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Transat yacht race returns to Plymouth in 2016 - Western Morning News

Transat yacht race returns to Plymouth in 2016 - Western Morning News | OSTAR | Scoop.it
One of the world's top ocean yacht races returns to its historic Plymouth home next year. The city has won its bid to host the start of the 2016 single-handed Transat race which has made the...
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Vendee Globe - Italian skipper gets new boat - Sail World

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Vendee Globe - Italian skipper gets new boat
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He has also had success in the Twostar and the Quebec – St-Malo in 2012 and in the 2013 Ostar. On 2nd November, Andrea Mura will be setting sail from St.
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Wreck to Transat racer - Practical Boat Owner Magazine

Wreck to Transat racer - Practical Boat Owner Magazine | OSTAR | Scoop.it
Is racing across the Atlantic in a boat bought with a student loan really feasible? Here's the story of PBO reader Will Sayer's preparations to compete in the OSTAR in his Sigma 33C
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Plymouth businesses asked to raise £1m to keep international event in the city - Plymouth Herald

Plymouth businesses asked to raise £1m to keep international event in the city - Plymouth Herald | OSTAR | Scoop.it
Plymouth Herald Plymouth businesses asked to raise £1m to keep international event in the city Plymouth Herald Taking place nearly every four years since it was founded in 1960, the single-handed transatlantic yacht race traditionally starts in...
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What Life and Retirement Look Like From a Solo Crossing of the Atlantic - Wall Street Journal

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What Life and Retirement Look Like From a Solo Crossing of the Atlantic
Wall Street Journal
... "Sea Trials" is Mr. Bourke's first-person account of his solo crossing—at age 58—of the Atlantic Ocean aboard a 44-foot sailboat named Rubicon.
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The Transat - Fifty years on from Eric Tabarly's historic 1964 victory - Sail World

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Sail World The Transat - Fifty years on from Eric Tabarly's historic 1964 victory Sail World This Sunday, 18th May the Eric Tabarly Museum in Lorient, France will be hosting a day of celebrations to mark the occasion of Eric Tabarly's participation...
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Scots yachtsman Andrew Halcrow hit by Chilean storm - BBC News

Scots yachtsman Andrew Halcrow hit by Chilean storm - BBC News | OSTAR | Scoop.it
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Scots yachtsman Andrew Halcrow hit by Chilean storm
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A yachtsman from Shetland is waiting to be rescued by Chilean coastguards after his mast broke in a huge storm.
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OSTAR 2013 Start - 27/05/13 @ Plymouth Sound

Start of the 2013 RWYC Original Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race in Plymouth Sound.
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1980 OSTAR race, documentary on Bob Lush and Mike Birch

1980 OSTAR race, documentary on Bob Lush and Mike Birch | OSTAR | Scoop.it
... Nason, National Film Board of Canada. Posted by Owen Corley McKenzie at 04:24 · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook. Labels: Bob Lush, Historical Multihulls, Mike Birch, ocean racing trimarans, OSTAR ocean race ...
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Host Cities Bid Process for The Transat 2016 will open in January ...

Host Cities Bid Process for The Transat 2016 will open in January ... | OSTAR | Scoop.it
Decision on classes invited to take part will be taken by December 2014. The Transat, heir of the oldest singlehanded transatlantic race – the OSTAR – retains its position on the future offshore sailing map.
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Boys and girls, the OSTAR is that race that is organised by the Royal Western Yacht Club. The Transat is not the OSTAR.

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Could Ireland Bid for Solo Race Across the Atlantic? - Afloat

Could Ireland Bid for Solo Race Across the Atlantic? - Afloat | OSTAR | Scoop.it
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Could Ireland Bid for Solo Race Across the Atlantic?
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Again, they talk about The Transat, not the OSTAR.

