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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Quarter Ton Cup 2018

2018 Quarter Ton Cup - Day 2 - photo © Fiona Brown / www.fionabrown.com

The second day of the 2018 Revival Quarter Ton Cup brought gorgeous warm sunshine and extremely challenging conditions for the 21 strong fleet off Cowes. A constantly shifting and variable northerly wind ranging from 6 to 16 knots, plus a building flood tide kept both the crews and the race committee on their toes. In a single leg the boats ...

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Superyacht Cup Palma 2018

The Superyacht Cup Palma day 2 © Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com

The Superyacht Cup Palma got into full flow today as the Pantaenius Race heralded the start of fleet racing with a course around a sun-soaked Palma Bay. Following a spectacular curtain raiser to Europe’s largest and longest-running superyacht regatta with the J Class yachts Svea and Velsheda in what amounted to match racing action yesterday, the entire 16-strong Superyacht Cup fleet took ...

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La Drheam Cup

La Drheam Cup - Destination Cotentin 2016 start - photo © Thierry Martinez / Drheam Cup

In 30 days’ time, the second edition of La Drheam Cup-Destination Cotentin will set sail with some 80 competing boats. The race village will open its doors from 19 July and nautical festivities will commence on Saturday 21 July with the Drheam-Trophy prologue in La Trinité-sur-Mer, SW Brittany, which will be an opportunity within the context of the Rêves de ...

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Lagos to make its GC32 Racing Tour

Federico Ferioli's Código Rojo Racing competing at last year's GC32 Riva Cup © Jesus Renedo / GC 32 Racing Tour

Following on from May’s inaugural GC32 World Championship in Riva del Garda, Italy, the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour sets sail once again next week. In another first, the European circuit for the one design flying catamarans will visit Portugal and the Algarve coast for the GC32 Lagos Cup, taking place over 27 June-1 July. Thanks to its strategic location, Lagos ...

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J Class Superyacht Cup Palma

The J Class open Superyacht Cup Palma 2018 - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

As a curtain raiser to the 22nd Superyacht Cup it does not get much better than the sight of two of the superb J Class yachts strutting their stuff out on the vibrant blue waters of Palma Bay. The opening races of the Mediterranean’s largest and longest running superyacht festival pitched Velsheda and Svea head to head against each other, ...

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Quarter Ton Cup 2018

2018 Quarter Ton Cup - Day 1 - photo © Fiona Brown / www.fionabrown.com

The opening day of the 2018 Revival Quarter Ton Cup Regatta, being held off Cowes from 20 to 22 June, got off to a flying start with four cracking races in a steady west-south-westerly breeze of 12-18 knots. Although initially overcast, by the start of race three the sun had broken through and the second half of the day produced ...

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Austrian Match Racing Championship

European Match Race Tour 2018 Austria © 2018 EMRT

Slovenian skipper Dejan Presen storms in the Yellow Jersey towards the 2018 European Tour Grand Final at Montenegro while current World number 10 Max Trippolt secured with a remarkable victory at the Austrian Championship another national title, his fifth consecutive victory. Local match race hero Martin Dittrich completed the podium as third, letting fellow Austrian Helmut Czasny on fourth place. ...

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52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup video

52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup day 1 - photo © Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com

Luna Rossa led the 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup after making something of a dream start to the second regatta of the 2018 52 Super Series. The emblematic Italian team, racing just their second ever event as a TP52 team won the opening light-winds race – their first ever race win together – followed up with a second to ...

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RS Elite Irish Championship

Anchorman during the RS Elite Irish Championship at Carrickfergus - photo © Bradley Quinn / www.bradleyquinn.com

Carrickfergus hosted the RS Elite Championship at the weekend. There was strong competition on the start line of a sixteen strong fleet. The Current UK Champion Mike McIntyre on Foudafafa was over from England to get the feel of the local waters before the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite UK National Championship in two weeks time over at Royal North. Other ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2018

Hamilton Island Race Week © Rob Mundle

An impressive trimaran designed in America, built in Vietnam and owned by a New Zealander, is the 150th entry for Australia’s premier offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week. Named Romanza and owned by Auckland yachtsman Dougall Love, the 18.2 metre long Morelli & Melvin Rapido 60 design is a fast cruising trimaran that won’t be disgraced on the race course. ...

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