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Monthly Archives: March 2019

SailFest Newcastle

Hooligan - 2019 SailFest Newcastle, Day 3 - photo © Mark Rothfield

The inaugural TP52 Gold Cup resumed in earnest on the final day of SailFest Newcastle, with the seven-strong fleet completing four windward-leeward races in challenging offshore conditions. Koa, co-owned by Peter Wrigley and Andy Kearnan, capitalised on its opening day heroics to claim the class’s bespoke TPR handicap trophy by two points from Sam Haynes’s Celestial. Marcus Blackmore’s Hooligan was ...

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Ficker Cup

Long Beach Yacht Club Ficker Cup day 2 © Bronny Daniels / Joysailing

Chris Poole (USA) edged past Harry Price (AUS) in the final match of today’s Ficker Cup round robins, to cap the leaderboard at the conclusion of two days of Stage 1 racing. Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) found his form and solidified his third place position, with Dave Hood (USA) fourth, rounding out the quartet who will advance to semi-finals. Tomorrow, an ...

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BVI Spring Regatta

Event Photographer Ingrid Abery captured some great action on Mount Gay Race Day - BVI Spring Regatta 2019 - photo © Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com

The vibe at the Regatta Village was simply a blast today as boats left the docks around 8:30am to make it out to the race course in the light air which presented throughout the day. 6-7 knots in a southerly breeze made for challenging conditions under hot sunny skies and the Mount Gay Rum party post-racing all the more inviting. ...

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Melges 32 World League

2019 Melges 32 World League Villasimius - photo © Melges World League / Barracuda

The Melges 32 World League 2019 season has officially started today in a sunny Villasimius. Two races with light-wind conditions revealed the first power relations within a fleet of many senators and several new entries. Excellent the performance of team Donino helmed by Luigi Giannattasio, sailing with a valuable team including Manuel Weiller, Sebastian Col and Federico Michetti, which has ...

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SailFest Newcastle

Gweilol at Sailfest Newcastle - photo © Mark Rothfield

Anyone who thought the inaugural TP52 Gold Cup would be one-way traffic for Marcus Blackmore’s Hooligan didn’t factor in a two-way breeze off the Newcastle NSW coastline today, which handed Sam Hayne’s Celestial and Peter Wrigley’s Koa the major results. As the opening shot of the first SailFest Newcastle Regatta, the 30-mile passage race started spectacularly inside Newcastle Harbour in ...

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48th BVI Spring Regatta

The last boats arrive at Nanny Cay in time to enjoy the Carib Welcome Party at the Regatta Village, with music by MJ Blues before the first race of the three-day BVI Spring Regatta tomorrow - BVI Spring Regatta - photo © Alastair Abrehart

International-class sailing in one of the most beautiful places anywhere, together with good fun and camaraderie, draws many happy customers back to the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival year after year. Racing in the 48th edition of the event starts on Friday; the Regatta Village is officially open, and a walk on the docks at Nanny Cay highlights the ...

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Super Sailing 42m Yacht Vijonara

42m super sailing yacht Vijonara ©Stuart Pearce

“When I look back on my experience as owner’s representative on the superyacht Vijonara, it was a very smooth project from beginning to end. That really depended on the owners and the relationships all the various parties established with them.” Nigel Ingram MCM co-founder. As a former racing sailor and yacht captain, sailing boats are what MCM co-founder Nigel Ingram ...

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Falmouth Classics 2019

Parade of Sail at the Falmouth Classics 2018 - photo © Event Media

With less than three months to go until the start of the UK’s largest classic boating event, The English Braids Falmouth Classics 2019 is set to be bigger and better than ever. Keith Tullett, Chairman of the Falmouth Classics Association, says: “The team have been hard at work getting everything in place ready for June. We are delighted with preparations ...

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GC32 Racing Tour 2019

New to the GC32 Racing Tour for 2019 is Black Star Sailing Team. © Black Star Sailing Team

With the GC32 flying catamaran racing circuits this year amalgamated on the GC32 Racing Tour, so at least 10 teams, including the GC32 teams from the Extreme Sailing Series, are due to compete on this season’s five event circuit that takes in some of the best sailing venues in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Participating on the circuit will once again ...

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Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

Seawave is among the Southern Wind yachts pre-enrolled for the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2019 - photo © Borlenghi / YCCS

The 12th edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with title sponsor Loro Piana, is scheduled to take place in Porto Cervo from 3 to 8 June and looks set to be more thrilling and competitive than ever with 24 superyachts currently pre-enrolled. Owners who wish to join the fleet, including simply for ...

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