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Published: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:46:52 +0100

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Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show lures visitors to ASEAN’s marina hub

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:44:50 +0100

Organisers expect more than 2 billion baht (approx. US$60 million) of trade to be generated by the show while supporting the government's policy to make Thailand the “Marina Hub of ASEAN”   PATTAYA, Thailand – The sixth edition of ...



23 November, 2017 -- Leg 2, Day 19 Breeze coming on for leaders with Cape Town finish on the horizon The leading four boats will see winds near 25 knots on their final push to the finish in Cape Town, with an ETA of late afternoon (UTC) Friday... Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 17, Less than 1000nm to Cape Town and it's time to make the final big tactical decision onboard Turn the Tide on Plastic. 22 November, 2017 Sam Greenfield/Volvo Ocean Race Download Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 18, on board MAPFRE, Blair Tuke stearing. 22 November, 2017 Ugo Fonolla/Volvo Ocean Race Download Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 03, on board Vestas 11th Hour. sail repair down below after an heavy night. 07 November, 2017. Martin Keruzore/Volvo Ocean Race Download Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 19, on board AkzoNobel. Brad Farrand on the helm heading towards some cold looking clouds. 23 November, 2017. James Blake/Volvo Ocean Race Download Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, Day 19 Luke Parkinson in the nav station on board Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag. 23 November, 2017. Konrad Frost/Volvo Ocean Race Download Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 19, morning on board Dongfeng. Photo by Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race. 23 November, 2017. Download Vestas 11th Hour Racing and Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag opted to deploy stealth mode on Thursday as the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race reaches its climax. With less than 500 nautical miles to go to the Cape Town finish line, both teams chose to hide their positions for 24 hours in one last tactical bid to shake up the standings. Spanish team MAPFRE continue to lead the seven-strong fleet with a 33-mile buffer over second-placed Dongfeng Race Team at 1300 UTC on Thursday. With potentially only another 24 hours at sea left for the frontrunners, the action at the head of the fleet is heating up; only 37 miles separate the top three but the chasing pair are running out of time to overhaul the Spanish leader. Although the leg is coming to a close it is by no means over – and the approach to Cape Town is notoriously tricky. Between their current position and the finish line is a vein of strong winds near 25 knots, but the final miles to the finish could be painstakingly light. The American skipper of Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Charlie Enright, chose to celebrate Thanksgiving by going stealth at 11.29 UTC, a move that suggests they are planning an assault on MAPFRE and Dongfeng in a bid to make it two wins from two legs. “We're pushing hard wherever we can,” said crewmember Jena Mai Hansen. “Dongfeng are not far from us, and MAPFRE are 30 miles on our bow. We're all looking at each other seeing who's going to do something different.” After falling off the back of the easterly-moving cold front Team Brunel have slipped back to 80 miles behind MAPFRE. It's not where Bouwe Bekking's Dutch-flagged crew want to be – but they haven't given up on a podium spot just yet. “The pecking order may already be established but we're going to do our best to see if we can change that,” navigator Andrew Cape said. “The problem is it's a 'rich get richer' situation. However it can get tricky right at the end, especially around Table Mountain, and we're not giving up hope.” Around 250 miles behind Brunel a different game was playing out as team AkzoNobel, Turn the Tide on Plastic and Scallywag battle it out for fifth. All three were swallowed up by the lighter airs left behind when the cold front passed, leaving them with a massive decision to make – whether to push on directly towards Cape Town or dive south in search of more breeze. Akzonobel and Turn the Tide on Plastic chose the latter. As for Scallywag, their choice will only become clear when they reappear on the tracker tomorrow. Prior to going into stealth mode, skipper Dave Witt explained their predicament. “We're in an extremely difficult situation, which looks like a lose-lose for us either way,” he said. "It's a little bit heartbreaking when we worked so hard to get back from nowhere to here, and now we end up handicapped because of it. I feel like I'm beating my head against a brick wall.” Sitting at the nav station looking over their options, Scallywag navigator Steve Hayles said: “It's honestly the most complicated thing I think I've seen.” After more than 6,500 miles of intense ocean racing, Leg 2 could be decided by in the final 500 miles. The current ETA for the leading boats is late afternoon UTC on Friday. Leg 2 – Position Report – Thursday 23 November (Day 19) – 13:00 UTC 1. MAPFRE -- distance to finish – 437.6 nautical miles 2. Dongfeng Race Team +33.6 3. Vestas 11th Hour Racing – Stealth Mode (in 3rd place at last known position) 4. Team Brunel +88.4 5. Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag – Stealth Mode (in 5th place at last know position) 6. team AkzoNobel +345.0 7. Turn the Tide on Plastic +345.4 Share Contacts For more on the Volvo Ocean Race, visit our website: www.volvooceanrace.com Media information Go to our Media Hub Download the Media Kit For more information please contact: press@volvooceanrace.com Images High resolution images can be downloaded from our Image Library. For assistance contact the Picture Desk: images@volvooceanrace.com. Broadcast For video inquiries, please contact: television@volvooceanrace.com For video from the previous race, please visit The Broadcast Room Embeds - All videos on our official YouTube channel are available for embed. About the Volvo Ocean Race The Volvo Ocean Race is sailing’s iconic race around the world and the ultimate test of a team in professional sport. More than 2,000 sailors have taken part in 12 previous editions dating back to 1973, when the race began life as the Whitbread Round the World Race. The 2017-18 edition started from Alicante, Spain on 22 October and will finish in The Hague, Netherlands in June 2018. The race course covers 11 legs over 45,000 nautical miles – or more than 83,000 kilometres – and takes in 12 major cities on six continents. Volvo Ocean Race S.L.U. Registered Office: Muelle N° 10 de Levante, Puerto de Alicante, 03001 Alicante, Spain. Registered in Spain No.: B54460910. This email and any files transmitted are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed. If you have received this email in error, please notify webmaster@volvooceanrace.com. This message was intended for: cathy@bymnews.com If you wish to unsubscribe, please click here

