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Francis Joyon and Crew of IDEC SPORT Abort Jules Verne Trophy Attempt and turn back to Brest

Francis Joyon and Crew of IDEC SPORT Abort Jules Verne Trophy Attempt and turn back to Brest

  Maxi Trimaran IDEC SPORT, Skipper Francis Joyon and his crew, prior to their Jules Verne Trophy record attempt, crew circumnavigation, in Brest on November 20, 2016 – Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI 28 November 2016 Francis Joyon and his crew of five took the decision yesterday morning to turn back after six days of sailing in their attempt at the round the world record. Aboard IDEC... [Read more]

Francis Joyon and Crew on IDEC Sport Begin Jules Verne Trophy Attempt

Francis Joyon and Crew on IDEC Sport Begin Jules Verne Trophy Attempt

Training for the maxi tri IDEC Sport, skipper Francis Joyon, and his crew, prior to their circumnavigation crew record attempt for Trophy Jules Verne, off Belle Ile, on october 12, 2016 – Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / IDEC 21 November 2016 It was at 21:14:45 UTC on Sunday 20th November that Francis Joyon and his crew crossed the start line for the Jules Verne Trophy, the outright round... [Read more]

Vendée Globe Around the World Solo race 2016-17 starts Sunday in Les Sables d’Olonne, France

Vendée Globe Around the World Solo race 2016-17 starts Sunday in Les Sables d’Olonne, France

A few of the 29 skippers in the line up for the 2016 Vendee Globe (Photo by Jean-Marie Liot/DPPI/Vendee Globe) Sunday 6th November 1302hrs (local time), 1202 UTC the start gun will send 29 intrepid solo skippers off on the eighth edition of the Vendée Globe. In a modern age where the pursuit of instant gratification and always-on social interconnection prevails in even the most remote corners of the... [Read more]

Chinese Skipper Guo Chuan missing and presumed lost at sea during solo trans-Pacific record attempt

Chinese Skipper Guo Chuan missing and presumed lost at sea during solo trans-Pacific record attempt

Guo Chuan (Photo by Jean-Sebastien-Evrard/AFP/Getty Images China was in shock on Thursday after a search was called off for a hugely popular sailor who went missing as he attempted to break the world record for a solo trans-Pacific voyage. Guo Chuan’s trimaran was spotted about 600 miles (1,000km) off the Hawaiian island of Oahu after he was reported missing on Tuesday. But after finding only... [Read more]

Harvard University Sailing Team and Sail To Prevail  Partnership Announced

Harvard University Sailing Team and Sail To Prevail Partnership Announced

Sail To Prevail in action. (photo © Media Pro/Jan Harley) NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND (September 29, 2016) – A three-year pilot program at Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.) has culminated in a formal partnership between the University’s sailing team and Rhode Island-based Sail To Prevail, the not-for-profit organization that has pioneered overcoming adversity through the sport of sailing. Michael... [Read more]

IDEC SPORT will once again be tackling the Jules Verne Trophy and Francis Joyon says: “We’re going back out there with the same people”

IDEC SPORT will once again be tackling the Jules Verne Trophy and Francis Joyon says: “We’re going back out there with the same people”

IDEC Sport Maxi Trimaran crew members, skipper Francis Joyon, prior to their circumnavigation record attempt, in La Trinite sur Mer, France, on october 13, 2015 – Photo Jean Marie Liot / DPPI / IDEC September 28th, 2016 IDEC SPORT will once again be tackling the Jules Verne Trophy, less than a year after their last attempt, when Francis Joyon’s crew only missed out on the record by... [Read more]

NORAUTO dominates day one in windy Sotogrande in the GC32 Racing Tour

NORAUTO dominates day one in windy Sotogrande in the GC32 Racing Tour

Working hard for the win on NORAUTO. Photo ©: Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour.   The warm Poniente westerly breeze was blowing around 14 knots at the start of the afternoon but later picked up to gusting 20 knots, with the fleet putting a reef in their mainsails after two of the five races. It didn’t matter what configuration the GC32s were racing in, however, NORAUTO was the master of all... [Read more]

Alinghi take fight to Red Bull Sailing Team as action in Madeira heats up in the Extreme Sailing Series

Alinghi take fight to Red Bull Sailing Team as action in Madeira heats up in the Extreme Sailing Series

On board Vega Racing with British Olympian Nick Thompson on the second day of racing in the Madeira Islands. (Photo © Lloyd Images ) Extreme Sailing Series™ heavyweights Alinghi launched an assault on Act 6 leaders Red Bull Sailing Team on the waters of Madeira today as the regatta reached its halfway mark. Arnaud Psarofaghis’ Swiss crew on Alinghi exchanged blows with Roman Hagara’s Austrian-flaggedRed... [Read more]

The Untouchables?  Quantum Racing is Back on their Game in 2016

The Untouchables? Quantum Racing is Back on their Game in 2016

TP52 World Championship Race 5 and 6 (Photo by Max Ranchi www.MaxRanchi.com ) (Friday 16th September, Menorca) – As a team which is much more used to winning Quantum Racing had some tough moments in 2015 when they were overshadowed by Azzurra. But the TP52 class’s most successful team are back on song this season, more so than ever in Menorca, racing at their very, very best.As the 2016 52 World... [Read more]

Another Level of Excellence in the TP52 World Championship 2016

Another Level of Excellence in the TP52 World Championship 2016

TP52 Worlds Day 2 (Photos by Max Ranchi www.MaxRanchi.com ) (Thursday 15th September, Menorca) – From a difficult, and at times confusing second day of racing at the 52 World Championship 2016 on the beautiful waters off Menorca, Quantum Racing kept up their amazingly high level of consistency to extend their overall lead to 13 points at the top of the high calibre 12-boat fleet. After four races,... [Read more]

Doing It By The Book. Quantum Racing lead in Mahón

Doing It By The Book. Quantum Racing lead in Mahón

TP 52 Worlds Races 1 and 2 (Photos by Max Ranchi www.MaxRanchi.com ) (Wednesday 14th September, Menorca) – Quantum Racing did what they do best today to earn the early lead at the 52 World Championship in Menorca. They kept cool heads, sailed smooth and clean, and worked through the fleet to finish second in the championship after the first race (behind Azzurra), and then won the second race, pipping... [Read more]

The 37th annual Newport Classic Yacht Regatta

The 37th annual Newport Classic Yacht Regatta

Siren (Photo by George Bekris) Siren won both the Vintage Corinthian Class and the overall series award, based on a revised, adjusted score. Siren is also the winner of the Overall PCYC Vintage Division and winner in Overall Best Performance Yacht, and thus, the winner of the Panerai watch. The yacht Black Watch, owned by a syndicate, including Trevor Fetter who raced her in the regatta, had been awarded... [Read more]

Racing giants gather for Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2016

Racing giants gather for Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2016

A record-sized fleet of the world’s largest performance yachts is readying itself in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for next week’s Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the International Maxi Association (IMA) with Rolex as title sponsor, this year’s event takes place over 4th-10th September and has 52 entries. Of these, 25 belong to members of the IMA, the body which... [Read more]

Conch Republic Cup / Key West Cuba Race Week:  More Than Just a Race to Cuba

Conch Republic Cup / Key West Cuba Race Week: More Than Just a Race to Cuba

  KEY WEST, FLA. – When diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba were restored in 2015, the Conch Republic Cup was resurrected after a forced 13-year hiatus. From Tuesday, January 24 through Friday, February 3, 2017 the storied event, also known as Key West Cuba Race Week, is scheduled for its ninth edition, or if counting backward, its second consecutive running since U.S travel restrictions... [Read more]