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Azzurro Claims Overall Win At Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

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The 2017 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race is a very popular event and this time the overall victory was claimed by none other than Komatsu Azzurro.


This is the second time that Azzurro of Shane Kearns has won the overall title in three years at this prestigious event. He finished with a corrected time of 3 days 1 hour 40 min and 25 seconds. The second position was grabbed by Ian Creak’s Beneteau 47.7 Ausreo who finished 2 hours 36 min and 23 seconds behind Azzurro.

The Monday night wind shifts blew in favor of Azzurro and it moved from northerly to southerly. This change meant that the faster boats were able to get better results than the other boats. His team of six strong crew members had the wind advantage on their side and this helped them to steer the boat ahead of the competition and enjoy a comfortable lead. Continue reading

Newport To Ensenada Race All Set To Go

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The Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race (NTEIRC) 70th edition is all set to start. For the contest of its type, it has attracted 187 entries.


Here one can see sailors of all types, the serious one, recreational cruisers and weekend racers, all competing for over 45 trophies.

The starting point of the race is Newport Beach, CA Balboa Pier and the finish point is 125 nm later off Ensenada, Baja Mexico. This is for most of the fleet participating in the race. To fulfill the requirements of Transpac Race, a longer course is there which will extend 176 nm. The starting of the course is San Clemente Island and the finish point is Ensenada.

Before the beginning of the race, the forecast has been made. According to the forecast, the conditions on the day will be unstable during the early hours. However, this has no impact on the confidence and morale of all the participating teams. Continue reading

Extreme Sailing Series Update

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The Extreme Sailing Series that is going on at the Madeira Islands saw a lot of conflicts coming up, especially on the penultimate day.


It was Act 6 when there was a collision between the Red Bull Sailing team and Alinghi team. The result was the Alinghi team lost their mast. Both teams have been pushing hard at each other from the beginning of the Act, especially the first two days. On the third day the drama went up another notch. On this day the Austrian Red Bull Sailing team came across the starting line at high speed and they got too close to their opposing team Alinghi. The result was that the front of the Swiss boat got clipped as a result.

The two boats being GC32 catamarans, the impact was high between the two super fast boats. A crucial part of the rigging of Alinghi snapped and their 16.5 carbon fiber mast as well as sails fell into the water. The safety team of the series came along to be by the boat and to ensure that the sailors remained safe and that no more damage was sustained. As the sailors had buoyancy aids as well as helmets along with their guests there was no injury experienced by anyone. Continue reading

Entries open for Three Peaks Yacht Race entries open

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The thirty-ninth season of the well known Three Peaks sailing and hill-running race is now set open to old-hands as well as first-times alike, and it is you who would be taking part. The Three Peaks race to take place on 11th June, next year, is now open for registration.

It is one of the oldest as well as multi-sport survival races in the world. This is a unique event blending running, sailing as well as a little cycling, with the kinky feature that rowing is allowed in moments of calm. It takes contestants in some of the highly prominent scenery in United Kingdom and it really challenges both sailors’ as well as runners’ navigational expertise.

One does not have to be a tough yacht racer to participate, or even a fit fell runner. The race attracts contestants from a great variety of sporting backgrounds as well as sailing experience, with a lot cruising sailors joining their very first race. Private crews, military, sailing clubs, university, charity teams and corporate all enter the race and battle it out on equal terms. Continue reading

Van Diemen Sports Limousine mega yacht

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The brand new Sports Limousine from Van Diemen Luxury Crafts of Tasmania joins the bulge legion of convertible, multi-use yachts which includes the sports coupe- titled Revolver 44 GT as well as Kormoran super-transformer. Sports Limousine goes a step forward the basic electric hard-top transformable, summing up an electrically raised glasshouse to make 3 distinct body styles for a myriad of on-water uses. This is a real cozy fishing boat, semi-enclosed limousine, a roomy as well as a compact tender in one.

The important element of Sports Limousine’s design is their electrically activated roof that rises and drops into spot by way of hydraulic branches. In the boat’s most open contour, the roof panel stays on top the gunwale, covering the interior cabin as well as offering a low, streamlined shape.

Van Diemen told that this configuration is perfect for passing through at speed as well as maintaining clear visibility. Also, the compact 6.6-ft (2-m) height is handy for storage in little spaces which lack the room for a high roof, like inside a yacht’s tender bay or in a home garage. Continue reading