Caribbean recovery continues with 45th St. Thomas International Regatta:
St Thomas, USVI (March 23, 2018) – Nearly fifty boats will compete in the three-day 45th St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), starting today and continuing to March 24.
Last year’s podium finishers well represent CSA Spinnaker Classes. In fact, the first through third place boats in Spinnaker 1 in 2017 are back to battle again. In order, these are St. Thomas’ Peter Corr’s King 40, Blitz; Teamwork powered by El Ocaso; and Big(gest) Trouble, St. Petersburg, Florida’s Tom Elsen’s Melges 32. Likewise, Touch2Play Racing’s Butler’s is back and looks forward to bettering their second-place finish last year in CSA Spinnaker 2.
New this year is a one-design Hobie Wav…
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Clipper Race: Far east to far west:
Qingdao, China (March 23, 2018) – The most eagerly anticipated stage of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race got underway today from Qingdao, ahead of a gruelling test covering over 5,500 nautical miles across the North Pacific Ocean towards Seattle, USA.
Generally referred to as ‘The Big One’, the eleven Clipper Race teams slipped lines at 1100 local time (0300 UTC) ahead of starting Race 9 of the thirteen-stage circumnavigation.
Having already sailed more than halfway round the globe since departure from Liverpool, UK, last August, the Clipper Race fleet is now gearing up to cross the planet’s largest ocean where the teams are expected to battle bitterly col…
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