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Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - IRC fleet take centre stage on Day 3

'IRC Division’’s Patrice powers her way towards another handicap win - Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week 2014'    Shirley Wodson

Tony Kirby’s Ker 46 Patrice showed the IRC fleet how it is done when they took centre stage on Pioneer Bay today in the Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week winning two from two races to remain in first overall.

While the remainder of the record fleet headed off on a picturesque passage race north to Gumbrell Island, the IRC fleet had two windward-leeward races on the bay.

The wind had backed off from the previous two days of 25 knots plus to a comfortable 14 to 18 knots south-east. The sea was smoother and the sunshine turned the water into a perfect aqua, all the right combination of factors to create a few upsets in the leaderboards as they heavy weather winners were shown up by some lighter wind specialists.

The IRC fleet however just couldn’t make a dent in Patrice’s performance.

'Both races were close in my mind. It doesn’t take much to lose the fine margins we have.

'For both races, at the top mark, there was always a last minute wind shift. This morning it was a very fine line and we had to shoot the mark. In the second race we (Victoire) both had a big wind shift and had to do a tack to get to the mark,' Kirby said.

After rounding the top mark for the first time in Race two, Patrice and Victoire were no more than a second apart. They were still within reach of each other as they approached the bottom mark. Slow kite drops by both of them kept the pressure on as they hardened up and headed out to the right.

'We both didn’t have good spinnaker drops, but theirs was a little bit worse than us. We were just able to get inside them a fraction and hold our line. We kept going and gassed Victoire out and in the end he couldn’t stay there. But that was through good crew work.

'The boat speed is good and we had good crew work. A credit to Victoire as well. It was like a match race out there between us,' he added.

After flying the white flag yesterday, or more accurately, what was left of the blown white kite, Colin and Denise Wilson’s Never a Dull Moment recovered well from their ‘Priscilla of the Bay‘ number to take out the Performance Division one race today. However, John Leman’s Bobby’s Girl, racing with great speed in the softer conditions, powered their way to a second today assuring them first place after three races.

In Performance Division two, Mike Steel’s Boadicca finally found their form to win today’s passage race. The Dufour 36 boat is new and the Townsville team haven’t raced it anything more than a few knots before they hit the Airlie Race course at the start of Race Week.

Performance Division two pointscore leader Brlliant Pearl - Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 -  Airlie Beach Race Week media  

Series leader, Gary McCarthy’s Brilliant Pearl, raced to a fifth place today which has kept them in first overall, but not before a start line incident almost put them out of the race. 'We nearly had a head on. The Farr 400 was over the line and coming back on port tack. We nearly clashed rigs when he went past. He took our wind and we stood straight up,' an anxious McCarthy said.

The combined Performance divisions start line had its fair share of drama as Ray Semmens’s Prime Example and Roger Jepson’s Where’s Wal were OCS. In addition, Trevor Bailey’s Carbon Credits briefly lost a crew member over the side just 30 seconds after the start gun.

Multihull Racing fleet was led by Apc Mad Max from start line to finish on day three - Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 -  Airlie Beach Race Week media  

The Multihull Racing Division one and Division two are having great battles. In Division one, George Owen’s super fast APC Mad Max has two seconds and a first under his belt to hold first overall. Today’s conditions suited the Grainger 10. 'We are all bit battered and bruised, but we are doing alright.

'Today we had a good start. The boys did a brilliant set at the first mark and we just gradually extended. The brains trust down the back and I had a bit of discussion about where to go after we came around Olden taking into consideration the tide and stuff. We tried to sail where the wind was,' Owen said.

'Both Fantasia and Chillpill are pretty quick. When it is really rough like it was the first two days, the smaller suffer, where a nice, sleek 50 footer, they tend to get through that stuff pretty well,' he added.

Division two is still being led by Drew Carruthers’s Rushour after they won today’s race, but the series is not over yet as Bob Critchley’s Cool Change remains very close with a scorecard of three seconds from three races.

The Multihull Cruising Division clearly enjoyed the today’s gentler conditions. In first place was John Williams’s Tyee III which has moved that team into first overall with Ken Gibson’s Resolute II back to second place after a sixth place in today’s passage race.

It was perfect racing conditions for the Sports Boats. The five boat fleet saw Norman Ryde’s Conquistador stop John Rae and Vivace’s dominance of the fleet as they took first place. Jason Ruckert’s Mister Magoo came in third and remains in touch with podium as they sit on equal points with Conquistador.

