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Monthly Archives: June 2018

HYS FAST40+ National Championship

Niklas Zennstrom's Carkeek designed Rán VII - HYS FAST40 National Championship - Day 1 - photo © VRSport.tv

After two races Mike Bartholomew’s South African flagged Tokoloshe II leads the HYS FAST40+ National Championship by just half a point. gNiklas Zennstrom’s Swedish Rán VII is second. Three teams are tied on points for third, Filip Engelbert’s Swedish Elvis is on the podium, but only on countback from Peter Morton’s British team Girls on Film, and Bas de Voogd’s ...

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Helsinki Women’s Match

Team Johanna Bergqvist recovering after broaching in the last match of the finals against Trine Palludan's Team Kattnakken. © Anton Klock

An exciting final day saw the experienced Danish Team Kattnakken defeat Swedish Team Bergqvist Match Racing in a very blustery final series. A big change in the weather brought a strong breeze from the north for the final day of racing of the 2018 Helsinki Women’s Match, the first event of the 2018 WIM Series. After three days of racing ...

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Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

Volvo Ocean Race, The Hague stopover. Practice race on board Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag © Konrad Frost / Volvo Ocean Race

After nine months, 45,000 miles of offshore racing and 10 In-Port Races, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is preparing to take the final start of the event at the Brunel In-Port Race on Saturday afternoon in The Hague. It will be a bittersweet moment for the sailors, many of whom may be racing together for the last time after spending ...

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Golden Globe Race

Francesco Cappelletti, the 40-year old professional sailor from Pisa will miss the start of the Golden Globe Race on Sunday July 1st. Late preparations means that he has until Noon on Saturday 7th to complete his solo trials and safety checks - photo © Tim Bishop / PPL / GGR

17 sailors from 12 countries will set out from Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday, on a 9 – 10 month solo odyssey, to re-create the original Sunday Times Golden Globe race in 1968/69. The event led to Britain’s Sir Robin Knox-Johnston becoming the first man to sail solo non stop around the globe and had French sailing icon Bernard Moitessier ...

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Extreme Sailing Series

Extreme Sailing Series Act 3, Barcelona 2018 - Day 3 - Alinghi - photo © Lloyd Images

The highly anticipated mid-season fight for the Extreme Sailing Series™ top spot begins next week in Cascais, Portugal, from 5-8 July. Hosted by the prestigious Clube Naval de Cascais as part of its 80th anniversary celebrations, the fourth Act of the 2018 season promises big breeze and big competition, as the teams race for precious Series points off the Atlantic ...

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The new AC75 class will feature suollied and one design features © America's Cup Media

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Circolo della Vela Sicilia, together with their respective teams Emirates Team New Zealand and the Challenger of Record – Luna Rossa, have published an updated AC75 Class Rule for the 36th America’s Cup Friday (NZT). The AC75 Class Rule defines the parameters within which teams can design a yacht eligible to compete in ...

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Argentario Sailing Week and PCYC

Fjord III, Frers German e Mani, Day 2 © Fabio Taccola

The Argentario Sailing Week 2018 regatta that wrapped up last Sunday offered three generations of the Frers family – grandfather German, son Mani and grandson German Jr. – a much awaited opportunity to sail together on lovely Fjord III, owned by Scott Perry and designed by German Frers Senior in 1949. On the last day of racing, four-time Italian Olympic ...

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52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup

Azzurra at the 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup - photo © Nico Martinez / 52 Super Series

At just their second regatta together on the 52 SUPER SERIES, the Italian team on Luna Rossa today lifted the Zadar Royal Cup proving that the genesis of their America’s Cup sailing team is already gelling into a strong, racing unit. Luna Rossa were sixth on their debut in Ĺ ibenik last month, short on time with their freshly launched TP52 ...

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Nord Stream Race

The Nord Stream Race fleet after the start in Kiel - 2018 Nord Stream Race - photo © NSR / Andrey Sheremetev

The Nord Stream Race 2018 has begun. After some nervous days of anticipation in Kiel, Germany, finally the international fleet gets underway with a spectacular start to Leg 1, as the competitors begin their battle towards Copenhagen in the seventh year of Nord Stream Race. First blood went to the Swedish team, Kungliga Svenska Segelsällskapet (KSSS), who won the start ...

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J/112E ~ IRC Europeans

J-Lance 12 - photo © Paul Wyeth

The Royal Ocean Racing Club hosted a stellar fleet of thirty-three offshore IRC racing teams from nine countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, USA) at their Cowes, Isle of Wight station for the 2018 IRC European Championship. The immaculately sailed J-Lance 12 was crowned IRC European champion for 2018. The French J/112E skippered by Didier le ...

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