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Commodores' Cup fails to finish a race FULL STORY HERE

Day four of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup was one Principal Race Officer Stuart Childerley and his team would prefer to forget. The plan was for them to sail north to the North Ryde Middle mark and then east out of the Solent and into Hayling Bay onto a windward-leeward course. The fleet was being affected badly by big holes in the wind and he had to abandon that one.

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G New
23 July 2014 20:39 GMT
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Commodores' Cup - Offshore Race FULL STORY HERE

While the three Ker 40s claimed most of the top spots, the outright winner of the offshore race was Eric de Turkheim's mini VO70-like Teasing Machine, which finished 2 minutes 6 seconds ahead of Cutting Edge on corrected time. Stronger winds and reaching conditions resulted in a shorter than anticipated offshore race that allowed crews to sleep in their own beds rather than spending a night at sea in the highest scoring race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup.

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G New
22 July 2014 16:33 GMT
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Commodores' Cup - Start of offshore race FULL STORY HERE

With a moderate wind forecast and the wind due to shut down Tuesday, the Race Committee, led by former Etchells World Champion Stuart Childerley, worked hard to set a fair but challenging course for the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup 'offshore race', the longest and most high scoring of the series.

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James Boyd
21 July 2014 21:14 GMT
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Robertissima Crowned 2014 Melges 32 European Champion FULL STORY HERE

Unstable racing conditions did not allow for a final race at the 2014 Melges 32 European Championship making overnight leader Roberto Tomasini Grinover and his Robertissima team newly crowned 2014 European Champions! Aboard with Tomasini Grinover was tactician Vasco Vascotto and crew members Federico Michetti, Giovanni Cassinari, Gunnar Bahr, Simone Spangaro, Steafno Nicolussi and Armin Raderbauer.
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G New
21 July 2014 5:08 GMT
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Ireland open the Commodores' Cup with two wins FULL STORY HERE

Ireland has one of the strongest teams competing in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup at Cowes this week, led, as in 2010, by Anthony O'Leary and the Ker 39, Antix, recent winner of the RORC's IRC National Championship. Today's two inshore races were held in light conditions in the southeastern Solent and Antix won both.


James Boyd
20 July 2014 22:27 GMT
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New York Yacht Club Race Week - Part 2 FULL STORY HERE

Smooth sailing sealed the deal today for IRC, PHRF and One-Design winners in Part II of the ninth biennial New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. Three Rolex timepieces were awarded: one to Jim Swartz’s (Park City, Utah) IRC 52 Vesper, the IRC overall winner; one to Glenn Darden/Philip Williamson’s (Fort Worth, Texas) Hoss, the new Swan 42 National Champion; and one to Jim Vos’s (New Canaan, Conn.) Skoot, winner of the J/109s and that class’s North American Championship.

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G New
20 July 2014 7:31 GMT
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Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup ready to go FULL STORY HERE

The Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial week-long Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, kicks off Sundaywith two inshore races, the first warning signal at 10:55 BST. Over Monday-Tuesday the boats head off on an overnight offshore race, the longest of the regatta (set to last 24-36 hours) and carrying the highest points co-efficient of 2.5. Inshore racing resumes on Wednesday and Thursday followed by a race around the Isle of Wight on Friday, the event concluding on Saturday with an inshore race. In past years the event has gone to the wire, with the final outcome only decided on the last race.

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G New
19 July 2014 21:44 GMT
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Melges 32 Europeans - Robertissima leads FULL STORY HERE

After two days, six races and one discard, Roberto Tomasini Grinover and his Robertissima team have effectively moved into first place overall at the 2014 Melges 32 European Championship on Lake Garda, three points ahead of now runner-up Valentin Zavadnikov's Synergy GT.

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G New
19 July 2014 17:22 GMT
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Panerai British Classic Week at Cowes FULL STORY HERE

The final day of racing at Panerai British Classic Week could not have been more exciting as the podium positions for all classes were decided. The results went down to count back in two of the five classes. In Class 1 once the discard was taken into account Flight and Soufriere both ended the day on nine points. Soufriere had four wins to her name compared with Flight of Ufford’s two, making Soufriere the overall winner with Flight second and Chloe third.

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G New
19 July 2014 7:04 GMT