Cruising Division one saw Rob Marshall’s Femme Fatale move up into first overall after winning today’s race. Still in second and sailing consistently even after a losing tack into the tide during today’s race, is Ian Griffith’s Witchy Woman. In third is Tony Harking’s Lee-Way.

Cruising Division two series leader Nic Cox and Col Thomass-ella - Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 -  Airlie Beach Race Week media  

Cruising Division two was won today by Alan Sneddon’s Pacific Phoenix, but remaining in first place overall is Nic Cox and Col Thomas’s Adams 10, Ella, after they took out line honours and sixth place. 'Today was a glorious day. We had a clean start, a good work to the laid mark, a glorious run down to Edwin Rock. We manage to lead the fleet around Grassy and stay ahead of the fleet all the way home.

'We now need to try and stay out the front. We are now scratch boat. It is very satisfying. There are all big boats in our division and she (Ella) is going like a little rocket,' Cox said.

Cruising Spinnaker Division three, which is subject to protest, was won by Ben Meakin’s Peggy, but it’s Bob Beale’s Kameruka that is in the overall lead ahead of John Fowell’s Ells Bells.

In Cruising Non Spinnaker, Peter Dee’s Rampallion was another to lap up the softer conditions to take out first place and move into first overall.

Tomorrow is a lay day for all divisions.

Ocean Crusaders in a bit of bother as they loose crewman Rory Hinton over the side - Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 -  Shirley Wodson  


Results

IRC Racing

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  15:02:19

Series Results [IRC] up to Race 4
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper Sers Score Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   360 PATRICE Tony Kirby 4.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
2   AUS01 ICHI BAN Matt Allen 10.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 3.0
3   AUS5299 VICTOIRE Darryl Hodgkinson 15.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 5.0
4   10007 PRETTY FLY III Colin Woods 16.0 5.0 5.0 4.0 2.0
5   SYD8 TULIP Bernie Van'T Hof 18.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 6.0
6   65007 ELENA NOVA Craig Neil 21.0 6.0 6.0 5.0 4.0

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Non-Spinnaker

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  16:32:22

Series Results [EHC] up to Race 3
Place Ties Boat Name Skipper Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   RAMPALLION Peter Dee 13.0 1.0 6.0 6.0
2   QLD MARINE SERVICES John Galloway 14.0 10.0 3.0 1.0
3   LA QUILTER Belinda Cooper 17.0 12.0 2.0 3.0
4   NAMADGI Simon Dunlop 19.0 6.0 5.0 8.0
5 2.0S SALTYDOG Greg Hudson 21.0 2.0 17.0R 2.0
6 4.0S OASIS Merv Stephensen 21.0 13.0 4.0 4.0
7   SUPERTRAMP Sue & Alan Pick 21.0 4.0 8.0 9.0
8 3.0S ADRENALIN Bryndon Wooding 25.0 3.0 17.0R 5.0
9   REA Phil Hall 25.0 8.0 7.0 10.0
10   ESOTERIC Colin Forster 27.0 9.0 1.0 17.0R
11   ANTHEA Dewi Hughes 29.0 5.0 17.0Q 7.0
12   SERENDIPITY Roger Boast 33.0 7.0 9.0 17.0R
13   UNTAMED John Parkes 39.0 11.0 17.0R 11.0
14   RUMGUTZ Peter Harrison 51.0 17.0C 17.0C 17.0R
14   I BELIEVE Jeffrey Brown 51.0 17.0C 17.0C 17.0R
14   WIND CHILL Greg Krempin 51.0 17.0C 17.0C 17.0R

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)



Performance Racing Div1

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  15:10:38

Series Results [EHC Div1] up to Race 3
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   NZL40010 BOBBYS GIRL John Leman 6.0 2.0 1.0 3.0
2   6669 CARBON CREDITS Trevor Bailey 11.0 3.0 2.0 6.0
3   RQ64 OCEAN AFFINITY Stewart Lewis 13.0 7.0 4.0 2.0
4   955 DOLCE Pierre Gal 15.0 9.0 5.0 1.0
5   202 WHALE WATCHING SYDNE Charles Wallis 16.0 5.0 6.0 5.0
6   6111 NEVER A DULL MOMENT Colin Wilson 18.0 1.0 10.0 7.0
7 4.0S NZL8164 BULLRUSH Janine Robinson 21.0 4.0 8.0 9.0
8   RQ432 DEKADENCE Stephen Kerin 21.0 6.0 7.0 8.0
9   00400 VENTO Walter Lewin 22.0 8.0 3.0 11.0R
10   214 PRIME EXAMPLE Ray Semmens 23.0 10.0 9.0 4.0

