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Monthly Archives: November 2018

RORC Transatlantic Race

Giovanni Soldini's Maserati Multi 70 in an Atlantic match race with PowerPlay - Day 5 - 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race - photo © Mikel Prieto

The leading multihulls are now approximately halfway along the course in the RORC Transatlantic Race having already sailed 1,700 miles. Conversely, the smaller boats have only covered between 500 and 600 nautical miles and still have around 2,500 miles to go. The chasing pack made up of Black Sheep, Sirius, Xtra Staerk and Kali are now firmly in the trade ...

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ARC 2018

ARC 2018 sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria © James Mitchell

Cruisers, racers, and multihulls; sleek ocean racing machines, alongside comfortable family cruisers; superyachts with professional crews, and excited couples living the dream – these were the boats and sailors departing Las Palmas de Gran Canaria today to start the 33rd Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC). Bound for the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, today’s departure is the beginning of an ...

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Argo Group Gold Cup 2019

2018 Argo Group Gold Cup day 4 © Charles Anderson / RBYC

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club announces that invitations for the 2019 Argo Group Gold Cup were issued today for the match racing regatta scheduled May 6-11, 2019, with a $100,000 prize purse in the offing. The Argo Group Gold Cup is sponsored by Argo Group, an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance. Invitations for the King Edward VII Gold Cup, ...

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Extreme Sailing Series

INEOS Rebels UK have their crew bolstered in Los Cabos by four-time Olympic gold medallist and Britain's most successful sailor, Sir Ben Ainslie - Extreme Sailing Series Los Cabos 2018 - photo © Harry KH / INEOS Team UK

Extreme Sailing Series™ teams ready to ride the Mexican wave in the 2018 season finale With less than a week to go, the stage is set for the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ grand finale in Los Cabos, Mexico. Seven intrepid, elite international teams are waiting in the wings, ready to converge on the centre stage waters of Cabo San Lucas ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Racing through the Canary Islands after the start of the RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote - photo © RORC / Joaquín Vera

Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati Multi 70 and Peter Cunningham’s MOD 70 PowerPlay have been swapping the multihull lead right from the start. On the first day, the duo headed northwest, tacking southwest in unison, 73 miles above the rhumb line. A night-time game of cat and mouse ensued, with both teams electing to leave the island of La Palma to port, ...

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18ft Skiff NSW Championship on Sydney

Yandoo found that winning an 18ft Skiff race on Sydney Harbour is not easy when you have to battle with all types of traffic during 18ft Skiff NSW Championship race 1 © Frank Quealey

The experienced Yandoo team of John Winning, Seve Jarvin and Mike Kennedy won a dramatic Race 1 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Hatbour today. Yandoo took out the race by1m32s from the young The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone team of Jordan Girdis, Lachlan Doyle and Tom Quigley, with Bing Lee (Micah Lane, Peter Harris, Jack Macartney) a further 40s ...

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Panerai Transat Classique 2019

Panerai Transat Classique 2015 © James Mitchell

Starting from Lanzarote in the Canary Islands on January 8, 2019 and finishing 3,000 nautical miles later in Christophe Harbour on the Caribbean isle of Saint Kitts. A race that will deliver between two and four weeks of non-stop Trade Wind-powered sailing to the 15 or so yachts of between 10 and 50 metres entered and their 150-plus crew. The ...

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Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2019

112ft (34m) Sparkman & Stephens sloop Kawil - 2018 Superyacht Challenge Antigua - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

The ninth edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua will take place from Jan 30 – Feb 3, 2019 featuring a programme of four races held over four days. The magnificent fleet take part in spectacular racing, with daily pursuit races along the stunning south coast of Antigua. Warm trade winds and ocean swell produce ideal conditions. Sailors from all over ...

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Extreme Sailing Series™

Extreme Sailing Series Act 8, Los Cabos 2017 - Day 3 - photo © Lloyd Images

Extreme Sailing Series™ teams ready to ride the Mexican wave in the 2018 season finale With less than a week to go, the stage is set for the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ grand finale in Los Cabos, Mexico. Seven intrepid, elite international teams are waiting in the wings, ready to converge on the centre stage waters of Cabo San Lucas ...

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Maxi trimaran Banque Populaire XI ~ Route du Rhum

Route du Rhum: Maxi trimaran a write-off after capsize

The foiling maxi trimaran, Banque Populaire XI, which capsized during the Route du Rhum transatlantic race on November 6, has been declared a write-off. The translated report from the Route du Rhum website reads: Since the damage that led to the capsizing of the Maxi Banque Populaire IX on November 6th, the insurer and Team Banque Populaire have worked tirelessly ...

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