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Barcelona World Race - GAES Centros Auditivos to complete podium FULL STORY HERE

The tricksy Mediterranean could yet play a final April Fool on the Barcelona World Race fleet. Third placed Anna Corbella and Gerard Marín hope to arrive back in the port of Barcelona on Tuesday, from which they have run their GAES Centros Auditivos campaign.


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31 March 2015 16:14 GMT
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Solo Basse Normandie - Two GBR in top 10 FULL STORY HERE

Starting and finishing in Granville, France the Solo Basse Normandie course was intensely physical with a barrage of weather and tide to boot and the race was a real opener to the Classe Figaro Bénéteau season. Top British finishers were Nick Cherry (Redshift) (9th) and Jack Bouttell (GAC Concise) (10th) finish top 10, Sam Matson (Chatham) (12th) climb an amazing 12 places in 12 hours and 2015 Rookies Robin Elsey (Artemis 43) (18th, 1st Rookie) and Andrew Baker (Artemis 23) (20th, 3rd Rookie) finish on the Rookie podium.

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G New
30 March 2015 12:55 GMT
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City of Plymouth to host The Transat start FULL STORY HERE

The City of Plymouth, known as Britain’s Ocean City, has won the bid to host the start of the next edition of The Transat in 2016, ensuring that The Transat, the successor for professional sailors to the original solo race across the North Atlantic that was born as the OSTAR in 1960, will start from its historic ‘home’ of Plymouth on Sunday, 8 May 2016.

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G New
27 March 2015 6:55 GMT
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Barcelona World Race - Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are winners FULL STORY HERE

The vastly experienced duo, Bernard Stamm (SUI) Jean Le Cam (FRA) have won the Barcelona World Race 2014-15 and set the reference time for the two crew round the world race: 84 days, 5 hours, 50 minutes and 25 seconds to complete the 23,321.76 miles of the theoretical course.

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G New
25 March 2015 19:58 GMT
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Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series - 2nd Weekend FULL STORY HERE

Sunday (22 March) was a day that had the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series race team on their toes and competitors sailing backwards. The wind shifted from the forecast ENE, died and came back, and the big spring tides raced through the Solent - all making for some frustrating racing!

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G New
24 March 2015 10:53 GMT
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Barcelona World Race - Final weather hurdles for Cheminees Poujoulat? FULL STORY HERE

Less than 400 miles from the finish line now, Cheminées Poujoulat are passed Cabo de Gata, east of Almeria, and are starting the final ascent of the Mediterannean out of the Alboran sea to Barcelona. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are forecast to finish some time between 1000hrs and midday on Wednesday, but still have some complicated final transitions standing between them and a well earned victory, which may make that ETA ambitious.

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G New
23 March 2015 18:01 GMT
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Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean - Winners confirmed

Having dominated from the very first race, Swan 80 Selene (CAY) and James Blakemore’s Swan 53 Music (GBR) were confirmed as the two Class winners of the second edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean, which provided four fantastic days of sailing in the British Virgin Islands. The week’s excellent conditions offered constant challenges for the 21-strong fleet of Swan yachts as they negotiated courses taking in Virgin Gorda’s turquoise waters and evocatively named islands.

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G New
21 March 2015 19:20 GMT
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Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulate passing Casablanca FULL STORY HERE

The leaders in the Barcelona World Race, Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm, are this afternoon just 15 miles from the coast of North Africa, sailing at 15 knots off the coast of Casablanca. Cheminées Poujoulat is currently expected to cross the Straits of Gibraltar Sunday morning, and to arrive in Barcelona on Wednesday 25 March.

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G New
21 March 2015 18:25 GMT
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Barcelona World Race - Ready to tack for the Med FULL STORY HERE

Cheminées Poujoulat, Barcelona World Race leaders, are expected to make their tack towards the Mediterannean this evening, albeit still with about 1100 miles to sail to Gibraltar. Current routing has them into the Med on Sunday 22 March. The final stage to Barcelona should take around two and a half to three days which, everything remaining equal, would see the Swiss-French duo finishing some time on 25 March.

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G New
17 March 2015 18:44 GMT