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Performance Racing Div2

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  15:12:55

Series Results [EHC Div2] up to Race 3
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   6595 BRILLIANT PEARL Gary McCarthy MYC 9.0 5.0 3.0 1.0
2   826 ROGUE Jeff Rice RPAYC 11.0 2.0 7.0 2.0
3 2.0S H101 TEVAKE II Angus Fletcher HBYC 18.0 12.0 2.0 4.0
4 4.0S RP36 TREASURE VIII Robert Davis WSC 18.0 6.0 4.0 8.0
5   9997 SKEETER Matthew Fisher DSC/CYCA 18.0 7.0 6.0 5.0
6   4457 DUSTY MUZZLE Bill Laing TYC 19.0 4.0 12.0 3.0
7   Q999 ANOTHER FIASCO Damian Suckling APYC 20.0 9.0 5.0 6.0
8   B6324 WHERES WAL? Roger Jepson RBYC 22.0 11.0 1.0 10.0
9 1.0S 7717 BOADICCA Mike Steel TCYC 24.0 1.0 11.0 12.0
10 3.0S 142 CROSSBOW David Lund WSC 24.0 3.0 10.0 11.0
11   6833 LEEWARD Murray Hayward CYCA 24.0 8.0 9.0 7.0
12   W407 TWISTER Kevin Fogarty WSC 27.0 10.0 8.0 9.0

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)

Multi-Hull Racing Div1

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  16:33:19

Series Results [OMR Div 1] up to Race 3
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   V2 APC MAD MAX George Owen MYCV 5.0 1.0 2.0 2.0
2   641 FANTASIA Andrew Stransky MYCQ 6.0 2.0 3.0 1.0
3   G1550 CHILLPILL Wayne Bloomer MYCQ 8.0 4.0 1.0 3.0
4   SA532 CARBON CREDIT Peter Hawker RSAYS 13.0 5.0 4.0 4.0
5   GR297 WILPARINA 11 Robert Remilton GRYC 17.0 7.0 5.0 5.0
6   101 TURNING POINT Ben Kelly MYCQ 21.0 3.0 9.0R 9.0R
7   AUS100 BOX OFFICE Matthew Johns RQYS 24.0 6.0 9.0R 9.0C
8   RQ120 CUT SNAKE Robert Dean RQYS 27.0 9.0C 9.0C 9.0R

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Multi-hull Raciing Div2

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  16:33:40

Series Results [OMR Div 2] up to Race 3
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   8MH RUSHOUR Drew Carruthers MYCQ 3.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
2   WH1093 COOL CHANGE Bob Critchley MYC 6.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
3   339 QUICK SKIPS Peter Millar WSC 10.0 3.0 4.0 3.0
4   M327 PURPLE HAZE Danny McMillan SYC 12.0 5.0 3.0 4.0
5   042 MISTRESS Dennis Coleman TCYC 19.0 6.0 5.0 8.0R
6   33 INTRIIGUE Anthony Constance PCSC 20.0 4.0 8.0C 8.0R
7   M23 OUI OUI! Stephen Barton RMYC 21.0 7.0 6.0 8.0R

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Multi-Hull Cruising

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  16:53:23

Series Results [EHC] up to Race 3
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   SM777 TYEE III John Williams SYC 8.0 1.0 2.0 5.0
2   A48 RESOLUTE II Ken Gibson GFS 11.0 6.0 3.0 2.0
3   MOJO LICKITY SPLIT 2 Wooler Drew CCYC 13.0 5.0 4.0 4.0
4   BOW5 CLEAR HORIZONS Clare Kirby SYC 16.0 2.0 5.0 9.0
5   WB50 WET BAR Norm Fraser WSC 17.0 9.0 1.0 7.0
6   BOW2 MON AMIE Fiona Kermeen MBTBC 19.0 3.0 6.0 10.0
7   W1320 CHEETAH Steve Halter APYC 23.0 4.0 16.0R 3.0
8   BOW3 DRUMBEAT Brian Forrester WSC 29.0 12.0 16.0R 1.0
9 6.0S W11 ZIPPY Bernie McErlane WSC 32.0 10.0 16.0R 6.0
10   BOW11 HA HA Colin Maslen RPAYC 32.0 8.0 16.0R 8.0
11   10174 MIZ BEHAVIN William Dicker JBCYC 38.0 11.0 16.0F 11.0
12   W111 SIROCCO Bert Eichblatt WSC 39.0 7.0 16.0C 16.0R
13   M222 TELL TALES Mark Walton MYCQ 45.0 13.0 16.0F 16.0R
14   25 SEA FOX Peter Hall RYC 46.0 14.0T 16.0C 16.0R
15   BOW4 HEATWAVE Steve McLay QCYC 48.0 16.0C 16.0C 16.0C

