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Monthly Archives: February 2018

SB20 Asia Pacific Championship

SB20 Asia Pacific Championship © Howie Choo / www.howiephoto.com

After last night’s curry in Little India, the wind wasn’t only coming from the SB20 sailors. The weather forecasts had held true overnight and the Singapore NE monsoon whipped itself up into a day of strong wind, sunshine and champagne sailing. The fleet picked its way out to the starting area through the busy Port of Singapore marvelling at the ...

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Panerai Transat Classique

The Panerai Transat Classique © Remi D-Strauseisen

In 12 months, a fleet of magnificent yachts will start from the island of Lanzarote, in the Canaries, to rally to Christophe Harbour, a premier superyacht and resort community on the southeast peninsula of St Kitts, in the north of the Antilles. The legendary race is once again organized by the Atlantic Yacht Club (France) in partnership with the high-end ...

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Atlantic Cup

Esprit Scout © B. Gergaud

Joining the fleet of five announced Class40s is #81 Esprit Scout and the return of #127 Amhas. #127 Amhas is an Akilaria RC3, skippered by Micah Davis. Micah is once again joined by one of only two people to have competed in every edition of the Atlantic Cup, Mr Class40 himself, Rob Windsor. #81 Esprit Scout is the first European ...

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Jones International Youth Regatta

Harry Price winners - City of Perth Festival of Sail: The Warren Jones International Youth Regatta 2018 © Rick Steuart

Harry Price and his Down Under Racing Team crew of Murray Jones, Corey Hamilton, Matt Stenta and Cam Seagreen won the 2018 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta in fairly convincing fashion in the fading light on Perth Waters. Finals day begun in the same pattern as the whole week with light and flukey Easterly’s delaying any action until mid afternoon ...

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Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2018

The 142ft Frers ketch Rebecca - Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2018 - photo © Ted Martin

The second day of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua was blessed with 16 knots of north easterly trade winds, sublime air temperature, and a dazzling blue Caribbean sea. In the Corsairs Class Rebecca put in a great performance, winning by just over a minute after ORCsy time correction. Spiip took second, just 13 seconds ahead of Danneskjold after time correction. In ...

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SB20 Asia Pacific Championship

SB20 Asia Pacific Championship Day 1 © Howiephoto.com

Today the 23 boats strong SB20 fleet cast off from the dock in magnificent One degreesFifteen Marina in Sentosa. The promised north-easterly monsoon conditions had (as predicted by the genius local fleet weather router) re-asserted themselves in Singapore. And re-asserted with a vengeance – on Wednesday a small cyclone had struck near the National Sailing Centre (home of the Singapore ...

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Superyacht in Antigua

90ft Hoek designed sloop Acadia - Superyacht Challenge Antigua - photo © Emma Louise Wyn Jones

The Caribbean superyacht season starts in earnest on Thursday 1st February with the 8th edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua. The Superyacht Challenge Antigua has once again attracted a magnificent fleet, including five previous winners. This will be the first regatta using the new 2018 ORC Superyacht Rule (ORCsy). Dazzling yachts ranging in size from 82ft (25m) to 172ft (52m) ...

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The SuperFoiler on Sydney Harbour © John Curnow

A full quota of SuperFoiler machines has taken to their ocean runway for the first time in the history of the circuit – 24 hours from the start of the first race on Adelaide’s Outer Harbour. Crews weren’t interested in nursing their cutting-edge crafts and it resulted in an action filled session with tech2 capsizing and losing a man overboard ...

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Superyacht Cup Palma

The Superyacht Cup Palma 2018 - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

Old battles will be rejoined and new rivalries forged when the 22nd Superyacht Cup gets underway this coming June in what is one of the most hotly anticipated yacht racing events of the year. No fewer than 19 of the most impressive yachts on the planet have already signed-up, including four of the illustrious J-Class yachts who will be making ...

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