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Monthly Archives: October 2018


A new Class40 team in the early development stages of this class are aiming to get the best out of Henrik Bergesen's Norwegian Class40 Hydra - photo © Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com

Crew from all over the world will be competing in the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race which sets off from Marina Lanzarote, Arrecife on Saturday November 24th. The 3,000 nautical mile-long race to Grenada is the final challenge in the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 2018 calendar, and is an ideal way to bond a team together for the RORC Caribbean 600 ...

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Multi50 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe

Erwan Le Roux on Fenetrea - Mix Buffet - photo © Jean Marie Liot

There may not be many of them but the quality is certainly not lacking in the Multi50 class that will start the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race from Saint Malo on November 4th. Sailing their 15-metre foiling trimarans, the six competitors in this class all have their own points to prove as they make their way across ...

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Etchells Queensland State Championship 2018

On board with Iron Lotus (Tom King, Ivan Wheen, David Edwards and Greg O'Shea) during the 2018 Etchells Queensland State Championship in Brisbane - photo © Kylie Wilson / www.PositiveImage.com.au

Former World Champ secures Etchells Pre-Worlds It has certainly been testing times in Brisbane for the 2018 Etchells Queensland State Championship. This regatta served as a warm up for the main event, the World Championship, which begins on October 21 for the 95-boat armada that has amassed to find out who is the best One Design crew on the planet. ...

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Hong Kong to Hainan Race 2018

Teams prepare to start the Hong Kong to Hainan Race 2016 - photo © RHKYC / Guy Nowell

Let’s face it: Sailing off the breeze is a heck of a lot more fun than pounding into big seas, especially on a distance race. Enter the biennial Hong Kong to Hainan Race, an Offshore Category One race that’s a recognized qualifying event for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, and whose brochure describes it as a “classic, 390-mile downwind ...

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Golden Globe Race

Mark Slats' Rustler 36 Ophen Maverick under spinnaker. - photo © Tapio Lehtinen / PPL / GGR

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede continues to extend his lead over the seven remaining Golden Globe Race yachts now stretched across 4,800 miles of the Southern Ocean. This last weekend saw the 73 year old Frenchman follow in the wake of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s yacht Suhaili 50 years ago by cutting inside Stewart Island on the southern tip of New Zealand ...

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Collinson FX

Sharon Ferris-Choate - Avanti - and her all female crew - Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 4 - photo © Richard Gladwell

Collinson FX: Oct 15, 2018 – Rebound but KIWI vulnerable US Equity markets rebounded, to close out a tumultuous week of trading. Panic selling on Wednesday and Thursday appear to be a technical correction in the ‘bull market’ rather than a turn, although Europe and Asia really suffered some serious pain. Chinese markets were mangled and this will continue until ...

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2018

The Melges 24 fleet on Lake Maggiore. © Piret Salmistu

Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2018 comes to its end in Luino Italy with the XV edition of Lino Favini Cup. After six events held in Punta Ala, Portoroz, Torbole, Riva del Garda, Domaso and Luino the overwhelming winner both in overall and Corinthian division is reigning Melges 24 European Champion Taki 4 while the winner of the final event in Luino is Flavio ...

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Pwllheli Challenge Series

Looking back at the Pwllheli Challenge Series fleet from 1720 'Mayhem' © Mayhem

After storm Callum had abandoned Saturday’s racing at weekend 3 of the Pwllheli Autumn and Challenge Series, Sunday saw increased numbers with the inclusion of several Cork 1720s joining Pwllheli’s growing sportsboat fleet. In contrast to Saturdays record breaking rainfall with force 9 winds, Sunday brought dry conditions, cloud clearing to sunshine and just 6-10kts over the land from the ...

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Italian Youth J/70 Sailing League

2018 Italian Youth J/70 Sailing League © Fabio Taccola

This year the Italian Championship for Club Under 19 was supported by BarcolanaFun and Siram by Veolia. The local host and organizer of the event in Trieste, Italy was the S.V. Barcola and Grignano and the principal sponsor was Banca Aletti. For the eighteen crews that participated, the event started off with an AP over A on the first day, ...

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2018

Akos Csolto's Seven-Five-Nine HUN759 was second in today's first race - photo © Piret Salmistu

Three races were sailed on the second day of the XV Lino Favini Cup in Luino. Amazing summerlike October day and better wind conditions made the Race Committee and sailors happy allowing execute one race in the morning breeze and two in the afternoon. Local team of Flavio Favini on Maidollis collected three bullets and takes the lead after five ...

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