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Monthly Archives: March 2018

J Class winners in St Barths

St. Barths Bucket Regatta 2018 Race Day 4 - photo © Carlo Borlenghi

One year ago when the J Class fleet was at it hammer and tongs, racing their first regatta of a historic season, the newly launched Svea was in Europe still completing first sea trials. Today they secured their first regatta victory together when they won the J Class at the popular Caribbean seasonal raiser, the St Barths Bucket. Showing benefits ...

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FAST40+ Class Race Circuit

Hitchhiker, NED8809 - photo © Paul Wyeth

The FAST40+ Class rules allow a maximum of five professional crew racing. This creates a wide variety of sailors from all backgrounds; world class experienced sailors, as well as young talent looking to break into the sport, and just about everything in between. Tim Powell will be a key member of Niklas Zennstrom’s Rán Racing, which is joining the FAST40+ ...

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47th BVI Spring Regatta

Around 20 Moorings and Sunsail charter boats will compete in the CSA bareboat fleet at the 47th BVISR © Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com

The organisers and supporters of the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival hosted by Nanny Cay have always stood firm and optimistic that the 47th edition of this much-loved regatta would take place over Easter as planned, and so it will. The Regatta will be the first major international event held since Hurricane Irma and Maria devastated the island group ...

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18ft Skiff

Appliancesonline.com.au races to the finish line during the 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour - photo © Frank Quealey

Twenty one year old Isabelle Quigley became the 18ft Skiffs Queen of the Harbour for 2018 when she teamed with Steve Quigley, Sam Ellis and Scott Babbage in The Kitchen Maker on Sydney Harbout today. The Kitchen Maker and Finport Trade Finance were in or near the lead over the three laps of the course before The Kitchen Maker took ...

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Argo Group Gold Cup

Keith Swinton in action during the Finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup - photo © Robert Hajduk / WMRT

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC) and Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. today announced Argo Group Gold Cup will be held May 7–12, 2018 and is open to sixteen teams. As a result of the partnership between RBYC and Argo Group, Bermuda will return to the center of the sailing world this May, when the world’s top matchracing talent descends ...

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Antigua Bermuda Race

Magnificent sunset in the 2017 race from on board Pogo 12.50 Hermes © Hermes / Ocean Racers

The 2018 Antigua Bermuda Race is organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week, and supported by the Bermuda Tourism Authority and Goslings Rum. The second edition of the 935-mile oceanic race will start off Fort Charlotte Antigua on May 9th, 2018 and will have a new trophy. The Warrior Perpetual Trophy will be won ...

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J Class

St. Barths Bucket Regatta 2018 - Day 3 - photo © Carlo Borlenghi

Velsheda appeared to have done all they needed to win around today’s 25.43 nautical miles ‘wiggly’ J Class coastal race at the 2018 St Barths Bucket, but an error in their misreading of amendment to the instructions for the finish line robbed themselves of what would have been their first win of this 2018 St Barths Bucket Regatta. Their mistake ...

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Wave Regatta on June Bank-Holiday weekend

Conor Phelan's Jump Juice from the Royal Cork YC is a confirmed entry for the inaugural Wave Regatta in Howth on the June Bank Holiday weekend. © David Branigan / Oceansport

Just two weeks remain before the early-bird entry deadline expires for the inaugural Wave Regatta at Howth Yacht Club over the June Bank-holiday weekend. Skippers and crew can avail of significant discounts by entering before the end of March. Wave Regatta is a new event that offers competitors the option of three days of racing including the Lambay Race or ...

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Noble Marine Supernova Travellers Series

Tim Hand sailing in the Noble Marine Supernova Travellers Series at Girton © Bob Warriner

Nottinghamshire’s Girton Sailing Club hosted the first event of the year for the Noble Marine Supernova Travellers Series. The meeting was well attended by 17 competitors travelling a good few hours, from as far as Worcester, Milton Keynes, and Newport Pagnell. Light NE winds greeted the sailors for the first race giving the day a patchy start and caused the committee to ...

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Extreme Sailing Series™ 2018

Extreme Sailing Series Act 1, Muscat - day four - Alinghi - photo © Lloyd Images

Three-time Extreme Sailing Series™ champions Alinghi were crowned winners of the opening Act of the 2018 Series today, their first win in Muscat in their eight-year history in the event. After four days of consistently strong sailing in Oman, the Swiss team extended their lead on the fleet of super-fast foiling GC32s, closing the Act with a six-point lead. Consisting ...

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