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Maryland skipper sails TP52 to record run in Virginia Cruising Cup

May 27th, 2013

Irie, a TP52 skippered by Greg Alden, smashed the course record for the Virginia Cruising Cup Race – a Chesapeake Bay classic that begins off Annapolis (MD) and finishes off Hampton (VA). Starting on May 24, Irie covered the 120-nautical mile course in seven hours, two minutes and 32 seconds. That shattered the previous mark


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ISSA: Point Loma wins High School Team Race Nationals

May 27th, 2013

The 2012-13 High School racing season closed with the Team Race Nationals in Tampa, FL on May 25-26. Twelve schools vied for the title, which was won by defending champions Point Loma High School (San Diego, CA). Current Doublehanded National champs Antilles School (St. Thomas, USVI) were second, with Broadneck High School (Annapolis, MD) in


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Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup

May 27th, 2013

(May 25, 2013) – The Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik (May 21-25) was the second stop of the five event Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup, which connects the five top European events for Olympic and Paralympic Classes. The event was testing a new format which advanced the fleet race score as a single rank, and combined


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Next edition of THE TRANSAT planned for May 2016

May 27th, 2013

The next edition of THE TRANSAT, the solo race across the North Atlantic that was born as the OSTAR (Observer Singlehanded Trans-Atlantic Race), will take place in May 2016. The fleet will follow its traditional tough North Atlantic course from the UK to North America; the decision on which classes will be invited has not


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World’s toughest ocean awaits winner of unique competition

May 27th, 2013

The Clipper 13-14 Race will arrive in San Francisco in April 2014 and there is a chance to win a crew position on the world’s longest yacht race as it races into the Bay Area. The Clipper Race, which is raced by non-professional sailors under the guidance of a professional skippers, is seeking one person


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Quantum Racing win first stage of 52 SUPER SERIES

May 26th, 2013

Barcelona, Spain (May 26, 2013) – Winning the final race in Barcelona Quantum Racing, skippered by Ed Baird with Terry Hutchinson as tactician, contributed all that they could to lifting the Conde de Godo Trophy regatta for the second year in a row, but with long time event leaders Azzurra slumping to a dramatic seventh


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Maier takes fifth Finn World Masters

May 24th, 2013

La Rochelle, France (May 24, 2013) – Final day of the Finn World Masters was made difficult by the strong winds and early rain showers that swept through the area. One final fleet race was completed, which preceded the Medal Race that Michael Maier (CZE)) won to seal the victory of the world Masters title.


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52 SUPER SERIES opens in Europe

May 23rd, 2013

Barcelona, Spain (May 23, 2013) – Just one point separates regatta leaders Azzurra from second placed Quantum Racing after three races at Barcelona’s showcase Conde de Godo regatta, the first event of the European season of the 2013 52 SUPER SERIES. Full report here


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No racing on penultimate Finn Masters day

May 23rd, 2013

La Rochelle, France (May 23, 2013) – Too much wind spoiled the show for the 285 Finn Masters at La Rochelle on Thursday. Michael Maier (CZE) holds a three point edge on Andre Budzien (GER) with Erik Lidecis (USA) four points off the lead. Racing concludes Friday. Full report here


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Armed assault on Sailing Academy

May 23rd, 2013

The Sailing Academy in Ukraine has faced recent turmoil from military forces that has led to the destruction of three keelboats and additional property damage. The court system is calling for the destruction of facilities and the transfer of assets to the Military Intelligence unit of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine. The land disputes and



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