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Flying Fifteen European Championship

Flying Fifteen Europeans on Lake Garda © Elena Giolai / Fraglia Vela Riva

The Flying Fifteen Open European Championship takes place from Sunday 2nd to Friday 7th of September at one of Europe’s favourite sailing venues, Lake Garda. The crystal clear deep waters and regular ‘Peler’ and ‘Ora’ breezes make the venue one ...

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49er-49erFX & Nacra 17 Junior World Championships

49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 Junior World Championships at Marseille - Day 1

49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 Junior World Championships at Marseille – Day 1 The competitors are ready, so are the boats – preparation complete for the Junior Worlds. Except for Aeolus, the wind god, who was shy in the morning, ...

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Video of 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race

AksoNobel digs in on Leg 10 from Cardiff to Gothenburg. © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

The Official Video of the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race has just been released. Widely regarded as the world’s toughest race the event covered 45,000 miles, with seven teams, all competing for the Volvo OR Trophy. Here’s all the highs and ...

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Rolex Swan Cup 2018 video

Rolex Swan Cup - photo © Stefano Gattini

It is the largest, and most important, global meeting of Nautor’s Swan yachts. The fact that it only takes place once every two years adds even greater allure. An emblematic event in the sport of yachting, the Rolex Swan Cup ...

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Melges 32 World League Finale

2018 Melges 32 World League, European Division – Cagliari - Matteo Balestrero, Giogi - photo © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication

The 2018 Melges 32 World League has officially arrived in Cagliari, a racing destination that is hailed as one of the very best in the world. It is the location for the final stage of the 2018 Melges 32 World ...

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La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro

La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro start - photo © Alexis Courcoux

The leaders on Stage 1 of the 49th edition of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro are through the worst of the first evening and night’s gale force winds which have resulted in damage for several key solo skippers. As the ...

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Dramatic Extreme Sailing Series™ Cardiff

Extreme Sailing Series™ Cardiff 2018 day three © Vincent Curutchet / Lloyd Images

Cardiff Bay was alive with action today, as two boats capsized within moments of each other on the Extreme Sailing Series™ racecourse. Charging downwind on the third race of the day (race 19), the Omani boat and Team Wales were ...

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Overall ~ Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week

Azzurra is second at the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series - photo © Nico Martinez

The Bay of Palma served up a week of mostly atypical, unsettled and changeable summer sea breeze conditions for the fourth regatta of the 2018 52 Super Series season, the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week. The challenges to ...

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Hamilton island Race Week

dalencros@optusnet.com.au © Crosbie Lorimer

Days Five and Six of Hamilton Island Race Week completed the regatta under picture perfect conditions. Marcus Blackmore’s Hooligan won IRC Division 1 followed by Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban – a very tight tussle for the entire regatta. For a ...

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La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro leaves Le Havre

La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro start - photo © Yvan Zedda

The French, hosts and organisers of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, have a sailing expression, ‘un départ à l’anglaise’ which describes a fast, downwind start under spinnaker. But top British solo racer Alan Roberts gave the phrase a new meaning ...

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