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Transatlantic Race 2015 First of Three Starts: Off and Running!

Transatlantic Race 2015 First of Three Starts: Off and Running!

A fleet of 13 boats took off for England today from Newport, R.I.’s start of the Transatlantic Race 2015. (photo credit Daniel Forster)   NEWPORT, R.I. (June 28, 2015) – An intense low-pressure system rolling up the Atlantic Coast put competitors and race officials on edge for the 48 hours leading up to the first start of the Transatlantic Race 2015, from Newport, R.I., to The Lizard off the... [Read more]

The mighty Marie overall winner of the Superyacht Cup Palma 2015

The mighty Marie overall winner of the Superyacht Cup Palma 2015

  The mighty Marie claimed overall victory in Palma today. ©www.clairematches.com With a fleet that’s teeming with regatta regulars, carbon flyers and yachts boasting the world’s top sailors it comes as no surprise that the racing these past two days has been as tight as ever. For example on the 90ft Nautor Swan Odin almost half of their sail-savvy team consist of Olympic and America’s... [Read more]

Total Restart Predicted Tonight for the Volvo Ocean Race Crews

Total Restart Predicted Tonight for the Volvo Ocean Race Crews

Charles Caudrelier deep in thought (Photo by Yann Riou / Dongfeng Race Team  200 miles to go. After 9 months and nearly 40,000 miles Dongfeng slenderest of leads over main rivals Brunel and Mapfre, but seems like it will not mean much this evening. Caudrelier: “For us its easy to go from 3rd place to 5th place (overall), and also to come back to second. Everything can happen still” The... [Read more]

Things are About to Get a Lot More Exciting at The Superyacht Cup Palma

Things are About to Get a Lot More Exciting at The Superyacht Cup Palma

Superyacht Cup Palma 2015 Fleet (Photo ©www.clairematches.com) Last night’s disco-themed dock party proved epic with the entire crew of the mighty Marie wearing orange wigs, pink sunglasses, glitter, gold and green satin suits; these clear winners went all out and so, not surprisingly, took the best-dressed-in-disco prize: VIP tickets to Pacha‘s after party and a bottle of bubbly to boot.... [Read more]

The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race – an every-day story of racing folk…

The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race – an every-day story of racing folk…

Aerial shot showing the RTI starting cannon in action at the RYS. Photo: Thierry Martinez   by Peta Stuart-Hunt …until, that is, you throw in a handful of high-tech speedsters, glamorous classics, famous sailing families, and some Olympic sports stars, all competing in this annual sporting institution Quite probably stealing much of the limelight from the GC32 class of six competing in this... [Read more]

161st NYYC Annual Regatta Around the Island presented by Rolex

161st NYYC Annual Regatta Around the Island presented by Rolex

161st New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta Around the Island Race (Photo by George Bekris) If on Friday it looked unusually busy just off Newport Harbor, it was because 135 of the 167 boats signed up for the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex had gathered in Narragansett Bay’s East Passage, just south of Pell Bridge, to begin the 161-year-old regatta’s traditional sprint around... [Read more]

Transatlantic Race has An Extraordinary Link with Yachting History:  Dorade’s Quest to Repeat her 1931 Transatlantic Race Victory

Transatlantic Race has An Extraordinary Link with Yachting History: Dorade’s Quest to Repeat her 1931 Transatlantic Race Victory

  Dorade present and past. (Photos courtesy of Dorade “Return to Blue Water”) NEWPORT, R.I. (June 4, 2015) – In late June, one of sailing’s most celebrated yachts will attempt to retrace the steps of her first, and most significant, victory. The 52-foot yawl Dorade, owned by Pam Levy and Matt Brooks (Tiburon, Calif.), will join 40 other boats competing in the Transatlantic Race 2015, which... [Read more]

A Glorious Leg 8 win for Team SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race 2015

A Glorious Leg 8 win for Team SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race 2015

June 11, 2015. Team SCA wins Leg 8 from Lisbon to Lorient (Photo by Ricardo Pinto / Volvo Ocean Race) Skipper Sam Davies (GBR) and her Team SCA crew struck a resounding blow for women’s offshore sailing in the early hours of Thursday morning when they gloriously clinched Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race June 11, 2015. Team SCA wins Leg 8 from Lisbon to Lorient (Photo by Ricardo Pinto / Volvo Ocean Race) Leg... [Read more]

Bretagne-Credit Mutuel Wins the Normandy Channel Race 2015

Bretagne-Credit Mutuel Wins the Normandy Channel Race 2015

Bretagne Credit Mutuel Winners Normandy Channel Race 2015 (Photo by Jean-Marie Liot / NCR2015)   Nicolas Troussel, skipper of BRETAGNE – CREDIT MUTUEL, and his co-skipper   Félix Pruvot took line honours this Friday evening, 29 May 2015, at a time of 16h 59min 50sec GMT in the 6th edition of the Normandy Channel Race. With a race time of 5 days 2 hours 50 minutes 50 seconds covered at... [Read more]

The Dutch get a boost as Bouwe Bekking and the crew of Team Brunel Win Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race

The Dutch get a boost as Bouwe Bekking and the crew of Team Brunel Win Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race

May 27, 2015. Team Brunel arrives to Lisbon in first position after Leg 7 from Newport. (Photo by Ricardo Pinto / Volvo Ocean Race)   Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) completed a triumphant Leg 7 early on Wednesday to bolster their hopes of finishing with a podium place in the Volvo Ocean Race and also keep alive their hopes of overall victory May 27, 2015. MAPFRE arrives to Lisbon in second position... [Read more]

Stella Nova Wins Inaugural Ocean Race North

Stella Nova Wins Inaugural Ocean Race North

Stella Nova, Winner of Ocean Race North (Photo by Priscilla Parker) The German duo of Joerg Reichers and Alex Krause on board Stella Nova capture line honors and the Class 40 title in the inaugural Ocean Race North! U.S. Patriot Sailing Association racing with 7 active and retired U.S. military members finishes in 3 days 17 hours 12 minutes and 43 seconds With a fleet of four Class 40s and one... [Read more]

Atalante sees the light of day

Atalante sees the light of day

Atalante (Photo Courtesy of Claasen Shipyards) New Truly Classic 127 leaves Claasen construction hall  May 2015  The stunning new Truly Classic 127 Atalante has left her construction hall at Claasen Shipyards in the Netherlands and the mast and rigging process is now getting underway. As she came into full view, the glamorous lines of the design by Hoek Naval Architects became clear for all to see.... [Read more]

Comanche Takes Three Top Trophies and a Place in the Record Books in the Storm Trysail Club 70th Block Island Race

Comanche Takes Three Top Trophies and a Place in the Record Books in the Storm Trysail Club 70th Block Island Race

Comanche before its record-breaking run at the 70th Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race. Photo by: Randy Tankoos. The 70th edition of the Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race yielded winners in ten classes – four IRC (including one for Double-hand), four PHRF, J/44 and Multihull – and a place in the record books for Jim and Kristy Hinze Clark’s new 100-foot Maxi Comanche. Fifty eight boats started... [Read more]

Rán Reign in Valencia, Winners of Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week

Rán Reign in Valencia, Winners of Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week

TP52 Ran. winner of FORD VIGNALE VALENCIA SAILING WEEK (Photo by Max Ranchi www.maxranchi.com) Photos by Max Ranch  www.maxranchi.com From the biggest and most competitive fleet yet, Niklas Zennström and the Rán Racing team won the first regatta title of the 2015 SUPER SERIES when they kept their focus under the weight of final day pressure. With Zennström steering and tactician Morgan Larson... [Read more]