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)



Cruising Div1

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  15:42:56

Series Results [EHC Div1] up to Race 3
Place Ties Boat Name Sail No Skipper Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1 1.0S FEMME FATALE 1129 Rob Marshall 10.0 1.0 3.0 6.0
2   WITCHY WOMAN 777 Ian Griffiths 10.0 3.0 4.0 3.0
3   LEE-WAY 135 Tony Horkings 12.0 2.0 6.0 4.0
4   SAMSKARA H6110 David Stoopman 15.0 12.0 1.0 2.0
5   ELUSIVE 6608 Tony Ross 20.0 6.0 5.0 9.0
6   BIDDY HU 11 R187 Paul Lindemann 21.0 8.0 8.0 5.0
7   VANILLA BOW7 Fred Heavey 24.0 9.0 7.0 8.0
8   HOLY COW! 6797 John & Kim Clinton 26.0 14.0 11.0 1.0
9 2.0S CONDOR KB80 David Molloy 30.0 18.0 2.0 10.0
10   SEAL 7047 Brian Law 30.0 5.0 13.0 12.0
11   MAKO WS40 Cameron Wiklund 31.0 7.0 9.0 15.0
12   SCHOUTEN PASSAGE N349 Jan Howard 34.0 4.0 14.0 16.0
13   COOPERS BOW1 Craig Watson 35.0 11.0 10.0 14.0
14   EUREKA 11 6037 Chris Stockdale 41.0 16.0 12.0 13.0
15 7.0S STORM 2 SA10 Don Algie 44.0 17.0 20.0R 7.0
16   KARM B48 Ray Nankervis 44.0 15.0 18.0 11.0
17   SHAZAM PD447 Doug Ryan 46.0 10.0 16.0 20.0R
18   MIM 450 Mike Walter 50.0 13.0 17.0 20.0R
19   INFINITY AUS52 Richard Fader 54.0 19.0 15.0 20.0R

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Cruising Div2

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  16:30:57

Series Results [EHC Div2] up to Race 3
Place Ties Boat Name Sail No Skipper Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   ELLA 5432 Col Thomas 12.0 6.0 3.0 3.0
2 1.0S GREAT WHITE 6990 Bob Penty 18.0 9.0 8.0 1.0
3 2.0S AGAINST THE WIND 66 Titch Timmermans 18.0 2.0 2.0 14.0
4   WOBBLY BOOT 640 Craig Piccinelli 18.0 11.0 5.0 2.0
5   MATANGI 5350 Gayna Turnbull 19.0 8.0 6.0 5.0
6   PACIFIC PHOENIX 4054 Alan Sneddon 22.0 1.0 11.0 10.0
7 1.0S RIFF RAFF W440 Dan White 24.0 12.0 1.0 11.0
8   SUNRISE W677 Jeff Shipsey 24.0 10.0 7.0 7.0
9   MISTERY MK99 Bill Hopton 25.0 15.0 4.0 6.0
10 3.0S SHEER PLEASURE 6290 Paul Jones 28.0 3.0 12.0 13.0
11 4.0S RUN RUN RUN SM2800 Paul Jackson 28.0 5.0 19.0C 4.0
12   FARGO 361 Keith McGuire 28.0 7.0 9.0 12.0
13   WILD HONEY 900 Peter McSweeney 32.0 14.0 10.0 8.0
14   ESCAPADE C200 Mike Schmidt 35.0 4.0 15.0 16.0
15   POHONO 6421 Andrew Williams 41.0 19.0R 13.0 9.0
16   NORTHERN MOMENT C192 Vic Stevens 42.0 13.0 14.0 15.0
17   SPIRIT CHASER N74 Leonie Crosbie 55.0 19.0C 19.0F 17.0
18   THE HEALER RQ367 Mark Hipgrave 57.0 19.0C 19.0C 19.0R

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Cruising Div3

Hosted By Whitsunday Sailing Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  11/08/2014  15:45:24

