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Antigua Race Week - Phaedo 3 smashes race record FULL STORY HERE

Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70, Phaedo 3 has smashed the race record for the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race, completing the 42-mile course in 1 hour, 27 minutes, 0 seconds, at an astonishing average speed of 28 knots and a top speed of 34 knots.

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Louay Habib
25 April 2015 10:11 GMT
Offshore

Barcelona World Race - New Agreement Signed FULL STORY HERE

The first trilogy of the Barcelona World Race has just ended, the third edition completed only days ago. The organisers of the race, the FNOB, and the IMOCA - the International Monohull Open Class Association, have signed an agreement for the Barcelona World Race to continue as a key event on the ocean racing calendar for at least three more editions, consolidating the Catalonian capital city for twelve more years as a reference centre in this sport.

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G New
24 April 2015 15:08 GMT
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2018 GOLDEN GLOBE solo non-stop, around the world yacht race FULL STORY HERE

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first solo non-stop circumnavigation under sail achieved by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston during the 1968/9 Sunday Times Golden Globe Yacht Race, a new Golden Globe Race is set to start from Falmouth UK on June 14, 2018 – the same day that Knox-Johnston set out on his epic voyage 50 years before.


Barry Pickthall
21 April 2015 21:36 GMT
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Warsash Spring Series and Spring Championship FULL STORY HERE

164 boats racing and over 60 races laid on over the opening weekend (18/19 April) of the Brooks Macdonald Crewsaver Spring Championship and the Warsash Spring Series. IRC1 and IRC3 saw some close racing across both days with Antix (Ker 40 Anthony O’Leary) leading IRC1 by the end of the weekend, with last year’s Championship winners, Tokoloshe II (GP42 – Michael Bartholomew) and Alice (Mumm 36 Simon Hennng) in close second and third respectively.

Tokoloshe II - GP42 – Michael Bartholomew - Image Iain McluckieClick image for a larger image

Louise Nicholls
21 April 2015 12:15 GMT
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Les Voiles de St. Barth - Final Day FULL STORY HERE

Saturday's single race for each of 10 classes sailing at Les Voiles de St. Barth determined overall winners and marked the fourth and final day of the regatta. While teams in six classes had clinched their overall victories (some did not have to sail today's last race but chose to do so anyway), four classes went down to the wire in 15-20 knot winds that were stronger than yesterday's but not as strong as on the first two days of racing.

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Louay Habib
19 April 2015 7:00 GMT
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Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta - Rainbow shines FULL STORY HERE

Glorious conditions greeted hundreds of avid sailors taking part on the first day of the Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai. After two-and-a-half hours of racing, under two minutes separated three magnificent yachts. German Frers, 140ft ketch Rebecca, took line honours, but after time correction, was placed second by just 32 seconds to the J Class Rainbow JH2, re-designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, according to the 1937 Starling Burgess design. The 74' Joel White designed ketch, Dragonera was third in the Spirit of Tradition Class.


Louay Habib
18 April 2015 9:56 GMT
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Les Voiles de St Barth - Go Big FULL STORY HERE

Another serving of clear skies and classic trade winds made it a very good day for promoting racing in the Caribbean, and Les Voiles de St. Barth organizers capitalized on the stellar conditions with a decision to "go big” on the regatta's second day of racing. Phaedo 3's skipper Lloyd Thornberg rules for now, however, with his MOD 70 trimaran's zip around the course in one hour, 53 minutes and 35 seconds, giving it line honours in the Multihull class well ahead of the next finisher, Comanche, whose time of 2:33:04 set the course record in the Maxi 1 class. Posting a time of 3:38:07, Odin now holds the record in the Maxi 2 class.

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G New
16 April 2015 5:14 GMT
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Rambler v Comanche - First-Time Matchup

Two extraordinary sailing superyachts have been recently launched by George David (of United Technologies fame) and Jim Clark (Netscape). David’s Rambler 88 (built at New England Boatworks in Rhode Island), and Clark’s 100-foot Comanche (built at Hodgdon Yachts in Maine) are the Formula 1s of world sailing, incorporating engineering/design feats beyond what has ever been realized in the yacht racing world and with “pit crews” comprised of small armies of professional sailors who are aboard during racing. They are meeting each other for the first time at Les Voiles de St. Barth.


G New
15 April 2015 19:16 GMT
Offshore

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Preview

A taste of the action to come with last year's video of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai. Registration opens today at the Antigua Yacht Club. The on the water action starts Thursday, 16 April, with the Classic Single-Handed Race, followed by four days of racing for the full fleet.


G New
15 April 2015 16:50 GMT