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MAPFRE wins in Itajaí to extend In-Port Series lead in the Volvo Ocean Race

MAPFRE wins in Itajaí to extend In-Port Series lead in the Volvo Ocean Race

  Itajai stopover.In-port Race. 20 April (Photo © Pedro Martinez/Volvo Ocean Race) MAPFRE takes a close win over team AkzoNobel and Dongfeng Race Team in Brazil In Port Race, while SHK/Scallywag race the clock to be on the start line on Sunday… Itajai stopover.In-port Race. 20 April Pedro Martinez/Volvo Ocean Race The Spanish team MAPFRE won the Itajaí In-Port Race on Friday in Brazil,... [Read more]



John Williams, J-Class J/5 Ranger Owner, Passes Away

John Williams, J-Class J/5 Ranger Owner, Passes Away

  John Williams, Owner of J-Class yacht J/5 Ranger. (Photo © George Bekris)   The sailing world is saddened by the sudden passing of  John  Williams, owner of the J-Class yacht Ranger. Mr. Williams passed away on Monday, 16th April. J-Class yacht J/5 Ranger. J-Class Regatta 2017 Newport, RI (Photo © George Bekris) John, a prominent property developer in Atlanta, Georgia, was a leading... [Read more]



195 Entries for 51st Newport Bermuda Race at Deadline: Safety emphasis balances with openness to evolving technology

195 Entries for 51st Newport Bermuda Race at Deadline: Safety emphasis balances with openness to evolving technology

A view of a recent Newport Bermuda Race send-off for Class 3 of the St. David’s Lighthouse Division. Photo: Daniel Forster/PPL The 195 boats that submitted entries before the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race“application for entry” deadline are anchored by the usual excellent turnout of nearly 150 cruiser- and cruiser/racer-style boats sailing in the St. David’s Lighthouse and Finisterre (Cruiser)... [Read more]



Jules Verne Trophy : Dona Bertarelli will hire a 100% female crew this winter on the Spindrift 2 Maxi Timaran

Jules Verne Trophy : Dona Bertarelli will hire a 100% female crew this winter on the Spindrift 2 Maxi Timaran

Spindrift 2 Maxi Trimaran Dona Bertarelli by Christophe Guigueno The dismantling of the maxi-trimaran of 40 meters between Brest and the starting line of the Trophy Jules Verne last winter was stored in the trunk of bad memories on the side of Spindrift Racing. But the failure of the 100% male crew led the co-creator with Yann Guichard of the Swiss team to take the reins of the trimaran to set... [Read more]



Race World Saddened as John Fisher is Lost at Sea, Sailor on Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag in the Volvo Ocean Race

Race World Saddened as John Fisher is Lost at Sea, Sailor on Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag in the Volvo Ocean Race

  Leg 01, Alicante to Lisbon, day 06, morning on board Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag. morning, fast sailing in light winds. Photo by Jeremie Lecaudey. 27 October, 2017 (photo © Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race ) An update on Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag crew member John Fisher, from Richard Brisius, the President of the Volvo Ocean Race: This morning I am extremely sad to inform you that one of our sailors,... [Read more]



Unbeaten Svea Win Their First Round the Island Race at St Barths Bucket 2018

Unbeaten Svea Win Their First Round the Island Race at St Barths Bucket 2018

Svea JClass St. Barths Round the Island (Photo © JClass/Carlo Borlenghi )   Svea bounced back from one small error to retain their unbeaten record in the three boat J Class fleet at the first regatta of the season, the St Barth’s Bucket. It was the first ever round the island style coastal race for the Svea crew which is lead by their tactician, 2004 Olympic silver medallist Charlie Ogletree... [Read more]



