Ocean Racing

Groupama Race: Battles throughout the fleet and imminent finishes

300 nautical miles upwind, the second half of the New Caledonia Groupama Race has not been an easy task. We have seen varying strategies, with some opting to stay offshore, and others flirting with danger, coming in and out of the reef. It is now all but certain that the Australian team on board Rushour, the Drew 15 catamaran will be the first boat to cross the finish line following a…
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The "breakaways": The first five home to Bermuda

The adventures continue for the Sailor Girl in Bermuda for the finish of the 51st edition of the Newport Bermuda Race. Leaving most of the fleet far behind in light winds, George David’s Rambler 88 crossed the finish line off St. David’s Lighthouse at 5:51:51 Eastern daylighttime on Sunday evening. The first pack consisting of five boats including Rambler 88 managed to get through the…
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Boat crush: The VX One

For those who know me, you will know I have had a little boat crush on the VX One for a while now. I love the boat because I can sail it comfortably (yes I like hiking!) with my family and good mates, it’s one design racing, the fleet are so fun to hang with and race against, AND we can do 20+ knots with me trimming a jib and spinnaker in a training session, like this one recently on the…
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