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Varuna Declared Overall Winner 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Varuna Declared Overall Winner 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Overall winner under IRC – Varuna, Ker 51, Jens Kellinghusen (GER) – 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race – Rick Tomlinson/RORC The Royal Ocean Racing Club has declared Jens Kellinghusen’s Ker 51, Varuna (GER), as the overall winner under IRC of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Sevenstar Yacht Transport have also awarded Jens Kellinghusen with a $20,000... [Read more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race turns into a test of endurance

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race turns into a test of endurance

A tough couple of days for Roderick Knowles’ Class40, Swish – Rick Tomlinson/RORC Ten yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race although the next yacht to finish the gruelling 1800 mile race is not expected until tomorrow evening. Over the last 24 hours a low pressure system that arrived from the north west, is bringing gale force headwinds that are hampering... [Read more]

Team Dongfeng finds it’s not easy to become a Volvo Ocean Race team in 6 Months

Team Dongfeng finds it’s not easy to become a Volvo Ocean Race team in 6 Months

“Third place is not first place but I think for us, it’s very good.” – ‘Wolf’ Yang Jiru Q: “And what are you doing right now?” A: “Getting in touch with my family of course! I’m back on 3G!” At 4:40am BST Dongfeng Race Team crossed the finish line of this year’s Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Despite a few small set backs it has been an awesome week for the team.... [Read more]

We’re all winners as Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean 65 boat smashes Round Britain & Ireland Race monohull record

We’re all winners as Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean 65 boat smashes Round Britain & Ireland Race monohull record

  Abu Dhabi Breaks Recordfor monohull in the Sevenstar Around Britain and Ireland Race (Photo by Rick Tomlinson )   COWES, Isle of Wight, August 16 (Volvo Ocean Race) – Ian Walker’s Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing fired a huge warning shot across the bows of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 fleet with a record-breaking monohull victory in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Walker’s crew... [Read more]

‘ONE DESIGN’ – NO MORE EXCUSES! Update from Dongfeng Race Team

‘ONE DESIGN’ – NO MORE EXCUSES! Update from Dongfeng Race Team

The Dongfeng Race Team keep the pressure on overnight to pull ahead of Team SCA and Team Alvimedica. With less than 200 miles left of the Round Britain and Ireland race, the team hope to secure the third place position. (Photo © Yann Riou / Dongfeng Race Team) Day 5: Round Britain and Ireland Race ETA arrival sunrise tomorrow If you’re from the sailing world you will already know about the extra... [Read more]

Sidney Gavignet and The Crew of Musandam Break Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Record

Sidney Gavignet and The Crew of Musandam Break Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Record

The Sevenstar Round Britain Race 2014. Musandam-Oman Sail MOD70 Trimaran sets a new world record and finishes the race in 3days 3hours 32minutes 36 seconds. Beating the current record by 16 minutes. Skippered by Sidney Gavignet (FRA) and team mates Yassir Al Rahbi (OMA), Sami Al Shukaili (OMA), Fahad Al Hasni (OMA), Jan Dekker (SA), and co-skipper Damian Foxall (IRL) Photo by Mark Lloyd / Lloyd Images... [Read more]

Maxi Trimaran Spindrift 2 weather window closed and they will head back to France

Maxi Trimaran Spindrift 2 weather window closed and they will head back to France

Spindrift 2 at Newport Shipyard awaiting weather window for North Atlantic record attempt ( Photo by George Bekris )   Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard will not get the chance this year to break the North Atlantic Record.  Mother Nature would not play ball .   With no weather in sight to propel the Maxi-Trimaran Spindrift 2 and give it a chance to break the North Atlantic Record the team plans... [Read more]

Ida Lewis Distance Race Uses “Virtual Mark” for 2014 Racing

Ida Lewis Distance Race Uses “Virtual Mark” for 2014 Racing

The PHRF Class start at the 2013 Ida Lewis Distance Race (Photo by Meghan Sepe)   A “virtual mark” adds an intriguing new twist to the 10th Annual Ida Lewis Distance Race (ILDR), which starts this Friday (August 15). Starting at 12:30 p.m. off Fort Adams in Newport, R.I., the popular overnighter takes its fleet of PHRF, IRC, One-Design, Doublehanded and Multihull boats on one of four courses... [Read more]

Musandam-Oman Sail on course for Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland record after supersonic first night at sea

Musandam-Oman Sail on course for Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland record after supersonic first night at sea

The Seven Star Round Britain and Ireland, race start. Cowes. Isle of Wight. The Oman Sail MOD70 trimaran in action, skippered by Sidney Gavignet (FRA) ( Photo by Mark Lloyd / Lloyd Images ) It came as a pleasant surprise to skipper Sidney Gavignet to hear that he and his crew on Musandam-Oman Sail were beating the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland course record by two hours after a supersonic first... [Read more]

33rd Copa del Rey MAPFRE Midway Point Wrap Up

33rd Copa del Rey MAPFRE Midway Point Wrap Up

HRM King Felipe skippered “Aifos” in the second of the two races held today in the class Gaastra IRC 1. Three classes sailed today a coastal race and five sailed two windward/leeward races. The overall provisional leaders at the end of this third racing day received the Enlace trophies, as winners of the regatta halfway point.   Today was the midpoint of the 33rd Copa del Rey MAPFRE,... [Read more]

Round up of Day 1 of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2014 Top Tens

Round up of Day 1 of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2014 Top Tens

