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Artie wins Rolex Middle Sea Race

After probably the toughest 24 hours in the 46 year history of the race, Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie finished the Rolex Middle Sea Race on Thursday 23 October at 00 h 45 m 5 s in an elapsed time of 4 Days 13 hours 35 mins and 05 secs. Artie was the first Maltese boat to finish the race. 72 yachts are still racing, however, Thursday afternoon, with all mathematical possibilities exhausted for all of the yachts still racing. Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie was declared the overall winner of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race.

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G New
23 October 2014 8:08 GMT
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Sir Robin non-stop around the world FULL STORY HERE

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, has departed Portsmouth, UK on his Open 60 Grey Power ahead of the start of French classic race the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe. It will be the second time the British yachtsman and first ever man to sail solo, non-stop around the world in 1968/69, has competed in the 3,500 mile Transatlantic contest.


G New
22 October 2014 17:15 GMT
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Early sign-up for Les Voiles de St Barth

From April 13-18 2015, Saint Barthélemy will play host to the sixth edition of Les Voiles de St Barth. To date, some 24 teams have officially announced their participation in Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015. Among them are devotees like the 72-footer Bella Mente, the Ker 43 Otra Vez and the TP 52s Balearia and Sorcha, as well as newcomers such as the 72-foot Ran V, the Volvo 60 Cuba Libre, and the Swans Northern Child and Stark Raving Mad. Double the number of competitors compared to this time last year.

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G New
21 October 2014 16:59 GMT
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Esimit Europa 2 under pressure FULL STORY HERE

Igor Simicic's maxi, Esimit Europa 2 is expected to finish the Rolex Middle Sea Race in the early hours of Wednesday morning. However the 100ft carbon fibre canting keel Maxi is under serious pressure to secure their fourth Line Honours victory in the race. At dawn this Tuesday morning, Niklas Zennstrom's Maxi 72, Ran V was just six miles behind Esimit Europa 2 at Pantelleria with 190 miles to go.

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G New
21 October 2014 11:33 GMT
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Ran V is provisional IRC leader FULL STORY HERE

By Midnight virtually the entire fleet racing in the Rolex Middle Sea Race had passed through the Straits of Messina, heading for Stromboli, the active volcano that marks the most northerly part of the 608 mile course.

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G New
20 October 2014 11:33 GMT
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Farr 40 World Championship - A time of Plenty FULL STORY HERE

The Rolex Farr 40 World Championship has a new winner: Alex Roepers’ Plenty of the USA. Winning four out of the week’s seven races held on San Francisco’s Berkeley Circle enabled Plenty to become the twelfth different recipient of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship title since the competition’s inauguration in 1998.

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G New
19 October 2014 8:18 GMT
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - 122 yachts started FULL STORY HERE

With an impressive fleet of 122 yachts starting the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race, the Mediterranean classic has shattered its previous best entry for the third year in a row. 83 boats took on the challenge in 2012, followed by 99 in 2013.

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G New
18 October 2014 17:53 GMT
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No racing at Rolex Farr 40 Worlds

The breeze that usually makes San Francisco such a popular place for sailors was noticeably absent for the penultimate day of competition at the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. A low pressure system had siphoned most of the air off the Bay, and with the fleet drifting around on the Berkeley Circle for several hours, the Race Committee took the decision to abandon attempts to run a race.
G New
18 October 2014 7:47 GMT
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Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Plenty more FULL STORY HERE

Alex Roepers’ Plenty holds an impressive 19-point lead over three teams who are tied on points, including two Australians – Guido Belgiorno-Nettis on Transfusion and Lisa and Martin Hill on Estate Master – and Italy’s defending Rolex Farr 40 World Champion, Alberto Rossi on Enfant Terrible.

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G New
17 October 2014 10:29 GMT