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:40:24 +0100

23 November, 2017 -- Leg 2, Day 19 23 November, 2017 -- Leg 2, Day 19 Breeze coming on for leaders with Cape Town finish on the horizon The leading four boats will see winds near 25 knots on ...



It’s down to the wire in the Extreme Sailing Series™ as Los Cabos prepares to host the 2017 showdown

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:37:46 +0100

  View this email in your browser   It’s down to the wire in the Extreme Sailing Series™ as Los Cabos prepares to host the 2017 showdown      23/11/17 In a week's time the stunning Mexican municipality of ...



Oman Oman Formula Kite World Championships

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:21:50 +0100

    Thursday, November 23, 2017 Intense clashes as racers push for Medal Series at Oman Formula Kite World Championships   Download Competition at the Formula Kite World Championships in Oman saw the stakes raised as the leading racers ...



UKAnnouncing 2018 HP30 Class Limits

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:17:26 +0100

At the HP30 Class working group meeting on Monday 20th November, it was agreed by the owners of the existing fleet that the HP30 Class rule would be amended very slightly, to coalesce the maximum length of high performance ...



UK Influence Sports & Media appointed for 36th Americas Cup

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:17:30 +0100

  London, 22nd November 2017 - Influence Sports & Media is pleased to announce its appointment by Emirates Team New Zealand as the exclusive commercial agency to assist in its Defence of the 36th America’s Cup. The international sports marketing agency, ...



Tight racing at Formula Kite World Championships Oman as France’s Nico Parlier asserts dominance

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:39:51 +0100

  If you have problems to view this message, click here         Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Tight racing at Formula Kite World Championships Oman as France’s Nico Parlier asserts dominance   Download With the top fleet ...



EVO YACHTS FRANCE MAKES ITS DEBUT AT THE PARIS BOAT SHOW AND APPOINTS A NEW OFFICIAL DEALER FOR FRANCE AND CORSICA

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:31:44 +0100

  EVO YACHTS FRANCE MAKES ITS DEBUT AT THE PARIS BOAT SHOW AND APPOINTS A NEW OFFICIAL DEALER FOR FRANCE AND CORSICA   Evo Yachts will be landing in the French capital to take part for the first time ...



KITING IN OMAN

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:10:08 +0100

Oman is an increasingly popular kiteboarding destination. Thanks to near-perfect wind and sea conditions the Sultanate has quickly obtained a ‘must-visit’ status within the ever-growing global kiting community. Popular kite spots – ranging from sheltered lagoons to spectacular wave ...



18ft Skiffs on Sydney Harbour

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:03:17 +0100

Spring Championship, Race 7 (Final) Sunday, 19 November 2017 Sydney Harbour   The Triple M team won today's race on Sydney Harbour, but it was the Panasonic Lumix team who took out the inaugural Australian 18 Footers League Spring ...



Clipper Round the World Race

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:59:50 +0100

Sunday, 19 November 2017 Racing has taken a back seat over the past 24 hours for the Clipper Race fleet following the tragedy on board CV30 (GREAT Britain) yesterday.Speaking on the loss of round the world crew member Simon Speirs, Sanya ...



Volvo Ocean Race: team AkzoNobel, Leg 2 Week 2 in review

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:58:26 +0100

  In brief: – Experimental sail combinations fix boat speed issue – Salter tries breakaway corner-cutting move to reel in leaders – Seventh place on Sunday November 19 with 2,000 nautical miles (3,700 kilometers) to go to Cape Town ...



Clipper Round the World Race

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:46:56 +0100

 Racing has taken a back seat over the past 24 hours for the Clipper Race fleet following the tragedy on board CV30 (GREAT Britain) yesterday.Speaking on the loss of round the world crew member Simon Speirs, Sanya Serenity Coast Skipper ...



