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Lending Club Sailing Shatters Newport to Bermuda Multihull Record

Lending Club Sailing Shatters Newport to Bermuda Multihull Record

World Sailing Speed Record Breaker Lending Club 2, driven by Renaud Laplanche and Ryan Breymaier, preparing for the Newport to Bermuda passage. (Photo Credit Quin Bisset)   Laplanche and Breymaier establish new World Sailing Speed Record 23 hours, 9 minutes, 52 seconds Bermuda (20 April 2015) – Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club (NYSE: LC), the world’s largest marketplace connecting borrowers... [Read more]

The Volvo Ocean Race Fleet are on their way to Newport

The Volvo Ocean Race Fleet are on their way to Newport

April 19, 2015. The start of Leg 6 in Itaja’; The fleet have passed the start line (Photo by Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race)   The Volvo Ocean Race fleet bid a lingering farewell after a successful stopover in Itajaí with an almost total lack of wind ensuring a go-slow departure for Leg 6 to Newport, Rhode Island, USA, on Sunday Leg 6 DTL (NM) GAIN/LOSS (NM) DTF (NM) Speed (kt) ALVI 0 0 5018.1 2 MAPF 0.1 0 5018.2 2 ADOR 0.3 0 5018.4 2 SCA1 0.5 0 5018.6 2 TBRU 0.6 0 5018.7 2 DFRT 0.6 0 5018.7 2 VEST DID... [Read more]

Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 edition wrap up of the ever more popular race

Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 edition wrap up of the ever more popular race

Part of the Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 the fleet at St. Barth (Photo © Jouany Christophe)   Today’s single race for each of 10 classes sailing at Les Voiles de St. Barth determined overall winners and marked the fourth and final day of the regatta. The event has been growing steadily since its inception in 2010 and hosted 70 boats in this sixth edition, all with their own brand of... [Read more]

Lending Club 2 to have a go at Playstation’s Newport to Bermuda multihull record

Lending Club 2 to have a go at Playstation’s Newport to Bermuda multihull record

Lending Club 2 (Photo by George Bekris) Lending Club 2 is slated to cross the start line at Castle Hill Light in the early hours of Sunday morning, 19 April, beginning the passage which is anticipated to earn the team its second world speed sailing record in as many tries.  The Newport to Bermuda course record is currently held by Steve Fossett, who, aboard his 125-foot catamaran Playstation, set... [Read more]

The ISAF Jury rules in the Volvo Ocean Race

The ISAF Jury rules in the Volvo Ocean Race

Bernard Bonneau (FRA) jury Chairman (Photo by Carmen Hidalgo / Volvo Ocean Race) .- MAPFRE protest hearing – ISAF jury decision here - Dongfeng Race Team permitted to use replacement sail in Leg 6 - Team SCA and Team Vestas Wind refused permission to change their sails Leg 5 total Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 1 9 Dongfeng Race Team 8*** 16 Team Brunel 4 18 Team... [Read more]

Les Voiles de St. Barth: Starting off Just Right

Les Voiles de St. Barth: Starting off Just Right

  Phaedo 3 (Photo © Jouany Christophe)   Les Voiles de St. Barth: Starting off Just Right With winds whipping briskly at 15-20 knots, it was a lively show on the water for opening day of Les Voiles de St. Barth. After an equally lively opening party held on the Quay General de Gaulle last night, 70 teams in 10 classes were raring to begin what they really came here for: hard core racing.... [Read more]

A Charter Yacht with a Cause: Sailing Yacht Whisper Contributing a Portion of Charter Fees to Project Puffin

A Charter Yacht with a Cause: Sailing Yacht Whisper Contributing a Portion of Charter Fees to Project Puffin

  The 116-foot sloop Whisper will be chartering in New England this summer, will contributing a portion of its sales to Project Puffin. (Photo Courtesy of Whisper/Churchill Yachts) NEWPORT, R.I. (April 13, 2015) – This summer, Churchill Yacht Partners’ 116-foot sailing yacht Whisper will be giving back to the New England region in which she charters by donating a portion of her season’s... [Read more]

Les Voiles de St. Barth: This is It

Les Voiles de St. Barth: This is It

  Right here, right now. This is it. Seventy teams have finished practice and final preparations for Les Voiles de St. Barth and will start racing tomorrow (Tuesday, April 13th) in what promises to be this year’s most provocative regatta in the Caribbean, if not the entire yacht racing world.   Headlining as a first-time matchup between the marine industry’s newest break-through... [Read more]

BVI Spring Regatta 2015 Winners announced at Nanny Cay

BVI Spring Regatta 2015 Winners announced at Nanny Cay

© Todd VanSickle/BVI Spring Regatta With no less than six races and as many as 13, the BVI Spring Regatta provides an extensive time on the water in gorgeous conditions, all in just three days of racing. This year the wind, waves and courses have varied every day, giving the participants a wide variety of exciting and challenging racing. While the majority of Europe and the United States are still... [Read more]

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing blasts out of the Southern Ocean to Win Leg 5 in ITAJAÍ, Brazil in the Volvo Ocean Race

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing blasts out of the Southern Ocean to Win Leg 5 in ITAJAÍ, Brazil in the Volvo Ocean Race

April 05, 2015. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, winner of Leg 5 arriving to Itajaí. (Photo by Buda Mendes / Volvo Ocean Race ) A monster of a leg’ ends in glory Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) buried the miserable memories of three years ago to win an epic Southern Ocean/south Atlantic crossing in Leg 5 and claim their second stage victory in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15   Latest positions... [Read more]

Maxi Trimaran Lending Club 2 Sets New Speed Sailing World Record

Maxi Trimaran Lending Club 2 Sets New Speed Sailing World Record

Lending Club 2 World Record in 2015 From Cowes UK to Dinard, France (Photo by Mark Lloyd Images ) Lending Club Sailing  sets new world record for Cowes UK to Dinard, France A NEW WORLD RECORD!! of 5h, 14 mins and 7 seconds. Co-skippers Renaud Laplanche and Ryan Breymaier have set a new speed sailing record onboard maxi trimaran Lending Club 2 from Cowes, UK to Dinard, France. The new time, to be... [Read more]

Dongfeng Race Team make for Argentina after mast breaks as they neared Cape Horn

Dongfeng Race Team make for Argentina after mast breaks as they neared Cape Horn

  March 31, 2015. Leg 5 onboard Dongfeng Race Team. The team enters the Beagle channel on its way to Ushuaia. (Photo by Yann Riou / Dongfeng Race Team/ Volvo Ocean Race) Dongfeng Race Team, the joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) who broke their mast a day ago, eased their stricken boat to dry land and safety on Tuesday. Share on Facebook Read More →

St Barths Bucket Regatta 2015 Final Results

St Barths Bucket Regatta 2015 Final Results

St Barths Bucket Regatta 2015 final day (Photo ©2015 Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com )   St Barths, FWI – Perseverance was the key to victory today in four classes (Gazelles, Elegantes, Mademoiselles, Grande Dames) sailing their last and final race at the 2015 St Barths Bucket Regatta. Sailing the “wrong way around” course meant the 35 competing superyachts launched their... [Read more]

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]