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  • Transat Jacques Vabre: Imoca Podium Decided 19th November 2017
    (November 19, 2017; Day 14) – Jean-Pierre Dick and Yann Eliès on St Michel-Virbac, have won the Imoca class of the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre after crossing the finish line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 20:11:46 (UTC), 13 days 7 hours [&hellip
  • Autonomous Sailing across the Atlantic 19th November 2017
    Sailing a boat across the Atlantic is challenging enough for a human sailor. But what about a computer? BBC Future visits a sailing regatta for robots. No one has ever sailed an autonomous boat across the Atlantic. Few have even tried, just a handful of teams have competed in the transatlantic Microtransat Challenge since it began in 2010. All have failed, f […]
  • Superyacht Challenge Antigua Returns for 8th Edition 19th November 2017
    By popular demand, the eighth edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua (SYCA) will feature an extended program of five races held over four days, January 31 – February 4, 2018. The magnificent fleet takes part in spectacular racing, with daily pursuit races along the stunning south coast of Antigua. Warm trade winds and ocean swell [&hellip
  • Clipper Race: Quiet Contemplation 19th November 2017
    (November 19, 2017; Day 19) – Racing has taken a back seat over the past 24 hours for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet following the tragedy on board one of the yachts participating in the regatta. Race officials were extremely saddened to report the fatality of Simon Speirs, a crew member on [&hellip
  • Suspenseful Racing at St. Barth Cata-Cup 18th November 2017
    St. Barthelemy (November 18, 2017) – On the third day of competition for the forty-seven teams competing in the 10th edition of the St. Barth Cata-Cup for Formula 18s on the island of Saint Barthélemy. light winds were dancing on the water. Those born in Saint Barth will tell you that wind from the southwest [&hellip
  • Transat Jacques Vabre: Coasting to Record Win 18th November 2017
    (November 18, 2017; Day 13) – Jean-Pierre Dick and Yann Eliès on St Michel – Virbac were a few miles away from a record-breaking victory in the Imoca class of the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre tonight (Saturday, November 18) and were expected to cross the finish line in Salvador de Bahia around [&hellip
  • Volvo Ocean Race: Preparing for Battle 18th November 2017
    (November 18, 2017; Leg 2, Day 14) – Those following the rankings and tracker for the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race could be forgiven for thinking they’d glanced away for more than one of the six-hour position reports. This morning, the full Volvo Ocean Race fleet is sailing away from Cape Town, a tactical decision to [&hellip
  • Clipper Race: Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint 18th November 2017
    (November 18, 2017; Day 18) – Leaderboard standings across the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet have stayed consistent over the last 24 hours as the leading teams began their Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint. Race leaders, Sanya Serenity Coast, crossed the western start gate first with Skipper Wendy Tuck reporting: “We started the Elliot [&hellip
  • Team Mac Victors at WIM Series Busan 18th November 2017
    Busan, Korea (November 18, 2017) - Another crazy weather day at the 2017 Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, the penultimate event of the 2017 Women’s International Match Racing Series. The day started with a race between Lucy Macgregor (GBR) and Pauline Courtois (FRA), Macgregor earned a spot in the Finals against Trine Palludan. Team Mac (Lucy Macg […]
  • RORC Caribbean 600 Celebrates 10 Years 18th November 2017
    Over 40 yachts have officially entered the 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, starting from Antigua on February 19, 2018. The entry list already boasts a huge variety of yachts from mighty maxis and multihulls, to a vast array of racing and cruising yachts. Since the first race in 2009, the RORC Caribbean 600 has become a compulsive addiction for many, […]