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Volvo Ocean Race: Standing By For Fate

Volvo Ocean Race: Standing By For Fate

(November 8, 2017; Leg 2, Day 4) – Just when the leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race thought they had locked in to their final gybe to port and were looking forward to some straight southbound sailing toward Cape Verde and beyond, life happened. Amid softening and shifty winds, the ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: Big Decision Looming

Volvo Ocean Race: Big Decision Looming

(November 7, 2017; Leg 2, Day 3) – As the Volvo Ocean Race fleet continued to work their way south in the north Atlantic at breakneck speeds today, a crucial decision that could ultimately affect the overall outcome of Leg 2 was looming. With boat speeds soaring close to 30 ... Read More »

Clipper Race: Southern Ocean Squalls

Clipper Race: Southern Ocean Squalls

(November 6, 2017; Day 6) – The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race course across the Southern Ocean is known to serve up some of the most exhilarating and testing conditions of the entire circumnavigation and, over the last 24 hours, passing squalls have offered up dramatic and sudden changes ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: Windy Start to Leg 2

Volvo Ocean Race: Windy Start to Leg 2

(November 5, 2017; Leg 2; Day 1) – Dongfeng Race Team converted a strong start into an early lead as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet embarked on Leg 2, a 7,000 nautical mile race from Lisbon to Cape Town. Conditions were perfect for the leg start, with bright blue skies, ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: Crew Revealed For In-Port Race

Volvo Ocean Race: Crew Revealed For In-Port Race

Seven teams will take the start of the Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race at 14:00 local time (UTC) on Friday, November 3. This is the second in the Volvo Ocean Race In Port Race Series. In Alicante, MAPFRE beat Dongfeng Race Team with Vestas 11th Hour Racing completing the podium. The ... Read More »

America’s Cup: Grant Simmer Joins British Team

America’s Cup: Grant Simmer Joins British Team

Jimmy Spithill, after his loss in June as skipper of defender Oracle Team USA in the 35th America’s Cup, indicates the team will be back to challenge when New Zealand hosts the 36th edition in 2021. While it has already been revealed that future campaigns will be without Russell Coutts, who built the ... Read More »

Clipper Race: Greening Crew Evacuated After Grounding

Clipper Race: Greening Crew Evacuated After Grounding

Cape Town, South Africa (October 31, 2017) – The crew of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race team, Greenings (CV24), have been safely evacuated after running aground on the western side of Cape Peninsula, which sits roughly halfway between Cape Town and Cape Point during Leg 3 of the eight-leg ... Read More »

Groupama Exits America’s Cup Challenge

Groupama Exits America’s Cup Challenge

In a statement (translated from French), French insurance group Groupama confirmed Monday (Oct 30) the end of its sponsorship with an internationally acclaimed yachtsman Franck Cammas. Groupama, which has supported the French sailor since 1997, decided not to follow him in his new project for the 2021 America’s Cup after ... Read More »

World Sailing Presidential Update – October 2017

World Sailing Presidential Update – October 2017

World Sailing President Kim Andersen offers his monthly update on what is occurring within the international governing body for the sport of sailing. It is remarkable how quickly the year has gone by, with the 2017 World Sailing Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting already just around the corner (on ... Read More »

#Caribbean Strong

#Caribbean Strong

The St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA), in conjunction with their Caribbean partners and colleagues, has created a website to provide yachting industry stakeholders with the most up-to-date information regarding the state of all the islands impacted by this year’s hurricane season. All efforts have been made to independently verify ... Read More »