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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships

Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships 2019 - photo © Andy Green / www.greenseaphotography.co.uk

Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club in conjunction with the Royal Dee Yacht Club, were once again delighted to have the opportunity to host the Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championships, as part of our 2019 Celtic Regatta, and Welsh leg of the RC35 class Celtic Cup. We welcomed boats from all the Celtic nations, and the event started with a reception in Plas ...

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The Round Martinique Regatta 2020

Round Martinique Regatta © Event Media

The Round Martinique Regatta 2020: A Sailing Tour around Martinique combining racing and a rally Following the great success of this year’s Round Martinique Regatta, the organisers of the event are already hard at work preparing for the 35th edition next year. From Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th February 2020, Martinique’s coastlines will once again play host to the monohulls ...

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Lysekil Women’s Match Overall

Day 4 - Lysekil Women's Match 2019 ©Dan Ljungsvik / LWM

This year’s edition of Lysekil Women’s Match – the world’s greatest match racing competition for female sailors – is over. Lucy Macgregor, with her Team Mac, sailed home the gold in Lysekil Women’s Match, and this year’s Women’s Match Racing World Championship 2019. Macgregor showed why she is the two-time reigning world champion when she won over Claire Leroy with ...

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National 18 UK and Ireland Championships

National 18 UK and Ireland Championships at Royal Findhorn Yacht Club © RFYC

National 18 sailors converged in usual strong spirit at the Royal Findhorn Yacht Club, to compete in their annual UK and Ireland Championships from 28th July to 2nd August. Findhorn is a hidden gem nestling amongst the sand dunes of the Findhorn river leading out to the Moray Firth. The RFYC never fail to royally entertain visiting fleets and this ...

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2019 Sinebrychoff International 6 Metre World Championship

2019 Sinebrychoff International 6 Metre World Championship - Day 3 ©www.sailpix.fi

As the boats left the dock for the fourth day of competition at the 2019 Sinebrychoff 6 Metre World Championship in Hanko, Finland, there was a palpable sense of tension and anticipation. Ahead of the competitors lay two final races to decide the winner of the Open Division, with the leading three boats, Philippe Durr’s SUI Junior, Patrick Monteiro de ...

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Cowes SailGP

Cowes SailGP practise racing on Thursday evening © Sam Kurtul / www.worldofthelens.co.uk

Cowes SailGP practice racing: Dylan Fletcher puts a stake in the ground at home event Home town hero Dylan Fletcher and his Great Britain SailGP Team set the pace during practise racing on Thursday, placing a target on their backs ahead of their home event. The six national teams, comprising of the world’s best sailors, had their final day of ...

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470 World Championships 2019

Luke Patience and Chris Grube finish 7th at the Yamaha 470 World Championships, Enoshima, Japan ©Junichi Hirai / Bulkhead Magazine Japan

Race day 5 on Thursday 8 August was the day of reckoning at the 2019 470 World Championship in Enoshima, as the top-10 medal race line-up was decided in the 470 Men and Women and Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification spots earned. With three races to decide the four-nation qualification places on offer in the 470 Men and six in the ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 Overall

Multihull race start - Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 - photo © Carlo Borlenghi

The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of sailing’s ultimate challenges: a racecourse that has achieved mythic status, a turning mark that is a true icon in sport and a near 100-years of history and tradition. By winning the 2019 race, co-owners David and Peter Askew with the crew of the American yacht, Wizard, have become part of the enduring legend. ...

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New IMOCA60 Hugo Boss ~ Vendee Globe

The deck access hatch is more obvious in this shot. The cockpit has been moved forward, enclosed and the deck space used for 60 solar panels - Hugo Boss Launch - Gosport, UK, August 2019, - photo © Lloyd Images

Vendee Globe: On board the new IMOCA60 Hugo Boss Latest images and previously published video of the new Hugo Boss, designed by VPLP and Alex Thomson Racing as she was wheeled out of builder Jason Carrington’s facility. She is aimed at winning the Vendée Globe in 2020-21 – an event in which Alex Thomson set two single handed distance sailing ...

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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild secures Rolex Fastnet Race

Maxi Edmond De Rothschild wins the legendary Rolex Fastnet Race - photo © Yann Riou

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild secures Rolex Fastnet Race record in thrilling victory The 48th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race, which set sail from the Isle of Wight yesterday, Saturday 3 August, is sure to go down in the event’s history thanks to the incredible way Gitana and Macif concluded the race! For their second fleet competition at the helm ...

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