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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Perini Navi announces key 2017

Perini Navi Cup - S/Y Rosehearty and S/Y Clan VIII © Perini Navi http://www.perininavi.it

2017 promises to be an important year for Perini Navi, the Italian shipyard renowned for the design and build of superyachts. The company’s 2017 calendar includes a selection of the most prestigious events, regattas and boats shows around the world. Following on from last week’s Superyacht Design Awards, where the Perini Navi 70M S/Y Sybaris took top accolades, next on ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

Transat Jacques Vabre – Setting sail for Salvador de Bahia © Transat Jacques Vabre / Le Havre - Salvador de Bahia: 4,350 miles

The 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre will kick off on Saturday, October 28, 2017, around the Bassin Paul Vatine (marina) in Le Havre, for a week of festivities that will mark the 500th anniversary of this maritime city. On Sunday, November 5, 2017, the competing skippers will cross the starting line of the longest transatlantic route to a ...

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Sydney Harbour Regatta

PHS fleets always add colour to the Harbour © Andrea Francolini http://www.afrancolini.com/

Battle lines will be drawn when a variety of classes hold their championships at NSW’s largest keelboat event, the Sydney Harbour Regatta, to be hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club over the weekend of 4-5 March. The 11th anniversary regatta is just two and a half weeks away and already close to 150 national and international entries have been received, ...

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Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta 2017

Entries are comping in - Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta Greg Dickins

Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta 2017 ~ Entries still available Not got your entry in yet – You still have time to enter the 11th Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta. You still have time to enter this challenging regatta but please hurry – we do want to make sure the handicappers can do their job properly, so don’t ...

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Geographe Bay Race Week

Cruising divisions form a line astern in Race 1. - Geographe Bay Race Week 2017 © Bernie Kaaks

Easterly winds at 15- 20 knots gave sailors a wonderful introduction to this year’s Geographe Bay Regatta. The big boats sailed a 19 mile course around the bay, while the Viper sports boats sailed a series of windward and return races and the M32 catamarans sailed on a match racing course alongside the Busselton jetty. Once again the most popular ...

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Bruny Island Race

Alive at the start of the Bruny Island Race, just before hoisting her huge white spinnaker ad hurtling down the Derwent at 25 knots © Jimmy Emms

Tasmania’s fastest ocean racing yacht, the Reichel/Pugh 66, Alive, early lastevening fell just short of breaking the record the 89 nautical mile Bruny Island Race, Australia’s oldest inshore/offshore yacht race. First held by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in 1898, this was the 91st edition, with races missed during the war years. The powerful Alive, owned by Derwent Sailing ...

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Club Marine Series

2016-17 Club Marine Series - Day 4 © Alex McKinnon

After nearly two months away from the race track the Club Marine Series was continued yesterday 11 February, 2017, with 119 registrants and hosted by the Royal Brighton Yacht Club. This decent break gave local yachts the opportunity to participate in other well-known regattas such as the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race and the Festival of Sails regatta. A late ...

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Royal Perth Yacht Club’s Iberia Race

After a start which they would rather forget, Indian clears the traffic. - Iberia Race Bernie Kaaks

Chris Higham’s Archambault 40 Argo showed the way in Royal Perth Yacht Club’s Iberia Race, the feeder race for Geographe Bay Race Week. In unseasonal conditions, the race was run in freezing conditions, with heavy rain at times, but offset by a solid south easterly breeze, making for very fast times and flat water close to shore. Anthony Kirke’s Enterprise, ...

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Lisa Blair

Lisa Blair Solo Circumnavigation of Antarctica crosses International Date Line Tracey Whittaker

Lisa Blair enjoys a sunrise crossing of International Date Line At sea for 20 days, 13 hours, 4 minutes and 39 seconds, sailor and adventurer Lisa Blair, 32 reached a key milestone in her attempt to circumnavigate Antarctica solo and unassisted crossing the International Dateline at 16:25:39 UTC (05:25:39 local time) on 11 February 2017. The International Dateline, established in ...

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Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race

Geoff Boettcher's Secret Men's Business will be tough to beat in this year's race. - Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race © Fran Solly

Entries for the iconic Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race have hit 50 boats, a day before entries for the race close. The entry list, which includes a few big names such as Geoff Boettcher’s Secret Men’s Business and Sam Haynes’ Celestial, is made up of 46 boats in the racing fleet and four in the cruising fleet. ...

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