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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8

Itajai stopover, In-port Race. 20 April - photo © Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race

Team SHK/Scallywag is back in the water and scheduled to take the start of Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Itajaí, Brazil on Sunday afternoon. The team had been in a race against time to have its boat prepared for racing after it was delivered to Itajaí on Thursday. But the Boatyard crew, along with team members, suppliers, ...

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TP52 PalmaVela

TP52 Puerto Portals Sailing Week day 3 © Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com

The very best TP52 teams will be the star players at the 15th edition of Sail Racing PalmaVela (2nd-6th May), the first event of the season, racing according to the Box Rule. Ten crews from seven different nationalities have confirmed their participation in the event, and seven new designs will make their début in the RCNP regatta. The first great ...

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50th Transpacific Yacht Race

Transpacific Yacht Race © Transpacific Yacht Club

The Notice of Race for Transpac 50 is now published and entries are open.  With the first of at least three separate starts scheduled for July 10, 2019, this will be the 50th edition of the crossing from Los Angeles to Honolulu, Point Fermin to Diamond Head, 2,225 miles. Transpac 50 will feature separate divisions for monohulls and multihulls, also an “Aloha Class” ...

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SHK Scallywag ~ Volvo Ocean Race

SHK Scallywag's stopover refit starts - Itajai Stopover. SHK / Scallywag arrival in Itajai. 19 April, - photo © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

The final of seven entries, SHK Scallywag has arrived in Itajai, Brazil, ahead of the start of Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday (local time). The Scallywag Delivery Team were greeted with many warm welcomes and massive amount of support from all the teams in the Volvo Ocean Race, says the team on social media. The moment ...

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1884 Series at the Royal Western Yacht Club

Week 1 of the 1884 Series at Royal Western YC © Andrew Sinclair

Wednesday the 11th April saw the first Wednesday night yacht racing of the year on Plymouth Sound, Royal Western’s 1884 Series. After a Spring filled with some fresh and frightening weather, the intrepid mariners were greeted by sunshine and enthusiastically gusty 10-15 knot easterly winds. 13 boats hit the sound and got their money’s worth of sailing. A short one ...

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World Cup Final

Hyères 2018 World Cup Series © Sailing Energy / World Sailing

The third and final Round of Sailing’s World Cup Series will touch down in Hyères, France next week, offering sailors’ the final opportunity to qualify for the World Cup Final. From 22-29 April, more than 650 competitors from 46 nations will race in the ten Olympic disciplines and the 2.4 Norlin OD, a Para World Sailing class. Winners in each ...

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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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