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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Cowes Classics Week

1927 built gaffer Chough in action at Cowes Classics Week © Tim Jeffreys Photography

A pretty little 1927 one off yacht is one of the first entries for the 12th Cowes Classics Week. Chough, owned by Alex Kathrin Vowinckel, typifies the spirit of the event which, despite being a draw for vintage yachts and designs from all over the UK and beyond, is hotly contested on the race course. Chough herself is no slacker ...

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Superyachts race in St Barths

Michael Kurtz / St Barths Bucket

North SY Expert Quinny Houry Sets The Scene For This Must Sail Event The St Barths Bucket has a placeholder on many calendars within the North Sails network. This annual superyacht regatta is a ‘must do’ for more than just its tropical location. The Bucket is considered one of the most Corinthian events of the superyacht circuit, mixing great sailing ...

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Australian Multihull Championship

The Boat Works at ABRW in 2016 - Airlie Beach Race Week © Andrea Francolini

Some of the largest and fastest multihulls, both catamarans and trimarans, will descend on Whitsunday Sailing Club’s (WSC) Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing to compete in the 2019 Australian Multihull Championship, to be held from 8-15 August. The multis will make the trek to the Whitsundays where the weather, warm welcome and scenery are second to none, and ...

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BVI Spring Regatta 2019

Mount Gay Race Day on Friday March 29th will launch the 2019 BVI Spring Regatta © Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com

Mount Gay Rum was one of the original sponsors of the BVI Spring Regatta (BVISR) having first partnered with the popular Caribbean regatta in 1972 through its distributor, Road Town Wholesale. The brand, synonymous with sailing, has always been an active partner at the Regatta Village at Nanny Cay, but this year has boosted its support of the regatta, now ...

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Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille

Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille 2018 - photo © Christophe Jouany

It’s the final stretch for the crews and organizers of the 10th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille, which begins April 14 in the turquoise waters of the French Antilles island. More than 1,000 sailors and crews will descend into the port of Gustavia to celebrate this anniversary edition in style. The regatta plans to welcome the ...

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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: the Congressional Cup! The Congressional Cup is one of the leading match racing events in the sport, bringing top talent ...

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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 their two projects. The Vendée Globe, a childhood dream and the gateway to the IMOCA class It was the prospect of ...

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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 5.1knots, having managed to cover 120 miles during the previous 24 hours – a remarkable performance given the steering problems ...

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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 Committee and the competitors had to wait for the wind to settle but the decision was rewarded by two good, ...

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Merlin Rocket National Championship

Great Merlin Rocket sailing available at Looe - photo © MROA

It’s back! The Merlin Rocket Owners Association in conjunction with Magic Marine are giving one lucky pair the chance to take part in the Aspire National Championship, hosted by Looe Sailing Club from 17th to 23rd August 2019. The Merlin Rocket Owners Association boat, 3582, is available for one helm and crew to borrow, both need to be under 25 ...

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