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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Dragon World Championship 2019

RUS27 Annapurna - Dragon World Championship - photo © Tom Hodge Media

The 2019 Dragon World Championship takes place from Friday 4th to Wednesday 9th January inclusive. The championship is organised by host club the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club and sailed out of Fremantle Sailing Club on the pristine waters of Fremantle in Western Australia. The race course area is similar to the race track where the Americas Cup took place ...

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Golden Globe Race

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede still has a solid hold on the lead, despite damage sustained to Matmut's mast during the Southern Ocean. © Christophe Favreau / Matmut / PPL

Istvan Kopar rounded Cape Horn at 19:00 UTC yesterday, giving the 65-year old American/Hungarian a perfect New Year boost. To have got this far has been a triumph over adversity in every sense since the start from Les Sables d’Olonne on July 1st last year. Kopar’s Tradewind 35 Puffin has suffered continued self-steering issues from Day 1 that led him ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2018

Most of Dreki Sunnan's crew were enjoying their first ever Hobart in 2018. © Crosbie Lorimer

Dreki Sunnan Rolex Sydney Hobart 2018 Interviews – It all starts somewhere… As Wild Oats XI berthed in Hobart for her ninth Line Honours win her crew had accumulated 289 Sydney Hobarts between them! But for each of those crew members it all started with their first race and that was an experience that most of the crew on Ken ...

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BIC World Championships 2019

2018 O'Pen BIC World Championships - Manly SC, New Zealand - Day 3 ©Suellen Davies

The clock is ticking and the count-down is nearly over at the O’pen BIC World Championship after another gripping day of racing here in Manly Bay, Auckland, New Zealand. On Day 4 of a competition that has been a proper test of the young sailors’ talents, conditions were even better and the race committee’s decision to run a slalom course, ...

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Kialoa II ~ RSHYR 2018

Kialoa II powering down the NSW Coast in the 2018 Sydney Hobart © Crosbie Lorimer

In 2017 Kialoa II finished this race in a very respectable time, despite breaking her boom on the first day. In 2018 this Sparkman and Stephens classic reveled in the strong downwind running of the first day with 5 sails flying, stuck it out through some light patches mid race and then finished her run with a typical upwind thrash ...

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420 class Christmas Cobwebs

Charlotte Boyle and Georgia Baker in the 420 End of Season Championship at Grafham Water © Richard Sturt

The 420 class got back on the water between Christmas and New Year taking part in two of the SeldenSailjuice events. Not satisfied with that the class also ran a day of Open Coaching at Grafham Water capitalising on the chance to train the day before the Grafham Grand Prix. Conditions at YDSC’s Brass Monkey event were ‘interesting’ with thick fog/low ...

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Ancasta enables First Class Sailing

Oceanis 38.1 Beneteau from Ancasta © Nicolas Claris

Ancasta is delighted to announce that First Class Sailing has purchased two new The Beneteaus will be used as part of the sail training which First Class Sailing offers, including RYA courses from Competent Crew to Yachtmaster Ocean, boat handling and mile building sailing weekends plus more. Ancasta is the largest Beneteau Power and Sail dealer in the UK and ...

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