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Vendée Globe: Top Ten Complete

Published on February 17th, 2017

(February 17, 2017; Day 104) – After a slow final night at sea in very light airs as he waited to arrive after sunrise, Arnaud Boissières crossed the Vendée Globe finish line at 0826hrs UTC this ... Read More


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Inaugural J Class World Championship in 2017

Published on February 17th, 2017

Just over one hundred years on from the advent of the Universal Rule, to which they were originally built, the J Class will this year get to race its first ever World Championship. The J Class ... Read More


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Xabi Fernández to lead MAPFRE in Volvo Ocean Race

Published on February 17th, 2017

(February 17, 2017) – Spain’s Olympic gold medallist Xabi Fernández will return to skipper MAPFRE in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. The 40-year-old Fernández, who has taken part in the Volvo Ocean Race four times, won ... Read More


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Community Sailing and Training Award Winners

Published on February 16th, 2017

(February 16, 2017) – The 2016 Community Sailing and Training Award winners were recognized as part of the 2017 National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) in Austin, Texas. • Treasure Island Sailing Center (San Francisco, Calif.) received ... Read More


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Form Guide: JJ Giltinan Championship 2017

Published on February 16th, 2017

The 2017 JJ Giltinan Championship, to be sailed from February 25 to March 5, will bring together on Sydney Harbor the 18-foot teams to vie for the class’s most esteemed trophy. The closeness of the 2016 ... Read More


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Top U.S. Match Race Rankings

Published on February 16th, 2017

The World Sailing Match Race Rankings, updated monthly, finds Christophe Killian (Newport Beach, CA) and Stephanie Roble (East Troy, WI) continuing to hold the top positions in the Open and Women’s Ranking. Women’s Rankings: 1. Stephanie ... Read More


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Vendée Globe: Time is Taking its Toll

Published on February 16th, 2017

(February 16, 2017; Day 103, 16:23 FR) – Vigilance is required all the way to the finish line of the Vendée Globe. Solo skippers often talk of the last miles being the most difficult and the ... Read More


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Encouraging Participation in Handicap Racing

Published on February 16th, 2017

The greatest area of growth potential in the sport is handicap racing. Unlike one design classes, which are limited to only the boats made of each type, handicap racing can include all keelboat types. Better yet, ... Read More


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Making it Happen for Women

Published on February 16th, 2017

The Magenta Project aims to advance women in the sport of professional sailing, and promote inclusion, diversity and positive female role models in society at large. Cressida Robson attended a clinic the organization hosted this month ... Read More


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Fake News and the America’s Cup

Published on February 16th, 2017

by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt When the plotting and planning got underway after the 2013 America’s Cup, the early announcement was for the AC72 to get shelved, with a 62-foot version to take its place. The AC72 ... Read More


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