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Fast foiling ride for Billy Besson and Matthieu Vandame

Posted on 24 November 2014

Phantom International is proud to announce that Billy Besson and Matthieu Vandame are joining the Phantom Sailing Team for the 2015 season. To celebrate and seal this collaboration Billy and Matthieu enjoyed a fast foiling ride with the Flying Phantom in the sea off Saint Malo Continue Reading

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RC44

Nika wins in Oman and Team Aqua clinch their fourth RC44 Tour title

Posted on 23 November 2014

The 2014 RC44 Championship Tour has seen the 13-strong fleet compete in five events across three continents, with the finale played out this week on the Gulf of Oman. With no team able to discard the last event of the season, the podium positions were by no means secure as last day of racing got underway at the RC44 Oman Cup, in a sedate seven-knot breeze. Continue Reading

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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Volvo Ocean Race

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing shrugs off torn sail and steering breakdown

Posted on 22 November 2014

With the fleet’s easterly - rather than northerly – track skewing the official fleet rankings based on distance to finish, at 0940 UTC today ADOR was a potential leg leader, despite having dealt with two major equipment failures in the last 24 hours Continue Reading

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Route du Rhum

Spain’s Pella Writes Himself Into Rhum Record Books

Posted on 20 November 2014

Spanish solo skipper Alex Pella wrote himself into the history books of the Route du Rhum solo Transatlantic race and Spanish ocean racing when he crossed the finish line of the 3542 miles La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe race first in Classe40 at 06:47:08 hrs TU/07:47:08hrs CET/02:47:08 Local Gaudeloupe. Continue Reading

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RC44

Synergy crowned RC44 Match Race Champions in Oman

Posted on 20 November 2014

Synergy stayed unbeaten and were crowned 2014 RC44 Match Race Champions; taking back the title they lost to Team Aqua in 2013. Continue Reading

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Volvo Ocean Race

Cyclone season awaits Leg 2 fleet

Posted on 18 November 2014

Volvo Ocean Race sailors set out again for the open seas on Wednesday with no piracy activity on their radar, but the threat of cyclones ahead on Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi. Sailing conditions in Cape Town look challenging for the 1800 start (local time)/1600 UTC, with plenty of wind, but flat seas forecast. Continue Reading

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RC44

RC44 Grand Final Showdown in Oman

Posted on 17 November 2014

The closing event of the 2015 Championship Tour will play out from the 19th – 23rd of November at the RC44 Oman Cup, Muscat. Hosted by Oman Sail, the season finale promises to be a close one. With both the Match Racing and Fleet Racing titles up for grabs and the top three teams all within touching distance, the big question is can anyone topple Team Aqua, to break their three-year domination. Continue Reading

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Volvo Ocean Race

Walker rules in Cape Town

Posted on 15 November 2014

Ian Walker (GBR) and his Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew became the confirmed kings of Cape Town on Saturday, clinching the in-port race less than a week after arriving here as Leg 1 winners. The victory, by just over a minute, leaves them on top of the In-port Race Series too, and bursting with confidence for Leg 2 which starts on Wednesday. Continue Reading

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