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4 Restoration Ready Boats On Auction Starting Today

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Starting today, four of our restoration-ready boats are listed on email with starting bids from $250 – $1,000

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Ericsson Racing Team Garners First, Second On Leg 6

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Ericsson Racing Team this afternoon finished first and second here on Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race. The 4,900-nautical mile leg began in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Apr. 11.
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Ericsson 4 Holds Lead In Final Approach To Finish

Monday, April 27th, 2009

With fewer than 34 nautical miles remaining to the Leg 6 finish of the Volvo Ocean Race in Boston, Ericsson 4 held a 7-mile lead over teammate Ericsson 3.
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Ericsson Racing Team Leads Volvo Fleet Toward Boston

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Ericsson Racing Team is placed first and second on Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race with the finish in Boston less than 500 nautical miles away.
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Ericsson Racing Team – Earth Day Recognition

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

The occasion of Earth Day sees Ericsson Racing Team and the Volvo Ocean Race fleet within 1,300 nautical miles of the Leg 6 finish in Boston, USA.
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Relaxation Gives Way To Concentration On Tricky Day Two

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

A windless Saturday morning was in store for 174 racing boats on Charleston Harbor today, but the warm sun more than made up for a little delay. Racers decided after a delay of more than one hour (due to the lack of wind) to start swimming and sunbathing. Chuck Coyer, a mobile yacht rigger who is sailing Race Week with local hotshot Melges 24 team ‘Blur’ said, “It was easy to get a little too relaxed – when the racing started it was extremely tough and mentally taxing, a real gear shift from working on a sun tan for two hours.” Blur sits in sixth position, the top local boat in the competitive grand prix Melges class, owned by Isle of Palms resident Steve Kopf.
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Perfect Conditions In Charleston End Race Week With a Bang

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

With numerous battles on tap this morning between 174 race boats across the 13 divisions that made up 2009 Charleston Race Week, mother nature ordered up a sparkling day with near-perfect sailing conditions to close out the memorable event.
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Ericsson Racing Team Captures Second At Scoring Gate

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Ericsson Racing Team yacht Ericsson 4 cleared the Leg 6 scoring gate of the Volvo Ocean Race in second place last night.
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Record Number of Sailboats Converge On Charleston

Friday, April 17th, 2009

More than a thousand sailors spent a near-perfect Thursday at the water’s edge in Charleston today, while they prepped, launched, and tested out their speedy racing sailboats in preparation for tomorrow’s start of 2009 Charleston Race Week.
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Melges 20 Makes Racing Debut In US

Friday, April 17th, 2009

For the very first time ever in North America, the Audi Melges 20 will race as a fleet at Charleston Race Week 2009. Not only has the event been a great success for event organizers, but in particular, the attendees offer full proof that Melges’ sportboat concept has taken hold and refuses to let go.
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