  Cowes Week Day 1 Results (Photo by Rick Tomlinson)   The opening day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week saw competitors challenged by winds that varied from well under 10 knots to more than 20. After a weather front cleared the race area at lunchtime the breeze settled into a brisk south-westerly of 16-20 knots, giving glorious racing conditions and once again bathing Cowes in warm... [Read more]

TANGUY DE LAMOTTE : OCEAN MASTERS PORTRAIT : MASTERS OF THE SEAS NO 13

TANGUY DE LAMOTTE : OCEAN MASTERS PORTRAIT : MASTERS OF THE SEAS NO 13

©ThMartinez/Sea&Co. LE HAVRE – FRANCE, 1st November 2013 . Départ de la Transat Jacques Vabre 2013. Portrait studio INITIATIVES COEUR, Tanguy De LAMOTTE (FRA), WATCH VIDEO Tanguy De Lamotte is 36 years old. Although he has been settled in Lorient for quite some time now, he grew up in Versailles in Paris and his first sailing experiences took place in St Malo with his grandfather. Following... [Read more]

Tour de France à la voile: a little Tour and then he’s off

Tour de France à la voile: a little Tour and then he’s off

Tour De France Voile 2014. Nice, parcours techniques. Groupama34, skipper, Franck Cammas © Groupama / Yvan Zedda This Saturday 26 July, the city of Nice saw the Tour de France à la Voile 2014 draw to a close with a fine victory for Courrier Dunkerque ahead of Groupama 34 and Oman Sail. Ultimately, the winner of the 2013 edition has missed out on its double, despite a fantastic comeback by Franck... [Read more]

Overseas Regatta Opportunity for Cowes Week Winner 2014 for Sportboat Class

Overseas Regatta Opportunity for Cowes Week Winner 2014 for Sportboat Class

The Sportsboat Class at this year’s Cowes Week Regatta has again been declared a qualifying event for EFG Viper Pan American Sportsboat Championships, hosted in Miami from 3rd to 5th March 2015, during Bacardi Miami Sailing Week. Following on from the success of last year’s British contingent at the Pan Americas, the winner of the Sportboat Class at Cowes Week will be offered the opportunity to... [Read more]

2014 Pacific Cup Results

2014 Pacific Cup Results

  Scarlet Runner by Lilia Cantu Submitted by Rockskipper on Thu, 2014-07-24 19:02 Kaneohe Bay, HI, Thursday, July 24, 2010 – Winning an ocean race like the Pacific Cup requires skill, but also some luck. Unlike many previous years where a boat performance was key, this year was more of a chess match, with luck and weather analysis making a big difference. Everyone in the fleet sailed south of... [Read more]

Team Brunel take first blood in debut battle of Volvo Ocean 65s

Team Brunel take first blood in debut battle of Volvo Ocean 65s

Bouwe Bekking (Photo by Kurt Arrigo/Team Brunel)  Team Brunel stole pole position in the first competitive meeting of the new Volvo Ocean 65s, as the inaugural edition of the Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands race took place in Lanzarote this week. Bouwe Bekking’s crew, who completed the 650-nautical mile course in 57 hours and 39 minutes, secured first prize in a race against two of their Volvo... [Read more]

Tomasini Grinover takes the lead in the Melges 32 European Championship

Tomasini Grinover takes the lead in the Melges 32 European Championship

Audi Melges 20 Races 4 and 5 (Photos by Max Ranchi) Riva Del Garda, Italy – After two days, six races and one discard, Roberto Tomasini Grinover and his Robertissima team have effectively moved into first place overall at the 2014 Melges 32 European Championship, three points ahead of now runner-up Valentin Zavadnikov’s Synergy GT.   Below are great Melges 32 Photos by Max Ranchi ... [Read more]

Saving the Best for Last at New York Yacht Club Race Week 2014

Saving the Best for Last at New York Yacht Club Race Week 2014

Jim Vos’s SKOOT, the new J/109 North American Champion SKOOT, Sail Number: USA 369, Owner/Skipper: Jim Vos, Class: J 109, Yacht Type: J 109, Home Port: New Canaan, CT, USA RUSH, Sail Number: USA 51, Owner/Skipper: Bill Sweetser, Class: J 109, Yacht Type: J 109, Home Port: Annapolis, MD, USA (Photo by Rolex / Daniel Forster) h sailing sealed the deal today for IRC, PHRF and One-Design winners... [Read more]

A Classic Day for the NYYC Race Week Classics

A Classic Day for the NYYC Race Week Classics

Past New York Yacht Club Commodore Charles Townsend’s FIDELIO took first place in Classics Class 2 for Part I of Race Week FIDELIO, Sail Number: 351, Owner/Skipper: Charles Townsend, Class: Classic Rating Formula – Class 2, Yacht Type: S&S 39, Home Port: Middletown, RI, USA (Photo by Rolex/Daniel Forster) After sailing in fresh breezes Saturday, 26 pristine classic yachts, divided into... [Read more]

Team Alvimedica and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing leave Newport for the UK

Team Alvimedica and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing leave Newport for the UK

Team Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedica leave Newport, RI for the United Kingdom (Photo by George Bekris)   Two rival Volvo Ocean Race crews have set out for transatlantic crossings from Newport, Rhode Island to the United Kingdom this week as preparations for the event start in October continued to heat up. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Alvimedica are strictly forbidden under Volvo Ocean Race rules... [Read more]