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Monthly Archives: May 2018

eSailing World Championship

eSailing World Championship Launch © World Sailing

World Sailing is pleased to announce that the Official eSailing World Championship starts today; the game is now available online for millions worldwide to play and enjoy for free. The game can be played on desktop and via iOS and Android devices by following the links below: Desktop – www.virtualregatta.com/en/index_vrinshore.php iOS – itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtual-regatta-inshore/id1182301199?mt=8 Android – play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.virtualregatta.inshore&hl=en The launch of the eSailing World Championship ...

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Farr 40 North American Championship

Three-time world champion skipper Alex Roepers steered Plenty to a superb score line of 1-2-1 on Day 1 of the Farr 40 North American Championship. © Farr 40 Class / Joy Sailing

Ray Roberts traveled from Sydney, Australia to southern California to compete in the 71st annual Newport to Ensenada International Race held late last month. Roberts recently bought a 1986 vintage Frers-designed 50-footer named Airwaves and was thrilled to skipper the old IOR warhorse to fourth place in PHRF B class. Members of the Airwaves crew convinced Roberts to stay in ...

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1st Monaco Globe Series

Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 - photo © Yacht Club de Monaco

Mediterranean – a new playground for IMOCAs Monaco – Sardinia – Palermo Mondello – Balearic Islands – Monaco Monaco 9th May 2018. In line with a sports policy driven by its President HSH Prince Albert II, the Yacht Club de Monaco is organising the first Monaco Globe Series early June, the first stage of the new IMOCA (2018-2020) Championship. The ...

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New Swan 98

New Swan 98 - photo © Nautor's Swan

Nautor’s Swan yachts will soon launch a new superyacht: the Swan 98. Designed by the experienced and successful Germán Frers, the brand-new 30-metre Swan 98 will redefine high performance cruising by delivering unrivalled comfort, safety and reliability while ocean passage-making at speed. The elegance and style of Frers’ design is currently being made real in Nautor’s Swan’s state-of-the-art superyacht facility ...

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RC44 Portorož Cup

Ed Baird has taken over as tactician on Peninsula Petroleum for this event - photo © Nico Martinez / MartinezStudio

While Team CEEREF of Igor Lah has won the last two RC44 seasons, it is not the Slovenian team but Charisma of Monaco-based Dutchman Nico Poons that, back in March, claimed 2018’s opening event, the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup. Going into tomorrow’s RC44 Portorož Cup in Slovenia, the Charisma crew, including uber-tactician Ray Davies of Emirates Team New Zealand fame, ...

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Antigua Bermuda Race 2018

Varuna, Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 56 from Germany - Antigua Bermuda Race - Day 1 - photo © Ted Martin

The 2018 Antigua Bermuda started on Wednesday 9th May off Fort Charlotte, Antigua. Brilliant sunshine and 20 knots of trade winds combined to produce a spectacular start for the 14 yachts and 96 sailors competing in the 935 nautical mile oceanic race. Eager to begin the adventure, a highly competitive start saw the fleet fully powered up, beating into the ...

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COGS Ancasta Roscoff Night Race

Scorpion in the île de Batz channel during the Roscoff to L'AberWrac'h race © COGS

A forecast of light wind decreasing to virtually nothing overnight faced racers planning to tackle the 100 mile Ancasta Roscoff Night Race, on Friday evening. Despite this, nine yachts lined up at the Black Rock beacon line for the 6pm start, split between the two handicap classes, with four in Byron and five in IRC. This was race 1 in the Cornwall ...

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J/70 Cup

J/70 Cup Sanremo © Mauro Melandri / Zerogradinord

The second act of the J/70 Cup is about to take place in Porto Ercole and for J/70 Italian Class comes another important confirmation: after the record numbers of the events of 2017 and the excellent start of season in Sanremo, with over sixty boats in the water, in Porto Ercole there will be fifty-one crews competing to move further ...

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Irish RS Eastern Championships

Irish RS Eastern Championships © Sean Weldon

The second event of the 2018 RS season happened over the bank holiday of 5/6 May in Rush Sailing Club, North Co. Dublin to host the Eastern Championships for RS400s/200s/Fevas, proudly sponsored by ropedock.com In total there were 30 boats entered, 60 sailors with many other in support for the event to sail at the rumoured best kept sailing venue secret ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge to Panama, Day 9 © Clipper Race

With light and variable winds set to afflict the Clipper Race fleet for the next few days of the race from Seattle to Panama, teams are busy talking tactics, with all keen to avoid the giant wind hole forming off the southwest coast of Mexico. Day nine dawned with the news that the first points of Race 10: The Garmin ...

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