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Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:20:36 +0100

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The World Sailing Show - February 2017

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:23:32 +0100

  - A staggering new world record - New talent on the Youth Worlds podium - Beyond help aboard a broken boat - Vendée Globe takes its toll - 60 seconds with the president - Sydney to Hobart – Another ...



Foiling Moth takes line honours and establishes new record at Mount Gay Round Barbados Race

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:09:51 +0100

Light but thrilling 60nm sprint around Barbados Bridgetown, Barbados (21 January, 2017): Andy Budgen sailing his Mach 2 foiling International Moth Nano Project completed the 60nm Mount Gay Round Barbados Race at a record pace of 4 hours, 23 ...



About the early years the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:19:14 +0100

The first recorded race round Barbados was in 1936 when five trading schooners (Sea Fox, Mona Marie, Marion B Wolfe, Lucille Smith and Rhode Island) took up the challenge. Sea Fox (Captain Lou Kenedy) was the overall winner with ...



Countdown to Mount Gay Round Barbados Race

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:16:17 +0100

14 records up for grabs in event’s signature 60nm sprint around BarbadosBridgetown, Barbados (20 January, 2017): Following on from the hugely successful Coastal Series over the last three days, competitors at the Mount Gay Round Barbados Regatta, organised by ...



As the Vendée Globe entered its 77th day

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:04:22 +0100

 65-year-old No Way Back skipper Heerema, the second-oldest in the fleet after 66-year-old Rich Wilson, admitted to struggling with the enormity of the race. “To be really honest, I'm really fed up,” Heerema told Vendée Globe HQ today. “I've ...



The closest three way battle in the history of the race

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:01:13 +0100

Sunday 22 January 2017, 08h28 At some 225 miles or so still to sail to finish his first Vendee Globe this morning Jérémie Beyou (Maitre CoQ) can start to feel assured that third place should be his even if ...



Ninety percent of Vendée Globe fleet now back in Atlantic

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:56:12 +0100

As the dust settles on an historic Vendée Globe victory for French sailor Armel Le Cléac'h, the majority of the remaining skippers are now on the final 'leg' to the finish line. With Le Cléac'h's Banque Populaire and second-placed ...



Countdown to Mount Gay Round Barbados Race

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:50:53 +0100

14 records up for grabs in event’s signature 60nm sprint around Barbados Bridgetown, Barbados (20 January, 2017): Following on from the hugely successful Coastal Series over the last three days, competitors at the Mount Gay Round Barbados Regatta, organised ...



Vendee Globe The closest three way battle in the history of the race

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:34:34 +0100

At some 225 miles or so still to sail to finish his first Vendee Globe this morning Jérémie Beyou (Maitre CoQ) can start to feel assured that third place should be his even if his progress is painfully slow ...



Quantum Key West Race Week - Key West

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:27:45 +0100

 52 Super Series 2017 Quantum Key West Race Week - Key West, Florida, January 15 – 20 52 SUPER SERIES Miami Royal Cup - Miami, Florida, March 6 – 11 Rolex TP52 World Championship 2017 -Scarlino, YCS, May 15 – 20 ...



Azzurra looks towards the 52 Super Series in March in Miami

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:14:52 +0100

The conclusion of the races in Key West was worse than expected for Azzurra but her team is looking towards the second event in the USA, in March in Miami, with confidence before getting ready to head back to ...



Hugo Boss crosses the finish line Credit: Mark Lloyd/courtesy of Alex Thomson Racing

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:22:28 +0100

 Alex Thomson finishes Vendee Globe 2016/2017 in close second place powered by Doyle STRATIS 21 January 2017 What a sailor, what a race. In the fastest Vendee Globe in history, after 74 days at sea Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss has taken ...



Jamaica Tourist Board Announced as Gold Level Sponsor of 33rd Biennial Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:06:01 +0100

  Pineapple Cup Competitor, Wizard, Breaks Monohull Record at Last Week’s Fort Lauderdale-Key West Race Montego Bay, Jamaica (January 19, 2017) – The Montego Bay Yacht Club is delighted to announce that Jamaica Sport, a division of the Jamaica ...



Thomson claims second in historic Vendée Globe race

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:03:09 +0100

Friday 20 January 2017, 09h34 British yachtsman Alex Thomson today took the runner-up spot in the Vendée Globe to become the solo round-the-world race's second-fastest sailor ever. Alex Thomson finishes second Thomson, 42, set out to become the first ...



