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    Admiral on the ascent

    The Azores high pressure system encroaching on the UK is bringing summer to the Solent, but making life awkward for the race officers at the Royal Ocean Racing Club's IRC European Championship and Commodores' Cup. Today's much anticipated race around the Isle of Wight got away on time at 0930 BST from the Royal Yacht Squadron line. But just under two hours later the wind died and the race was abandoned, although not before

    Published 08:50 on 12 Jun 2018

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    Dongfeng Race Team leads Volvo Ocean Race fleet past Fastnet Rock

    The Volvo Ocean Race's overall leaders Dongfeng Race Team were at the head of the fleet on Monday as the teams passed the iconic Fastnet Rock off Ireland's southern tip. With just under 24 hours of Leg 10 complete less than three miles split the top six boats as the light wind start to the penultimate stage of the race continued. Since leaving the Welsh capital city Cardiff on Sunday the fleet

    Published 08:49 on 12 Jun 2018

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    Record breaking conditions for Volvo Ocean Race fleet

    Team Brunel has posted a new 24 hour distance record, but the fast conditions aren't over and other teams are pushing hard to set a new standard... Team Brunel, at the head of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Day 5 of Leg 9, has provisionally set a new 24-hour distance record in the Volvo Ocean 65 class. The team blew past the previous record of 550.8 nautical miles set in the

    Published 07:25 on 25 May 2018

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    It was a packed prize giving for the 2018 Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series and Crewsaver Warsash Spring Championship on Friday 18th May at the Warsash Sailing Club (WSC) on the River Hamble. Presenting the awards were Richard Nichols, Marketing Executive at Helly Hansen, Hazel Proudlock from Crewsaver, with Derek Morland, WSC Commodore and Tom Milne from race partners Doyle Sails. In his speech Richard Nichols said: "I would like to say

    Published 07:00 on 25 May 2018

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    London Boat Show Cancelled.

    British Marine, which organises and owns the London Boat Show, has announced that the 2019 Show, due to run at ExCeL London from 9-13 January 2019, will not take place. This decision was made after independent research by exhibition experts, Zing Insights, showed there was insufficient support from a large proportion of the marine industry to the London Boat Show with its current format, duration and location. In the last three weeks,

    Published 15:26 on 15 May 2018

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    Warrior takes line honours, Varuna counts the minutes

    American modified Volvo 70 Warrior sailed by Stephen Murray Jr. has taken Line Honours in the 2018 Antigua Bermuda Race, crossing the finish line at 7:57:48 local time local time on Saturday 12 May 2018. Warrior has set a new race record of 2 days, 18 hours 32 minutes and 48 seconds for the Antigua Bermuda Race. Warrior smashed their own race record set last year by over 24 hours, much to the delight

    Published 10:32 on 14 May 2018

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    RYA leads the way for female foiling instructors

    The RYA is excited to announce its first ever 'Girls Only' Foil Training Weekend for female instructors! This amazing opportunity to learn to SAILFoil or WINDFoil takes place this month on the weekend of 19 / 20 May at Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre in Weymouth. Places are limited and are available on a first-come first-served basis, so book quickly! Here is what's on

    Published 08:26 on 10 May 2018

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    Record breaking conditions forecast

    Record breaking conditions are forecast for the second edition of the Antigua Bermuda Race, with strong easterly trades expected to provide fast reaching conditions for the first two days of the 935 nautical mile oceanic race. High pressure east of Bermuda is expected to decrease the gradient wind, shifting south to create tactical lighter running conditions for the finish into Bermuda. The American turbo-charged Volvo 70 Warrior, sailed by Stephen Murray Jr. is expected

    Published 16:00 on 9 May 2018

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    Tom Slingsby Joins Australian Sailing Team Camp

    Olympic gold medallist and multiple World Champion Tom Slingsby is dipping his toes back into Olympic class sailing and will join the Australian Finn squad at a training camp at Lake Garda in Italy tomorrow. The highly-respected Slingsby won the Laser class at the London Olympics in 2012 before winning the America's Cup in 2013 as a strategist for Oracle Team USA the following year.

    Published 00:00 on 8 May 2018

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    Small changes making the difference

    At 1300 UTC every team apart from Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag had broken the magical mark of sailing 500 miles in 24 hours, lapping up the fast sailing that the stable north easterly breeze has granted them. Dutch-flagged Team Brunel continued to lead the charge, opening up their advantage on second-placed Dongfeng Race Team to 20 miles, with Turn the Tide on Plastic another 13 miles behind. With the gap between first and

    Published 08:07 on 4 May 2018

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