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The Vestas Wind has arrived in Italy

Posted on 27 January 2015

The Vestas Wind has now arrived in Italy. Having crossed paths with our six fellow teams on our journey from Malaysia to Genoa, it's a bittersweet ending to Leg 3 as the Maersk container ship docks into port at the same time the VO65s arrive in Sanya. Continue Reading

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Alvimedica Team

Team Alvimedica Earns Podium Position in China

Posted on 27 January 2015

Team Alvimedica earned a podium finish today in China after some of the closest racing ever. The Turkish-American team protected their position in the final stretch to Sanya, carefully navigating a course peppered with fishing boats along the Vietnamese coast and across the South China Sea to cap off a well-sailed leg to clinch third. Continue Reading

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World Championship Title In The Balance

Posted on 27 January 2015

Monsoon Cup Malaysia, the final event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, is to take place in its new home of Johor, the southernmost state of Malaysia, over 10th-14th February. In addition to being the grand finale of the Tour, the event will also see the 2014 ISAF Match Racing World Champion crowned. Continue Reading

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Team Vestas Wind, Volvo Ocean Race

Verbraak to leave Vestas team

Posted on 23 January 2015

On 2 nd January 2015, Team Vestas Wind announced that skipper Chris Nicholson had been tasked to review the team during the month of January. The objective is to ensure the right team for the come back to the race, which is now, for this team, of a different nature than the scheduled original route from Alicante to Gothenburg. Continue Reading

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ISAF announces Gazprom International as an Official Partner

Posted on 23 January 2015

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Partnership Agreement with the global energy company Gazprom EP International B.V. Continue Reading

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Dongfeng Race Team, Volvo Ocean Race

Scare for Dongfeng

Posted on 22 January 2015

Dongfeng Race Team suffered a major scare in their pursuit of Leg 3 victory in the Volvo Ocean Race on Thursday when a tack line on a key sail snapped. The incident happened with the leading Chinese boat still 945 nautical miles from the leg finish in their home port of Sanya as the team made their way through the South China Sea having survived the hazardous Malacca Strait over the previous five days. Continue Reading

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Oracle Team USA

Spithill: “We can’t wait to get on the water in Bermuda”

Posted on 21 January 2015

ORACLE TEAM USA skipper Jimmy Spithill is in Bermuda this week, along with other team members, to lay the groundwork for a smooth transition for the team as it moves to the new host venue of the America’s Cup over the coming weeks. Continue Reading

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Spindrift Racing

The Jules Verne Trophy 2015: let the adventure begin!

Posted on 20 January 2015

On 6th January 2012, just over three years ago, the Jules Verne Trophy record was beaten for the seventh time in its history. A new record for sailing around the world without stopping via the three capes was beaten by 14 sailors aboard the largest trimaran ever to be built. The crew travelled 40,000 km around the world in 45 ½ days, just over half the time that Jules Verne famously gave to Phileas Fogg. Continue Reading

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