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TR2011: South Pays – For Now

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Nordwind and Carina have opened up a significant lead on the rest of the fleet that started the Transatlantic Race 2011 on June 26. These two yachts have stayed in good pressure, whilst the yachts behind that stayed north have not — leaving them well over 100 miles behind the frontrunners. There was, however, high […]

TR2011: South Pays – For Now http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1535

July 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Atlantic Ocean Racing Series,News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Transatlantic Race | Read More »

Boston Day 2: Wide Open Going Into Halfway Stage

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The ever changing conditions on the second day of racing at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 4 in Boston, resulted in a game of snakes and ladders for many of the 11 Extreme 40 teams and leaves Act 4 wide open going into the halfway stage tomorrow. After another seven races today there have been […]

Boston Day 2: Wide Open Going Into Halfway Stage http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1551

July 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Extreme Sailing Series,News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

Rolex Baltic Week: All to play for after testing day

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It was a long day on the water for organisers and competitors alike at the Rolex Baltic Week for Day 4 (2 July) of the regatta, which saw a weather front over the Flensburg Fjord bring cold and rainy conditions, and fresh north-westerly breezes of around 15-20 knots. With windspeeds forecast to ease slightly later […]

Rolex Baltic Week: All to play for after testing day http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1533

July 3rd, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

New Era for AMERICA’S CUP goes LIVE in 35 Days

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The first competition of the new multihull America’s Cup era begins with the inaugural America’s Cup World Series in Cascais, Portugal, on August 6. Nine teams from eight different countries will race identical AC45 wing-sailed catamarans directly off the coast. Designed for extreme speed, the AC45 has proven to be a handful in strong conditions, […]

New Era for AMERICA’S CUP goes LIVE in 35 Days http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1503

July 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Americas Cup,News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

TR2011: the Rhythm of the Sea

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Carina, skippered by Rives Potts Jr. (Essex, Conn.), has put on a stellar performance over the last six days since starting the Transatlantic Race 2011 on June 26.  This morning, Carina had pulled out a lead of 33 miles over British Soldier crewed by the British Army Sailing Association. The statistics, however, do not reflect […]

TR2011: the Rhythm of the Sea http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1501

July 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Atlantic Ocean Racing Series,News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Transatlantic Race | Read More »

TR2011: Racing Machines Readying For Battle

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Since 1866, the cornerstone of offshore yacht racing has been transatlantic races, due, in part, to legendary yachts sailed by icons of the sport.  Few, however, would disagree that the impending showdown between Rambler 100 and ICAP Leopard ranks right up there with the best battles of all time. Sunday, July 3, the third and […]

TR2011: Racing Machines Readying For Battle http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1497

July 1st, 2011 | Posted in Atlantic Ocean Racing Series,News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Transatlantic Race | Read More »

Challenging First Day at Extreme 40 USA Debut

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The opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 4 at the Fan Pier in Boston proved to be a challenging one as the 11 Extreme 40 teams made their USA debut.  Finding the best lanes of pressure and speed was the big ask of the day as the breeze fluctuated in strength and direction […]

Challenging First Day at Extreme 40 USA Debut http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1495

July 1st, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

Russell Coutts: the limits of pushing the AC45 catamaran (VIDEO)

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ORACLE Racing CEO Russell Coutts explores the limits and beyond during a training session in San Francisco. He said: “Sometimes it helps to be a little bit young either.” (Sailing – no country for old men.) (1:54 min | from americascup.com)

Russell Coutts: the limits of pushing the AC45 catamaran (VIDEO) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1492

July 1st, 2011 | Posted in Americas Cup,News,Regattas | Read More »

No races, but a change of leader on the Rolex Baltic Week

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Competitors in the 2011 Rolex Baltic Week arrived at Flensburg Fjord on Friday morning (1 July) to find white horses dancing on the waters and a strong to storm-force west-north-westerly wind blowing. The rigging may have been whistling on the 46 stunning Metre yachts assembled in the marina of Flensburg Sailing Club, but with gusts […]

No races, but a change of leader on the Rolex Baltic Week http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1486

July 1st, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

Rolex Baltic Week: Big breezes, but Hollandia and Vanity V hold firm

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It was all change on the Flensburg Fjord for day two of the 2011 Rolex Baltic Week on Thursday (30 June). After a summery opener, conditions turned to strong and very gusty westerly winds, with bursts reaching 28 knots under a grey and overcast sky. Among the two Metre fleets racing for Robbe & Berking […]

Rolex Baltic Week: Big breezes, but Hollandia and Vanity V hold firm http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1489

July 1st, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

ORACLE: Simeon and Shannon visit the Richmond Yacht Club (VIDEO)

