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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Drheam Cup

Imerys Clean Energy Skipper Phil Sharp - Drheam Cup - photo © Phil Sharp Racing

A race of extremes. From light to strong winds the fleet were tested on most sailing angles, their endurance pushed to the limit of exhaustion and their level of patience burnt through a series of frustrating windless zones. What started out as a level playing field for Phil racing a 2013 Manuard Mach2 design, soon changed after rounding Fastnet Rock ...

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World Match Racing Tour Match Cup

2018 WMRT Match Cup Norway - Day 1 - photo © Drew Malcolm

Making its debut on the World Match Racing Tour this week, Risør delivered in spades on the opening day of Match Cup Norway. Qualification for the event’s 12 teams from eight nations was held on the narrow rocky finger of water off Risør in southern Norway. Today’s 12 races were completed in flat water and 6 to 15 knot winds ...

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Magic Marine National Solo Championship

Andrew Voysey rounds the top mark on day 5 at the Magic Marine National Solo Championship at Hayling Island - photo © Will Loy

Magic Marine National Solo Championship at Hayling Island Sailing Club – Day 5 Moving Day With a light fickle breeze coming from 90 degrees there was very little ventilation to room 2 of the Dunes block and the head shaped indentation of sweat on my pillow confirmed that had indeed been a hot night. The sound of activity in the ...

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5.5 Metre German-Dutch

Drop Bear - 2018 5.5 Metre German-Dutch Open - Day 1 - photo © Robert Deaves

New Moon BAH 21 (Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, Peter Vlasov) dominated the first day of the International 5.5 Metre German Dutch Open in Travemünde on Thursday after a near flawless performance. Taking two of the three race wins, they lead from Marie-Françoise XIX SUI 228 (Jürg Menzi, Jürgen Eiermann, Christof Wilke) and Maitresse Gaat Vreemd NED 35 (Piet Van Opzeeland, ...

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International Moth European Championship

David Hivey at the International Moth European Championship 2018 in Borstahusen, Sweden - photo © Martina Orsini

International Moth European Championship at Borstahusens Segelsällskap It’s been a long time coming… Last week saw over 65 moth sailors descend on the small sleepy fishing village of Borstahusen in southern Sweden. Perhaps uncharted waters for the Moth class however near perfect conditions prevailed all week and the club provided fantastic hospitality – many thought the food was the best ...

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Melges 32 goes to Riva del Garda

Melges 32 World League, European Division - Riva del Garda - photo © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication

With the Melges 20 World League event now complete, the racing continues this weekend with the Melges 32 Class competing for its third trophy of the 2018 season. Riva del Garda is a critical stage for the fleet as many teams long for the Melges 32 World League title. As the third event, it also marks the opportunity to be ...

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GC32 Racing Tour

Copa del Rey MAPFRE holds a special place in the heart for Federico Ferioli, Argentinean skipper of Codigo Rojo Racing - photo © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

For the third event of the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour, the flying catamarans will return to the Mediterranean’s premier multi-class regatta, 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, run by Real Club Nautico de Palma. Racing for the eight GC32s begins in one week’s time on the Bay of Palma, where other premier racing yachts such as Maxi 72s, TP52s, Melges 40s ...

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Chicago Yacht Club Race

110th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac © CYCRTM / Matt Knighton

From tragedy and big seas to flat calm and floating, the 110th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac (CYCRTM) presented by Wintrust, was truly a race of extremes. Our sailing community suffered a tragic loss when Jon Santarelli, a crew member aboard Imedi, fell overboard and was not recovered. The first 24 hours the 288 racing teams beat upwind in ...

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First video of INEOS Team UK’s foiling monohull

INEOS Team UK launch the modified QUANT 28 in Portsmouth © Paul Skirrow

First video of the modified QUANT 28 fitted with AC75 type foiling system, test sailing on the Solent. Sources in UK have it that the prototype is sailing downwind at speeds of 30kts in 12 kts of wind, and upwind at 20kts – and is performing foiling tacks and gybes with relative ease. From the top of site image, the ...

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Cowes Classics Week 2018

Opposition in class 'Red 1' on day 1 of Cowes Classics Week - photo © Tim Jeffreys Photography

Henry Bagnall and his crew were celebrating their hard fought win in the 45 strong XOD class today on the opening day of Cowes Classics Week in spectacular sunshine and perfect south westerly 15 knot breezes. Explaining how he triumphed over such a large one design fleet Henry who was racing Fury, kindly loaned by Jonathan Clark, said “We were ...

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