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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Thrash to the Onion Patch ~ Newport Bermuda Race

The youth crew of the 63-foot Young American - Gambler during a practice session in late May - photo © Will McKeige

No matter how you look at it, thrash, whether used as a noun or a verb, sounds like a bad thing. But for the 1500+ sailors on 180 vessels entered in the 51st “Thrash to the Onion Patch”, more formally known as the Newport Bermuda Race, this biennial race is a bucket list challenge. When the boats – in seven ...

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Melges 32 World League 2018

2018 Melges 32 World League - photo © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication

Marina di Scarlino has officially opened its doors and rolled out the red carpet to the 2018 Melges 32 World League, greeting a fleet of fifteen highly-competitive teams. Starting Friday, June 1 and concluding on Sunday, June 3, racing will take place for the European Division’s second appointment on the 2018 circuit. There are no light-weight competitors in Scarlino, in ...

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Audi SAILING Champions League

Royal Danish Yacht Club team, Audi SAILING Champions League - Porto Cervo 2018. - photo © SCL/Lars Wehrmann

Perfect weather conditions welcomed the sailors competing on the first day of the Audi SAILING Champions League to the waters off Porto Cervo today. The event for teams representing their respective yacht clubs is organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), in collaboration with the SAILING Champions League and with the support of title sponsor Audi and technical partner ...

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Swedish J/70 Sailing League

Cape Crow YC - Swedish J/70 Sailing League 2018 © Daniel Stenholm

The Swedish J/70 Sailing Leagues seasonal premiere took place in Malmö from the 18th to 20th of May. Eighteen teams from across Sweden participated in the event, the first of four competitions that include 1-3 June in Jungfrusund on Ekerö, outside of Stockholm (from June 1st to 3rd); then Örnsköldsvik from August 24th to 26th, and concluding at Gottskär (outside ...

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America’s Cup

Artemis Racing and Emirates Team NZ, starts, Race 1, Round Robin2, America's Cup Qualifier - Day 4, May 30, 2017 - photo © Richard Gladwell

The 35th America’s Cup regatta entered the second phase today with the first races in Round Robin 2 of the Qualification Round. In three more race days, on Saturday, the first team will be eliminated from the regatta. Defending America’s Cup Champion Oracle Team USA are on course for their objective to win the Qualifiers and take a point advantage ...

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151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar

SuperNikka on her way to pulling the trigger too soon in today's impressive start. - photo © Studio Taccola

The Mediterranean’s largest medium distance offshore race set sail from Livorno, Italy this afternoon with a record-sized fleet. This year, the ninth edition of the 151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar has attracted almost 200 boats, of which 20 are maxi boats of more than 60ft LOA. The 151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar doubles as the third event of the International Maxi Association’s 2017-18 Mediterranean ...

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Les Voiles d’Antibes

Les Voiles d'Antibes day 1 © Alexander Panzeri / alexander-panzeri.smugmug.com

The first day of the new classic season couldn’t have started better, and Antibes has shown again to be one of the paradise spots of sailing. The forecast wasn’t good, with storm and some showers, but the Cote d’Azur has shown to have a deal with the weather when needed, and the sea was perfectly kissed by sunshine, light winds ...

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