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Monthly Archives: January 2018

ORC Superyacht Rule

New ORC Superyacht Rules © ORC Media

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce that the 2018 ORC Superyacht Rule (ORCsy) is now available and can be viewed online on the ORC’s Superyacht website. Like the main ORC rating system, the rule and its formulation is accessible in the Rules section of the ORCsy webpage, supporting the general principles of science and transparency advocated by ...

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Warren Jones International Youth Regatta

City of Perth Festival of Sail - The Warren Jones International Youth Regatta - Day 2 - photo © Rick Steuart / Perth Sailing Photography

It was another tricky day on Perth Waters for the second day of the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta. An Easterly settled in early in the day meaning a very short and enclosed race track. Although the wind ebbed and flowed between 13 and 17 knots, there were occasional gusts of 19 to really test the boat handling skills of ...

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Classic Regatta for Cowes

Cowes Spring Classics, a new regatta for wooden classics designed before 1970, announced © Hugh Fairfax

Cowes Spring Classics, a new regatta for wooden classics designed before 1970, has just been announced. The regatta is taking place from 11 – 13 May and will be based at Shepards Wharf Marina. The organisers, Mary Scott-Jackson of MSJ Events and Martin Nott, a local wooden boat builder, felt that it would be a welcome addition to the existing ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race, Day 0 © Clipper Race

Although Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race may only be in its opening hours, Dare To Lead has managed to pull away and currently has a two nautical mile advantage on the pack which, after the first Le Mans start of the 2017-18 edition, remains tightly compacted. Whilst the Dare To Lead team settles in as it gears up ...

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World Cup Series Miami

Heavy Winds in Miami - 2018 World Cup Series Miami - photo © Tomas Moya / Sailing Energy

With the wind and sea state failing to moderate during the day, at 13:30, the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 fleets were told they would not be sailing on Day four of the 2018 World Cup Series in Miami, USA. A similar message to the other seven fleets participating in the event followed later in the afternoon. The reports from Biscayne ...

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Scottish Islands Peaks Race

Scottish Islands Peak Race © Scottish Islands Peak Race

The 2018 Scottish Islands Peaks Race has officially opened entries for this year’s race, simultaneously launching a fresh new website. This adventure race is for teams of sailors and fell runners (both youth and adult) and is held annually on and around the most beautiful parts of the west coast of Scotland. The race starts in Oban with a short ...

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Atlantic Anniversary Regatta & Rambler 88

George David's American Maxi Rambler 88 © RORC / Tim Wright

The Atlantic Anniversary Regatta is the first ever regatta series with two Atlantic Ocean races in both directions. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV), based in Hamburg, Germany. The first part of this extraordinary series was completed in December 2017 with the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada. The final part of the race ...

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Videos 175th Festival of Sails

175th Festival of Sails - photo © Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com / Pantaenius

What an Australia Day Weekend, starting in Melbourne and heading over the Geelong on the 175th Rex Gorell Land Rover Festival of Sails Passage Race with Rolex Sydney Hobart winners, Ichi Ban, and then two days of covering over 300 boats racing on Corio Bay and outside the channel from the Royal Geelong Yacht Club! Great to bring so many ...

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Clipper Race

The start line for Clipper Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race to Sanya © Clipper Ventures

After a relaxing break in the Whitsundays, the Clipper Race fleet bid farewell to Australia today to race to China; and fittingly at this halfway stage in the 2017-18 edition, it is the destination’s two team entries, Sanya Serenity Coast and Qingdao, which lead the overall race standings. Ahead of departing for her team’s home port, Sanya Serenity Coast Skipper ...

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AkzoNobel win HGC In-Port Race

A thumbs-up from skipper Simeon Tienpont after his team AkzoNobel wins the HGC In-Port Race Hong Kong - Volvo Ocean Race - photo © Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race

Team AkzoNobel took an excellent win at the HGC In-Port Race Hong Kong, while Dongfeng Race Team grab the In-Port Series lead… Team AkzoNobel took the win in the HGC In-Port Race Hong Kong on a challenging afternoon on the waters of Kowloon Bay. The wind during race time was a 6 to 10 knot Easterly, but it was very ...

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