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Monthly Archives: July 2018

J/121 Marstand to Malmo video

J/121 on Baltic Sea © J/Boats

“It was a really nice experience sailing her downwind in 17-20 kts of breeze on a 160nm delivery trip from Marstrand to Falsterbo (Malmo). We had Peter Gustafsson of BLUR.SE sailing fame onboard for the first leg down to southern Sweden. There is also a fun video from the downwind ride,” reports Fredrik Rydin, the proud new owner of the ...

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Bermuda Hamburg Race of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta

Varuna VI celebrating at the German Finish Line - Bermuda Hamburg Race of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta 2018 © Sven Jürgensen / AAR

On July 21, 2018, which marks the birthday of Varuna VI’s owner and skipper, Jens Kellinghusen (NRV), the Race Committee confirmed that Varuna’s overall win of the Bermuda Hamburg leg after corrected time is not at jeopardy anymore. In theory, some boats of the fleet could still win in terms of time, however, due to current conditions and possible maximum ...

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Rolex TP52 World Championship

Quantum Racing win the Rolex TP52 World Championship - photo © Nico Martinez / www.MartinezStudio.es

Ten years after their first world title together in the class’ formative years in Lanzarote, Quantum Racing today lifted the Rolex TP52 World Championship crown in Cascais, winning a spirited ding-dong battle with rivals Azzurra in the typically muscular Atlantic breezes that the Portuguese hotspot has long since been renowned for. With Dean Barker steering and Terry Hutchison leading a ...

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Volvo Cork Week

Jamie Frame's Moonshine (right) from Glandore on the first day of racing for the One-Designs and 1720 Sportsboats at Volvo Cork Week organised by the Royal Cork Yacht Club. - photo © David Branigan / Oceansport

With the best score of any of the 120 boats over the past week, Rory Fekkes’ Fn’Gr8 (Carrickfergus Sailing Club) has been confirmed as the overall winner of Volvo Cork Week following an intense three-race final day. The Antrim boat was a convincing overall winner to the week despite several other strong performances in other classes but Fekkes had accumulated ...

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Panerai British Classic Week 2018

Easy Glider on day 4 at Panerai British Classic Week - photo © Guido Cantini / www.SeaSee.com

Yet another stunning day on the Solent as Royal Yacht Squadron Chief Racer Officer Dai Prichard kicked off proceedings with the briefing at 9.30am. Day four saw the 6 Metres and Classes 1-4 race a high energy inshore course in the morning, followed by the annual Ladies Race in the afternoon. With the wind in the south-west and a strong ...

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AAR Bermuda Hamburg Race

Varuna in action - AAR Bermuda Hamburg Race - photo © Tim Wright / RORC

It was the last chapter of an epic 3,500nm transatlantic rivalry between Jens Kellinghusen’s Varuna VI, and Boris Herrmann’s Malizia – Yacht Club Monaco. In the end, Malizia was the fastest boat on the water and first after elapsed time, but Varuna succeeded over Malizia in IRC Zero after corrected time. In the early morning hours of July 18, Malizia ...

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Panerai British Classic Week 2018

Panerai British Classic Week day 2 - photo © Chris Brown / www.chrisbrownphotography.co.uk

Cowes Yacht Haven was once again drenched in sunshine as day two of Panerai British Classic Week began. With the scheduled NAB Tower Race postponed until Tuesday to make the most of the forecasted stronger winds, Monday began with a briefing and a planned start for 11am. The breeze took it’s time, but after a short postponement from Royal Yacht ...

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Rolex TP52 World Championship

Races 3 & 4 at the Rolex TP52 World Championship - photo © Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com

Holding high expectations after winning the Royal Cup in Zadar, Croatia last month, the opening day of the Rolex TP52 World Championship proved to be a big disappointment for the Luna Rossa team. A hydraulic failure less than one minute before the start of Race 1 doused their hopes immediately. And in the second breezy race – the windiest they ...

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Tour Voile

Tour Voile fleet © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO

Although the top three teams in the general classification remain unchanged since yesterday, the first Mediterranean Act of the 41st Tour Voile featured two days of varying conditions and racing and brought the best out of several teams who appeared to hit their stride as the temperatures soared. The fast and furious pace of this event continues, however, as the ...

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The Gertrude Cup 2018

The Gertrude Cup 2018 - photo © Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv

The Etchells Gertrude Cup was four days of intense racing with twelve races scheduled and, despite the predominantly high pressure sitting over the UK, was successfully completed. By the final day, four boats were in contention for overall victory. An annual event, run from Cowes, where yacht clubs from around the world are invited to compete. A fleet of matched ...

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