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Unseasonal Palma weather for Mediterranean season opener

  Gaastra PalmaVela   Gaastra PalmaVela is often described as a ‘practice regatta’ simply because it opens the Mediterranean racing season but few of the crews can harbour any complaints that this year’s event on the Bay of Palma lacked in either intensity or quality of competition. Over the four …

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Volvo Ocean Race names new CEO

UK sailor Mark Turner has been appointed Volvo Ocean Race CEO, stepping down after 23 years at the helm of global sports marketing company OC Sport. Turner will take up his new position in succession to Knut Frostad from June 7 this year. Commenting on his appointment, Turner says: “There …

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Dreams come true for some but shattered for others

47th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma de Mallorca        The famous Bay of Palma dealt the armada of over 800 boats competing a full range of different breezes, just what was really wanted by those sailors who have their courses set towards the 2016 Olympic regatta in …

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flying fifteen Mallorca

Firstly a correction to last month – the 13 March Liga de Invierno results should read: GBR 3610       Stormtrooper III            David Miles ESP 3577         fuego fatuo                   John Walker / Stephen Babbage ESP 3825         Spanish Fly                    John Leaf / Mark Hart (previously shown as Dragonfly) 26 March – Liga de Invierno, …

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Hong Kong To Host Stopover In 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race

Hong Kong, one of the world’s most prestigious sailing destinations, will be hosting the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time when the event visits in February 2018 during the 13th edition. In a recent press conference , Volvo Ocean Race organisers announced a unique collaboration with the Hong Kong …

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Justin Chisholm – 2016 Racing Season is GO

I’m delighted to say the 2016 international racing season has exploded into life with lots of exciting regattas taking place around the world every week now. Happily for us sailing fans, most major events these days offer some sort of live streaming of the racing, so we can see the …

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flying fifteen Mallorca

27 February – Liga de Invierno, Pollensa The strong winds – 25 plus knots, with gusts over 30 – convinced the race committee that it would be unwise to sail, and so reluctantly racing was cancelled. We adjourned for menu del dia at Can Ferra – sopa de pescado followed …

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Justin Chisholm – April 2016

I’m delighted to say the 2016 international racing season has exploded into life with lots of exciting regattas taking place around the world every week now. Happily for us sailing fans, most major events these days offer some sort of live streaming of the racing, so we can see the …

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Artemis Racing Launches Second Turbo

Artemis Racing has made a flying start to 2016, relocating the team’s sailing operations to Bermuda, and perhaps even more significantly, launching its second turbo development boat of this America’s Cup campaign. The new boat, nicknamed ‘T2’, was launched in Alameda, California, in early January. Design Coordinator, Adam May, provides …

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