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Farr 40 Newcastle OD Trophy – Estate Master King of the Castle again Farr 40 Newcastle OD Trophy – Estate Master King of the Castle again Edake maintained second overall and third placed Exile on 25 points was the only boat to take a win off Estate Master. Jeff Carter’s Edake maintained second overall (17 points) after two final races and third placed Exile (Rob Reynolds) on 25 points was the only boat to take a win off Estate Master. by Lisa Ratcliff / Australian Farr 40 Media Posted today at 11:20 am Glamour Super Sunday at Festival of Sails 2017 Glamour Super Sunday at Festival of Sails 2017 A multitude of cruising divisions were sent on a medium distance race from inner Corio Bay to outer. In the Rating Series division 1, Nick Bartels’ Cookson 50 Terra Firma (VIC) is ahead on the pointscore and hoping for another light day to put more distance between him and his pedigreed challengers. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted today at 9:29 am 18ft Skiffs - De’Longhi takes faultless win in Race 2 of Australians 18ft Skiffs - De’Longhi takes faultless win in Race 2 of Australians Race 2 of the 18 Footers Australian Championship got away today in a nine knot east-nor-easter. Race 2 of the 18 Footers Australian Championship got away today in a nine knot east-nor-easter. The fleet was eager to get started with a number of boats over the line early. Simon Nearn, Grant Rollerson and Niall Kinch on De’Longhi won the start on the port end of the line and didn’t let up from there. by Kimberley Wilmot Posted today at 7:38 am Sailing crew from Darwin take second place in Passage Race at 2017 FoS Sailing crew from Darwin take second place in Passage Race at 2017 FoS Darwin sailor Peter Bracken has one less thing to worry about out on water at Festival of Sails this week – crocodiles. Darwin sailor Peter Bracken has one less thing to worry about out on the water at the Festival of Sails this week – crocodiles. by Jessica Gabites Posted today at 5:42 am New record at Mount Gay Round Barbados Race New record at Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Andy Budgen sailing Mach 2 foiling Intl Moth Nano Project completed 60nm Mount Gay Round Barbados Race at a record pace 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 minutes, 18 seconds, to established the Absolute Foiling Monohull record. He also broke his own personal record time from a few years ago when he sailed his VO70 Monster Project into the record books for the Absolute Monohull Record. by Sue Pelling Posted today at 2:28 am Manly 16' Skiff Club Race - Heat 3 Club Championships - Video Manly 16' Skiff Club Race - Heat 3 Club Championships - Video With the afternoon breeze fading to 12-15 knots, Bow Caddy spied the Manly 16’ skiffs getting ready for Heat 3 of the With the afternoon breeze fading to 12-15 knots, Bow Caddy spied the Manly 16 ’skiffs getting ready for Heat 3 of the Club Championships with the starting line in Manly Cove. We caught some of the action as the fleet straight lined the bottom mark with a few of the port tackers getting a nasty surprise from those approaching on a late starboard gybe. by Dale Lorimer - Bow Caddy Media Posted today at 12:50 am Day 77 – Ninety percent of Vendée Globe fleet now back in Atlantic Day 77 – Ninety percent of Vendée Globe fleet now back in Atlantic With Banque Populaire and Hugo Boss tied up to the dock in Les Sables d'Olonne sixteen skippers remain at sea today With Le Cléac'h's Banque Populaire and second-placed Alex Thomson's Hugo Boss tied up to the dock in Les Sables d'Olonne sixteen skippers remain at sea today – and fourteen of them are now in the Atlantic. by Vendée Globe Posted on 21 Jan Farr 40 OD Trophy - Newcastle throws up Day 1 challenges for Farr 40s Farr 40 OD Trophy - Newcastle throws up Day 1 challenges for Farr 40s Skipper of Estate Master Martin Hill/his tactician David Chapman used their big swell experience in a different class The skipper of Estate Master Martin Hill and his tactician David Chapman used their big swell experience in a different class to their advantage on the opening day of the Farr 40 Newcastle One Design Trophy. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 21 Jan Vendee Globe - Romain Attansio at the Horn Vendee Globe - Romain Attansio at the Horn Romain Attanasio rounded Cape Horn, the third of the legendary capes in the Vendée Globe at 2043hrs UTC on Friday Romain Attanasio (Famille Mary-Étamine du Lys) rounded Cape Horn, the third of the legendary capes in the Vendée Globe at 2043hrs UTC on Friday after 75 days 8 hours and 41 minutes of racing. Only Dutchman Pieter Heerema and Frenchman Sébastien Destremau are still sailing in the Pacific. by Vendee Globe Posted on 21 Jan Jules Verne Trophy - Long live the trade winds Jules Verne Trophy - Long live the trade winds The maxi-trimaran IDEC Sport should start to feel the effect of a NE’ly wind in the next few hours. Slowed down for the past 36 hours around the Equator in a large area of calms associated with the Doldrums, the maxi-trimaran IDEC Sport should start to feel the effect of a NE’ly wind in the next few hours. by IDEC Sport Sailing Posted on 21 Jan History repeats as Melbourne to Geelong Race kicks off 2017 FoS History repeats as Melbourne to Geelong Race kicks off 2017 FoS Line honours in the 174th Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race, the curtain opener to FoS, was a repeat of the 2016 finish Line honours in the 174th Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race, the curtain opener to the Festival of Sails, was a repeat of the 2016 finish with Geoff Boettcher’s TP52 Secret Mens Business (SA) the first monohull and Bare Essentials (VIC) the first multihull across the finish line. