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Transatlantic Race: Storm Force Winds in the Mid-Atlantic

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

Queen’s Cup Barcelona 2015

Queen’s Cup Barcelona 2015

The Royal Thames Yacht Club, with the cooperation of the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona, will run the inaugural Queen’s Cup Superyacht Regatta in September 2015, which will see boats from all over the world gathering in the new luxury Barcelona marina facility. The event will run from 17th – ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: One Last Epic Moment

  Gothenburg, Sweden (June 25, 2015) – While the ninth and final leg to Gothenburg confirmed the podium positions for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 (click here for recap), there remains a bit of business to complete this Saturday to close the chapter on the 12th edition of this 41-year-old event. ... Read More »

Serious injury mars Volvo Ocean Race finale

The woman injured near the starting area of the final leg for the Volvo Ocean Race has had her leg amputated. The incident occurred prior to the start in Lorient, France on June 16, where the 40-meter maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 ran into a RIB under the authority of the ... Read More »