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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Extreme Sailing Series™

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 7, San Diego 2017 - Day three - NZ Extreme Sailing Team ©Lloyd Images

The hunters became the hunted as Team Oman Air closed the gap on Extreme Sailing Series™ frontrunners, Alinghi, on the second day of racing in San Diego. Having seen some strong results on the opening day of the Act, Oman Air were ready for take off on day two. Phil Robertson and his crew stalked the first place Swiss boat ...

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China Coast Race Week 2018~Hong Kong to Hainan Race

Ambush leading at Lei Yue Mun. Hong Kong to Hainan Race 2018. © RHKYC / Guy Nowell

Second to arrive in Sanya, Hainan, after Karl Kwok’s MOD Beau Geste, and claiming Monohull Line Honours was Sam Chan’s TP52 FreeFire. FreeFire arrived on Friday night at 20h 15m 40s HK time, with an elapsed time of 32h 55m 40s. Sam Chan is the only owner to have a version of FreeFiretake part in every edition of the Hong ...

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Midsummer Match Cup

Midsummer Match Cup will be the first match racing event with a strict mixed team rule © Dan Ljungsvik / Brandspot

In June 2019, a new international match racing event will take place on the Swedish west coast. Midsummer Match Cup in Skärhamn on the island of Tjörn will not only introduce a new fantastic venue for professional match racing, the event will also be raced with mixed teams. Premier sailing events have had mixed teams in the past. One example ...

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Melges 32 World

2018 Melges 32 World Championship day 1 at Cagliari, Italy ©Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com

After only one race at the Melges 32 World Championship in Cagliari on Friday, the final day of competition, tomorrow (Saturday), is guaranteed to be intense and pressure driven. As Matteo Balestrero at the helm of Giogi (Branko Brcin, tactician) moves into the official, overall event lead, defending World Champion Pavel Kuznetsov’s Tavatuy (Evgeny Neugodnikov, tactician) remains within striking distance of the ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Ragamuffin returns with Brenton Fischer at the helm again - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race © Rolex / Stefano Gattini

Prospective entrants for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race have just one week before entries close, when they can join the 80 already submitted, inclusive of a record five super maxis and 12 internationals for the start on December 26. Owners must have their entries in by 1700 on Friday, 26 October, 2018 ...

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SailGP ~ Foiling 50

The first Foiling 50 test sails off Marsden Cove, Whangarei, Northland © Beau Outteridge

SailGP have released the first image and video of the Foiling 50, being developed by Core Builders Composites and test sailed from Marsden Cove marina. The six Foiling 50’s will be shipped to Sydney where the first regatta will be sailed at the end of February. Derived from the AC50 used in the 36th America’s Cup, the platform has been ...

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F18 World Championship

F18 Worlds at Sarasota day 4 - photo © Ellinor Walters

In less than 24 hours, the 2018 F18 World Champion will be crowned, but despite the intense competition amongst the top ten boats, the atmosphere was calm and positive at Thursday night’s Sarasota Yacht Club Social. Teammates from Greece, Iordanis Paschalidi and Konstantinos Trigonis continue to lead the pack into the final day of racing, and the second place team ...

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PIC Coastal Classic

50fters- Start - PIC Coastal Classic - October 19, - photo © Richard Gladwell

The ORMA60, Frank Racing skippered by Simon Hull was first home in the 2018 Coastal Classic, finishing at 5:08pm with an elapsed time of 7hrs 8min 33sec for the 119nm course. She holds the record of 5hrs 13 minutes, which was expected to be under threat 12 hours before the race start, but the expected ideal recording breaking conditions did ...

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RC44 Championship Tour

The RC44 Championship Tour is coming to Porto Montenegro in 2019 © Martinez Studio / RC44 Class

The Porto Montenegro Yacht Club is very pleased to announce the RC44 Championship Tour which will kick-off the 2019 season in Montenegro. This prestigious tour of one design boats began in 2007 and brings together sailing and business, allowing amateur helmsmen to compete with some of the world’s top sailors in some of the world’s most beautiful locations. The RC44 ...

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RHKYC HK to Hainan Race 2018

Scallywag comes home. What's missing? RHKYC Hong Kong to Hainan Race 2018. © Guy Nowell

SHK Scallywag Fuku arrived back at RHKYC shortly after 21.00h this evening, after reporting a broken foil, mid-afternoon, and some 90nm out of Hong Kong. “We hit something about 20 minutes before it went,” reported a crew member on the dock. “ There was a big bang, and a cloud of spray, and then it all settled down. We weren’t ...

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