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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Energy Observer

Energy Observer © Jeremy Bidon

Energy Observer now taking to the seas After travelling around France, Energy Observer is now off on her six year voyage to 50 countries, which begins in the Mediterranean for this Summer. She has already steamed over 5000nm, and made 12 stopovers in three countries. If she looks familiar it is because she was once the maxi cat, Formule TAG. ...

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LES VOILES DE SAINT BART christophe_jouany

After an epic start off the Port of Gustavia for the second day of racing at Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Richard Mille, the fleet went on a wild ride up the southeast coast. With winds gusting upward of 25 knots, the fleet of 53 teams battled it out in frantic surf. At the end of the day’s races, which included ...

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Invitation to Ramsgate Week 2018

Ramsgate Week - photo © Dymond

Since 1898 racing yachtsmen have met at this charming east coast venue for an annual regatta: The character of which has morphed through the ages. Currently the event is known for its inclusivity, competitiveness and its friendliness; catering both for top-flight IRC teams as well as more cruiser orientated racers. Entries are typically split into three IRC / ORC classes ...

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49er Champions

Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell in their 49er - photo © British Sailing Team

2017 was a huge year for the British Sailing Team’s Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell. Winning the 49er World Championship was a milestone in their career. We spoke to them both to hear their plans, aspirations, how they came together as a team, and their relationship with Marlow Ropes. Winning any open meeting, regatta or championship is a huge achievement, but ...

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Legends Race

Copernicus © The Legends Race

Polish yacht Copernicus, the smallest yacht to complete the very first Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973-74, will compete in the Legends Race starting on 21 June from Gothenburg and finishing in The Hague. Copernicus was built especially for the first Whitbread by the Gdanska Stocznia Jachtowa ‘Stogi’ boatyard in Poland, with a lot of help from the members ...

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Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series

Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller Open at Salcombe © Margaret Mackley

It was a busy weekend for Salcombe Yacht Club, running the 4th race if the Spring Series alongside a 60 boat Merlin Rocket fleet with was attending the Salcombe Silver Tiller event, supported by Sharps Doom Bar and the Salcombe Gin Company. Despite the forecasted light North Easterly winds, Race Officer David Greening and his team were able to set ...

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Broadland Squib Regatta

Broadland Squib Regatta © Matt Harper

wenty-one boats from as far afield as the Isle of Wight and the south coast converged on Oulton Broad for this year’s Broadland Squib Regatta. This event marks the end of the very competitive Oulton Broad Winter Series and also gives an opportunity to the visitors to tune up before returning to their host clubs for the Summer. The event ...

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Les Voiles de Saint Barth

2018 Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille - photo © Michael Gramm

The French West Indies island of Saint-Barth is teeming with activity as hundreds of sailors prepare for the ninth edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Richard Mille, which kicks off racing tomorrow. The regatta, which runs through Saturday, April 14, draws an esteemed international crowd of competitors with five days of exceptional on-the-water competition complemented by a flurry of shoreside fun ...

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Keelboat Endeavour Trophy

Keelboat Endeavour Trophy launched - photo © Alan Hanna

The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch (RCYC), and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) announce the launch of the Keelboat Endeavour Trophy writes Sue Pelling. The aim of this new event, scheduled to take place on 22-23 September 2018, is to establish the UK keelboat champions of champions’, in a similar format to the long-running and successful annual Endeavour Trophy for dinghies. Using ...

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Cowes Classics Week 2018

Winifred at Cowes Classics Week - photo © Rick Tomlinson

Preparation for the 11th Cowes Classics Week is officially underway. With the launch this week of the new 2018 website, competitors can now find information and enter the event. Racing takes place from 23rd to 27th July. Cowes Classics Week has grown strongly since its inaugural regatta and has in recent years been welcoming just shy of 200 yachts, all ...

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