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LMAX Exchange victorious in Clipper race

LMAX Exchange crossed the line ahead of the other 11 competitors in the toughest Clipper race so far from Albany to Sydney with winds gusting up to 50 knots and lumpy sea conditions creating an exhilarating and challenging race to the end. GREAT Britain took second followed by Garmin. GREAT Britain Skipper Peter Thornton said: “It was a tough race ...

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London to Rio Olympic row

On 16 January a mixed team of four will embark on a world record journey, to travel from London to Rio, using just man and women power to carry them 6,700 miles to the Brazilian Olympic host city. As a team of four, Johnny Keevil 31, Jake Heath 29, Mel Parker 28 and Susannah Cass 27, will carry the legacy ...

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New offshore race announced

The soloFASTNET is a new offshore race on one of the world’s most demanding ocean race courses. Starting off Cowes on July 2 the fleet will navigate the 610nm course west along the English south coast, across the Celtic Sea to the Fastnet Rock off Ireland, south around the Scilly Isles and to the finish off Plymouth. The soloFASTNET is ...

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Solitaire du Figaro 2016

On 19 June, Leg 1 of the 2016 Solitaire du Figaro will kick off from the historic French town of Deauville. As many as 40 brave skippers are expected on the Solitaire start line next year, as a fleet formed of the world’s best ocean racers and ambitious young Rookies prepares to take on 1,525 miles of Europe’s roughest waters ...

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New Saffier Sc 6.50 Cruise

The Saffier 6.50 Cruise is to a state-of-the- art modern daysailer while still keeping those beautiful classic hull lines intact. The hull is one aspect of her seaworthiness and keeping the righting moment the same was important. With the new keel shape, and these days being able to put the centre of gravity much lower in the keel, we ended ...

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Full-contact Extreme 40 sailing on Sydney Harbour

With everything to play for, the Extreme 40s came out all-guns-blazing on Sydney Harbour for the much-anticipated final Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™ championship. On a day of costly penalties for some crews, and race-ending collisions that reduced the fleet of nine boats to just six, it was SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Oman Air that shone through ...

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RYA Powerboat racing review

Over the last six months the RYA has been conducting an in-depth review of its governance of Powerboat Racing in the UK led by an independent consultant. Throughout the process all members of the Powerboat Racing community have had the opportunity to contribute to the review, with all views being considered and evaluated alongside the vast amount of written materials, ...

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Rio 2016-selected sailor to undergo cancer treatment

British Sailing Team’s 470 Olympic campaigner Elliot Willis has unfortunately been diagnosed with bowel cancer. Willis, 32, campaigns alongside 2012 silver medallist Luke Patience, with the world number two-ranked pair among the first athletes in any sport to be selected to Team GB for the Rio 2016 Games in September. An appropriate course of treatment is currently being determined for ...

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