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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 »

Transatlantic Race: Saving the biggest for last


With two staggered starts down, there is just one to go for the 2,800 Transatlantic Race 2015, and it is for the largest and fastest boats: the monohulls Comanche and Rambler 88, at 100 feet and 88 feet in length, respectively, and the multihulls Phaedo3 and Paradox, at 70 feet ... Read More »

Transatlantic Race: Fleet divided on north and south routes


Since passing the exclusion zones yesterday – around Nantucket Shoals and, further to the east, the Northern Right Whale Critical habitat – the 13-strong first wave of boats competing in the Transatlantic Race has entered the Atlantic proper now, where it has divided in two groups. The twin-masted schooner Mariette ... Read More »

The Manitou sailboat heads to Port Adriano


PRESS RELEASE The Manitou sailboat, which belonged to JFKennedy heads to Port Adriano to participate in the III Bollard Silver Classic Regatta The competition, which takes place from July 30th until the 2nd of August , has established itself as one of the events of the Majorcan summer. The registration ... Read More »