Series Results [EHC Div3] up to Race 3
Place Ties Boat Name Sail No Skipper Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   KAMERUKA 8035 Bob Beale 11.0 3.0 3.0 5.0
2   ELLS BELLS B98 John Fowell 12.0 6.0 2.0 4.0
3   LORNA ROSE TOO 8041 Peter Mitchelson 13.0 2.0 1.0 10.0
4   MASQUERADE 75 Tom Vujasinovic 14.0 8.0 4.0 2.0
5 1.0S PEGGY 8047 Benjamin Meakin 15.0 1.0 6.0 8.0
6   OMEN 46 Peter Mawson 15.0 4.0 5.0 6.0
7   LE ROSSIGNOL SM168 Peter McKenzie 22.0 5.0 14.0R 3.0
8   CHECKMATE 158 Don Bowden 29.0 14.0C 14.0R 1.0
9 3R SLINGSHOT L1 Bob Mc Camley 30.0 7.0 14.0R 9.0
10   SHAMBLES 2 Tim Jones 30.0 9.0 14.0R 7.0
11   UNBEALEIEVABLE 001 Colin Clark 39.0 10.0 14.0R 15.0R
12   FINAL DESSION T3949 Warwick Maudsley 40.0 11.0 14.0C 15.0R
13   FALLEN ANGELS W13 Jonathan Smith 43.0 14.0C 14.0C 15.0R

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)




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Team Alvimedica won a Leg 3 podium place in China after some of the closest racing ever seen in the history of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Turkish-American team protected their position in the final stretch to Sanya, carefully navigating a course peppered with fishing boats along the Vietnamese coast and across the South China Sea to cap off a well-sailed leg to clinch third. ... [more]  

The finish of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Sanya, China just before noon on January 27, 2015 marked an unbelievable end to a magnificent leg for Dongfeng Race Team. After leading the fleet virtually all the way from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China, over more than 5,000 miles of intense ocean racing, Dongfeng finally crossed the finish line in first place ... [more]  

Winner of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng, have released footage taken from a drone launched from the Volvo Ocean Race yacht, as she sails in light airs on the last days of Leg 3 of the race. It is believed to be the first time a drone, launched from a competitor, has been used in a major ocean race. ... [more]  

World sailing history was created earlier today when Dongfeng Race Team became the first Chinese yacht to have a win in a premier trans-ocean racing event. Her win was also a first in the 41-year history of the Volvo Ocean Race. At 1131hrs UTC the Chinese flagged entry emphatically won Leg 3 in their home port of Sanya to take the overall leadin the 40,000nm event with six stages to go. ... [more]  

On the morning of the 26th of January, the Maersk Line ship MV Stockholm delivered the Team Vestas Wind's damaged VO65 to the port in Genoa, Italy. From here she will be taken to the Persico building facilty where the rebuild of the wrecked boat will be undertaken. The team's goal is to rejoin the race in Lisbon, Portugal in June, 2015. ... [more]  

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is considering backing Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup bid, in a move that would propel the fortunes of the Olympic gold medallist yet further. Sir Ben is believed to have asked the Virgin billionaire to consider backing the venture when he and his new wife, Georgie Thompson, spent time on Sir Richard’s Necker Island in January. ... [more]  

To the 91st 2015 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race significant changes have been made in order to enhance the race experience, and by the looks of it, sailors are embracing them wholeheartedly. ... [more]  

Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup preview by Alpari World Match Racing Tour
The final event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, Monsoon Cup Malaysia, is to take place in its new home of Johor, the southernmost state of Malaysia, over 10th-14th February. In addition to being the grand finale of the Tour, the event will also see the 2014 ISAF Match Racing World Champion crowned. ... [more]  

In the Barcelona World Race the two lead boats are preparing for a gruelling 3,500-mile game of chase across the Southern Ocean, until the next natural gateway of the course, Cape Leeuwin in south-west Australia. ... [more]  

Quantum Key West Race Week provided the opportunity for the GC32s to make a spectacular debut in the USA. During the five days of racing held in balmy temperatures off the southernmost tip of Florida, crews experienced a range of conditions. ... [more]  

