Aguilar Match Race to see elite field

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9 open squads constituting some of the best men and women racers in Caribbean, United States and World, are affirmed to compete in seventh Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race, which is fixed for 3rd to 6th December, 2015.

Bill Canfield, the regatta director, said that they are set to bring world class match racing to St Thomas. Todays young stars would compete against each other and former world champions as well as Americas Cup sailors. This is perhaps the most obliging match racing event in the world this year. Continue reading

Persico Marine fixes deal for Volvo Ocean 65s

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Persico Marine, the Italian boatyard, has battened down the deal to make a new 1-design Volvo Ocean sixty-five boats, depending on their orders, for the next edition of Volvo Ocean Race, i.e. 2017-18 season.

The farm, bases in Bergamo, was part of the consortium that built the first seven Volvo Ocean 65 one-design boats that contested the 12th edition finishing in June this year. Persico Marine also had carried out the full rebuild of the tattered Team Vestas Wind boat in just 4-and-a-half months after the crew of Chris Nicholson struck a reef in Indian Ocean during the second leg in November previous year. Vestas Wind took part the final 2 legs of the 9-month offshore marathon. Continue reading