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ORACLE Racing teamers Shannon Falcone, who celebrated yesterday his 30th birthday, and Simeon Tienpont, 29, were the guests of honor at a pre-regatta dinner at the host Richmond Yacht Club in Point Richmond, Calif. The duo took a page out of the James Bond how-to-arrive-in-style handbook when they showed up on a team tender and […]

ORACLE: Simeon and Shannon visit the Richmond Yacht Club (VIDEO) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1483

June 30th, 2011 | Posted in Americas Cup,Events,News,Regattas | Read More »

TR2011: Whales and Wonderland

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Newport, R.I. USA (June 28, 2011) – After two nights at sea, Robert Foreman’s Hinkley 42, Jacqueline IV, leads on the water and after time correction.  However, having completed over 50,000 miles of ocean sailing, the highly experienced owner, who hails from Bayshore, N.Y., knows that this is a marathon not a sprint. One of the […]

TR2011: Whales and Wonderland http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1480

June 30th, 2011 | Posted in Atlantic Ocean Racing Series,Ecology / Environment,News,Regattas,Transatlantic Race | Read More »

Alicante Race Village roadshow seeks a million visitors

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Alicante’s Race Village is out on a two-month tour of Spain with the aim of attracting one million visitors around the start of the Volvo Ocean Race in October. The road show bus, equipped with an interactive map of the future Alicante Race Village, touch screens with videos and photos promoting the city, region and […]

Alicante Race Village roadshow seeks a million visitors http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1477

June 30th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Scorching start to Rolex Baltic Week – Two bullets for Vanity V and Hollandia

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The 2011 Rolex Baltic Week opened on the waters of Flensburg Fjord after the hottest day of the year, with equally heated competition among the Metre classes who began racing for the Robbe & Berking 8-Metre and 12-Metre World Championships. The Danish Twelve Vanity V owned and helmed by Patrick Howaldt from Copenhagen and the Dutch Hollandia […]

Scorching start to Rolex Baltic Week – Two bullets for Vanity V and Hollandia http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1473

June 29th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 from Boston (+Video)

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The Extreme Sailing Series Race Village at Fan Pier, the 21-acre site on Boston’s waterfront spanning nine city blocks, owned by the Fallon Company, the official host venue partner to the Boston Act, is rapidly under construction for the public and VIPs. Every day of the Boston five-day event – the first time the circuit […]

Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 from Boston (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1451

June 29th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2011 Video – the Winners

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2011 Video Winners

Winners of the Giraglia Rolex Cup 2011 Giraglia Rolex Cup, St.Tropez, France / Genoa, Italy, June 18 – 24, 2011 Video summary with impressions of the race course, arrivals of the firsts yachts and winner awards. (KPMS Video Material) All articles about the Giraglia Rolex Cup 2011: http://en.nauticwebnews.com/tag/giraglia-rolex-cup/

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2011 Video – the Winners http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1449

June 29th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

Boston (USA) gets visit from Extreme Sailing Series

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The Extreme Sailing Series will visit Boston, one of America’s oldest cities, during the most celebrated time of year for Americans, culminating on Independence Day on the 4th July. Boston is rich with cultural and social history, since its incorporation in 1630 Boston has evolved into one of the most stylish and sophisticated destinations in […]

Boston (USA) gets visit from Extreme Sailing Series http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1465

June 29th, 2011 | Posted in Extreme Sailing Series,News,Regatta-PORTS,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

Sun set to shine on royal Rolex Baltic Week

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The weather gods seem aware of their responsibility when it comes to a royal event. Just in time for the opening of the eighth Rolex Baltic Week, which will see his Majesty King Harald V of Norway take the helm of the “Sira”, summer has arrived at Flensburg Fjord. With perfect weather and ideal easterly […]

Sun set to shine on royal Rolex Baltic Week http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1469

June 29th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas,Regattas with Picture | Read More »

Plymouth Race Week starts in July

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Since committing to stage Plymouth Race Week just over a year ago this regatta, like so many notable events spawned inside the walls of the Royal Western Yacht Club, is fast taking shape. With commitment already from numerous classes and individuals to take part and, with Barratt Homes, who over the past ten years have […]

Plymouth Race Week starts in July http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1446

June 28th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regattas | Read More »

Audi MedCup: the History of the Circuit 2005-2010

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The Audi MedCup Circuit has continuously built on six years of real, solid racing history. This year the 40 Series joins the 52 Series to continue the evolution of the world‘s leading regatta circuit. Originally, back in 2004, the TP52 class grew from the dissatisfaction with the complex handicapping system which prevailed in the Mediterranean. […]

Audi MedCup: the History of the Circuit 2005-2010 http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1443

June 28th, 2011 | Posted in Audi MedCup,Events,News,Regattas | Read More »

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