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Monthly Archives: March 2019

92nd Bacardi Cup

2019 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta © Martina Orsini

The 92nd Bacardi Cup is history. Eric Doyle and Payson Infeliz sailed incredibly consistently to win. There were 8 Gold Stars (past world champions) in the fleet of 65 teams from over 15 countries. Magnus and I had a rough start to our week, a great middle, and a rough ending, finishing 7th overall after dropping our rig yesterday. We ...

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Los Angeles Harbor Cup 2019

2019 Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup regatta - Day 3 - photo © Bronny Daniels / JoySailing

The College of Charleston Cougars have triumphed at the 2019 Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup regatta, impressively pulling off podium finishes in nine of ten races over the three-day event. California State University Maritime Academy placed second; Ireland’s Cork Institute of Technology finished strong, with a notable third-place. The Harbor Cup is an intercollegiate invitational regatta founded in 2008 ...

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Golden Globe Race

Les Sables d'Olonne in sight! One and All reaching down towards the finish line under a reefed genoa - Golden Globe Race, Day 252 © Jane Zhou / GGR / PPL

Uku Randmaa crossed the Les Sables d’Olonne finish line at 09:00 UTC today to secure third place in Golden Globe Race. Thousands lined the river entrance to catch a glimpse of this quiet spoken 56 year old Estonian solo circumnavigator and his boat. Waiting for him at the dock was his wife Maibi and young twins Thor and Orm who ...

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Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup 2019

Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup regatta day 2 © Bronny Daniels / JoySailing

The College of Charleston Cougars pounced to the top of the leaderboard on Day Two of racing in the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup Regatta hosted by Los Angeles Yacht Club. California State University Maritime Academy slipped to second, after a discouraging start to the day; while Cork Institute of Technology clung to third. Results at press time were ...

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39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Varsovie - 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta © Event Media

Varsovie is a Swan 100S raced by Tomek Ulatowski from Poland. With a totally amateur crew, Tomek races Varsovie at all the major events in the Caribbean. This year at the 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, Varsovie offered places on board for young St Maarten sailors Nina Manley, 21, and Maike van’t Laar, 23. We had the most amazing day ...

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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship

ASCC holds off a strong early challenge by Asko Appliances - 2019 JJ Giltinan Championship - photo © Frank Quealey

The New Zealand champion ASCC team of Josh Porebski, Jack Simpson, Dave Hazard, produced a brilliant performance to win Race 8 of the Winning Group 2019 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour. Despite the brilliance of the ASCC victory, the defending champion Honda Marine team (David McDiarmid, Matt Steven, Brad Collins) sealed the overall championship victory with an amazing 17 ...

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Terry Hutchinson on American Magic ~ America’s Cup

NYYC American Magic will use Quantum Sails - Pensacola, Florida - February 2019 - photo © Amory Ross

Not surprisingly Hutchinson is very coy about speeds reached by the Mule. “Going to have to pass on that one,” is the inevitable response to the question that had to be asked. “She goes very well. More than 40kts. We are seeing that speed in surprisingly low windspeeds,” is the only insight given in the Mule’s performance numbers. “The most ...

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Farr 40 Australian Open Series National Championship

Good Form and Edake on day 1 of the Farr 40 Australian Open Series National Championship - photo © Tilly Lock

Day one of the Farr 40 National Championship: John Calvert-Jones Trophy presented by Hacer Group went to Tom and Alan Quick’s Outlaw, the Sydney team’s ambitions crystal clear on a breezy Sydney Harbour. In building nor’easters Outlaw seized three bullets from four races, only Sam Hill’s Forty able to slow the Quicks’ momentum. “My team was fantastic; it was a ...

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52 Super Series training in Valencia

52 Super Series Valencia Sailing Week © Nico Martinez / MartinezStudio

Reflecting the ever increasing level of competition among the 52 Super Series fleet of TP52s, eight international teams are training over the coming days on the waters off Valencia all trying to ensure that they are in the best competitive shape when the first start gun for the 2019 season sounds in Mahón, Menorca on Tuesday May 21st. There may ...

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Edgartown Race Weekend 2019

Chip Hawkins' C&C 41 Caneel won its class in both the 'Round-the-Island Race and the 'Round-the-Buoy races at last year's Edgartown Race Weekend. © Cate Brown

This three-day competition starts with ‘Round-the-Buoy races on Thursday and Friday and concludes with two independently scored distance races on Saturday: the renowned 56 nautical mile ‘Round-the-Island Race, which is one of America’s oldest distance races, and the 20 nautical mile ‘Round-the-Sound Race, inaugurated last year. Divisions are for IRC, ORC, ORR, PHRF-NE (including Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker), Classic, One-Design, Multihull ...

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