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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

Transatlantic Race 2011: Racing Machines Readying For Battle

July 01, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Since 1866, the cornerstone of offshore yacht racing has been transatlantic races, due, in part, to legendary yachts sailed by icons of the sport.  Few, however, would disagree that the impending showdown between Rambler 100 and sailing yacht ICAP Leopard ranks right up there with the best battles of all time. Sunday, July 3, the third... ... read full story

Transatlantic Yacht Race 2011: Supermaxi Sailing yacht ICAP Leopard prepares

June 30, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

ICAP Leopard, the record breaking 100ft super-maxi racing yacht owned by Helical Bar PLC chief executive Mike Slade, is making final preparations ahead of the Transatlantic Race in the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series. The boat will cross the start line at Castle Hill in Newport, Rhode Island on Sunday 3rd July at the beginning of... ... read full story

Transatlantic Race 2011: Perini Navi Sailing Yacht Maltese Falcon largest in fleet

June 16, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

The extremes of crossing the Atlantic Ocean will be experienced very differently by crews on the longest and shortest yachts competing in the upcoming Transatlantic Race 2011 (TR 2011).  This adventure challenge, which aims to add 2,975 nautical miles to its participants’ log books, is co-organized by the Royal Yacht Squadron, New York Yacht Club, Royal... ... read full story

Rolex Fastnet Race 2011: Tortoises and Hares

May 20, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

The Rolex Fastnet is more than just a race. When the British Isles weather conspires to deliver conditions typical of the time of year it becomes a true test of human endeavour. It is for this reason that the 608-nautical mile race consistently attracts a large and varied fleet: man and machine set against the... ... read full story

Transatlantic Race 2011 Entry List Includes Charter Yachts

May 03, 2011

Written by Mike Smith

While the water views from anywhere along Newport Harbor (R.I.) are already magnificent, they will be absolutely breathtaking in late June and early July when 32 ocean-going yachts set sail in the Transatlantic Race 2011, which charts a course that stretches 2,975 nautical miles from Newport to Lizard Point, at the end of a peninsula... ... read full story


February 25, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

With the big showdown done and dusted between the 100ft maxis ICAP Leopard and Rambler 100, it was a full 10 hours before the third yacht crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua. Peter Harrison’s magnificent 115 ketch, Sojana, produced a powerful performance, completing the course on Wednesday afternoon. Next home was Brian Benjamin’s stunning Carbon Ocean 82, Aegir. ... read full story

RAMBLER 100 Sailing yacht Breaks RORC Caribbean 600 Monohull Record

February 24, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

George David’s maxi yacht, Rambler 100 crossed the finish line in Antigua in the early hours of Wednesday morning in an elapsed time of 1 day 16 hours 20 minutes and 2 seconds. Subject to official confirmation, Rambler 100 has broken the monohull race record set by race rival, Mike Slade’s ICAP Leopard, by nearly four hours. ... read full story

Rolex Fastnet Race 2011: RORC confirms huge interest in iconic race

January 20, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Entry for one of the world’s most popular yacht races opened at midnight on Sunday 9 January and by midday Monday, nearly 100 entries had signed up, with an unprecedented number doing so in the early hours of the morning. The trend continued over the next couple of days when the halfway mark of 150 boats was reached for the race which has a maximum entry of 300 boats. Within a week, 250 boats had entered! ... read full story

Supermaxi Sailing yacht ICAP Leopard prepares for Caribbean season of racing

January 18, 2011

Written by Chelsea Smith

Mike Slade’s record breaking Maxi, ICAP Leopard sailing yacht is undergoing final preparations for a breath-taking season of racing. ICAP Leopard sailed across the Atlantic last November to take part in the first ever, Atlantic Ocean Racing Series. The 100 ft Maxi has a scintillating four-month programme of racing, in some of the most spectacular locations throughout the Caribbean and America. ... read full story

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