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Daily Archives: 12/03/2018

Top of the Gulf Regatta 2018

Good wind and warm weather make for idyllic sailing conditions at Top of the Gulf Regatta. © Guy Nowell

Now entering its 14th year, Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina has grown to become an award-winning multi-class regatta held annually in the Gulf of Thailand. Homed at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, the regatta has morphed from its humble roots into one of the largest sailing events in Asia today, and attract sailors of all abilities and ...

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5th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series

5th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series 2018 - photo © Isabelle Andrieux

Monaco, 11th March 2018. The 5th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series of monthly regattas from October to March ended today. Organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco, in collaboration with technical clothing supplier SLAM, the meetings offer international teams an opportunity to establish their winter base in the Principality before the main season starts.   Monaco, a veritable capital of yachting, ...

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Volvo OR Dongfeng

Race winner DongFeng, Volvo Ocean Race - Auckland Stopover In Port Race, Auckland, March 10, - photo © Richard Gladwell

Dongfeng won a convoluted Volvo Ocean Race InPort Race sailed on Waitemata Harbour in light winds. After a confused start in which three boats got away cleanly, the others struggled to clear the melee. The race looked set to have the prizegiving able to be held halfway up the first leg. However, God was on the side of the Kiwi ...

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Honda Marine wins JJ Giltinan in Sydney

Honda Marine in a gust after rounding the Shark Island mark during 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship Race 3 © Frank Quealey

Honda Marine (David McDiarmid) made history today on Sydney Harbour with the first ever win by a New Zealand boat in the JJ Giltinan Trophy. They finished 6th in the final race, Race 9 after a match race with the only other crew capable of winning, Maresk (Josh Porebski). The win is the first in Sydney since the trophy was donated ...

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