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Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Sailing Team Poised to Sail from New York Tonight in Attempt to Break Record

Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati Sailing Team have announced that they expect to set sail from the North Cove Marina in New York City between 10:00 p.m. this evening and 3:00 a.m. tomorrow morning in their attempt to break the … Continue reading

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Post Irene Wrap-up: How the Ships & Boats Coped with the Storm

Hurricane Irene has swept past, not as bad as she could have been, but bad enough, nevertheless.  Downgraded to a tropical storm by 9AM this morning, she still caused significant flooding on the East coast, hitting  Philadelphia  particularly hard. The city, situated between the Delaware … Continue reading

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Van Liew Sweeps the Velux 5 Ocean Single-Handed Around the World Race

Our slightly belated congratulations to Brad Van Liew, the American sailor who won the Velux 5 Oceans single-handed around the world race in his Le Pingouin ECO 60.  Van Liew dominated the Velux 5 Oceans race, winning all five legs.   Van Liew is the first … Continue reading

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Brad Van Liew Arriving Charleston Today, Winning Fourth Leg of Velux Five Oceans

Brad Van Liew sailing  Le Pingouin is expected to cross the finish line in Charleston, SC, his adopted home town, some time today, continuing to dominate the Velux Five Oceans singlehanded around the world race.  Thus far, he has won all four legs of the around the world race thus far. … Continue reading

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The Fourth Leg of the Velux Five Oceans Singlehanded Round the World Race Underway

The fourth leg of the Velux Five Oceans Singlehanded Round the World Race is underway as the four competitors set off from Punta del Este, Uruguay bound for Charleston, South Carolina.  The racers are currently sailing at north at around ten knots … Continue reading

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Brad Van Liew Wins Third Leg of Velux 5 Oceans

Brad Van Liew arrived in Punta del Este, Uruguay yesterday, winning the third leg of the Velux Five Oceans Singlehanded Around the World Race.   The remaining three racers, Zbigniew “Gutek” Gutkowski, Derek Hatfield and Chris Stanmore-Major are all within only 50 nautical miles of … Continue reading

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Velux 5 Oceans Update: Rounding Cape Horn

The four boat fleet of the Velux 5 Oceans Singlehanded Around the World Race has rounded or is rounding Cape Horn on the third leg of the race.   Brad Van Liew on La Pingouin has kept the lead.    Unless … Continue reading

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Wet And Wild Start For VELUX 5 OCEANS Sprint Three

Blustery winds, gray skies and rain marked the beginning of the 6,000 nautical mile Sprint 3 of the Velux Five Oceans Singlehanded Around the World Race.  The four remaining boats departed Sunday from Wellington, New Zealand bound for to Punta del … Continue reading

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Brad van Liew blasts into Wellington winning second leg of the Velux 5 Oceans Race

American Brad van Liew sailing his Eco 60 yacht Le Pingouin won the second leg of the Velux 5 Oceans race, arriving in Wellington 120 miles ahead of his nearest competitor.  Van Liew also won the first leg from La … Continue reading

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Second Leg of the Velux Five Oceans Race Underway

The second leg of the Velux Five Oceans singlehanded around the world race began today with the five  competitors  setting  sail from Cape Town, South Africa bound for Wellington, NZ, a 7,000 mile voyage across the wild Southern Ocean.  Brad Van Liew, … Continue reading

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Interview with Brad Van Liew, Winner of the First Leg of the Velux 5 Oceans

A great interview with Brad Van Liew, the winner of the first leg of the Velux 5 Oceans singlehanded around the world race. Team Lazarus – Velux Ocean Race

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Van Liew wins 1st leg of Velux 5 Oceans Round the World Race

Brad Van Liew has won the first leg of the Velux 5 Oceans Singlehanded Round the World Race arriving in South Africa in only 28 days after his departure from La Rochelle, France. Van Liew wins 1st leg of race – … Continue reading

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Singlehanded Ocean Racing for Web-Potatoes

Modern technology has revolutionized single handled ocean racing in so many ways for both sailors and spectators. The five sailors in the Velux Five Oceans race not only face all the hazards of the sea as they sail singlehanded around … Continue reading

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Countdown to the VELUX 5 Oceans Race

The Velux 5 Oceans Single Handed Round the World Race will be starting in just over a week on October 17th.   The competitors will race from La Rochelle, France to Cape Town, South Africa; then on to Wellington, New Zealand; to … Continue reading

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