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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Round the Island Race Entries

Copyright Paul Wyeth http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk

With less than three weeks to go until the start of Round the Island Race 2018 on 7 July, entries are starting to flow in with numbers almost at the 1,000 mark. Equally encouraging is the fact that international entries are on the rise too with a total of 23 teams already signed up. This annual, world-recognised race organised by ...

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Women’s SAILING Champions League

Women's SAILING Champions League in Kiel - photo © SCL / Sven Jürgensen

It’s the first time an event in the Women’s SAILING Champions League has ever taken place, and Kieler Woche in northern Germany was the venue. With 10 teams from six nations, the Royal Danish Yacht Club and Hellerup Sejlklub made it a one-two victory for Denmark. Kongelig Dansk Yachtclub, aka the Royal Danish Yacht Club, has won the inaugural event ...

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Argentario Sailing Week & Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge

Day 3 - Argentario Sailing Week and Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge - photo © Pierpaolo Lanfrancotti / Fabio Taccola / YCSS

Picture-perfect weather conditions at Argentario Sailing Week where on Saturday the 40 yacht fleet raced with a light 12-15 knot northwesterly breeze and flat seas. Back on the docks, oysters and prosecco awaited the tired but happy sailors at the end of the day. Final race day on Sunday 17 June with the chance to discard the worst result. Day ...

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New Caledonia Groupama Race

Groupama Ave Gitana sets off - 2018 New Caledonia Groupama Race - photo © Sugar Photographie

New Zealand’s red-hulled Miss Scarlet is charging north along the eastern side of the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia and holding a 10 nautical mile gap over their fellow Kiwis on Ran Tan in the 654 nautical mile Groupama Race. The premier yachting event for the region began on Sunday June 17 for the mixed fleet of 23 sailing ...

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51st Newport Bermuda Race

2018 Newport Bermuda Race - photo © Daniel Forster / PPL

The combination of a light southeast wind and more than one knot of current flowing out of Narragansett Bay pushed the fleet of sailboats starting the Newport Bermuda Race on the way towards Bermuda on Friday afternoon with few incidents of note. “In spite of the light conditions,” said Jonathan Brewin, chairman of the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee, “the New ...

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Argentario Sailing Week

Santana, Schmidt Wendy - Day 2 - Argentario Sailing Week and Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge - photo © Fabio Taccola / Pierpaolo Lanfrancotti / YCSS Santana, Schmidt Wendy - Day 2 - Argentario Sailing Week and Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge - photo © Fabio Taccola / Pierpaolo Lanfrancotti / YCSS

Dreamy weather conditions for day two of racing at the 19th edition of Argentario Sailing Week with bright blue skies, up to 18 knots of northerly breeze and a race course that took the fleet of classic yachts from the village of Santo Stefano to the antique Roman harbor of Talamone and back whilst sailing along the pristine coastline of ...

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151 Miglia Race-Trofeo Cetilar

Vera crosses ahead of Pendragon VI en route to the 151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar finish line © Studio Taccola

The 9th 151 Miglia Race- Trofeo Cetilar- has been described as a new, true classic, by its regatta organizers – a Committee formed by YC Punta Ala, YC Maritime Republic of Pisa and YC Livorno. According to their race circular, “it’s a race open to all, designed to enhance the strategic qualities of the participating crews. But also, and above ...

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Commodores’ Cup

Close finish with sistership Adventurer for RORC Admiral Andrew McIrvine's First 40 La Réponse, who won the day in IRC Two - photo © Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com

Light winds and strong tides may have made for a difficult first half to the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s combined IRC European Championship and Commodores’ Cup, but Hampshire Tourist Board conditions graced the Solent for day four of racing. With a southwesterly wind that peaked at around 15 knots countering a powerful ebb tide, PRO Stuart Childerley set a ‘classic ...

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J70 European Championships

Peter Duncan's 'Relative Obscurity' (USA) - photo © 2018 J/70 European Championships / www.sailingshots.es

After two days of fast exhilarating sailing, the pace changed with lighter conditions in the Ria de Vigo, but the intensity of the brilliant sunshine and the competition was still red hot. After two General Recalls in Race 8, the Black Flag was hoisted and 13 teams were disqualified in the restart. Championship leader, Peter Duncan’s “Relative Obscurity” (USA) managed ...

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Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta © Tim Wilkes

The renowned Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta is expanding for the 2019 edition, with invitations extended to the Melges 24 and Viper 640 classes, who will join the J70 Class and Star Class. Celebrating over nine decades of Star Class racing, the fleets will once again congregate at Coral Reef Yacht Club and Biscayne Bay Yacht Club for the 92nd Bacardi ...

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