: J 109, Home Port: New Canaan, CT, USA RUSH, Sail Number: USA 51, Owner/Skipper: Bill Sweetser, Class: J 109, Yacht Type: J 109, Home Port: Annapolis, MD, USA (Photo by Rolex / Daniel Forster) h sailing sealed the deal today for IRC, PHRF and One-Design winners... [Read more]

A Classic Day for the NYYC Race Week Classics

A Classic Day for the NYYC Race Week Classics

Past New York Yacht Club Commodore Charles Townsend’s FIDELIO took first place in Classics Class 2 for Part I of Race Week FIDELIO, Sail Number: 351, Owner/Skipper: Charles Townsend, Class: Classic Rating Formula – Class 2, Yacht Type: S&S 39, Home Port: Middletown, RI, USA (Photo by Rolex/Daniel Forster) After sailing in fresh breezes Saturday, 26 pristine classic yachts, divided into... [Read more]

Team Alvimedica and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing leave Newport for the UK

Team Alvimedica and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing leave Newport for the UK

Team Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedica leave Newport, RI for the United Kingdom (Photo by George Bekris)   Two rival Volvo Ocean Race crews have set out for transatlantic crossings from Newport, Rhode Island to the United Kingdom this week as preparations for the event start in October continued to heat up. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Alvimedica are strictly forbidden under Volvo Ocean Race rules... [Read more]

“A” for Arthur, Anticyclone and Anticipation for Maxi Trimaran Spindrift 2, but you can play the Virtual Spindrift 2 Regatta while waiting

“A” for Arthur, Anticyclone and Anticipation for Maxi Trimaran Spindrift 2, but you can play the Virtual Spindrift 2 Regatta while waiting

Maxi Trimaran Spindrift 2 on Standby at Newport Shipyard, Newport, RI (Photo by George Bekris)   After a month on standby in Newport (Rhode Island), there has still been no launch window. Spindrift racing remains on the starting blocks, all set to attack the New York to Lizard Point record of 3d 15h 25m. The weather conditions, however, are delaying the start, forcing the team to be patient, despite... [Read more]

Bermuda and San Diego shortlisted as America’s Cup venues

Bermuda and San Diego shortlisted as America’s Cup venues

Bermuda (Photo © Bermuda Aerial Media) The island of Bermuda and the city of San Diego have been shortlisted as potential host cities for the 35th America’s Cup. Chicago, which had also been under consideration, is now a likely venue for America’s Cup World Series racing in 2015 and 2016. “Both Bermuda and San Diego have made very compelling cases to be the host for the next America’s Cup,”... [Read more]

Eight new crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 were today unveiled in separate announcements from Team Alvimedica and the Spanish Team challengers

Eight new crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 were today unveiled in separate announcements from Team Alvimedica and the Spanish Team challengers

Team Alvimedica (Photo by Billy Black) ALICANTE, Spain, July 7 – Eight new crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 were today unveiled in separate announcements from Team Alvimedica and the Spanish Team challengers  Team Alvimedica crew will include Italian Alberto Bolzan, American Nick Dana, Australian Will Oxley plus New Zealanders Ryan Houston and Dave Swete. Another American, Amory Ross, will... [Read more]

We can clean the ocean and the Rozalia Project has a plan

We can clean the ocean and the Rozalia Project has a plan

Rozalia Project Newport Cleanup Harbor floor photo     Rozalia Project believes we CAN clean the ocean. But, not by trying to implement solutions thousands of miles away in the centers of our ocean gyres. Rozalia Project believes that the vast majority of the problem of marine debris and its solutions are here – in our urban and coastal waters. Eighty percent of marine debris comes... [Read more]

ORC European Championships Day 2 sees a new leader in Valencia

ORC European Championships Day 2 sees a new leader in Valencia

  ORC Europeans Day 2 (Photo by Max Ranchi) Clear sunny skies and a hot offshore breeze greeted the fleet today in their mid-afternoon start to inshore racing at the ORC European Championship. The summer weather and later start gave crews a chance to not only dry out from yesterday’s deluge, but also the opportunity to enjoy perfect sailing conditions to start windward-leeward racing in... [Read more]

