Down To The Wire — Ryan DeVos Wins East Coast Championship

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Sunday leaving Ryan DeVos on Volpe with winning America’s Cup helmsman Ed Baird as tactician and crew of Scott Nixon, Sam Rogers, Mike Hill, Drew Weirda and Scott Martins as 2012 Melges 32 East Coast Champions. In second overall, Jason Carroll on Argo finished with equal points, yet lost the tiebreaker to DeVos. From Italy, Lanfranco Cirillo’s Fantastica remained in the hunt all day to finish third overall.

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Chasing pack close up for the final 400 miles

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A hazy sunset as Cessna Citation enters a high pressure zone blocking the route to the finish

For the Global Ocean Race (GOR) leaders, Cessna Citation, there’s high pressure agony tantalisingly close to the finish line in Charleston as the three chasing Class40s, Financial Crisis, Phesheya-Racing and Sec. Hayai thunder north at high speed parallel to the Bahamas.

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CLIPPER 11-12 RACE 10: OAKLAND TO PANAMA DAY 16

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de lage landen is again closing in on leader Gold Coast

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RACE 10: OAKLAND TO PANAMA
DAY 16

* Skippers receive expected revised course instructions from Race Committee
* Teams become even more competitive as they are in sight of each other
* More Stealth Mode cards played

The last 24 hours has seen the competition heat up even further in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Several of the ten yacht entries are now in sight of each other and as anticipated, the Race Committee has shortened the race course.

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Carroll Leads Melges 32 East Coast Championship After An Exciting Second Day Of Racing

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West Palm Beach, Fla. – The second day of racing in Palm Beach at the 2012 Melges 32 East Coast Championship was nothing short of dramatic. Three more races, a near perfect 12-15 knots of breeze, overcast skies and big seas put a wild spin on the leaderboard. Jason Carroll on Argo now leads the 16-strong fleet, ahead by three. Lanfranco Cirillo’s Fantastica shuffled back to finish the day second overall. Ryan DeVos on Volpe tumbled from second overnight to finish the day in third. Five points now separate the top three.

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Grand Prix Guyader Douarnenez 2012 – 28 April

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Growth and improvement The start of the Grand Prix Guyader today saw competition from the M34s and monotypes (Open 7.40, Longtze and Mach 6.5) as well as a fleet of around fifty Dragons. It was a sweet start to the event ahead of tomorrow’s expected arrival of a low pressure system from the Spanish mainland.
The 2012 edition offers a particularly generous line-up and for some additional flavour all eyes will be turned to Port Rhu for the unique four- day festival of authentic sailing tradition.

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