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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

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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Volvo Ocean Race

Bouncing into the Roulette Wheel

Posted on 20 January 2015

We left the fleet a week ago, headed across the Bay of Bengal to the northern entrance into the Malacca Straits… and an uncertain future. Continue Reading

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Barcelona World Race

The big game

Posted on 20 January 2015

From sailing the length of the Atlantic virtually neck and neck, this morning the Barcelona World Race leaders were nearly 400 miles apart, after second-placed Neutrogena split from current leaders Cheminées Poujoulat, gybing south in search of new weather systems and stronger westerly breezes. Continue Reading

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Olympics

Miami To Come Alive For Second World Cup Regatta

Posted on 20 January 2015

From 26-31 January 2015, Miami, USA will welcome world class fields in ten Olympic and three Paralympic events for the second regatta of the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series. Continue Reading

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