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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Helsinki Women’s Match – WIM Series 2018

Antonia Degerlund and her Finnish Team Sköna Vibbisar competing in the 2017 Women's Match Racing World Championship in Helsinki © Erik Lähteenmäki, sailpix.fi

The Helsinki Women’s Match starts tomorrow on the the island of Blekholmen. Thirteen teams from six countries will be competing to get important points on the scoreboard in the first of five events of the 2018 WIM Series. The event is hosted and organized by Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK, which was founded in 1861 and is with more than 2 000 ...

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Newport Bermuda ~ Race J/121

J/121 APOLLO wins Newport Bermuda Race © J/Boats

The 51st running of the biennial offshore classic- the Newport to Bermuda Race was a relatively benign affair, with maximum winds barely pushing 15 kts and most of the time chasing zephyrs and wind-streaks across the Atlantic Ocean. No speed records, for sure in the Maxi class. Famous bowman on George David’s R88 Rambler, Newport’s Jerry Kirby, was overhead saying ...

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Golden Globe Race

... won by local veteran Jean-Luc Van Den Heede followed by Susie Goodall (GBR) and Istvan Kopar (USA) - photo © Christophe Favreau

With five days to the start, the Golden Globe Race Village in Les Sables d’Olonne is buzzing with activity as 18 skippers and their teams from 13 countries work feverishly to be ready for the Noon start on Sunday. The skipper with the biggest mountain to climb is Italian Francesco Cappelletti who’s Endurance 35 007 arrived by road only last ...

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RC44 Marstrand Cup

The RC44 start is one of the most competitive in grand prix sailing - photo © Pedro Martinez / Martinez Studio

Setting sail from the west coast of Sweden next week will be the RC44 Marstrand Cup, over 27th June to 1st July. Organised with the help of the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club and the Marstrands Segelsallskap, this will be the third stage of the 2018 RC44 Championship Tour. Returning to picturesque island of Marstrand for the seventh year, teams should ...

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Costa Rica Bans Plastic :-)

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Costa Rica is about to become the first country to ban single-use plastics! We Can Save The World by admin

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5.5 Metre Swiss Italian Championship

Marie Françoise XIX - Day 3 - 2018 5.5 Metre Swiss/Italian Open - photo © Robert Deaves

With a fifteenth Swiss title for Jurg Menzi, the final day of the 5.5 Metre Swiss Italian Championship was a spectacular day on Lake Como with 15-20 knots of warm southerly keeping the fleet on their toes and providing some exceptional racing. SUI 228 Marie Françoise XIX (Jurg Menzi, Jurgen Eiermann, Christof Wilke) took the championship in style, winning the ...

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Volvo OR

Leg 11, from Gothenburg to The Hague, day 03 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. Francesca Clapcich and Dee Caffari chat. 23 June, . - photo © Rich Edwards / Volvo Ocean Race

A brief split opened up in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Saturday afternoon as team AkzoNobel and Team Brunel were pushed by an unexpected windshift to pass north and west of a commercial Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) while the race leaders, Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE slid down the east side. The early advantage went to the race leaders, ...

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Newport Bermuda Race

Kawil, Super Yacht Division - 51st Newport Bermuda Race 2018 - photo © Daniel Forster / PPL

The division winners of the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race were finalized today with the arrival of the remainder of the fleet, after a slow but strategically challenging race. Of the 169 boats that started in Newport on June 15th, 166 completed the 635-mile race in two to six days time (there were three retirements). After making very slow progress in ...

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Cowes Classics Week 2018

6m class at Cowes Classics Week © Tim Jeffreys Photography

With less than a month to go before the start of the 11th Cowes Classics Week, entries in the classic keelboat fleets and cruiser classes are already looking to equal last year’s total including the magnificent 8 Metres. The regatta is on course to attract over 150 yachts, all of whom meet the qualification of being built to designs drawn ...

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20th edition of Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2013 © Gilles Martin-Raget / www.martin-raget.com

As anticipated, the 20th edition of the Voiles will bring together 4,000 sailors on both land and sea, for the final big bash of the Saint-Tropez season, onboard more than 300 of the most beautiful modern and classic yachts in the world. True to form, the team at the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez and new president, Tony Oller, hope to ...

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