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 09 Sep 2010
 


Latest sailing news from Europe and around the world

Welcome to this week's edition of our Sail-World.com Europe newsletter.

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is underway in Porto Cervo, there is a new Alpen Cup Champion, Thomas Laherstorfer from Austria, the ORCi World Championship competitors at the Flensburger Segler Club (FSC) are battling high winds
while the Steiner X-Yachts Gold Cup in Tuscany finished earlier this week in Italy.

The Danish Open Match Cup, in Bornholm Denmark is about to commence. Looks like a windy week. Can Mathieu Richard (French Match Racing Team) win another World ISAF Match Racing Tour event and set himself up to become the World Champion? Or can Team Azzurra skippered by Francesco Bruni from the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda upset the event favourite? Sail-World.com will have all the latest news as it comes to hand.

In international news, the Volvo Ocean Race has appointed Rick Deppe to Associate Producer and Media Crew Member (MCM) Manager role for the next event. Be sure to check out the great vision on our website.

Please look at the various image galleries from this week and we hope you enjoy reading all the latest European and international news.


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Platu 25 Alpen Cup champion is Thomas Laherstorfer's La Burra
Sabrina Bonaiti,
After 27 very competitive races that took place on four different lakes across Austria, Switzerland and Italy, the new Alpen Cup Champion is the Austrian boat 'La Burra' helmed by Thomas Laherstorfer followed by the Swiss 'Aramis-Sail Art Team' defender of the title, with the brother Sigrist on boar,. The third place is for the Swiss 'Superbüsi' of Matthias Bermejo.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - The Best of Rick Deppe - Video and Images
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race HQ has a new Associate Producer and Media Crew Member (MCM) Manager for the 2011-12 race, Rick Deppe will manage the media crew. Deppe will have a hand in production and will work with the onboard media crew both before and throughout the nine-month odyssey, helping the new MCMs do the best job possible in the tough conditions for which the Volvo Ocean Race is renowned.... [more]
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Sail Sydney notice of race now online
Di Pearson Sail Sydney Media,
Sail Sydney notice of race now online - Round 2 of the Sail Downunder Series, Sail Sydney is one of only two ISAF Grade 1 events in Australia and the big news is that for the first time, the regatta will be run during weekdays only, from 6-9 December, making it a fairer playing field for all.... [more]
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PWA Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour Final – Day Five
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Valerie Arrighetti claims the final event trophy of the year at the first ever all-women's event in Almanarre, but it's Karin Jaggi who takes home the 2010 world title on a perfect day on the Mediterranean coast... [more]
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ORCi World Championship - Bohemia Express and Patent 3 maintain lead
Offshore Racing Congress,
ORCi World Championship - Yesterday's strong easterly breeze built up to be even stronger today in the 44-mile middle-distance offshore race, hosted by the Flensburger Segler Club (FSC), as the fleet withstood winds of 25-30 knots, gusting to near 40 knots.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Unstoppable Maxis
Jill Campbell,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Day 3 got off to a difficult start as a violent storm approached Porto Cervo from the north bringing thunder, pounding rain and winds of up to 40 knots during the starting sequence. The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's Race Committee was forced to send the entire fleet back to the docks.... [more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup - a Worlds qualifier
John Roberson,
Sunseeker Australia Cup, to be sailed on the Swan River in November, has been confirmed as the final qualifying event for the final event in the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing Championships, the Monsoon Cup to be held in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - Out of the Cannon and gone
Jill Campbell,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2010 - What had the makings of a mammoth encounter between the dark side of mother nature and the maxi yacht class, on day three, turned out to be far happier collision than expected, following some quick thinking by the Race Committee. The forecast weather for today was always tainted with unpredictability.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Danish Open - Richard looking to extend lead
WMRT,
Fresh from his storming success at last week's St. Moritz Match Race, Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team is primed to continue his winning streak at the Danish Open and banish the memories of letting last year's Championship slip from his grasp.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans brings in medical experts for 2010/11 race
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans update: Most people take for granted the medical care that is on offer to us in modern society. If we get sick, we can go to see a doctor or to a hospital and get professional help quickly. But what if you are alone in the middle of the ocean, thousands of miles from the nearest doctor?... [more]
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Longtze European Tour - New victory for Eckhard Kaller
Longtze European Tour,
Longtze European Tour 2010 saw 11 Longtze Premiers meet up on Lake Garda in Italy last weekend to race the fourth stage of the event. The German team 'Wet Feet', led by Eckhard Kaller once again took out the event, followed by Ljarmo Wieland's Swiss team 'Shensu', and the Longtze 'Voiles et Voiliers'.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Rick Deppe to manage media crew
