Category Archives: Sailing Blogs

WMRT, Argo Group Gold Cup: Day 1

Pole Position [AWMRT] Hamilton, Bermuda (22nd Oct 2014): Despite the best efforts of Tropical Storm Fay and then Hurricane Gonzalo, the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, set sail on Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbour today, albeit postponed by 24 hours. Holding a slender lead after the opening [...] Continue reading

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It’s time to fly

Sir Ben Ainslie wants the America’s Cup in Britain. He is craving it. He will do anything to get it. Perhaps waving a royal baton might just cast a medieval spell over the whole game! But the question is, can he do it. Or will smug ol’ Jimmy Spithill just keep laughing at all those [...] Continue reading

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Line Honours & Race Record for Crusader

Congratulations to the Kiwi team Crusader Yachting for taking line honours and the race record in the 2014 Groupama Race! The new record is 3 days 18 hours 54 minutes and 6 seconds. Nice work boys! Way to fly the Kiwi flag at such an awesome internatio… Continue reading

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Put your money where your mouth is!

Post by Crewless Aka Crewed. The Coastal Classic kicks off tomorrow and all bets are on as to who will take the gong and cross the line first! In the monohull fleet there is Beau Geste and Giacomo who will be doing all they can to get the better of eac… Continue reading

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VOR Boat Blogs: October 23rd

You know when you try to stick two positive magnets together and regardless as to how close you get them they never touch? Well, the ITCZ is a bit like that. The ITCZ is formed per result of the northerly trade winds and the southerly trade winds meeting. It is the “zone” between the trades—about [...] Continue reading

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2014 Optimist Worlds: And so it begins

The 2014 Optimist World Championships start tonight hosted by the Club Náutico San Isidro located in San Isidro, Argentina. Measurement Day Video: The reports coming out about the venue, the people and the food are exactly what you would imagine – very mixed and at times often as dirty as the water the young sailors will be [...] Continue reading

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Sydney Sailboat Expo – Get amongst it!

The Sydney Sailboat Expo is happening in April 2015 and Live Sail Die is proud to be a part of this great event! Understanding the need for a “dinghy” expo, a few diehards of the sport knocked their heads together to come up with the awesome concept, and they are turning the idea into reality! [...] Continue reading

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RAYC Maxi Challenge 2014 – Update

As you know,  due to damage sustained to Rio 100 whilst launching the boat last week she has been forced to withdraw from the RAYC Maxi Challenge and Pic Insurance Coastal Classic. A knock on effect from this “bitterly disappointing” news has been that a few of the other boats are having difficulty retaining crew for the Maxi Challenge [...] Continue reading

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2014 Groupama – what a wonderful race!!!

“It’s an intriguing race, quite long and rather difficult“. Interviewed in the middle of the afternoon, French Yachtsman of the Year Franck Cammas expressed his feelings. Placed second, 29 nautical miles behind “Crusader”, the front runner, the crew of “Keel Bill Groupama” have to think of something, to attempt something… That is exactly what is [...] Continue reading

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The bright side

It’s the place where the northern and southern winds meet, where a sailing race can be won or lost in an instant. And with its complex and confusing conditions, lack of breeze, and stifling heat – it’s also a place that most sailors can’t wait to see the back of. But there is one good [...] Continue reading

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