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  • Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race 2018 - Start
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  • 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race -  Concise 8 DAY 4
  • 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Colombre XL at Muckle Flugga
  • 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Tigris round Mucke Flugga
  • 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Giles Redpath's Lombard 46 Pata Negra
  • 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Quentin Bes green Region Normandie
  • Hat-Trick Victory in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland race
  • Racing neck and neck
  • 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Pata Negra Finish Interview with Giles Redpath
  • EN FRANCAIS Ben Schwartz   2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: El Velosolex SL Energ
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  • 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: El Velosolex SL Energies Group Finish Interview

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Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

#Repost @ircrating . Niklas Zennstrom’s Rán takes bullets on the first day of the One Ton Cup! . Winning both races by one minute, they lead Peter Morton’s Girls on Film, current holder of the One Ton Cup, who took second in both races. . 📸 @fast40class / VR Sport Media ©️
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

#BREAKING . . . The 2019 edition of the @Rolex Fastnet Race will start on Saturday 3rd August 2019, two weeks earlier than the original published date. . . . Unusually, the race will now run the week before Lendy Cowes Week, whose dates remain unchanged, starting on Saturday 10th August. This break with tradition, in consultation with Lendy Cowes Week, has been made for a number of reasons, including weather concerns over late August. . . . "We have been wrestling with this decision over the summer and particularly the relative timing with other events in Cowes and the Solent," said RORC Commodore Steven Anderson. "A late August start has weather implications for our big fleet and we anticipated running into the summer bank holiday would cause difficulty for many participants. Bringing the race forward by two weeks addresses these issues and allows us to encourage the fleet into Cowes in the pre-race days before the start." . . . For more information, head to www.rolexfastnetrace.com. . . . #RolexFastnetRace #rorcracing . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #fastnet
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

A magnificent collage of spinnakers heralded the start of the 2018 Cherbourg Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. 🌅⛵️🇫🇷 . Seventy teams set off east in the Solent with a flooding tide for the 80 nautical mile race across the English Channel. . After an upwind spell to clear the Isle of Wight, the fleet enjoyed a spectacular night race on a reach to Cherbourg. Ker 46 Lady Mariposa, skippered by Nigel King, was the overall winner under IRC. Ross Hobson's Seacart 30 Buzz finished the race in an astonishing 6 Hours 44 Mins 07 Secs to take Multihull Line Honours. Filip Balcean's ClubSwan 50 Balthasar took Monohull Line Honours, and was second overall, ripping around the course in 7 Hours 35 Mins 17 Secs. Third overall and winner of IRC Two was Gilles Fournier's J/133 Pintia. . “A great finish to our UK programme.” commented Lady Mariposa Skipper Nigel King. “Balthasar was great to race against, we were nip and tuck all the way. On such a short race, at a tight reaching angle, we both chose to stay on the rhumb line. However we decided before the start to really see how fast we could go on a night sail sprint, and we made a lot of sail changes during the race. Looking forward, Lady Mariposa will be racing in the RORC Caribbean 600, and the Cherbourg Race was a really useful part of our preparation.” . 📸 Rick Tomlinson © . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #beach
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Lloyd Thornburg’s American MOD70 Phaedo³ in the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race. . . . 📸 Taken 6 days, 13 hours, 39 minutes and 55 seconds before taking Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race for the second year running. . . . #rorcrtr #rorctransatlanticrace . . . 📷 RORC/James Mitchell © . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #beach
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Winner of the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race on IRC Rating Corrected Time, Pata Negra! . . . "My greatest racing achievement to date without a doubt." - Giles Redpath, Pata Negra. . . . 📸 Paul Wyeth ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Charles Emmett’s British Sigma 38 British Beagle secures IRC Four in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, racing two handed with Tim Winsey in the non-stop race held every four years #rorcracing #SRBI #sunrise #yachting #solent Credit: Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Ian Hoddle’s Sun Fast 3600 GameOn (Virgin Business Media), racing two handed with Ollie Wyatt secure the IRC 3 win in the challenging Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Passing Osborne House, Cowes, IOW as they head for the RYS finish line. #SRBI @sevenstaryachttransport Photo: Paul Wyeth. #OsborneHouse #yachting #rorcracing #yachtrace #yacht #virginmedia
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

🏁🍾 Benjamin Schwartz and Chen Jin Hao's Figaro El Velosolex SL Energies Group finished the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race on Thursday 23rd Aug at 05:01:42! . . . The co-skippers had become friends as part of Dongfeng Race Team - 东风队, winners of the 2017-18 @volvooceanrace. Horace (Chen Jin Hao) was competing in the Sevenstar Round Britain Race for the second time, having come third in class with Dongfeng's VO65 in 2014. . . . 🏆 For the 2018 edition, their Figaro 2 is the smallest yacht in the race, and is second overall and winner of IRC Rating Two Handed and IRC Two. . . . #SRB 📸 Paul Wyeth © . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #beach
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Pata Negra Set The Bar! Giles Redpath's Lombard 46 Pata Negra has taken line honours and the win in IRC Rating One for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race! Finishing the 1,805 nautical mile course in an elapsed time of 9 days 8 hours 35 mins and 16 secs, Pata Negra has set the time to beat under IRC for the overall win. Benjamin Schwartz and Chen Jin Hao's Figaro 2 El Velosolex SL Energies Group is the only realistic threat. They must finish the race by 19:46:11 BST today, 22 August to take the overall lead after IRC time correction. #SRBI @sevenstaryachttransport . . . 📸 Paul Wyeth ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

