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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Antigua Bermuda Race

Reluctantly retired from the Antigua Bermuda Race: Teasing Machine, Eric de Turckheim's French Nivelt-Muratet 54 - photo © Ted Martin

After enjoying three days of exhilarating fast reaching conditions in the Atlantic Ocean, high pressure enveloped Bermuda and the surrounding seas, producing light downwind conditions for the international fleet. Whilst the fleet has slowed, the intensity of the competition has not diminished, with a strong battle developing for the podium for IRC and CSA and with fresh breeze expected to ...

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ISORA Offshore Series 2018

Very light winds for Race 3 of the ISORA Offshore Series 2018 © Peter Ryan

The first offshore race of the ISORA Offshore Championship 2018 took place on the 12th May with a starting time of 08.00. 23boats from the entry list of 27 came to the start line in Dun Laoghaire. The original starting port for this race was Holyhead. However, due to the disastrous consequences of the recent storm where their marina was ...

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Special Trophies in the Newport Bermuda Race

A view of a recent Newport Bermuda Race send-off for Class 3 of the St. David's Lighthouse Division. © Daniel Forster / PPL

The Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club have assembled an extraordinary collection of permanent trophies over the years. The most famous are the “Lighthouse Trophies” for overall division winners of the St. David’s and Gibbs Hill divisions. And the Carleton A. Mitchell Trophy goes to the winner in the Finisterre Division. Competitors sign up to compete ...

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Flying Phantom Series 2018

Team France Jeune - Extreme Sailing Series - Pictures of day1 of racing close to the shore and city of Muscat. Oman © Lloyd Images

The fleet of double-handed speed machines that are the Flying Phantoms will flock to Baie de Quiberon, France from 18-21 May for the second Act of their five-Act Series. Four days of fast-paced foiling action will be hosted by the ENVSN – the National School for Sailing and Watersports. A breeding ground for French sailing stars, the Host Venue is ...

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Antigua Bermuda Race

An elated crew after smashing their previous record set in the inaugural Antigua Bermuda Race last year by over 24 hours - Warrior, Volvo 70 sailed by Stephen Murray Jr. - photo © Louay Habib

American modified Volvo 70 Warrior sailed by Stephen Murray Jr. has taken Line Honours in the 2018 Antigua Bermuda Race, crossing the finish line at 7:57:48 local time local time on Saturday 12 May 2018. Warrior has set a new race record of 2 days, 18 hours 32 minutes and 48 seconds for the Antigua Bermuda Race. Warrior smashed their ...

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St Petersburg Act of Extreme Sailing Series

Act 5, Extreme Sailing Series Saint Petersburg 2016 - Day 3 © Lloyd Images

OC Sport, the creator and organiser of the Extreme Sailing Series™, has announced today that it is cancelling the fifth Act of the 2018 season due to be held in St Petersburg, Russia from 9-12 August. The company said a combination of reasons lay behind the decision and that it had been reached after having taken into account the views ...

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RC44 Portorož Cup

Artemis Racing was joint top scoring boat of the day - 2018 RC44 Portorož Cup - Day 2 - photo © Nico Martinez / www.MartinezStudio.es

Slovenia continued to deliver on day two of the RC44 Portorož Cup. With another light forecast, crews and race committee were relieved to arrive in Marina Portorož this morning to find a solid northeasterly. Anticipating that this welcome situation might not last, PRO Peter Reggio coaxed crews off the dock and got the first race underway 20 minutes early. In ...

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Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018

Class C racing is very close in Worlds events - photo of Class C in action in the Trieste ORC Worlds 2017 - photo © Andrea Carloni

It is only 62 days left until the start of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, and the approved entries in Class C are now confirmed for this first-ever regatta using both IRC and ORC scoring to crown three new World Champions of offshore sailing. These Class C entries include 56 boats that are among teams from 18 nations that ...

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52 Super Series

52 Super Series © Nico Martinez / MartinezStudio

11th Hour Racing and the 52 Super Series extend partnership agreement for a further three years, 2018-2020. There is no doubt that 2018 is shaping up to be the most exciting season yet for the 52 Super Series. A clutch of new build boats are being launched and worked up now. There are new high calibre teams joining the world’s ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge to Panama, Day 10 © Clipper Race

Light wind tactics remain the central theme on the tenth day of Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge as teams seek to maintain the best possible course ahead of an upcoming wind hole off the coast of Mexico. At what could prove to be a pivotal point in the race, PSP Logistics, which headed furthest inland, has opted to enter ...

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