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San Francisco, USA to Panama – The PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup is Underway

San Francisco, USA to Panama – The PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup is Underway

PSP Logistics San Francisco to Panama 100 Race start leg 7 Race 11 AFTER A SPECTACULAR SEND-OFF FROM SAN FRANCISCO, USA THE 12 STRONG FLEET COMPETING IN THE CLIPPER 2013-14 RACE PULLED NO PUNCHES AS THE 3,300 MILE RACE TO PANAMA GOT OFF TO A FLYING START.  With Derry~Londonderry~Doire, Henri Lloyd and Old Pulteney first across the start line for Race 11, it wasn’t long before PSP... [Read more]

Les Voiles de St. Barth 2014: Weather Factors In

Les Voiles de St. Barth 2014: Weather Factors In

Photo by Les Voiles de St. Barth -AMORY ROSS Hap Fauth helms his ‘Bella Mente’ upwind in light air during the second day of racing at Les Voiles de St. Barth After a general recall, the Maxi and Spinnaker Zero classes took off on a 17 nautical mile course along the southern coast of St. Barth, only to disappear into a driving rain and building breeze halfway up the first beat as they got... [Read more]

Francis Joyon due to cross the Equator Tonight on the Friendship Route on his Maxi Trimaran IDEC

Francis Joyon due to cross the Equator Tonight on the Friendship Route on his Maxi Trimaran IDEC

SAILING – NEW FRANCE BRAZIL RECORD FOR IDEC   “It’s great and I’m really pleased to be sailing on this tack directly towards the finish. It’s something I haven’t been able to do that much with all the low pressure areas I had to get around. The boat is sailing smoothly through the water. I’m in the fairly variable north-easterly trade winds, which are varying between 20 and 28... [Read more]

Countdown the Les Voiles de St. Barth 2014 is On

Countdown the Les Voiles de St. Barth 2014 is On

The Swan 56 White Rhino, chartered by Steve Cuchiarro. Photo by Elaine Miller Les Voiles de St. Barth, which in five short years has become one of the most beloved regattas on the Caribbean sailing circuit, is preparing once again to rock the waters off the island of Saint Barthélemy. Scheduled for next week, April 14-19, the event has become progressively more seasoned while its participating teams... [Read more]

Team Alvimedica see their new Volvo Ocean 65 hit the water

Team Alvimedica see their new Volvo Ocean 65 hit the water

Photo by Sam Greenfield / Volvo Ocean Race   Southampton, UK – Team Alvimedica launched their new Volvo Ocean 65 boat on Friday in Southampton to herald six months of crew selections and hard training before the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 in October. On the dock was Race CEO Knut Frostad who has fostered the dreams of two young Americans, Mark Towill and Charlie Enright, to launch... [Read more]

Great Britain takes Line Honours in the Pacific Leg of the Clipper Round the World Race

Great Britain takes Line Honours in the Pacific Leg of the Clipper Round the World Race

Henri Lloyd arrives into San Francisco It’s been one of the toughest legs of the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, but crossing the finish line, even in the dark, under San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge, is a moment to savour after 5600 miles of ocean racing across the mighty Pacific GREAT Britain crossed the finish line of Race 10 in the 16 stage global series... [Read more]

FRANCIS JOYON HAS SET OFF ON THE FRIENDSHIP ROUTE BETWEEN BORDEAUX AND RIO

FRANCIS JOYON HAS SET OFF ON THE FRIENDSHIP ROUTE BETWEEN BORDEAUX AND RIO

Aerial shoot of the Maxi trimaran IDEC and her skipper Francis Joyon in Bordeaux for their standby prior to sail for a new record between France and Brazil on April 04, 2014 – Photo Manuel Blondeau / DPPI The French sailor, Francis Joyon crossed the starting line of the Friendship Route in the Gironde Estuary aboard the IDEC maxi trimaran at 1433hrs UTC today (Tuesday 8th April 2014). In a moderate... [Read more]

The Giraglia Rolex Cup for 60 years the Epitome of Comradeship

The Giraglia Rolex Cup for 60 years the Epitome of Comradeship

AERIAL VIEW OF SAINT-TROPEZ’S VIEUX PORT AND THE GIRAGLIA ROLEX CUP FLEET DURING THE 2013 EDITION BY Rolex – Carlo Borlenghi   The Giraglia Rolex Cup has been an annual international rendezvous for over 60 years. It is more than simply a sailing event, exhibiting spirited and fair-minded competition, genuine camaraderie among the participants and sublime locations. Sailors are drawn... [Read more]

Oman Sail unveils ambitious M34 and MOD70 summer sailing programme for 2014

Oman Sail unveils ambitious M34 and MOD70 summer sailing programme for 2014

Lloyd ImagesDescription:Oman Air – Musandam MOD70. The Oman Air MOD70. Skippered by Sidney Gavignet (FRA) with team mates Thomas LeBreton (FRA), Fahad Al Hasni (OMA), Neal McDonald (GBR),Damian Foxall (IRL), Ahmed Al Hassani (OMA) and Giles Favennec (FRA) Oman Sail skipper Sidney Gavignet and a mixed Omani and European 12-man squad will make a bid on both the Seven Star Round Britain and Ireland... [Read more]

