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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Ludde Ingvall & CQS ready to race

Ludde Ingvall's 100ft Australian Maxi, CQS © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo http://www.regattanews.com

Ludde Ingvall has pulled together a top crew for his super maxi CQS to contest the Alandia Surrsaari Race out of Helsinki, starting on the evening of 9th June, in which he hopes to win the line honours trophy that he donated himself, in memory of his late father. The crew is a carefully selected fusion for permanent team members ...

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Etchells Australasian Championship

Tusk and Whisper II have the kites set, shortly after the weather mark. - 2017 Etchells Australasian Championship © Alex McKinnon Photography http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com

Well if yesterday’s review was entitled ‘sunshine’, then today’s just had to be ‘clouds’. This is especially so, for the transformation of the sky actually occurred as the morning gave way to the afternoon, just as the breeze built from the morning’s 10-12 knots from the Sou’east to firstly 12-15 and then into 18-20 during the second race. Local sailors ...

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Melges 20 World League

Day 1 - 2017 Melges 20 World League European Division - Event 3 © Barracuda Communication

The International Melges 20 Class Association (IM20CA) has officially made its racing debut in Zadar, Croatia at the third European Melges 20 World League event, hosted at D-Marin Dalmacija. Absolute perfect conditions prevailed for the start giving way to three races, resulting in a very exciting, top-three podium finish. It was an impressive day for event leader Alexander Ezhkov’s Pirogovo. ...

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Sailing World Cup Final

Charlotte Dobson-Saskia Tidey - 2017 World Cup Series Final - Santander © Pedro Martinez / Sailing Energy / World Sailing

In true Friday fashion, British sailors have consolidated their positions at the top of the charts going into the final weekend of racing, as 13 boats book their berths for Saturday’s (10 June) first medal race day at the World Cup Series Final after four days of intense competition in Santander. Rising 49er stars James Peters and Fynn Sterritt will ...

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America’s Cup

Day 13 - Artemis goes 3-0 when it counts - America's Cup 2017 Richard Smith

Six races were held in the Challenger Playoff Semifinal today on Great Sound in 12-14 knots from the south. With yesterday’s races lost to winds in the 30 knot range, Race organizers were keen to try to catch up on the schedule today. In the first match, ETNZ had a problem with their port dagger board in the final approach ...

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Rafa Trujillo

Day 4 of the Finn World Masters in Barbados © Claire ADB

The defending Finn World Masters champion, Rafa Trujillo, from Spain, added two more bullets on the penultimate day of the Finn World Masters in Barbados and moves into a four point lead at the top. Laurent Hay, from France, also won both his races to move up from fifth to second, while Vladimir Krutskikh, from Russia, moves up one place ...

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Morgan Cup Race

Swiss sailor, Oliver Heer will skipper Sailing Logic's First 40, Lancelot II, for the Morgan Cup Race © Paul Wyeth / RORC

The 2017 RORC Season’s Points Championship continues this weekend with another big entry for the Morgan Cup Race from the Solent to Guernsey, Channel Islands. 120 yachts have entered the race, the second largest entry so far in the 2017 RORC Season’s Points Championship. As with all RORC races starting from the Royal Squadron Line, the 125-mile race will require ...

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Melges 20 World League 2017

2017 Melges 20 World League European Division - Event 3 International Melges 20 Class Association

For the first time ever, the International Melges 20 Class Association (IM20CA) will compete in the Adriatic region, an area fast becoming a premiere location for Melges World League (MWL) events. Rich in history and millenary tradition, the third European Melges 20 World League regatta will be hosted at Marina Dalmacija, the largest marina in Croatia, located in a naturally ...

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Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta

Mrs Overnewton in the background in Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta 2016 © Bruno Cocozza

Twenty-four all-female crews representing each Australian state, the Northern Territory and New Zealand will be highly visible on Melbourne’s Port Phillip this weekend at the annual Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta, June 10-12, 2017. The Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron and other bay clubs are facilitating three days of competition and camaraderie for close to 150 sailors of all experience levels from ...

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World Cup Final Santander

470 racing on the Bay of Biscay - 2017 World Cup Series Final - Santander © Pedro Martinez / Sailing Energy / World Sailing

Santander was baked in sunshine for the second day of World Cup racing as sailors looked to either capitalise on a great opening day, or play catch up after slow starts. Conditions were near on perfect for the 260 sailors from 41 nations racing across the ten Olympic fleets and Open Kiteboarding. Not a cloud in the sky and 11-15 ...

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