Daily Archives: February 2, 2007

Senegalese men rescued trying to sail to New York

Fourteen men who were trying to journey by a British-registered catamaran from Senegal in west Africa to New York, where they dreamed of finding jobs and new lives, have been rescued from an Atlantic storm …
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Velux 5 Oceans: Sir Robin Know-Johnston keeps Saga Insurance North

The VELUX 5 OCEANS 15:08 UTC position poll shows that Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is in fifth position, 67 miles behind Graham Dalton and fourth place Open 50, A Southern Man – AGD, in terms of Distance To Leader and … Continue reading

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USA. Global Ocean Challenge will draw attention to No Strings landmines and HIV Aids programme

Global Ocean Sailing Ventures (GOSV) has announced that No Strings, an international charity that uses puppets to teach life-saving messages to children in developing countries, will be the official charity of the 2007/08 Global Ocean Challenge. In keeping with the … Continue reading

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USA. Roman Hagara/Hans Peter Steinacher (AUT) win North American Tornado Championship

Day 4 of the 2007 North American Championship started early; the first warning signal was made at 1000 hours. Three perfectly set and run races followed and the dramatic conclusion to the championship was realized. Darren Bundock and Glen … Continue reading

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Velux 5 Oceans: Mid Southern Ocean mast climb for Bernard Stamm

Shortly before midnight last night, race leader Bernard Stamm called the VELUX 5 OCEANS race office to alert them that Cheminées Poujoulat may record fluctuating, erratic speeds and headings on their satellite tracking readout. The Swiss skipper had discovered damage to … Continue reading

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New Zealand. Jean-Pierre Dicks 60 foor monohull Paprec-Virbac launched at Tauranga

Jean-Pierre Dick’s new 60 foot monohull, Paprec-Virbac, has just been launched at Tauranga in New Zealand.  Once again the Paprec-Virbac design team has been particularly innovative, as they were for the first monohull. The most important item is the … Continue reading

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Australia. North American Hobie Class sending large team to Fiji

The Hobie 16 Worlds in Fiji are progressing at full speed. All our friends in Fiji are working very hard to ensure this is a spectacular and memorable world championship. Our friends from North America have thrown down the … Continue reading

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Australia. Eddington leads Workforce Marine Mumm 30 Championship

  Eleven teams from five Australian states headed out to the racecourse off Sydney’s Palm Beach today to complete four races on day one of the Workforce Marine Mumm 30 Australian Championship. Racing started on time in a seven … Continue reading

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Australia. 18ft Skiffs Twilight Race: Tony Hannan and Maytag crew score easy victory on Sydney Harbour

Tony Hannan took advantage of his great experience and some near perfect crew work on Maytag to score an easy victory in the Australian 18 Footer League’s Twilight Race sailed over a north east 3-buoys course on Sydney Harbour … Continue reading

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