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Francis Joyon on Maxi Trimaran IDEC Sport  Wins Route du Rhum 2018

Francis Joyon on Maxi Trimaran IDEC Sport Wins Route du Rhum 2018

  In the closest finish since it was first staged in 1978, the French ocean racing veteran Francis Joyon won the 40th anniversary Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race from Saint Malo to Pointe-À-Pitre early this morning. In the clammy heat and very light winds of the Caribbean night, Joyon, 62, glided across the finish line on 31.5m IDEC Sport at 03:21.47 (UTC)... [Read more]



Initiatives-Cœur suffers hull damage in storm in Route du Rhum 2018

Initiatives-Cœur suffers hull damage in storm in Route du Rhum 2018

  © Yvan Zedda/Initiatives-Cœur   Whilst facing a very rough seas in the depression sweeping the Bay of Biscay, Sam Davies informed her team on Tuesday, November 6 at 17:00 (French time) of troubling and persistent noises coming from the hull of her 60ft monohull yacht, Initiatives-Cœur. As the noise became louder the British-born, Brittany-based skipper found that the bottom of the hull... [Read more]



Challenge XII and American Eagle are Victors in the 2018 12 Metre North American Championship

Challenge XII and American Eagle are Victors in the 2018 12 Metre North American Championship

12 Metre fleet at start of racing ( Photo © George Bekris ) NEWPORT, R.I. (Sept. 24, 2018) – An eight-race series held Friday through Sunday (September 21-23) on Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay determined title holders for the 2018 12 Metre North American Championship. The event, hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and including divisions for historic 12 Metres from the Modern and Traditional... [Read more]



The Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe attracts record entry in its 40th anniversary year

The Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe attracts record entry in its 40th anniversary year

The Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe 2018 starts on November 4, 2018 from Saint Malo, France. The Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe – one of the classic races in solo ocean sailing – is set for a record entry this year as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. Charting a 3,542-nautical mile course from Saint-Malo in Brittany to Point-à-Pitre on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe,... [Read more]



The Belgian skipper Denis Van Weynbergh aiming for the 2020 Vendée Globe

The Belgian skipper Denis Van Weynbergh aiming for the 2020 Vendée Globe

  Denis Van Weynbergh (Photo © Bernard Gergaud / EyeSea)   The new owner of Nandor Fa’s IMOCA, the Belgian skipper, Denis Van Weynbergh hopes to be able to compete in the Globe Series and reach a climax by taking part in the 2020 Vendée Globe. While for a long time, he has divided up his life between being head of a company and ocean racing, he is now dedicating all his time to his IMOCA... [Read more]



Sled Sneak in at the First Mark to Win Race 7 of the Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES 2018

Sled Sneak in at the First Mark to Win Race 7 of the Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES 2018

Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES (Photo © Max Ranchi) Sled won the second race of the day at the Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week while regatta and circuit leaders Quantum Racing completed a disappointing day scoring a sixth then eighth. But over a day that saw more ups and downs for the majority of the teams, Doug DeVos’s crew still leads the regatta by four points just as they did this... [Read more]



Columbia Win the Panerai Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta 2018

Columbia Win the Panerai Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta 2018

  August 24, 2018 – Newport Rhode Island – The inaugural Narragansett Bay Classic Yacht Rendezvous started on Thursday afternoon with the Newport to Bristol Feeder Race Sponsored by Gowrie Group and PURE Insurance. A total of 28 Classic Yachts raced up Narragansett Bay in champagne sailing conditions before enjoying the Herreshoff Marine Museum’s ‘Living Boat Show... [Read more]



Race 3 – Azzurra Win Day’s Final Race, Quantum Racing Top the Puerto Portals Fleet

Race 3 – Azzurra Win Day’s Final Race, Quantum Racing Top the Puerto Portals Fleet

    Azzura (Photo © Max Ranchi ) Azzurra won the third race of the Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week after executing an excellent pin end start and leading around the top mark. Making a seemingly brave gybe set – the only boat to do so – they lead by over 100 metres through the leeward gate ahead of Alegre. Alegre got back to within 40 metres of Azzurra on the second upwind,... [Read more]



Ida Lewis Distance Race Goes Big on Friday from Newport

Ida Lewis Distance Race Goes Big on Friday from Newport

Bill Kneller’s (Newport, R.I.) Vento Solare crosses behind John Gowell’s (East Greenwich, R.I.) Temptress at last year’s Ida Lewis Distance Race. Fifty one teams have entered the 14th edition of the annual offshore adventure, which starts this Friday at 12:30 p.m. between Fort Adams and Rose Island. (Photo by Stephen Cloutier)   With 51 teams registered to compete, the 2018 Ida Lewis Distance... [Read more]



Panerai Marblehead Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta 2018

Panerai Marblehead Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta 2018

Sonny, winner of the Panerai Watch (Photo © George Bekris)   The 38th edition of the Marblehead Classic Yacht Regatta ran August 10th-12th at the Marblehead Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA.  The Yacht club was founded in 1885  and was the perfect setting for the beautiful classic yachts. The race teams enjoyed the hospitality, parties and commaradie that is traditional among classic... [Read more]



Alex Thomson and the IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss In New York City

Alex Thomson and the IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss In New York City

Alex Thomson brought his IMOCA 60 HUGO BOSS to New York for his final stop of a North American Tour.  This was his first stop in New York since the 2016 New York Vendée race. Having previously set the monohull singlehanded 24 hour distance record of 536.8 miles in just 24 hours in 2017 Thomson has set his eyes on the prize again with a new upcoming new boat for the next Vendée Globe Race. Challenge... [Read more]



Draken Harald Hårfagre sets sail from Mystic Seaport for East Coast Tour 2018

Draken Harald Hårfagre sets sail from Mystic Seaport for East Coast Tour 2018

  Draken Harald Hårfagre Expedition America – East Coast Tour 2018 started July 9 by Draken leaving Mystic Seaport, CT, to head for the ship’s first stopover. During the tour Draken will visit 14 harbors across the East Coast of the U.S. spanning from Maine to South Carolina. Challenge and Adventure was onhand to watch her leave Mystic Seaport enroute to her first stop in Boothbay... [Read more]



Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2018  is a Record Breaking Success

Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2018 is a Record Breaking Success

The Dodge Brothers on the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2018 (Photo © George Bekris ) UNCASVILLE, CONN. – June 25, 2018 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, delivered another incredible record-breaking automotive celebration during its 3rd Annual Northeast Auction, June 20-23, 2018, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. During the four-day event, 662... [Read more]



Majority of samples taken during Volvo Ocean Race contain microplastics, new data reveals

Majority of samples taken during Volvo Ocean Race contain microplastics, new data reveals

Leg 3, Cape Town to Melbourne, day 10, on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. Photo by Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race. 19 December, 2017. The Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme reached a significant milestone when the race completed a global circumnavigation following its arrival into Cardiff, Wales in May 2018, eight months after departing from Alicante, Spain. Out of a total of 68 samples taken during... [Read more]