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Baltic Offshore Week 2016 kicked off with a long offshore race

Baltic Offshore Week 2016 kicked off with a long offshore race

Baltic Offshore Week regatta which is also considered as the Estonian and Finnish ORC Championships was kicked off with a 52-miles long offshore race in Kalev Yacht Club, Tallinn Estonia, on Friday, June 17th. This regatta has been held yearly on the both shores of the Finnish Gulf since 2008. 43 offshore sailing teams – 21 from Finland and 22 from Estonia experienced a beautiful sunshine, strong... [Read more]

Newport Bermuda Race 2016 Weather Rundown

Newport Bermuda Race 2016 Weather Rundown

  Newport Bermuda Race 2014 (Photo by George Bekris) By John Rousmaniere,  June 16, 2016 — As nearly 1,700 sailors who will soon race to Bermuda make their preparations, loading food and gear into their boats and lining up to pre-clear Bermuda customs and immigration, all of them have one question in mind: “What will the weather be?” And one answer:  “I just hope it’ll favor my boat.” Sailors... [Read more]

#123 – Tales II Wins First Leg, Charleston, S.C. to Brooklyn, N.Y., Smashing Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing Record

#123 – Tales II Wins First Leg, Charleston, S.C. to Brooklyn, N.Y., Smashing Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing Record

#123 Tales II passes Statue of Liberty by Billy Black/Atlantic Cup   Fleet to dock in Brooklyn Bridge Park until Pro-Am on June 2, followed by final leg to Portland, Maine on June 4 and In-shore Series, June 10-11 BROOKLYN, N.Y. (May 31, 2016) – With a fleet of nine Class 40s competing in The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing #123 – Tales II skippered by Gonzalo Botín and Pablo Santurde,... [Read more]

Paul Meilhat’s SMA wins Ocean Masters IMOCA 60’s Currency House Charity Race in New York

Paul Meilhat’s SMA wins Ocean Masters IMOCA 60’s Currency House Charity Race in New York

IMOCA 60 SMA, skippered by Paul Meilhat, winner of the Currency House Charity Race in New York City on May 27, 1016 (Photo © George Bekris) In a prelude to the Sunday start of the inaugural Transat New York – Vendée Race 12 of the 14 competing IMOCA 60’s  assembled on the Hudson River to compete in the Currency House Charity Race. Paul Meilhat and crew on SMA  took lead from the start... [Read more]

Pinpoint Provezza’s Perfect Pair in the 52 Super Series’ Scarlino Cup

Pinpoint Provezza’s Perfect Pair in the 52 Super Series’ Scarlino Cup

  52 Super Series (Photo by Max Ranchi) (Thursday 26th May, Scarlino) – Broad smiles around the Marina di Scarlino told the story of Races 3 and 4 for the 52 SUPER SERIES’ Scarlino Cup and without doubt the most contented crew were that of Ergin Imre’s Provezza. Not only did the Turkish flagged team win both races but they led at every mark, even the margins at times were mere metres. It... [Read more]

Musandam-Oman Sail in the starting blocks for opening race of the season

Musandam-Oman Sail in the starting blocks for opening race of the season

Musandam-Oman Sail Picture of Oman Sail – Musandam takes line honours at the 2015 Artemis Challenge (Photo © Mark Lloyd / Lloyd Images) Oman Sail’s crew on flagship MOD70 trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail return to the race track on Saturday with their first big race of the season, the 2016 Myth of Malham off the south coast of England. This English classic, run by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, is... [Read more]

Scarlino Sticks to the Plot in the Tuscan 2016 52 Super Series

Scarlino Sticks to the Plot in the Tuscan 2016 52 Super Series

52 Super Series (Photo by Max Ranchi) (Wednesday 25th May – Scarlino, Tuscany) – There were few surprises on the long awaited first day of the new 2016 52 SUPER SERIES season. Along the race dock of Tuscan’s showcase Marina di Scarlino the nervous tension bubbled from early morning right through until dockout time. But the two light winds races adhered to the letter the widely expected plot... [Read more]

