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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Martinique Flying Regatta

Martinique Flying Regatta © Martinique Flying Regatta

Debuting at the International Paris Boat Show in early December 2017, the Martinique Flying Regatta passes a new milestone today with the publication of the Notice of Race to trigger the sporting countdown to the event. Aiming to become the Caribbean’s major foiler meet, the event showcases the very latest technology, which is the undisputed future of competitive sailing. A ...

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Volvo OR Videos

Past winner of te Volvo Ocean race, Mike Sanderson (NZL) on Vestas 11th Hour - Volvo Ocean Race - Auckland Stopover In Port Race, Auckland, March 10, © Richard Gladwell

Here’s a selection of team video from the In Port race – from Vestas 11th Hour Racing, MAPFRE, Team AzkoNobel, Turn the Tide on Plastic, plus the on-board highlights, the race highlights and the full In Port race replay from Volvo Ocean Race. Hear former Volvo Ocean Race winner, Mike Sanderson’s perspective from aboard Vestas 11th Hour Racing: by Compiled by ...

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Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup 2018

2018 Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup - Day 2 - photo © Bronny Daniels/Joysailing

The US Naval Academy Midshipmen sailed to the top of the leaderboard on Day Two of the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup regatta here. Racing concludes Sunday. Vying against nine other college teams from across the US and Ireland, the Midshipmen logged three bullets, plus one fourth and one sixth, in foggy, drizzly conditions that tested both the talent ...

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Video 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Trophy Race 2018

The Time Genie and Vintec battle it out. © Dale Lorimer

Race Five of the JJ Giltinan Trophy series saw the fleet of 25 boats line up for the second race of the day in light shifty winds. Maersk Line came from behind to win the race and lead the pointscore. The Time Genie was second from Finport Trade Finance in third place. Bow Caddy caught the action from the beach ...

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Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta - Day 4 - photo © Tim Wilkes / www.timwilkes.com

Race day four at the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta featured both the Star and J/70 fleets on the race track, in a breeze gusting up to 20 knots across Biscayne Bay, Miami. The puffy conditions saw plenty of thrills and spills, although the heavier breeze eased to lighter shiftier conditions as the day progressed. A packed day on the water ...

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On board with the Blue Boat VOR

Vestas 11th Hour Racing return to the Volvo Ocean Race - photo © Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com

Vestas 11th Hour Racing are back on the water, and today I joined them for their first race since returning to the Volvo Ocean Race, the official practice race. It has been an amazing effort from the whole team, on and off the water, and I know I am not the only one hanging out to see the blue boat ...

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RORC Easter Challenge

After seeing an improvement in their results, Andy Williams' Max Fun 35, Mad Max will be out on the Solent making the most of the free coaching once again this Easter - photo © Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com

Free money? No, but there is free coaching at the RORC Easter Challenge There are many ways to improve your yacht racing: You can practice more, get a better boat and equip it better, with better sails. You can round up more talented crew, maybe even a pro or two. Frequently absent from this list though is coaching: The single ...

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Finn Europeans in Cádiz

Nick Heiner in Marseille, 2017 - photo © Robert Deaves

Ninety-six Finn sailors from 33 countries are counting down the days to next week’s Open and U23 Finn European Championship in Cádiz, Spain. Many have been training for months at the venue for the first big test of the year as the fleet gears up for the first Olympic qualifier in Aarhus, Denmark in August. The high-calibre fleet includes 12 ...

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Premier Caribbean Regatta ~ St. Maarten Strong

Competitors racing in the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta © Laurens Morel / www.saltycolours.com

The 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta wrapped up on Sunday, March 4 with hundreds of sailors gathering at the event’s “Regatta Village” at Princess Port de Plaisance in St. Maarten to celebrate victors in the event’s 16 classes. Ever since Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean island of St. Maarten this past September, the support from the yachting community has poured ...

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Extreme Sailing Series™

Extreme Sailing Series Act 8, Los Cabos 2017 - day two - Team México - photo © Lloyd Images

Seven world-class international teams will take to the water for Act 1 of the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Muscat, Oman, from 14-17 March. In the first of eight exceptionally tough events, 35 elite competitive sailors will battle it out on the stunning Omani waters before the Al Mouj Golf course, striving for an Act 1 victory under the Middle ...

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