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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Gertrude Cup 2017

The Gertrude Cup 2017 © Sportography.tv

The Etchells fleet racing for the Gertrude Cup was kept ashore for the fourth day of the regatta, waiting for a sea breeze to develop. At midday the fleet was towed out to Hill Head, in anticipation of wind, and soon after arrival in the race area, a fresh breeze rapidly kicked in from the southwest delivering classic Solent sea ...

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The Sailing Charity

lendycowesweek.co.uk/ Paul Wyeth

It’s all-action stations as the Andrew Simpson Foundation announces Discover Sailing supported by Lendy at Lendy Cowes Week (29th July – 5th Aug) The Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) is delighted to announce that Lendy – The Property Platform has generously agreed to support the ASF Discover Sailing programme, being run daily throughout Lendy Cowes Week. Sign-up for ASF Discover Sailing ...

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52 Super Series

Mallorca - Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week © Nico Martinez / 52 Super Series http://www.52superseries.com/

Two second places on the Bay of Palma today for Niklas Zennström’s Rán Racing allows the team – that won the last regatta in Sardinia – to extend five points clear at the top of the leaderboard for the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week. In a moderate SSE’ly breeze that built to 16kts during the afternoon there were ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2017

Momo approaching Valletta - Rolex Middle Sea Race © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

With just under 100 days to go to the 38th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, the current entry list shows every sign of matching the number and diversity of yachts of recent years. One of a clutch of 600 mile races, and firmly regarded as a classic, the Rolex Middle Sea Race features high on most offshore racers’ ...

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36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

On board with Código Rojo Racing Team. © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

Setting sail on the Bay of Palma next week will be 36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE. Organised by the Real Club Nautico de Palma, the Mediterranean’s most prestigious multi-class regatta is also the third stage of the 2017 GC32 Racing Tour. As in 2016, ten GC32 flying catamarans will compete at Copa del Rey MAPFRE, but this time, for the ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Rolex Fastnet fleet leaving the Solent © Kurt Arrigo http://www.loropianasuperyachtregatta.com

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), race founder and organizer of the Rolex Fastnet Race, has said that the fleet that will contest the 2017 edition looks set to be the largest and most diverse in offshore racing history. The facts unanimously back up the statement. The near 400 yachts registered for the 47th running of the legendary 605-nm race ...

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Rambler 88 in action ~RORC Channel Race

George David's Rambler 88 was the overall winner of the RORC Channel Race. © Rick Tomlinson http://www.rick-tomlinson.com

George David’s American Canting Keel Maxi, Rambler 88 has won the 2017 RORC Channel Race, making it two wins in a row, having also won the RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race. Rambler 88 took Line Honours in the 160 nautical mile race, and after IRC time correction, was the overall winner out of 109 entries. Piet Vroon’s Dutch Ker ...

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Gertrude Cup 2017

2017 The Gertrude Cup © Sportography.tv

For the third time this season a Hong Kong team is leading the way in a major Solent Etchells regatta, this time the Gertrude Cup run by the Royal Thames Yacht Club. This invitational series sees competitors being provided with a fully rigged Etchells with almost new and equally matched sails so that it provides an incredibly level playing field ...

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SB20 UK Open National Champions

Three days of intense racing - FSE Robline SB20 Open UK National Championship © Paul Wyeth

The FSE Robline SB20 Open UK National Championship, organised by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, came to a dramatic conclusion after three days of intense racing. Boasting 38 entries from Australia, Belgium, England, Ireland, Oman, Russia, and Scotland. The SB20 Class were out in force, battling medium to heavy conditions in the Central Solent. Several races were held in over ...

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52 Super Series

Day 2 - Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week © Nico Martinez / 52 Super Series http://www.52superseries.com/

Carrying the momentum of their regatta win in Sardinia to Mallorca and to the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week, Niklas Zennström and the crew of Rán Racing top the leaderboard after only one race was completed on the first day of competition. Patience was required. The early postponement while the breeze filled and settled was not too much ...

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