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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Magic Marine National Solo Championship

Event leader Charlie Cumbley on day 2 at the Magic Marine National Solo Championship at Hayling Island © Will Loy

The fleet awoke to more burning sunshine and with the wind tracking towards 180 degrees and the downs resembling the Sahara, a thermal breeze was guaranteed. Sadly, we learned that Vice President Doug Latta had lost his father and would be unable to continue with the regatta. The members, H.I.S.C. and the NSCA Committee send there sincere condolences to him ...

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Gstaad Yacht Club’s Centenary Trophy

David against Goliat, Spartan to leward of Tilly XV apraoching the finishing line - photo © Jürg Kaufmann

In two and a half months’ time, some of the most handsome boats from the classic yachting circuit will reunite again on the Cote d’Azur for the eighth edition of the Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy. Can there be anything more traditional than gathering centenarian boats for a race especially conceived for them? The Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy in ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 13: Derry-Londonderry to Liverpool © Clipper Race

The second day of Race 13 has been dominated by a continued tough upwind beat as the fleet races south down the West Coast of Ireland, separated by just 15nm. With the teams tacking and trimming to keep Virtual Mark Hutchings to port, positions are changing all the time, with new race leaders emerging today. PSP Logistics, Qingdao, Garmin and ...

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Nations Trophy Mediterranean League


The Copa del Rey MAPFRE, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, is one of the most highly anticipated regattas of the season. With 156 boats so far entered, the 37th edition is on course to attract a record fleet. This year, it is also the fourth and decisive event in The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League 2018, the season-long ...

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Golden Globe Race

Competitors are allowed to use the engines for propulsion, but like Abhilash Tomy (IND) on his Suhaili replica Thuriya, must balance their limited fuel supplies against the need to charge batteries when down in the Southern Ocean - photo © Tim Bishop / PPL / GGR

The last few days has seen frustration sweep across the entire Golden Globe Race fleet as these solo circumnavigators experience the intense heat and humidity of the Tropics while trying to escape the clutches of the Doldrums. But today, the leaders at least can turn the page as they hit the refreshing South East Trades and extend their lead on ...

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Queen’s Cup 2018

Queen's Cup 2018 - photo © Dan Nerney

For two hours, New York Yacht Club Vice Commodore Bill Ketcham (Greenwich, Conn.) and his team watched as the bulk of the fleet participating in the 63rd edition of the Queen’s Cup sailed away from them. It was inevitable, Ketcham’s J/44 Maxine was one of the slowest boats, according to rating, in a 14-boat grouping than ranged in size from ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2018

Jack, enjoys a wet ride at Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 © Andrea Francolini

A rush of entries over just a few days has seen the fleet for Hamilton Island Race Week 2018 surge past 200 and towards record territory. The number of entries now exceeds last year’s fleet of 202, which was the second-largest in the 35-year history of the great regatta. And, with entries open for another three weeks, it is possible ...

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52 Super Series

Day 1 of the Rolex TP52 World Championship - photo © Carlo Borlenghi / Luna Rossa

Today was the final day of racing in the coastal town of Cascais who hosted the third stage of the 52 Super Series. Top photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on hand to capture the action as the nine string fleet was tested in the fresh conditions. It was an exciting and highly competitive event, with a fleet of nine TP52 yachts ...

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Melges 20 World League~ Lake Garda

Melges 20 World League, European Division - Riva del Garda Filippo Pacinotti - Brontolo - photo © Melges 20 World League / Barracuda Communication

After Friday’s complete and total washout of racing action at the 2018 Melges 20 World League, European Division, Event No. 4, the skies opened on Saturday with Igor Rytov’s Russian Bogatyrs grabbing the overall lead. The first race of the day did not disappoint opening with the success of BRONTOLO, helmed by Forio d’Ischia Champion Filippo Pacinotti and tactician Manu ...

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Tour Voile

Tour Voile: Down to the wire in Nice © Jean-Marie Liot / A.S.O.

After an electrifying day on the water, despite a fickle breeze, the cards have been dealt and those who are in, are in. The ten places in tSunday’s Super Final have been assigned following a decidedly entertaining conclusive nautical stadium day in Nice. After finishing at the back end of the fleet in today’s final the two ringleaders of the ...

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