St. Barths Bucket Regatta 2018, As The Winch Turns: Day 1

St. Barths Bucket Regatta 2018, As The Winch Turns: Day 1

St Barths Bucket (Photo © JCLASS/Carlo Borlenghi/ Studio Borlenghi ) by Barby MacGowan | Mar 16, 2018 As this beautiful island is still getting back to normal, the excitement of the Bucket is the same as ever. St Barths is a close-knit community that has been working non-stop to be ready for us, and as the sailors and guests arrive, we realize we are part of this special family. Everyone asks... [Read more]



Dongfeng Wins Auckland, New Zealand Herald In-Port in the Volvo Ocean Race

Dongfeng Wins Auckland, New Zealand Herald In-Port in the Volvo Ocean Race

Auckland Stopover. The New Zealand Herald In-Port Race. 10 March, 2018. (Photo © Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race )   March 10, 2018 02:00 UTC Written by Peter Rusch Dongfeng Race Team earned a spectacular come from behind win on Saturday afternoon in New Zealand Dongfeng Race Team showed great concentration and resilience in winning the New Zealand Herald In Port Race in Auckland, New Zealand... [Read more]



Q&A With Vestas 11th Hour Racing Co-Founder, Mark Towill

Q&A With Vestas 11th Hour Racing Co-Founder, Mark Towill

Mark Towill, Team Vestas 11th Hour Racing (Photo by Atila Madrona/ Vestas 11th Hour Racing )     Vestas 11th Hour Racing co-founder, Mark Towill, spent time at home with family and friends after departing the Volvo Ocean Race Hong Kong stopover where the team’s VO65 was involved in a tragic accident with a fishing vessel. Towill has now regrouped with the team and their VO65 yacht in Auckland,... [Read more]



Vestas 11th Hour Racing Ready to Rejoin Volvo Ocean Race

Vestas 11th Hour Racing Ready to Rejoin Volvo Ocean Race

Enright Vestas 11th Hour Racing (Photo by Atila Madrona/ Vestas 11th Hour Racing ) Team will participate in next Southern Ocean leg around Cape Horn and onward to Brazil Auckland, New Zealand (March 2, 2018) — When Vestas 11th Hour Racing rejoins the Volvo Ocean Race for the grueling Leg 7—from New Zealand, across the Southern Ocean, past Cape Horn and into Brazil—the crew will do so with a... [Read more]



Clipper Race fleet heads for China with Sanya Serenity Coast and Qingdao leading in the overall standings

Clipper Race fleet heads for China with Sanya Serenity Coast and Qingdao leading in the overall standings

Clipper Race fleet heading for China After a relaxing break in the Whitsundays, the Clipper Race fleet bid farewell to Australia today to race to China; and fittingly at this halfway stage in the 2017-18 edition, it is the destination’s two team entries, Sanya Serenity Coast and Qingdao, which lead the overall race standings. Ahead of departing for her team’s home port, Sanya Serenity Coast Skipper... [Read more]



Team AkzoNobel the win in the HGC Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race Hong Kong

Team AkzoNobel the win in the HGC Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race Hong Kong

Hong Kong Stopover. HGC In-Port Race Hong Kong. 27 January, 2018. ( Photo © Pedro Martinez/Volvo Ocean Race ) Team AkzoNobel took the win in the HGC In-Port Race Hong Kong on a challenging afternoon on the waters of Kowloon Bay. The wind during race time was a 6 to 10 knot Easterly, but it was very shifty and puffy, and with a tidal current running on the race course, it was a difficult day for the... [Read more]



Vestas 11th Hour Racing will not be participating in the inshore racing in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China as well as Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race

Vestas 11th Hour Racing will not be participating in the inshore racing in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China as well as Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race

Hong Kong Stopover. Ocean Summit. Mark Towill, Co-founder & Team Director, Vestas 11th Hour Racing &.Charlie Enright. 22 January, 2018. ( Photo © Pedro Martinez/Volvo Ocean Race )   By Mark Towill and Charlie Enright Vestas 11th Hour Racing has informed Volvo Ocean Race that the team will not be participating in inshore racing in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, as well as Leg 5 from... [Read more]



