Daily Archives: May 1, 2012

Yacht may have struck rocks

Early speculation focused on a shipping liner but commercial tracking system shows possible collision with island. Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : “Telefónica” fights to exit Doldrums

Diego Fructuoso: “None of us have any breeze right now and anything could happen” On course north and almost at the height of French Guiana, Iker Martínez and “Telefónica” are hoping that the Doldrums will permit a new attack… Continue reading

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Global Ocean Race : Hat Trick for Cessna Citation in Leg 4

The Kiwi-Australian duo of Conrad Colman and Scott Cavanough took first place in Global Ocean Race (GOR) Leg 4 from Punta del Este, Uruguay, to South Carolina with Akilaria RC2 Class40 Cessna Citation, crossing the finish line off Charleston … Continue reading

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The Royal Thames Cumberland Cup – Only a week to go

 The Royal Thames Yacht Club, in the heart of London’s West End, is bracing itself to welcome an influx of sailors from across the world, all eager to begin the competition to win the Cumberland Cup, the only international … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : PUMA faces another night of pressure

After 36 hours of constant attack from CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand (Chris Nicholson/AUS) and Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP), Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 leader PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG (Ken Read/USA) are facing another night of combat … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race : One word: frenzy. It was an absolute frenzy at first.” – Shannon Falcone

We still hate clouds. We hate them, and even the pretty ones too. They ruin our days and plague our nights, and they’ve just done it again. One massive, unavoidable green glob on the radar and an ominously dark … Continue reading

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Clipper Round the World Race : Gold Coast Australia wins Race 10

With this morning’s confirmation of Gold Coast Australia’s eighth victory during the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race, the battle for the final podium positions for Race 10, from Oakland to Panama. “I am ecstatic with my crew… Continue reading

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1948 Sailing Relay-Torbay to Weymouth

In the summer of 1948, a torchbearer ran through Torre Abbey, Torquay, welcoming athletes from the 25 nations who were about compete in the 1948 Olympic Sailing event. Sixty four years later, the Torch carried by this torchbearer is … Continue reading

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Transat AG2R La Mondiale : Artemis round the invisible mark and head for St Barths

On Saturday afternoon (28th April), the 16 strong Transat AG2R La Mondiale Figaro fleet passed the Canaries waypoint; a gate between La Palma and a co-ordinate off the North coast of the island. Artemis skippered by Sam Goodchild and … Continue reading

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UK. Discovery Yachts Team to take part in Three Peaks Challenge for charity

A team of 5 walkers and 1 driver, all from Discovery Yachts, will be taking part as the 'Discovery Disciples' in the 2012 Three Peaks Challenge taking place 9th-10th June 2012. The challenge involves walking the highest mountains in … Continue reading

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