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Podium hunting in Transat Jacques Vabre

Day 12 – Charal has lost 264 miles in the Doldrums over the last two days to the new leader Apivia, in the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre, the 4,350-mile biennial double-handed race from Le Havre, France to Salvador de Bahia. Apivia, which crossed the Equator at 16:00 …

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Sailing charters up in the US Virgin Islands

Three of the USVI’s biggest charter fleets are reporting increased bookings While the Caribbean is recovering from two years of severe hurricane seasons, the demand for sailing charters in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) is growing, and so are the fleets destined to accommodate it. Hurricanes Irma and Maria – …

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Schooling for 11th Hour Racing Team

Having entered The Ocean Race 2021-22 in the IMOCA 60 Class, American Charlie Enright and his 11th Hour Racing Team is learning how to sail this offshore flyer in the doublehanded 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre. He’s got the boat formerly named Hugo Boss that made its debut at the 2015 race, and …

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IMOCA shuffle in Transat Jacques Vabre

Day 11 – What was believed to be an easy Doldrums crossing for the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre, that’s not what Jérémie Beyou and Christopher Pratt are finding on their IMOCA Charal after watching their 100nm lead turn into a 50nm deficit to Apivia after less than …

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Clipper Race: Restlessness in routing

Day 14 – The third race of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race is providing great sailing conditions with Qingdao currently leading, followed by Punta del Este second, and Imagine your Korea in third having emerged from Stealth Mode yesterday evening. This race was always destined to be …

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Les Voiles de St Tropez

The festivities of Les Voiles de St Tropez are unrivalled. This end of season finale continues to grow in duration and carnival like atmosphere.  But It was a tough week for the race committee in St Tropez this year. Far too much or far too little wind.  Faced with the …

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