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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Match Race Super League adds Match Race Switzerland

Albert Riele Swiss Team with skipper Eric Monning, winner of Match Race Super League 2017 and Match Race Germany 2017 © Nico Martinez / Match Race Germany

After a break of several years, a revived Match Race Grand Prix will take place again in Switzerland. Match Race Switzerland ranks as a new event of the Match Race Super League between renowned events such as Match Race Germany, the Internationaux de France, the Oakcliff International Match Race (USA), or the Kingdom Match Race in Bahrain. With the return ...

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SuperFoiler Grand Prix

Record Point takes flight - 2018 SuperFoiler Grand Prix © Crosbie Lorimer

With Round 3 of the SuperFoiler Grand Prix happening tomorrow at the Gold Coast here are some of the highlights of Round 2 which saw the fleet hit the waters of Port Philip Bay off Geelong. Competition leaders Euroflex extended their winning record by taking out all the races. We tried to keep up with these exciting boats as they ...

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RORC Caribbean 600

George Sakellaris' Maxi 72 Proteus is competing in the 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua © RORC / Tim Wright

Thirteen boats representing the USA will be competing in this year’s 10th anniversary edition of the Caribbean’s famous offshore race – the RORC Caribbean 600. They include past winner, George Sakellaris’ Proteus Maxi 72 (overall winner in 2016 and in 2014 with his previous RP72 Shockwave), Ron O’Hanley’s Cookson 50 Privateer and George David who secured victory with Rambler 100 ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6, Day 7

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 to Auckland, day 07 on board Brunel. Louis Balcaen. 13 February - photo © Yann Riou / Volvo Ocean Race

Every boat in the fleet in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race is back up to speed and enjoying trade wind sailing conditions as they push south towards the doldrums some 1000 miles away. The boats are on a tight reach, with wind and boat speeds in the mid to high teens. Team AkzoNobel heads the leaderboard at 1300 ...

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Monaco Globe Series

Yacht Club de Monaco takes to the high seas © Yacht Club de Monaco

Now established as a one-design winter base through its organisation of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series, attracting some 100 international teams, the Yacht Club de Monaco, under the presidency of HSH Prince Albert II, continues to ramp up its sailing policy. Taking full advantage of a Clubhouse designed by Lord Foster and facilities ideally suited to regattas and hosting crews ...

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Primo Cup 2018 Trophée Credit Suisse

Smeralda 888 and Star class racing at the 2018 34° Primo Cup 2018 Trophée Credit Suisse - photo © YCM / Carlo Borlenghi

As every year in February, hundreds of sailors unpacked their bags in the Principality for the Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse, organised in collaboration with Slam. Some 300 sailors in five classes descended on Monaco to compete in eight races in beautiful sailing conditions. With 12 nations represented on 80 boats, there was no downtime for the bay of ...

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Azores and Back race (AZAB)

Hissy Fit during the 2016 JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race © Rick Tomlinson

Multihull class re-introduced for AZAB 2019 For the first time in over 15 years, multihulls will again be able to enter the Azores and Back race (AZAB). Following increased demand and financial support, the AZAB 2019 race will see a multihull class compete for the first time since 2003. Created in 1975, the AZAB was designed to offer a thrilling ...

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Extreme Sailing Series™ global tour

Act 8, Extreme Sailing Series Los Cabos 2017 - day one - SAP Extreme Sailing Team - photo © Lloyd Images

The 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ is ready to fly for the 12th consecutive year, with the announcement today by Series organisers OC Sport of a global tour that will visit eight major cities on three continents. The Middle East, Europe and the Americas are all on the line up for what promises to be another year of foiling action, as ...

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FAST40+ 2018

Peter Morton's CF40 Girls on Film - photo © LCW / Paul Wyeth

The 2018 FAST40+ Season kicks off this April with ten teams confirmed for the full season, and more for headline events. The thrilling fast-action owner driver class welcomes back its current members, and offers a warm reception to new teams to the circuit, notably Niklas & Catherine Zennstrom’s Rán Racing. The international teams from England, the Netherlands, Scotland, South Africa ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Leg 6 to Auckland, day 05 on board MAPFRE, sailing with 30 kts, Tamara Echegoyen holding the main sheet at the stearn of the boat. 11 February, . © Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race

After fast rides for a couple of days, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet leaders have to make some hard decisions to skirt a area of light air on Leg 6, before they get back into the Trade Winds for a three day run ahead of the onset of the Doldrums. The fleet is still closely bunched with the first four ...

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