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Ben Ainslie highlights Olympic garage sale

April 15th, 2013

Four Olympic torches, including one signed by five-time Olympic sailing medalist Sir Ben Ainslie, are among the 80 items to be auctioned during a two-day public sale on April 27-28. London 2012 organisers are staging a clear-out of hundreds of items that were used during the Games. – Full report


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Kotoun wins Moth North American Champs

April 15th, 2013

Charleston, SC – April 12-14, 2013 Sixteen International Moths descended on James Island Yacht Club for the class’s 2013 North American Championship.  Sponsored by Gorilla Rigging, the regatta was the culmination of the 2013 winter series.  Regatta organizer Anthony Kotoun (Mach 2 / MSL 16) stole the show, posting 12 points in 9 races and


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St Francis Yacht Club wins battle of California

April 14th, 2013

It was Northern California versus Southern California as St. Francis Yacht Club and Newport Harbor Yacht Club faced off in challenge match race event on San Francisco Bay. Each club brought forth teams with skippers aged 20+, 40+, 60+, and a flag officer for a series of match races in J/22s. This inaugural series went


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Kiwis win AC World Series opener

April 14th, 2013

Naples, ITA (April 14, 2013) – In advance of the AC World Series program this week (Apr 18-21), Emirates Team New Zealand today won the locally organised Coast Parade Trophy on the Bay of Naples, which took the fleet of nine AC45s on a light air 21-mile coastal race along the picturesque Naples coast line.


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Diaz wins Star Western Hemisphere Championship

April 14th, 2013

Nassau, Bahamas (April 12, 2013) – Trailing by two points going in the final day of the 2013 Star Western Hemisphere Championship, Americans Augie Diaz/ Arnis Baltins bulleted both races to take the title among the 21 team field. Germans Hubert Merkelbach/ Gerrit Bartel, who had held the lead, posted a 11-2 to finish in


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Extreme Sailing Series in Singapore

April 14th, 2013

(April 14, 2013) – Morgan Larson and his Swiss team Alinghi sailed a faultless regatta at Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Singapore (Apr 11-14) on one of the most memorable stadium race courses the Extreme 40 fleet have ever sailed on to claim overall victory. Typically light wind Singaporean conditions allowed for


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Les Voiles de Saint Barth 2013: Everything Clicks

April 14th, 2013

(April 14, 2013) – The final day of racing at Les Voiles de St. Barth served up lively conditions for the fleet, with 20+ knots of wind whipping up four- to six-foot seas. The race committee sent the Maxi/Racing, Maxi, and Spinnaker 1 and 2 classes on a 17 nautical mile course along the western


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Star Western Hemisphere Championship

April 11th, 2013

Nassau, Bahamas (April 11, 2013) – The 2013 Star Western Hemisphere Championship attracted 21 teams to compete in this island paradise. With two days of racing completed today, German Hubert Merkelbach/ Gerrit Bartel hold a two point lead over Americans Augie Diaz/ Arnis Baltins. The final three races are scheduled for Friday. – Results


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Down Time in St Barths

April 11th, 2013

(April 11, 2013) – After two long days with plenty of racing, the Les Voiles de St. Barth competitors enjoyed a “lay day” today. It gave the 700 plus sailors a chance to see more of the island they had been sailing around the previous days and enjoy some of St. Barth’s other offerings, which,


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Extreme Sailing Series – Act 2

April 11th, 2013

(April 11, 2013) – Act 2 of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series has begun in Singapore under the gaze of the towering downtown city skyline where the Extreme Sailing Series Race Village is nestled in the heart this bustling city. Four races were staged on day one with the local conditions offering some big wind



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