Racing

After a slow start, skipper Franck Cammas and his maxi trimaran Groupama 3 are now locked in a tight “virtual match race” with Bruno Peyron’s 38-meter catamaran Orange 2.

Cammas is about midway through an attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy, which is awarded to the boat with the fastest circumnavigation. Orange 2 currently holds the record—completing the 27,000-mile


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South Florida will once again be the site of some of the world’s most competitive racing when the 2010 Miami Grand Prix kicks into gear later this week.

The regatta, which takes place March 4-7, will feature a strong field of Farr 40s and Melges 32s, as well as a single IRC class. As was the case at Key West


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It's Monday, and some of us at SAIL had less than stellar performances over the weekend on the water. So in order to console each other, we've pulled this video out of the archives. While rubbing is racing, it's important to remember just how much worse it could always be.

 


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The weather in New York City may have been frightful—closing airports and stalling trains—but it did nothing to dampen the celebratory atmosphere during last week’s US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards ceremony in the New York Yacht Club’s famed Model Room.

Attendees, including former award winners Magnus Liljedahl, Hannah Swett and Dawn Riley, had the rare treat


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The sailors lucky enough to be present for the 2010 Key West Race Week witnessed a pretty quiet rum tent, with numbers down for the second year in a row in the IRC and PHRF fleets. When I mentioned how shocked I was to find there was no wait for the free Heinekens, a Savasana crewmember explained, “It’s because all the racers are pros. They don’t want to drink; they want to go home and sleep.
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