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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Rolex Middle Sea Race

2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race, day 1 © Kurt Arrigo / Rolex

The 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race, the 40th edition of the 606nm classic offshore, set off from Grand Harbour today. A fleet of 113 yachts, separated into seven starts, were wafted on their way by a very gentle northerly breeze that sent cat’s paws across the harbour, and left plenty of traps for the unsuspecting. No matter, for the competitors ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

With Dutch racing legend Bouwe Bekking as skipper, VO65 Childhood I will compete in the RORC Transatlantic Race for the benefit of the World Childhood Foundation © Childhood I

Varied fleet set for 6th RORC Transatlantic Race The sixth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race is set to feature a huge variety of yachts racing across the Atlantic Ocean with the Royal Ocean Racing Club. One-design VO65s and Maxi yachts have expressed their goal to take line honours and a tilt at the race record. Teams racing optimised performance ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

Groupe Apicil - photo © Christophe Launay

Damien Seguin and Yoann Richomme aiming to be the first of the Transat Jacques Vabre non-foilers Between now and the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre, which begins in Le Havre on Sunday 27th October, the IMOCA class has decided to share with you some portraits of the unusual, unlikely and surprising pairs that have come together for the double-handed ...

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2019 Mini-Transat La Boulangère

2019 Mini-Transat La Boulangère © Christophe Breschi

We are about to witness the denouement of this first leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère. It’s a tense finale with a very light breeze, that fades away to nothing at times on the outskirts of the Canaries. In the prototype category, François Jambou has a slight edge this evening, but Tanguy Bouroullec and Axel Tréhin remain poised to attack ...

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China International Women’s Match Race 2019

Seven Feet Team (RUS) and 2.0 Women's Racing (NZL) racing on day one of the 2019 China International Women's Match Race. © CIWMR 2019

The first day of racing at China International Women’s Match Race at Dishui Lake took off in perfect sailing conditions. With a steady breeze at 12 knots and gusts up to 16 knots. After the first flight of the day all the teams came ashore to be present at the grand opening ceremony. Many dignitaries attended including Ms. Zhang Xiaodong, ...

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The Clipper Race

The Clipper Race Leg 1 - Race 2, Day 28 © Clipper Race

As Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay, continues, huge squalls brought powerful wind, driving rain, hail, thunderstorms, and put on a spectacular lightning show for the Clipper Race fleet on the twenty-eighth day of racing. Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam looks set to take third place and claim its first podium position with just 14 nautical ...

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Globe 40

The GLOBE40 © Jean-Marie Liot

All systems go for the Globe40! Publication of the Notice of Race and opening of pre-registration Today sees another important step forward in the preparations for the GLOBE40 round the world race with the publication of the Notice of Race and the opening of pre-registration. Both documents, the Notice of Race and the pre-registration form, are available on the website www.globe40.com, ...

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The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race: Bekking sets sights on ninth campaign with Childhood © The Ocean Race

Bouwe Bekking, an eight-time veteran of The Ocean Race, has announced a new project with an eye on competing in the 2021-22 edition of the Race. Under the leadership of Bekking, Pelle Norberg and Gideon Messink, a new Swedish-flagged campaign in the VO65 class will begin activities during the fall of 2019. The sponsors of the project have decided to ...

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China International Women’s Match Race 2019

Teams practicing on Dishui Lake in Shanghai prior to the 2019 China International Women's Match Race. © CIWMR 2019

On 11-16th October 2019, the inaugural 2019 China International Women’s Match Race, the final event of the 2019 WIM Series, will be held in Shanghai on the Dishui Lake. The Women’s International Match Racing Association (WIMRA), Chinese Yachting Association (CYA), Shanghai Administration of Sports and Administration Committee of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Lin-Gang Special Area have collaborated to ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère 2019

2019 Mini-Transat La Boulangère, Day 7 © Alexis Courcoux / Mini-Transat La Boulangère

The leaders in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère have passed the latitude of Madeira this evening. Though they can almost glimpse the finish of this first leg to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the end of the course promises to be a bit of a struggle in light airs. The first ETAs are likely from Sunday morning. For now, François Jambou ...

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