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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Centennial Transat

Queen Mary 2 retraces history and takes on the trimarans as the Centennial Transat begins © Thierry Martinez / The Bridge

The Centennial Transat – The Bridge – from Saint-Nazaire to New York started in uniquely spectacular fashion at 19:00 today, one hundred years after American troops arrived on the coast of France. This time the cannon shots were sounds of fraternity to begin the race between the Queen Mary 2 and four of the largest and fastest trimarans in the ...

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Louis Vuitton America’s Cup

Louis Vuitton America's Cup © Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup – Oracle take a win We have a race on our hands! Here is my recap of the third day of racing at the 35th Louis Vuitton America’s Cup including my comparison of the quips from the press conference, the racing highlights, as well as my one-on-one with Peter Burling. In summary, Orac le Team USA ...

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RORC IRC National Championship

Johnny Vincent's Ker40+ Pace - Day 1 - RORC IRC National Championship 2017 © Paul Wyeth

It is uncanny how this is always a windy regatta.” remarked Johnny Vincent, owner/driver of Ker40+ Pace, after scoring an impressive 2-2-1 in the FAST40+ Class on the first day the RORC IRC National Championship. “We didn’t have a great start to the season, so it was great to get going in this regatta with a thrilling day on the ...

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Audi Sailing Week & 52 Super Series

Gladiator, Audi Sailing Week - 52 Super Series 2017. © Nico Martinez/ Martinez Studio

Quantum racing is currently in the lead of the provisional results at the Audi Sailing Week – 52 Super Series followed by Rán Racing and Gladiator, tied for points but in second and third places respectively. It was a perfect day of racing for the highly competitive fleet in the Audi Sailing Week – 52 Super Series. North westerly winds ...

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Round the Island 2017

Round the Island Race 2017

The annual Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, an island situated off the south coast of England. The race regularly attracts over 1,600 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largests yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event ...

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Tall ships return to Boston

Tall ships participate in Sail Boston's Parade of Sail on Saturday © Michael Dwyer / AP

Despite the somewhat gray, fickle and humid weather, tall ships are back in Boston as part of the international Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. Saturday marked the first time in 17 years that Boston Harbor saw the Grand Parade of Sail, with more than 50 sailing vessels streaming through the harbor’s main channel as they made their way to assigned ...

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First Balance 760

First Balance 760 arrives in Tortola from Cape Town © The Multihull Company

Whenever a project commences to create a new catamaran design, and to then build, launch, commission and sea trial her, it takes a lot of time and effort from a great many talented men and women. It also takes a patient and supportive owner to hang in there until the project is done. Whether you look at her designer, Anton ...

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America’s Cup J-Class

Lionheart - J- Class Regatta - 35th America's Cup - Bermuda June 19, 2017 © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

The largest ever fleet of J-class to race together assembled off Bermuda for two series of races. Seven of the 120ft sloops that contested the America’s Cup from 1930 to 1937 sailed off Bermuda. the 87 year old Shamrock V was the only yacht sailing to have contested an America’s Cup – being Sir Thomas Lipton’s final Challenger, launched in ...

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RS Sailing Summer Championship & RS700s

Black Kites - RS Sailing RS700 Summer Championship 2017 © Sportography.tv

According to Mark Rushall (June ‘Yachts and Yachting’) Hayling Island Sailing Club is a venue sailors seem to love or hate. Probably loved by HISC members but the strong tides, sand banks, the waiting for the wind to arrive and the long queues getting off the island are aspects just about tolerated by visitors. But, Aristotle famously said after his ...

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Cowes Week

Cowes Week Fireworks Paul Wyeth/CWL

New Cowes Week title sponsor Lendy gives support to famous fireworks Cowes Week Ltd is delighted that this year’s fireworks finale – to be named Lendy Cowes Week Fireworks – will go ahead, after months of speculation about its future. For some months it has been unclear whether the renowned display, that is appreciated by locals, competitors and spectators alike, ...

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