Brazilian Torben Grael wins inaugural Magnus Olsson Prize for contribution to sailing

Brazilian Torben Grael wins inaugural Magnus Olsson Prize for contribution to sailing

Torben Grael and Magnus Olsson greet eache other during the 2008-09 3rd leg finish (Photo by RIck Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race) ALICANTE, Spain – Torben Grael, Brazil’s joint most decorated Olympic medalist with five medals and former winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, has been awarded the inaugural Magnus Olsson Prize for his contribution to sailing. Grael received his award in Stockholm today along... [Read more]

IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Inagural Wrap Up 2014

IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Inagural Wrap Up 2014

Five IMOCA 60s took part with French round the world racer legend Marc Guillemot competing with talented Figaro sailor Morgan Lagravière, who is to take over from Guillemot as Safran’s new skipper from 2015. British skipper Alex Thomson was entered aboard his latest Hugo Boss (ex-Virbac Paprec 3) with Spanish round the world sailor Pepe Ribes, but due to the arrival of his second child, Thomson... [Read more]

Shockwave takes Line Honours in the Newport Bermuda Race 2014

Shockwave takes Line Honours in the Newport Bermuda Race 2014

Shockwave and Bella Mente (Photo by George Bekris) By Talbot Wilson Three boats had finished the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race by late Monday afternoon — Shockwave, Bella Mente, Caol Ila R George Sakellaris’ big white Richel/Pugh mini-maxi Shockwave crossed the finish line off Bermuda’s St. David’s Lighthouse Monday morning at 5:34 race time EDT (6:34AM local time). Her elapsed time was 63:04:11.... [Read more]

J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race’s Longest Day Ever

J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race’s Longest Day Ever

J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race (Photo by Barry James Wilson) Article by PETA Stuart-Hunt. Photos by Barry James Wilson The longest day of the summer came close to delivering the longest J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race ever as winds ranging from zero knots to painfully light tested the patience of crews with high performance catamaran Team Richard Mille emerging... [Read more]

Sir Ben Ainslie joins the ISC Commodore and J.P. Morgan Asset Management for the Race Prizegiving

Sir Ben Ainslie joins the ISC Commodore and J.P. Morgan Asset Management for the Race Prizegiving

J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race (Photo by Barry James Wilson)   Article by PETA Stuart-Hunt. The Island Sailing Club, organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, was packed to the rafters with happy Race competitors this morning as they celebrated individual and team successes at the Prizegiving for the 83rd edition of this annual one-day nautical extravaganza. The... [Read more]

The Newport Bermuda Race 2014: And They’re off and Thrashing

The Newport Bermuda Race 2014: And They’re off and Thrashing

HIRO MARU and the Class 1 St. David’s Lighthouse Division Start 2014 (Photo by George Bekris) It Was a Little Messy, but the Bermuda Race Fleet has Started Spirit of Bermuda Starts off the Race for 2014 (Photo By George Bekris) By John Rousmaniere If it was more fun for  spectators than the sailors, the reason was the sea breeze that inched toward the starting line until it finally dominated... [Read more]

62nd Giraglia Rolex Cup offers classic sailing with spectacular views for the offshore race

62nd Giraglia Rolex Cup offers classic sailing with spectacular views for the offshore race

A Sea of Sails in Saint-Tropez (Photo by Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi) SANREMO, ITA – SAINT-TROPEZ, FRA – MONTE-CARLO, MON – June 13 – 21, 2014 The 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup enters its final phase tomorrow, Wednesday, with the start of the 241-nm offshore race. Some 213 yachts are expected to take part – a new record fleet. The mythical course which, in a normal year, takes crews from... [Read more]

Newport Bermuda Race 2014 How to Watch the Bermuda Race Start from Land or Sea

Newport Bermuda Race 2014 How to Watch the Bermuda Race Start from Land or Sea

Class 6 within the St David’s Lighthouse division setting out for Bermuda during the last race. Photo Daniel Forster/PPL By Talbot Wilson  How to Watch the Bermuda Race Start from Land or Sea. With more than 160 racing boats in the mouth of Narragansett Bay on June 20th, the start of the Newport Bermuda Race will be a spectacular sight, whether you’re watching from the nearby shore or from... [Read more]