40 year old Charles Caudrelier the skipper of race leader Dongfeng was a major figure of the winning French team Groupama in 2011-12 . With the Dongfeng team now approaching Sanya, almost unstoppable, its worthwhile hearing from Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad who is hugely pleased with the current on water situation. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race. The northerly drag race continues, with the stable light wind forecast to drop slightly. The boats have all remained in position, if anything cementing their places with gaps between them increasing slightly through the night. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Sailing in a straight line was never supposed to be as tense as this. We’ve been pointing at Sanya for almost a day now and fortunately, Alvimedica, MAPFRE, and Brunel far enough back to not be in AIS range anymore. The problem is they’re not in AIS range anymore. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - After what can only be described as a frustrating few days of wind and current conditions in the Malacca Strait, the shipping lanes we had to pass were a bit more entertaining as it was upwind which meant some tacking. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3 Finish - Video - Delayed feed by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Tune in here to see the finish of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean race in Sanya. Will sailing history be made? Can Dongfeng become the first Chinese flagged yacht to win a Leg in a Round the World Race? ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Bigger than ever in 2015, with an atmosphere crackling with adrenaline, the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, was ground zero on Sunday as competitors from 63 countries made their final preparations. ... [more]  

The Chinese entry Dong looks set to create sailing sailing history when she finishes first on Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Sanya in two days time. Includes video Currently Dongfeng is 250 nm to the finish line in Sanya and the chasing pack with ADOR ahead in second place 55+ nm behind the Chinese team. ... [more]  

The first of the iconic Great Capes has been passed in the Barcelona World Race with Cheminées Poujoulat rounding the Cape of Good Hope earlier this morning. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed 20°E around 400 miles south of Cape Agulhas – the southernmost tip of Africa – at 0935am (UTC) today and have begun the Indian Ocean leg of their race around Antarctica. ... [more]  

The Classic 18fters were racing again on Saturday on Sydney harbour. Michael Chittenden caught the action from a shore vantage point. ... [more]  

When race leader Dongfeng rounded Singapore 60+ nautical miles ahead of the chasing pack, it looked like the final 1200 miles of Leg three would be a procession but over the last day, the Volvo Ocean race leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya China appears to have tightened incredibly. ... [more]  

US Sailing and Rolex USA announced last week that the 2014 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year is Stephanie Roble. Her accomplishments on the water last year were recognized by the selection panel for her versatility; her accomplishments as a skipper and as a crew; and her competitive successes on a variety of platforms, sailing against both men and women. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - The first of the Great Capes is fast-approaching, with the leading boats in the Barcelona World Race expected to pass the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of South Africa tomorrow. As they pass 20°E, the Atlantic Ocean will deliver its verdict – did Cheminées Poujoulat’s east-bound track or Neutrogena’s southerly gamble pay off? ... [more]  

Mardi Gras may not be for another month but US Sailing’s National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) kicked it off early for Oakcliff Sailing this year. This evening, Oakcliff received The Captain Joe Prosser Award, given to an organization that has made an exemplary contribution toward improving the quality and safety in the training or instruction of sailors. ... [more]  

20 Nations head for 2015 St.Maarten Heineken Regatta
Volvo Ocean Race - Less than 500 miles to go
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Fantastic finish
Barcelona World Race: Weather beacons launched midrace
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 5
Mount Gay Round Barbados Race – Gala prizegiving marks end of event
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 5 images by Ingrid Abery
Volvo Ocean Race Leader - Dongfeng - the right place at the right time
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Notice Of Race online
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Volvo Ocean Race: Changes to Team Vestas Wind crew
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Highlight video released
America's Cup: Oracle crew mate lodges complaint against Tienpont
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 4 images by Ingrid Abery
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - US Sailing Team preview
Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 - A great day
Volvo Ocean Race: Jump seat and Pro-Am race spots up for auction
Lauderdale Olympic Classes Regatta overall
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng? Race Team suffer? damage
America's Cup: Italy to host first America's Cup World Series regatta
Breeze and Sunshine at Quantum Key West Race Week   
Images of the Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week - Day 1:   
2015 Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race – Three records broken   
St.Maarten Heineken Regatta - Simplified logistics and fun themes   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 3 images by Ingrid Abery   
Millennium Cup: Racing in the picturesque Bay of Islands   
Volvo Ocean Race - Up up and away   
Barcelona World Race - 'Haves' and 'Have Nots'   
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Jack Bouttell onboard Dongfeng   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Game time!   
Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015 – Ninth year ready to rock!   
Foiling GC32s Key West Race Week images by Ingrid Abery   
Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race - Crews prepare for big race   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 2   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - A challenging day   
America's Cup: Spithill leads Oracle reconnaissance team in Bermuda   
Extreme Sailing Series announces new teams and venues for 2015   
Barcelona World Race - Leaders enter the fastest section of the course   
Martinique Surf Pro - Must attend event in the world surfing circuit   
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup preview   


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