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La Route du Rhum - Pick a Winner FULL STORY HERE

Line honours will go to one of the eight giant Ultimes but there are also victories to be gained in each of the four other classes. Here is a quick evaluation of the favourites at three days before La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.

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G New
30 October 2014 22:44 GMT
Offshore

MDL Hamble Big Boat Series - Final Weekend FULL STORY HERE

Last weekend saw the final MDL Hamble Big Boats Championships weekend. Featuring racing for IRC 0, IRC 1, Farr 45 and J/111, both days delivered some close racing for the assembled fleet which attracted some of the most impressive new boats and top crews to the Solent.

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Ben Meakins
27 October 2014 18:09 GMT
Offshore

Garmin Hamble Winter Series - Halfway point FULL STORY HERE

We might already be at the end of October, but competitors were treated to some cracking sailing in unseasonably warm weather as the Garmin Hamble Winter Series reached its halfway point and the clocks went back this weekend.

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Ben Meakins
27 October 2014 17:56 GMT
Offshore

35th Rolex Middle Sea Race - The winners FULL STORY HERE

Whilst there are still yachts racing, the class winners for the 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race have all been decided.

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G New
24 October 2014 16:39 GMT
Offshore

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
Offshore

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
Offshore

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
Offshore

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
Offshore

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