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Counting Down, 100 Days to the start of The Transat

Counting Down, 100 Days to the start of The Transat

SAILING – THE ARTEMIS TRANSAT – START – PLYMOUTH (GBR) – 11/05/08 PHOTO : VINCENT CURUTCHET / DPPI / THE ARTEMIS TRANSAT / OC EVENTS START In just under 100 days time, a growing fleet of first-class ocean racers and fearless adventurers will set sail on the world’s oldest solo transatlantic race from Plymouth to New York – The Transat. This year’s race has attracted a... [Read more]

Yann Guichard, Dona Bertarelli and Spindrift 2 crew cross the line at Ushant

Yann Guichard, Dona Bertarelli and Spindrift 2 crew cross the line at Ushant

© Eloi Stichelbaut I Spindrift racing Helicopter image of Spindrift 2 crossing the finish line at Ushant. The trimaran skippered by Yann Guichard has finished its first Jules Verne Trophy, registering the second fastest time in history, and with Dona Bertarelli becoming the fastest woman to have sailed around the world. Note: – Spindrift racing has finished its first voyage around the world –... [Read more]

Comanche Takes Line Honors in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2015

Comanche Takes Line Honors in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2015

Comanche take line honours in the 2015 Sydney Hobart Race. Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark’s super maxi Comanche pulled off an incredible feat tonight, taking line honours in the 71st edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, winning the Illingworth trophy and a Rolex Yacht Master II timepiece. This was the first time in 17 years that the most coveted title in offshore yacht racing has been... [Read more]

All Lights on Green for IDEC SPORT in the race for the Jules Verne Trophy

All Lights on Green for IDEC SPORT in the race for the Jules Verne Trophy

TROPHEE JULES VERNE   Francis Joyon on IDEC SPORT (Photo © IDEC Sport) December 9th, 2015 The happy faces on the sailors during this morning’s video conference live from IDEC SPORT were a pleasure to see. Francis Joyon’s crew is in the process of seeing their gamble pay off and ending up on the right side of the area of low pressure coming down from Madagascar. The big, red trimaran is... [Read more]

Spindrift 2  Jules Verne Trophy Attempt Day 18

Spindrift 2 Jules Verne Trophy Attempt Day 18

Spindrift 2, Trophée Jules Verne, 2015 Sébastien Marsset manoeuvres on the forward deck during a day marked by a slight slowdown.   CAPE LEEUWIN TOMORROW NIGHT “There is an all-pervasive grey, with rays of sunshine at times, and always a few birds accompanying the boat,” was how the message received from the boat this morning started. Wrapped up well for over a week against the harsh... [Read more]

America’s Cup racing returns to New York for the first time since 1920

America’s Cup racing returns to New York for the first time since 1920

DECEMBER 07: Americas Cup Trophy in New York City. (Photo by Rob Tringali / America’s Cup)   America’s Cup racing will return to New York for the first time since 1920 with Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series racing on May 7-8, 2016. The New York event is one of six events planned during 2016, each featuring thrilling, high-speed competition, as six America’s Cup teams, with the... [Read more]

Derry~Londonderry~Doire Diverts to Hobart in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Derry~Londonderry~Doire Diverts to Hobart in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Derry~Londonderry~Doire Race 4 Start ( Photo courtesy of the Clipper Race) Derry~Londonderry~Doire is diverting to Hobart in Tasmania for a medevac of an injured crewman as a precautionary measure. Skipper Daniel Smith contacted the Race Office at 1030 AEDT today (2330 UTC Tuesday 8 December) to report that round-the-world crew member Michael Gaskin, 54, from the West Midlands, UK, had sustained suspected... [Read more]

Join Spindrift 2 In Her Round-The-World Record Attempt for the Jules Verne Trophy

Join Spindrift 2 In Her Round-The-World Record Attempt for the Jules Verne Trophy

Spindrift 2 by George_Bekris Currently on stand-by for the right weather to start their Jules Verne Trophy record attempt, Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and their crew present the opportunity to share their adventure. DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SPECIAL JULES VERNE TROPHY WEBSITE  WWW.SPINDRIFT.RACING.COM Spindrift racing has created a new platform devoted entirely to the record attempt. Using your... [Read more]

The Volvo Ocean Race Is Heading Back To Newport!!

The Volvo Ocean Race Is Heading Back To Newport!!

  May 14, 2015. Volvo Ocean Race Practice Race in Newport. ( Photo by Ainhoa Sanchez /Volvo Ocean Race ) Volvo Ocean Race COO Tom Touber today joined Sail Newport’s Brad Read and Governor Gina Raimondo, to announce that the Race will be heading back to the Ocean State for the 2017-18 edition –       Rhode Island town to host race for a second time in 2018 –      ... [Read more]

The Transat 2016: The World’s Oldest Single-Handed Sailing Race Heads to New York’s Newest Marina

The Transat 2016: The World’s Oldest Single-Handed Sailing Race Heads to New York’s Newest Marina

ONEº15 B​rooklyn ​Bridge M​arina   Prestigious race returns for the first time in eight years to international sailing calendar and returns to New York for the first time since its 1960 inception The Transat, the first and oldest single-handed trans-ocean race in history, is heading to New York City and will culminate at the new ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, race organisers and rights holders... [Read more]

Safran abandons the Transat Jacques Vabre

Safran abandons the Transat Jacques Vabre

Skippers Morgan Lagraviere and Nicolas Lunven (Fra) training onboard IMOCA SAFRAN before the start of the duo race Transat Jacques Vabre 2015, from Le Havre (France) to Itajai (Brazil), off Groix, south brittany on september 16, 2015 – Photo Jean Marie LIOT / DPPI   Following a leak found on Safran on Monday night, Morgan Lagravière and Nicolas Lunven diverted to Brest where they arrived... [Read more]

Francis Joyon’s crew on the new maxi-trimaran IDEC SPORT for upcoming Jules Verne Trophy attempt

Francis Joyon’s crew on the new maxi-trimaran IDEC SPORT for upcoming Jules Verne Trophy attempt

IDEC Sport Maxi Trimaran christening, prior to Their circumnavigation record Attempt, in La Trinite sur Mer, France, was october 14, 2015 – From left to right: skipper Francis Joyon, Roland Jourdain, Clement Surtel , Gwenole Gahinet Boris Herrmann, Bernard Stamm, Alex Pella (Photo by Photo Jean Marie Liot / DPPI / IDEC )   IDEC SPORT, the new maxi-trimaran, Francis Joyon, was baptized on... [Read more]

Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard introduce the Spindrift 2 crew for the Jules Verne Trophy

Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard introduce the Spindrift 2 crew for the Jules Verne Trophy

Maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 (Photo © Eloi Stichelbaut I Spindrift racing) Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard introduce the Spindrift 2 crew for the Jules Verne Trophy around-the-world record attempt. The crew will be on stand-by from October 19th. To undertake the crewed around-the-world record is as much about the human adventure as it is a technical and sporting challenge. The men and women working... [Read more]

Anasazi Girl dismasted during Burwick family passage: The voyage from Auckland to Puerto Williams 2014

Anasazi Girl dismasted during Burwick family passage: The voyage from Auckland to Puerto Williams 2014

James Burwick on deck inspecting damage to Anasazi’s Girl after the dismasting (Photo by Somira Sao)   Story by Somira Sao It was early morning aboard Anasazi Girl.  As I exhaled, I could see my breath curl like smoke through the cold air. I was lying with our three children in the starboard quarter berth.  James sat at the navigation station, looking at our latest GRIB file, updating... [Read more]