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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Women’s Open Keelboat Championship

Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championship © Bertrand Malas

The Women’s Open Keelboat Championship will be returning to Hamble for its 10th anniversary edition in June 2018. This year the event, hosted once again by Hamble River Sailing Club, is being held on the weekend of 2-3rd June 2018. The volunteer team which organises WOKC is delighted that Dubarry has agreed to return as title sponsor, having been a ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 6 on board Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag. Mainsheet winch with water flowing all around. - photo © Konrad Frost / Volvo Ocean Race

The sixth day of Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race dawned with a reshuffle of the rankings as MAPFRE and Dongfeng Race Team shot to the front of the fleet. The two feared red boats were rewarded for choosing the hard option of carrying out more gybes as the fleet skirts the Ice Exclusion Zone, deep in the Southern ...

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SuperFoiler Grand Prix Interview Bill Macartney

Record Point in action in Geelong - SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018 © Crosbie Lorimer

At the second round of the SuperFoiler Grand Prix held on the waters of Corio Bay off Geelong we took the opportunity to chat with Bill Macartney, the CEO of the SuperFoiler Grand Prix about the development of the machine, the marketing and broadcast of the concept and the possible production of a simpler version of the boat for the ...

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IRC European Championship

The mix of inshore and offshore races makes the IRC Europeans attractive to European entries like Frans and Carla Rodenburg's First 40 Elke from the Netherlands - photo © Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com

Following its debut as part of Cork Week in 2016 and a stand-alone event held in Marseille in 2017, the IRC European Championship this year will take place out of one of its spiritual homes. Coming to Cowes for the third edition and for the first time in the UK, a record-sized fleet will compete in the 2018 IRC European ...

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Falmouth Classics 2018

Parade of Sail and Power at the Falmouth Classics 2017 - photo © Jacob Hutchins

With just three months to go until the start of the UK’s largest classic boating event, The Tilley Endurables Falmouth Classics 2018 is set to be bigger and better than ever. Tilley Endurables, the UK and European distributor of Tilley Hats, continues as the title sponsor of the event for the third consecutive year. Over two hundred classic yachts are ...

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One Design Midwinter Regatta

Sarasota One Design Midwinter Regatta 2018 - photo © Dasher

The RS Aero fleet visited the Sarasota One Design Midwinter Regatta for the first time as Round 4 of the five event RS Aero North American Midwinter Series. Travellers came from eight American states and the UK, escaping the snow in both New England and old England! The RS Aero Mega Tour trailer rolled in again, providing 10 charter boats ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 04 on board Brunel. Peter Burling doing something, but I don't know what, as I obviously was on the other side of the water curtain. 21 March © Yann Riou / Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet continues its relentless charge east, towards Cape Horn on Thursday, enjoying the best the Southern Ocean has to offer. The teams have been skirting the southern race course boundary and racing in strong but manageable winds in the 20-25 knot range which have allowed the crews to rack up 500 mile days. But that’s all ...

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America’s Cup & SuperFoiler

Out on the trap on feeling's Corio Bay. © Andrea Francolini

For America’s Cup conqueror and SuperFoiler series leader Glenn Ashby victory at the Expr3ss! SuperFoiler Grand Final in Sydney would be an exclamation point on a dream return to racing on home shores. “The sailing here in Australia is really up there with some of the best sailing venues and locations on the world,” said Euroflex’s mainsheet hand Glenn Ashby, ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 3 on board Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag. 20 March - photo © Konrad Frost / Volvo Ocean Race

The seven teams were level with the southern tip of New Zealand on Tuesday, having knocked off more than 1,000 miles since leaving Auckland on Sunday. Throughout the fleet, reports were of a marked change in air and sea temperature signifying their entry to the Southern Ocean, the unrestricted mass of water that flows around Antarctica. “We have noticed it’s ...

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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta San Diego

Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta San Diego 2018 - photo © Paul Todd / www.outsideimages.com

Saturday was a challenging day on the water for the hundreds of sailors competing in the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta in San Diego. Sailors faced shifty winds and rough seas on two racecourses set on the ocean off Coronado Island. San Diego-native John Laun, the 2015 Helly Hansen NOOD San Diego Overall Winner, found the conditions ...

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