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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship

Bella Mente Racing at the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship in Porto Cervo © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

After a week of fighting tooth and nail against Maxi 72 rivals, Bella Mente Racing wrapped up the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championships in Porto Cervo, Sardinia earlier this month, taking third place overall. The regatta is the team’s pinnacle event each year and concludes its 2017 campaign. “Thanks to the Bella Mente Racing team for their dedication and commitment ...

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Qld Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge

Beneteau Cup 15 Suzanne VidPicPro.com-7 - Qld Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge © Julie Geldard

Now in its eleventh year the event comprises two passage races over two days in Moreton Bay. The French Yacht Challenge, on Sat 29th Oct is open to all French production boats (Beneteau, Jeanneau, Dufour etc), while the Beneteau yachts combine their results from the Saturday race with those from a second, Sunday race for the Queensland Beneteau Cup. Racing ...

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HYS One Ton Cup

HYS One Ton Cup © Louay Habib / FAST40+

From Thursday 21st September, the FAST40+ Class will compete for the prestigious HYS One Ton Cup. Created by the Cercle de la Voile de Paris (CVP – Paris Yacht Club) in 1899, the One Ton Cup is steeped in history and reputation in the world of yacht racing. Winners of the Cup include many legends in the sport of sailing; ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

SHK Scallywag dips into a big one - August 2017 - Volvo Ocean Race Ricardo Pinto / Volvo Ocean Race

Two week Assembly Period begins today The Volvo Ocean 65 fleet will be returned to the caring hands of the Boatyard technicians in Lisbon before the start of the race.  All systems on the boats will serviced and the boats will receive their measurement certificates that will allow them to race. The Volvo Ocean Race teams have been chalking up ...

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Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week

Francesco Bruni joins Bronenosec Gazprom as Strategist – 52 Super Series Sailing Week © Nico Martinez / Martinez Studio

As the 11 teams in Mahón, Menorca anticipate the first races of the 52 Super Series season finale, Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week, a breezy official practice race was abandoned by all today as prudence took precedence in advance of Tuesday’s first points races at the six-regatta season’s decisive final event. The fleet did sail the first upwind and ...

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Audi J/70 World Championship

Relative Obscurity (USA) - J/70 World Champion – Peter Duncan, Victor de Leon, Willem Van Waay, Jud Smith – Audi J/70 World Championship © Kurt Arrigo / YCCS

The Audi J/70 World Championship, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, in collaboration with the J/70 International Class Association, and with the Title Sponsor Audi, and Official Sailmaker Quantum Sails. With numerous General Recalls, Black Flag in play, and a full on foam up. The Audi J/70 World Championship had a thrilling climax to remember for years to come. ...

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CYCA’s Flinders Islet Race

Noel Cornish's Sydney 47 St Jude - Flinders Islet Race 2017 © David Brogan www.sailpix.com.au

The superlatives were flowing freely after outstanding conditions delivered a record-breaking run round Flinders Islet and back to Sydney Harbour for Race two of the CYCA’s Blue Water Pointscore this past weekend. Smashing 18 minutes off Loki’s record from 2010 was Andy Kearnan and Peter Wrigley’s TP52, KOA, posting a time of 7hr 30 min 19 sec. So fast was ...

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Rolex Big Boat Series

Rolex Big Boat Series 2017 © Sharon Green / Rolex

Good wind is almost never in short supply on San Francisco Bay during the Rolex Big Boat Series, and day two of racing at the 53rd edition of this legendary big-air contest (September 13-17, 2017) was no exception, even if it required a one-hour shore-side postponement to allow the breeze to build. But once the starting signals began sounding, the ...

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GC32 Orezza Corsica Cup

The Jérôme Clerc-skippered Realteam was fastest today in the ANONIMO Speed Challenge - 2017 GC32 Orezza Corsica Cup © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

Calvi was not making it easy for race officials on the penultimate day of the GC32 Orezza Corsica Cup. With the wind blowing 20+ knots in the morning and into the afternoon on the Bay of Calvi, the foiling catamarans were kept ashore until 1530. Their arrival on the race course then coincided with the wind simply vanishing. Fortunately patience ...

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Audi J/70 World Championship

Petite Terrible – Audi J/70 World Championship © Kurt Arrigo / YCCS

The Audi J/70 World Championship moved up a gear, as the fleets were split into Gold and Silver Fleets. The early morning westerly Mistral wind, unexpectedly piped up to over 20 knots before the start of racing, but by the end of the day, a southerly wind caused the second race to be abandoned, and racing was shortly called to ...

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