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Clipper Round the World Race day 12 - Teams face a tough night
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:28 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the latest weather front arrived pretty much as predicted, through the back of the fleet with winds gusting from 45 to 50 knots, occasionally reaching 70 knots plus, resulting in a very tough night for teams in the west of the pack. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Oman’s The Wave, Muscat extends lead in day 2
By Oman Sail,
4:08 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
It was an exhilarating day two of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 Florianopolis in Brasil yesterday for Oman’s champions The Wave, Muscat who extended their overall lead a further four points in increasingly wild and windy conditions that ultimately forced an end to sailing after just three races. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Biggest breeze pushes fleet to its limits
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
2:51 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
Big breeze and blistering speeds called for nerves of steel from the eight Extreme 40s on the first public day in Brazil, as they hurtled round the Florianópolis stadium racecourse in the biggest winds the fleet has raced in all season, which peaked at 35 knot gusts. ...
Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2013: Change is in the air
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Port Klang, Malaysia ,
2:06 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
‘The Raja Muda’ is Asia’s one-of-a-kind event, taking off on a 110nm coastal race from Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur) to Pulau Pangkor, then on to Penang where a day’s cans racing gets thrown into the mix before another passage race north to Langkawi and one last day’s inshore racing in the breathtaking environs of the archipelago that calls itself ‘The Jewel of Kedah’. ...
Mini Transat - Keeping the competition at bay
By Solene Rennuit, ,
9:00 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian) was determined that his position as leader of the fleet when the Douarnenez to Sada leg was cancelled would not be usurped. In conditions that are not particularly favorable to the hull shape of his prototype, the Italian navigator is keeping the competition at bay. ...
Extreme Sailing Series -
By Sarah Branson, ,
7:47 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
In Act 8 of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series, SAP Extreme Sailing Team co-skipper Jes Gram-Hansen described yesterday as the 'best racing of the year!' with rolling seas and overall testing conditions. Today, in Florianopolis the breeze cranked up yet another notch, and Race Director Phil Lawrence described it as 'right on the edge' in this mornings skipper briefing. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - L’autoroute du sud
By Transat Jacques Vabre, ,
6:35 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
Le plus dur est passé. Les équipages en Class40 commencent à souffler. Le vent et la mer se sont assagis, les grands spis sont ressortis, et à bord c’est le grand ménage. Devant, les Multi50 se grattent la tête pour entrer au mieux dans le Pot au Noir et s’en échapper au plus vite. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Edmond de Rothschild crosses the equator
By Kate Jennings, ,
6:07 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre, after the ordeal of the Doldrums, Sébastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier were the first to cross the equator on Thursday at 2035 GMT, after just seven days, eight hours and 35 minutes of racing from Le Havre; a spellbinding time in double-handed configuration and reminiscent of the record time sailed fully crewed. ...
Australia's Malcolm Page elected Chairman of ISAF Athletes' Commission
4:26 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
Australia's Malcolm Page has been named as the Chairman of the ISAF Athletes' Commission with Sarah Gosling (GBR) subsequently voted in as Vice-Chair. The ISAF Athletes' Commission met on Tuesday 12 November at the ISAF Annual Conference in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman and have been a presence at many of the ISAF Committee meetings. ...
ISAF Annual Conference - Decisions on Sailing World Cup and Rio 2016
By Daniel Smith,
4:20 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
The ISAF Council met at the ISAF Annual Conference on 15 November in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman with key decisions made on the future of the ISAF Sailing World Cup and the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. ...
ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy to Sweden's Göran Petersson
3:14 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
Göran Petersson (SWE) has been awarded the 2013 ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy which honours an individual for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing. First presented in 1988 in memory of Beppe Croce, the ISAF President from 1969 to 1986, Petersson was honoured during the 2013 ISAF Annual Conference in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Anticiper le Pot-au-Noir autant que possible
By Fanny Evenat, ,
2:46 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
Après s'être retrouvé piégé sous un nuage et avoir ainsi vu fondre son avance comme peau de chagrin tôt hier matin, Cheminées Poujoulat repart en chasse ce vendredi. Il progresse actuellement à la latitude du Cap-Vert et mise sur un débordement de l'archipel par l'ouest, tout comme Maitre Coq et Safran avec qui il est actuellement au coude à coude. ...
