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Daily Archives: 08/01/2019

Round Martinique Regatta

The Round Martinique Regatta © Event Media

The first race of The Round Martinique Regatta will start from Fort de France in just a month’s time, eagerly awaited by both the competitors and the event’s organisers. However, before trimming the sails and sharpening tactics, the most important step is first to register for this 2019 edition. To participate in this regatta and enjoy the reduced rate, be ...

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Golden Globe Race

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede: frustrated by lack of winds and fast approaching Mark Slats in 2nd place - Golden Globe Race - Day 190 © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR

French race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede served out his 18 hour penalty (for improper use of his satellite phone on 09.11.2018) on Saturday and is now clear to race the remaining 2,150 miles to the finish at Les Sables d’Olonne. He expects to arrive there on 26th January.But will he still be first? While Jean-Luc was serving his ‘time-out’ ...

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Ronstan Australian Finn Championship

Ed Wright at Sail Melbourne - photo © Beau Outteridge / Sail Melbourne 2018

Thirteen international Finn sailors have joined 27 Australian Finn sailors for the Ronstan 2019 Australian Finn National Championship, which begins at Black Rock Yacht Club, in Melbourne, on Tuesday. The fleet includes 2018 European Champion, Ed Wright, 2016 Olympic champion, Giles Scott, and 2016 U23 European Champion Henry Wetherell, all from Britain, 2016 European Champion, Pieter-Jan Postma, and 2018 Tokyo ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Nikata passes the Fastnet Rock at sunrise in the 2017 edition of the race - photo © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

Once again the Rolex Fastnet Race has confirmed itself to be by far the world’s largest offshore yacht race. After the entry for the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event was opened at 1200 UTC, the 340 available places for boats in the IRC fleet were all taken within just four minutes and 37 seconds. This was just 13 seconds ...

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