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Caribbean Regattas on Track for 2018

The Caribbean Sailing Association is the voice of Caribbean Sailing, and following the recent devastation by Hurricane Irma, provide this update on their upcoming schedule of events. The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) announced its five-year Winter Series International Race Calendar with events starting as early as November, and as most of our member nations …

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America’s Cup: Multihull or Monohull?

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, as the winner of the 35th America’s Cup, and Circolo della Vela Sicilia, as the Challenger of Record, have announced that a new monohull class will compete for the 36th America’s Cup. Not since the 32nd edition in 2007 had monohulls raced for the Auld Mug. …

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Clipper Race: Equator Crossing Shenanigans

(September 11, 2017; Day 22) – Today marks a third day at the top of the Clipper Race leader board for Visit Seattle, which is followed closely by Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef in second and third place respectively as teams re-acclimatise to the angled upwind tropics sailing and look …

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Ropes, Like People, Suffer From Fatigue!

Paul Dyer, technical manager at Marlow Ropes, examines the effect of fatigue on the performance of rope and rigging.   Ropes, like people, suffer from fatigue. Unlike people a good night’s sleep does not reinvigorate them.   What is fatigue? Fatigue is any mechanism that reduces the performance of a …

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Windsurfing Is Alive, Well and Progressing

While windsurfing has been eradicated from too much of North America, it thankfully remains part of the culture (counter-culture?) on San Francisco Bay. Latitude 38 editor Tim Henry headed to one of his favourite windsurfing spots at the Berkeley Marina on August 5 for this update. Berkeley is not exactly among the …

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The biggest MAPFRE King’s Cup crowns it’s champions

The largest MAPFRE King Cup in history was farewell with an intense final day and maximum excitement until the last heat. Teams of four nationalities divided the titles in the ten participating classes, and will receive their trophies tonight from HM King Don Felipe, who returned to compete as a …

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Copa del Rey MAPFRE – Update

36th Copa del Rey – 29th July – 5th August 2017 – Palma de Mallorca Lighter than usual, Alegre steps closer to Soriano’s Copa del Rey Tripple Crown Light airs continue to prevail at 36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE on the Bay of Palma where only one race was sailed …

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First Test for Volvo Ocean Race Teams

MAPFRE took first blood in the ramp up to the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race as skipper Xabi Fernández and his Spanish team showed faultless form to smash the established record time for a monohull around the Isle of Wight. MAPFRE clocked 3 hours 13 minutes 11 seconds in strong conditions …

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Lionheart on a roll

When she was completed by Claasen in 2010, the 43.40-metre Lionheart was the largest J-Class yacht ever built. Lionheart was the first of her kind with an aluminium hull and incorporated lots of research gleaned from previous Js: no expense was spared to make her as competitive as possible in the regatta circuit. As …

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PLAIN SAILING: King of Spain at Copa del Rey

King Felipe joined the crew of Aifos at Palma’s Royal Nautical Club for the 36th edition of the prestigious race.   Dressed in a white t-shirt and blue shorts, the monarch was greeted by the club’s head, Javier Sanz. “Hello. To victory!” King Felipe said to volunteers working at the event. The king’s Corel 45 …

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