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race HQ has a new Associate Producer and Media Crew Member (MCM) Manager for the 2011-12 race, Rick Deppe will manage the media crew. Deppe will have a hand in production and will work with the onboard media crew both before and throughout the nine-month odyssey, helping the new MCMs do the best job possible in the tough conditions for which the Volvo Ocean Race is renowned.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing Tour - YANMAR Racing set for Danish Open 2010
YANMAR Racing Media,
The 2010 Danish Open, the seventh event on the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing Tour, is being staged in Bornholm, Denmark from September 8th-12th.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - NoR and Application for Entry Available
Jennifer Crooks,
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race's organising authority, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and Rolex SA of Geneva, the naming rights sponsor, have announced the release of the Notice of Race and now invite applications for entry.... [more]
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PWA Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour Final day four
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
With a promising outlook the world's fastest fleet of female windsurfers were at the beach early preparing their gear. Race director, Juan Antonio Aragon and his team made every effort to get the elite racers out on the water with a course set as soon as the flags showed any sign of wind in them, but it was just too gusty to allow for fair racing.... [more]
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ORCi World Championship - Brisk start for 55 teams
Offshore Racing Congress,
A brisk 20-25 knot easterly today greeted the 55 teams entered at today's start to the 2010 ORCi World Championship. Even with courses set in the relative shelter of the inner Flensburger Forde west of the Holnis peninsula, the fresh conditions still caused a few gear failures, including two broken masts and other problems.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup day 2 - The right stuff
Jill Campbell,
Day 2 of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup had epic written all over it from the break of dawn. The promised southeasterly winds were on schedule; a building sea-state, plenty of sunshine and forty-seven maxi yachts champing at the bit.... [more]
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ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy awarded to His Majesty King Constantine
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced today that in 2010 the ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy - which honours an outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing - has been awarded to His Majesty King Constantine.... [more]
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Antigua Sailing Week - Time for a change
Louay Habib,
Antigua Sailing Week - Time for a change - Antigua Sailing Week will offer a combination of windward-leeward and coastal courses in keeping with successful modern practices. Also in the plans are courses of varying lengths to suit the large variety of yachts that enter the Regatta each year.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Day 1 - Sailing giants in Sardinia
Jill Campbell,
The Mini Maxis completed two windward-leeward races, the first started at 12.15 p.m. and saw Alegre - whose crew is a mix of nationalities ranging from the UK, to Spain, New Zealand and South Africa – take victory over Neville Crichton's Shockwave (NZL).... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - US ocean racer sets sail for start
Sarah Hames,
Velux 5 Oceans - American ocean racer Brad Van Liew will today wave goodbye to his family, friends and supporters for the first of many times over the next nine months as he sets sail bound for La Rochelle. Today is Labor Day in the USA, a national holiday, and hundreds of wellwishers are expected to turn out to give the 42-year-old a special send off from his home town of Charleston, SC.... [more]
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Open 470 European Championships - In the balance till the very end
Andy Rice,
With the great mosques of Istanbul providing the most dramatic of backdrops, the outcome of the 2010 Open 470 European Championships remained in the balance until the final leg of the men's Medal Race.... [more]
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Steiner X-Yachts Gold Cup in Tuscany: the winners
Tessa Wiechmann,
Steiner X-Yachts Gold Cup - Last day of racing taking place at Marina di Scarlino in Maremma Tuscany. In all 19 races were held in four days with close to 80 yachts from 14 nations competing on four separate courses with the Islands of Elba, Montecristo and Corsica on the horizon.... [more]
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PWA - Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour Final - Windless
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
With glorious blue skies and a light offshore breeze, sunbathing and swimming were the main activities in Almanarre today. The entire day was spent on standby.... [more]
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Former Olympian finds winning Formula on the water
2B Sailing,
C2 Formula 18 - Holland-based sailor Darren Bundock and new crewmate Jeroen van Leeuwen have extended their impressive winning run in Formula 18 racing with the pair racing off with their third successive victory on the cat in just 3 weeks.... [more]
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ISAF publish 2012 Olympic Qualification System
ISAF,
ISAF has published the 2012 Olympic Qualification System as approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition to be staged in Weymouth and Portland will feature 380 athletes competing across 10 events.... [more]
