Editorials

First international solar boats race in Monaco – Propelled by Helios the God of the Sun

Posted July 14, 2014 by Celina Lafuente de Lavotha

This past week, from July 10 through 12, the first international Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup race took place along the premises of the new Yacht Club of Monaco (YCM) inaugurated just a month ago. Organized by Solar1 under Sergei Dobroserdov together with the YCM under the valuable expertise of Marco Casiraghi.

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Sports

76th Bol d’Or: World’s Largest Inland Regatta

Posted June 16, 2014 by Dominique Schreckling

This 76th edition offered a beautiful and very tactical regatta with winds up to 25 knots. This year the winner was Ladycat on a Décision 35 in just 5h38, the second best time in the long history of the regatta. In the category of the monohulls, Syz & Co won in 8h09 beating the record from 1994 by more than 30 minutes.

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Yacht Racing

75th Bol d’Or: Geneva’s International Regatta

Posted July 12, 2013 by Dominique Schreckling

  his year The Bol d’Or Regatta turned 75 years old. What began as a small regatta on Lake Geneva, Switzerland with just 26 boats, has become today the most important inland regatta in the world. The Bol d’Or (which literally means gold cup or bowl) is certainly among the most spectacular events on this […]

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Press Release

Volvo Ocean Race Unveils Daunting Route For 2014-15 Edition

Posted April 9, 2013 by pressrelease

    licante, Spain, April 8 – The Volvo Ocean Race on Monday unveiled the full route for the 12th edition of sailing’s premier round-the-world race, to take place in 2014-15. The route will take in 10 cities in nine countries – Spain, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, United States, Portugal, France and […]

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Press Release

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12: Shortest leg could present major difficulties

Posted June 27, 2012 by pressrelease

At just 550 miles long it may be the shortest of all the offshore tests but Leg 9 still has the potential to present race-threatening conditions for the teams. The sprint from Lorient in northwest France to Galway on the east coast of Ireland will only take a couple of days to complete but as […]

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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12: Unexpected Excitement in Lisbon

Posted June 14, 2012 by Dominique Schreckling

Just 21 points separated the overall leaders Groupama sailing team from the fourth-placed CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand. The Volvo Ocean Race never before had four teams with a realistic chance of winning this close to the finish. The four teams still in contention for offshore sailing’s most prestigious prize, the end game, were all about the pursuit of perfection with less than two weeks of sailing left and no more margins for error.

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