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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Marseille SailGP

The final SailGP event of Season 1 in Marseille, France - Day 1 - photo © Sam Kurtul / www.worldofthelens.co.uk

Tensions heightened in front of the fan-lined Seawall as Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge went head to head on the Rade Nord racecourse at the Marseille SailGP Season 1 Grand Final. The two helmsmen traded wins ahead of the four other national teams to secure their places in the title race of the season. Following another day of fleet racing, ...

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Fiji Regatta Week 2019

Nica and Roam battle - 2019 Fiji Regatta Week - photo © Ronnie Simpson

The 36th annual Fiji Regatta Week – Fiji’s largest annual regatta – has drawn to a conclusion after six days of yacht racing, parties, seminars and more. One of the largest racing and cruising regattas in the South Pacific, 2019 was once again very well attended with just over 100 yachts and 380 sailors participating in at least some portion ...

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Coaching Regatta~Ladies of the Sea

‘Ladies of the Sea' Coaching Regatta - photo © Isabel Wartho

The Notice of Race has been posted and entries are open for the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s inaugural ‘Ladies of the Sea’ coaching regatta. The two day event on Saturday October 5 and Sunday October 6 is open to keelboats, and one design Elliott 7s, Ynglings and J70s. Boats can participate with an all female crew or female helm with ...

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Golden Globe Race 2022

Golden Globe Race chart 2022 final - photo © Don McIntyre

Three years to the start of the 2022 Golden Globe Race An independent analysis report compiled by Meltwater on media coverage secured during the 2018 Golden Globe Race shows that the Race gained US$185m worth of coverage world-wide. Les Sables d’Olonne, which will be the host start and finish port again in 2022, gained 2 years of international publicity valued ...

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Spindrift 2

Spindrift 2 - photo © Spindrift Racing

Spindrift 2 was put back in the water on Monday 16th September in the presence of Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and the Spindrift racing team. The world’s largest racing maxi trimaran has spent the past few months being further optimised, as well as being fitted with new load bearing rudder plates, following the structural failure of the starboard rudder plate ...

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Clipper Race

After the bold, fast start to Race 2, the Commodore’s Cup, a 5,200nm race from Portimão, Portugal, to Punta del Este, Uruguay, a sharp drop in wind speed has left the fleet with a testing first 24 hours of racing as they head south. In his daily blog, Chris Brooks, Skipper of Qingdao, in fifth place at the time of writing, ...

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Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

2019 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - photo © Daniel Forster / Rolex

The IC37 by Melges sailboat may be new to them, but the breezy and lumpy conditions on Rhode Island Sound for Day 3 of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup were old hat for the teams from Australia’s Royal Sydney Yacht Club, Ireland’s Royal Cork Yacht Club and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Those three teams shined brightest on a ...

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Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race 2021

Richard Hudson's Pretty Woman is among the early entries © Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

To start on Sydney Harbour at 1pm on 30 January 2021, the inaugural Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race 2021, organised by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) in NSW in association with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS), is already gaining momentum with over 100 Expressions of Interest received. The race will be the centrepiece of a summer ...

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Fiji Regatta Week 2019

Fiji Regatta Week at Musket Cove Island Resort - photo © Ronnie Simpson

The 36th annual Fiji Regatta Week – Fiji’s largest annual regatta – kicks off this weekend at Musket Cove Island Resort, located in the beautiful Mamanuca Islands of western Fiji. One of the premier racing and cruising regattas in the South Pacific, nearly 70 yachts representing over 20 countries on six different continents have thus far registered, with more yachts ...

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The Clipper Race

Dare To Lead - Race 1, Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - photo © Clipper Race

The winners of the first stage of the Clipper 2019-20 Race (Race 1) have crossed the finish line into Portimão. Punta del Este took line honours, after racing 1,200 nautical miles from London, arriving into the Algarvian city at 00:45:22 UTC. Dare To Lead finished in second place, with Qingdao following closely behind, crossing the line in third at 0:26:00 ...

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