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Les Voiles de St. Barth - Day 2 Video FULL STORY HERE

The Weather Gods had promised more breeze for Day 2 of Les Voiles de St. Barth, and it came in a steady line of squalls moving south to north across the island, presenting challenging conditions for competitors and the Race Committee alike.


G New
17 April 2014 7:49 GMT
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Les Voiles de St. Barth: Fortified with croissants and café au lait FULL STORY HERE

Gustavia’s Quai General de Gaulle was abuzz with Les Voiles de St. Barth competitors this morning as they fortified themselves with croissants and café au lait while checking the official notice board for the day’s race courses.


G New
16 April 2014 5:15 GMT
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Warsash Spring Series and Spring Championship FULL STORY HERE

Racing on both days (12/13 April) for the opening of the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Championship and the fifth Sunday of the Spring Series. As the weather became warmer, entry numbers have increased so that some 140 boats were out to enjoy the full schedule of racing. During the two days, the race officers ran over 50 separate races.

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Flavia Bateson
14 April 2014 9:37 GMT
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Clipper Race - GREAT Britain first into San Francisco FULL STORY HERE

GREAT Britain crossed the finish line of Race 10 in the 16 stage global series at 21:42:56 local time (UTC-7), to take line honours ahead of rival Henri Lloyd who slipped back into second place around 1.30pm local time. A battle had ensued for the last five days between Henri Lloyd and GREAT Britain with the teams both alternating between first, second and third place on the leader board. Henri Lloyd is expected over the line around 23:40 local time.

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G New
10 April 2014 5:11 GMT
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OneDLL disqualified by Clipper Race Committee FULL STORY HERE

Although some of the fleet are still to complete the Ocean Sprint, the fastest boat to date, OneDLL, has been dealt a bitter blow by being disqualified by the Clipper Race Committee for failing to report their start time within the required time frame of three hours. This means that Henri Lloyd, which actually took 17 minutes longer than OneDLL, is currently in line to take two bonus points if no other boat beats their sprint time of 22 hours and 22 minutes.


G New
9 April 2014 21:13 GMT
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Henri Lloyd take Clipper lead to San Francisco FULL STORY HERE

After 48 hours in Stealth Mode, Henri Lloyd has emerged victorious with a marginal lead in the closing stages of Race 10 despite also being caught in the same wind hole as its competitors. However, with around 30 miles now separating the top three entries and with less than 200 miles to go until the finish line into San Francisco (as at 12:00 UTC), Race 10 is still anyone’s for the taking.

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G New
9 April 2014 13:33 GMT
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GREAT Britain forcast to lead Clipper Race fleet into San Francisco FULL STORY HERE

The Clipper Race fleet will soon see the Golden Gate Bridge on the horizon, which marks the finish line for Race 10, from Qingdao, China to San Francisco, USA. GREAT Britain is estimated to arrive late Wednesday morning, followed by Invest Africa.

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G New
8 April 2014 6:44 GMT
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Exhilarating day’s racing at Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series FULL STORY HERE

An exhilarating day’s racing was completed for the fourth gathering of the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series on 6 April . . . that might not be what some called it, but all's well that ends well in sailing. Given the strong winds, there was many a spinnaker trawled in the water. This happened to the British Keelboat Academy Farr 45 Kolga whose kite not only landed in the Solent but came adrift. But they were certainly not the only ones in trouble rounding the leeward mark. There was close racing in all classes with many boats nip-and-tuck on the beats - altogether an exhausting but rewarding day’s racing.

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Flavia Bateson
7 April 2014 16:44 GMT
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BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival FULL STORY HERE

Friday marked the first day of racing at the 2014 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival as 82 boats were set for one of the three courses. Waves of rain squalls and winds gusting over 20 knots kept racing interesting and fun for the participants.


G New
5 April 2014 7:38 GMT