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    Sir Ben Ainslie joins Land Rover BAR Academy in San Diego for the penultimate act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series

    Ainslie to spend time mentoring the next generation of America's Cup sailors Land Rover BAR Academy current Red Bull Youth America's Cup Champions Over 175 applicants applied for Land Rover BAR Academy to date Ben Ainslie, Team Principal and Skipper of the British America's Cup Challenger, Land Rover BAR, will join Land Rover BAR Academy for their penultimate 2017 event, Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing

    Published 07:42 on 18 Oct 2017

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    Brad Jackson takes over as skipper for team AkzoNobel

    Three-time Volvo Ocean Race winner Brad Jackson has been announced as skipper of the Dutch Volvo Ocean Race entry team AkzoNobel for the 2017-18 edition of the 83,000-kilometer around the world race. The forty-nine-year-old from Auckland, New Zealand is competing in his seventh Volvo Ocean Race after coaching the Swedish all-women entry Team SCA in the 2014-15 edition. Jackson will take on the skipper role as well as his watch captain commitments shared

    Published 06:59 on 17 Oct 2017

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    Sail Aid UK campaign gathers momentum!

    Sail Aid UK, set up in September in the immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria wreaking violent havoc across so much of the Caribbean, reports that its first major fundraising platform, the Black Tie/Loud Shirt Dinner at Land Rover BAR's Flight Deck in Portsmouth on 11th November, was virtually sold out within days of announcing it, however there are still a limited number of tickets available. Booking enquiries to: simon@sailaiduk.com .

    Published 09:18 on 13 Oct 2017

  • Now online: Notice of Race for the IRC Europeans and Commodores' Cup

    © RORC/Paul Wyeth/ pwpictures.com The Notice of Race for the 2018 IRC European Championship, incorporating the Commodores' Cup, is now available HERE . The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) welcomes expressions of interest for the event, and online entry will be open from Monday 8 th

    Published 07:04 on 12 Oct 2017

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    MAPFRE edges Team Brunel to win abbreviated Prologue Leg

    The Spanish MAPFRE team won the Volvo Ocean Race Prologue Leg on Wednesday, holding off a late charge from Team Brunel after Race Management shortened the course, converting the compulsory gate at Cabo de Gata into the finishing line. For skipper Xabi Fernández and his team, it's a continuation of the success MAPFRE found on Leg 0, where the team was the overall winner of the four-stage leg. "It's all good on board,"

    Published 07:02 on 12 Oct 2017

  • RORC Caribbean 600 - Business As Usual

    The 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 will start as scheduled in Antigua on 19th February 2018. Bolstered by a record entry for the RORC Transatlantic Race, a strong Racing Division for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, and determined competitors from all over the Caribbean, the 10th edition of the highly acclaimed 600-mile offshore race is set to be a real cracker, with a record entry anticipated. Antigua was one of

    Published 07:11 on 9 Oct 2017

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    CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE HAILED “BIGGEST SAILING EVENT TO VISIT URUGUAY” AS SECOND STAGE, TO CAPE TOWN, GETS UNDERWAY

    Spectators and media flocked to the water for the start of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race's second stage, to Cape Town, South Africa, following the event's first ever stopover in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The race bought more than 300 international crew, representing 28 nationalities, drawing thousands of visitors to the region, and high-level dignitaries to Punta del Este, including; the UK Minister for Investment, Mark Garnier; the Uruguayan

    Published 06:55 on 5 Oct 2017

  • Young Sailor Offered Rare Sport Australia Hall Of Fame Scholarship

    Nia Jerwood's quest to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been bolstered by her inclusion in the 2018 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, announced on Wednesday. Jerwood will have the privilege of working closely with one of the nation's sporting greats, dual Olympic hockey Gold medalist and four-time Olympian Liane Tooth OAM , as one of five recipients of the prestigious award, which pairs promising athletes

    Published 06:53 on 5 Oct 2017

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    Elaine wins inaugural IRC Spinlock Autumn Championship Hamble Winter Series, 30 September - 1 October, 2017.

    The 36th edition of the Hamble Winter Series kicked off on Saturday 30 September, and included the inaugural IRC Spinlock Autumn Championship, organised by the Hamble River Sailing Club. Five races were held for all classes competing in the IRC Spinlock Autumn Championship, and for those competing in the Hamble Winter Series, two races were completed on Sunday 1

    Published 17:33 on 3 Oct 2017

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    US Sailing Accepting Nominations for 2017 Rolex Yachtsman, Yachtswoman of the Year Awards

    Who is your choice for US Sailing's 2017 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year? US Sailing is now accepting nominations for these prestigious awards, widely acknowledged as the foremost individual sailing honors in the nation. Through November 30, 2017, each member of US Sailing may nominate the one male and one female sailor they believe turned in the most outstanding on-the-water performance during the 2017 calendar year. Submit your nomination(s) today at rolex.ussailing.org

    Published 17:31 on 3 Oct 2017

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