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Final night for Transatlantic Race leader

Day 11 – The finish line for the RORC Transatlantic Race expects the VO65 Childhood 1 to arrive tomorrow to win the IMA Trophy for Monohull Line Honours. The team led Skipper Bouwe Bekking has been fully lit up for the blast to the finish, registering a 24-hour run of …

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Clipper Race: Variety across the fleet

Day 15 – Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam has relinquished its windward position, and the lead, to Qingdao after completing the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint. The chasing pack prepares to enter the sprint and the westerly yachts struggle in lighter winds; it has been a varied 24 hours during …

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No consensus for Transatlantic Race

Day 9 – Whilst all of the competing yachts are south of the rhumb line in the 3,000nm RORC Transatlantic Race, there is over 900nm of latitudinal separation in the fleet. Jangada is furthest north and Childhood 1 furthest south. Childhood’s deep dive south has paid dividends to take the …

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The Luxury of Cashmere

Cashmere is a fibre obtained from cashmere goats or pashmina goats and other types of goat. It has been used to make yarn, textiles and clothing for hundreds of years. The word cashmere is an anglicisation of Kashmir. A number of countries produce cashmere and have improved processing techniques over the years. Each and every of our luxury throw is …

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America’s Cup: What the Brits are saying

British America’s Cup challenger INEOS TEAM UK is currently testing their first AC75 ‘Britannia’ from their base in Old Portsmouth, UK. Team CEO Grant Simmer, who has competed in eleven Cups and won it four times in various roles, offers some insight into the British campaign so far. What are the …

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Clipper Race: A day of thanks

Day 11 – The Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race teams have many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, on the racing front – a slight break in the tough squally conditions that they have been facing over the last 48hrs. Qingdao maintains its lead in Race 4 …

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Fourth largest fleet for Sydney Hobart

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) reports that the fourth-largest fleet in the history of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will take part in the 75th edition. “We are looking at 164 yachts on the start lines on Boxing Day,” Commodore Paul Billingham said. “It’s a great testimony to …

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Transatlantic Race: How far south to go?

 After five days into the RORC Transatlantic Race, the international fleet is experiencing shifty conditions with a light to moderate wind oscillating between nor’ east and east. All of the teams are south of the rhumb line but different strategies are producing a range of tactics along the 3,000nm course …

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