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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Swan 78 video

Swan 78 - photo © Nautor's Swan

The Swan 78.001 Haromi, the first of four already sold, designed by Germán Frers, has just been launched on an auspiciously sunny day in Pietarsaari. The cold waters of the Baltic became at once familiar with the beamy, powerful hull of this 24-metre yacht. All of Nautor’s know-how and experience in racing and cruising yachts has been incorporated into this ...

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ÅF Offshore Race

ÅF Offshore Race 2017 onboard CQS - photo © Oskar Kihlborg

ÅF Offshore Race, a regatta around the island of Gotland off the east coast of Sweden, has a long tradition. But there is much more than prestige that makes Northern Europe’s biggest offshore race a unique experience for both competitors and spectators. ÅF Offshore Race was first raced in 1937 and the event has over the years grown in to ...

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Atlantic Cup 2018

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The first 24 hours of the 2018 Atlantic Cup have been intense. Since leaving the maritime city of Charleston, South Carolina the 11 Class40s competing to cross the Angola Cables Finish Line in New York City have been positioning themselves throughout the racecourse. Shortly after the start three groups formed with #145 Eärendil, #81 Esprit Scout, #118 Oakcliff and #95 ...

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Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week

52 Super Series Sibenik final day - photo © Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com

Doug DeVos’s Quantum Racing team exorcised memories of a disappointing third overall in the 2017 season when they clinched top honours at the first event of the highly anticipated 2018 52 SUPER SERIES, the Šibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week contested on Croatia’s beautiful Dalmatian Coast. Lead by Terry Hutchinson with Dean Barker on the helm, Quantum Racing closed out ...

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International Paint Poole Regatta

Tight racing in the J/24s on day 1 of the International Paint Poole Regatta 2018 - photo © Ian Roman / International Paint Poole Regatta

Did you believe the weather forecast today? If you were in Poole Bay, or thinking of a trip to the beach in Bournemouth, then you’d have been very wrong to make other plans. The BBC were advising rain all morning followed by thunder and lightning in the afternoon and temperatures lucky to reach 18 degrees. Instead the sun shone, the ...

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Medemblik Regatta 2018 ~ Netherlands

Lucas Rual and Emile Amoros (FRA), 49er - 2018 Medemblik Regatta - Day 4 - photo © Sander van der Borch

The fourth day of racing is all about getting qualified for the medal races. Some sailors still had to work hard to get that spot in the top 10. For the Laser, Nacra 17 and 49er sailors there were some interesting battles. “Tricky conditions on the water again today”, says Remco de Goederen, Principal Race Officer. “The easterly wind that ...

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52 Super Series Q&A

Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week - photo © Martinez Studio / 52 SUPER SERIES

It’s all go on the 52 Super Series with new boats, new teams and new technology. We spoke to Paul ‘Flipper’ Westlake of North Sails as the 2018 season gets underway in Sibenik, Croatia to get his take on the development, the fleet and who his favourites are. Mark Jardine, Sail-World.com: 2018 has seen a flurry of new boats and designs ...

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RORC Myth of Malham 2018

Start of the Myth of Malham © Paul Wyeth

The race around Eddystone Lighthouse is one of the longest in the 2018 RORC Season’s Points Championship. The course mirrors the first 130 miles of the Rolex Fastnet Race, as far as the famous lighthouse, 13 miles southwest of Plymouth. Fifty teams with skippers from France, Great Britain, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands will take part in the fourth race ...

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Bangor Town Regatta

Bangor Town Regatta 2018 © Bangor Town Regatta

Sunshine and wind and the start of the Scottish Series to get everyone in the mood again for the new season. And not long to go until Howth host their inaugural Wave Regatta followed by the return to Belfast Lough in early July for the renamed Bangor Town Regatta. The event is being hosted by the town’s two yacht clubs ...

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Normandy Channel Race

Normandy Channel Race 2016 © Jean-Marie Liot

Ultimately there will be 27 crews of two skippers pushing their Class40s to the limit throughout the 1,000-mile course of this year’s Normandy Channel Race, the outcome of which is more uncertain than ever. The record number of entries is equalled then, with a significant female contingent of five as well as the now substantial quota of overseas sailors from ...

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