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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Day 7, Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 11: Nasdaq Race | Panama to New York © Clipper Race

After a week of racing around the clock in Race 11: Nasdaq Race, the Clipper Race fleet has been keeping everyone guessing as to their Scoring Gate tactics. The Scoring Gate allows the first three teams that reach it to ...

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Bol d’Or Mirabaud Race

2018 Bol d'Or Mirabaud Race - Phaedo^2 - photo © Rachel Fallon-Langdon / Team Phaedo

Loyd Thornburg and his crew of Chris Draper, Ed Smyth, Stuart Bithell, Haylee Outteridge and Julian Cressant, raced a fantastic Bol d”or Mirabaud race. Holding the lead for a substantial part of the race down the lake, they were the ...

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Rolex Giraglia 2018

Rolex Giraglia 2018 - photo © Martina Orsini

The fleet is back in port after the Sanremo- Saint Tropez race, with victory in the first leg of the RG going to the crew of Hebe V in ORC and of Rossko in IRC. In the Gulf of Saint ...

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Rolex Giraglia 2018

Sanremo-Saint Tropez Race - Rolex Giraglia © Yacht Club Italiano

On the stroke of midnight, the first starting gun of the Rolex Giraglia 2018 will be fired, marking the start of the Sanremo-Saint Tropez race. Great excitement on the quays of the Sanremo Yacht Club before the miles that separate ...

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Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

My Song - Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta © Borlenghi / YCCS

The weather has been unusually uncooperative for the start of the 2018 edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, organised by the YCCS with the support of title sponsor Loro Piana. The Costa Smeralda was wet and windless this morning, ...

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