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One of closest races of RORC Season's Points Championship FULL STORY HERE

One of the closest races of the RORC Season's Points Championship took place over the weekend with side by side battles right through the fleet of seven classes racing in the 10th fixture of the series. Harry Heijst's S&S 41, Winsome was the overall winner, the Dutch team claiming their first winner's trophy of the 2014 season, as well as their first win in IRC Four. Winsome had a tremendous battle with Noel Racine's French JPK 10.10, Foggy Dew, taking the victory by just 2 minutes after 24 hours of racing.


Louay Habib
28 July 2014 16:36 GMT
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Irish Commodores' Cup whitewash FULL STORY HERE

Ireland's three boat team, comprising Anthony O'Leary's Ker 39 Antix, Marc Glimcher's Ker 40 Catapult and Michael Boyd and Niall Dowling's Grand Soleil 43 Quokka 8, today scored the most comprehensive victory in the 22 year history of the Commodores' Cup. After a disappointing result in Friday's race around the Isle of Wight, Ireland bounced back strongly in Saturday's double points scoring inshore held on a round the cans course in the central Solent in a light northerly. Impressively the Irish boats claimed three of the top four places on corrected time.

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G New
27 July 2014 7:38 GMT
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Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Video

Video edit from Day 4 and 5 of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup.


G New
25 July 2014 15:26 GMT
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Commodores' Cup - Ireland has a 100 point lead FULL STORY HERE

With five inshore races sailed Ireland has now established a solid lead of nearly 100 points, on 176 followed by GBR Red in second on 275.5 and with France Green and GBR Scotland jockeying for third place on 291.5 and 292.5 respectively. After today's second race just five points separated second from fifth place in the team rankings. In contrast to the frustration of yesterday's two unfinished races, today three inshore races were successfully held at the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, bringing the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews back on schedule.

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G New
24 July 2014 20:34 GMT
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Commodores' Cup fails to finish a race FULL STORY HERE

Day four of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup was one Principal Race Officer Stuart Childerley and his team would prefer to forget. The plan was for them to sail north to the North Ryde Middle mark and then east out of the Solent and into Hayling Bay onto a windward-leeward course. The fleet was being affected badly by big holes in the wind and he had to abandon that one.

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G New
23 July 2014 20:39 GMT
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Commodores' Cup - Offshore Race FULL STORY HERE

While the three Ker 40s claimed most of the top spots, the outright winner of the offshore race was Eric de Turkheim's mini VO70-like Teasing Machine, which finished 2 minutes 6 seconds ahead of Cutting Edge on corrected time. Stronger winds and reaching conditions resulted in a shorter than anticipated offshore race that allowed crews to sleep in their own beds rather than spending a night at sea in the highest scoring race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup.

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G New
22 July 2014 16:33 GMT
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Commodores' Cup - Start of offshore race FULL STORY HERE

With a moderate wind forecast and the wind due to shut down Tuesday, the Race Committee, led by former Etchells World Champion Stuart Childerley, worked hard to set a fair but challenging course for the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup 'offshore race', the longest and most high scoring of the series.

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James Boyd
21 July 2014 21:14 GMT
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Robertissima Crowned 2014 Melges 32 European Champion FULL STORY HERE

Unstable racing conditions did not allow for a final race at the 2014 Melges 32 European Championship making overnight leader Roberto Tomasini Grinover and his Robertissima team newly crowned 2014 European Champions! Aboard with Tomasini Grinover was tactician Vasco Vascotto and crew members Federico Michetti, Giovanni Cassinari, Gunnar Bahr, Simone Spangaro, Steafno Nicolussi and Armin Raderbauer.
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G New
21 July 2014 5:08 GMT
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Ireland open the Commodores' Cup with two wins FULL STORY HERE

Ireland has one of the strongest teams competing in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup at Cowes this week, led, as in 2010, by Anthony O'Leary and the Ker 39, Antix, recent winner of the RORC's IRC National Championship. Today's two inshore races were held in light conditions in the southeastern Solent and Antix won both.


James Boyd
20 July 2014 22:27 GMT