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Monthly Archives: November 2018

12 Metre World Championship 2019

Italian Patrizio Bertelli's US-12 Nyala, the defending 12 Metre World Champion, will travel to Newport for the 2019 Worlds © SallyAnne Santos / Windlass Creative

With a little over eight months to go, Ida Lewis Yacht Club, the International Twelve Metre Association (ITMA) America’s Fleet and the 12 Metre Yacht Club are gearing up for the largest-ever gathering of historic 12 Metre yachts in the U.S. at the 2019 12 Metre World Championship. Scheduled for July 8-13, the regatta will host 24 teams from seven ...

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Illusion Guy Fawkes Trophy

Illusion Guy Fawkes Trophy at Bembridge ©Mike Samuelson

Earlier in the week, the forecast for the weekend looked so gloomy that there was talk of the Guy Fawkes Trophy having to be abandoned, however, after a very wet & windy Friday night, conditions on Saturday morning were actually not bad at all for the fifteen Illusionists who turned up to race. Perhaps swelled in the knowledge that the ...

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French J/80 National Championships

French J/80 National Championships - photo © CN Pornic Club

The 2018 edition of the French J/80 National Championships took place in Pornic, France and was hosted by the CN Pornic Club from November 1st to 4th. Forty-four teams from France, England, Spain, and Ireland enjoyed a total of nine races sailed over the four-day event on the beautiful Bay of Biscay. The fleet enjoyed a wide variety of weather ...

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12th China Cup International Regatta

Day 4 of the 12th China Cup International Regatta ©China Cup / Studio Borlenghi

Ray Roberts gets better every day and has now manoeuvred BoomEgg – JoyOurs Team to just two points off the lead in the hotly contested Beneteau 40.7 at the China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen. The Australian veteran of many Rolex Sydney Hobart Races scored 2,1 in some beautiful, windy, wavy conditions in Daya Bay, and now sits just two ...

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Melges 40 Grand Prix at Lanzarote 2018

2018 Lanzarote Melges 40 Grand Prix - Valentin Zavadnikov, DYNAMIQ SYNERGY - photo © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication

Congratulations are in full order for 2018 Melges 40 Lanzarote Grand Prix Champion Alessandro Rombelli at the helm of Stig. Racing alongside was tactician Francesco Bruni, with crew members Giorgio Tortarolo, Daniele Fiaschi, Iztok Knafelc, Luca Faravelli, Martino Tortarolo, Pierluigi De Felice and Pietro Mantovani. “We are happy to have won the regatta, and excited about winning the Grand Prix as well,” ...

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RORC Caribbean 600 2019

Athos and Adela at the start of the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - photo © Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

The 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 is set to be a spectacular edition of the fantastic 600 nautical mile race around 11 Caribbean islands. Of the early entries, the largest yacht competing will be the 203ft schooner Athos, returning to the race after her round the world adventure. Three of the world’s fastest multihulls will also be taking part, Argo, Maserati ...

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Melges 40 Grand Prix at Lanzarote 2018

2018 Lanzarote Melges 40 Grand Prix - Valentin Zavadnikov, Dynamiq Synergy - photo © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication

With six races complete at the 2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix in Lanzarote, Alessandro Rombelli’s Stig (Francesco Bruni, tactician) has extended his lead in the most impressive manner. A seemingly unstoppable 1-1-3 daily result keeps him in the event lead, five points ahead of second place finisher Valentin Zavadnikov’s Dynamiq Synergy (Michele Ivaldi, tactician). With only four more races to be ...

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Sydney Beneteau Cup

Robert Blaschka's, L'Oiseau, was the winner of Division A. Seen here powered up on the way to South Head ©Alex McKinnon Photography

Set against the iconic backdrop of the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Sydney Beneteau Cup celebrated its 27th anniversary at the end of October. With staunch and growing support from owners across the country, this edition proved to be another huge success, serving as a great occasion for owners and crew to socialize, sail, and revel in Beneteau’s unique ...

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12th China Cup International Regatta

Day 1's Passage Race in the China Cup International Regatta 2018 - photo © China Cup/ Studio Borlenghi

Former winner Vanhang Longcheer has become the early leader of the ultra-competitive Beneteau 40.7 fleet after winning the New Sports Passage Race on the opening day of the China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen. Last year Joseph Dennis O’Keeffe’s Australian/Chinese crew struggled to find the best breeze on the 30-mile race out of Hong Kong waters to Daya Bay in ...

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ORC Multihull Rule

ORCmh will be used in the 2019 season for OMA's competitive class of performance cruising catamarans © Christophe Jouany

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the Offshore Multihull Association (OMA) are pleased to announce their partnership to develop a new handicap rule system called ORCmultihull, or ORCmh. This new system is intended to provide measurement, VPP rating and scoring tools for large performance multihulls, a new and exciting sector in offshore racing. “We’re very happy to work with ORC ...

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