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A Busy November In The Oceans

A Busy November In The Oceans

November has seen a bumper crop of offshore events starting from Europe with no less than four major races and one solo around-the-world record attempt all vying for position out on the Atlantic.   The smallest boats on the water were the 26-foot Mini Transat fleet, whose around 80 solo ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race Update: MAPFRE Wins Leg 2

Volvo Ocean Race Update: MAPFRE Wins Leg 2

The Spanish flagged MAPFRE team won Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race on November 24, the 7,000 nautical mile marathon from Lisbon, Portugal to Cape Town, South Africa. “It’s amazing, we’re super-happy. We came here in one piece and in front of the others, we can’t ask for more,” ... Read More »

Americas Cup AC75 Yacht Revealed

Americas Cup AC75 Yacht Revealed

Auckland, NZL (November 21, 2017) – The concept for the AC75, the class of boat to be sailed in the 36th America’s Cup, has been released today illustrating a bold and modern vision for high performance fully foiling monohull racing yachts. The Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa design ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: Crossing The Equator

Volvo Ocean Race: Crossing The Equator

(November 13, 2017; Leg 2, Day 9) – The 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race frontrunners are into the Southern Hemisphere on Monday after crossing the Equator, the latest milestone in the drag race to Cape Town. Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team led the fleet over the famous line of latitude at ... Read More »

Protocol Of The 36th America’s Cup Released

Protocol Of The 36th America’s Cup Released

The Protocol of the 36th America’s Cup was released today at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron after a focused and friendly period of negotiation between the Defender and the Challenger of Record Circolo della Vela Sicilia following Emirates Team New Zealand’s victory in the America’s Cup only three months ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race Shock

Volvo Ocean Race Shock

Fans of the Volvo Ocean Race will already know that the organisation behind the world’s toughest yacht race has been thrown into a bit of confusion by the unexpected resignation recently of its CEO Mark Turner.   Turner took over just over a year ago and had made some swingeing ... Read More »

2017 – 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Gets Underway

2017 – 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Gets Underway

Alicante, Spain (October 22, 2017) – Dongfeng Race Team powered its way into an early lead today, pushing penalties on its two closest competitors, in hard-fought racing as the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 got underway. Conditions couldn’t have been better for the start of the first leg which extends 1450 ... Read More »

Regatta News By Alice C I’ A Widdows

Regatta News By Alice C I’ A Widdows

  XIV COPA DEL REY – PANERAI VELA CLASICA MENORCA 29th August – 2 September 2017   STRONG WINDS AND BIG SEAS AT THIS BOUTIQUE REGATTA IN MAHON – Photography © Martinezstudio   Sailing in Menorca over the first weekend in September was wet, wild and windy. The event that is ... Read More »