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BREAKING NEWS
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015 !
Notice of Race and requests to participate will be available February 15, 2015.
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Altaïr wins the Transat Classique Altaïr in Martinique

Altaïr wins the Transat Classique

Fife III schooner Altair just won the  Panerai Transat Classique, in Martinique, a race that started on 7 January, 2,800 miles away in Lanzarote. She arrived at 13.23 local time, 20 January after an extraordinary crossing that saw day after day of 270+ mile days. The rest of the fleet will be trickling in over the next few days.Altair built by William Fife & Sons at Fairlie as yard number 789, was launched in May 1931. She was effectively a descendent of the famous fleet of big yachts that had revitalized schooner racing around the turn of the 19th century, William Fife’s own Cicely and Suzanne having been notable members of that fleet. More specifically, Altair’s origins lie in her first owner Captain H. MacCaw’ desire for “a sound, safe cruiser; safe to go to the South Sea Islands with no difficulty’ thus expressed in his brief to William Fife in ... READ MORE

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