Vestas 11th Hour Racing involved in collision in the Volvo Ocean Race, retires from leg

Vestas 11th Hour Racing involved in collision in the Volvo Ocean Race, retires from leg

Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 17, Photo by Amory Ross/Volvo Ocean Race. 18 January, 2018. The Volvo Ocean Race can confirm Vestas 11th Hour Racing, one of the teams competing in the 2017-18 race, has been involved in a collision with a non-race vessel before the finish of Leg 4, near Hong Kong. The team has retired from Leg 4 and is proceeding to Hong Kong unassisted and under its own power. Race... [Read more]



Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag wins Leg 4 of Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 as they arrived in their home port of Hong Kong

Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag wins Leg 4 of Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 as they arrived in their home port of Hong Kong

    Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, arrivals. 19 January, 2018. (Photo by Pedro Martinez/Volvo Ocean Race ) Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag have won Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, leading the fleet into their home port of Hong Kong. It’s an historic win for skipper David Witt and his team who had to overcome significant setbacks on the leg before grabbing the lead with a bold tactical call... [Read more]



Spindrift Racing Maxi Trimaran Dismasts on way to Start of Jules Verne Trophy Attempt

Spindrift Racing Maxi Trimaran Dismasts on way to Start of Jules Verne Trophy Attempt

SPINDRIFT 2 DISMASTS ON WAY TO START OF ROUND THE WORLD RECORD. ( Photo © Chris Schmid / Spindrift racing )   As the giant trimaran made its way to the Créac’h lighthouse (Isle of Ouessant) for a second attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy, Spindrift 2 dismasted at about 1615h today (Monday 15 January 2018), south of Pointe Saint-Mathieu in a strong 30 knot westerly breeze and rough seas. Spindrift... [Read more]



Spindrift Racing begins Jules Verne Record Attempt

Spindrift Racing begins Jules Verne Record Attempt

LA TRINITE-SUR-MER, FRANCE, OCTOBER 17TH 2017: Spindrift racing (Maxi Spindrift 2) skippered by Yann Guichard from France, training for the Jules Verne Trophy 2017 attempt. © Chris Schmid / Spindrift racing   Yann Guichard and his crew arrived in Brest last night to start the Jules Verne Trophy. Despite a good though not ideal weather window, after two months on stand-by Spindrift racing has... [Read more]



Greatness Beckons those who dare for the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.

Greatness Beckons those who dare for the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.

(Photo @Rolex/ Daniel Forster) Sydney, 24 December 2017 – For over seventy years, Australia has stood still at lunchtime on the 26 December to mark the start of one of the world’s great sporting institutions. 2017 is no exception with 102 yachts set to embark on the 73rd edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Four 100-footers will lead the famous 628nm charge south, followed hard... [Read more]



François Gabart Crushes the Around the World Record on Maxi Trimaran MACIF

François Gabart Crushes the Around the World Record on Maxi Trimaran MACIF

  Photo © Lloyd Images François Gabart, who left Ouessant on November 4 (10:05 UTC+1) in a bid to set a new singlehanded round the world record, crossed the finishing line located between Lizard Point and Ouessant today at (02:45 UTC+1) to set a new record of 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds. Skippering the 30m MACIF trimaran, Gabart crushed the previous time taken by Thomas Coville... [Read more]



Yves Le Blevec on Ultim Actual capsized off Cape Horn while attempting Around the World solo backwards record

Yves Le Blevec on Ultim Actual capsized off Cape Horn while attempting Around the World solo backwards record

Photo © Thierry Martinez/ Sea&Co. While attempting the record of the Tour du monde upside down solo, multihull, Ultim Actual capsized off Cape Horn around 4am French time.  Yves Le Blevec is well, he is safe inside his boat, the relief organization is in progress. The skipper Actual had doubled the hard course at 1h 34min in the night from Wednesday to Thursday 14 December, in difficult weather... [Read more]