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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Volvo Cork Week

Jelly Baby skippered by Brian and Mary Jones (right) racing in Class 2 on day 1 of Volvo Cork Week - photo © David Branigan / Oceansport

A mixture of clear blue skies and blankets of clouds made for highly changeable conditions for the first day of Volvo Cork Week. Thankfully the warm sunshine won the day, providing light air racing in beautiful Cork Harbour and the Celtic Sea. The teams returned to the dock with colour in their cheeks, a glint in the eye, and a ...

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Offshore Sailing World Championship

Light air and current in the Class C start had its casualties - The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018 - photo © Sander van der Borch

The sun continued to shine on Sunday at the start of racing in The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, with many thousands of beachgoers watching nearly a thousand sailors on their boats in the fleet start the long offshore race portion of the programme. Class A competitors were sent on a 155-mile zig-zag course off the Dutch North Sea coast ...

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Basic Rope Maintenance from Upffront

Courtesy of Gottifredi Maffioli - photo © Gottifredi Maffioli

Salt water and dirt tears away at the fibres of the rope, shortening their lifespan. ‘Salty ropes’ are damp, thus collect more dirt. Ropes aren’t cheap. Proper maintenance ensures you get the most out of your ropes. Cleaning lines isn’t only a matter of cosmetics; clean ropes are easier to handle. This is especially the case for overworked ropes such ...

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Tour Voile

The 2018 'Tour du France a la Voile', Baden, France - photo © Lloyd Images

Oman Sail’s SailingArabia team go into the high-intensity final phase of the Tour Voile with their goal of a podium finish in the French classic within reach. Meanwhile, the development squad on Team Oman Sail are exceeding expectations. After racing around the Channel and Atlantic coasts of France, the 26-strong fleet have arrived in the Mediterranean for six days of ...

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RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race

In a light airs race, Overall Line Honours and the win in the Class40 Division went to Tony Lawson's Concise 8, skippered by Jack Trigger. - photo © RORC / Paul Wyeth

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with UNCL, Yacht Club de Dinard, Société Nautique de la Baie de St. Malo and the Royal Yacht Squadron. Pierre Sallenave’s French X-442 Ster Wenn 5 has won the 2018 Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race overall under IRC, winning the King Edward VII Cup dating back to 1906. On board were Pierre’s two ...

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Offshore Sailing World Championship

This event for the first time brings together boats of all types to race competitively under both ORC and IRC ratings - The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018 - photo © Sander van der Borch

Under bright sunny skies and a gentle 10 knots of wind, many entries of the 86-boat fleet from 15 nations made it out to the race areas today to test the waters of the North Sea in preparation for tomorrow’s opening round of races in The Hague Offshore Sailing Worlds 2018. The conditions were perfect to test not only the ...

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Triangle Race

23rd Waller Harris two-handed Triangle Race - leg 2 off Les Landas © Bill Harris

The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club’s 23rd Waller-Harris 2-handed Triangle Race, held from June 30th to July 2nd, saw eighteen boats on the line in St Aubin’s Bay for the 9 a.m. start of the first leg, a thirty-five mile race to St Cast-le-Guildo. Conditions at the time promised a quick passage with the weather set fair coupled with force ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race

Rolex Middle Sea Race © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

Malta has often been described as the ‘crossroads of the Mediterranean’. The fleet gathering for the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race may well help change that description to the ‘crossroads of the world’, certainly the sailing world. Some 55 yachts, representing 25 countries from as far afield as Australia, Canada, Chile, The Philippines, and the United States, have entered to ...

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52 Super Series 2019

Sibenik 52 Super Series Sailing Week © Nico Martinez

The 2019 52 Super Series season promises two pivotal events on the open Atlantic as the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit is hosted in June next year by Puerto Sherry on the increasingly popular Bay of Cadiz race area for the first time in the circuit’s eight-year history. The circuit then moves directly to Cascais, Portugal in the quest ...

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Championships Warnemunde A Class Catamaran European

Game over on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde © Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com

And so the ‘A’ Class European Championships finally got underway, with a bang on Tuesday in Warnemunde Germany, after the first day was cancelled due to excessive wind/wave limits. An earlier start time was planned as the wind was due to increase again and the PRO wanted to get some races under his belt for the 95 strong fleet of ...

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