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Vendée Globe: The western threat

At the same time as Alex Thomson euphorically announced this morning that ‘the BOSS is Back’ after the British skipper completed four days and nights of structural repairs to the inside of the bow of HUGO BOSS, his French rival, second placed Thomas Ruyant and his team are deciding what …

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America’s Cup: A difference of opinion

America’s Cup teams have been warned they face “substantial penalties” for coordinated practice after a concerned Team New Zealand took the issue to the arbitration panel. With all four teams now fine-tuning their second generation boats on the Waitemata Harbour, the prospect of syndicates working together to gauge speeds and set-ups …

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ORC/IRC World Championship 2022 to be in Italy

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) will hold the next biennial ORC/IRC World Championship in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy. Dates for the event are to be June 18-26, 2022. The event will be the second World Championship held …

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Vendée Globe: Waiting for the sleighride

Life is not getting any easier for Charlie Dalin, the Vendée Globe leader, as he is still struggling in light breezes as he tries to wriggle free from the sticky clutches of the Saint Helena high pressure which now spans most of the South Atlantic. In the last 24 hours …

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Heesen 80-metre Project Cosmos in LEGO

At Heesen we love challenges. While we are busy building one of the world’s largest and fastest full-aluminium motor yachts – 80-metre Project Cosmos – we wondered if it would be possible to recreate her using LEGO® bricks. Since our engineers and craftsmen are more used to dealing with lightweight …

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Northern Light Composites is nominated for the World Sailing 11hr Hour Racing Sustainability Award

The recyclable boats by Northern Light Composites, just awarded at the Genoa Boat Show, reach the international audience and are one of the protagonists of the award that World Sailing, the International Sailing Federation, together with the foundation 11th Hour Racing, assigns annually to the marine-focused sustainability initiatives. The innovative …

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Optimism strong for RORC Caribbean 600

While raucous celebration come New Year’s Eve is unlikely, there is hope for 2021 to help erase the memory of the pandemic in 2020. However, the reality is health concerns won’t be eliminated until the spread of the illness slows, and that’s not happening without divine intervention and/or a well-received …

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SailGP: Bermuda welcomes payday

When the second season of the SailGP global championship gets underway in 2021, the pursuit of the one million dollar prize will begin in Bermuda. While the schedule originally had the high flying F50 catamarans competing in San Francisco, the league’s concern about COVID-19 has shifted the opener to a safer …

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