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Heading into the homestretch on its bid to set a new round-the-world record, Franck Cammas’ maxi-trimaran Groupama 3 remains locked in a head-to-head battle with its “virtual” competition, Bruno Peyron’s Orange 2.

Since setting sail on February 1, Cammas and crew have been keeping close tabs on their progress relative to that of Orange 2, the current holder of the


Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, has broken new ground for the Volvo Ocean Race by being confirmed as the first Middle East stopover in the history of the event.

A boat from Abu Dhabi will also take its place on the start line of the 2011-12 race, which is scheduled to begin in Alicante, Spain, in the autumn of next year.

The agreement was signed yesterday by


Payne Wins Moth Worlds

by Adam Cort, Posted March 15, 2010
A repeat for 2009 Rolex Yachstman of the Year Bora Gulari was not to be as UK sailor Simon Payne won last week’s Puma 2010 Moth International World Championships in Dubai.

Nonetheless, the U.S. contingent has no reason to be ashamed. While second place went to Aussie Andrew McDougall, third went to U.S. sailor Brad Funk (husband of Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Anna Tunnicliffe—small

American skipper Rick Merriman and crew Phil Trinter took first place on the sixth and final day of Star Class at this year’s Bacardi Cup in Miami and in the process secured an overall regatta win as well.

With strong, gusting winds hitting 24 knots, about a half-dozen boats were dismasted, including the day's early leader, Bermudan skipper Peter Bromby and crew Magnus

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