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Crew set sail on round-Britain challenge

A team of veterans affected by military operations has swapped home comforts for two months of nautical endurance as they attempt to sail 2000 nautical miles around the British Isles. Under blue skies the crew of 17 veterans – many with little or no sailing experience –  were waved a noisy goodbye to crowds of well-wishers at Falmouth harbour in ...

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Champions crowned at tenth RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta

Paul Phillips (Hansa Liberty) was crowned 2017 RYA Sailability Multiclass Champion of Champions at the tenth RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta this weekend. More than 50 boats and 74 sailors converged at Rutland Water to compete at Britain’s biggest disabled sailing event with prizes up for grabs in seven classes: 2.4mR, Challenger, Hansa 303, Hansa Liberty, RS Venture and the Open ...

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ROLEX FASTNET RACE: THE FASTEST HOME

Arriving in Plymouth at 05:55 BST and a little over ten hours outside of the current multihull line honours, the MOD70 Concise 10 became the first yacht to complete the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. Having led the record-breaking fleet throughout the entire race, her quest to arrive first over the finish line was never in jeopardy. “It was one of ...

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Young sailors crew Black Dog to racing victory

The five children who joined the crew of racing yacht Black Dog Team Gul and went on to score a win on the opening day of Falmouth Week described their experience with an emphatic “amazing!”. “Hiking out over the edge at speed was incredible,” said Ross Payne, 12, while 13-year-old Ollie Heffernan added: “It was challenging but really exciting. We ...

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Dongfeng first to ease sheets at the Fastnet Rock

After a night of close-quarters tacking in the Celtic Sea into a 15-knot northwesterly breeze Dongfeng Race Team, which had been in second place in the seven-strong Volvo Ocean Race fleet, was the first to round the famous Fastnet Rock this morning. Charles Caudrelier and his crew managed to overhaul former class leader AkzoNobel and were the first to ease ...

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VIDEO: Alex Thomson on board HUGO BOSS on day two of the Fastnet

Alex Thomson, remains upbeat on day two of the Fastnet, despite currently sitting in ninth place in the IMOCA class. Thomson and his co-sailor, Nicholas O’Leary, are approximately just twenty miles behind the leader SMA. The conditions the fleet are facing are upwind, which are not favourable for the foil assisted HUGO BOSS. As Technical Director, Ross Daniel, explains; “Alex ...

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ROLEX FASTNET RACE: FIRST ROCK ROUNDING

Rounding the Fastnet Rock on the southern tip of Ireland at 15:49 BST, Tony Lawson’s Concise 10 leads the fleet in the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. The MOD70 became the first yacht to round the race’s emblematic landmark and is making rapid progress some 115-nm ahead of the next boat on the water, George David’s Rambler 88. With 242-nm still ...

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