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America's Cup: Amended Sailing Instructions

UPPER WIND LIMIT The Challenger of Record and the Defender, in consultation with the Regatta Director, have decided to amend the Race conditions for the PRADA Cup Final and the 36th America’s Cup Match as follows. After reviewing the performance of the yachts and the variations between the yachts’ wind measurement data and that of Race Management due to differing measurement heights, it has…
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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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Dalin takes Vendée Globe line honours

After an immaculately executed race, at 20h 35m 47s UTC this evening, 80 days 6hrs 15mins 47secs since the start on Sunday 8thNovember, French skipper Charlie Dalin emerged from a damp, misty Bay of Biscay to break the finish line of the Vendée Globe, the solo, non-stop round the world race, in first position and in doing so realised the ocean racing dreams of his youth.But the 36-year-old…
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Vendée Globe Victory?

With less than 80 miles to the finish line of the Vendée Globe solo non-stop round the world race the leader Charlie Dalin (APIVIA) is expected to complete his race around 1800-1900hrs UTC.Our Sailor Girl on the ground, Kass, will be keeping us updated – with Nic on the panel with a massive cup of tea in Australia! French skipper Dalin, 36, who was one of the…
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AC Chat & Wrap - Rules & Repairs Our AC Chat & Wrap show with a little touch on the American Magic repairs ahead of our in-depth chat on 25 Jan. Our AC Chat & Wrap review of the damage and repairs that would have been needed to get American Magic back on the water. Our AC Chat & Wrap review of the rules…
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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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