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Monthly Archives: February 2018

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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Video Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2018

The 112ft German Frers sloop Spiip - Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2018 - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

Video action from 2018 Superyacht Challenge Antigua The season opener on Antigua’s deep blue waters. Four days and nights of racing and shoreside fun in a corner of beautiful Nelson’s Dockyard. by Louay Habib

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Clipper Round

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race, Day 9 © Clipper Race

It’s been slow progress in light winds for the fleet on Day 9 of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race, with no team managing to sail more than 50 nautical miles (nm) in the last twelve hours. And it’s all change on the leaderboard with the teams that opted to avoid the Scoring Gate gaining places due to the ...

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Australian Championship Regatta Historic 18 Foot Skiff

Yendys powering to windward under big rig in Race 1 - 18 Foot Skiff Australian Championship Regatta 2018 © SFS Volunteer, Adrienne Jackson

The 2018 Historic 18 Footer Australian Championship for the Galloping Ghost Trophy was conducted by the Sydney Flying Squadron in conjunction with the Australian Historical Sailing Skiff Association (AHSSA), on Sydney Harbour over three races in January – Sat 20, Thu 25 and Sat 27. The series developed into a two boat contest between Yendys and Aberdare, with Yendys’ dominant ...

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RORC Caribbean 600

Eric de Turckheim's French Teasing Machine is one of eleven French boats competing in the RORC Caribbean 600 Race this year © RORC / Arthur Daniel

With 87 yachts already entered and more expected, the 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 will have another record fleet. Teams from at least 22 nations have entered the Caribbean’s famous offshore race. Since 2009, yachts from Great Britain and America have made up the majority of the fleet, and this year is no different with the two countries ...

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Les Voiles de Saint Barth

Les Voiles de Saint Barth - photo © Christophe Jouany

Les Voiles de Saint-Barth has been a bucket list event for sailors since its inception in 2010, and for its ninth edition, scheduled April 8-14, 2018, the competition is already stacking up with top players, including U.S. maxi teams Rambler 88 and Proteus, both committed to compete. For the first time in the regatta’s history, a fifth day of racing has ...

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Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2018

Close quarters between Danneskjold and Arcadia - Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2018 - photo © Cory Silken / www.corysilken.com

Spectacular conditions prevailed for the penultimate day of the 2018 Superyacht Challenge Antigua on the stunning waters south of Antigua. Two short races were completed in a building breeze and sea state. In the Corsairs Class Spiip took Race 3 to take the overall lead for the class. However Rebecca fought back to win Race 4. Both teams are now ...

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18ft Skiff Australian Championship at Sydney Harbour – Races

Finport was consistent in both races - 18ft Skiffs: Australian Championship 2018 - photo © Frank Quealey

The Australian 18ft Skiff Championship is wide open after another which produced two different winners in Races 3 and 4 on Sydney Harbour today. Smeg’s team of Lee Knapton, Mike McKensey and Ricky Bridge dominated Race 3 in the 10-knot East-South-East breeze when they led at every mark before going on to a brilliant 1m29s win. Finport Trade Finance (Keagan ...

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