Daily Archives: February 13, 2007

Velux 5 Oceans: Unai Basurko suspects alarming noise is caused by propeller damage

  This afternoon's position report shows just 57 miles separating third placed Unai Basurko from fifth placed Graham Dalton. This morning Unai Basurko on his new Open 60 Pakea reported that finally after a lively few days the wind … Continue reading

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Velux 5 Oceans. Kojiro Shiraishi recalls 47 knot winds at Cape Horn

This morning Kojiro Shiraishi was in buoyant mood having rounded Cape Horn in the early hours of the morning – his third rounding of this legendary landmark within the maritime community. While the forecast charts indicated that he had … Continue reading

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Maud de Fontenoy continues work to jury rig Oreal Paris

During the last 24 hours, Maud Fontenoy has managed to move the 100 kilo boom, of the dismasted Oreal Paris, into the middle of the boat and has been working on a pulley system to get it vertical. She is … Continue reading

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UK. Geoff Holt becomes Raymarine Ambassador to achieve Personal Everest challenge

Geoff Holt has been appointed as a Raymarine Ambassador, after choosing to equip his specially modified Challenger Trimaran with vital autopilot and navigational equipment to help him achieve his ‘Personal Everest’ of becoming the first disabled sailor to sail … Continue reading

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UK. Weymouth and Portland sail towards Olympic Gold

  Weymouth and Portland are making waves to become one of the first venues ready for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The latest plans to regenerate Osprey Quay and the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), … Continue reading

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Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 41: A Room with a View

Wauquiez pulls off a coup with a 41-footer that’s fun to sail and has a true deck saloon The Pilot Saloon 41 is Wau-quiez International’s latest raised-deck-saloon offering in a series that began in 1991 with …
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Bavaria 40 Vision: Visions of Sailing

Bavaria launches a new breed of deck-saloon sailboats int he 40- to 50-foot range Bavaria Yachts has stepped out with a pair of guns blazing in its hunt for sailors in the upscale part of the cruiser market.
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Yacht theft foiled by lack of wind

Trevor Jones reunited with his yacht FALMOUTH lifeboat crew were called out on a search and rescue mission yesterday after fears that thieves who stole a yacht from the town may have gone overboard.
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Velux 5 Oceans: Kojiro Shiraishi on Spirit of Yukoh hurtles round Cape Horn

AT 0300 UTC, the early hours of this morning, 13th February, Kojiro Shiraishi (JPN) onboard his Open 60, Spirit of Yukoh became the second boat in the VELUX 5 OCEANS to reach Cape Horn. Shiraishi rounded sailing's most terrifying … Continue reading

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UK. Int Ok Dinghy Winter Champs at Oxford SC

The OK’s staged the first regatta of the classes 50th year at Oxford SC on Feb 10th. Thirteen hardy competitors braved the snow & ice, with boats travelling for as far afield as Morecombe & Bristol to compete, their … Continue reading

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