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5.5 Scandinavian Gold Cup - Third consecutive win to Nergaard
5.5 Class,
Six countries were represented in this year edition of the 5.5 5.5 Scandinavian Gold Cup hosted by Circolo Vela Torbole on Lake Garda: Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Norway, The Netherlands and Switzerland.... [more]
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470 Open European Championships - Day 6 and tension mounts
Andy Rice,
470 Open European Championships - Tension mounts during day 6 - Today the French dominated all three fleets across the 92-boat entry at these championships, with Pierre Le Boucher and Vincent Garos scoring 1,2 in the men's Gold fleet, and Ingrid Petitjean and Nadege Douroux winning both women's races.... [more]
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BlackMatch Racing: Third at St Moritz
BlackMatch Racing,
Current World Match Racing Champions, BlackMatch Racing, report from St Moritz, Switzerland: .The wind failed to come to the party early this morning and with a tight programme to get through on the final day, the quarterfinals were called at 1 nil and we qualified for the semi final. Top qualifying Ian Williams chose to race us, which left Ben Ainslie to take on Mathieu Richard in the other semi... [more]
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Mathieu Richard wins the ‘King of the Mountain' in spectacular style
WMRT Media,
Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team won the ‘King of the Mountain' title today in spectacular style, taking a huge stride towards his quest to become the 2010 ISAF Match Racing World Champion. Having toyed with the teams all week at the St. Moritz Match Race, it was on the final day that the Maloja wind truly kicked in, bringing with it a supreme display of match racing for which the... [more]
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Laser World Championship - Slingsby secures third title
Laser Worlds,
Laser World Championship - With a fourteenth from a dramatic, blustery 14th and final race off England's Hayling Island Australia's Tom Slingsby clinched his third Champion title in four years ahead of Skandia Team GBR's Nick Thompson who took silver.... [more]
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Finn World Champion Wright is crowned
Lindsey Bell,
Finn World Championship - Ed Wright signalled his intent on the sole British Finn berth at the London 2012 sailing event after an emphatic victory in San Francisco on Saturday (4 September), with teammate Giles Scott also claiming bronze.... [more]
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Women's Slalom World Tour 2010 Almanarre, Hyeres, Final – Day Two
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Women's Slalom World Tour 2010 - Gentle winds halt the proceedings on day two of the women's slalom final leaving the sailors to bask in the glorious Mediterranean sunshine on the beautiful beach of Almanarre.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup - Wright does it right
Robert Deaves,
Ed Wright (GBR) put a wrong to right today in winning the Finn Gold Cup in San Francisco. It has been an enigma of the class that the former world number one had never won a world title.... [more]
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470 Open European Championships - French girls spoil Italian party
Andy Rice,
A lot can happen in a day's racing on the tricky waters of Istanbul, however, and after a tough two races the Italians face a real fight if they're to keep hold of the European crown. Two French teams demonstrated incredible mastery of the light and patchy breezes.... [more]
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PWA Almanarre, Hyeres Women's Slalom World Tour Final – Day one
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour Final – Day One. Arrigheti storms into the lead with three solid bullets in an action packed afternoon, kicking off the women's world tour finale in fine style.... [more]
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Trentino Women's Match Race Grand Finale of grade 1 on Lake Ledro
Elena Giolai,
BMW Trentino Women's Match Race Grand Finale - Conditions were perfect for the closing day where the semi-final and final were being raced. The Association Vela Lago Ledro, with Fraglia Vela Riva, has once again organized, with great success, this now classic event on Lake Ledro, which is an ideal location for the Match Race and Team Race.... [more]
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Steiner X-Yachts Gold Cup in Tuscany Day 3
Tessa Wiechmann,
Steiner X-Yachts Gold Cup - Third day of racing today at Marina di Scarlino in Maremma Tuscany an event organized by the Yacht Club Italiano and the Club Nautico Scarlino, in collaboration with X-Yachts Italia and in partnership with Steiner.... [more]
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RS:X Windsurfing World Championships - Shaw looks forward
Lindsey Bell,
RS:X Windsurfing World Championships - She may have missed out on the podium spots by the narrowest of margins, but Beijing bronze medallist Bryony Shaw drew huge confidence from her best ever World Championship finish as the event came to a close in Kerteminde, Denmark, on Saturday (4 September).... [more]
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Knud Olsen, father of the OK Dinghy, dies
UK OK Association,
The British OK Association have advised of the death of class designer, Knud Olson at the age of 90. His son writes: As son of the designer Knud Olsen I hereby announce: The OK dinghy designer Knud Olsen quietly passed away in his hometown Bandholm yesterday (aug. 31.) at the age of 90.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup 70: A boat for a Cup or Circus?
Richard Gladwell,
