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Red Bull Youth America’s Cup brings top young sailors to Bermuda Red Bull Youth America’s Cup brings top young sailors to Bermuda An extensive trials process has taken place worldwide to identify the teams that will compete alongside the six teams An extensive trials process has taken place worldwide to identify the teams that will compete alongside the six teams affiliated to the full America’s Cup teams, overseen by Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher. Over 20 teams registered for the selection process, and the final six have now been confirmed, making a total fleet of 12 teams to compete in Bermuda in June 2017. by America's Cup Posted today at 1:27 pm Vendee Globe - Alex Thomson beats 24 hour world distance record Vendee Globe - Alex Thomson beats 24 hour world distance record British sailor Alex Thomson has beaten the world sailing record for the second time in the Vendee Globe British sailor Alex Thomson has beaten the world sailing record for the second time in the Vendee Globe, travelling 536.81 nautical miles in 24 hours. The previous distance record of 534.48 nautical miles was set by Francois Gabart in the 2012 Vendee Globe, Thomson has sailed an additional 2.33 nautical miles. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted today at 11:52 am EFG Sailing Arabia – Team Averda focus on food in bid to nail victory EFG Sailing Arabia – Team Averda focus on food in bid to nail victory Herrera has come up with a secret weapon that he believes might prove the difference between winning and coming second. Herrera has put together a formidable team of amateur sailors who are talented enough to earn crew spots on some of the fastest boats on the planet. by Oman Sail Posted today at 11:48 am Vendee Globe – Thomson smashes 24-hour distance record Vendee Globe – Thomson smashes 24-hour distance record Thomson was among a fleet of 29 mostly French solo sailors that set off from Les Sables d'Olonne. During the 24-hour period running up to the 0800 UTC position report he sailed his racing boat Hugo Boss at an average speed of 22.4 knots, or 25.7mph. by Vendee Globe Posted today at 11:29 am Vendee Globe - Amedeo leads quartet round Cape Horn Vendee Globe - Amedeo leads quartet round Cape Horn French skipper Fabrice Amedeo achieved one of his life goals early this morning by passing Cape Horn for the first time. French skipper Fabrice Amedeo achieved one of his life goals early this morning by passing Cape Horn for the first time. The 38-year-old Parisian journalist-turned-solo sailor rounded Cape Horn on the southernmost tip of South America on his IMOCA 60 Newrest Matmut at 0140 UTC to become the 11th Vendée Globe skipper in the Atlantic. by Vendee Globe Posted today at 6:36 am Clipper Race - Excitement builds at Crew Brief Day Clipper Race - Excitement builds at Crew Brief Day There was plenty of excitement as hundreds of Clipper 2017-18 Race crew members came together for the first time There was plenty of excitement as hundreds of Clipper 2017-18 Race crew members came together for the first time at the Crew Briefing. by Clipper Round the World Posted today at 5:57 am Vendee Globe - Not the end for Enda Vendee Globe - Not the end for Enda Enda O'Coineen vowed to complete Vendée Globe by his yacht Team Ireland - Kilcullen Voyager back to Les Sables d'Olonne Irish skipper Enda O'Coineen has vowed to 'complete' the Vendée Globe by sailing his yacht Team Ireland - Kilcullen Voyager back to Les Sables d'Olonne. by Vendee Globe Posted today at 4:54 am Azzurra is in Florida ready to begin the 2017 season Azzurra is in Florida ready to begin the 2017 season Azzurra's 2017 season officially starts today with the first Practice Race in the 52 Super Series. Azzurra's 2017 season officially starts today with the first Practice Race in the 52 Super Series. Azzurra's team headed out from port very early this morning to make the best use of the last few available hours to pin down the final details of boat's fine tuning ahead of today's Practice Race. by Giuliano Luzzatto Posted today at 4:27 am Key West promises a flying start to 2017 52 Super Series Key West promises a flying start to 2017 52 Super Series As 52 Super Series returns eleven-boat fleet looks set to enjoy sparkling curtain raiser to demanding six-regatta season As the 52 Super Series returns to Florida for the first time since 2014, the eleven-boat fleet looks set to enjoy a sparkling curtain raiser to a demanding six-regatta season. by 52 Super Series Posted today at 3:19 am Vendee Globe - Thomson chops French margin to 85nm Vendee Globe - Thomson chops French margin to 85nm British solo race, Alex Thomson continues to make gains on Vendee Globe Race leader, Armel Le Cleac'h. British solo racer, Alex Thomson continues to make gains on Vendee Globe Race leader, Armel Le Cleac'h. The two have around 1300nm of sailing to reach the finish at Les Sables. Sailing Hugo Boss, powered by Doyle Sails, Thomson has chopped Banque Populaire's VII's lead to 85nm at 2100UTC - a gain of about 15nm in 12 hours sailing. They are expected to finish on Thursday evening UTC. by Richard Gladwell Posted today at 2:07 am Lounge Music Lounge Music What a groovy time that all was. Very sophisticated, and was the world so much simpler back then or