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Philippe Péché extends lead in GGR

French skipper Philippe Péché and his Rustler 36 PRB have opened up a 45 mile lead over fellow Frenchman Jean-Luc Van Den Heede (Rustler 36 Matmut) over the weekend after enjoying a fast run down the Portuguese coast. Those taking a more traditional westerly route led by Dutchman Mark Slats (Rustler 36 Ohpen Maverick) and Estonian Uku Randmaa (Rustler 36 ...

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YOUNGEST EVER CLIPPER RACE SKIPPER LEADS SEATTLE TEAM TO VICTORY IN PENULTIMATE RACE

Nikki Henderson, 24, from Surrey, UK, has led her Visit Seattle team to an impressive victory in Race 12 from New York, USA, to Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, the penultimate race of the 40,000 nautical mile Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. Visit Seattle crossed the finish line to complete the 3,000nm race across the North Atlantic Ocean, the fast-paced sixth and final ...

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Bluebird K3 runs again

Sir Malcolm Campbell’s world record breaking boat, Bluebird K3, has once again run on Lake Maggiore, Switzerland 80 years after its last record breaking run. Bluebird K3, owned and driven by Karl Foulkes-Halbard, was taken to Switzerland to take part in the “Luci e Ombre” festival in Locarno. After years of restoration bringing the boat back into full working order ...

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Another two spots secured on the ilovesailing calendar 2019

Michael Forbes from Helensburgh and Charlie Chandler from Solihull, have claimed the next two spots on the 2019 ilovesailing calendar, leaving just four more places up for grabs. As well as claiming their spot on the 2019 calendar Michael and Charlie also win: Two tickets to The Yachtmarket.com Southampton Boat Show for the official prize giving Canvas print of their ...

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High Potential wins 2018 Round the Island Race Gold Roman Bowl

In what will probably be regarded as one of the most challenging on record, the 87th edition of the Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay was won overall by High Potential. Ross Applebey and his team, based in Lymington, sailed an impressive race in the light, tactical conditions and after 8:30:03 was deemed the overall winner of ...

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Round the Island Race 2018 First Finishers

The sole MOD70 foiling trimaran Concise Fling with Ned Collier Wakefield on the helm has finally crossed the finish line in Cowes at 15:14:09. The elapsed time of 8:34:09 makes this one of the slowest line honours times recorded in the Island Sailing Club’s annual 50 nm Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay. Their progress was hindered ...

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Round the Island Race gets underway

As early morning haze gave way to sunshine, the 1,204 teams signed up for the 2018 Round the Island Race flocked to the start area off the Royal Yacht Squadron line (RYS). Dame Ellen MacArthur was on the RYS platform to fire the cannon that signaled the first start at 0630 and, in a gentle breeze of 4-6kts, the 11 ...

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Round the Island Race countdown

With less than 24 hours to go before Katie Schuhster – representing the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust – fires the cannon as official race starter for the 87th edition of the Round the Island Race, the festive atmosphere in Cowes is in full swing. Run by the Island Sailing Club in association with Cloudy Bay New Zealand, this quintessential British ...

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Volvo Cork Week showcasing the best of Cork Harbour

 July 15 to July 21 Royal Yacht Club Crosshaven, Co Cork Volvo Cork Week is the biennial sailing regatta based around Crosshaven and Cork harbour, this year it runs from Sunday 15 to Saturday 21 July. Over the 40 years of its history, Cork Week has cemented its reputation as a world class sailing experience, flavoured with the key ingredients ...

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Natasha Lambert BEM confirms entry to Round the Island Race

Natasha Lambert BEM, a multi award winning adventurer with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, will be taking on the world’s best sailors this weekend and proving that disability is no barrier on the water as she competes in the 50 mile Round The Island  Yacht Race. This will be Natasha’s second lap of the island, having first sailed round the Isle of ...

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