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Clipper World Race – Day 19 – A time of quiet reflection across fleet Clipper World Race – Day 19 – A time of quiet reflection across fleet Following medical advice and considerations, Simon was given a sea burial at 0900 local time (0300 UTC) today Sanya Serenity Coast continues to lead the fleet with just over 1,000 nautical miles to go to Fremantle and has completed the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint - results will be announced after all teams have done so. by The Clipper Race Posted today at 11:09 am 11th Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race – Day 2 11th Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race – Day 2 With the wind blowing up to 28 knots, the boats sailed fast and sailors gave their best performance in hard conditions. It was a completely different scenery and racing setup today – as the wind forecast looked promising… while the race course changed from off-shore to the more technical in-shore course. by Icarus Sports Posted today at 9:44 am St Michel-Virbac break record to win Transat Jacques Vabre Imoca class St Michel-Virbac break record to win Transat Jacques Vabre Imoca class Jean-Pierre Dick and Yann Eliès on St Michel-Virbac, have won Imoca class of 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Jean-Pierre Dick and Yann Eliès on St Michel-Virbac, have won the Imoca class of the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre after crossing the finish line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 20:11:46 (UTC), 13 days 7 hours 36 minutes and 46 seconds after leaving Le Havre, Normandy, France. St Michel-Virbac covered the theoretical course of 4,350 NM by Transat Jacques Vabre Posted today at 4:10 am Clipper RTW - Simon Spiers washed overboard on way to Australia Clipper RTW - Simon Spiers washed overboard on way to Australia We are extremely saddened today to report the fatality of Simon Speirs, a crew member on board CV30 We are extremely saddened today to report the fatality of Simon Speirs, a crew member on board CV30, (GREAT Britain). Simon, 60, from Bristol, UK, was on the foredeck assisting with a headsail change from Yankee 3 when he was washed overboard. by Clipper Round The World Posted today at 12:00 am Transat Jacques Vabre – Dick coasting to record win Transat Jacques Vabre – Dick coasting to record win Victory will make Dick the only person in the history of this double-handed race, in any class, to have won four times A 19:30 UTC finish would also mean that Dick and Eliès will set a new record for the Transat Jacques Vabre to Salvador, with Dick beating his own record, of 13 days 09 hours 19 minutes and 2 seconds set with Loïck Peyron on Virbac-Paprec in 2005. by TJV Posted on 18 Nov Volvo Ocean Race – Weekend warriors prepare for battle Volvo Ocean Race – Weekend warriors prepare for battle Leaderboard is undergoing a shake-up, reflective at the moment almost entirely by how far east a team is positioned As the fleet approaches the latitude of the finish line in Cape Town, this is hardly surprising. Any progress to the east is a direct mile off the 2,500 or so miles left to the finishing line. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 18 Nov Clipper Race – Day 18 – Race leaders begin Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint Clipper Race – Day 18 – Race leaders begin Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint Unlike Scoring Gate, the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint bonus points are awarded to the three teams with the quickest times Other teams will continue to cross the start gate of the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint throughout the day and Visit Seattle is currently in third place with Dare To Lead and Qingdao in close proximity to each other in fourth and fifth place. by The Clipper Race Posted on 18 Nov 11th Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race – Day 1 11th Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race – Day 1 It is one of the biggest Regattas in Korea with 50 entries this year, hosted at Gyeong-Nam province and Tongyeong City. The event started with the on-water parade followed by the first warning signal of the offshore race of the day. The 50 boats sailed fast downwind to reach the buoy close to the Soji island. The light breeze dropped down during the day making it harder for most of the boats to finish the race. by Icarus Sports Posted on 18 Nov Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race - Tough fight for podium Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race - Tough fight for podium Another crazy weather day at the 2017 Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, the penultimate event Another crazy weather day at the 2017 Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, the penultimate event of the 2017 Women’s International Match Racing Series. The cold winds whipped around in all different directions as the finals were played out in the waters off Dongbaek Island. by WIM Series Posted on 18 Nov Volvo Ocean Race - No clear leader as fleet dives south before turn Volvo Ocean Race - No clear leader as fleet dives south before turn According to Predictwind.com the fleet leaders are expected to finish within a few days of each other According to the weather routing function of Predictwind.com the fleet leaders are expected to finish within a few days of each other when Leg 2 finishes in five and a half or six days time in Cape Town, South Africa. Winds are still moderate in strength with the sleigh ride just two days away once the boats reach the latitude of Cape Town and make the turn for the finish line. by Richard Gladwell and Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 18 Nov Garmin to prepare for non-emergency medevac of Erik Hellstrom Garmin to prepare for non-emergency medevac of Erik Hellstrom Skipper Gaëtan Thomas and his Garmin team are making preparations for a non-emergency medevac of Erik Hellstrom Skipper Gaëtan Thomas and his Garmin team are making preparations for a non-emergency medevac of round the world crew member Erik Hellstrom who is suffering from an ongoing abdominal condition. