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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Sayonara Cup

Ridgeway leading Karabos IX briefly in race two - 2019 Sayonara Cup Defender © Nick Hutton

Rogers to defend Sayonara Cup for the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Champion Hobart yachtsman Nick Rogers has earned the right to defend the historic Sayonara Cup which he won for the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania a decade ago from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. The Squadron is the challenger. Roger helmed his International Dragon class yacht Karabos IX ...

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ARC tour in Galapagos

World ARC 2019-20 - Start Leg 3 © World Cruising

After the World ARC fleet been successfully checked-in in the Galapagos, participants are now enjoying their time in Puerto Baquerizo on the island of San Cristobal. This morning the first World ARC tour started from the peer for a half day tour around the island. After 40min drive they first stopped at El Junco the biggest fresh water lagoon on ...

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2.4mR Can Am Championship 2019

2019 2.4mR CanAm Championship Series - Allan Leibel Coming Into the Mark on Charlotte Harbor During Can Am #4 © 2019 CanAm Championship Series / Fran Burstein

Can Am #4, the penultimate regatta of the five-event 2019 2.4mR Can Am Championship, saw 20 competitors the largest fleet of the season get to work on the waters of Charlotte Harbor from February 22-24. Although missing veteran 2.4mR class competitors Janice Graham-Foscarini, Louise Anstey and Audrey Kobayashi, the addition of Guatemalan racer Rodolfo Quezada; the three Massachusetts sailors (Jerry ...

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

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Boats are arriving, teams gathering, serious sailing and race tactics discussed and evening plans for serious fun prepared as the countdown to the start of the 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta continues with the Grand Opening of the Regatta Village. Organisers, volunteers, local residents and competitors gathered to witness Race Director Paul Miller formally launch this year’s event, slicing the ...

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Inaugural Lendlease Brisbane to Hamilton Island Yacht Race

Beau GesteX © Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron

Entries continue to flow in for the Inaugural Lendlease Brisbane to Hamilton Island Yacht Race starting on Friday 02 August 2019. With a variety of vessels already looking forward to racing north through the Capricorn Channel in what will be a challenging race for navigators. The diversity of the fleet is already a stand out, with entries ranging from a ...

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World Sailing Show

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The World Sailing Show – March 2019 After 211 days at sea, Jean-Luc Van Den Heede completed his solo circumnavigation and took the trophy for the 2019 Golden Globe Race. Among those waiting to greet him was the man who had started it all, the first man to lap the planet non-stop and alone, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. We hear from ...

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2018 - photo © Laurens Morel

When the subject swings to racing keelboats in the Caribbean, it’s hard to get more classic than the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, which, as its name implies, takes place on the sun-kissed waters off of beautiful St. Maarten each spring. This year marks the 39th annual running of this storied event, which began in 1980 with just 12 boats. Heineken ...

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Combined Club Summer Pennant Race

Frontline won Division 2 PHS - Hobart Combined Clubs Summer Pennant race 7 © Peter Campbell

Roger Jackman’s Doctor Who and Don Calvert’s Intrigue on Saturday on Saturday showed they still head the who’s who of yacht racing on Hobart’s River Derwent, each notching up another win the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant. With two more Pennant race days to complete the summer season, Doctor Who, skippered by Rod Jackman, has a commanding points lead in both ...

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SailGP Sydney

Australia and Japan battle it out in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge © Crosbie Lorimer

This time last week the SailGP Australia team was enjoying the celebrations of their victory in the inaugural event on Sydney Harbour. With the series roadshow packed up and heading for San Francisco we look back at the conversation we had with Kyle Langford, wing trimmer aboard SailGP Australia, shortly after he stepped ashore on Day 2. In this video ...

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71st Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race

2018 Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - Black Jack © Shoebox Images

If you happen to be in or around Brisbane when you’re reading this, the chances are that you have weighed up the pros and cons and decided NOT to go sailing this weekend. Which leaves the question of what to do with your weekend instead. It’s probably going to be raining so mowing the front lawn is out. But fear ...

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