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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Preview FULL STORY HERE

Organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race will start on the 18 October in the spectacular Grand Harbour opposite the Saluting Battery in Valletta, Malta. The 606-mile yacht race takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean and covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world.

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28 August 2014 10:05 GMT
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5th World Record in Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Swish, skippered by Canadian Roderick Knowles, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 04.06.49 BST on Wednesday 20th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 8 days, 19 hours, 06 minutes and 49 seconds. Subject to ratification by the World Speed Sailing Record Council, this breaks the previous World Record for Monohulls 40 feet and less, set by Concise 2 in 2010, by over 18 hours.


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20 August 2014 14:03 GMT
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Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour FULL STORY HERE

Artemis-Team Endeavour, skippered by Brian Thompson, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 23.00.54 BST on Saturday 16 August 2014 with an elapsed time of 5 days, 14 hours, 00 minutes and 54 seconds, setting a new World Record for Monohulls 60 feet and less (subject to ratification by the WSSRC).

Artemis-Team Endeavour - - Image Patrick Eden/RORC

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17 August 2014 12:27 GMT
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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing smashes record FULL STORY HERE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Volvo Ocean 65, Azzam, skippered by Ian Walker, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 22.20.28 BST on Friday 15 August - with an elapsed time of 4 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes, 28 seconds, smashing the race record by over 30 hours and setting a new world record (subject to WSSRC ratification.)


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16 August 2014 11:19 GMT
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Round Britain and Ireland record for Musandam-Oman Sail

Sidney Gavignet and the crew of Musandam-Oman Sail, a MOD70 Trimaran crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 12.42.36 BST on Thursday 14th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 3 days, 03 hours, 32 minutes, 36 seconds. This breaks the previous World Record for a multihull held by Banque Populaire 5 in 2011, by 16 minutes, 38 seconds and is subject to ratification by the World Speed Sailing Record Council.

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14 August 2014 8:23 GMT
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Will they or Won't they? FULL STORY HERE

At 12:30 BST, Musandam-Oman Sail were 520 miles from the finish of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. To set a new outright World Record, the MOD 70 needs to cross the Royal Yacht Squadron Line by 12:59:14 on 14 August 2014. Musandam-Oman Sail has been on the charge all morning and last night averaged over 25 knots, hitting a top speed of 35 knots. At that pace the World Record would be broken by over 3 hours.

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13 August 2014 17:49 GMT
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 3 FULL STORY HERE

On Day 3 of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race the Oman Sail-Musandam trimaran's three hulls, sailed by three expats and three Omanis, are continuing to hammer on south. The lightening quick MOD 70 has hit the turbo charger, screaming along at 30 knots off the North West coast of Ireland. Currently Musandam - Oman Sail's expected finish time is approximately 10:00 on Thursday morning, three hours inside the world record set by Loick Peyron's 140ft trimaran, Banque Populaire 5, in 2011.

Volvo Ocean 65 - AzzamClick image for a larger image

Louay Habib
13 August 2014 11:44 GMT
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race FULL STORY HERE

At their current ballistic pace, Musandam-Oman Sail's estimated finish will be at 10:24 BST, Thursday 14 August. The MOD 70, skippered by Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, is two hours inside the course record set by Banque Populaire 5 in 2011 of 3 days 3 hours, 49 minutes, 14 seconds. With the fast reaching conditions experienced so far, the battle for the overall win for the 20 yachts racing under IRC is looking like it will favour the light displacement carbon fibre flyers.

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12 August 2014 11:45 GMT
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Last minute Volvo Race entry FULL STORY HERE

A last minute entry by Australian Chris Nicholson completes the line-up for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. Nicholson, who skippered Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand in the last edition, announced the fleet's seventh boat on Tuesday. Nicholson, a five-time veteran of the event, will skipper Team Vestas Wind, the first-ever Danish boat to compete in the race.


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12 August 2014 8:53 GMT