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Standing by for Jules Verne Trophy

The rules for the Jules Verne Trophy are simple – it is for the fastest time around the world by any type of yacht with no restrictions on the size of the crew, starting and finishing from the exact line between the Le Créac’h Lighthouse off the tip of Brittany …

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America’s Cup: Kiwis reveal race boat

The first images of Team New Zealand’s new America’s Cup boat have been captured before its official unveiling on November 19. This is the defender’s second boat, and while the rules allow for two-boat testing when their America’s Cup rivals race the challenger series, the Kiwis have indicated the resources …

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Vendée Globe: Thomson crosses Equator

The complicated weather patterns of the first week, not least the high proportion of upwind sailing and multiple frontal systems put paid to any hopes of the Vendée Globe’s 9 days 7 hours and 02 minutes passage record between Les Sables d’Olonne and the Equator being broken. Nevertheless it was …

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Attrition begins in Vendée Globe

Passing 250 miles west of the Cape Verde islands during last night Alex Thomson has the accelerator down on HUGO BOSS on the fast flight south trying to extend on the Vendée Globe rivals who are chasing him. After covering 500 miles in 24 hours, Thomas Ruyant on LinkedOut set …

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Drama over Fastnet Race course change

The 605-mile Rolex Fastnet Race is remarkable, not just for its dramatic history of horrific offshore fatality, but for its epic entry demands. Apparently a biennial trip around Fastnet rock in the north Atlantic is a necessary adventure. But a year ago this English race first held in 1925, known to …

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Spirit Yachts delivers first fully electric yacht

Spirit Yachts has successfully delivered its new 13.4m (44ft) Spirit 44CR (e) to her Canadian owner. Based on the Spirit cruiser racer (CR) design, the 44CR (e) was commissioned for an eco-conscious customer who set Spirit Yachts the goal of ‘near total energy self-sufficiency’. The ‘e’ denotes the yacht’s electric …

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