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 21 Jan Former Clipper Race skipper equals British record in Vendee Globe Former Clipper Race skipper equals British record in Vendee Globe Alex Thomson, has finished in second place after a thrilling fight to the finish to the Vendee Globe. The youngest skipper to win the Clipper Race, Alex Thomson, has finished in second place after a thrilling fight to the finish to the Vendee Globe. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 21 Jan Lisa Blair departing on her Antarctic circumnavigation attempt Lisa Blair departing on her Antarctic circumnavigation attempt Sydney-based sailor Lisa Blair will depart on her record breaking attempt to circumnavigate Antarctica on 22 January Sydney-based sailor Lisa Blair will depart on her record breaking attempt to circumnavigate Antarctica on Sunday 22 January 2017. by Tracey Whittaker Posted on 21 Jan Canfield returns as one of the favourites in World Match Racing Tour Canfield returns as one of the favourites in World Match Racing Tour Taylor Canfield and the US One team came into the 2016 season as the big favourites. Taylor Canfield and the US One team came into the 2016 season as the big favourites. They had won the majority of major M32 events in the previous season and spent more time in the boat than any other team and the expectations were great. by WMRT Posted on 20 Jan Le Cléac'h and Thomson revel in the Vendée Globe glory Le Cléac'h and Thomson revel in the Vendée Globe glory Armel Le Cléac'h and Alex Thomson were basking in the glory of becoming the solo round the world race's fastest sailors. Armel Le Cléac'h and second-placed Alex Thomson were today basking in the glory of becoming the solo round the world race's fastest ever sailors. Le Cléac'h and Thomson arrived in the race's home port of Les Sables d'Olonne in France just 16 hours apart after more than 27,000 nautical miles of racing over 74 days to claim the top two podium places. by Vendée Globe Posted on 20 Jan Jules Verne Trophy – New equator record for IDEC Sport Jules Verne Trophy – New equator record for IDEC Sport Francis Joyon, Sébastien Audigane, Clément Surtel, Gwénolé Gahinet, Alex and Bernard achieved the best performance ever Francis Joyon, Sébastien Audigane, Clément Surtel, Gwénolé Gahinet, Alex Pella and Bernard Stamm achieved the best performance ever for the stretch betweenUshant and the Equator after rounding the three capes (Good Hope, Leeuwin and the Horn) with a time of 35 days, four hours and 45 minutes. by IDEC Sport Sailing Posted on 20 Jan Alex Thomson takes the runner-up spot in the Vendée Globe Alex Thomson takes the runner-up spot in the Vendée Globe Thomson set out to become the first Brit ever to win the Vendée Globe but following an epic battle with French skipper. Thomson, 42, set out to become the first Brit ever to win the Vendée Globe but following an epic battle with French skipper Armel Le Cléac'h missed out on the top spot by just shy of 16 hours. The skipper of Hugo Boss crossed the finish line at 0737 UTC in a time of 74 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes and 15 seconds in one of the closest finishes ever in the race's 27-year history. by Vendée Globe Posted on 20 Jan St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – Tweaks and changes St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – Tweaks and changes Paul Miller, Racing Director for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta spoke about the tweaks and changes to the 37th edition Paul Miller, Racing Director for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, spoke about the tweaks and changes to the 37th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, including free entry for the Gill Commodore's Cup, sensational Beach Cat packages including very attractive shipping costs from Europe and a novel finale to the Caribbean's most popular regatta. by Louay Habib Posted on 20 Jan Star studded field at WMRT Swan River Match Cup Star studded field at WMRT Swan River Match Cup Out of the ten starting teams, the team that raises most eyebrows is the team behind Peter Burling, NZL. Out of the ten starting teams, who represent four different nations, the team that raises most eyebrows is the team behind Peter Burling, NZL. The Olympic gold medallist, World champion and Americas Cup sailor is bringing Glenn Ashby, Blair Tuke and Josh Junior with him to the bout. A team that would strike fear into many a team they go up against. by WMRT Posted on 20 Jan Alex Thomson finishes second in the Vendée Globe Alex Thomson finishes second in the Vendée Globe Thomson, 42, crossed the finish line of the race in Les Sables d'Olonne, today on his 60ft racing yacht Hugo Boss. Thomson, 42, crossed the finish line of the race in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, at 0737hrs UTC today on his 60ft racing yacht Hugo Boss. by Vendée Globe Posted on 20 Jan
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