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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Spindrift 2 ~ Jules Verne Trophy record

Spindrift racing (Maxi Spindrift 2) skippered by Yann Guichard from France, training for the Jules Verne Trophy 2017 attempt. © Chris Schmid / Spindrift racing

After two and a half months of stand-by, Spindrift 2 is preparing to leave for a new attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy. The crewed round the world sailing record has been held since 2017 by Francis Joyon, who completed the non-stop course in 40d 23h 30m. Spindrift 2, the giant black and gold 40 metre trimaran, is planning to ...

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RORC Caribbean 600

Second overall in the 2018 Route du Rhum, Aymeric Chappellier's Class40 Aïna Enfance Et Avenir will be one to watch https://www.team-aina-151.com - RORC Caribbean 600 - photo © Christophe Breschi

With just over a month to go until the start of the RORC Caribbean 600, 77 teams from across the world have already entered the spectacular 600-mile offshore non-stop race around 11 Caribbean islands. The overall win under IRC for the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy over the past decade has been dominated by teams from the United States. This year, ...

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17th Caribbean Laser Midwinter Regatta

Mike Mattan enjoying Caribbean saline and sun at the 2017 Caribbean Laser Midwinter Regatta © Image courtesy of Carib Wind Cabarete Laser training center

Close your eyes and imagine a perfect day of sailing. For me, this scene likely involves a Laser, warm water, even warmer air (and plenty of it!), and some surfing-friendly waves. Forget the dry suites and wet suites that are commonly used for January frostbiting—my friends, this daydream involves nothing more than a pair of board shorts, a pair of ...

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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

Axel CAPRON – 07 87 07 57 99 – axel@tipandhsaft.com

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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