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Looking Back to Go Forwards

Posted on 20 December 2014

Turning negatives to positives, adversity to strengths, deconstructing the key elements of a long, stressful and frustrating Leg 2, detailing weaknesses and making them assets. The debrief is on now for the girls of Team SCA and for the next couple of days. Continue Reading

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Rolex Sydney Hobart

Rolex Sydney Hobart – One Race Many Nations

Posted on 20 December 2014

Australia’s premier ocean race has always had an international flavour; Captain Illingworth, who started the whole Sydney Hobart thing was, after all, an Englishman. Continue Reading

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Key West Race Week 28th edition begins January 18

Posted on 18 December 2014

High-speed foiling catamarans, powerful 72-foot Maxi yachts, innovative High Performance Racing designs and large classes of exciting sport boats are heading to the Florida Keys. Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 will once again showcase the full spectrum of sailboat racing amid the beautiful setting of aqua-colored waters and warm sunshine. Continue Reading

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Team Vestas Wind, Volvo Ocean Race

Team Vestas back on the Cargados Carajos

Posted on 18 December 2014

Neil Cox has been Chris Nicholson’s shore manager for two Volvo Ocean Races before they entered their third one together with Team Vestas Wind. But the Aussie expert had never, ever been in the situation he is in now – heading to a remote Indian Ocean reef to recover the blue Volvo Ocean 65 after it ran aground in the middle of the second leg, on November 29. Continue Reading

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Vendée Globe

Jérémie Beyou first to register for the Vendée Globe

Posted on 18 December 2014

The skipper of Maître Coq was the first skipper to complete the official registration for the next non-stop solo round the world voyage. Continue Reading

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Volvo Ocean Race

It’s All Over, But Only Briefly

Posted on 16 December 2014

Unlike Leg 1, there were no big, stand-out strategic moves... at least, none that worked – in fact, playing it tight and sticking with the fleet was consistently rewarded this time around. It was a leg that was lost, rather than won, as one-by-one the boats dropped off the leading pack – usually after taking a punt on the weather... Continue Reading

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Barcelona World Race

Garcia Brothers in Arms will represent We Are Water

Posted on 16 December 2014

Barcelona brothers Bruno and Willy Garcia will carry the name of the We Are Water Foundation around the world in the Barcelona World Race, continuing a popular association started in the 2010-2011 edition of the two handed race around the world with Jaume Mumbru and Cali Sanmarti. Continue Reading

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Melges20

Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series, Act II – Beluga Cup

Posted on 16 December 2014

The Yacht Club de Monaco’s sailing year ended on a high with Act II of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series – Beluga Cup, which this weekend saw 40-plus one-designs on the water split between the Melges 20 class and the J/70s. A top level winter meeting, the event attracts teams from all over Europe here to prepare for the upcoming season’s big championships. Continue Reading

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