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Dongfeng Race Team

Gusts prevent Dongfeng from fixing the mast track

Posted on 27 November 2014

Whilst the pressure of super close racing continues onboard Dongfeng in the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, a technical problem on the mast of the Chinese entry has added to the stress. The problem is not fully repairable in the current upwind and bumpy conditions, and is certainly an issue of concern for the team. Continue Reading

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35th America's Cup, Artemis Racing, Various

Gothenburg to host ACWS event in 2015

Posted on 26 November 2014

Artemis Racing and the City of Gothenburg are set to host an America’s Cup World Series event during the last weekend of August (28th - 30th) 2015. Continue Reading

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ISAF, Olympics

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Declared Open

Posted on 25 November 2014

The inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final has been declared open by ISAF President Carlo Croce in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Continue Reading

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Volvo Ocean Race

And so the Game Begins

Posted on 25 November 2014

The section of Leg 2 north from the Southern Ocean and into the trade winds always promised to be one of the most complex. At the end of the first week, we have the fleet poised for a big split to the south of Madagascar, with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing apparently headed north alone, while the rest of the fleet have gone east. Continue Reading

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Various

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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