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Formula Foil Ocean Racing Championships

Formula Foil Ocean Racing Championships © Stuart Greenfield

A new race format named Formula Foil Ocean Racing Championships (FFORC) with a minimum of 10 teams, sailing 10 races, over 10,000nm offering a total prize fund of £80,000 for the winners has been announced for 2020. Racing in identical ...

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MACIF trimaran

François Gabart onboard MACIF trimaran - photo © hocus-focus.bzh / Macif

The MACIF trimaran is awesome! Less than a month after the MACIF trimaran was launched again, everyone is amazed. The boat is sailing faster and is flying higher, as if she was brand new. This has impressed everyone. It would ...

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Rolex Swan Cup 2018

ClubSwan50 Fleet, OneGroup and Mathilde on day 1 of the Rolex Swan Cup 2018 - photo © Rolex / Borlenghi

The 20th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup, which sees 110 Swan yachts from 17 countries racing, got underway today in the waters off Porto Cervo. While the three One Design classes completed windward-leeward races, the rest of the fleet ...

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Resolute Cup

The Resolute Cup © Paul Todd / www.outsideimages.co.nz

Whether it’s a recurring regatta, restaurant or retail store, there’s no compliment like a repeat customer. Since it was first run in 2010, the Resolute Cup has struck a chord with Corinthian sailors around the United States. Of the 28 ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race 2019

Rolex Fastnet Race - photo © Carlo Borlenghi / Rolex

The 2019 edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race will start on Saturday 3rd August 2019, which is two weeks earlier than the original published date. Unusually, the race will now run the week before Lendy Cowes Week, whose dates remain ...

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Golden Globe Race

Igor Zaretskiy called for medical advice after suffering a bad fall - photo © Group V team / PPL / GGR

As Jean-Luc Van Den Heede continues to set the pace across the South Indian Ocean, fellow Frenchman Loïc Lepage docked his Nicholson 32 Laaland in Cape Town, and Finland’s Tapio Lehtinen surprised himself and American/Hungarian Istvan Kopar by meeting up ...

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The Governor’s Cup

Cape to St Helena: The Governor's Cup © St Helena Tourism

It’s been 4 years, but the Governor’s Cup is back! Twelve yachts have confirmed their attendance and the race, ‘Cape to St Helena’, kicks off on 26 December in association with the Royal Cape Yacht Club. From its launch in ...

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La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Stage 3

Nick Cherry (Redshift) during Stage 3 of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro © Alexis Courcoux

After just over two and a half days of racing on Stage 3 of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, the ‘Don’ of the fleet Thierry Chabagny (Gedmat), the 46-year-old solo skipper from Concarneau who is on his 17th La Solitaire, ...

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J/24 US National Championship

2018 J/24 US National Championship - Day 2 - photo © Christopher Howell

Along with the wind being shifty at the J/24 US National Championship Saturday, so were the standings. Tony Parker’s Bangor Packet claimed the overall advantage after posting a pair of thirds, giving him a consistent record of 3,2,3,3 in the ...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 Worlds

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship 2018 © Rolex / Studio Borlenghi

Costa Smeralda once again delivered for the concluding day of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, with brilliant sunshine and 10-15 knots westerly winds. Among the 41 competitors, the Wally classes got to race two ...

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