🐬 These magnificent dolphins came to say hello to the crew of Game On! 🐬 . . . What a sight to behold for teams racing 1,805nm around Britain & Ireland! . . . 🎥 Game On/Ollie Wyatt . . . #SRBI @sevenstaryachttransport
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Imerys Clean Energy take the gun! 🏆 . . . Phil Sharp's Class40 Imerys Clean Energy has taken line honours in the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race in an elapsed time of 8 days 4 hours 14 minutes 49 seconds! . . . Imerys win the Class40 Division and set a new world record in the race for yachts 40ft or under (subject to ratification). . . . The team smashed the previous record by 15 hours. The victorious Imerys Clean Energy crew: Phil Sharp, Julien Pulvé, Pablo Santurdé and Sam Matson were met on the dock by friends, family and fans of the race. . . . #SRBI @sevenstaryachttransport @philsharpracing
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

"Record on for Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race!" . . . Phil Sharp's Imerys Clean Energy is under 200 miles from the finish, Tony Lawson's Concise 8, skippered by Jack Trigger is stalking the leader. The battle for line honours is expected to conclude tomorrow with both teams well inside the 40 foot world record. . . . After eight days at sea fatigue becomes a big factor. The crews on board Phil Sharp’s Imerys Clean Energy and Concise 8 have been on the wind since Muckle Flugga, and the beating is due to continue with the wind expected to veer west. They will need to stay fully alert as they negotiate one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. Just 21 miles wide, the Dover Strait has 400 ships passing through every day! . . . The race for line honours is likely to be decided by tomorrow (Monday). The 40ft and under world record was set in 2014 by Roderick Knowles GBR, Class40 Swish (8 days 19 hours 6 minutes 49 seconds). To beat the record would require one of the two leaders to complete the race by 07:06:49 on Tuesday 21st August. . . . You can read the full report over on the #SRBI mini site, as well as other stories from teams competing in the race! . . . 📸 Paul Wyeth © . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #beach #ireland
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Just in from last night! 📣⛰ . . . Phil Sharp Racing, 'Imerys' lead the fleet around Muckle Flugga! #ImerysCleanEnergy have rounded the most northern point of the #SRBI course in 1st place. . . . #SRBI 📸 Paul Wyeth © . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #beach #MuckleFlugga
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

A Tactical Battle in the Celtic Sea, and Some Beautiful Creatures of the Deep Breaching in the Bow of Boats! 🐬🌊🌍 . . . “Twelve knots and sunshine, the mood is good on board and we are trying to dry out from the very wet conditions at the start." - Ben Schwartz, on Figaro 2 El Velosolex SL Energies Group. . . . The cold front that brought tough conditions to the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race have now passed, with the fleet enjoying bright sunshine yesterday and a relatively calm second night at sea. However, the intensity on the race course has been ratcheted up with wind shifts providing opportunities to make gains and losses throughout the fleet. Looking further ahead, 25-30 knots of wind and a significant sea state are expected to affect the fleet in the Celtic Sea and on the West Coast of Ireland. . . . The tactical battle in the Celtic Sea is raging in the Class40s with 50 miles of separation of position from east to west. Phil Sharp's Imerys Clean Energy made the first move after passing the Scilly Isles, breaking away from the leading pack by tacking west in the early hours of the morning. Phor-ty skippered by Sam Goodchild is currently leading after taking the decision to be the first of the pack to tack north at dawn this morning. To weather of Phor-ty, Phil Sharp's Imerys is two miles ahead of Nicolas Troussel's Corum. Charles-louis Mourruau's Colombre XL (The Lost Boys) has taken a different option, tacking east of the fleet after the Scilly Isles. . . . Several teams have reported sighting dolphins around the Scilly Isles. Pascal Bakker on board Junique Raymarine Sailing Team caught Common Dolphins on camera breaching in the bow of the boat. You can read more via the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race minisite. . . . #SRBI 📸 Pascal Bakker © . . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #beach #dolphins
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

