Racing yachts

Racing yachts

  Racing yachts try to reduce the wetted surface area (which creates drag) by keeping the hull light whilst having a deep and heavy bulb keel, allowing them to support a tall mast with a great sail area. Modern designs tend to have a very wide beam, with a flat bottom, to provide buoyancy preventing an excessive heel angle. Speeds of up to 40 mph can be obtained in good conditions.

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BMW ORACLE Racing won the battle of the top teams over Luna Rossa Challenge in Flight 5, but the Italians recovered to win in Flight 6, climbing back to equal first place on points with the American team, who had a Flight 6 bye. Just one point adrift is Emirates Team New Zealand. Two wins by the Kiwis Friday sees them as the only unbeaten team in Round Robin Two. At the other end of the spectrum, +39 Challenge remains winless in Round Robin Two, the only team yet to take a race. Racing (...)
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Flight 5 of Round Robin Two of the Louis Vuitton Cup was postponed for the day on Thursday in Valencia, the Race Committee send the fleet home. Conditions were nearly impossible for racing, with a series of thunder cells rolling up from the south, bringing rain, hail, thunder and lightning to Valencia and the waters around Port America’s Cup. In between thunderstorms, a light gradient breeze from the south at near 8 knots appeared, but there was never enough time between storms to set (...)
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Three yachts are left at sea in the 5,500 nautical mile Melbourne Osaka double handed yacht race today and current leaders, and only husband and wife crew, David James and Rosie Colahan (Ingenue), will not finish in the 40 days they allotted themselves. At 2.00pm AEST today, the couple from Brighton in Victoria were abeam of Nobeoka in southern Japan, being pushed west towards the province and away from the northerly course that will take them to the Osaka finish line. Looking ahead, (...)
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It took two come-from-behind victories for BMW ORACLE Racing to stay equal with the red hot Luna Rossa Challenge on Wednesday on a double flight day at the Louis Vuitton Cup. The American team first trailed Shosholoza and then Victory Challenge on the first lap of its two races, before making the pass in both contests to score the points. Luna Rossa Challenge, in contrast, had more straightforward wins over United Internet Team Germany and Shosholoza. The Italians and the Americans are (...)
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A win in this second Round is still worth two points, but there are other significant differences. Only one flight of races is scheduled per day, which will allow the Race Committee to set longer courses, to better prepare the challengers for what one of them will eventually face in the America’s Cup Match. If matches are lost due to weather, there might be some two flight days as the series goes on. Round Robin Two will be a pure battle of survival. Only the top four challengers at the (...)
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As the wind continued to drop this afternoon, Kojiro Shiraishi sailed Open 60 Spirit of Yukoh across the finish line offshore Gexto, Bilbao, to complete Leg 3 of the VELUX 5 OCEANS race at 17:56 and 45 seconds European time (16:56 BST, 15:56 UTC). Kojiro’s tenacious transatlantic crossing ensured that the Japanese skipper rarely let the race leader, Bernard Stamm with Cheminées Poujoulat, more than 100 miles ahead during the 3,200 mile, 11 day "sprint" to Bilbao. For two yachts to (...)
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The remaining races of Round Robin One were sailed on Saturday at the Louis Vuitton Cup and BMW ORACLE Racing split its matches on the day to stay at the top of the table. The home team, Desafío Español, beat the American team in Flight 10, handing BMW ORACLE Racing its first loss of the round. But skipper Chris Dickson and his crew recovered to beat Emirates Team New Zealand, securing first place. Luna Rossa Challenge won both its matches on the day, to finish clear in second place, with (...)
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Against extraordinary odds, following damage to their keel and a subsequent pitstop to Bundaberg in Queensland for nearly seven days, Queenslanders Murray Bucknall and Jon Sayer have brought Ryu-Jin-Fgi home fourth on line in the 2007 Melbourne Osaka double handed yacht race yesterday. The new Sayer 39.37 ft. from Mooloolaba, with her designer aboard, finished with an elapsed time of 35 days 04 hours 58 minutes 44 seconds, arriving in time to appreciate a beautiful Osaka sunset. The (...)
Source: www.osakacup.com
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The crystal-clear waters off the Caribbean isle of Antigua were spotted with sails yesterday as the 40th Birthday celebration of Stanford Antigua Sailing Week got underway in ideal conditions. After a passing morning squall brought a brief round of sprinkles, a highly competitive fleet of 204 boats racing in 16 divisions set forth under blue skies and steadily increasing easterly trade winds. The race committee sent the six racing classes that comprise Division A on the 1st Leg of the (...)
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April 26 Desafío Español won both its races on Thursday to climb higher up the leaderboard, while BMW ORACLE Racing remains undefeated at the Louis Vuitton Cup. Near the top of the table, Italy’s Luna Rossa Challenge beat Emirates Team New Zealand to remain in the top three on the points table. Racing conditions were excellent with an Easterly wind of 10 knots blowing across the race areas. The conditions were gusty and shifty, leaving plenty of passing lanes for the tacticians to discover. (...)
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