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Monthly Archives: June 2019

88th Round the Island Race

Round the Island Race 2019 start © Paul Wyeth

Michael Kitchen, actor, television producer and competitor fired the starting cannon from the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) at 0730 this morning to mark the start of the 88th Round the Island Race. Kitchen, known particularly for his role as Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle in the ITV drama series Foyle’s War joined the race start team on the RYS starting ...

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ORC Sportboat European Championship 2019

Start line action from ORC Sportboat Europeans 2018 © ORC Media

Organizers from the Yacht Club Marina Portoroz (YCMP) and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are welcoming all owners and teams of racing keelboats between 6.00 – 9.15 m in length, who are less than 2000 kg in weight, and have a DSPL/Length ratio of <6.00 to enter the 2019 edition of the ORC Sportboat European Championship being held over 24-30 ...

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GC32 World Championship

Alinghi has pulled out in front on day 2 of the GC32 World Championship at Lagos © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour

Five more races in warm sunshine, flat water and a shifty 12-16 knot northwesterly off Lagos on day two of competition, and the leader board is starting to be defined at the GC32 World Championship, taking with the support of the City of Lagos, Marina de Lagos and Sopromar. While four boats were separated by one point as day two ...

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SailGP in New York

Brand ambassadors for Zhik, Dan and Kika, on board UMA © Zhik

Sailing UMA meets SailGP in New York Question: What happens when two inspirational young sailors, who are cruising their way around the world on a 37 year old boat, meet with some of the World’s top sailors at the recent SailGP event in New York? Answer: A fascinating insight into what goes on behind the scenes, as the teams prepare ...

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RORC Morgan Cup 2019

Spectacular Start to the 2019 RORC Morgan Cup race to Dieppe © Rick Tomlinson / RORC

The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s race to Dieppe for the Morgan Cup started in the Solent on midsummer’s day in superb conditions. The RORC fleet enjoyed a spectacular downwind start off the Royal Yacht Squadron Line, heading east for the English Channel. During the night, the wind evaporated and as high pressure enveloped the race course, competitors were searching for ...

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Transatlantic Race 2019

Transatlantic Race 2019 start - photo © Paul Todd / www.outsideimages.com

Stormy first night ahead for Transatlantic Race 2019 fleet At 1600 hours ET, four and a half hours after the final start of the Transatlantic Race 2019, the fleet of 13 yachts was south of Martha’s Vineyard and was beating in 15 to 20 knots of south/southeasterly wind towards the first virtual mark south of Nantucket Shoals, led by the ...

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IRC European Championships

Opening day of the IRC Europeans © Alexander Panzeri

The opening day of the IRC Europeans, hosted by Italy’s Yacht Club Sanremo, got under way under sunny skies, scorching temperatures but nearly no wind. The high-pressure bubble hovering over southern Europe blocking out any breeze from the race area. After the morning briefing, that gathered the crews from the over 40 participating teams on the Racing Village next to ...

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Women in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race

Women in the Rolex Fastnet Race © Event Media

While crew lists for August’s Rolex Fastnet Race are far from finalised, currently just over 10% of those competing in the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s biennial voyage from Cowes to Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock will be women. While this is a long way from parity between the sexes, it is at least a step up from races say 20 ...

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50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro

Start of Leg 4 in La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro ©Alexis Courcoux

The passage of the Owers buoy in the middle of last night delivered yet another upset on the 50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro as hard won leads were washed away under a massive dark cloud and heavy rain. Eric Péron is the new leader of Stage 4 this morning while Yoann Richomme, the leader of the general classification, is ...

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The Nord Stream Race

Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub Winner of Leg 1 Kiel to Copenhagen - Nord Stream Race 2019 - photo © NSR / Andrey Sheremetev

The first leg of the Nord Stream Race from Kiel to Copenhagen has been decided: after a head-to-head race over 150 miles (around 280 kilometers) Team Denmark was the first to reach the Danish capital. Next, for two days on shore, a sailing festival will be held under the motto “Connecting Baltics”. With the first leg of the race complete, ...

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