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Yachting News May Part 9

May 17, 2009 2 Comments by

We’re not a singles club… The Upto26Club is a club devoted to those who sail in yachts up to 26 foot in length and who love the joys, challenges, and adventure offered by small yacht sailing. The UpTo26Club, founded in 1999, is dedicated to getting small boats out racing and cruising together. The idea behind [...]

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Volvo Leg 7

May 17, 2009 3 Comments by

TOP MARKS AGAIN FOR ERICSSON 4 Ericsson 4 again took maximum points this morning when she crossed the finish of Volvo Ocean Race leg seven in Galway in first position.  She finished at 0054 GMT today after taking seven days, 10 hours, 33 minutes and 51 seconds to sail across the North Atlantic from Boston. [...]

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Americas Cup TV – The Early Years

May 01, 2009 5 Comments by

Artist Tony Blake Race 3 of the America’s Cup on Octber 19th, 1899, between the defender “Columbia” and challenger “Shamrock I” , was described by the press of the day as the most exciting race for many years. In a 20 knot wind the yachts raced over a 30 mile course off Sandy Hook, New [...]

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Disabled Sailing

Apr 30, 2009 12 Comments by

Greetings Yachties, As I surf the web looking for yachting stories I discover our sport is the dream of many less ablebody yachties than most. Enjoy the stories and links I have found. At the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show, quadriplegic yachtswoman Hilary Lister will announce her intention to compete in the 2011 Fastnet [...]

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RC 44 – Cagliari

Apr 26, 2009 4 Comments by

BMW ORACLE Racing wins the fleet race event and the overall Cagliari RC 44 Cup Photo: Copyright Nico Martinez / RC 44 Class: Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts, winners of the Cagliari RC 44 Cup PRESS RELEASE – RC44 Championship Tour – Cagliari RC 44 Cup There were no races in Cagliari today due to [...]

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Yachting News April Part 12

Apr 25, 2009 2 Comments by

all the best yachties are on are you? Hi, We have just heard that New Zealander Roger Pagani has won the World Final of the BMW Sailing Cup in Italy, from eight competitor countries. This is considered the most prestigious amateur international title for keelboat sailors. Roger qualified for the event after winning the BMW [...]

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Apr 23, 2009 4 Comments by

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Yachting News April Part 11

Apr 23, 2009 1 Comment by

Some of the many trophies we won at the Squadron Under fine skies and a fresh North Easterley breeze, “Thelma” led for the whole of the 1907 Auckland Anniversary Regatta First Division Race, narrowly beating “Ariki” over the line. They were closely followed by “Rainbow” in third place. The great transatlantic race of 1866 began [...]

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Apr 22, 2009 No Comments by

Follow me on here If its yachting, I’ll post it here first. If you have any yachting stories tweet me. If you need any short term accommodation on Waiheke call Richard and Nique. Happy Sailing Some of the websites that follow yachtyakka on Twitter. Simply click the links of images to follow the yellow brick [...]

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Yachting News April Part 9

Apr 20, 2009 2 Comments by

more here and here Marin LuxurYachts launches 42m classic Elena Thursday, 16 April 2009 Photo by ConceptWorks The Spanish brand Marin LuxurYachts, which belongs to the shipyard Factoría Naval Marín successfully undertook the technical launching of its first two megayachts with steel hull in early March 2009. The first of those vessels is a 40 [...]

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