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Monthly Archives: June 2017

K6 Eurocup Riva del Garda

K6 Eurocup Riva del Garda © Heather Chipperfield

Day three was biblical. There are RIB drivers who have been working in Riva for 30+ years who say they have never seen anything like it. A Ponale wind (straight down the mountain) came out of nowhere accompanied by forked lightening and hail stones the size of golf balls. Those who were nearest to the line of wind didn’t have ...

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Super Maxi CQS back to Stockholm

Ludde Ingvall’s European Tour with CQS © Andrea Francolini Photography http://www.afrancolini.com/

It’s another “homecoming” for Ludde Ingvall as he brings the distinctive super maxi CQS back to Stockholm in preparation for the Gotland Runt this weekend. The boat arrived in Swedish waters recently from Finland, where she contested a race out of Helsinki. “Sailing Gotland Runt AF Offshore Race is a ‘homecoming for me’, commented Ludde, “we won it as the ...

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RC44 Porto Cervo Cup

RC44 Porto Cervo Cup 2017 © Nico Martinez http://www.nicomartinez.com

John Bassadone’s Peninsula Petroleum is ahead after day one of the RC44 Porto Cervo Cup following three races and late finish off the Costa Smeralda and much of the afternoon spent waiting for the wind to stabilise. The RC44 Porto Cervo Cup is organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and will be finish on Sunday, 2nd July. The opening ...

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SAP Extreme Sailing Team

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Madeira Islands 2017 - Day 1 - Fleet © Lloyd Images http://lloydimagesgallery.photoshelter.com/

SAP Extreme Sailing Team took an early lead on the opening day of Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, as the international fleet of seven GC32s raced against the stunning backdrop of the Madeira Islands capital, Funchal, in front of a packed Race Village. The day began with the official press conference, which saw a great turn out from both national ...

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Round the Island Race

This race truly is a raceforall - The Round the Island Race Paul Wyeth www.pwpictures.com

How best to describe the annual Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay in one word, one that neatly encapsulates the passion, competition, thrills and enjoyment shared by thousands of sailors each year? It’s always EXCITING! The Race Management team led by Rear Commodore Sailing Dave Atkinson at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes on the Isle of ...

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GC32 Villasimius Cup

GC32 Villasimius Cup – GC32 Racing Tour © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

Jason Carroll expertly steered his Argonauts to an early lead at the GC32 Villasimius Cup in Southern Sardinia today. The second stage of the 2017 GC32 Racing Tour got underway with four races in breeze ranging from 10 to 20 knots on flat water, and Team Argo from the USA won the second race and always finished in the top ...

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Inaugural Corfu Challenge

Maxi 72s Cannonball, Momo and Bella Mente competing in the 2017 Palma Vela in Mallorca, Spain © Pedro Martinez / Sailing Energy http://www.sailingenergy.com/

The Maxi 72 Class has pulled out all the stops this year, showcasing a more competitive fleet of race yachts than ever before. Next week the teams will take on the new waters of the Ionian Sea for the the inaugural Corfu Challenge in Corfu, Greece, scheduled July 4-8. Bella Mente Racing will be one of the seven world-class yachts ...

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Extreme Sailing Series

Extreme Sailing Series - Lisbon Lloyd Images http://lloydimagesgallery.photoshelter.com/

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Madeira Islands will see the regular fleet joined by Portuguese-flagged wildcard Team Extreme, which is supported by The Magenta Project. The crew is unique in that it features four female sailors, who are on a mission to prove that females have a place in high-performance sailing regattas. The work of The Magenta Project aims to ...

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RPAYC Marine Bluewater Series

The fleet leaving Broken Bay on their way to Southport © Andrea Francolini http://www.afrancolini.com/

The Club Marine East Coast Blue Water Pointscore Series (BWPS) is the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s premier offshore Series, conducted along the east coast of Australia between September and April, which now includes the new Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta. The 2017-18 Series begins with a Pittwater to Bird Island return race, which is situated north of Norah ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Sir Robin Knox Johnston and HotelPlanner.com CEO Tim Hentchel – Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race © Shaun Roster

HotelPlanner.com, the leading online provider of group and individual travel services, will make its global ocean-racing debut as a Team Partner in the eleven-month duration Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, which will start from Liverpool, UK, on Sunday, 20 August, 2017. The HotelPlanner.com yacht will be one of twelve teams participating in the eleventh edition of the unique ...

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