Quantum Key West Race Week reels off 3 races in fading winds

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:22:25 +0100

  The Mount Gay Rum Boat of the Day was awarded to J.D. Hill's (Houston, TX) Second Star (J/122) in the ORC Class. Competing in his first Quantum Key West Race Week, Hill's crew won today's first two races and finished tied ...



Vendee Globe: Thomson revealed his battling problems

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:55:44 +0100

Thomson revealed that for several days now he has been battling problems with the wind instruments on his cutting-edge 60ft race boat Hugo Boss, which in turn have prevented the yacht's autopilot from working properly. In spite of knocking ...



Vendée Globe Finish expected at around 1530hrs UTC

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:16:40 +0100

Pushed along by a steady, but cold easterly flow, Armel Le Cléac’h was just 48 miles from the Nouch S buoy and the finish line for the Vendée Globe at 1100hrs UTC. Averaging around twelve knots fifteen miles or ...



Vendée Globe:Le Cléac'h closes in on Vendée Globe finish line

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:19:20 +0100

Thursday 19 January 2017, 06h49 French sailor Armel Le Cléac'h has one hand on the Vendée Globe trophy this morning as he bears down on the finish line in Les Sables d'Olonne, France. At the latest position update Le ...



Vendée Globe: Passing the traffic separation scheme Thursday 19 January 2017, 11h12

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:25:40 +0100

Those of you who have been paying close attention to the tracker may be wondering about the route taken by Armel Le Cléac’h off the tip of Brittany in the Ushant separation scheme. Christophe Gaumont, President of the Race ...



Vendée Globe victory 24 hours from Le Cléac'h's grasp

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:25:56 +0100

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 16h15 British sailor Alex Thomson today conceded that his chances of overhauling Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h on the home strait were slim, despite narrowing the gap to just 35 miles. In the last ...



Vendée Globe victory 24 hours from Le Cléac'h's grasp

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:24:11 +0100

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 16h15 British sailor Alex Thomson today conceded that his chances of overhauling Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h on the home strait were slim, despite narrowing the gap to just 35 miles. In the last ...



Thomson running out of time in sprint to Vendée Globe finish

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:21:15 +0100

Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h has an advantage of just 69 miles on second-placed Alex Thomson as the solo round the world race enters its final 500 miles. After an action-packed 73 days the pair were practically neck ...



Vendee Globe: Why do the two leaders have to sail all the way to Great Britain?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:11:36 +0100

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 16h09 The shortest route is not always the most direct one. That is the case for Banque Populaire VIII and Hugo Boss who are going to tack close to the Scilly Isles before crossing the ...



One tack holds key to Vendée Globe glory

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:07:35 +0100

With less than 40 miles separating Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h from second-placed Alex Thomson this morning and under 400 nautical miles left to the finish line, victory in the solo round the world race now comes down ...



Team Tilt to represent Switzerland in America’s Cup

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:53:30 +0100

  Team Tilt Sailing - Newsletter It’s official: Team Tilt has been selected to represent Switzerland at the next Red Bull Youth America’s Cup! Great news for the young sailors who have been training for months and for the team ...



Vendée Globe Amedeo leads quartet round Cape Horn

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:12:14 +0100

11th Vendée Globe skipper in the Atlantic. French skipper Fabrice Amedeo achieved one of his life goals early this morning by passing Cape Horn for the first time. The 38-year-old Parisian journalist-turned-solo sailor rounded Cape Horn on the southernmost ...



The 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week opens tomorrow

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:11:34 +0100

  Old acquaintances and new friendships will be joined at the venerable regatta The 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week begins tomorrow with a weather forecast calling for winds of 15 to 20 knots with gusts possibly as ...



Vendee Globe

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:02:05 +0100

Although officially out of the race, O'Coineen says he aims to complete the circumnavigation that cruelly ended when his boat distasted south of New Zealand on New Year's Day. Just over two weeks later and the 61-year-old Dubliner has ...



The 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week opens tomorrow

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:55:16 +0100

Old acquaintances and new friendships will be joined at the venerable regatta KEY WEST, Fla. -- The 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week begins tomorrow with a weather forecast calling for winds of 15 to 20 knots with ...



Vendee Globe: Amedeo leads quartet round Cape Horn

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:47:58 +0100

Monday 16 January 2017, 06h56 French skipper Fabrice Amedeo achieved one of his life goals early this morning by passing Cape Horn for the first time. The 38-year-old Parisian journalist-turned-solo sailor rounded Cape Horn on the southernmost tip of ...