ISAF Annual Conference - President's report delivered in Muscat
2:20 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
ISAF President Carlo Croce delivered the President's Report earlier to the ISAF Council members at the 2013 ISAF Annual Conference in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Teams prepare for stronger winds
By Clipper Ventures,
12:48 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Clipper Yacht Race, day 11, otherwise known as the Kinjarling Cup, (Australian Noongar nation’s translation for ‘place of rain’) to Albany has seen another day of light winds in the Southern Ocean, allowing teams more time to catch their breath and take the best safety precautions as they are well aware the situation is due to change, potentially dramatically over the next 24 hours. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre: Oman Air-Musandam gains overnight on rival
By Oman Sail,
11:56 AM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Transat Jacques Vabre, positioning Oman Air-Musandam to the east of rival Edmond de Rothschild paid off overnight with a gain putting them just 70nms behind the leader doing 25 to 30 knots of boat speed in 20 knots of south easterly trades. The advance was short lived however as Edmond de Rothschild reached more wind than Oman’s flagship campaign this morning. ...
Star Sailors League Final - Poland representatives
By Star Sailors League, ,
8:52 AM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Star Sailors League Finals in Nassau-Bahamas, with Mateusz Kusznierewicz and Dominik Zycki, Poland will be one of the countries represented in the first edition that will take place from December third to eighth. ...
Extreme Sailing Series Florianopolis - Good start for Wave, Muscat
By Oman Sail,
4:36 AM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
It was a good solid start for defending champions The Wave, Muscat of Oman who top the leader board with a five point overall lead after eight fast and furious races on the opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 Florianopolis in Brazil yesterday (Thursday). ...
Extreme Sailing Series - 'Best racing of the year' delivered
By Extreme Sailing Series,
2:34 AM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
The opening day of Act 8 Florianópolis presented by Land Rover delivered the 'best racing of the year' according to Alinghi helmsman Morgan Larson and SAP Extreme Sailing Team skipper Jes Gram-Hansen. The final showdown of the 2013 Series began in style, and the South Brazilian city welcomed the eight elite level Extreme 40 teams with champagne sailing conditions. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - SAP Extreme Sailing Team get down to racing
By Sarah Branson, ,
10:35 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
At the final Act of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series, the SAP Extreme Sailing Team quickly acclimatized to the hot and breezy conditions in Florianópolis, Brazil, hitting the water this afternoon ready to secure race wins. ...
Mini Transat - 'Portuguese trade winds' are no walk in the park
By Solene Rennuit, ,
7:13 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
Mini Transat - Douarnenez to Pointe-a-Pitre. They say that the 'Portuguese trade winds' rarely herald a walk in the park, and the passage round Cape Finisterre and the descent along the coast of Galicia have done nothing to disprove this rule. Instead of the expected winds of 25 knots, the fleet has been confronted by a gale. With varying degrees of success ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - PRB to make technical stop
By Soazig Guého, ,
6:50 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre, as the Cape Verde Islands loom up in front of the IMOCA Open 60 fleet, which side to pass them is the key question today. It was confirmed late this afternoon that leaders PRB would make a technical stop in the island group to repair a rudder. ...
More elevation for the GC32s in 2014
By Sailing Intelligence, ,
6:16 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
Following a successful first season competing at regattas across Europe, The Great Cup’s GC32 catamarans are to receive a foil upgrade this winter, a change set to transform the twin-hulled speedsters into full foilers in above eight knots of wind. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre memories and preview from GryphonSolo2
By Joe Harris, ,
6:07 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
I have been watching the Transat Jacques Vabre race develop with interest and wanted to provide a quick update and further comparisons to the 2005 race. My focus will be on the Class 40's, who are mostly now solidly into the trade winds, with the leaders flying along at 14 knots in 25 knots of Northeasterly breeze. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Sans répit
By Transat Jacques Vabre, ,
5:54 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
Une semaine de course, et déjà des MOD70 en passe de franchir l’équateur, des Multi50 et des IMOCA en approche du Pot au Noir, et des Class40 qui déboulent à plus de 14 nœuds vers Madère. Entre la mer chaotique le long du Portugal, les grains vicieux et les calmes des alizés perturbés, et l’imprévisible Pot au Noir, les marins n’ont aucun répit. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Well needed recuperation
By Clipper Ventures PLC, ,
2:23 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the complicated, ever changing wind conditions in the Southern Ocean have reached a certain lull over the past 24 hours, dropping from up to 50 knots, down to ‘highs’ of just 10 knots. This has resulted in the entire fleet being ground down to a far more ‘pedestrian’ speed level, with some teams even finding themselves totally becalmed. ...
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