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Daily Archives: 02/09/2018

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 Worlds

German Dieter Schön's MOMO is defending the World Champion and favourite in the Maxi 72s. - photo © Rolex / Studio Borlenghi

Racing sets sail tomorrow at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship at its traditional venue for the past 38 years of Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Here the fleet will compete on a mix of windward-leewards and coastal races taking in the Costa Smeralda’s magnificent La Maddalena archipelago and its famous ‘bomb alley’. Owners and A-list crews, ...

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Optimist World Championship at Famagusta Nautical Club 2018

2018 Optimist World Championship © Matias Capizzano

The Qualification Series is complete at the 2018 Optimist World Sailing Championships, taking place in Limissol, Cyprus. After the completion of six races the 258 sailors from 58 Nations have now been sorted into the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Emerald fleets. On top of the leaderboard at this point in the championship is defending 2017 Optimist World Champion Marco Gradoni ...

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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Infarrction gets amongst it - SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2018 - photo © Andrea Francolini

The weather played havoc with plans to sail a Strand Bay Race at Townsville Yacht Club’s SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week today, but Principal Race Officer Denis Thompson and his team had a trick or two up their sleeves, and so the locals did not miss out. Originally, racing was due to start at 11am, but the key ingredient was ...

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World ARC

2018 World ARC - Darwin © World Cruising

After three weeks free cruising, Australia’s famed Great Barrier Reef, stopping at the famous Early Beach enjoying one of the whitest sand beach in the world, White Heaven Beach, all the 22 boats have finally arrived in Darwin. On arrival boats were temporally berthed on the welcome dock at Cullen Bay marina in order to get treated by the Aquatic ...

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Melges 32 World League Finale 2018

Gul Fireball Worlds at Carnac day 4 ©Urs Kueblis

Mathematically, any one of the top four boats could have won the overall title on the final day of the 2018 Gul Watersports Fireball World Championships in Carnac. A weak forecast with clear skies and a glass calm sea meant there was a tense wait ashore before the fleet was finally released into a light southerly breeze. On arrival at the race ...

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