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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships

Claudia Rossi's Petite Terrible ITA - photo © Zerogradinord

On Monday 2nd September, racing will start at the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships, hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. This will be the sixth edition of the J/70 World Championship and the first to take place in UK. Five days of windward-leeward racing are scheduled with up to 14 races in the stunning yet tricky sailing grounds ...

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Lake Garda ~ M32 World Championship 2019

Jennifer Wilson's Convergence had an outstanding day but overall is nine points behind her brother in third place. - photo © Drew Malcolm

With clouds over some mountains but not others and a stillness in the air early on, there was much uncertainty over what the wind would do on day two of the M32 World Championship, hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva on Lake Garda. In fact the call to wait for the local afternoon southerly proved correct and the 12-strong international fleet ...

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Cup Village America’s Cup~AC50

Emirates Team New Zealand's America's Cup winner put on permanent display in the America's Cup Village © Richard Gladwell

Emirates Team New Zealand have put their champion AC50 on the exterior wall of their base in the America’s Cup Village in Auckland. The AC50 is one of the few left in existence, after several were taken for the Oracle Racing back SailGP circuit and converted to one design Foiling 50’s. The AC50 is the latest addition to the building ...

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Fireball World Championship

Fireball World Championship at Pointe Claire YC ©Urs Haerdi

After a short delay, race day number 3 of the 2019 Fireball World Championship got under way. A new wind direction and new challenges tested the crews with the same sunny skies and warm water. Large shifts were the order of the day with an unstable 6-12knts, not dissimilar to the UK nationals at Torbay. To this end Dobbo and ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week

Team Hollywood IRC div 2 winner - Day 6 - Hamilton Island Race Week - photo © Salty Dingo

Sydney boats Hooligan, Marcus Blackmore’s TP52, and Team Hollywood, Ray Roberts’ Botin 40, have captured the top divisional prizes at Hamilton Island Race Week on the penultimate day, when the whales came out to play in Whitsunday Passage. Wind over tide made for some very lumpy seas and there were a small number of casualties. Team Zen was this afternoon ...

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Rolex TP52 World Championship

Rolex TP52 World Championship Cascais 2018 © Nico Martinez / 52 Super Series

Practice Race ~ Rolex TP52 World Championship on Bay of Palma Provezza, winners on these Bay-of-Palma waters in 2017, served notice that they should be among the favourites to win the 2019 TP52 World Championship title as they held off Azzurra to win the Official Practice Race in a light sea breeze today. The Turkish-flagged team, which has John Cutler steering and ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week

Mad Max Tf10 through a gybe - 2019 Hamilton Island Race Week, day 4 - photo © Salty Dingo

The brand new Tf10 Mad Max up on one hull through a gybe and Kim William’s Melges 32 Rock n Roll living up to its name by performing a massive wipe-out at the northern end of Dent Island in a gust made for a colourful day four of racing at Hamilton Island Race Week. This was after some morning frivolity when crews ...

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M32 European Series

Taylor Canfield (right) will sail with Convexity for this year's M32 Worlds, while Dan Cheresh (left) will steer GAC Pindar / Extreme. - photo © Ian Roman / M32 NA Championship

Top teams from both sides of the Atlantic and sailors from across the globe are currently converging on the sailing mecca of Lake Garda for the leading events of the season for the M32 catamaran class. Taking place this weekend, over 24-25th August out of the Fraglia Vela Riva in Riva del Garda, the Pre-Worlds will double as the concluding ...

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J/70 UK National Championships

J/70 UK Class National Championships ©Tim Wright / photoaction.com

The J/70 UK National Championship kicks off this Bank Holiday weekend hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. The event precedes the Darwin Escapes 2019 World Championship (29 Aug – 06 Sept). However this weekend’s regatta is far more than a curtain raiser for the big event. 35 teams will be racing at the open national championships with top British ...

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Rossborough Round the Island Race 2019

Rossborough Round the Island - cruiser start © Bill Harris

Excellent conditions prevailed for the annual Rossborough Round the Island Race organised by the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club, held earlier this month. Despite a lack of sunshine, the mostly moderate westerly breeze coupled with a variety of favourable and counter tides produced an agreeably fast rounding for all of the twenty-one participants. This very long-standing and popular event in ...

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