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50th anniversary year for the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda 50th anniversary year for the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Founded in 1967, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) this year celebrates its first 50 years of existence. Founded in 1967, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) this year celebrates its first 50 years of existence. This morning during a press conference held in Milan at the Riccardo Catella Foundation, an association dedicated to the research and promotion of sustainable local development since 2007, the YCCS presented a programme of social and sporting events to mark the occasion. by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Posted today at 5:12 pm RORC Caribbean 600 – Day 2 – More Argyll than Antigua RORC Caribbean 600 – Day 2 – More Argyll than Antigua After a champagne start to the race there was a huge change in weather conditions by the end of the first day. After a champagne start to the race there was a huge change in weather conditions by the end of the first day. The low pressure system emanating from the north arrived earlier than anticipated, extinguishing the trade winds to provide a windless night for many competitors. by Louay Habib Posted today at 3:14 pm Vendée Globe – Rich Wilson takes thirteenth place Vendée Globe – Rich Wilson takes thirteenth place Wilson, at 66 years old the oldest skipper in the race, completes the pinnacle solo ocean racing event for second time. Wilson, at 66 years old the oldest skipper in the race, successfully completes the pinnacle solo ocean racing event for the second time. by Vendée Globe Posted today at 1:40 pm 2017 Jeanneau Rendezvous at the inaugural Sail Peninsula Regatta 2017 Jeanneau Rendezvous at the inaugural Sail Peninsula Regatta Some photos taken by LaFoto at the 2017 Jeanneau Rendezvous which was part of the inaugural Sail Peninsula Regatta. The 2017 Jeanneau Rendezvous was part of the inaugural Sail Peninsula Regatta from Martha Cove on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. It was a great regatta with a stern chaser race held on the Friday night, followed by a long distance race to Blairgowrie on Saturday in a glamorous five to ten knots, then finally an awesome medium distance race off Safety Beach in 25-35 knots... by 38 South Boat Sales Posted today at 8:47 am Vendee Globe - Rich Wilson closing the finish line, due after midday Vendee Globe - Rich Wilson closing the finish line, due after midday Rich Wilson is at just over 50 miles to the finish line of his second Vendée Globe and was making just over eight knots Rich Wilson is at just over 50 miles to the finish line of his second Vendée Globe and was making just over eight knots in a direct course for Les Sables d'Olonne. He should cross the line in 13th place in the early afternoon and has until 1530hrs local time to get into the channel. by Vendee Globe Posted today at 7:40 am Abell Point are making quite a splash! Abell Point are making quite a splash! Abell Point Marina, has seen significant infrastructure and service upgrades since it came under new ownership in 2013. With a strong focus on continuous improvement, Abell Point Marina, the popular Queensland marina precinct, has seen significant infrastructure and service upgrades since it came under new ownership in 2013. Achieving first global 5 Gold Anchor accreditation in world in 2016 cemented Abell Point’s position in the marina industry and 2017 will see some newsworthy additions to the Abell Point offer. by Joscelyn O'Keefe Posted today at 4:13 am Emirates Team NZ and Southern Spars launching into the America’s Cup Emirates Team NZ and Southern Spars launching into the America’s Cup Built by Southern Spars, Emirates Team New Zealand’s newest America’s Cup yacht has been launched. Built by Southern Spars, Emirates Team New Zealand’s newest America’s Cup yacht has been launched. The Auckland-based mast builder demonstrated its standing as one of the world’s top carbon fibre manufacturers. Southern delivered Emirates Team NZ’s most technically advanced yacht ever, meeting the extremely strict budget, construction, weight and timing requirements. by Ben Gladwell Posted on 20 Feb America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ's bike team in training - Video America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ's bike team in training - Video Emirates Team New Zealand have released a short video of four of their grinding team in training Emirates Team New Zealand have released a short video of four of their grinding team in training - including two Olympic class sailors and an Olympic Gold medalist rower. by Emirates Team Posted on 20 Feb America's Cup - Oracle Team USA sails AC50 for first time in Bermuda America's Cup - Oracle Team USA sails AC50 for first time in Bermuda Oracle Team USA took to the Great Sound on Monday, sailing its newly launched America's Cup Class boat, '17' Oracle Team USA took to the Great Sound on Monday, sailing its newly launched America's Cup Class boat, '17', for the first time. 'We had a successful day,' said skipper Jimmy Spithill dockside after the training session. 'First impressions were great. The boat went really well, so everyone is happy.' by Oracle Team USA Posted on 20 Feb Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 - Accommodation options Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 - Accommodation options Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2017? Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2017? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option. by Kristie Kaighin Posted on 20 Feb An awe inspiring start to the RORC Caribbean 600 An awe inspiring start to the RORC Caribbean 600 The ninth edition started in magnificent conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean The ninth edition started in magnificent conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean enjoying sparkling conditions. A southeasterly breeze, occasionally gusting up to 15 knots and a relatively calm sea state provided conditions for the perfect start with some close battles on the water. by RORC Press Posted on 20 Feb Maserati Multi70 trimaran starts RORC Caribbean 600 Race in Antigua Maserati Multi70 trimaran starts RORC Caribbean 600 Race in Antigua High-tech ocean racing trimaran Maserati Multi70 skippered by Giovanni Soldini crossed the start line off Fort Charlotte The high-tech Italian ocean racing trimaran, Maserati Multi70, skippered by Giovanni Soldini crossed the start line off Fort Charlotte on the south side of the island in 10-knot westerly breeze at 11.40 local time (15.40 in Europe). by studio-imagina.it Posted on 20 Feb Vendée Globe – Alan Roura in his own words Vendée Globe – Alan Roura in his own words Alan Roura, the youngest skipper ever to compete, finished in Les Sables d'Olonne this morning in twelfth place. Alan Roura, the youngest skipper ever to compete, finished in Les Sables d'Olonne this morning in twelfth place. In spite of not sleeping for four days because of the shipping in the Bay of Biscay and the light winds, he was ready to answer questions from the many journalists present on the pontoon an at a press conference. by Vendée Globe Posted on 20 Feb Phaedo^3 starts RORC Caribbean 600 – images by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Phaedo^3 starts RORC Caribbean 600 – images by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Phaedo^3 stars the RORC Caribbean 600 with close competition Maserati by their side Phaedo^3 stars the RORC Caribbean 600 with close competition Maserati by their side by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Posted on 20 Feb Phaedo^3 starts RORC C600 with Maserati by their side Phaedo^3 starts RORC C600 with Maserati by their side In what is to be predicted and lighter wind race that the norm, Phaedo^3 stated at 11.40am local Antigua time. In what is to be predicted and lighter wind race that the norm, Phaedo^3 stated at 11.40am local Antigua time. With a strong competitor Giovanni Soldini’s MOD70 Maserati close by their side, it will be a chase to the end. by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Posted on 20 Feb Vendée Globe – Conrad Colman speaks about his dismasting and battle Vendée Globe – Conrad Colman speaks about his dismasting and battle New Zealand skipper Conrad Colman is fighting an incredible battle to finish the race after the mast crashed down Tenacious New Zealand skipper Conrad Colman is fighting an incredible battle to finish the race after the mast of his Foresight Natural Energy crashed down on the night of Friday 10th February. by Vendée Globe Posted on 20 Feb EFG Bank Monaco wins Leg 3 of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour EFG Bank Monaco wins Leg 3 of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour Reigning champions EFG Bank Monaco tightened their grip on the overall lead with a victory in the third offshore leg Reigning EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour champions EFG Bank Monaco (MON) today tightened their grip on the overall lead with a victory in the third offshore leg of the race around the Arabian Gulf. by Oman Sail Posted on 20 Feb UK Flying 15 celebrates 70th anniversary at RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show UK Flying 15 celebrates 70th anniversary at RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show To kick start their 70th Anniversary year the UK Flying Fifteen Association are asking everyone to join them To kick start their 70th Anniversary year the UK Flying Fifteen Association are asking everyone who sails an International Flying Fifteen or keelboat, to join them at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 04-05 March (Alexandra Palace, London), to get the celebrations under way. by Emma Slater – RYA Posted on 20 Feb Abnormal weather for the RORC Caribbean 600 Abnormal weather for the RORC Caribbean 600 This year the weather is dominated by a front that extends very far south reaching the race course. Wouter has competed in the Barcelona World Race, the Volvo Ocean Race on numerous occasions and is Head of Sevenstar Racing Yacht Logistics. by RORC Press Posted on 20 Feb Alex McKinnon's images of the Val Hodge Trophy Alex McKinnon's images of the Val Hodge Trophy Photographer Alex McKinnon was out on Melbourne's Port Phillip for the Val Hodge Trophy, which forms part of the PPWCS Photographer Alex McKinnon was out on Melbourne's Port Phillip for the Val Hodge Trophy, which forms part of the Port Phillip Women's Championship Series. It was hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria and the laid course was run right up at the top of the Bay, in the Station Pier precinct. This first of the series was run in 15-18knots from the Nor'west and in anything from rain to shine. by Alex McKinnon Posted on 20 Feb
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