Second yacht rescue underway

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:06:36 +0100

    A rescue operation is underway for a second yacht in distress north of New Zealand. The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is in contact with a Norwegian yachtsman whose damaged yacht, Ilanga, is in 50 knot winds and ...



Fit to be Tied at Palma Melges 40 Grand Prix

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:02:16 +0100

A challenging and exciting Day Three in Palma keeps Rombelli in the lead, Ishida ties it up on the scoreboard (17 November 2017 / Palma de Mallorca, Spain) - Day three in Palma was, to say the least, the ...



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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0100

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The yachtsman is moving and seems unharmed but has not been able to radio the C-130.

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:52:37 +0100

    Kiwi yachtsman found in life-raft 18 November 2017      A New Zealand yachtsman has been found in a life raft 90 nautical miles east of Norfolk Island.   Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand has been coordinating ...



Issue 125 - November 17, 2017 10 Reasons to Support Team Antigua and more yachting news.

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:45:57 +0100

Issue 125 - November 17, 2017 10 Reasons to Support Team Antigua and more yachting news. View this email in your browser     Photo: Team Antigua arriving in the BVI after a training row from Antigua. This month ...



From: Peta Stuart-Hunt | Sail Aid UK Founding Trustee

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:40:00 +0100

Subject: Sail Aid UK News: Fundraising Dinner total released by Sail Aid UK Date: 14 November 2017 at 15:47:12 GMT To: peta@prworksuk.com Reply-To: peta@prworksuk.com   The Trustees of Sail Aid UK, the organisation that is uniting the UK sailing ...



Maxi Class News

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:05:20 +0100

Maxi class news International Maxi Association press release issued on 15 November 2017 - 2018 IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge starts with a breezy 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race - Maxis to rejoin Rolex Capri Sailing Week in 2018 ...



Volvo Ocean Race - Weekly Race Summary, week 5

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:56:50 +0100

15 November 2017 VIDEO Alert: Volvo Ocean Race - Weekly Race Summary, week 5 Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 07, sunset showers on board Dongfeng. Photo by Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race. 11 November, 2017. Download   WEEKLY ...



Vote for us: A life at sea with Oman Air's Phil Robertson

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:41:02 +0100

  View this email in your browser   Vote for us: A life at sea with Oman Air's Phil Robertson   Watch the Extreme Sailing Series™ entry in the 2017 Mirabaud Sailing Video Award, A life at sea with Oman ...



Abell Point awarded Queensland’s Major Tourism Attraction

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:29:23 +0100

  RS Aero End of Seasons - Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire, UK Saturday 11th November by the RS Aero UK Class Association   An unexpected trip to the seaside!   Many thanks to Lee-on-Solent SC and all their wonderful volunteers who stepped ...



Melges 24 Stories: TAKI 4 Atop The Wave

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:11:27 +0100

  Step by step Italian team TAKI 4 has been printing their footsteps in the history of Melges 24 class.            Melges 24 Stories:  TAKI 4 Atop The Wave   TAKI 4 ITA778 team at the 2016 ...



Sodebo Ultim’ smashes record to win Transat Jacques Vabre

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:52:00 +0100

Flash 13 Nov 2017 ● D+7       Thomas Colville and Jean-Luc Nélias on their maxi trimaran, Sodebo Ultim’ have won the Ultime class of the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre after crossing the finish line ...



Grenada crests the ocean wave, signing four-year contract with Royal Ocean Racing Club and Camper & Nicholsons

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:13:30 +0100

    Pure Grenada to host the finish of RORC Transatlantic Race until 2020   L to R: Francine Stewart, Marketing Manager, Grenada Tourism Authority; Eddie Warden Owen, Chief Executive, Royal Ocean Racing Club; Patricia Maher, CEO, Grenada Tourism Authority and ...



Event: Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta January 2 – 9 hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (NSW) & Southport Yacht Club (QLD)

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:04:58 +0100

Blink and you might miss the entry cut-off Entries close on December 1 for the Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta and so far a healthy international fleet of 25 yachts ranging in size and concentrated in the 40-50ft ...



Accreditation for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 is now open. All applications must be received by Friday, 15 December 2017.

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:48:25 +0100

In a slight change to previous years we ask you click the link below and fill in details online in Google Forms. The process should not take more than a few minutes. Please take careful note of the terms ...



Gitana Team: The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, second in her first major transatlantic race!

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:46:07 +0100

Download   Monday, November 13, 2017 Press Release n°170 The Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 delivered its verdict this Monday 13 November in the early hours of the morning (local time) in All Saints’ Bay. The top-flight duel, which saw ...



CYCA Blue Water Pointscore Race 4 – G.O. overall winner as Black Jack powers across the line first

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:44:57 +0100

    Just months after purchasing the boat, Zoe Taylor’s Cookson 12, G.O., took the win in Race 4 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s prestigious Blue Water Pointscore – the Cabbage Tree Island Race - topping IRC, ORCI ...