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Thursday January 1 1970 Author: Location: none selected

Olympic classes lottery

A lot of Olympic sailors will be putting the Semaine Olympique de Voiles in Hyeres down to experience with light fluky winds have made racing awkward for the entire course of this week, although Pa

Blast to St Barts

In our audio interview with Sam Davies, mid-Atlantic in the Transat AG2 La Mondiale, one really gets a sense of life on board – having to hang up hurriedly while a shackle on the spinnaker bl

Best looking big boat?

With precious few new big boats being launched this year, so we have a treat today – a look at Sir Peter Ogden’s smart looking Jethou.

Next up - the Atlantic

In the Transat AG2R La Mondiale, Sam Davies and Roman Attanasio steered their Figaro Saveol through the Canary Islands scoring gate in first place last night and now take on the two thirds of the c

Mixed teams move into top two Transat AG2R positions

Smart tactics resulted in Roman Attanasio and Sam Davies’ Saveol taking the lead in the Transat AG2R yesterday morning - Sam's best ever position in a Figaro race.

Figaros crews take on the meteorological chess board

Inserting a waypoint gate into the Transat AG2R route, it was thought, would limit the tactical options for the doublehanded crews. Not so...

Former 49er champ gets the big gig

An Aussie steering the Emirates Team New Zealand-powered VO70? Just wait until we next see Grant Dalton...

Stamm takes on the Figaro

 The start of the Transat AG2R La Mondiale has been glorious for the Figaros – downwind in 15 knots, flat water and warm sun.

Unseasonally fine start

Figaro racing is always close and with the addition of a new waypoint gate off the Canary Islands limiting tactical choices, we can expect the class’ doublehanded Transat AG2R La Mondiale to

Commodores' Cup starting grid

The mighty of the Mediterranean, from the TP52s to the Mini Maxis up to the Wallys, are currently competing at the Hublot PalmaVela where yesterday conditions only allowed one race to be held.

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