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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Festival of Sails 2019

2018 Festival of Sails © Salty Dingo

Sailing enthusiasts yet to register for the Festival of Sails can still jump on-board, with event organisers extending the entry deadline for the 2019 regatta. The Royal Geelong Yacht Club has extended the entry deadline for the three-day regatta, which runs from January 26 to 28, until midnight, Wednesday January 16, 2019. The RGYC is also waiving the late fee ...

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Fountaine Pajot Alegria 67

Fountaine Pajot's new Alegria 67 has won the Christofle Yacht Style award for Best Multihull Over 15m © Gilles Martin-Raget

Fountaine Pajot’s stunning new Alegria 67 sailing catamaran has won the category of “Best Sailing Multihull Over 15m” at the 2019 Christofle Yacht Style Awards. The awards, which recognise the very best of the yachting industry in Asia and internationally, were announced on 10 January at a gala ceremony at Café Del Mar Phuket attended by a swag of yachting ...

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S/V Nereida sails around the world

Jeanne Socrates on S/V Nereida

Oldest woman to sail solo ​​nonstop​ ​unassisted around the world​ ….the first woman to sail solo nonstop unassisted around the world from North America Thursday 7:30pm A lovely sunset – and a magnificent Wandering albatross glided by, circled around and came back to have another look! Went to the mast to have a look at a problem with the lowest ...

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Tip & Shaft in The Ocean Race

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French sailing newsletter and website Tip & Shaft spoke with Xabi Fernandez, skipper of MAPFE in the last Volvo Ocean Race – he is keen to be in the next edition. Xabi Fernandez sounds determined to be on the start line of The Ocean Race again leading a MAPFRE team. It would be his sixth racing circumnavigation, his successes to ...

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J/80 World Championship 2020

J/80 World Championship - Day 5 © Pierrick Contin / www.pierrickcontin.com

The J/80 North American Class Association is pleased to announce that Sail Newport, Newport RI has been selected to host the J/80 2020 World Championships, September 28th to October 3rd, 2020. The regatta will be the 10th year anniversary of the epic J/80 Worlds that was held in Newport 2010 and almost 20 years since the very first J/80 Worlds ...

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Tornado Worlds

2nd Youth Team- Helena Sanderson (14yrs) & Jack Honey (17yrs) (NZL) - SecondTornado World Championships. Day 5. - photo © Suellen Davies

The final day of racing for the 2019 Tornado World Championships Powered by Candida Stationery ended on a high with Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Rex Sellars, sailing with his son Brett, took the win for race 10, a great way to end the regatta. But it wasn’t enough to get them on the podium, missing out on third place ...

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17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta

17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta © Andy Leong / RLIR 2019

The Tourism Malaysia Race Day Five for the 17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2019 saw Team Hollywood lifting the Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy, under the Racing Class today. Having won nine races out of the nine they competed in, the team from Australia – reached a final score of nine – following five days of sailing. Coming in second and ...

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Zhik 9er Australian Championship 2019

49er fleet on the Derwent River - 2019 Zhik 9er Australian Championship © Hartas Productions

Hobart’s Derwent River played fair for the summer Zhik 9er Australian Championships incorporating the 29er, 49er, and 49erFX skiffs, between 8 and 20 knots of breeze over five days in early January allowing the full roll-out of 16 races. While the interstate Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet dribbled out of Hobart, the little boat crews took over the river from January 2 – ...

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Royal Langkawi International Regatta

Day 3 - 2019 Royal Langkawi International Regatta © Andy Leong / RLIR 2019

Wind conditions got even better at 17 knots for sailing teams at the 17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2019 for the Day Three race – the much anticipated around the island course – which offers a spectacular view of the surrounding islands and unique rock formations. Some of the slower boats in the Club Cruising and White Sail classes especially, ...

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IMOCA class

Isabelle Joschke, skipper MACSF - photo © Thierry Martinez / www.thmartinez.com

The IMOCA class has never experienced such enthusiasm and as 2019 gets under way, it looks like being a very exciting year. At least six new generation IMOCAs will be launched in 2019 and more than thirty boats will be out there racing with in particular the Transat Jacques Vabre (start on 27th October from Le Havre) bringing together a ...

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