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America’s Cup: A good day for women

America’s Cup: Women rule the waves for a day — with help from umpire’s call There are times when the impact of a historic event can’t be judged until a later date. The first all-female crew in the 144-year history of the America’s Cup opened the defense trials yesterday by …

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Tokyo 2020: The heat is on, literally

With just six months to go before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, time is short as nations and their athletes prepare for the conditions on Sagami Bay. And while the host is responsible for preparing the venue, it is compulsory for each sporting federation to manage the process. Alastair Fox is …

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Clipper Race: Put shrimp on the barbie

Day 19 – Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam has been first to complete Race 5 of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race, crossing the finish line at 09:23 (UTC) in The Whitsundays, Australia. Ha Long Bay,Viet Nam’s Skipper Josh Strickland reflects: “It’s been a real test for me …

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Delivery disasters after Sydney Hobart

While the 628nm Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race was relatively mild in 2019, the northerly delivery along Australia’s east coast has been anything but as three boats issued distress calls in just 30 minutes on January 5. At 3:10am, the 30-foot Jarkan-designed Gun Runner called for help when it was …

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America’s Cup: It’s always something

In preparing for the 36th America’s Cup, knowing how much wind the AC75 must compete in is the spoke of the wheel. In designing the boat, everything revolves around the match conditions, and these were to be finalized on December 20. While four boats have been launched without this information, …

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Clipper Race: Time will tell

Day 17 – There’s about 400 nautical miles to go until the first yacht of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race crosses the line of Race 5, with strategies to catch the best winds and avoid catching the East Australian Current continuing to unfold, and it will soon …

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