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The Life of Marlow Rope: Making the Clipper Race Ropes

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To celebrate its 16 year long relationship with Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, Marlow Ropes has created a short film on the lengths it goes to to produce the market-leading high performance Clipper Race ropes. From the initial research and development to the final rigging of the 70-foot Clipper ... Read More »

Clipper Race: Navigating the Irish Sea

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(August 21, 2017; Day 2) – Following an adrenaline filled start to the Clipper 2017-18 Race, with big crowds and international media turning out to see the twelve teams and 247 crew members on their way for Leg 1 to Punta del Esta, the largest race edition yet, and the ... Read More »

Twelve teams begin Clipper Race

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Liverpool, UK (August 20, 2017) – The eleventh edition of the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race got underway today as 12 teams begin the 40,000 nm race in the matched fleet of 70-foot racing yachts. As the biggest ever edition of the Clipper Race, GREAT Britain was the ... Read More »

Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE win Leg Zero

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After nearly 70 hours of sailing, the fourth and final stage of leg Zero came to an end this morning at 06.30h Spanish time, in front of the Ria de Muros (La Coruña). With the fleet practically at a standstill off the Galician coast, and a prediction of extremely light ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: Strong Teams Getting Stronger

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Before race official would officially ink their entry in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, the seven teams had to compete in four required qualification races, known as Leg Zero. This four stage series began the crescendo toward the October 22 start in Alicante, Spain, but also gave the teams an ... Read More »

Slow Progress in Portugal

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15th August – It is the second day for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet in the fourth and final race of the Leg Zero qualifying series in advance of the October 22 start of the 20178-18 edition. The 770 nm race from St Malo, France to Lisbon, Portugal has been ... Read More »

International Women’s Keelboat Championship

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Eleven teams will compete in the 2017 International Women’s Keelboat Championship, with the 16th edition of the event to be held August 15 to 18 in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Competitors representing Canada, Germany, Mexico, and USA will race in J/70 boats. Inaugurated in 1985 at the instigation of US ... Read More »

Near Sweep by France at Fastnet Race

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Plymouth, UK – For a third time running the Rolex Fastnet Race has been a story of French domination, Le Tricolor flying on this occasion from the top spot of the podium. France took victories in IRC 1, 2, 3 and 4, Class40 and IMOCA 60, Two Handed and IRC ... Read More »

French love winning Fastnet Race

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IRC Three went to wire on August 10th, in the Rolex Fastnet Race between two French JPK 10.80s. Coming into the finish, Timeline of past class winner Marc Alperovitch seem to be the victor, but when Arnaud Delamare and Eric Mordret’s lower rated Dream Pearls arrived 33 minutes later, her ... Read More »

Above-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season Now Predicted!

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NOAA issued their scheduled update yesterday for its 2017 hurricane season outlook. Forecasters are now predicting a higher likelihood of an above-normal season, and they increased the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes. The season has the potential to be extremely active, and could be the most active ... Read More »