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Monthly Archives: February 2019

RORC Caribbean 600

Giovanni Soldini's Multi 70 Maserati (ITA) is hot favourite for Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Caribbean 600 - photo © Guilain Grenier / www.Martin-Raget.com

Multihulls have been racing in the RORC Caribbean 600 since the very first race in 2009 when Claude Thelier’s (FRA) Region Guadeloupe, skippered by John Burnie (GBR), set a record that was not bettered until 2015. In recent years the multihull fleet has been on the rise and the current race record is most definitely under threat. For the 11th ...

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April’s RORC Easter Challenge

Racing rules are relaxed to allow coaching during the RORC season opener, taking place on the Solent over Easter - RORC Easter Challenge © Paul Wyeth

While mixed two handed offshore racing is set to be a new Olympic discipline for Paris 2024, closer to home and more immediately, the Royal Ocean Racing Club continues to see a surge in doublehanded participation in its events. Last month entries opened for the club’s pinnacle event, the Rolex Fastnet Race and the maximum limit of 340 slots sold ...

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Spindrift 2 in Jules Verne Trophy

Spindrift 2 - Jules Verne Trophy record attempt © Chris Schmid / Spindrift Racing

Shortly after arriving into Fremantle on Wednesday morning (French time) Yann Guichard, the skipper of Spindrift 2, spoke about the situation that led to the team’s retirement from their Jules Verne Trophy record attempt, following the breakage of the boat’s starboard rudder stock. After spending five days nursing the boat back to land with the constant worry as to the ...

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Hong Kong to Vietnam Race 2019

© Guy Nowell / RHKYC

Second to none downwind blast, tropical, sunshine, 30-degree water temperature and 20 to 30 knot breeze, the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race should be on every sailor’s bucket list. Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club has released the Notice of Race and opened entry for the 9th edition of the biennial Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. The race starts on 16 October ...

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Vendée Globe

Aan adventure to Vendée Globe © Matt Knighton

With the build of the latest generation IMOCA 60 in full swing at the Persico yard in Northern, Italy Thomas Ruyant is pursuing his search for partners with the desire to be part of the peak adventure in the world of long distance solo offshore racing. The Autumn of 2020 will be marked by the start of the 9th edition ...

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