14 IMOCA 60 skippers to take on the ‘penultimate test’ in the  New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) Race

14 IMOCA 60 skippers to take on the ‘penultimate test’ in the New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) Race

Photo by Thierry Martinez / Sea&Co / Ocean Masters   Fourteen IMOCA 60s will set sail from New York this Sunday in the last major singlehanded race before November’s singlehanded non-stop round the world marathon, the Vendée Globe. More than half of the Vendée Globe fleet is taking part in the New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) Race presented by Currency House and SpaceCode.... [Read more]

Hat-trick for Adam Minoprio on Lake Traunsee in the GC32 Alps Challenge in Austria

Hat-trick for Adam Minoprio on Lake Traunsee in the GC32 Alps Challenge in Austria

  GC 32 (Photo by Max Ranchi) By James on 17 May. 2016 The GC32’s first ever match racing event, the GC32 Alps Challenge Traunsee concluded on Austria’s breathtaking Lake Traunsee on Sunday with a clear victory for the French team, NORAUTO, helmed by New Zealand’s Adam Minoprio. “It was great to go racing on Lake Traunsee again,” commented Team ENGIE skipper Sébastien Rogues. “It... [Read more]

Loïck Peyron’s tribute to Tabarly in The Transat bakerly is cut short

Loïck Peyron’s tribute to Tabarly in The Transat bakerly is cut short

The Transat bakery. Prologue. St Malo. France.  Loïck Peyron (FRA) onboard the classic yacht Pen Duick II.   Image licensed to Lloyd Images/ OC Sports Today Loïck Peyron, skipper of Pen Duick II, informed The Transat bakerly Race Management that his nostalgic voyage from Plymouth to New York had come to an end following damage to his staysail which has torn off the bridge of his boat. Peyron... [Read more]

Gabart takes line honours in The Transat bakerly 2016 and wins the Ultime class

Gabart takes line honours in The Transat bakerly 2016 and wins the Ultime class

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 10: Francois Gabart on board his MACIF ‘Ultim’ 105ft trimaran, shown here celebrating after winning the ‘Transat Bakerley’ solo transatlantic yacht race. The yachtsman set a new world record for the solo transatlantic crossing in 8 days, 8 hours 54 minutes and 39 seconds. The race started in Plymouth, UK on Monday May 3rd. May 10, 2016 on the Hudson River in... [Read more]

Emirates Team New Zealand steal the win but New York puts on the show

Emirates Team New Zealand steal the win but New York puts on the show

Emirates Team New Zealand (Photo © George Bekris)   In a thrilling winner-take-all final race, Emirates Team New Zealand unhooked itself from a starting buoy to win the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York with the high score of 52 points. Another large crowd, estimated at 100,000, turned out on a sunny day and was treated to some very unpredictable racing. This after over 75,000... [Read more]

Sunday’s forecast: Epic conditions racing on the Hudson for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series

Sunday’s forecast: Epic conditions racing on the Hudson for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series

Photo © George Bekris   A crowd estimated in excess of 75,000 spectators lined the shoreline of Battery Park City throughout the course of the day on Saturday to watch the return of America’s Cup racing to New York for the first time in nearly 100 years. The America’s Cup teams worked overtime to reward them and with the window for racing about to close, conditions began to improve... [Read more]

Strong team spirit on Oman’s flagship MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail ahead of RORC’s Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race

Strong team spirit on Oman’s flagship MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail ahead of RORC’s Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race

The Seven Star Round Britain and Ireland, race start. Cowes. Isle of Wight. Oman Sail MOD70 trimaran skippered by Sidney Gavignet (FRA) (Photo by Mark Lloyd/Lloyd Images) Musandam-Oman Sail, the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship trimaran, will join a small fleet of MOD70s at the start of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s classic Round Ireland Race on 18 June to kick off the European season. Sidney Gavignet,... [Read more]