“Tenacious start to Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race.” . . . The international fleet are licking their wounds after a tough first night in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. The leading Class40s and IRC rated yachts have broken away from the rest of the fleet and are expected to round the Scilly Isles this afternoon. . . . With 20 knots from the southwest forecast for the Celtic Sea it will be a long hard slog to Mizen Head on the southwest tip of Ireland. In the 11-strong Class40 fleet, Nicolas Troussel's Corum and Phil Sharp's Imerys are side by side, battling for the lead. In the IRC fleet, Giles Redpath's Pata Negra and Mark Emerson's A13 Phosphorus II are virtually tied for the lead on the water. . . . Giles Redpath's Lombard 46 Pata Negra reported breaking the bobstay connecting the end of the bowsprit to the hull. Chris Hanson, on board Pata Negra, wrote on the first night: “Got a temporary fix for it, though it does mean clipping the Code Zero on at the end of the pole. Now cooking chilli con carne to stack up on food before the winds ahead. Just around Portland Bill and hoping it shuts the door slightly to those behind. Phosphorus is on our quarter; wonder if we will see them all the way around!” In IRC Two-Handed, Benjamin Schwartz and Chen Jin Hao racing Figaro El Velosolex SL Energies Group lead the class on the water and after time correction. The smallest yacht in the race made the defining move on the first day at Portland Bill. The French/Chinese team tucked right in at the notorious headland as the tide turned against them. The team slingshot around the notorious headland to get a jump on the fleet. . . . In IRC Four, Charlene Howard's American Sun Odyssey 45.2 AJ Wanderlust and Charles Emmett's Sigma 36 British Beagle both headed offshore at Portland Bill. At dawn on Day Two, British Beagle was three miles ahead of AJ Wanderlust. . . . Read the full report on the SRBI website. . . . #SRBI #rorcracing . . . 📸 Paul Wyeth ©️
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

🌊💨⛈ "Rough weather predicted for Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race." . . . Twenty-eight teams with crew from 18 different countries have started the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. . . . The cannon fire from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line signalled the start of one of the world's toughest yacht races. For the start at midday on Sunday 12th August, a cold front from the Atlantic provided pewter skies and a gusting southerly wind, accompanied by rain. Several low pressure systems are forecast to give rough weather during the 1,805 nautical mile marathon. . . . After leaving the Solent, the yachts raced close to the south side of the Isle of Wight to avoid the worst of the foul tide. For the first night, the wind is expected to strengthen and shift southwest; the 140 sailors in the fleet will be bracing themselves for a hard beat in the English Channel towards The Lizard. . . . Its a close battle up the front of the fleet for the Class40s. You can track their progress via YB. Head to the link in our bio! . . . 📷: @sportography.tv #SRBI
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Twenty eight teams with crew from 18 different countries have started the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race! 🌍🌊 . . . “It really is fantastic to see so many competitive boats on the starting line for such a tough race." Wouter Verbaak, Sevenstar Yacht Transport. . . . Tracking via the link in our bio 👉🏼 . . . #SRBI 📸 Paul Wyeth & Rick Tomlinson ©

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Phil Sharp Racing (@PhilSharpRacing)

Royals in the Isle of Wight - a powerful #SRBI landmark - Osborne House. The build completed in 1851 & went from a holiday home to the permanent residence of Queen Victoria, who once said “it would be impossible to imagine a prettier spot” @PaulWyeth @RORCRacing
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RT @RORCRacing: The passage to the Fastnet Rock. 🗺 #FridayFeeling

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Class40 are also getting ready for the end of the 2018 season in Hamble ! @DragonOceanRace USA54 and LooseFish USA132 will participate in the @routedurhum HydraSailing NOR149 will take part in the @RORCRacing Transatlantic Race. Copyright: @HambleYachtSvs
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Figaro Nautisme (@FigaroNautisme)

La Rolex Fastnet Race est avancée de deux semaines bit.ly/2Nr72Q4 @RORCRacing
Sailing Logic (@SailingLogic)

Sailing Logic (@SailingLogic)

Lovely evening for skipper Peter with crew members @JohnSLucas1 , Thomas and Chris at RORC to collect trophy for the @RORCRacing De Guingand Bowl

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RT @MarlowRopes: Our NEW MARLOW ROPE-SHOW launched this wk @SotonBoatShow ! A big shout out to our 2018-19 venues @HaylingIslandSC @pooleya

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RT @MarlowRopes: Our NEW MARLOW ROPE-SHOW launched this wk @SotonBoatShow ! A big shout out to our 2018-19 venues @HaylingIslandSC @pooleya

Poole Yacht Club (@pooleyachtclub)

RT @MarlowRopes: Our NEW MARLOW ROPE-SHOW launched this wk @SotonBoatShow ! A big shout out to our 2018-19 venues @HaylingIslandSC @pooleya
Marlow Ropes (@MarlowRopes)

Marlow Ropes (@MarlowRopes)

Our NEW MARLOW ROPE-SHOW launched this wk @SotonBoatShow ! A big shout out to our 2018-19 venues @HaylingIslandSC @pooleyachtclub @WelshHarpSC #Leigh&LowtonSC @RORCRacing @myloryachtclub @RNCYC @DabchicksSC @LymingtonTownSC @WarsashSC #marlowropeshow

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