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Transatlantic Race 2011: Superyacht Maltese Falcon and sailing yacht ICAP Leopard finish

July 14, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Newport, R.I. USA (July 13, 2011) – Yesterday, as the sun was setting on the Cornish coast, ICAP Leopard, skippered by Clarke Murphy (New York, N.Y.), passed The Lizard to finish the Transatlantic Race 2011 at 20:42 UTC. Since the 4th of July when ICAP Leopard snapped its bowsprit, there has been no whinging from... ... read full story

Transatlantic Race 2011: Magical Moments

July 12, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Newport, R.I. USA (July 12, 2011) – Dreams — of deep sleep and wholesome food — have come true, as three more Transatlantic Race 2011 class winners arrived at The Lizard in the south of England today.  While the sailors have put to an end the days of going without, memories of the adventure will... ... read full story

Transatlantic Race 2011: PUMA’s Mar Mostro sailing yacht declared provisional winners

July 12, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Newport, R.I. USA (July 11, 2011) – PUMA’s Mar Mostro is not only the second boat across the Transatlantic Race 2011 finish line at The Lizard on the south coast of England (at 05:40 UTC on July 11) but also the current overall standings leader based on corrected time.  Skipper Ken Read (Newport, R.I.) and... ... read full story

Transatlantic Race 2011: Sailing yacht Rambler 100 wins LINE HONORS

July 10, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Sailing yacht Rambler 100, skippered by George David (Hartford, Conn.) crossed the finish line of the Transatlantic Race 2011 on Sunday 10th July at 16h 08m UTC. The elapsed time for Rambler 100 was 6d 22h 08m 2s. It has established a new record for the 2,975 nautical mile course from Newport, RI to Lizard... ... read full story

Transatlantic Race 2011: Head Out Of The Boat

July 10, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Newport, R.I. USA (July 9, 2011) – For the last 24-hours of the Transatlantic Race 2011, light air has persisted for virtually the entire fleet — frustrating the progress of nearly every boat.  Small gains in these conditions can be turned into massive advantages as finding breeze under a patch of cloud or during a... ... read full story

Transatlantic Race 2011: Joy and Pain

July 10, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Newport, R.I. USA (July 8, 2011) – Breaking news from the North Atlantic is that just over 24 hours into the Transatlantic Race 2011, at 20:20 UTC on July 4th, ICAP Leopard had a major problem onboard when the bowsprit broke off on the 100’ Maxi yacht.  None of the crew was injured and the... ... read full story

Transatlantic Race 2011: Close, But No Cigar

July 08, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Newport, R.I. USA (July 7, 2011) – Although conditions in the North Atlantic for the 26 yachts competing in the Transatlantic Race 2011 put at least one on pace to break speed sailing records, the existing record, set in 2008, will stand for a while longer.  Via satellite link, navigator Peter Isler (San Diego, California)... ... read full story

Transatlantic Race 2011: Locked and Loaded

July 07, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Newport, R.I. USA (July 6, 2011) – In the last 24 hours, the arrival of big breeze and sea state for the fleet in the Transatlantic Race 2011 has seen boat speeds whipped into near record-breaking pace.  Rambler 100 has just recorded a 12-hour run of 288.8 nautical miles, and, with the breeze building, a... ... read full story

Transatlantic Race 2011: Sailing yacht Rambler 100 Sets The Pace

July 06, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

The Maxi Yachts that started on July 3 from Newport, R.I. to The Lizard in southeast England have been making fantastic progress in the Transatlantic Race 2011.  Little in the way of tactics have come into play thus far, as all six yachts in IRC Class One have been taking the direct route, coaxing every... ... read full story

Transatlantic Race 2011: Final Start

July 04, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Newport, R.I. USA (July 3, 2011) – One of the greatest moments in the history of offshore racing took place today with the final start of the Transatlantic Race 2011 setting six yachts on their course from Newport to The Lizard off the southeast coast of England.  And as the six magnificent yachts hoisted their... ... read full story

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