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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 Volvo Ocean Race – Pressure coming on Volvo Ocean Race – Pressure coming on In particular, the navigators and skippers are faced with choices that may largely determine their fate on Leg two On Sunday morning, with most of the leading group having finally gybed and sailing an easterly track towards Cape Town, Team Brunel defied expectations and turned back to the southwest in an effort to get closer to the stronger winds of a weather system that is expected to deliver the leading group towards their destination. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted today at 3:12 pm St Barth Cata Cup – Suspense reigns high St Barth Cata Cup – Suspense reigns high In spite of uncertain conditions, some sailors kept up a steady pace, starting with Franck Cammas and Matthieu Vandame Those born in Saint Barth will tell you that wind from the southwest is rather rare on the island. Yet that’s exactly what happened on Saturday in the West Indies, with erratic light winds (very instable from five to eight knots). by Event Media Posted today at 1:19 pm MC38 Summer Series Act 2 – Day 2 – Hooligan throws monkey off its back MC38 Summer Series Act 2 – Day 2 – Hooligan throws monkey off its back Tricky 30-40 degree shifts at the top gate of the windward/leeward course made it another tough day for the tacticians At the trophy presentation Blackmore thanked class president John Bacon on behalf of the other owners for the effort he puts in behind the scenes to secure the host clubs, prepare the regatta documents, book the on-water umpires and respond to technical questions. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted today at 10:11 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 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2017. Here we go again. Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2017. Here we go again. This year for the first time all RMSIR boats are carrying Yellow Brick trackers. It’s 14 years since I was introduced to the ‘Raja Muda’, and over the years the fascination with Asia’s entirely unique and equally intriguing regatta has not dimmed. It used to be billed as ‘Asia’s most challenging regatta: can you beat it?’ and today runs under the headline of ‘9 days. 4 destinations. Full on.’ They are both true. by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia Posted today at 9:25 am 18ft Skiffs Spring Championship – Race 7 18ft Skiffs Spring Championship – Race 7 Triple M won by 42s to become the only two-race winner in the seven-race championship after another good performance The final overall pointscore showed Panasonic Lumix on 23 points, followed by Finport Trade Finance on 24, The Kitchen Maker (Scott Babbage) on 32, Triple M 36, Rag and Famish Hotel (Bryce Edwards) 36 and Smeg (Lee Knapton on 39. by Frank Quealey Posted today at 9:11 am Maria Island Yacht Race - Something to Whistler with Maria Island Maria Island Yacht Race - Something to Whistler with Maria Island David Aplin’s yacht Whistler has added 70th Tasports Maria Island Yacht Race to an outstanding offshore racing career David Aplin’s yacht Whistler has added the 70th Tasports Maria Island Yacht Race to an outstanding offshore racing career over the past decade and more. by Peter Campbell Posted today at 5:21 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 Lipton Cup Regatta - Light winds challenge Lipton Cup crews Lipton Cup Regatta - Light winds challenge Lipton Cup crews Light breezes created havoc during the early stages of today’s Long Race of the Lipton Cup Regatta on Port Phillip. After heavy rain and thunderstorms swept across the Bay yesterday evening, light breezes created havoc during the early stages of today’s Long Race of the Lipton Cup Regatta on Port Phillip. Hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, assisted by the Williamstown Sailing Club and the Port Melbourne Yacht Club, the regatta attracted solid numbers, a great relief to the organisers by Bernie Kaaks Posted on 18 Nov 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 Hooligan’s MC38 Summer Series Act 2 – Day 1 Hooligan’s MC38 Summer Series Act 2 – Day 1 Neville Crichton’s Maserati was on par with Hooligan until the last race of the day when they went polar opposites Resounding North Sails boat of the day and series leader, Marcus Blackmore’s Hooligan, has moved into a new performance sphere this season, coinciding with professional tactician Tom Slingsby supporting an already accomplished team. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 18 Nov Osaka in overdrive for Maria Island Race win Osaka in overdrive for Maria Island Race win Winds were lighter in Storm Bay and for final windward leg up the Derwent, giving her an elapsed time of 21 hrs, 28 mins This was well outside the race record of 18 hours 49 minutes and six seconds, set by the TP5 Cougar II in the 2014 race. Nevertheless, Osaka’s victory is an impressive trial for next month’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the result of many hours of day and night training for her talented crew. by Peter Campbell 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
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