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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week in Croatia

52 Super Series Sibenik - Coastal race on day 2 - photo © Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com

After a beautifully scenic 30-nautical-mile coastal race tour of the islands off Sibenik, third place across the finish line sees reigning TP52 World Champions Platoon step up to lead the hotly contested first regatta of the 2018 52 SUPER SERIES season, the Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week. While there was an extremely satisfying runaway victory for Takashi Okura’s mainly ...

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Lake Garda GC32 World Championship

Jérôme Clerc and the Realteam cre on day 1 of the GC32 World Championship at Garda © Pedro Martinez / GC32

Towering clouds over the towering mountains surrounding Lake Garda made conditions challenging for competitors and race management on the opening day of this inaugural GC32 World Championship. After a delay as the wind off Riva del Garda went through its normal transition from northerly Peler to southerly Ora, two races were held in full foiling conditions before the wind finally ...

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Quarter Ton Cup

Quarter Ton Cup © Paul Wyeth

The fourteenth edition of the revival Quarter Ton Cup looks set to produce one of the closest battles seen to date in a class which is famed for its close competition. With three days of inshore racing on the Solent from 20 to 22 June, some 25 boats are expected to challenge for this year’s honours. The fleet will be ...

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EAORA Offshore Regatta

EAORA in Ostend last year © Paul Wood

Four days of competitive racing across the Thames Estuary Its only four weeks before the start of the EAORA Offshore Regatta. The first race being a RORC event is on Thursday 21st June from Harwich to Ostend, followed by a lay day to enjoy the ambiance of Ostend. The prize giving for the first race is on Friday morning at ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race 50th

© Kurt Arrigo / Rolex

The 39th Rolex Middle Sea Race, which starts on the 20th October 2018 and marks the race’s 50th birthday, has already attracted a fleet of 41 yachts from 17 countries. The Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) is rightly expecting the record fleet of 122 entries to be exceeded by the time entries close on 5 October. Currently, the United Kingdom ...

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Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek © Phuket Raceweek

Ocean waste is a problem of colossal proportions and China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam together are responsible for 60% of the eight million tonnes of plastic that enters oceans annually. Global yachting events such as the Volvo Ocean Race, together with 11th Hour Racing, Turn The Tide On Plastic and many other organisations have put sustainability at the heart of ...

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Italian J/70 Cup Act II at Porto Ercole

Italian J/70 Cup Act II Porto Ercole © Petite Terrible Sailing Team

A battle for the podium until the last gybe characterized the finale of the J/70 Cup in Porto Ercole, the second act of the Open Italian J/70 Circuit. The event consisted of three-days of racing, with eight races completed in wonderful sunny conditions and with moderate breeze up to 18 kts for the fleet of fifty-one crews racing from nine ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9, from Newport to Cardiff, day 01, on board Dongfeng. Horace grinding hard a few hours after the start. © Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race

A split has already developed, with Dongfeng gybing to the north just before 1300 UTC on Monday while MAPFRE continues with the bulk of the fleet charging out to the southeast. It was a foggy first night at sea with Liz Wardley on Turn the Tide on Plastic tweeting on Monday morning: “The first time since leaving Newport that we’ve ...

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Kinsale Keelboat Regatta 2018

Little Fella (211) during the Kinsale Keelboat Regatta © Siobhan Keane Hopcraft

Sunshine and sparkling waters furnished the backdrop to an excellent sailing weekend in Kinsale. Sponsored by Barry Ryan, the Kinsale Keelboat Regatta was sailed over two days and provided championship windward leeward competition with a particularly stiff wind late on Sunday giving a spectacular finish to this long established event. With a first gun each day at 1155 HRS, six ...

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J/70 Cup ~ Porto Ercole

J/70 Cup 2018 - photo © Zerogradinord

A battle for the podium until the last jibe characterized the epilogue of the J/70 Cup in Porto Ercole, second act of the Open Italian J/70 Circuit. The event consisted on a three-days of racing, where eight regattas – the maximum allowed by the NOR – have been completed in wonderful sunny conditions and with moderate breeze up to 18 ...

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