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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014: 5 World Records and IRC Overall

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Written by RORC Friday, 22 August 2014 14:28

The 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race was a record race: 5 World Records broken* and fantastic win in IRC Overall for Ker 51, Varuna.

*Subject to ratification by the WSSRC

   

Video: Volvo Ocean Race - The First Win

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Written by Stefan Kunstmann Monday, 18 August 2014 08:22

   

Video highlights by Musandam-Oman Sail

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Written by Stefan Kunstmann Friday, 15 August 2014 09:03

   

NEWSFLASH: Musandam Oman-Sail rounded Outer Stack

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Written by RORC Tuesday, 12 August 2014 13:59

As of 15:00 on Day Two, Musandam Oman-Sail have rounded Outer Stack, the most northerly point in the course, and are now racing south on the next leg of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. They have had a super race thus far, averaging 23.97 knots which, if continued, would mean they are well placed to set a new world record for the course. Follow them on the RORC Tracker here.
   

Video Highlights from today's start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

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Written by Stefan Kunstmann Monday, 11 August 2014 17:50

   

Marvellous Start

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Written by Nick Elliot Monday, 11 August 2014 09:04

The Start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - photo RORC/Louay HabibThe 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club started at 0900 BST this morning. All 28 yachts are now heading east along the Solent and are racing 1800 miles around Britain and Ireland. A large crowd of spectators outside the Royal Yacht Squadron saw the fleet away. A significant positive tide of over 3 knots and 15 knots gusting up to 20 knots from the west, provided a tremendous start. More details to follow in a full report. All of the yachts progress can be viewed on the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Player.

http://roundbritainandireland.rorc.org/tracking.html

   

RORC Race Committee to reverse the course

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Written by RORC Saturday, 09 August 2014 14:17

"In consideration of the weather forecast for the foreseeable future showing a low pressure moving through The Channel in the early hours of the morning and eventually becoming stationary over Northern Scotland bringing a strong Westerly to North Westerly airflow for the first days of the race, it has been decided by the Race Committee to reverse the course to sail anticlockwise around Great Britain and Ireland. The decision was based on aiming to provide a more enjoyable race for all the yachts in the fleet.

The start will still be from the Royal Yacht Squadron to the East."

RORC Race Committee

   

Five Volvo 65s go head to head

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Written by RORC Friday, 08 August 2014 08:07

Volvo Ocean Race CEO, Knut Frostad interview and stunning footage of Team SCA in training