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Barcelona World Race Winners, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam. A winning team on Cheminées Poujoulat

Barcelona World Race Winners, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam. A winning team on Cheminées Poujoulat

25/03/2015, Barcelona (ESP), Barcelona World Race 2014-15, Cheminées Poujoulat (Bernard Stamm/Jean Le Cam) arrival in 1st place. (Photo © Gilles Martin-Raget / Barcelona World Race ) It was just at sunset, in the end, when Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam broke the finish line off Barcelona’s iconic W-Hotel to complete their victory in the Barcelona World Race. They punched the air... [Read more]

An Epic Start to the St Barths Bucket Regatta 2015

An Epic Start to the St Barths Bucket Regatta 2015

  St. Barth’s Bucket Fleet Day One ( Photo © Claire Matches www.clairematches.com ) St Barths, FWI – Fort Oscar, directly across the harbor from the Capitainerie headquarters for the Bucket, provided the perfect perch for watching the start of the first of three races planned over the next three days here in St. Barths. And by the crowd that turned out there, it was clear that the... [Read more]

Direct from Charles Caudrelier, skipper on Team Dongfeng; “It’s One Hell of a Baptism”

Direct from Charles Caudrelier, skipper on Team Dongfeng; “It’s One Hell of a Baptism”

  Into the Southern Ocean for Team Dongfeng (Photo by Ya​nn Riou/​ Dongfen​g Race T​eam) “For Wolf and Black its one hell of a baptism, and for our team, the big challenge of this Volvo Ocean Race” – Charles Caudrelier Dongfeng skipper Charles Caudrelier sent his first report from onboard Dongfeng on Leg 5 to Itajai, Brazil: The first miles of this leg were truly magnificent. Sailing... [Read more]

P2 & Marie take overall victory at Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2015

P2 & Marie take overall victory at Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2015

  Wisp (Photo by Carlo Borlenghi / www.studioborlenghi.com ) The final race day of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous was a fittingly gripping affair that brought three days of hard-fought and incredibly tight racing to a close and saw overall victory awarded to P2 (Class A) and Marie (Class B). Unofficial accolades also went to the new ORCsy handicap rule, implemented... [Read more]

They are off into the Southern Ocean as Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race starts from Auckland

They are off into the Southern Ocean as Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race starts from Auckland

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Leg 5 Start (Photo © Chris Cameron / Volvo Ocean Race )     - Cape Horn and Southern Ocean test sailors to limit - ‘Just keep in one piece’ – navigator Fisher - Follow all the action on the App   AUCKLAND, New Zealand, March 17 – Volvo Ocean Race’s six-strong fleet finally headed out of Auckland on Wednesday morning after the Leg 5 departure... [Read more]

Entries are now open for the 2016 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race

Entries are now open for the 2016 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race

Anduril Online entry for the 2016 Vic-Maui is now open at: Official Notice Board and Online Entries. The early entry time window runs from March 15, 2015 to September 15, 2015; the final entry deadline is February 3, 2016.   The Notice of Race has been published for the 2016 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race.  It is available for download: click here for Notice of Race. Appendix A to the Notice... [Read more]

Barcelona World Race Spirit of Hungary ready to pass Cape Horn

Barcelona World Race Spirit of Hungary ready to pass Cape Horn

  11/03/2015, Barcelona World Race 2014-15, Onboard Spirit of Hungary with Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman Neutrogena cross the Equator this evening Spirit of Hungary walk a tightrope to Cape Horn Catalan Match sees One Planet One Ocea & Pharmaton back on the charge As Neutrogena crosses the Equator this evening there will be a certain disparity of feelings between the two skippers, Guillermo... [Read more]

Team SCA ‘keep it simple’ for an in-port double in the Volvo Ocean Race

Team SCA ‘keep it simple’ for an in-port double in the Volvo Ocean Race

    March 14, 2015. New Zealand Herald In-Port Race: Winner Team SCA, second position for Team Brunel and third for MAPFRE (Photo © Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race)  Team SCA became the only crew in the Volvo Ocean Race to claim two in-port victories on Saturday after a thrilling start-to-finish win in Auckland (full story below). In-Port AUCKLAND total Abu... [Read more]

