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Flying Fifteen Mallorca – July 2015

2010-12-29 02.19.20

The fleet is now well and truly back in Pollensa, with 3 regattas to report this month. May 23 – Class race Hot on the heels of the coastal race, we had a special class race and five boats turned up.  We managed to sail 3 races, with short courses ... Read More »

Musto Skiff Spanish EuroCup – Round 3 (ESP)


Summer had well and truly arrived in the Mediterranean and the 2 days of training and 2 days of racing were held in temperatures around the mid. to high 20’s degrees without a sign of a cloud. The club at Arenys de Mar put on a fantastic event and a ... Read More »

Penultimate day at US Youth Champs

The trend of light and fickle winds continued for the third day of the 2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, but allowed for four of the fleets to complete two races, while the Laser Radial fitted in three races. Current leaders are Richie Gordon (Laser, 7 races), Henry Marshall (Laser Radial, ... Read More »

Which Game Are You Playing?


In a recent Southern California beer can race, we had a mix of beginners, intermediates and advanced sailors racing against each other. With a poor line, and ebbing tide, it made for a jumbled start so the fleet was well mixed by the time we all got to the weather ... Read More »

Lionheart Steals First At J-Class Falmouth Regatta 2015


Results have emerged today following the recent J Class Falmouth Regatta, welcoming Lionheart as the winner of the year’s first major race. J-Class yachts are close to the heart of any true sailor, and with a season well and truly ignited, the Claasen-built Lionheart has stolen the lead on 2015. The black ... Read More »

Transatlantic Race: Storm Force Winds in the Mid-Atlantic


Severe conditions in the mid-north Atlantic have continued to punish the bulk of the fleet in the Transatlantic Race 2015. Daniel and Gretchen Biemesderfer made the decision yesterday to retire from the race after their Mason 43 Shearwater suffered mainsail and rigging damage. She is heading for the Azores. Similarly, ... Read More »

Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race: Good to be Spookie


About three quarters of the racing fleet in the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race has arrived after an event marked by highly varied wind conditions. The Carkeek HP 40 Spookie, owned by Steve and Heidi Benjamin, lead the fleet for most of the 363nm race securing line honours and first ... Read More »

Telling the Story of the Volvo Ocean Race

The 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race began in Alicante, Spain on October 11, covering 38,739 nm on the way to the final In-Port Race on June 27 in Gothenburg, Sweden. This was the third edition of the race with onboard reporters, with their contributions increasing with each edition. Also increased in ... Read More »