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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Regates Royales Cannes images 2019

Final day of Classic Yachts participating in the Regates Royales Cannes, September 2019. - photo © Eugenia Bakunova / www.mainsail.ru

Mainsail.Ru’s Eugenia Bakunova filed these images from Regates Royales, Cannes, on September 29, 2019. She reports that the racing on the Final day of the Classic yacht regatta was conducted in winds of 20-25kts gusting 30, providing a very challenging time for the yachts and their crews. Final day of Classic Yachts participating in the Regates Royales Cannes, September 2019. ...

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SB20 Australian Championship 2019

SB20 Blue Gull (Scott Glanville) and Pinch (Frazer Read) - 2019 SB20 Australia's Summer Pennants - photo © Jane Austin

The countdown is on to the start of SB20 Australia’s Summer Pennants with excitement building within the local fleet. The pre-Christmas series is sailed under the authority of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (RYCT) and the post-Christmas series under the Derwent Sailing Squadron (DSS). The twilight series, sailed on the River Derwent in Hobart, gets under way on 10 ...

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World Match Racing Tour

Match Race Germany - photo © Robert Hajduk / www.shuttersail.com

World Match Racing Tour acquires Match Race Super League The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), sailing’s longest running global professional series, has reached an agreement to take over the management and operations of the Match Race Super League at the end of the 2019 season. Events currently forming the Match Race Super League will be invited to join a new ...

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Zhik & Alex Thomson Racing

Alex Thomson on bow © Lloyd Images / Alex Thomson Racing

The innovative marine apparel brand, Zhik, announce a new partnership as the Official Technical Clothing Supplier to Alex Thomson Racing, as part of the team’s 2020 Vendee Globe campaign. The announcement comes shortly after the British ocean racing team have recently christened ‘HUGO BOSS’, their radical new IMOCA 60 race yacht in London. Zhik has changed the face of sailing ...

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Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week Porto Cervo

Practice Race - Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week Porto Cervo © Nico Martinez / 52 Super Series

Strong mistral wind ushers in Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week Porto Cervo A breezy Official Practice Race for the Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week Porto Cervo proved a brisk warmup for what is shaping up to be a windy opening to the five-day 2019 season finale on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda. A Mistral breeze of up to 28 knots ...

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The Clipper Race

The Clipper Race Leg 1 - Race 2, Day 6: The Commodore's Cup © Clipper Race

Close match racing has been the order of the day on Day 6 of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay. Incredibly after around 1,000 nautical miles of racing, three boats – GoToBermuda, Zhuhai, and WTC Logistics, have almost been in touching distance as they raced along the coast of Western Sahara. GoToBermuda Skipper David Immelmann is ...

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Marseille SailGP

Marseille SailGP Season 1 Grand Final practice day ©Sam Kurtul / www.worldofthelens.co.uk

Phil Robertson and the China SailGP Team triumphed with a first-ever race win on the penultimate day of the Marseille SailGP Season 1 Grand Final. Meanwhile, the battle between Tom Slingsby’s Australian team and Nathan Outteridge’s Japan team continued to heat up in advance of tomorrow’s US$1 million match race finale, as the rivals traded victories in the other two ...

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Flinders Islet Race

TP52 Zen started well, managing to beat larger RP63 No Limit to open water - Flinders Islet Race 2019 - photo © Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

A crisp 10-15 knot nor’ easter met the 32 competitors at the start of this year’s Flinders Islet Race – the second of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore Series. Setting off from Point Piper and strategically tacking up Sydney Harbour, teams pounded around South Head in bumpy conditions before setting spinnakers and making ...

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Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week Porto Cervo 2019

Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals © Nico Martinez / 52 Super Series

The closest finish to a title race in the history of the 52 SUPER SERIES will come to a head on the scenic waters of Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda next week at the Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week Porto Cervo. The host club favourites on the emblematic Azzurra seek to secure the 2019 season championship, in so doing looking to ...

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90th Anniversary with 160 Boat Gala Regatta International Dragons

Dragon Grand Prix Cannes 2019 day 3 © Elena Razina

From 7th to 11th October 2019 160 International Dragon keelboats will gather in San Remo, Italy, to mark the 90th Anniversary of this illustrious and extraordinary class. Dragon sailors past and present, friends of the class and the media are invited to participate in this week-long celebration of all things Dragon. From her inception as an entry by Johan Anker ...

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