On Monday 13 September the boat for the 34th America's Cup is due to be announced, along with the Protocol for that Series. Both decisions will be signed off between the Defender, Golden Gate Yacht Club, and their Challenger, Club Nautico di Roma - and the die will be cast for first multi challenger America's Cup to be sailed in seven years.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup - Wright extends
Robert Deaves,
Finn Gold Cup race nine was sailed in 16-20 knots with the right again proving popular with most of the fleet. Race ten turned into a thrilling display of endurance and power as the wind whipped up a confused sea and the downwind became an adrenaline fuelled fun ride.... [more]
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PWA Women's Slalom World Tour Final 2010 – Event Preview
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
PWA slalom season 2010 draws to a close, it's Almanarre that will this time play host to the final all female showdown. Without a male in sight, the women will be able to pack in a race after race in what is certain to be the most spectacular end to an amazing year on tour!... [more]
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470 Open European Championships - Greek teams on the move
Andy Rice,
It was light, medium, strong all at the same time, depending on where you were on the race course, as the breeze poured over the top of the high-rise flats on the Asian side of Istanbul. Massive wind shifts meant no one could ever consider themselves safe.... [more]
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Normandy Channel Race 2011 NOR available
Kate Jennings,
Normandy Channel Race 2011 Notice of Race, in circulation today fixes the competitive context for the 2011 event and marks the opening of entries.... [more]
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A sizeable IMOCA Fleet for the End of 2010
IMOCA Media,
The Imoca skippers are due to meet up again in St Malo on 31st October for the Route du Rhum-la Banque Postale and in Barcelona on 31st December for the Barcelona World Race. Nine boats are set to compete in the Rhum and at least ten for the Barcelona.... [more]
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The French Apprentice turns Master at the St. Moritz Match Race
WMRT,
Damien Iehl (FRA) French Match Racing Team was the aggressor on day two of The St. Moritz Match Race in St Moritz, Switzerland, storming through a run of five successive victories including a comprehensive defeat of the reigning ‘King of the Mountain', Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing.... [more]
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470 European Championships - Leaders put the hammer down
Luissa Smith,
Istanbul produced sun, wind and waves for a spectacular day three of the event. With the discard now coming into play, the British move to the front of the men's fleet and the Italians have become the leading ladies.... [more]
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Platu 25 Alpen Cup - La Burra wins the third act in Switzerland
Sabrina Bonaiti,
'La Burra', the Austrian boat helmed by Thomas Laherstorfer, conquered the highest step of the podium during the third act of the Alpen Cup that took place in Brunnen, Switzerland, last week end. The second place is for 'Damaris' helmed by Guenther Prummer, followed by 'Aramis' of the 'Swiss Sail Art Team', with the brothers Sigrist on board.... [more]
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RS:X World Championships - Olympic legend flies into the lead
Dansk Sejlunion,
RS:X World Championships - Showing that experience pays in this class, so today veteran windsurfer and quadruple Olympic medallist Alessandra Sensini from Italy pulled into the lead at Kerteminde, Denmark.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron enter
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race (GOR) latest entry is the Franco-British duo of Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron: a team that will bring an enormous bank of offshore experience to the double-handed circumnavigation in a new and powerful Class40 Pogo S² from the Structures yard in Bénodet, Brittany.... [more]
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - A race record on the cards
Louay Habib,
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - A race record on the cards - At midnight tonight, a frontal system is due to arrive on the west coast of Ireland bringing southeasterly winds of over 20 knots, which will mean the majority of the fleet will be fully on the wind.... [more]
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Steiner X-Yachts Gold Cup in Tuscany - Day 1 highlights
Steiner X-Yachts Gold Cup,
Steiner X-Yachts Gold Cup in Tuscany - Day 1 highlights - A total of six races, three for each championship, were completed thanks to perfect weather conditions and excellent management of the courses by the Race Committee, chaired by Giuliano Tosi. The gun for the first race was fired at 12.20 p.m. and the last race ended shortly after 5 p.m.... [more]
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Open 470 European Championships 2010 - A complicated day suits some
Luissa Smith,
Open 470 European Championships 2010 - It was a crazy, confusing day in Istanbul, yet somehow Gideon Kliger and Eran Sela emerged from their side of the men's qualifying with two first places.... [more]
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New 'double' World Record ratified for Oman Air Majan
WSSR Council,
The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a 'double' new World Record. Around Great Britain and Ireland double record to Oman Air Majan.... [more]
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - John Merricks II home
Trish Jenkins,
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - At just before 2 a.m. this morning, The British Keelboat Academy's TP52, John Merricks II crossed the Royal Yacht Squadron Line to finish. The 14 young crew on board should have taken a bow, but instead they were organising packing up the boat and plan to be back competing in the RORC offshore race to Cherbourg on Friday.... [more]
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