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Monthly Archives: March 2019

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Esse 850 boat at 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, Day 2 © Laurens Morel

The Esse 850 boat Wanna-B comes from Switzerland, but all her five crew are local St. Maarten sailors. For skipper and owner Jan Van den Eynde, sailing in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is a ritual not to be missed. In fact, he has sailed in this event for the last 38 years! Jan was Commodore of the St. Maarten ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2019

2018 Hamilton Island Race Week - Whitsunday wonderland - photo © Kurt Arrigo

The Notice of Race has been posted and entries are open for the 36th edition of Australia’s largest and most spectacular offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week. The much-acclaimed series, which high profile world championship winning sailors like Karl Kwok and Gavin Brady have declared to be the best in the world, will be staged from August 17 to 24, ...

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Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Copa del Rey MAPFRE - The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League ©Fabio Taccola / Nautor's Swan

Copa del Rey MAPFRE moving towards excellence for its 38th edition 2019 introduces the new classification system, which will include a classification and Final series for all classes except the GC32. The Notice of Race for the Copa del Rey MAPFRE was published today, Friday 1st March 2019, on the events official web site, by the organising committee of the ...

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Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2018 © Tim Wilkes / www.timwilkes.com

Ninety-two years of history is a record that not many sports competitions can match. With the number of teams and the unparalleled talent on the water increasing each year, the Bacardi Cup Regatta is among the world’s most iconic sporting events. For 56 years, this event has had the pleasure of calling the beautiful warm waters of Biscayne Bay its ...

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Offshore Racing Association

Rear Adm. (ret.) William “Bill” Merlin '56 (far left) sailed aboard the legendary Merlin for the 2018 Newport to Bermuda Race with his son Chip. Merlin is shown shortly after the race started. © Daniel Forster / PPL

The Offshore Racing Association announces the launch of a 2019 research study called “The ORA H-Zero Handicap Analysis,” a multi-part project with the Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race Association (MBCYRA) and Newport Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC). The research is led by ORA Technical Director James Teeters and initial funding has been secured. The purpose of the study is to ...

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