Mike Perham Solo World Challenge

Nov 21, 2008 9 Comments by

Mike said “The Needles was a great sight and one I had been looking forward to for a very long time. It is great to be home again and see so many people here to welcome me back. I feel very honoured.” Mike’s Mum, Heather said: “Seeing Mike after so many months is a really [...]

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Yachting News November Part 3

Nov 20, 2008 No Comments by

What size anchor should I have? Anchors Always a great question to ask and watch the discussion fire up when you do. Anchor systems work in such a variable environment nobody can give you a direct size guide as such. NOTE: The following is meant as a guide only and is a bit generic. If [...]

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Yachting News November Part 2

Nov 13, 2008 No Comments by

Jolly Boat update The really really long range forcast is excellant, moderate breeze, gentle swell, warm water, cold beer, nymphs etc If you need a place to crash Saturday night, no wurries, bring a sleeping bag, we will find you somewhere to bunk down. Or if you want something for yourself, a search on line [...]

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Yachting News November 2008

Nov 04, 2008 1 Comment by

When you see Samantha Davies pottering about in a teeny pink bikini on her pink sailing boat, Roxy, and spritzing her cabin with perfume, it’s difficult to imagine her facing waves the size of houses, 80-mile-an-hour winds and nights without a second’s sleep. It’s hard to think of her sailing solo among icebergs, killer whales [...]

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Louis Vuitton Pacific Series Part 1

Oct 15, 2008 11 Comments by

TEAMORIGIN ADVANCE TO QUARTER FINALS WITH A DECISIVE WIN OVER PATAUGAS K CHALLENGE LOUIS VUITTON PACIFIC SERIES: AUCKLAND TUES 10th FEB 2009 Today racing turned serious as the Challenger Sail-off round starts – a  ‘sudden death/knock out’ format comes into play where we will go from 8 teams in the competition to the final 3 [...]

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Volvo 2008-2009 Part 1

Oct 12, 2008 1 Comment by

BIG WAVES, BIG ACTION “The depression in the South Atlantic has aligned itself perfectly to fire the fleet to Cape Town at record place,” promises Green Dragon’s skipper, Ian Walker/GBR. But the although the 24-hour record of 562.96 nautical miles currently held by ABN AMRO TWO could be broken, it is a question of which [...]

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50knots

Oct 06, 2008 8 Comments by

Greetings yachties, Below is a collection of stories and links to those speed enthusiasts amongst us. If you know of any other speed projects that should be told here, please let me know. Enjoy ISWC-rulebook-2009 WSSR Newsletter No 171 World C class record by Macquarie Innovation 06/01/09 The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a [...]

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Latest News October

Oct 05, 2008 Comments Off by

Virgin Money’s Dreams Dashed By Monster Wave Virgin Money Mission Control, 2pm BST, 24th October 2008: After approximately 2 days and 4 hours at sea in the face of impossible odds the crew of Virgin Money had to admit defeat on their first attempt to set a new world record for the fastest mono-hull crossing [...]

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Notice of Race

Sep 15, 2008 2 Comments by

Greetings yachties, Posted here are the Notice of races I get. Send me yours, always. THE RACING RULES OF SAILING for 2009–2012 rrs200920092012showingchanges-6255 http://www.sailing.org/25472.php © 2008 Speed & Smarts Issue #103. Tips for steering fast upwind Sailing a boat upwind is one of my favorite things in life. There is nothing quite like steering a boat [...]

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Whitbread & Volvo

Sep 11, 2008 6 Comments by

The Volvo Ocean Race starts from Alicante, Spain on October 4 with an in-port race, with the fleet then setting out on Leg 1 around the world on October 11. The Volvo event began as the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race from Portsmouth, England back in 1973 and continued every 4 years until Volvo [...]

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