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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]

MAPFRE Wins the Team Vestas Wind In-Port race at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport

MAPFRE Wins the Team Vestas Wind In-Port race at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport

MAPFRE Wins the Team Vestas Wind Newport In-Port Race (Photo by Miranda Hoang)   Spanish boat MAPFRE, boosted by the return of their skipper Iker Martinez, claimed their first win of the Volvo Ocean Race in-port series on Saturday in front of thousands of spectators. In a day of light winds and overcast skies, the start was all-important and MAPFRE were away to a beauty on the 9.2-nautical... [Read more]

Charles Caudrelier and Team Dongfeng Win Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 in Newport, Rhode Island

Charles Caudrelier and Team Dongfeng Win Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 in Newport, Rhode Island

Team Dongfeng crossing the finish line to Win Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race (Photo by George Bekris) Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) edged overall Volvo Ocean Race leaders Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) by just three minutes and 25 seconds to win Leg 6 to Newport after an enthralling duel over the past 24 hours Team Dongfeng holds off Abu Dhabi Racing Team to Win Leg 6, (Photo... [Read more]

Sidney Gavignet and Musandam-Oman Sail crew set a new world record

Sidney Gavignet and Musandam-Oman Sail crew set a new world record

The Sultanate of Oman’s MOD70 Musandam -Oman Sail trimaran skippered by Sidney Gavignet (FRA). Shown here as the team cross the line and set a new world record for sailing round Ireland in 40h51m57s (unofficial – official to follow) Credit – Lloyd Images The Ministry of Tourism of Oman’s flagship MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail made history for the Sultanate this morning when it broke the... [Read more]

Look Out Newport Here They Come

Look Out Newport Here They Come

Leg 6 to Newport onboard Dongfeng Race Team. Day 15. Some waves hit harder than others. (Photo by Sam G reenfield/ Dongfeng Race Team/ Volvo Ocean Race) Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) felt the familiar presence of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) to their stern on Wednesday as the thrilling Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race headed for a potential ‘photo finish’ in Newport, Rhode... [Read more]

Approaching the Land of Hopes and Dreams and a Dongfeng Wind Needed for Charles and Crew

Approaching the Land of Hopes and Dreams and a Dongfeng Wind Needed for Charles and Crew

Team Dongfeng headed to Newport (Photo by Sam Greenfield/Dongfeng Race Team)   Leg 6: Itajai – Newport (5,000nm theoretical, close to 5,500nm sailed)
 Days at sea: 17 Distance to finish: 
115nm Position in fleet: First. 2nm ahead of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Weather: Transition from westerly winds to light easterlies (“Dong Feng” translated) Boat speed: 12 knots ETA Newport: Tonight. America…the... [Read more]

Sidney Gavignet and The Sultanate of Oman’s MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail sets off on Round Ireland record attempt

Sidney Gavignet and The Sultanate of Oman’s MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail sets off on Round Ireland record attempt

  The Seven Star Round Britain and Ireland, race start.Cowes. Isle of Wight. Oman Sail MOD70 trimaran skippered by Sidney Gavignet (FRA) Please (Photo by Mark Lloyd / Lloyd Images) Oman Sail’s record-chasers on the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail began their 2015 summer season yesterday late afternoon when they set off from Dun Laoghaire in Ireland for an attempt on the... [Read more]

Volvo Ocean Race Fleet Feeling the Pace

Volvo Ocean Race Fleet Feeling the Pace

May 3, 2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Dongfeng Race Team. Day 14. This boat gets so damn steep (Photo by Sam Greenfield/Team Dongfeng/Volvo Ocean Race). The Volvo Ocean Race fleet found fair winds rather then the ill fortune of repute as they raced through the Bermuda Triangle in the thrilling Leg 6 race towards Newport, Rhode Island, USA, on Monday .   Leg 6 DTL (NM) GAIN/LOSS (NM) DTF (NM) Speed (kt) DFRT 0.0 0.0 844 16.3 TBRU 7.4 ... [Read more]

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Moves to Fort Adams

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Moves to Fort Adams

  SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will arrive at Fort Adams on Saturday, May 2nd and will be open for public tours the following Saturday through Tuesday. (left: Credit George Bekris, right: credit Onne van der Wal/OHPRI)   WHAT:     SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Public Showing and Tours WHEN:     Public Showing May 5th  (afternoon) – May 12th Public Tours: Saturday, May 9th – Mon, May 11th (9 a.m.... [Read more]

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Partners with Ocean Classroom

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Partners with Ocean Classroom

Oliver Hazard Perry (Photo by George Bekris)  High School Semester-at-Sea Offered for Winter/Spring 2016  NEWPORT, RI (April 28, 2015) – A limited number of spaces are available for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry’s High School Semester-at-Sea program scheduled for the Winter and Spring of 2016. This voyage will be conducted by Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) in partnership with Ocean Classroom,... [Read more]

Volvo Ocean Race fleet crosses the equator for the fourth and final time

Volvo Ocean Race fleet crosses the equator for the fourth and final time

April 24, 2015. Leg 6 Newport onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. Day 5. Ian Walker looks at the nav computer to check positioning on the rest of the fleet as a front approaches in the sky. (Photo by Matt Knighton / Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing / Volvo Ocean Race)   The Volvo Ocean Race finally headed for the ‘homeward’ stretch after crossing the Equator for the fourth and final time on Tuesday –... [Read more]