Clipper Race: It’s Getting a Little Complicated

(July 2, 2016; Day 12) – After watching the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race blast across the North Atlantic in Race 12, The LegenDerry Finale, the weather forecasting is getting a little ‘complicated’ according to Clipper Race and Great Britain Olympic Sailing Team meteorologist Simon Rowell, with a weak ridge of high pressure providing more fickle conditions and potential wind holes that could shake things up as the fleet prepares to round Tory Island and head north-west towards Rockall. “Moving out into the Atlantic the synoptic situation is becoming more ...

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Celebrating the America’s Cup with Beer

While the staff at Scuttlebutt World Headquarters have become fond of the offerings from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company in Everett (WA), we have to give props to their neighbor to the north – Maritime Pacific Brewing Company in Seattle (WA) – in the launch this summer of their 2016 Regatta Series IPAs. Maritime Pacific Brewery will be launching one-of-a-kind specialty IPAs, with the names for this fleet of beers in the first Regatta Series to be based upon the America’s Cup. The first Regatta Series IPA was released on June 11 to celebrate the Cutter Class of ...

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Solo Transatlantic Record Attempt Underway

(July 2, 2016) – François Gabart (FRA) has cast off to sail the 30-meter MACIF trimaran single-handed in an attempt to beat the North Atlantic crossing record between New York and Lizard Point, held for the last three years by Francis Joyon, who sailed it in 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds. Gabart left today at 02H 18’ 45” (French time UT+1), and to secure the record he must arrive at Lizard Point before Thursday, July 7 (UT+1) on 05H 14’ 55’’ (French time UT+1). The first 24 hours in an unstable wind flow will be decisive After having been on ...

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