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Daily Archives: 08/07/2017

J/70 UK National Championship

Four competitive races in the Central Solent - J/70 UK National Championship - Day 1 © Key Yachting / Louay Habib

The first day of the J/70 UK National Championship will be remembered for classic sea breeze racing in the Solent. Royal Yacht Squadron PRO, Simon van der Byl, and his dedicated team, set four superb courses. Using the Hill Head Plateau to keep the competitors out of most of the four metre tide, the windward leeward racing produced some spectacular ...

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Foiling Week Garda

Day 1 – Foiling Week Garda © Martina Orsini / TFW

The first day of the 2017 Foiling Week was bathed in warm sunshine and humid sailing conditions on Lake Garda with the typical ‘Ora’ afternoon breeze never really building to full strength. It did however prove ideal for trial sailing onboard the armada of foiling craft on show. Classes including the Flying Phantoms, S9 and a host of prototypes took ...

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RS800 Magic Marine Grand Prix

East bourne Upwind – RS800 Magic Marine Grand Prix © Mick Whitmore

Sun, sea breeze and free beer (when it’s not your round) sounded like a perfect weekend to me. The fleet arrived to a warm welcome and great forecast. Even with a 1 o’clock start the first race was held in an offshore wind that gave plenty of opportunities to sail yourself down the fleet, and unfortunately, we all took more ...

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Centennial Transat

Centennial Transat

The Bridge – Centennial Transat came to an official close last night (Friday) with a prize-giving at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan after offering a glimpse of the past and the future. The race was timed to mark a hundred years since American troops arrived on the shores of France in WW1, and it also brought together all ...

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ORC Worlds Trieste 2017

ORC Worlds Trieste 2017 © Andrea Carloni

In another light air day of flat water and breeze never exceeding eight knots, inshore racing resumed for the second day at the ORC Worlds Trieste 2017. Only one race was held due to the light air, and yesterday’s series leaders continued to show their prowess in these conditions and no net change in leadership at the top of Classes ...

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40th Tour de France à la Voile

Dunkirk D-Day beckons again for 40th Tour de France à la Voile © Morgan Bove / ASO

Dunkirk is where the famous Tour de France à la Voile started back on 1st July 1978. Appropriately it is from France’s history steeped North Sea port, just 10km from the Belgian border, that the historic 40th edition of the annual crewed race starts Friday July 7th. Twenty nine teams are set to compete over nine Acts culminating in the ...

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GKSS Match Cup Sweden

GKSS Match Cup Sweden © WMRT http://www.worldmatchracingtour.com

The three remaining Quarter Finalists were decided at GKSS Match Cup Sweden in front of a substantial crowd of spectators around Marstrand Arena today. The puffy, shifty offshore southerly breeze of 6-14 knots, made for a short race course, a lot of manoeuvring and an athletic day for the crews on the fully powered-up M32 catamarans. Of the trio it ...

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