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Daily Archives: 09/02/2018

18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series

UK 18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series © Phil Jackson / Harbour View Photography

This year will see something a little different from the UK 18ft Skiff fleet as they launch the Solent Grand Prix Series. In an exciting change of pace for the 2018 season, the UK fleet will be running all their racing on the Solent, launching from Calshot Activity Centre. They will be running a series of Grand Prix events over ...

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Sir Richard Matthews' Oystercatcher XXX1 at the 2017 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - photo © Laurens Morel / www.saltycolours.com

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has been a Caribbean favorite for almost four decades, and this year’s 38th edition, scheduled for March 1-4, will prove no exception to the rule. Already, 75 boats representing 22 countries have registered to race in the island of St. Maarten’s first major event since Hurricane Irma passed through in September. With three weeks to ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 to Auckland, day 02 on board Brunel. Upwind in 35 knts along Taiwan. 08 February. © Yann Riou / Volvo Ocean Race

Early numbers from Race Control suggest that the northern gamble isn’t paying off for team AkzoNobel and Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag on Day 3 of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Hong Kong to Auckland. The two boats tacked immediately after passing the southern tip of Taiwan to split the fleet, and at the 1300 UTC position report, they ...

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Superyacht Challenge Antigua Final day

The 172ft Hoek ketch Elfje - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

The Caribbean superyacht season kicked off in fine style with the 2018 Superyacht Challenge Antigua. Now its eighth year, the Superyacht Challenge Antigua is free from commercial endorsements, and has one clear objective; to provide all the facilities to stage an ideal event for an exclusive selection of yachts, where fair racing and good companionship are valued above all else. ...

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Toulon chosen for GC32 Racing Tour

GC32 flat out on the Rade de Toulon - photo © Eloi Stichelbaut

Traditionally the GC32 Racing Tour always concludes in the south of France and for the 2018 season, its grand finale will take place in Toulon. Running over 10-14th October, the GC32 TPM Med Cup will be held on the Rade de Toulon, just off France’s third biggest Mediterranean port and capital of the Var department. While nearby Hyères is the ...

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