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Long Beach Congressional Cup

Congressional Cup © Bronny Daniels

Imagine 50 yard line seats at the Superbowl. Floor seats at an NBA Championship, or behind the dugout at the World Series! Find that hard to envision? What about front-row seats at one of the world’s top yacht racing events: ...

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Vendée Globe 2020

Clément Giraud's IMOCA, Vincent Riou's former PRB (2007) © IMOCA Globe Series

They are among the newcomers to the IMOCA class. Maxime Sorel, 32, and Clément Giraud, 38, come from different backgrounds, but share the same dream. They wish to take part in the 2020 Vendée Globe. We find out more about ...

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Golden Globe Race

Istvan Kopar and his Tradewind 35 Puffin making good progress towards the Les Sables d'Olonne finish line today - Golden Globe Race © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR

Day 260: At 04:00 UTC today, American/Hungarian Istvan Kopar and his Tradewind 35 yacht Puffin was within 250 miles of the finish line and expected to reach Les Sables d’Olonne around 09:00 UTC on Thursday 21st March. Kopar was making ...

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Dragons Paul & Shark Trophy Day

Day 3 - Paul & Shark Trophy, Dragon Cup 2019 - photo © Elena Razina

Similarly to what happened on Day 2, on Day 3, a good dose of patience was needed to get the racing started at the Paul & Shark Trophy – International Dragon Cup organised by Italys Yacht Club Sanremo. The Race ...

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Bacardi J/70 Winter Series

Bacardi J/70 Winter Series at Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta, Day 5 © Martina Orsini

Thirty-seven J/70 teams from ten nations (USA, Argentina, Italy, Monaco, Brazil, Great Britain, Chile, Germany, Canada, and Mexico) sailed the third and final series of the Bacardi J/70 Winter Series, the Bacardi Invitational, this past weekend in simply stellar weather ...

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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta San Diego 2019

2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta San Diego - photo © Paul Todd / Outside Images

There was plenty to play for on the first day of the 2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta San Diego (March 15-17). Friday’s action was focused on the regatta’s San Diego Bay course with four races conducted by the Coronado and ...

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BVI Spring Regatta

Greg Slyngstad's Bieker 53 catamaran will have well-known US sailor and Olympian, Jonathan McKee calling tactics for the BVI Spring Regatta - photo © Tim Wright / Photoaction.com

“It will be a real challenge for us racing on shorter courses at BVI Spring Regatta than what we are used to,” John Gallagher stated. Gallagher, owner of the GunBoat 62 Chim Chimis fresh off wining the Multihull division at ...

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Eagle Class 53

Eagle Class 53, fitted out and beginning to fly © Richard & Rachel / Ocean Images

The completed Eagle Class 53 has now sailed in various conditions off St John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Finishing touches are completed and she is beginning to sail in her true form. We would really like to shine a ...

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Capri Classica

Elena of London (a 2009-built replica of a 1910 Nathanael Herreshoff design) © Francesco e Roberta Rastrelli / Blue Passion 2018

From 8th to 12th May the world’s largest and most beautiful classic schooners will line up off Capri for the first event initiated by the newly formed International Schooner Association. Following the founding of the International Schooner Association (ISA) at ...

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Miami to Havana Race 2019

Steve and Heidi Benjamin's TP52 Spookie en route to setting the M2H course record in 2018 © Image courtesy of the Miami to Havana Race

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of sailing off of the Florida Keys, odds are good that you felt Cuba’s gravity tugging at your imagination. After all, the island nation is only some 210 nautical miles from Key West, on ...

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