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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Panerai British Classic Week 2019

Day 5 at Panerai British Classic Week - photo © Guido Cantini / www.SeaSee.com

The British Classic Yacht Club (BCYC) has announced entry applications are open for its annual Panerai British Classic Week regatta in Cowes. Sponsored by Panerai, the event attracts classic yachts and enthusiasts from across the UK and Europe. The six-race series organised by the Royal Yacht Squadron will once again include a schedule of varied and quality courses, including the ...

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Nations Trophy Mediterranean League

The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League 2019 - photo © Giulio Testa

The verdicts are in. Niramo (ClubSwan 50), Porron IX (Swan 45) and Fantaghiro’ (ClubSwan 42) won their respective classes following a dramatic final day of action at a memorable edition of Scarlino Swan One Design. Meanwhile, Germany topped the 12-strong Nations’ classification. The second event of The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League 2019 proved a resounding success. Nine gruelling, closely-fought, high-level ...

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16th Sail Racing PalmaVela

The TP52 fleet sailing on the Bay of Palma during the last edition of the Sail Racing PalmaVela © Nico Martinez

The very best in TP52 racers in the world have chosen the Real Club N√°utico de Palma’s 16th Sail Racing PalmaVela regatta to line up on a race course for the first time this season. The ten participating TP52 teams which form the Box Rule class, naturally include the 2018 Sail Racing Palma Vela champions, the Italian-Argentinian team Azzurra, the ...

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Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week 2019

Even the tropics has a grey day during Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week © Robyn Shelly

With just over two weeks to go Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week is shaping up to be a great celebration for the 25th annual regatta for the North Queensland club, nestled under the palms on Dickson Inlet in beautiful Port Douglas. Entries are still flowing in and the organisers are working hard on all aspects of the celebration at the ...

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Great Veteran’s Race

Love and War, a three-times Sydney Hobart overall winner is racing in the Great Veterans Race today and the 75th Sydney Hobart in December. © Peter Campbell

93-year-old Gordon Ingate back on helm for Great Veteran’s Race Back in 1950, veteran yachtsman Gordon Ingate sailed in his first Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, skippering a little sloop called Jasnar. On Sydney Harbour today, the 93-year-old will again be on the helm of the 29-footer, competing in the Great Veteran’s Race. Ingate, then an upcoming young Sydney helmsman, was ...

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Gulf Regatta 2019 ~ Overall

Twelve-strong Platu class delivered some close racing - Day 5, Top of the Gulf Regatta 2019 - photo © Guy Nowell / Top of the Gulf Regatta

An AP on shore delayed this morning’s start but the wait wasn’t too long and just over an hour later the AP was down and the sailors headed out to their rides for the final day of racing. The delay was a good call, as come start time the wind had picked up and was blowing a resectable 8-10 knots. ...

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Gulf Regatta 2019

Top of the Gulf Regatta 2019

Following a marathon day on-the-water yesterday for the keelboats and multihulls, today’s 10 knots of breeze at start time dropped off early on. Race Officer Jerry Rollin had to settle with a single race, though managed to squeeze in two races for the Platus which takes their series tally to five after two days. Meanwhile the dinghy classes, Optimists and ...

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Australia SailGP Team

Australia SailGP Team has their first practice for the San Francisco SailGP © Sam Greenfield

The Australia SailGP Team will be gunning for back-to-back wins at this weekend’s second event of the newly formed SailGP. A professional sailing championship featuring teams from the United States, Great Britain, China, France and Japan. The Aussies captured an epic win in the opening event of the inaugural series in Sydney on February 14-15, now they’re setting their sights ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race

Rambler 88 - Rolex Middle Sea Race - photo © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

The 40th Rolex Middle Sea Race starts on the 19th October 2019. The notice of race is online and entries are open. Last year, the organizers, the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of this extraordinary race with a record fleet of 130 yachts. Some 27 yachts from 12 countries have already registered for the 2019 ...

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Bermuda 1000 Race

Bermuda 1000 Race 2018 departure - Douarnenez © François Van Malleghem

It is in a week from now on Wednesday 8th May that the Bermuda 1000 race will start from Douarnenez (Brittany). It is the first event in the 2019 IMOCA Globe Series and the only solo race of the season. Seventeen sailors representing six nationalities are expected to take part, including three women and seven solo sailing rookies. They will ...

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