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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Antigua Sailing Week

Past winners of the Lord Nelson Trophy return for the 2018 edition of Antigua Sailing Week and include Sir Hugh Bailey's Team Rebel - photo © Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com

More than 100 boats registered from 30 countries worldwide and crews from many more will be taking part in a nine-day festival of thrilling racing and fun-filled shoreside events that is Antigua Sailing Week. Over a thousand competitors will experience the world class sailing grounds of Antigua, joined by thousands more party-goers ashore, soaking up the sunshine and legendary atmosphere ...

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La Drheam Cup

Start last edition 2016 La Drheam Cup - photo © Thierry Martinez/Drheam Cup

Destination Cotentin will start in 100 days. A second edition that already promises to be a success, with entries that keep coming in: some 60 boats are ready to start. Many offshore racing professionals on flagship series such as IMOCA, CLASS40 and MULTI50 will be there, as well as Corinthian sailors, who come to race and enjoy sailing together. The ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Calero Marinas have signed a three-year agreement to continue to host the start of the RORC Transatlantic Race from their Marina Lanzarote - photo © RORC / James Mitchell

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) is delighted to announce Calero Marinas commitment to extend their support by continuing to host the RORC Transatlantic Race for the next three years. This move is also endorsed and supported by the Canary Islands and Lanzarote Governments and the Arrecife Town Council. All four editions of the RORC Transatlantic Race have been hosted ...

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Melges 32 World League ~ Forio d’Ischia

2018 Melges 32 World League - Day 3 - photo © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication

It took only one final race for Vincenzo Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino to seal the deal and win in Forio d’Ischia, Italy at the opening act of the 2018 Melges 32 World League. Vincenzo Onorato and his tactician Paul Goodison, with crew members Stefano Ciampalini, Flavio Favini, Lorenzo de Felice, Daniele Fiaschi, Filippo la Mantia, Matteo Savelli and Davide Scarpe are ...

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Congressional Cup

Final Day - Ficker Cup, Long Beach Yacht Club - photo © Long Beach Yacht Club

Dean Barker, USA, dominated the 2018 Ficker Cup, to win this Grade 2 World Sailing regatta, and advances to the Congressional Cup, which runs Wednesday, April 16 to 22, 2018. Also qualifying for Congressional Cup is Johnie Berntsson, SWE, who finished second in the three-day regatta, which was founded by Long Beach Yacht Club in 1980 to honour legendary yachtsman ...

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ISCYRA Western Hemisphere Championship 2018

2018 ISCYRA Western Hemisphere Championship - Day 4 © Paul Cayard

The two final races of the 2018 Star Western Hemisphere Championship were held on Sunday in 15-18 knots of wind from the southeast. Jorge Zarif of Brazil was on fire winning both races. It was very physical and the conditions suited the 25 year old Finn sailor perfectly. Tutu and I had the second best scores with a 3, 2. ...

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COGS 2018 Series Races

The 2018 COGS season kicks off with the Falmouth - Fowey - Falmouth races © Andew Laming

The first two races of the year in a series aimed at sailors who enjoy the challenge of longer coastal and offshore races, took place from Falmouth at the weekend in blustery to strong conditions. The Cornwall Offshore Group Series COGS kicked-off the season with a race from Falmouth to Fowey on Saturday organised by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, ...

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Melges 32 World League in Forio d’Ischia

Melges 32 World League © IM32CA

The 2018 Melges World League, European Division season for the Melges 20 and the Melges 32 will officially start tomorrow on the island of Forio d’Ischia in Italy. The Melges 32 will open the back-to-back weekends of racing, while the Melges 20 will conclude the first chapter on April 20-22. It will be a first for both fleets on the ...

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GC32 Racing Tour

Simon Hull has been campaigning Frank Racing in NZ and Australia for the last two seasons - photo © Suellen Hurling / livesaildie.com

Kiwi multihull veterans join the GC32 Racing Tour Despite the long commute, a second owner-driver team from ‘down under’ will be joining the GC32 Racing Tour when it gets underway at the end of May on Lake Garda, Italy. New Zealander Simon Hull and his Frank Racing are no strangers to high performance multihulls, nor even the GC32 flying catamaran. ...

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Sperry Charleston Race Week

2018 Sperry Charleston Race Week - Day 1 - photo © Charleston Race Week

J/24 skipper Tony Parker called it “champagne conditions” and it would be hard to argue with that assessment. Mother Nature delivered in a big way on the first day of Sperry Charleston Race Week with action getting underway in strong winds, sunny skies and warm temperatures. Ten of the 11 classes competing on the four inside circles were able to ...

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