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Clipper Race: Escaping The Light Air

(May 13, 2018; Day 13) – After days of speculation and carefully monitoring the looming wind hole off the coast of Mexico, it seems the 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet was let off lightly by the wind gods, with many teams experiencing a shorter time than first …

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Paul Elvstrøm: Future Of Olympic Sailing

There’s a lot of entitlement when it comes to the decisions about Sailing Events for the Olympic Games. Nations vote for what’s good for them. Sailors petition for what they’re involved in. Classes lobby to remain included. It’s a challenge to make decisions that honestly consider the Sport and the …

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Clipper Race: Kitemares & Sprint Points

(May 8, 2018; Day 8) – Frustrations are afoot across the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race fleet as tactics come into play and racing gears up along the course from Seattle to Panama. Although the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint divided teams, with some going for the sprint points …

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Drone Liability: What You Need To Know

Drone uptake is growing at a steep trajectory across all segments and user groups, and sailors and the sailing industry are taking notice. However, before joining in the fun, one should take the time to understand the related FAA regulations, industry requirements, insurance needs, and safety best practices. Let’s start …

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Ready For Start Of Antigua Bermuda Race

Record breaking conditions are forecast for the second edition of the 935 nm Antigua Bermuda Race which starts May 9. Strong easterly trades should provide fast reaching conditions for the first two days while high pressure east of Bermuda is expected to decrease the gradient wind, shifting south to create …

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MAPFRE Steals Newport Leg Win

(May 8, 2018; Day 16) – The Spanish team MAPFRE stunned the Volvo Ocean Race fleet this morning by stealing a win in Leg 8, with a shocking come-from-behind victory into Newport, Rhode Island. Yesterday, with just 300 miles to go, MAPFRE was in fifth place. But as this morning …

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Palma Vela Results

The 15th Sail Racing PalmaVela bid farewell to the Bay of Palma with action and excitement in all participating classes. After four intense days of competition, the event organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma erected the first champions of the great regatta season of the Mediterranean 2018.   The …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Not Done Yet

(May 6, 2018; Day 14) – After two days which saw the easterly trades clock to near south, the Volvo Ocean Race teams made the gybe to port today to begin the final approach toward the Leg 8 finish in Newport, USA. Team Brunel continue to hold the lead as …

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Clipper Race: Crossing Mexican Border

(May 6, 2018; Day 6) – The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race featured champagne sailing conditions as the fleet crossed from Californian to Mexican latitudes. The 11 teams are taking part in the US Coast-To-Coast Leg 7, which is made up of two races, Race 10 from Seattle …

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