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Monthly Archives: March 2018

BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival

Competing in the regatta for the first time - Performance Yacht Charter's Beneteau First 40 Lancelot 2 will be skippered by Dan McGanty - photo © BVISR

It’s business as usual around the docks at Nanny Cay as hundreds of sailors from around the world prepare for the first major event to be held in the British Virgin Islands since Hurricane Irma devastated the area last September. The scene today was one of crew scaling masts to take care of any rigging issues, checking sails that haven’t ...

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The Transat 2020

Armel Le Cleac'h - Banque Populaire - photo © Lloyd Images

The iconic and historic port on the Devon coast, which has a rich history of staging prestigious professional sailing events, will host The Transat for the second time in succession, having welcomed the race at the start of the last edition in 2016. Race owner and organiser OC Sport has confirmed a start date of the 10th May 2020 for ...

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Race for Water

Race for Water Odyssey © Race For Water

Breguet and the Race for Water Foundation announce their partnership at Baselworld 2018 with a special exhibition opening on Saturday March 24th on the Swatch Group Plaza in the presence of Marc A. Hayek, President of Montres Breguet, and Marco Simeoni, President of the Race for Water Foundation. Breguet is joining forces with Race for Water to support the Odyssey ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 7 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. - photo © Sam Greenfield / Volvo Ocean Race

As the winds moderate to 20-25 knots on Sunday, the seven Volvo Ocean Race boats racing through the Southern Ocean towards Cape Horn are taking the opportunity to regroup before the next gale. Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel had taken a more northerly option over the past 36 hours compared to the bulk of the fleet and it appears to have ...

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45th St. Thomas International Regatta

2018 St. Thomas International Regatta - Day 2 - photo © STIR / Dean Barnes

Boost or bust aptly describes the day for many of the yacht racing teams on the second day of racing in the 45th St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). Less than 10 knots of breeze proved challenging for some and for others it was a chance to put their light wind skills on display and move up the scoreboard. This theme ...

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GC32 Racing Tour 2018

GC32 Racing Tour, fourth event of the year, GC32 Orezza Corsica Cup, 13-16 September 2017 - photo © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

The final pieces of the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour jigsaw are now firmly in place, with the ultra-high speed one design flying catamaran circuit again visiting five venues across southern Europe this season. Each venue has been picked with the aim of providing optimum foiling conditions to maximise the time the owner-driver and pro teams will spend racing in fully-airborne ...

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Sail Racing PalmaVela

Sail Racing PalmaVela 2017 - photo © María Muiña / Sail Racing PalmaVela

The 15th edition of Sail Racing PalmaVela, held from 2nd to 6th May on the Bay of Palma, reinforces its multi-class formula with the incorporation of the Melges 40, totalling seven one design classes. Close to one hundred teams from 22 countries, have confirmed their participation in the first great event of the Mediterranean season, which includes some brilliant world ...

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Normandy Channel Race

Photos:Jean Marie Liot

The Class40, a stable and fair box rule that groups together 12.18m-long offshore racing monohulls, is enjoying an unprecedented upturn. Boasting new boats, new racers and new partners, the Class could feature no fewer than 57 representatives at the next Route du Rhum this November. A race dedicated exclusively to the Class40, the ninth edition of the Normandy Channel Race ...

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McConaghy MC50 catamaran

MC50 catamaran - photo © McConaghy

The MC50, the new fast catamaran from McConaghy, will be shown by Ancasta at Palma Boat Show (27thApril – 1st May 2018) fresh from its world launch a few days before in France. The ground-breaking McConaghy MC50 will make its second boat show appearance in Palma. It is packed with technical innovations that have been designed and perfected by McConaghy, ...

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RS21 test sail © RS Sailing

RS21 put through its paces by British Sailing Team and British Keelboat Sailing Academy Members of the British Sailing Team and the British Keelboat Sailing Academy sail the RS21. The boat is in its final stages of testing, so it was great to see the boat put through its paces! by RS Sailing

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