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Monthly Archives: May 2018

World Sailing Emerging Nations Program

Taylor Canfield's USone team leads Johnie Berntsson - 2018 Argo Group Gold Cup - Day 1 - photo © Charles Anderson / RBYC

In a day packed with so much action that many skippers’ memories were left blurred, Taylor Canfield’s USone Sailing Team streaked out to the early lead at the 68th Argo Group Gold Cup. Canfield and crew Mike Buckley, Victor Diaz de Leon, Erik Shampain and George Peet won all six of their matches and are the only undefeated team remaining ...

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Lights St Vaast and JOG Nab Tower races

Arcsine during the Exposure Lights JOG St Vaast Race © Jon Bevan

Exposure Lights St Vaast Race Many thanks to Exposure Lights for sponsoring their first race with JOG and for providing excellent prizes for the après-sail party in the delightful port of St Vaast on Saturday 5th May. While the draw of the seafood restaurants and the traditional Saturday JOG party were perhaps instrumental in attracting over 40 entrants, first the ...

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Antigua Bermuda Race

Hanns Ostmeier's German Swan 45 High Yield - photo © Fito Carreto / Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre

Organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week and supported by the Bermuda Tourism Authority and Goslings Rum Record breaking conditions are forecast for the second edition of the Antigua Bermuda Race, with strong easterly trades expected to provide fast reaching conditions for the first two days of the 935 nautical mile oceanic race. High ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge to Panama, Day 8 © Clipper Race

Frustrations are afoot across fleet as tactics come into play and racing gears up during Day 8 of the Garmin American Challenge. Although the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint divided teams, with some opting to sprint away from the best course in the hope of getting some bonus points and others focusing instead on leaderboard positions and the upcoming Scoring Gate, ...

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Argo Group Gold Cup

Swedish skipper Johnie Berntsson (right, in red shirt with cap) works hard to clear a windward mark during the 2015 Argo Group Gold Cup © Charles Anderson / RBYC

The 68th running of the $100,000 Argo Group Gold Cup commences today with round robin racing scheduled. The matches in Flight 1 pit Poland’s Marek Stanczyk against Australia’s Sam Gilmour, Italy’s Ettore Botticini against Women’s World Match Racing Champion Lucy MacGregor of the U.K., Australia’s Torvar Mirsky versus Sweden’s Nicklas Dackhammar and Sweden’s Johnie Berntsson against Chris Poole of the ...

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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild start new season

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild © Benoit Stichelbaut / Gitana S.A

With six months to go until the Route du Rhum, the undisputed sporting objective for 2018, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild was relaunched this Monday 7 May in Lorient, Brittany. Following a winter refit geared around optimisation, which mainly focused on making the platform and the existing systems reliable as well as repairing the appendages damaged during the Transat Jacques ...

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RORC Cervantes Race

WINSOME during the RORC Cervantes Race - photo © RORC / Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.uk

The overall winner of the 2018 Cervantes Trophy Race after IRC time correction is Gilles Fournier’s French J/133 Pintia, winning the Cervantes Trophy for a third year in a row. The top three overall after IRC time correction are all yachts racing in IRC Two. Thomas Kneen’s brand new British JPK 11.80 Sunrise took second, after a close battle with ...

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Cruising in French Polynesia

Anchorage on West side of Huahine - photo © Andrew and Clare

So here we are back in French Polynesia ready for another season of sailing. The weather is perfect, bright sunny days, balmy nights and 29.6 degrees sea water. Swimming is almost like taking a bath. Most of the tropical rain has gone but occasionally we get a deluge, just to keep us on our toes. The heavy downpours come quickly, ...

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Lord Nelson Trophy at Antigua Sailing Week

Sojana, Farr 115 superyacht, Peter Harrison (GBR): Lord Nelson Trophy & 1st in CSA 2 - 51st edition of Antigua Sailing Week 2018 - photo © Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com

One Hundred and sixteen teams from 37 different countries raced in the 51st edition of Antigua Sailing Week. Strong trade winds blew all week delivering heaven-sent conditions to over 1,000 competitors. Over 3,000 revellers attended Reggae in the Park, featuring international reggae artist Tarrus Riley and Peter Harrison’s superyacht Sojana was awarded the coveted Lord Nelson Trophy after a perfect ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race

Rolex Middle Sea Race - photo © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

The 39th Rolex Middle Sea Race starts on the 20th October 2018. With this year marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of this remarkable race, the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) is anticipating its highest entry yet. Some 30 yachts from 14 countries have already registered, well ahead of the usual pace. The record fleet stands at 122, set ...

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