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COMANCHE RAIDER II GASANMAMO

Jonas Diamantino’s Matltese ILC40 has been going well and spirits are high on board: Good Morning from Comanche! We are having breakfast in front of Catania with XP-ACT close behind us. Last night the crew did a fantastic sail change, … Continue reading

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VENTO DI SARDEGNA

Samantha Evans reports from the Italian Open 50 Very tricky conditions overnight, we tried to pick up land breezes and avoid the holes in the wind, so not much sleep but keeping rolling along…just. Spectacular scenery at sunrise this morning. … Continue reading

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Vaquita: Kite surfing at Messina

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Swan 57 Yellowdrama

Bob Clitherow – Yellowdrama Start As I started thos blog during the race, we started at 11:10am on Sunday 22nd October from Grand Harbour. According to the latest weather files, Yellowdrama should reach the finish on Thursday morning after 5 … Continue reading

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Vaquita clears the Strait

Andreas Hanakamp – Vaquita 1600 CEST “Just passed out of the Strait, which makes us very happy. We went too far offshore last night and lost out. We worked our way back going inshore and are now sailing near the … Continue reading

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Elusive II St Regis

Arthur Podesta – Elusive II St RegisNoon CEST “Everything is fine, we are 19…20 miles from the Strait. We had a good night with lots of sail changes, and one patch of no wind at all. This morning we could … Continue reading

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Class 40 Vaquita

Austrian Class 40 Vaquita going quite nicely.

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All Change on Rán

This picture shows the number of people which is needed to hoist a spinnaker. As many sailors as possible on the winches on deck to hoist a spinnaker. We are “peeling” – this means we are hoisting one sail in … Continue reading

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News from Alligator

Boris from Alligator SLO 747 (SERBIA) 1000CEST “Getting on fine, 40nm from Messina Strait, 25nm off the coast. We have light winds of around 6 knots, but doing 5 knots in boatspeed. We had some problems yesterday, tearing our gennaker … Continue reading

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Elusive St.Regis Rainbow and water spout

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