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Davies avoids disaster after pirouette in the Canaries

After a hot night of gybing in the Canaries, Britain’s Samantha Davies survived a potentially boat-wrecking “pirouette” in wind gusting almost 40 knots to keep alive her hopes of a podium place in the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre. She and French co-skipper Paul Meilhat on their 60ft monohull, Initiatives-Cœur,  have dropped four places to eighth in the leaderboard ...

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The RYA wins World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award

The Royal Yachting Association has been crowned winner of the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, at the World Sailing Awards in Bermuda. The award celebrates the effective execution and ongoing delivery of high-impact, highly-replicable sustainability initiatives, aligned to the World Sailing Sustainability Agenda 2030. The RYA has, through The Green Blue, its joint environmental initiative with British Marine, ...

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Marco Gradoni becomes youngest Rolex World Sailor of the Year

Italy’s Marco Gradoni was crowned the 2019 male Rolex World Sailor of the Year, becoming the youngest ever recipient, at the World Sailing Awards. Anne-Marie Rindom of Denmark received the female accolade to follow in the footsteps of the all-time great sailors. Gradoni, at 15-years-old, was crowned Rolex World Sailor of the Year for his success in the Optimist class, ...

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SailGP’s F50 crowned World Sailing’s Boat of the Year

As SailGP prepares to kick off its second season in 2020, the global championship continues to be recognised for its successful debut. The F50 catamaran – the fastest sail race boat in the world – has been honoured as World Sailing’s 2019 Goslings Boat of the Year, praised for its innovative concepts and ground-breaking technological advancements that are changing the ...

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Britain’s two Sams challenge as fleet divides

Britain’s Samantha Davies and her French co-skipper, Paul Meilhat have sent a message at the start of this and it rang out across the Bay of Biscay yesterday as they tacked south-west at Cape Finisterre in third place. They are fast and they are here to win the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre. In the same wind as the ...

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BLEDDYN GOES FROM WELSH SQUADS TO AMERICAS CUP

Welsh sailor Bleddyn Môn has been selected to be part of the British Americas Cup challenging INEOS Team UK for the second time. The Anglesey sailor, who came up through the Welsh sailing system to compete nationally and internationally in his own right, has returned from the Volvo Ocean Race to take part in the Ben Ainslie led attempt to ...

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British leader dismasted

Hopes of a British victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre  were dealt a cruel blow before sunrise on Monday morning when overnight leaders Luke Berry and his French co-skipper Tanguy Le Turquais suffered a dismast to their 40ft monohull, Lamotte – Module Creation. Both skippers are safe and shepherded their boat to Roscoff, on the north coast ...

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Britain set to challenge French dominance as Route du Café begins

At 13:15 (French time) the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre starting horn was sounded and the 118 skippers in their 59 multi-coloured boats weaved across the start line in front of Cape de la Hève, beating into 12-14 knots of north-easterly wind. First ranking at 16:00 (French time) The bi-annual double-handed 4,350-mile race, the longest and toughest transat in ...

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MARLOW’S RECYCLED BLUE OCEAN DOCKLINE IS DAME AWARD NOMINATED

Marlow Ropes has announced that its eco-conscious Blue Ocean Dockline, made from 100% recycled waste plastic bottles has been nominated for a DAME Award 2019 at the METSTRADE show taking place in Amsterdam this November. Managing Director Jon Mitchell comments: “We are thrilled that the Blue Ocean Dockline’s eco credentials and innovation have been recognised by the DAME Design Award ...

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Highfield Boats reveals support RIB for new HUGO BOSS campaign

Highfield Boats, the world’s leading aluminium RIB supplier, was finally able to reveal its brand new ultra-high specification support RIB for Alex Thompson’s next campaign when the new HUGO BOSS IMOCA 60 was christened just a few weeks ago. The HUGO BOSS support RIB was built and fitted out in the utmost secrecy.  Using the base template of Highfield’s popular ...

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