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Tightest finish of the Clipper 2015-16 Race so far

The Wardan Whip produced the tightest finish of the Clipper 2015-16 Race so far, when after 25 days and 4,850 nautical miles of racing Mission Performance and IchorCoal were neck and neck on the approach to Albany. In the end it was Mission Performance which crossed the line first. Clipper Race founder and chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston highlights the exhilaration ...

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Nicola Sturgeon unveils new Inverclyde race boat

To celebrate the newest addition to Scotland’s racing calendar, the First Minister unveiled a specially-branded Inverclyde powerboat, which will compete in the Greenock event and others in the P1 SuperStock UK Championship next year at Scarborough, Gosport, Cardiff and Bournemouth. Ms Sturgeon said: “This major event will attract tens of thousands of powerboat racing fans to Inverclyde, an area with ...

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Race win sees Scott take World Championship pole

Giles Scott advanced to the top of the leaderboard on a truncated second of day of Finn Gold Cup racing in Takapuna, New Zealand today. The defending world champion won the only race of the two originally scheduled races in a light and decaying breeze to take the yellow jersey and a 16 point lead into Thursday’s third day of ...

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World Championship fifth for Dobson and Ainsworth

Charlotte Dobson proclaimed the push for Rio 2016 is ‘full steam ahead’ after claiming a fifth place finish with Sophie Ainsworth at the 49erFX World Championships in San Isidro, Argentina. The British pairing improved on their seventh at the 2014 World Championships in Santander and although Dobson admits they were disappointed not have pushed into the podium spots in the ...

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Scott set for Finn world title defence

Finn World Champion Giles Scott is hoping to round off a long 2015 season with a successful title defence at the Finn Gold Cup, which gets underway in Takapuna, New Zealand today. Scott will be aiming for a third world title to add to his 2014 and 2011 victories, but with national and individual Olympic qualifying berths at stake across ...

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Spindrift 2 begins Jules Verne Trophy record attempt

The trimaran Spindrift 2, led by Yann Guichard, crossed the start line that runs from Créac’h lighthouse (Ushant island, France) to Lizard Point (England) for the start of her crewed non-stop circumnavigation. The Jules Verne Trophy record attempt by Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard and their crew began four years to the day since the current record-holder, Loïck Peyron, began ...

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Last arrival in Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe

The  arrival of Yuri Firsov, the last competitor still at sea, let the curtain fall on the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe. The 2,700nm race from France to the Caribbean is the longest solo race for the smallest of boats. Each solo sailor was tested to the limit on this unique adventure: a trans-atlantic race in a small boat and ...

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Clipper fleet arrives in Australia

The podium is complete after one of the toughest legs of the Clipper Race, with three winning teams now in Albany, Western Australia after claiming the top positions on the Southern Ocean 4,845nm leg from Cape Town, South Africa. LMAX Exchange claimed victory with Derry~Londonderry~Doire in second and Qingdao third. The race was a typical Southern Ocean leg, with the ...

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