Daily Archives: March 3, 2012

Yachting: City waits as sailors strive to be first in

Close racing like this is likely to be a feature of both the Pro-Am and the In Port races _ and the restart! Picture / Ian Roman / Volvo Ocean Race Like a pair of old lovers long separated, the Volvo Ocean Race and the city of Auckland are impatiently … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonica faces 24 crucial hours on alternative route to New Zealand

The Spanish team has decided to take on the archipelago of the Solomon Islands through the middle, between Choiseul and Santa Isabel, a strategy followed by the New Zealand and Chinese crews hours later The cards are on the … Continue reading

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America’s Cup deal sunk

Piers 30-32 on the Embarcadero are big, flat, money pits. Estimates just to tear down the sprawling, decaying parking lots run to $40 million. Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : Traffic separation for Groupama 4

Whilst the tradewinds are becoming increasingly sluggish in this descent towards Auckland, the fleet are about to immerse themselves in the Melanesian archipelagos. Two routes are open to them. The three boats furthest West have opted to traverse the … Continue reading

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Global Ocean Race : Final miles for Nannini and Ramon with Class40 Financial Crisis

With the Global Ocean Race (GOR) Leg 3 finish of Marco Nannini and Hugo Ramon in the next 24 hours as their Akilaria Class40 Financial Crisis beats across the 120-mile wide mouth of Rio de la Plata, 500 miles … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : Solomon Island crossing opens up opportunities in the west

An unexpected wind shift has split the fleet in two and opened up opportunities for the boats on the fleet’s western flank as they take on a tricky passage through the sparsely charted waters of the Solomon Islands. As … Continue reading

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UK. Olympic sailors past & presnt open RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2012

Host of Olympic sailors open RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2012 Team GB 470 sailors Saskia Clark and Hannah Mills were joined by 1996 Paralympic Gold medallist Andy Cassell and 1988 gold medallist Mike McIntryre to officially open the RYA … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : Solomon Islands separation

An exciting day lies ahead for the six boats racing to Auckland in Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Although Groupama sailing team (Franck Cammas/FRA) retain a solid lead over PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken Read/USA) … Continue reading

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Book Reviews

George Washington’s Secret Navy is the rare book that fully lives up to its promise. Continue reading

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Main image for 100m superyacht Vava II sets sail after top secret construction in Plymouth

The largest private motor yacht ever to have been constructed in Britain has sailed from Plymouth on course to its new owners. Continue reading

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