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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Catamarans Cup

Leg 2 Catamarans Cup International Regatta © Alkis Moraitis

The second leg of the 9th edition of the Catamarans Cup came successfully to an end! On Monday, 22nd October, it was time for some more sailing for the crews as they headed to the beautiful island of Kythnos. Following the morning brief where they came up with their sailing plans, they managed to reach their destination and enjoyed the ...

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Etchells World Championship 2018

Highlander (Martin Webster, Robbie Gibbs, Will Boulden and Zoe Thomson) on the run to the leeward gate. - photo © Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite

The 2018 Etchells World Championship Race Committee has been pretty clear about it. They have lost the last two mornings to ultra-light and variable winds, and they want to run the best series they can until Saturday 1500hrs, when they can set no more races away. Nine in total would be ideal, seven makes for good times, and six is ...

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Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018 winner © Ricardo Pinto

109 photographers representing 25 nationalities took part in the 9th edition of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image photo competition. The photos submitted, of great quality, illustrate the 2018 sailing season and highlight the extraordinary diversity of the sport, which combines both crewed round the world regattas and junior sailing, with events taking place all over the world. The international jury ...

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50th Anniversary Rolex Middle Sea Race

Escapado during the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 - photo © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

The third day of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race has seen the course open up. All yachts, still racing, have passed Stromboli and the majority are heading into a steady westerly on the leg from the volcanic island to the north-west corner of Sicily. Ahead of them, the wind is predicted to build in strength substantially and drive south ...

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Venice Hospitality Challenge

Venice Hospitality Challenge takes to the St Marco Basin - photo © Matteo Bertolin

There are a few places in the world where maxi yachts truly ‘belong’ – Porto Cervo, St Tropez, St Barts, Newport, etc. Today Venice provided a firm reminder of why it too is on this exclusive list, when 12 maxis competed on the St Marco Basin at the annual Venice Hospitality Challenge. This weekend’s event, the fifth edition of the ...

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International Masters Regatta

International Masters Regatta at San Diego day 2 - photo © Alex Pupko & Tom Walker / San Diego Yacht Club

This weekend’s impressive fleet of determined sailors came to the 2018 International Masters Regatta ready to race. Five time Match Racing Champion Dave Perry came to race too, but like a true Master, his preparation began the moment he received his invitation. Perry started the regatta off strong and in the lead on Day One. Finishing the day in a ...

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Etchells World Championship 2018

Part of the fleet at the windward mark on day 1 of the 2018 Etchells World Championship - photo © Mitch Pearson / SurfSailKite

On shore this morning you felt that it was going to be a grand day. The time had come. Race one, and even race two were upon us. A champion crew was soon going to be determined for the 2018 Etchells World Championship being held on Moreton Bay in Brisbane, Australia. Yet once out past Green Island, there was less ...

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2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit Round

2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit Round Six in the Solent - photo © Shaun Roster Photography

The sixth and final round of the 2018 FAST40+ Circuit proved a frustrating one for the sailors involved, but at least served to confirm the pre-eminence of Rán 7 in a competitive fleet. While unseasonal weather brought sunshine and brilliant blue October skies to The Solent, it failed to deliver enough breeze for racing on two days of the three-day ...

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Catamarans Cup International Regatta

Catamarans Cup International Regatta © Alkis Moraitis

The first leg of the ninth edition of the Catamarans Cup is complete. The starting point was set at the marina of Alimos, Greece, and the first destination of the boats was the beautiful island of Kea. The winners of the first leg were presented at the award giving ceremony followed by a fabulous 80’s Disco Party. Staying alive! by ...

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50th Anniversary Rolex Middle Sea Race

Freccia Rossa after the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 start - photo © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

The 50th anniversary Rolex Middle Sea Race is underway. A record fleet of 130 yachts was waved on its way by large crowds filling the bastions of Valletta and the Three Cities, and other vantage points. Grand Harbour, Valletta, is a magnificent location in its own right. Each year, the lily is gilded by an intrepid fleet of Corinthian and ...

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