Daily Archives: March 8, 2012

Luck on Minx’s side

A COUPLE whose catamaran was adrift for 71 days off the coast of Queensland were lost for words when they were reunited with the vessel after it turned up off Lucinda. Continue reading

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24-Hour record attempt aborted after Maserati Yacht sustains damage to rudder

Giovanni Soldini and his team return to Charleston to make repairs Last night, sailing toward Cape Hatteras, Maserati's windward rudder was seriously damaged after hitting a chunk of wood in the Atlantic. The crew has returned to Charleston where … Continue reading

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Additions to the BYM News Photo Gallery Thursday

'Iron Man' Marmon returns to defend title – P1 AquaX – http://www.bymnews.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=973 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Mapfre, que se disputará en aguas de la bahía de Palma del 31 de marzo al 7 de abril – http://ww… Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : “Do you think it’s time for the last clean shirt?” Rome Kirby

There are very few things in this world I hate. Alarm clocks. Creamed spinach. Spiders. Ghost stories. Tequila. The Boston Red Sox. Well, effective immediately – I’m adding clouds. I hate clouds. They’re beautiful and they do look li… Continue reading

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$200 penalty for yacht sinking that injured woman

One of the two skippers involved in a collision on Waitemata Harbour – in which a 71-year-old classic yacht sank and a woman was seriously injured – has been fined $200. The 18m yacht Antaeus and the classic sailboat Gypsy collided on Auckland Annivers… Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : Telefonic defends 2nd place at under 48 hours from finish in Auckland

The top pack in the fleet is fully immersed in a compression zone which is likely to shape the finish of this leg In second position, “Telefónica” continues on course to Auckland (New Zealand) with “Groupama” in their sights, … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : The longest day for Groupama 4

Before they can step onto the dock in Auckland, Franck Cammas and his men still have a day and a half at sea, beating into a strong South-East to easterly wind, which will fade as they make their way … Continue reading

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USA. RezLux launches luxury vacation rentals for the America’s Cup San Francisco

America's Cup fans can opt for luxury “homes away from home” in San Francisco. Ditch the gilded hotel cube and live like a local with available concierge service. America’s Cup fans will be able to opt for luxury “homes … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : Slick French transition secures solid lead on approach to New Zealand

Groupama sailing team are a step closer to victory after a slick overnight transition from a light wind danger zone into fresh breezes all but locked-in their Leg 4 lead. Skipper Franck Cammas led his team smoothly out of … Continue reading

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All eyes on Falmouth for the Finn Gold Cup

Coastlines around the country dream of lapping up international sailing talent and the vibrant Cornish town, with its spirit of the sea, is excited to be doing just that. In little over two months’ time the first Olympic class … Continue reading

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