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Melges 32s Race on Spectacular San Francisco Bay – Illbruck Takes Charge

Monday, September 15th, 2008

San Francisco, Calif. – The stunning performances of Joe Woods (Torbay, UK) on GBR-700 Red and Michael Illbruck (Munich, Germany) on GER-401 Pinta confirmed that racing on San Francisco Bay at the 2008 Rolex Big Boat Series is challenging, sometimes unpredictable and at other times pleasantly surprising. Two more races were conducted and offered up a total change-up on the scoreboard.
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Farr 40 Worlds – Defending Champion Takes Early Lead

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

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Rolex Farr 40 Leaders Maintain Fleet Standings

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Miami Beach, Fla., USA – In a stark contrast to yesterday’s 18-knot winds and lumpy seas, today’s light-air conditions gave the international fleet competing in the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship a new challenge. With a total of six races completed so far in the 10-race series, Italian teams hold the top two spots — Mascalzone Latino in first, with a three point lead, over Joe Fly in second. (more…)

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Ericsson 3 Officially Named in Barcelona

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Barcelona – The Ericsson 3, the first of Ericsson’s two race yachts, has been given its name in an event that lit up the Barcelona night sky. The ceremony invited key guests from the telecom industry and sailing community to get on board the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009, with 235 days to go before the racing yachts set sail round the world.
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Veolia Environnement Rejoins Barcelona Race

Monday, December 17th, 2007

In the wee hours this morning, Veolia Environnement departed from the Kerguelen Islands to rejoin the Barcelona World Race. It was 00:50 GMT when skipper Roland Jourdain slipped his mooring in Port aux Français, to sail out again into the Southern Ocean.
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Estrella Damm Retires from Barcelona Race

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Estrella Damm skippers Guillermo Altadill and Jonathan McKee have made the difficult decision to retire from the Barcelona World Race. Although it has been possible to repair the rudder system, it has become evident to the team that it will not be possible to test the rudder system fully and get Estrella Damm back in the race to stay in contention with the remainder of the fleet within a reasonable timeframe. In addition, the serious consideration of safety for the skippers and the boat rejoining the race at its most perilous stage has to be taken into account. (more…)

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Taking Home a Memorable Experience Regardless of Finish

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Sally Barkow of Nashotah, Wis. and her crew of Amanda Callahan (Canton, Mass.), Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, N.Y.) and Annie Lush (Poole, U.K.) have won one of the world’s most prestigious women’s sailing regattas: US SAILING’s 2007 Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship. Sailing as Team 7, the four women topped a 39-boat fleet that included many impressive competitors such as skipper Cory Sertl (Rochester, N.Y.), a Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, and skipper Anna Tunnicliffe (Plantation, Fla.), an Olympic hopeful in the Laser Radial class, who finished second and third overall, respectively. Racing took place on Galveston Bay and was hosted at the Houston Yacht Club, in Shoreacres, Texas.
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Day 6: Into the Atlantic

Friday, November 16th, 2007

By tonight, the entire Barcelona World Race fleet is expected to be sailing on the Atlantic Ocean – Educación sin Fronteras will pass through the Strait of Gibraltar shortly – but the conditions aren’t necessarily as any of the skippers would have anticipated or hoped. (more…)

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Olympic Hopeful Barkow Blasts into the Lead

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Shoreacres, Texas – Three…two…one…blast off! That familiar sound from nearby NASA Johnson’s Space Center is also the scoreline of Olympic hopeful Sally Barkow’s (Nashotah, Wis.) race results today at US SAILING’s Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship. With a total score of 11 points, Barkow and her team – Debbie Capozzi, Annie Lush and Amanda Callahan – lead the 39-boat fleet racing out of the Houston Yacht Club in Shoreacres, Texas. (more…)

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Paprec-Virbac 2 First to Gibraltar

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Paprec-Virbac 2 led the Barcelona World Race fleet into the Atlantic overnight on Wednesday night, winning the first stage of the race in the process. (more…)

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