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RORC Easter Challenge - In the Mist FULL STORY HERE

And from out of the mist and rain - well it was the RORC Easter Challenge - the winner is . . . In IRC 1, Anthony O'Leary's Irish team on the Ker 39, Antix. In IRC 2, Simon Henning's Mumm 36, Alice. In IRC 3, David Franks' former IRC Nationals winning JPK 10.10, Strait Dealer and in IRC4, Louise Morton's crew on their Quarter Tonner Espada.

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G New
21 April 2014 6:12 GMT
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Last Day of racing at Les Voiles de St. Barth FULL STORY HERE

Having been driven away from the racing at Hayling Island today by the cold NE'r, low gery skies and pouring rain, I am just catching up with the racing at Les Voiles de St. Barth, with its impossibly blue sea and fantastic boats . . . Another world. These images by Christophe Jouany.

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G New
20 April 2014 14:37 GMT
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Clipper Derry~Londonderry~Doire crossed first to start Race 11 FULL STORY HERE

San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge provided the perfect backdrop to the start of Race 11, the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, for the 12-strong fleet of identical matched 70-foot boats competing in the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

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G New
20 April 2014 7:09 GMT
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Les Voiles de St. Barth - Day 2 Video FULL STORY HERE

The Weather Gods had promised more breeze for Day 2 of Les Voiles de St. Barth, and it came in a steady line of squalls moving south to north across the island, presenting challenging conditions for competitors and the Race Committee alike.


G New
17 April 2014 7:49 GMT
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Les Voiles de St. Barth: Fortified with croissants and café au lait FULL STORY HERE

Gustavia’s Quai General de Gaulle was abuzz with Les Voiles de St. Barth competitors this morning as they fortified themselves with croissants and café au lait while checking the official notice board for the day’s race courses.


G New
16 April 2014 5:15 GMT
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Warsash Spring Series and Spring Championship FULL STORY HERE

Racing on both days (12/13 April) for the opening of the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Championship and the fifth Sunday of the Spring Series. As the weather became warmer, entry numbers have increased so that some 140 boats were out to enjoy the full schedule of racing. During the two days, the race officers ran over 50 separate races.

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Flavia Bateson
14 April 2014 9:37 GMT
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Clipper Race - GREAT Britain first into San Francisco FULL STORY HERE

GREAT Britain crossed the finish line of Race 10 in the 16 stage global series at 21:42:56 local time (UTC-7), to take line honours ahead of rival Henri Lloyd who slipped back into second place around 1.30pm local time. A battle had ensued for the last five days between Henri Lloyd and GREAT Britain with the teams both alternating between first, second and third place on the leader board. Henri Lloyd is expected over the line around 23:40 local time.

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G New
10 April 2014 5:11 GMT
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OneDLL disqualified by Clipper Race Committee FULL STORY HERE

Although some of the fleet are still to complete the Ocean Sprint, the fastest boat to date, OneDLL, has been dealt a bitter blow by being disqualified by the Clipper Race Committee for failing to report their start time within the required time frame of three hours. This means that Henri Lloyd, which actually took 17 minutes longer than OneDLL, is currently in line to take two bonus points if no other boat beats their sprint time of 22 hours and 22 minutes.


G New
9 April 2014 21:13 GMT
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Henri Lloyd take Clipper lead to San Francisco FULL STORY HERE

After 48 hours in Stealth Mode, Henri Lloyd has emerged victorious with a marginal lead in the closing stages of Race 10 despite also being caught in the same wind hole as its competitors. However, with around 30 miles now separating the top three entries and with less than 200 miles to go until the finish line into San Francisco (as at 12:00 UTC), Race 10 is still anyone’s for the taking.

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G New
9 April 2014 13:33 GMT