Francis Joyon and his maxi trimaran IDEC Start Standby for Route de l’Amitié Record Attempt

Francis Joyon and his maxi trimaran IDEC Start Standby for Route de l’Amitié Record Attempt

  Francis Joyon IDEC (Photo by Jean-Marie Liot /DPPI /IDEC) Aboard the maxi-trimaran IDEC, Francis Joyon will stand-by on Friday, April 4 at Bordeaux. Objective: To watch the best weather window to tackle the Route de l’Amitié, a new record to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in favor of the ICM. The football team Girondins de Bordeaux will welcome sign for the “Sail of Hope”. Friday,... [Read more]

ROUTE OF FRIENDSHIP IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED! TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014

ROUTE OF FRIENDSHIP IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED! TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014

At a launch party held on Monday in Paris, Francis Joyon, skipper of maxi trimaran IDEC, has reached a new milestone for the Route de l’Amitié, oceanic record between Bordeaux and Rio de Janeiro. Combining sports and human values, this new maritime route unites many individuals around a common support for the Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord Disorders (ICM). All these great French and... [Read more]

The maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 launches in Lorient, Genes-x, new Gold Sponsor of Spindrift racing

The maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 launches in Lorient, Genes-x, new Gold Sponsor of Spindrift racing

- An optimised Spindrift 2 relaunches for crewed records and for the solo Route du Rhum. - The maxi trimaran on standby from the start of June in Newport for the North Atlantic and 24-hour team records. - After Mirabaud (Gold Sponsor) and Zenith (Official timekeeper), Genes-x joins the Spindrift racing team for three years as a Gold Sponsor. After three months of ambitious boatbuilding, the maxi trimaran Spindrift... [Read more]

Newport Bermuda Race Entries up to 180 for 2014 Edition

Newport Bermuda Race Entries up to 180 for 2014 Edition

Shockwave (R) and Bella Mente (L) should be locked in a battle for line honors in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. Shockwave was first on corrected time in 2012 and won the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Trophy. Bella Mente came third behind Rambler. Rambler got line honors and smashed the Newport Bermuda elapse time record.2012 Newport Bermuda RaceCopyright 2012 Daniel Forster/PPL   By John Rousmaniere Newport... [Read more]

The Spindrift racing series: ’40 metres solo’ EPISODE 9 : JOB DONE

The Spindrift racing series: ’40 metres solo’ EPISODE 9 : JOB DONE

SPINDRIFT Team Photos © Eloi Stichelbaut / Spindrift racing The much-anticipated moment has finally come. The launch of Spindrift 2 will take place on thursday, on April 3rd, with the satisfaction of a job well done by a team that has pulled together to meet demanding deadlines. So, here we are; three 40-metre hulls are leaving their paddock for the racetrack. But before that, backstage, the technicians... [Read more]

Andrew Taylor from the UK rescued after falling overboard in Pacific Ocean during Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Andrew Taylor from the UK rescued after falling overboard in Pacific Ocean during Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

British Man Rescued after falling overboard on Derry~Londonderry~Doire A British man was rescued from the Pacific Ocean in the early hours of this morning after falling overboard during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew member, Andrew Taylor (46) from London went over the side at 00.43 BST last night in rough weather and was sighted again at 01.55 BST before being... [Read more]

St. Barths Bucket 2014 Day 1 – Nothing “La-Dee-Dah” About This

St. Barths Bucket 2014 Day 1 – Nothing “La-Dee-Dah” About This

Silencio: Ketch_Perini Navi_Perini_50.0mSaint Barth Bucket Race 2014 Race1 (Photo: © Carlo Borlenghi) . This morning, dockside at The Bucket, it sounded rather funny for sailors to be talking about a “Not So Wiggley Course” with such reverence, but when the day was done and a second of three races had entered the 2014 regatta history books, it was quite clear why. Mademoiselle, Elegante... [Read more]

St Barths Bucket 2014 starts tomorrow and announces The Golden Pineapple Award

St Barths Bucket 2014 starts tomorrow and announces The Golden Pineapple Award

 The Bucket Directors are pleased to announce The Golden Pineapple Award. Since the very beginning, the Bucket Regattas have been focused on great sailing competition, seamanship, sportsmanship, a large dose of creative left-field fun and most of all, hospitality and sharing the joy of this magnificent sport among the fleet.This year our good friends aboard Yacht AXIA; the yacht that has shown up... [Read more]

PANERAI TRANSAT CLASSIQUE 2015 : 3,000 NAUTICAL MILES OF CLASSIC SAILING FROM LANZAROTE TO MARTINIQUE

PANERAI TRANSAT CLASSIQUE 2015 : 3,000 NAUTICAL MILES OF CLASSIC SAILING FROM LANZAROTE TO MARTINIQUE

. PANERAI TRANSAT CLASSIQUE 2015 : 3,000 NAUTICAL MILES OF CLASSIC SAILING FROM LANZAROTE TO MARTINIQUE MARCH 2014 – The fascinating volcanic Canary Island of Lanzarote and exotic Martinique in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles are the departure and arrival ports for the Panerai Transat Classique 2015(www.paneraitransatclassique.com), the next edition of the renowned transatlantic race... [Read more]