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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Round the Island Race

Round the Island Race - photo © Paul Wyeth

Sailors from around the world have only 80 days left to enter the famous Round the Island Race that will see 1,500 boats sail around the Isle of Wight on Saturday 29th June. The race received a record number of entries within the first 24 hours and is popular with families, first time racers and professional sailors alike. Participating sailors ...

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Clipper Race

Sanya - 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race - photo © onEdition

British Clipper 2017-18 Race Circumnavigators, Mike Miller (50, from Windsor) and Glenn Manchett (53, from Cambridge), who raced on board the winning Sanya Serenity Coast team, have returned to China’s tropical paradise this month to compete in the country’s famous Round Hainan Regatta. Having enjoyed everything that Sanya had to offer during the Clipper Race stopover, Mike was especially looking ...

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Butler Cup

LBYC's Staff Commodore and crew finished in second place om the Butler Cup 2019 © Laurie Morrison

Australian Harry Price, the 23-year-old No. 3 Ranked Match Racer won the Butler Cup, a two-day Grade 4 Match Racing Event in which so many highly-experienced sailors and rated match racers participated, competitors were wondering if they were really competing in a Grade 1 event. Representing Down Under Racing of Australia, Price, a Ficker and Congressional Cup veteran, whose participation ...

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St. Thomas International Regatta 2019

St. Thomas International Regatta 2019 - photo © Dean Barnes

Clouds and a couple of squalls sent windy curve balls across the courses set for the 50-plus boats racing in the 46th St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). STIR, long known as the ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’, lived up to its reputation by delivering professionally-set round-the-rocks and round-the-buoy courses, the natural attributes of wind, sun and seas, and first-class ...

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St. Thomas International Regatta 2019

2019 St. Thomas International Regatta - Day 2 © Dean Barnes

Some of the 50-plus boats racing on the second day of the 46th St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), stretched their class leads. Others overtook fellow class competitors to jump into the lead. Either way, blue skies, warm seas and winds blowing steadily at 12 to 15 knots over the round-the-island and round-the-buoy courses proved fun for everyone in this St. ...

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J/70 Sevastopol International Cup

J/70 Sevastopol International Cup © Sheremetev Andrey

From September 19 to September 22, 2019, a brand new and grand sailing event will be held in Sevastopol – the first international regatta for J/70’s in Russia- the Sevastopol International Cup. The project organizers promise participation by international teams from Europe, Asia, and across the world. Simply apply to the National Sailing League in Moscow, see links below. You ...

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The Ocean Race enters

Boris Herrmann, skipper of IMOCA MALIZIA II. Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe 2018. © Malizia / Yacht Club de Monaco

The Ocean Race revealed its new brand identity and confirmed two team entries during an online launch event hosted in Alicante, Spain. Formerly known as the Whitbread Round the World Race (1973 to 1997) and the Volvo Ocean Race (2001 to 2018), The Ocean Race is the premiere, fully-crewed, offshore race in the world, and a pinnacle event in the ...

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Swan One Design Leagues

The Nations Trophy © Carlo Borlenghi

Swan One Design Yachts about to start a new exciting regatta year In 2017, Nautor’s Swan launched the pivotal The Nations Trophy as a focal biennial event in the world of Swan One Design activity. It is an event which celebrates the history and spirit of international sailing, revitalizes the concept of competition between nations, reflects the camaraderie and competitiveness ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2019

Black Jack buried in the Molle islands race - Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 © Andrea Francolini

If early indications are anything to go by, Hamilton Island Race Week 2019 could already be on course for a record fleet when it is staged on the beautiful, island-laced tropical waters of the Whitsunday Passage from August 17-24. Entries have been open for little more than a month for the 36th edition of the award-winning series, yet there is ...

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Argo Group Gold Cup

Australian skipper Torvar Mirsky returns for his fifth Argo Group Gold Cup and looking to improve on last year's third-place finish. Mirsky won the Argo Group Gold Cup in 2011 © Charles Anderson

The addition of four of the world’s top match racers, including Women’s World No. 1 Pauline Courtois of France, makes the field for the 2019 Argo Group Gold Cup one of the most diverse and cements its status as the preeminent match race regatta. Courtois and World No. 3 Harry Price of Australia, World No. 5 Maxime Mesnil of France ...

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