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Monthly Archives: October 2018

BVI Spring Regatta 2019 & Sailing Festival

15 Different Classes and Gorgeous Islands as marks. © BVI Spring Regatta

It has been a year of expedited recovery and the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival hasn’t missed a beat. The stage is set for the 48th edition to begin on March 25-31, 2019. With slogans of “No Fear – Just Great Racing and Fun” as well as “Building BVI Back Bigger – Better – Stronger”, regatta director, Judy Petz ...

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Golden Globe Race


When Uku Randmaa set off from the BoatShed.com Film gate in Hobart in third place within the Golden Globe Race fleet last Saturday, he was not thinking about closing the gap between second placed Dutchman Mark Slats, but how to keep ahead of 4th placed Susie Goodall, due into Hobart tomorrow night. His problem? Barnacles. The bottom of his Rustler ...

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The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018 - photo © Sander van der Borch / The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship

Representatives of the RORC and ORC met at the Royal Malta Yacht Club before the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race to discuss the continued cooperation between IRC and ORC on a technical level, and the future of a joint Offshore World Championship. Both sides agreed that The Hague Offshore World Championship, which used both IRC and ORC to ...

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Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup

Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup day 3 - photo © Joysailing

It’s a marathon, not a sprint. That’s the theory that San Diego Yacht Club skipper Tyler Sinks followed during this weekend’s twelve intense races that brought his team to win the 2018 Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup for the second year in a row. And so it goes, they were right… again. “We hung on by the hair on our ...

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Women in the Route du Rhum

Clockwise from the top: Miranda Merron, Sam Davies, Claire Pruvot, Morgane Ursault-Poupon, Isabelle Joschke, Alexia Barrier - 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe © Yvan Zedda

The 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe fleet consists of a record-breaking entry of 123 sailors, six of which are female with three each racing in the highly-competitive IMOCA and Class40 divisions. The organisers would be delighted to see more women taking part and will be hoping that the female skippers who set sail from St Malo for Guadeloupe on November ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018

Kialoa II will return as the oldest entrant in this year's race - 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race © Rolex / Studio Borlenghi

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) is pleased to announce 92 yachts have entered the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, one of the nation’s greatest sporting events – and when the start cannon fires on Boxing Day, 26 December at 1pm local time, on show will be one of the most competitive fleets from around the globe. There are ...

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18ft Skiff Club Championship Race

Improved performance for The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines team during race 1 of the 18ft Skiff Club Championship on Sydney Harbour ©Frank Quealey

In a fading SSE breeze, the Finport Trade Finance team of Keagan York, Matt Stenta and Charlie Gundy hung on to win a heart-stopping Race 1 of the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship on Sydney Harbour today. After leading by 1m20s with only two legs of the course to sail, Finport had to desperately hold off the challenge by ...

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SailGP F50 sailing

F-50 First test Sail - aerial shot showing three crew cockpits, daggerboard cases, and general layout of the F50. - photo © Beau Outteridge

50 remix – very short but spectacular video from SailGP of the first F50 sailing on Bream Bay, Northland. Unfortunately half of the 26sec video is taken up with a Sail GP logo. To make the most of the 13seconds of sailing watch it in regular speed then make sure you are in HD and then in Settings slow the speed ...

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America’s Cup

American Magic - Surrogate AC75 - launched October 27, 2018 - photo © Amory Ross /American Magic

A second America’s Cup team have launched a Surrogate AC75 – this one appears to be closer to the maximum length allowed. The New York Yacht Club team American Magic have posted images on their Facebook page – dated October 27, 2018 of the new boat being launched. The length is expected to be close to the 12metres LOA permitted ...

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Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Richard Mille

Les Voiles de Saint-Barth - photo © Event Media

The Maxi 72, Bella Mente, and American owner Hap Fauth will stage a big return to Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Richard Mille in April. After a year’s absence, Fauth returns with a new boat, which was unveiled last July and is ready to race in Les Voiles. Designed by Botin Partners and built by New England Boatworks, this yacht adheres ...

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