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 18 Nov Perfect performance for Belgians Demesmaeker - Gagliani Perfect performance for Belgians Demesmaeker - Gagliani The day was very technical, very interesting, but frankly not very relaxing. It was a real test of nerves A loop around Toc Vert and Bonhomme by way of Boulanger, then a run between Les Grenadins and Bonhomme with Frégate on the exterior: that was the itinerary of the day for the 47 teams in the St. Barth Cata-Cup, while their nerves were really put to test on this Friday of sailing. “The day was very technical, very interesting, but frankly not very relaxing. It was a real test of nerves” by Saint-Barh Cata-Cup Posted on 18 Nov St. Barth Cata-Cup - The favorites on top St. Barth Cata-Cup - The favorites on top On Thursday, the 47 teams of 10th annual St. Barth Cata-Cup set sail on a serious note for the first day of competition On Thursday, the 47 teams of the 10th annual St. Barth Cata-Cup set sail on a serious note for the first day of competition, as the race committee took advantage of winds of eight to twelve knots from the south-southeast for a first tour of the island. As a result of the conditions, it was necessary to be highly observant and show finesse in these kinds of conditions and the favorites by Saint-Barh Cata-Cup Posted on 18 Nov Fundraising dinner - Total sum released by Sail Aid UK Fundraising dinner - Total sum released by Sail Aid UK The Trustees of Sail Aid UK drive to help victims of Caribbean Islands most severely impacted by September hurricanes, The Trustees of Sail Aid UK, the organisation that is uniting the UK sailing community in a long-term fundraising drive to help the victims of the Caribbean Islands most severely impacted by the September hurricanes, are overjoyed with the results of their first big fundraising event, the Black Tie/Loud Shirt Dinner held on Saturday night 11th November 2017, which has raised an incredible £46,000. by Peta Stuart-Hunt Posted on 18 Nov Storm hits, sailing persists Storm hits, sailing persists North U and St Thomas Sailing Center teamed up once again to host two mid-winter clinics at the St Thomas Yacht Club North U and St Thomas Sailing Center have teamed up once again to host two mid-winter clinics at the St Thomas Yacht Club. With the storms gone, St Thomas is ready and eager to host visiting sailors. by North Sails Posted on 17 Nov Transat Jacques Vabre – Dick eyes record books Transat Jacques Vabre – Dick eyes record books It would be record-breaking victory for Dick, who would become the only person in the history of this double-handed race The podium places look take but behind Des Voiles et Vous!, Three other Imoca finally emerged from the Doldrums last night and have started to accelerate again: Malizia II, Bastide Otio and Initiatives Cœur. They were positioned east and were the big winners. by TJV Posted on 17 Nov Solo Round the World – François enters Indian Ocean in a record time Solo Round the World – François enters Indian Ocean in a record time The MACIF skipper seemed very confident this Friday morning, telling us about the sensations on board On Thursday, François Gabart entered the Indian Ocean in a record time of 12 days, 22 hours, and 20 minutes. This Friday he is taking advantage of calmer weather to rest up and give his boat a once over. by Trimaran MACIF Posted on 17 Nov Volvo Ocean Race teams leverage up with crucial 24 hours ahead Volvo Ocean Race teams leverage up with crucial 24 hours ahead Bouwe Bekking's Team Brunel were today the most westerly boat having gybed onto starboard at 0900 UTC For several hours Bekking's Dutch-flagged boat was actually pointing in the opposite direction to Cape Town, much to the amazement of some race fans glued to the tracker. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 17 Nov Clipper World Race – Day 17 – Sleigh ride begins ahead of Ocean Sprint Clipper World Race – Day 17 – Sleigh ride begins ahead of Ocean Sprint There has been no change to the top of the leaderboard with Sanya Serenity Coast remaining in first place Visit Seattle has moved up the leaderboard into third position and is closely followed by Qingdao, which is playing its Joker, in fourth place. Skipper of Qingdao, Chris Kobusch, said: “We are flying! The westerly winds filled in and we had a great run under spinnaker all day yesterday.” by The Clipper Race Posted on 17 Nov Transat Jacques Vabre – The notorious crossing Transat Jacques Vabre – The notorious crossing As the fleet head south towards the equator, the impact of doldrums has become evident with delayed ETA for next Friday. The stamina and focus required to sail in these extreme conditions has been reportedly “fatiguing”, but the duo are well adjusted to a natural routine that feels “more like home every day”, says Phil. by Phil Sharp Racing Posted on 17 Nov
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