4th Place for Drumfire in St Barths Bucket Regatta

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The 2015 St Barths Bucket Regatta has come to a finish and after three days of exciting racing the results are now in. With the 35 yacht entries divided across four classes, racing was close and proved for some memorable viewing for spectators and competitors alike.
Built by Claasen Shipyards in 2004, 24m Drumfire was up against ten other competitors in the most popular class: Les Mademoiselles des Mers. Proving her mettle on the regatta scene, she more than held her own and performed consistently throughout the event.

Having achieved fifth place on day one and third place on day two she closed the regatta’s final race, the ‘Wrong Way Round’ course, with a very respectable fifth place securing her fourth position overall within the class. Congratulations to the owner and crew of Drumfire and to all involved in the Bucket for making the event such a success.

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The Italian Job: Volvo Ocean Race and Genoa Boat Show join forces

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ALICANTE, Spain, March 30 – Volvo Ocean Race organisers today (Monday) announced an exciting new partnership with the Genoa Boat Show giving fans the opportunity to see close up the boats currently in action in the middle of the Southern Ocean (full story below).

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Simoneschi and Audi tron Claimed The Victory At The Portoroz Melges 24 Regatta

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 – Portoroz – ©IM24CA/Zerogradinord

29 March 2015 – Portoroz, Slovenia – The final day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event in Portoroz started with the lack of wind and waiting ashore. After one and a half hour a sea-breeze was coming for a while allowing complete just one more race to complete the series of eight races. The Melges 24 2015 sailing season in Europe has been kicked off with this great event hosted by the Yachting Club Portoroz, Slovenia on the last weekend of March.

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Simoneschi Remained His Lead Ahead Of Norwegian Peder Jahre At The Portoroz Melges 24 Regatta

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 – Portoroz

28 March 2015 – Portoroz, Slovenia – Heavy rain was gone for the second day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event organized by the Yachting Club Portoroz. Instead of the sun, clear blue sky and lighter NE wind Bora were the key-words of the day allowing complete four races. With seven races altogether today’s score will take into account one discard.

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Riccardo Simoneschi’s Audi tron Took The Massive Lead At The Portoroz Melges 24 Regatta

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 – Portoroz – ©IM24CA/Zerogradinord

27 March 2015 – Portoroz, Slovenia – The first day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event in Portoroz, Slovenia welcomed the sailors with a pouring rain and +12 degrees. As a result of the day 3 races were completed.

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