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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge ~Argentario Sailing Week

Argentario Sailing Week and Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge © Fabio Taccola

Wet and wild weather for day one of racing at the 19th edition of Argentario Sailing Week. Sailors returned to the docks covered in salt and with big grins on their faces. Sun, strong winds (up to 25 knots), rain and lightning and a good swell accompanied the 40 classic and vintage sailing yachts from 11 nations taking part in ...

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Wally 100 Tango ~ Rolex Giraglia

Wally 100 Tango © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

The Wally 100 Tango at 13:19 this afternoon took line honours in the 66th edition of the Rolex Giraglia with a real-time of 23h48m55s. Thanks to the tactical talent of a French-led crew, with Marc Pajot and Thierry Peponnet taking turns at the helm of the black Maxi. It’s still difficult to get an idea of the classification in compensated ...

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J70 European Championships

Luis Bugallo's "Marnatura" (ESP) - photo © María Muiña / J70 European Championships

Day Two of the 2018 J/70 European Championships produced a second day of thrilling racing in the Ria de Vigo. The wind speed topped out at over 20 knots for much of the day, providing awesome downwind conditions for the 69 international teams competing for the J/70 Open and Corinthian European titles. Three races were held, with a discard kicking ...

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M32 Series Europe

M32 Series Europe: Act 3 Kristiansand © BPSE / Stefano Robotti

M32 International Class Association President Richard Davies described the opening day as, “A fabulous day in Kristiansand. A complicated race course with strong current coming out from the river and the usual tight racing of M32 Series.” 10-12 knots of breeze filled the fjord of Kristiansand, allowing the race course to move inside the harbour, to the delight of sailors ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 10

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 10, from Cardiff to Gothenburg, LIVE from the helicopter, day 04. - photo © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

Spanish team MAPFRE shot into the lead of the penultimate Volvo Ocean Race leg as the fleet rocketed round the coast of Scotland on Wednesday. The painfully light and fickle winds that dogged the seven teams on Tuesday as they crossed a high pressure ridge had today been replaced by powerful south-westerlies that were blasting them north-east at breakneck speeds. ...

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Rolex Giraglia Inshore Series

Rolex Giraglia Inshore Series 2018 - photo © Giles Pearman

The Rolex Giraglia is one of the most popular events of the Mediterranean season. Ashore, it is often as much a festival as a competition, particularly in Saint-Tropez where the three-day inshore series, co-organised by the Yacht Club Italiano and the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, is centred. 241 yachts entered the 2018 edition, among them 20 Swans. For the five ...

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IRC European Championship & Commodores’ Cup

Andy Williams' Ker 40 Keronimo - 2018 IRC European Championship and Commodores' Cup - Day 2 - photo © Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com

The Azores high pressure system encroaching on the UK is bringing summer to the Solent, but making life awkward for the race officers at the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s IRC European Championship and Commodores’ Cup. Today’s much anticipated race around the Isle of Wight got away on time at 0930 BST from the Royal Yacht Squadron line. But just under ...

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Bol d’Or Mirabaud

Bol d'Or Mirabaud - photo © Nicolas Jutzi

The 80th edition of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2018 was run with evasive winds, testing the nerves of participants. Patience and tactical finesse were key in a race that occurred on glass-like waters. Here’s a summary of the key moments of this birthday edition. A suspenseful finish Décision 35 Mobimo, helmed by Christian Wahl, brilliantly won this 80th edition of ...

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Rolex Giraglia 2018

Rolex Giraglia 2018 inshore racing in Saint-Tropez - photo © Alexander Panzeri / alexander-panzeri.smugmug.com

They’re off! At midday the gun echoed over the racecourses in the Gulf of Saint Tropez for the start of the first day of inshore racing. A southerly wind between 8 and 12 kn and calm water, with the fleets engaged in coastal races (Groups A and B) and windward/leeward races off the beaches (Group 0, Wally and ClubSwan). The ...

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Atlantic Cup Inshore Series

Amhas - 2018 Atlantic Cup Inshore Series - Day 2 - photo © Billy Black

French/Italian team #145 Eärendil, skippered by Catherine Pourre and Pietro Luciani, captured the 2018 Atlantic Cup as they dominated the two offshore legs and held on to a narrow advantage as #128 Toothface II closed the gap with exceptional racing in the inshore series. The Portland-based #127 Amhas, skippered by Micah Davis and Rob Windsor, placed third after a consistent performance throughout ...

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