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New monohull record in RORC Caribbean 600 New monohull record in RORC Caribbean 600Rambler 88 completes the course in 1 day 13 hours 41 minutesGeorge David's American Maxi Rambler 88 crossed the finish line in Antigua on Wednesday 21st February at 01:21:45 AST in an elapsed time of 1 day 13 hours 41 minutes and 45 seconds, setting a new monohull race record.by Louay Habib Posted 21 Feb 14:57 HKT Volvo OR fleet tight on food as Leg 6 drags on Volvo OR fleet tight on food as Leg 6 drags onThe routing is now starting to settle down, and the highway to the finish is becoming clearAfter several days of playing off one cloud against another in search of a useful breeze, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet looks set to endure those conditions for another day or so. However the routing is now starting to settle down, and the highway to theby Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 21 Feb 10:27 HKT Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas repair progresses in NZ Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas repair progresses in NZThe repair of Vestas 11th Hour Racing makes good progress in AucklandThe port bow repair of Vestas 11th Hour racing appears to be progressing well in Auckland. In the latest shots released by the team the replacement bow section from Persico Marine, in Bergamo, Italy has been offered to the cut-out hull sectionby Compiled by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 21 Feb 09:24 HKT RORC Caribbean 600 - Day 2 morning report RORC Caribbean 600 - Day 2 morning reportThe strong conditions experienced at the startPeter Aschenbrenner's Irens 63 Paradox is blasting along at the front of the fleet, but in their rear virtual view mirror provided by the YB Race Tracker, George David's American Maxi Rambler 88 is hunting the multihull down.by Louay Habib Posted 20 Feb 23:09 HKT Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Day 14 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Day 14Volvo Ocean Race fleet is facing another 48 hours of excruciating sailingLying ahead of them is a 400-mile gulf that stretches as far south as New Caledonia, severely hampering progress towards New Zealand as Leg 6 enters its 14th day.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 20 Feb 22:19 HKT Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7 Day 21 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7 Day 21SP Logistics retains the lead for a second dayLess than 30 nautical miles separates the top two teams, and they are nervously looking over their shoulders at the chasing pack, as a wind hole has once again appeared on Day 21 of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race.by The Clipper Race Posted 20 Feb 19:18 HKT David Witt explains the two bands worn by the crew David Witt explains the two bands worn by the crew"Never give up!" is the motto aboard SHK Scallywag, exemplified by two special bands the crew wear"Never give up!" is the motto aboard SHK Scallywag, exemplified by two special bands the crew wear every day which have a special meaning for the crew. David Witt tells their stories on this Youtube clip way better than we could ever explain here. by Complied by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 20 Feb 17:43 HKT Fujin crew rescued in RORC Caribbean 600 Fujin crew rescued in RORC Caribbean 600After Greg Slyngstad's American Bieker 53 multihull capsizedGreg Slyngstad's American Bieker 53 multihull Fujin has capsized during the RORC Caribbean 600. All eight crew are safe. Stephen Cucchiaro's Gunboat 60 Flow stood by until Dutch/ French authorities organised a rescue vessel.by Louay Habib Posted 20 Feb 16:23 HKT SnowKite WorldCup Alto Sangro comes to a close SnowKite WorldCup Alto Sangro comes to a closePerfect conditions for Formula GPS formatThirty of the strongest athletes of the Formula GPS discipline were given a battle on the mountains of the Alto Sangro ski area for the second leg of IKA Snowkite World Cup over the past weekend.by Ian MacKinnon Posted 20 Feb 13:42 HKT Holes exposed in Minister's Am Cup Plans Holes exposed in Minister's Am Cup PlansWith one plan in Resource Consent process, Todd Niall looks at the options for the other twoRadio NZ's Todd Niall, reports on the planning muddle generated by the release of another America's Cup bases proposal by the Minister of Economic Development, David Parker, which has an a road for tankers running through the team bases.by Todd Niall, Radio NZ Posted 20 Feb 12:31 HKT Record fleet sets off on record pace Record fleet sets off on record paceA record 84 yachts started the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 in AntiguaA record 84 yachts started the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua today; the largest fleet assembled in the ten-year history of the race.by Louay Habib Posted 20 Feb 11:04 HKT Time running out fast for new Am Cup base options Time running out fast for new Am Cup base optionsLittle room for manoevre in new America's Cup Base ProposalsIt would seem that the new "Hybrid" plan for America's Cup bases is incompatible with the adopted plan which is well into public Submission process, and if adopted already tight timelines for America's Cup base delivery will be pushed into mid-2020.by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 20 Feb 10:29 HKT And now for something completely different And now for something completely differentIntroducing the Mothquito IFS Foiling CatamaranThe IFS Foiling company has entered into the flying boat market with an innovative project that provides new systems and solutions to the high performance foiling sailboat world, thanks to the patented IFS (Increased Foiling System).by Toni Blanc Posted 20 Feb 04:37 HKT Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Day 13 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Day 13Leaders hold on as rankings tightenAs team AkzoNobel and Scallywag bumped up against an area of calm, those chasing were enjoying 10 to 15 knots of wind and making impressive gains. In fact, the distance from first to last has nearly been halved in 24 hours.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 19 Feb 22:20 HKT Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7 Day 20 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7 Day 20The finish line is just days away and some last-minute tactics are being deployedRace leader Qingdao, which is aiming for its first win of the 2017-18 race, opted to go into Stealth Mode yesterday and is now hiding its position and route from the rest of the fleet as it heads to the finish.by The Clipper Race Posted 19 Feb 20:57 HKT New lighter wooden rig for Endeavour replica New lighter wooden rig for Endeavour replicaSouthern Spars has been lucky enough to take part in a unique retrofit project, Project SophieIn the past few months Southern Spars has been lucky enough to take part in a unique retrofit project, Project Sophie, which will come to fruition this spring.by Southern Spars Posted 19 Feb 16:43 HKT Hamilton Island Race Week entering new era Hamilton Island Race Week entering new eraExciting times for Australia's premier regattaAustralia's premier offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week, will enter an exciting new era with the staging of the 35th edition of the event in August this year.by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 19 Feb 16:12 HKT Remembering HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark Remembering HRH Prince Henrik of DenmarkA passionate sailor through five decadesHRH Prince Henrik had a big heart for sailing, a committed pioneer who brought the pleasure of sailing life far beyond the sailing community's own reach.by Dan Ibsen Posted 19 Feb 15:04 HKT RORC Caribbean 600: Bigger than Ben Hur RORC Caribbean 600: Bigger than Ben HurThe fastest and possibly toughest race in the ten year historyThe 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is likely to be the fastest and possibly toughest race in the ten year history of the Caribbean 600-mile classic. Over 20 knots is predicted for the first three days, with gusts in excess of 30 knots.by Louay Habib Posted 19 Feb 14:57 HKT Plenty of options for navigators as breeze drops Plenty of options for navigators as breeze dropsVolvo Ocean Race - Fiji or the Gold Coast on the Volvo OR itinerary as fleet compressesNavigators in the Volvo Ocean Race have some big decisions ahead as the fleet compresses ahead of entering an area of light windsby Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 19 Feb 12:01 HKT
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