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Spain Dominates 420 World Champs

Fremantle, Australia (January 3, 2018) – Spain reigned supreme as the 2017 420 World Championships drew to a close today after having secured gold, silver and bronze in the 420 Open Fleet and gold in the U17 fleet. The Francis Mouvet Trophy for the top performing nation was presented to …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Clown Fish & Rocket Debris

Anderson Reggio is providing shoreside navigation support for Team Vestas 11th Hour Racing in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. When the fleet starts its next leg on January 2, Reggio had to analyze a course that had yet to be traveled in the 12 prior editions of the race. Here’s …

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Volvo Ocean Race: All Boats In Melborne

(December 27, 2017; Leg 3, Day 18) – All seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet have now finished in Melbourne, with team AkzoNobel ghosting through Port Phillip Bay in near calm conditions to cross the line just before 10:30am on Thursday morning (local time). Team AkzoNoble had to …

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Clipper Race: Strong Start To Sydney Hobart

(December 26, 2017; Day 1) – The most international Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet has had a strong start to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, which doubles as Race 5 of the Clipper 2017-18 Race. Of the 28 nationalities represented in the 102 strong Rolex Sydney Hobart …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Effort Equals Results

(December 21, 2017; Leg 3, Day 12) – MAPFRE extended their lead over rivals Dongfeng Race Team today as Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race entered its closing stages. While the finish line isn’t quite in sight, the most physical element of the battle is in the rear-view mirror …

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Happy Winter Solstice 2017!

The Northern Hemisphere is officially deep in winter as it experiences today – December 21 – the shortest daylight period. If you’re feeling a little glum this time of year, and your sailboat is wrapped up tight or sheltering under cover, remember that the winter solstice means the days will …

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Volvo Ocean Race: A New Adversary

(December 19, 2017; Leg 3, Day 10) – A little over 2,000 miles now stand between the Volvo Ocean Race pace setters and the Leg 3 finish line in Melbourne with Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE, continuing to take turns in the lead. The game has been to hug the …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Dueling In The South

(December 18, 2017; Leg 3, Day 9) – Current Leg 3 frontrunners Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE have been racing practically neck and neck today as the Southern Ocean continued to test the Volvo Ocean Race fleet. “Not too long ago we had a port-starboard situation with MAPFRE, and that’s …

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Francois Gabart Smashes World Record

(December 17, 2017) – François Gabart, who left Ouessant on November 4 (10:05 UTC+1) in a bid to set a new singlehanded round the world record, crossed the finishing line located between Lizard Point and Ouessant today at (02:45 UTC+1) to set a new record of 42 days, 16 hours, …

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Volvo Ocean Race: This Is Going To Sting!

(December 13, 2017; Leg 3, Day 4) – The good news with modern weather forecasting is how there are few surprises, but the seven Volvo Ocean Race teams may have tolerated a de-tuned graphic for the Southern Ocean depression that has been haunting them from the start. There is little …

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