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RORC Transatlantic Race starts Saturday FULL STORY HERE

The inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), starts on Saturday 29 November 12:00 CET from Lanzarote, Canary Islands bound for Grenada, West Indies, 2,995 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean. The fleet features four Maxi Yachts vying for Line Honours and the exquisite sterling silver trophy donated by the International Maxi Association.


G New
27 November 2014 18:33 GMT
Offshore

Garmin Hamble Winter Series - Rain, Rain and more Rain FULL STORY HERE

Winter finally made an appearance in the Garmin Hamble Winter Series on the penultimate race day of 2014. Up to this point we’ve had unseaasonal warmth, but the weather gods made up for this with a cold, gusty and unbelievably wet day on the water. The rain began at around midnight, and competitors awoke to it hammering on their windows. It didn’t let up all day!

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Ben Meakins
25 November 2014 18:24 GMT
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Route du Rhum - Third for Sir Robin FULL STORY HERE

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston finishes third in Rhum Class in La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Solo Transatlantic Race. Was visbly delighted when he steered his 14 year old 60 foot Open 60 Grey Power across the finish line on a pleasant sunny late afternoon off Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe.
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G New
23 November 2014 9:42 GMT
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Route du Rhum - Knox Johnston pipped at the finish

Italian solo skipper Andrea Mura crossed the finish line of La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, the solo Transatlantic race from Saint-Malo to Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe this Saturday 22 November, sailing to second place and first monohull in the Rhum Class.

Sir Robin Knox Johnston, the 75 year old on his Open 60 Grey Power maintined a relentless pressure and was just less than 15 miles in third place when Andrea Mura secured second into Pointe-a-Pitre.

G New
22 November 2014 16:31 GMT
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Sir Robin into 3rd in Route du Rhum

The battle for the second and third steps on the Rhum class podium intensifies by the mile and it is an unpredictable, exciting mix of three solo skippers who are all in the mix. Sardinia's Andrea Mura - who won the class in 2010 - is in the box seat on his Felci designed Open 50 with a lead of just under 40 miles on Sir Robin Knox-Johnston who still holds third place. And a further 29 miles behind is Wilfred Clerton on the 75ft ULDB ex Kriter VIII.

Key to the podium is likely to be who deals with the passage round the lee side of the island best, the difficult miles from La Tete a L'Anglais.

G New
22 November 2014 9:27 GMT
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Knox-Johnston in fight to the finish FULL STORY HERE

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is firmly in the middle of a white hot, three cornered sea battle for second and third places in the Rhum Class of the 3,542 miles solo Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe transatlantic race. With less than 200 nm to the finish in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe Knox-Johnston has reduced his deficit to Andrea Mura on the Open50 Vento di Sardegna to just 38 miles.

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G New
21 November 2014 22:15 GMT
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Brian Thompson to skipper majority Omani crewed MOD70

Britain’s well-known offshore sailor Brian Thompson returns to the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail to take over from French skipper Sidney Gavignet for the return leg of the Route du Rhum, a trans-Atlantic delivery from Guadeloupe to Lorient in France. For the first time in the history of Oman Sail, the national initiative that began in 2008 with a mission to create a generation of sailors, the extreme 70ft multihull will be crewed by a majority Omani crew.

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G New
21 November 2014 16:33 GMT
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Miranda Merron sixth in La Route du Rhum FULL STORY HERE

British solo sailor Miranda Merron crossed the finish line of the 3542 miles La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo Transatlantic race off Pointe-a-Pitre this Thursday afternoon at 16:17:25 hrs UTC in seventh place from a Class 40 field of 43 starters and was promoted to sixth.

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G New
20 November 2014 20:00 GMT
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Route du Rhum - Spain's Alex Pella wins Classe40 FULL STORY HERE

Spanish solo skipper Alex Pella wrote himself into the history books of the Route du Rhum solo Transatlantic race and Spanish ocean racing when he crossed the finish line of the 3,542 miles La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe race first in Classe40.
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G New
19 November 2014 9:47 GMT