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52 Super Series - Alegre on Top After Valencia’s Longest Day FULL STORY HERE

From a long and intense three race day on Valencia’s world renowned Malvarrosa Beach race track Andy Soriano’s Alegre crew, newcomers to the 52 Super Series, step clear at the top of the rankings for Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week with an eight point lead.

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G New
22 May 2015 6:35 GMT
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Half Ton Classics Cup in Nieuwpoort this year FULL STORY HERE

The 8th edition of the Half Ton Classics Cup will take place from 17 to 21 June in Nieuwpoort, Belgium, which since 2002 has been the new historical homeport of the Half Tonners. After the excellent Half Ton Classics Cups in Cowes (2011), Boulogne-sur-Mer (2013) and Saint-Quay-Portrieux (2014), the Half Tonner fleet will meet again for a week of sailing and celebrations.

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Fiona Brown
21 May 2015 11:51 GMT
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Ran Racing retain lead at 52 Super Series FULL STORY HERE

Niklas Zennström’s crew on Rán retain the overall regatta lead at the Ford Vignale Sailing Week after the second day of racing, thanks to a solid second place in Race 4 behind Vladimir Liubumirov’s Bronenosec which won their first ever 52 Super Series race, on only their second day on the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit.

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G New
21 May 2015 6:35 GMT
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52 Super Series - Ran take lead in Valencia FULL STORY HERE

Andy Soriano's British flagged crew made a dream start to their TP52 52 Super Series when they emerged as clear winners of the first windward-leeward contest. Niklas Zennstrom's Ran crew on their new, recently launched Vrolijk design, took race 2 and with an impressively consistent second and first lead Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week.

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G New
20 May 2015 5:14 GMT
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Maxis ready for Volcano Race start FULL STORY HERE

Nine Maxis are entered in the International Maxi Yacht Association’s Volcano Race, ranging in size from the 100ft maxi Esimit Europa 2 to several 60 footers such as the Hungarian canting keeler, Wild Joe, and the Wally 60, Good Job Guys. The Volcano Race is one of the world’s most spectacular offshore yacht races, taking competitors on a loop, starting and finishing in the Italian port of Gaeta (mid-way between Rome and Naples), south across the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Aeolian Islands, the volcanic archipelago lying off the northeast coast of Sicily.

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G New
19 May 2015 17:12 GMT
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North Sea Race - Belgians Back in the Chocolates FULL STORY HERE

The 2014 RORC Season's Points Champion, Vincent Willemart and Eric Van Campenhout's Belgian MC34, Azawakh, was the overall winner of the 2015 North Sea Race, scoring the best corrected time under IRC, for the 182-mile race from Harwich to Scheveningen. Willem Schopman's Dutch Bashford Howison 36, Intention was second, just over a minute ahead, after time correction from Frans Rodenburg's Dutch First 40, Elke.
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Louay Habib
19 May 2015 11:41 GMT
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Vice Admiral's Cup - Perfect final day in the Solent FULL STORY HERE

When the Solent is on form it truly is one of the world's great sailing venues and today's conclusion of the 2015 Vice Admiral's Cup, hosted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club incorporating the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, demonstrated this perfectly.

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G New
17 May 2015 21:35 GMT
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Swan 60 World Championship - Bronenosec wins again FULL STORY HERE

The 2015 Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship has been won for a third consecutive year by Bronenosec. Igor Frolov, Executive Director at Saint Petersburg Yacht Club skippered the team to yet another victory this year at the new Mediterranean location of Marina di Scarlino with a commendable scorecard of 7 wins.

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G New
17 May 2015 12:44 GMT
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Vice Admiral's Cup - Sparkling conditions on day 2 FULL STORY HERE

After the opening day's cold and grey conditions, the sun made a welcome appearance at day two of the Vice Admiral's Cup in Cowes. It was joined by a lovely north westerly breeze which kicked off the day in the high teens with guests up towards 25 knots, and gradually dropped to around 10 to 12 knots for the later races. The sparkling conditions enabled the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Race Committee to run four more windward leeward races making the total number sailed so far seven and bringing the discard into play.

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G New
16 May 2015 22:00 GMT