what? What a groovy time that all was. Very sophisticated, and was the world so much simpler back then or what? It even managed it’s own parody with Jerry Lewis and the über-cool Purple Pit in the original Nutty Professor. I’ll just have an Alaskan Polar Bear Heater right now, thank you… Some will get their noses all twisted up about now saying it is all elevator music, but it was so well orchestrated by John Curnow Posted on 15 Jan Throttles open in sprint to Vendée Globe finish Throttles open in sprint to Vendée Globe finish The race to the finish line became an all-out, neck-and-neck sprint as the leading pair's speedos rocketed into the 20s. The race to the finish line today became an all-out, neck-and-neck sprint as the leading pair's speedos rocketed into the 20s. After several days of slow progress north in light winds, Armel Le Cléac'h and Alex Thomson were today blasting towards the home straight of the solo round the world race in winds of up to 30 knots. by Vendée Globe Posted on 15 Jan Smeg wins first heat of 18 Footers Australian Championship Smeg wins first heat of 18 Footers Australian Championship Not too long after the start, Asko, Marcus Ashley-Jones, took the lead and held on to it for the first two laps. It was third time lucky as the U flag enticed the 18 boat fleet to stay behind the line. Smeg won the pin end and tacked over to cross the fleet. by Kimberley Wilmot - Australian 18 Footers League Posted on 15 Jan Vendee Globe - Thomson holds edge in a testing final week Vendee Globe - Thomson holds edge in a testing final week The two lead boats in the Vendee Globe have a difficult few days ahead as they line up for the finish The two lead boats in the Vendee Globe have a difficult few days ahead as they line up for the finish in Les Sables-d'Olonne, on the west coast of France. Over the past two days, the race leader Armel Le Cleac'h has maintained a lead of 100nm over second placed Alex Thomson, who led the fleet at the first major turning point by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 15 Jan Australian Viper world champions crowned Australian Viper world champions crowned A two day delay waiting ashore in high winds on Friday and Saturday stretched into day three though for opposite reason. With six wins from 11 starts and two drops in play the pair’s worst score was a third, showing that consistency across a mix of conditions in the 11 race series presented by Rex Gorell Land Rover was paramount. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 15 Jan Vendee Globe - Squalls at Cape Horn Vendee Globe - Squalls at Cape Horn In the teeth of a nasty gale the next group of four will enter the Drake Passage this Sunday with 35 to 40 knots of wind In the teeth of a nasty gale the next group of four will enter the Drake Passage this Sunday with 35 to 40 knots of wind, gusting to over 50 knots off Patagonia! Meantime, at the head of the Vendée Globe fleet, the battle is still raging between Armel Le Cléac'h and Alex Thomson. by Vendee Globe Posted on 15 Jan 15th Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 5 15th Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 5 Day 5 of the 15th Royal Langkawi International Regatta greeted the sailors again with very calm weather conditions. Day 5 of the 15th Royal Langkawi International Regatta greeted the sailors again with very calm weather conditions. The Race Committee went out at 8 am searching for wind. By 10.30am the wind had picked up enough for the Principle Race Officer Simon James to quickly set up a course. by Panos Marinopoulos Posted on 15 Jan Sounds like a boat - Lisa Blair's departure delayed due to electronics Sounds like a boat - Lisa Blair's departure delayed due to electronics Final preparations of her yacht, Climate Action Now by Sydney-based sailor Lisa Blair have uncovered an electrical issue Final preparations and safety checks of her yacht, Climate Action Now by Sydney-based sailor Lisa Blair have uncovered an electrical issue. by Tracey Whittaker Posted on 15 Jan Vendée Globe – 'Anxious' Le Cléac'h vows to focus on ultimate prize Vendée Globe – 'Anxious' Le Cléac'h vows to focus on ultimate prize Armel Le Cléac'h today admitted tensions are running high as he clings to the narrowest of leads over Alex Thomson Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h today admitted tensions are running high as he clings to the narrowest of leads over Briton Alex Thomson just days from the finish line of the solo round the world yacht race. As the Vendée Globe entered its 70th day, Frenchman Le Cléac'h's advantage had been whittled down to 113 nautical miles as he and Thomson raced past the Canary Islands bound for France. by Vendée Globe Posted on 14 Jan 15th Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 4 15th Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 4 It started promisingly with enough wind to set course and fleet finally got flagged off at 9.40 am with six knts of wind After yesterday's cancelled races, today Principal Race Officer Simon James took the decision to go to the east coast of Langkawi to 'find wind'. It started promisingly with enough wind to set a course and the fleet finally got flagged off at 9.40 am with six knots of wind. by Panos Marinopoulos Posted on 14 Jan
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