Superyacht Cup 2015 welcomes 2 new sponsors

Superyacht Cup 2015 welcomes 2 new sponsors

Highland Breeze, teamwork on the bow, SYC Palma 2014 (Photo © Claire Matches SYC 2015 Welcomes Two New Silver Sponsors We are very pleased to announce two new silver sponsors, Palma based Marine Hydraulic Services (MHS) and Italian premium lines manufacturer Gottifredi Maffioli. Both companies are important suppliers to the superyacht and megayacht market and excellent partners to have supporting... [Read more]

Cyclone Pam forces another delay to Leg 5 start from Auckland for the Volvo Ocean Racers

Cyclone Pam forces another delay to Leg 5 start from Auckland for the Volvo Ocean Racers

February 8, 2015. Leg 4 Start; MAPFRE, Team Alvimedica and Team Brunel (Photo © Marc Bow/Volvo Ocean Race) .- Race to Itajaí delayed to Tuesday at earliest - All skippers supported decision to wait – Organisers still line up packed race weekend . Leg 4 total Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 2 8 Dongfeng Race Team 3 8 Team Brunel 5 14 Team Alvimedica 4 16 MAPFRE 1 16 Team... [Read more]

TP52’s fleet newest boat Provezza launch and sail testing in Auckland, New Zealand

TP52’s fleet newest boat Provezza launch and sail testing in Auckland, New Zealand

TP52 Provezza launch and sail testing. (Photo © Max Ranchi MaxRanchi.com ) Auckland, New Zealand. The new Provezza launched and has begun sail testing. Owner Ergin Imre and complete Provezza sailing team in Auckland take delivery of the boat. Andy Beadsworth still to join as he just finished the Caribbean 600 on TP52 Sorcha (2nd place overall in IRC and CSA). Design Rolf Vrolijk, builder Mick Cookson,... [Read more]

Volvo Ocean Race launches new young sailor award

Volvo Ocean Race launches new young sailor award

  The Volvo Ocean Race launches a new young sailor award in a major sailing competition in the Gulf. It’s aimed at attracting a fresh generation of offshore sailors, following champions like Damien Foxall (Photo © Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/Volvo Ocean Race) The Volvo Ocean Race launches a new young sailor award in a major sailing competition in the Gulf. It’s aimed at attracting... [Read more]

Two Different Worlds Separated by Cape Horn in the Barcelona World Race

Two Different Worlds Separated by Cape Horn in the Barcelona World Race

  Barcelona (ESP), Barcelona World Race 2014-15, Cheminées Poujoulat (Bernard Stamm, Jean Le Cam) With Cheminées Poujoulat making good progress up the Atlantic, making close to 18kts, 120 miles SW of the Falklands, Cape Horn marks the frontier between the two different worlds inhabited by skippers on the Barcelona World Race. All but two pairs, the bookends of the... [Read more]

A spectacular 66 strong start to the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua

A spectacular 66 strong start to the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua

A spectacular start to the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua as IRC Zero and Canting Keel class, including George David’s Rambler 88 and John Elkann’s Volvo 70, Maserati cross the line (Photo ©Tim Wright/Photoaction.com) A spectacular start to the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua as IRC Zero and Canting Keel class, including George David’s Rambler 88 and John Elkann’s Volvo... [Read more]

MAPFRE ‘sailing blind’ in the Volvo Ocean Race

MAPFRE ‘sailing blind’ in the Volvo Ocean Race

February 15, 2015. Leg 4 to Auckland onboard Team Brunel. Day 7. A huge wave crashes over the deck (Stefan Coppers / Team Brunel / Volvo Ocean Race) Leg 4 DTL (NM) GAIN/LOSS (NM) DTF (NM) Speed (kt) TBRU 0 0 3188.3 14 ADOR 64.9 13 3253.1 16 MAPF 74.4 11 3262.7 16 DFRT 79.9 11 3268.2 16 ALVI 82 12 3270.3 16 SCA1 107.8 9 3296.1 14 VEST Did Not... [Read more]

Barcelona World Race racers help to monitor climate change

Barcelona World Race racers help to monitor climate change

08/02/2015, Barcelona World Race 2014-15, Onboard One Planet One Ocean & Pharmaton with Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa, Clothing equipment for the Southern ocean ( Photo © Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa) Ice Monitoring for the race plays a unique role in research Round the World Races commision 90 per cent of ice tracking research Neutrogena pit stopped The Barcelona World Race and... [Read more]