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Monthly Archives: September 2019

11th Bartercard Sail Paradise open Registration

Bartercard Sail Paradise © Southport Yacht Club

The Gold Coasts largest sailing regatta, the 11th Bartercard Sail Paradise, is shaping up to be an event not to be missed. The race, which kicks off on the 2nd January, has been brought forward a few days and is right in the heart of the holiday season. Allowing the participants, a great opportunity to save some money on accommodation ...

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Warren Jones International Youth Regatta 2020

Warren Jones International Youth Regatta © Drew Malcolm Photography

Only seven days remaining to express your interest to compete in the 18th Annual Warren Jones International Youth Regatta! Hosted by the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, 2020’s Warren Jones Regatta will be sailed from Monday, 27th through to Friday, 31st January as part of the 2020 City of Perth Festival of Sail. Applications are open to males and females under 25 ...

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Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships

Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships - Day 4 - photo © Sportography.tv

The penultimate day of the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships was blessed with beautiful conditions in Tor Bay. With the breeze coming from the land once again, shifts and puffs of breeze made for tricky conditions with snakes and ladders right across the race course. Three windward leeward races were held in a shifting northerly breeze oscillating 45 degrees, ...

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30th Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

A second bullet today maintained SuperNikka's perfect scoreline in the Mini Maxi Racer 2 class on day 2 of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - photo © Studio Borlenghi / International Maxi Association

After a brisk Monday, day two of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup provided lighter 9-13 knot winds veering from west to north. A coastal course for most ultimately headed south around Isla Mortorio before returning to Porto Cervo. This year is the 30th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the International ...

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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Helena May and Son of a Son - SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, final day - photo © Andrea Francolini / SMIRW

Racing was delayed on the final day of Townsville Yacht Club’s (TYC) SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW), as Principal Race Officer Denis Thompson and his crew waited for a five knot breeze to filter through, and Division 1 was finally away at 1305 hours. Thompson really had his work cut out in the next to nothing and fluky breeze, ...

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Notice of Race 2020 Australian Yachting Championships

Alive - Australian IRC Championship 2017 © Andrea Francolini

The Notice of Race for the 2020 Australian Yachting Championships has been released, with online entries now open for what is sure to be one of the most competitive instalments of the pinnacle title for regatta format IRC racing in Australia. This year’s championships will be hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania from 3-5 January, immediately following the ...

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New America’s Cup

The 36th America's Cup class boat concept of the AC75. © Virtual Eye

In sailing, there’s no moment like the debut of a new America’s Cup rule It’s the week before Labor Day as I type this. And something that happens only rarely in our sport is about to take place. The first boats designed to a new America’s Cup rule are about to be launched and take their first sails. There is ...

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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Vixen 1 launches - SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, day 4 © Andrea Francolini / SMIRW

Racing Townsville Yacht Club’s (TYC) SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW) got under way late today as race officials waited for the light south-easterly wind to fill in, and when it arrived shortly before 12.30pm it was a magic day’s sail, the breeze peaking at 14 knots, but averaging 8-10 knots. While the heavier boats would love to see more ...

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GC32 Racing Tour finale 2019

Oman Air currently sits at the top of 2019 GC32 Racing Tour leaderboard after winning in Villasimius and at Copa del Rey MAPFRE. - photo © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour

Muscat will be the perfect setting for 2019 GC32 Racing Tour finale Oman is to host the final and deciding event of the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour, especially with the Oman Air team well placed to secure the overall Tour title on home waters. Muscat will extend a warm welcome to the fleet of high-performance foiling catamarans as they race ...

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Clipper Race 2019-20

Clipper Race team, Punta del Este, passes through Tower Bridge London - photo © Jason Bye - www.jasonbye.com

Tower Bridge lifts for the Clipper 2019-20 Race departure The sun shone on the thousands of supporters who lined the banks of St. Katharine Docks and the River Thames to witness the Clipper 2019-20 Race departure. Tower Bridge was lifted to mark the occasion and the eleven strong fleet paraded up the Thames to rapturous applause. Clipper 2019-20 Race – ...

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