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Joyon sets course record in the Route du Rhum Joyon sets course record in the Route du RhumJoyon sets course record in the Route du Rhum–Destination GuadeloupeFrance's Francis Joyon (62), sailing aboard IDEC Sport, crossed the Route du Rhum–Destination Guadeloupe's finishing line seven minutes and eight seconds ahead of Francois Gabart (FRA; 35), to set a new course record.by David Schmidt Posted 12 Nov 12:00 EST Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 9 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 9François Gabart says he's happy with his second-placed finishAt the moment, François Gabart says he's happy with his finish at Pointe-à-Pitre and to have been able to battle to the end, even though Francis Joyon stole the victory by taking the lead at the finishing line, just seven minutes ahead of him.by Route du Rhum Posted 12 Nov 13:51 EST Emirates Team NZ are first team in Cup Village Emirates Team NZ are first team in Cup VillageLong the Cinderella of America's Cup teams, Emirates Team NZ have now made it to the glass palaceAfter years of being cooped up in a grimy, gritty base, America's Cup victors Emirates Team New Zealand finally have a sparkling new home on Auckland's waterfront. Suzanne McFadden takes a look insideby Suzanne McFadden Posted 12 Nov 13:14 EST Optimist Asian/Oceanian Championship practice day Optimist Asian/Oceanian Championship practice dayTeams arrive in MyanmarYesterday marked the opening day of the 2018 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship, hosted by the Ngwe Saung Yacht Club and Resort with the support of the Myanmar Yachting Federation.by Fiona Kidd Posted 12 Nov 09:58 EST Joyon snatches record-setting victory Joyon snatches record-setting victoryIn thrilling finale to Route du Rhum-Destination GuadeloupeIn the closest finish since it was first staged in 1978, the French ocean racing veteran Francis Joyon won the 40th anniversary Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race from Saint Malo to Pointe-À-Pitre early this morning.by Route du Rhum Posted 12 Nov 01:56 EST Minutes separate winners in Route du Rhum finish Minutes separate winners in Route du Rhum finishTwo lead boats Francis Joyon and François Gabart finish just over 7 minutes apartAfter a hard sail in the opening stanza of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, the two lead boats Francis Joyon on IDEC Sport and François Gabart aboard Macif finished just over seven minutes apart after a thrilling finish at night in Guadeloupeby Sail-World.com/nz Posted 11 Nov 23:07 EST Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final Red Bull Foiling Generation World FinalNew Zealand victorious in MiamiAfter a year of qualifying races held all over the world, Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie from New Zealand emerged as the victors of the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final. They've put themselves on the map as future stars in the sport.by Dan Palumbo Posted 11 Nov 19:08 EST Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 8 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 8A foil and a rudder missing on the MACIF Trimaran"François never gives in," says Thomas Normand of the technical team. "The loss of the foil did not cause sufficient damage to force him to retire. Naturally, these hitches have had an impact on performance, but she is still fighting for a win."by Route du Rhum Posted 11 Nov 18:31 EST Oldest tale of them all Oldest tale of them allIn order to finish first, first you have to finishIn order to finish first, first you have to finish. Certainly felt for the Golden Globe Race leader, Jean-Luc Van Den Heede this week. He has so much daylight between he and second place, Mark Slats, that they are often up to two weather systems apart.by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 11 Nov 16:00 EST Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 7 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 7Alex Thomson is still leading the fleet of IMOCAsOn the sixth day of racing in the Route du Rhum, British skipper Alex Thomson is still leading the fleet of IMOCAs. In the trade winds, he is being chased by three skippers, Paul Meilhat, Vincent Riou and Yann Eliès.by Route du Rhum Posted 10 Nov 14:49 EST RC44 Championship Tour finale starts next week RC44 Championship Tour finale starts next weekFleet will once again take to the waters of Cascais for final showdownHaving defended their World Championship trophy last month, becoming the first team ever to claim a hat trick of RC44 World titles, Vladimir Prosikhin and tactician Dean Barker of Team Nika currently lead the fleet.by RC44 Class Association Posted 10 Nov 09:17 EST Return of Athos and the Flying Machines Return of Athos and the Flying MachinesSet for the 2019 RORC Caribbean 600The 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 is set to be a spectacular edition of the fantastic 600 nautical mile race around 11 Caribbean islands. Of the early entries, the largest yacht competing will be the 203ft schooner Athosby Louay Habib Posted 10 Nov 07:36 EST North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief36th America's Cup, A-Cat Preview, 3Di For All, Solo Skipper Trusts NorthNorth Sails is once again leading the way in the America's Cup as three of four teams have confirmed North Sails as their supplier of choice.by North Sails Posted 10 Nov 07:00 EST Laura Baldwin's view on the scuttling of the Finn Laura Baldwin's view on the scuttling of the FinnWTF* should never be a question after a decision is made for any change at the Olympic GamesWTF* should never be a question after a decision is made for any change at the Olympic Games. Changes should be made long enough in advance not to immediately impact people's lives in such a devastating way. There should be no shock surprises. by Laura Baldwin Posted 10 Nov 01:28 EST American Magic show off AC75 test boat - Video American Magic show off AC75 test boat - VideoFirst team video of their AC75 surrogate nick named "The Mule" as she foils on Narragansett BayAmerican Magic, the New York Yacht Club's entry in the 36th America's Cup, has released the first team video of their AC75 surrogate nick named "The Mule" as it foils on Narragansett Bay. In this revealing video we can see the 38ft long Mule tucked inby American Magic Posted 9 Nov 19:38 EST Multi-Million investment comes to an end Multi-Million investment comes to an endAfter pumping USD$20million into match racing owner Håkan Svensson now wants outSwedish businessman and passionate sailor Håkan Svensson had a long pedigree of supporting professional sailing when he bought the World Match Racing Tour in 2015. Now after spending three years and tens of millions of dollars transforming the event almosby Justin Chisholm, Yachtracing.life Posted 9 Nov 19:15 EST Italians condemn changes made to 2024 Olympics Italians condemn changes made to 2024 OlympicsIs the future of sailing at risk? Well, the president of the Italian Sailing Federation is worried…Italian sailing website Farevela.net interviews with the President of the Italian sailing federation soon after his return from last weekend's Annual Conference of World Sailing, where it was decided to have a Mixed Two-Person Offshore event in 2024.by Michele Tognozzi Posted 9 Nov 17:36 EST Mike Golding: Sailing can be a peoples sport Mike Golding: Sailing can be a peoples sportOne of the veterans of short handed racing gives some insights into the Olympic eventFrench newsletter Tip & Shaft interviewed Mike Golding a veteran of the trans-oceanic and short-handed scene since 1992. The main point of interest centred around his views on the proposed Mixed Two-Person Offshore keelboat eventby Tip and Shaft Posted 9 Nov 17:21 EST Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 6 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 6Sunshine and shorts time as Thomson looks to capitalizeAfter five days of tough racing in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race from Saint Malo to Pointe-à-Pitre in the French Caribbean, Britain's Alex Thomson is in good spirits and looking to put the hammer down on Hugo Boss.by Route du Rhum Posted 9 Nov 13:15 EST CanAm Championship Series returns to South Florida CanAm Championship Series returns to South FloridaNOR for 2.4mR Series is now availableThe U.S. 2.4 Meter Class Association has announced its return to South Florida's West Coast for the third edition of the class' CanAm Championship Series which will feature five regattas hosted from the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club (CHYC)by Jan Harley Posted 9 Nov 10:42 EST
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