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Daily Archives: 06/07/2018

Porto Cervo Melges 40 Grand Prix 2018

2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix - photo © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication

It has been only one year since the world debut of the Melges 40 in Porto Cervo, Italy at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), and the occasion was celebrated with Alessandro Rombelli’s STIG proclaiming victory as the event winner, and season dominator of the 2017 Grand Prix circuit. Now upon its return, after proving it is the best performing one-design sailboat ...

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America Cup restored

Jimmy Spithill is back with Luna Rossa and racing on their TP52 - photo © Carlo Borlenghi

Entries closed last Saturday for the 36th America’s Cup, with Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron advising that just three teams had entered – the same three that had earlier and separately announced their Challenges. Others are still trying to achieve a basic level of investment before opening their 2021 America’s Cup account. Many commentators will be tempted to look back ...

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GKSS Match Cup Sweden

GKSS Match Cup Sweden day 2 - photo © Paul Wennerholm

The final fleet races concluded this morning, leaving defending World Champion Torvar Mirsky at the top of the seeding going forwards in this competition, however the stories of the day were defined by fantastically close match racing as GKSS Match Cup Sweden welcomed the knockout stages to take 17 teams down to 12. Ian Williams faced Markus Edegran in his ...

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74 teams set for the J/80 World Championship

J80 fleet © Pierrick Contin

74 crews are expected in Les Sables d’Olonne on France’s Atlantic coast from 7 to 14 July for the World J/80 Championships, a major gathering of one-designs. 10 nations will be vying for supremacy on the start lines of the Vendée-based event. Place your bets on the teams most likely to win the war of the Worlds. Among the French ...

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