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Giovanni Soldini and team completed RORC Transatlantic Race Giovanni Soldini and team completed RORC Transatlantic Race At exactly 20h 54’ 23” GMT (16.54 local time) on Saturday, 3 December, Maserati Multi70 sailed across the finish-line At exactly 20h 54’ 23” GMT (16.54 local time) on Saturday, 3 December, Maserati Multi70 sailed across the finish-line, just off Camper and Nicholsons’ Port Louis Marina on Grenada, to complete her first ocean race in a time of seven days, eight hours, 44 minutes and 23 seconds. by maserati.soldini.it Posted today at 2:52 pm RORC Transatlantic Race – Day 9 – Grenadian welcome for Maserati RORC Transatlantic Race – Day 9 – Grenadian welcome for Maserati Maserati crossed the finish line on Saturday, completing their first ocean race in seven days, eight hours, 44m, 23s The Italian MOD70, Maserati has finished the race; Phaedo3 has been declared the winner of the Multihull Trophy and Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard is on the hunt for the monohull record. by Louay Habib Posted today at 12:39 pm European domination on foils at Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton Race European domination on foils at Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton Race Nico completed the 19km crossing from Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, Fremantle in just 19 minutes and three seconds. Nico completed the 19km crossing from Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, Fremantle in just 19 minutes and three seconds, shaving more than three minutes off Englishman Olly Bridge’s previous record. by Janine Pittaway Posted today at 12:17 pm 18ft Skiffs Yandoo Trophy – Ward, Marshall and West win first race 18ft Skiffs Yandoo Trophy – Ward, Marshall and West win first race Young team had to withstand huge pressure from the fleet’s top crews before crossing the finish line with 40s to spare. Following last week’s brilliant performance with a brand new number one rig, Appliancesonline.com.au (David Witt, Tom Anderson, Tom Clout) again showed the skiff to be a major threat in the upcoming championships with a great second placing. by Frank Quealey Posted today at 10:24 am Vendee Globe – Kojiro Shiraishi on Spirit of Yukoh forced to retire Vendee Globe – Kojiro Shiraishi on Spirit of Yukoh forced to retire At 0240 UTC on Sunday, Kojiro, Skipper of Spirit of Yukoh contacted his shore team to tell them that he had dismasted. At 0240 UTC on Sunday December 4th, Kojiro Shiraishi, Skipper of Spirit of Yukoh contacted his shore team to tell them that he had dismasted. The boat Spirit of Yukoh was sailing in a moderate breeze (20 knots). Kojiro inside of the boat heard the sound of the mast breaking at around 0230 UTC. by Vendee Globe Posted today at 10:11 am Melges 24 World Championship –Day 5– Embarr and Taki crowned champions Melges 24 World Championship –Day 5– Embarr and Taki crowned champions The crew has shown an extreme solidity and constancy, fascinating everybody for its asset and conduction of the boat The crew has shown an extreme solidity and constancy all through the races, fascinating everybody for its asset and conduction of the boat in the downwind legs, that allowed them to take out amazing recoveries also when the starts hadn't been so good. Important it is to have a closely knit crew to succeed in events of such an importance by IM24CA Posted today at 9:42 am Meet the 2017-18 crew - Mike Kidwell Meet the 2017-18 crew - Mike Kidwell It’s nine months before the start of the race so I suppose it’s not dissimilar to waiting for a baby – both can be wet “It’s nine months before the start of the race so I suppose it’s not dissimilar to waiting for a baby – both can be wet, cold and miserable, but equally fun, warm and enjoyable!” says Mike Kidwell, a 63-year-old Business Developer from Queensland who is taking part in the full circumnavigation in the 2017-18 edition of the race. by Clipper Round the World Posted today at 7:39 am Vendee Globe - Spirit of Yukoh has dismasted Vendee Globe - Spirit of Yukoh has dismasted Kojiro Shiraishi informed everyone at 0230 UTC today (Sunday) that his mast had broken above attachment for small jib. Kojiro Shiraishi informed everyone at 0230 UTC today (Sunday) that his mast had broken above the attachment for the small jib. The Japanese sailor is not in danger and is busy trying to set up a jury rig. Kojiro is fine and in contact with his shore team to judge the extent of the damage and to determine whether it is possible to continue the race. He is safely heading for Cape Town. by Vendee Globe Posted today at 5:49 am SSL Finals - Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih victorious in Nassau SSL Finals - Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih victorious in Nassau Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih (USA) have won the SSL Finals 2016 and a lion share of the $200,000 Prize Purse. Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih (USA) have won the SSL Finals 2016 and a lion share of the $200,000 Prize Purse. In a dramatic final day, the American pair came with a whisker of being eliminated in the Semi Final and a highly competitive final race, saw three different teams take the lead in an epic display of sensational racing in the tactically challenging Montagu Bay, Nassau, Bahamas. by Star Sailors League Posted today at 5:02 am WIM Series - Groeneveld and Roble leading their semis WIM Series - Groeneveld and Roble leading their semis Saturday in Carlos Aguilar Match Race, fifth and final event of 2016 WIM Series, offered some really exciting racing. Saturday in the Carlos Aguilar Match Race, the fifth and final event of the 2016 WIM Series, offered some really exciting racing. Within arm’s reach of the Charlotte Amalie shoreline, the world-class crews threw around their boats in breath-taking manoeuvres. Not only were the quarterfinals decided, but two matches in each semi-final were also run. by WIM Series Posted today at 4:26 am Chinese Whisper wins Bird Island Race for a second year Chinese Whisper wins Bird Island Race for a second year A year ago Rupert Henry’s Chinese Whisper and Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban finished top two respectively in Bird Island Race A year ago Rupert Henry’s Chinese Whisper and Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban finished top two respectively in the 85 nautical mile Bird Island Race – and the two have mirrored that result this weekend, cementing their places among favourites for the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. by Di Pearson Posted today at 3:50 am The Bridge – The Queen Mary – Essence of historical transatlantic race The Bridge – The Queen Mary – Essence of historical transatlantic race The Bridge has invited the Queen Mary 2 to take part in an ocean challenge in a race against a fleet of giant trimarans On 2nd December, the press conference for the official launch of The Bridge was held in the prestigious setting of the Salle Turenne at the Hôtel des Invalides. The Bridge, a unique, festive, maritime, cultural and popular event, will take place from June 15th until the beginning of July 2017, in Nantes, Saint-Nazaire and New York. by The Bridge Posted on 3 Dec Iain Jensen wins MS Amlin 'Dash for Cash' Iain Jensen wins MS Amlin 'Dash for Cash' Some crashes were spectacular, with the skipper being launched from the boat in a cloud of spray. Jensen is the longtime crew for Nathan Outteridge, the helmsman for Artemis Racing. As a team they won the Olympic Gold medal in the 49er Class at the 2012 London Olympics. by RBYC Media Posted on 3 Dec Tour de France à la voile to celebrate its 40th edition in 2017 Tour de France à la voile to celebrate its 40th edition in 2017 Eight classes have served on the TFV since 1978, always based on the same principle : one-design. French sailing legends like Eric Tabarly, Michel Desjoyeaux, Jean-Pierre Dick, and more recently Franck Cammas, François Gabart, Armel Le Cléac’h and Loïck Peyron have all played a role in the history of this race, that became one of the biggest summer sporting events. by A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile Posted on 3 Dec RORC Transatlantic Race – Maserati Multi70 now 142 miles from Grenada RORC Transatlantic Race – Maserati Multi70 now 142 miles from Grenada Phaedo3 sailed past the final waypoint at Grenada last night at 01.49 GMT to take multihull (MOCRA) line honours Phaedo3 sailed past the final waypoint at Grenada last night at 01.49 GMT (21.49 local time, 02.49 in Italy) to take multihull (MOCRA) line honours by maserati.soldini.it Posted on 3 Dec RORC Transatlantic Race - Day 8 - Phaedo3 victorious in Grenada RORC Transatlantic Race - Day 8 - Phaedo3 victorious in Grenada Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 has taken Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 has taken Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race for the second year running. The American MOD70 completed the course in six days 13 hours 39 minutes and 55 seconds. by Louay Habib Posted on 3 Dec Vendee Globe - Edmond de Rothschild makes up ground Vendee Globe - Edmond de Rothschild makes up ground For more than a week now, Sébastien Josse has been philosophically negotiating the weather systems For more than a week now, Sébastien Josse has been philosophically negotiating the weather systems, patiently accepting that his two closest adversaries were going to be able to steal a march on him thanks to the more favourable conditions at the head of the race. by Gitana Posted on 3 Dec Vendée Globe – Leaders gybing along Antarctic exclusion zone + Video Vendée Globe – Leaders gybing along Antarctic exclusion zone + Video The leaders in the eighth Vendée Globe are gybing along the edge of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone. The leaders in the eighth Vendée Globe are gybing along the edge of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone. Although they have only sailed 330 miles in 24h at an average speed of 13.9 knots for Alex Thomson and 13.4 knots for Armel Le Cléac’h, this has been one of the rare days when their foilers have not clocked up amazing distances. More live video from the Southern Ocean by Vendée Globe Posted on 3 Dec Melges 24 Worlds - Day 4 - Tricky conditions paid off for Bombarda Melges 24 Worlds - Day 4 - Tricky conditions paid off for Bombarda Trickier conditions with light breeze from 040° that filled in only in afternoon, forced Race Committee to raise AP flag The trickier conditions of today, with a light breeze from 040° that filled in only in the afternoon, forced the Race Committee to raise AP flag until 2.50pm, moment when the fleet was eventually given the preparatory signal and allowed to sail the first and only race of the day. by Melges 24 Posted on 3 Dec Phaedo^3 finishes with line honours the RORC Transatlantic Race 2016 Phaedo^3 finishes with line honours the RORC Transatlantic Race 2016 Phaedo^3 in the cover of dark finishes with line honours the RORC Transatlantic Race 2016 Phaedo^3 in the cover of dark finishes with line honours the RORC Transatlantic Race 2016 at 01 hours 49 minutes and 55 seconds on Saturday 3rd December 2016 to take Multihull Line Honours and provisionally win the Multihull Class. by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Posted on 3 Dec
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