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International Women's Day 2021

Here we go for International Women’s Day 2021! Standby as we add content here over the course of the day (we are lucky we get two days effectively between Australian and Europe and US based Sailor Girl’s! We will have a combination of past adventures, and new live chats over the 1.5ish days incorporating all time zones – so stay tuned to our channels for updates, and…
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Yannick Bestaven (Maître Coq IV) Wins Ninth Vendée Globe

Yannick Bestaven, the 48 year old French skipper of Maître Coq IV, is the overall winner of the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe. Although he actually took the gun for third place off Les Sables d’Olonne, France at 03hrs 19mins 46 secs early this Thursday morning, because he carried a time compensation of 10 hours and 15 minutes, awarded by an international jury for his role in the…
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What a race, and there will be none tomorrow!

I can report that there will be no racing tomorrow, so INEOS Team UK now have three full weeks to develop their boat and getting ready for the next race, whereas Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team have only 6 days before to fine tuning their AC75 before the next race against American Magic who are in a race against time to repair their boat and get back to the startline. The Semi-final – the first…
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"We have to win a race"

It’s all on today in a must win race for Prada to keep the round robin series of the Prada Cup, the Challenger Series for the 36th America’s Cup alive. James Spithill’s mantra at the press conference yesterday, and one we have heard him say many, many times before was, “we have to win a race”. This is the America’s Cup, and really just all, in the greatest sense…
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Prada Cup - Day 2

“Sometimes you are the bug, and some daysyou are the windshield” said Terry Hutchison of today’s Prada Cup racing.“At any given moment all the teams were dealing with the same thing, I guess we drew the unlucky number in the lottery” said Hutchinson of today’s race track. 16/01/21 – Auckland (NZL) 36th America’s Cup…
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Adventures Weekly - Needham & Turner

For the first Adventures Weekly of 2021 we caught up with Tom Needham & Joel Turner, who were part of the winning team on IRC at theBartercard Australia Sail ParadiseRegatta last week. The pair are also training for the 2024 Olympics as part of theAustralian SailingDevelopment Squad, so we cover the issues they are facing, their training and just what is…
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Wild Finish to Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta 2021

The twelfth edition of the Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta concluded today in a strong and gusty southerly, with the sporty conditions testing the sailors who did take to the water to race. “It’s called Sail Paradise, not Survive Paradise” commented Race Officer, Southport Yacht Club’s own Mark Dingley at the skippers briefing ahead of racing, where the organisers opted to keep the…
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Adventures Weekly: Big Boat Wrap

For Adventures Weekly on 11 December – we recapped a massive week of sailing – well it felt like it after so long! We dived in behind-the-scenes at the Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, including our interviews with all of the skippers, plus our Vendée Globe updates, being on-site for the VX One Australia NSW State Champs at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club – RPAYC and…
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Adventures Weekly: Jessica Watson

With the Vendée Globe in focus this week, it was brilliant to have Jessica Watson on our Adventures Weekly show on Friday to chat about her incredible record-breaking solo non-stop and unassisted round-the-world adventure ten years ago as a 16-year-old. Jess in her words is an “ordinary girl who went out and achieved her goals”, a great way to look at life and how you can break it all…
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