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Unseasonal Palma weather for Mediterranean season opener

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  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 ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race names new CEO

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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 ... Read More »

Dreams come true for some but shattered for others

47 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR, bay of Palma, Mallorca, Spain, takes
place from 25th March to 2nd April 2016. Qualifier event for the Rio 2016
Olympic Games. Almost 800 boats and over 1.000 sailors from to 65 nations
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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 ... Read More »

flying fifteen Mallorca

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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, ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

Justin Chisholm – 2016 Racing Season is GO

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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 ... Read More »

flying fifteen Mallorca

FF15

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 ... Read More »

Justin Chisholm – April 2016

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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 ... Read More »

Artemis Racing Launches Second Turbo

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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 ... Read More »

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