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Mills unveils Ocean Masters as Barca sponsors renew - SportsPro Media

Mills unveils Ocean Masters as Barca sponsors renew - SportsPro Media | OSTAR | Scoop.it
Mills unveils Ocean Masters as Barca sponsors renew SportsPro Media All of IMOCA's existing races, including the Barcelona World Race, the Transat Jacques Vabre and the single-handed Vendee Globe, will be part of the championship, along with...
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Transatlantic Race (1968)

No title. Start of single-handed transatlantic race, Plymouth, Devon. Panning shot Millbank Dock with yachts around. L/S two German yachts. C/U German seafarer Egon Heinemann in yacht...
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The Transat - Fifty years on from Eric Tabarly's historic 1964 victory - Sail World

Sail World The Transat - Fifty years on from Eric Tabarly's historic 1964 victory Sail World The second OSTAR in 1964 was the launch pad for one of the most influential figures in the history of single-handed sailing, the development of sailing as...
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Refit a racer for cruising - Practical Boat Owner Magazine

Refit a racer for cruising - Practical Boat Owner Magazine | OSTAR | Scoop.it
Eighteen months after winning the 2009 OSTAR in his Sigma 33C, Elmarleen, Will Sayer talks to Ben Meakins about his next challenge...
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Francis Stokes 1980 OSTAR Out Takes

This video is about Francis Stokes 1980 OSTAR Out Takes from the film "American Challenge"
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Vendee Globe for 'Jesters' - Yachting Monthly

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Vendee Globe for 'Jesters'
Yachting Monthly
The Albatross Race starts in La Horta in the Azores in August 2015 and is for single-handed amateurs.
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Looks like a very nice race (http://thealbatrossrace.com/). But I doubt that there will be applicants. More ambitious sailors can participate in the Global Ocean Race in 2015 or then, of course, in the Vendée Globe 2016. And less ambitious contenders will most likely want to stop at several islands (which is allowed, but then again, why do it in a race?).

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Transatlantic Race (1968)

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OSTAR 2013 Start In Plymouth

OSTAR 2013 Start In Plymouth Monday 27th May. The original single handed transatlantic race got off to an exciting start in horrible conditions. Click the li...
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Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Sailing - St John's, Newfoundland to St Mary's, UK

Date: 16/8/13 to 29/8/13 Vessel: British Beagle - Sigma 36' Distance:1997NM Min Wind: 0knots Max Wind: 49knots Max SOG: 12knots Avg.SOG: 6.4knots My computer...
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No cannibal rats, but Teignmouth Electron was South Devon's very own ghost ship - Torquay Herald Express

No cannibal rats, but Teignmouth Electron was South Devon's very own ghost ship - Torquay Herald Express | OSTAR | Scoop.it
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No cannibal rats, but Teignmouth Electron was South Devon's very own ghost ship
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Donald Crowhurst sailed from Teignmouth in 1969, taking part in the first single-handed race round the world.
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Bernard Stamm rescue: 'I swam for my life' - Yachting World (blog)

Bernard Stamm rescue: 'I swam for my life' - Yachting World (blog) | OSTAR | Scoop.it
Bernard Stamm rescue: 'I swam for my life'
Yachting World (blog)
... winds and very badly damaged. In the 2004 Transat single-handed race, Stamm's first, self-built IMOCA 60, Cheminées Poujoulat-Armor Lux, capsized and he was evacuated by a tanker.
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Mad men? The perils of sailing solo around the world - CNN International

Mad men? The perils of sailing solo around the world - CNN International | OSTAR | Scoop.it
Mad men? The perils of sailing solo around the world
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It is 45 years since British yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston became the first man to perform a singlehanded, nonstop circumnavigation of the globe, achieving the feat in 312 days.
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Plymouth faces fight to keep Transat yacht race - Plymouth Herald

Plymouth faces fight to keep Transat yacht race - Plymouth Herald | OSTAR | Scoop.it
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Plymouth faces fight to keep Transat yacht race
Plymouth Herald
The race evolved from The Ostar, the original solo race across the North Atlantic. Cities will be invited in January to put their case forward for hosting the event.
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The Transat is not the OSTAR! They only build on its reputation. It would make sense to merge the races again, especially because the OSTAR never faced so-called "scheduling problems".

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