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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship

Can Proteus repeat her Corfu Challenge victory next week? – Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

Competition is set to be the tightest ever at next week’s Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, taking place once again as part of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. This annual event is jointly organised by the event’s hosts, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the International Maxi Association, the body ...

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SB20 World Championship 2017

Tasmania Difficult Women (Rob Gough) at the SB20 world championships on The Solent - Day 2 - SB20 World Championship 2017 Jennifer Burgis

Tasmanian yachtsman Michael Cooper and his crew of David Chapman and Gerry Mitchell have sailed Export Roo to an overall lead after two days of frustrating competition at the SB20 World Championship in England. So far racing has been limited to just one race each day because of light winds on the Solent, the famous stretch of water between the ...

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49erFX Worlds

49erFX World Championships © María Muiña

They’re some of the fastest sailors ever to pull on a sheet, and while many of the 80 men’s and 57 women’s Olympic skiff sailing teams arrived here weeks ago to practice for the most important event on the calendar, the only challenge they’ve faced during the first two days of the 2017 49er/FX World Championships has been boredom. “We’ve ...

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J-Class Worlds

Lionheart - 2017 J-Class World Championship Newport RI © Daniel Forster http://www.DanielForster.com

Following the success of the first ever J Class overall season championship, the inaugural 2017 Kohler Cup, the J Class Association and North Sails are proud to announce the 2018 Kohler Cup schedule. The 2018 Cup will be comprised of a total of four events as opposed to just three in 2017. The other notable difference is for the upcoming ...

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Detroit Cup Match Race Regatta

Aerial view – International Detroit Cup Match Race Regatta © Michael Schrage

In a 3-1 performance in the Semi-Finals against Will Boulden (AUS) and 3-0 score in the Finals against Ryan Seago (USA), Harry Price (AUS) and his team of Murray Jones and Cameron Seagreen have successfully defended their title at the 10th Anniversary International Match Race Regatta for the Detroit Cup. This was an impressive show of match racing talent by ...

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China Cup International Regatta

WMRT Fremantle 2016 © Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com

As the China Cup moves into its second decade, the World Match Racing Tour, with the high performance M32 catamarans at its core, will assist in raising the profile of the event. As the sailing world’s eyes turn to the WMRT Finals in October, Shenzhen and the China Cup will play host to the conclusion to the 2017 match racing ...

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Extreme Sailing Series™

2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Cardiff © Vincent Curutchet

Although the day was blessed with glorious sunshine, much to the delight of the thousands of spectators lining Cardiff Bay, unfortunately there was no wind to go with it. The scoreboard remains unchanged after the penultimate day of Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Cardiff, as no scoring racing is completed. For leader SAP Extreme Sailing Team, it means it maintains ...

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Clipper World Yacht Race

Day 8, Race 1 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

There has been a major change to the Clipper Race leaderboard in the last 24 hours as Qingdao has stormed through to take pole position after wind shifts favoured the westerly positioned teams. Sanya Serenity Coast and Visit Seattle, placed further to the east, are clinging on to second and third place respectively, closely followed by Garmin, HotelPlanner.com and Dare ...

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470 Junior World Championships

Practice Race – 470 Junior World Championships © Junichi Hirai/ Bulkhead magazine http://www.bulkhead.jp/

The 2017 470 Junior Worlds has descended on the iconic sailing venue of Enoshima Yacht Harbour, host to the 1964 Olympic Sailing Competition and to the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games. Enoshima Yacht Harbour is also the only venue to host two Olympic events over different Olympics. You can feel the history made here over 50 years ago pulsing around the ...

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J Class Worlds

JH1 Lionheart, JK6 Hanuman and JK7 Velsheda downwind - Day 3 - J Class Worlds - Newport RI Onne van der Wal

On the same Newport, Rhode Island waters where the legendary Ranger cleaned up 4-0 in 1937, the last time ever that the mighty J Class raced for the America’s Cup, the first J Class World Champions are Lionheart, the owner driven Dutch-flagged modern day Ranger descendent. Displaying solid consistency across all seven races sailed by the six boat inaugural world ...

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