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Monthly Archives: January 2020


France SailGP Team at Sydney Harbour. - photo © Eloi Stichelbaut / France SailGP Team

France SailGP Team introduces its roster for 2020 With less than 40 days before the opening of Season 2 of SailGP in Sydney, the French team is aiming to reach its 2020 objectives as early as possible in the season. The objectives are twofold, to perform well at each event and ensure that it is among the best teams in ...

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L4 Trifork record around the island of Mallorca

L4 Trifork © L4 Trifork

With a weather forecast showing gust up to 40 knots from northeast and waves of eight meters in height, the crew got a greenlight from Real Club Nautic to start the record attempt Monday January the 20th at 7:00 in the morning, in pitch darkness. 13 hours, 15 minutes and 17 seconds later L4 Trifork (Former VO70 Ericsson 4) with ...

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44Cup season 2020

RC44 Sotogrande Cup - photo © Nico Martinez / MartinezStudio

The 2020 season is set for the 44Cup and for the first time the ultra-competitive one design owner-driver RC44 fleet will join one of the oldest and most respected regattas in the world, Cowes Week. As they did in 2019, the 44Cup will start its 2020 season on the Adriatic Sea with the 44Cup Portorož, Slovenia, over 22 – 26 ...

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Landsail Tyres J-Cup final day © Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com

Key Yachting is delighted to announce that Landsail Tyres will once again be the title sponsor for the 2020 Landsail Tyres J-Cup, hosted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club 2-4 July 2020. Landsail Tyres have supported the regatta since 2015, their continued support allows FREE berthing at Cowes Yacht Haven for the 2020 regatta. Free berthing is only available for ...

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Evolution Sails Round North Island Yacht Race 2020

SSANZ Round North Island Yacht Race - January 2020 © Deborah Williams

With just one month until the 2020 Evolution Sails Round North Island Yacht Race, anticipation is starting to build for the 38 boats entered in the fleet with the official release of the provisional divisions for the race. Division 1 will include Wired, a Bakewell-White 15.85, Kia Kaha, a TP52, Miss Scarlet, a Reichel Pugh IRC52, Blink, a Shaw 12, ...

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18th annual CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week

Bay of Islands Sailing Week, 2019 © Lissa Reyden

Bay of Islands Sailing Week starts Wednesday with biggest ever fleet The 18th annual CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week gets under way today, Wednesday 22 January. A record-breaking 141 boats are set to take part in three days of yacht racing as part of “the best big boat regatta in New Zealand”, according to yachting commentator Peter Montgomery. For ...

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Clipper Race Leg 5

The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6 - photo © Clipper Race

The Whitsundays has delivered a feast for the senses, from the azure blue waters to the stunning natural landscapes of coast and islands, dotted with secluded beaches. Away from yacht preparations crew have enjoyed exploring the region and its wildlife, adventure activities and culinary delights. Now, it is time for Race 6, the first of three races in Leg 5: The ...

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Lonely Rock Race 2020

Lonely Rock Race 2020 © SPC Marine Marketing

The Royal Western Yacht Club of England in Plymouth is excited to announce the RWYC ‘Lonely Rock Race’ 2020. In association with The Royal Victoria Yacht Club, this biennial Race will start from the vicinity of Ryde in the Eastern Solent. The course will leave the Isles of Scilly to Port, round the Fastnet Rock to Port, pass the Isles ...

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Volcano eruption ~ Subic Bay International Regatta cancelled

Taal volcano erupting, just 27nm from Verde Island © Fobos Planet

In line with the potential threat of a much larger volcanic eruption of Taal Volcano, the organizing committee will stand by the decision of our main regatta presenter, Standard Insurance in the cancellation of the Standard Insurance Subic Bay International Regatta 2020, comprising the Subic Bay around Verde Island Passage Race, the Subic Bay Cup International Regatta and the Subic ...

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Sydney ~ 18ft Skiff Australian Championship

Shaw and Partners at the bottom mark on day 1 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship ©Frank Quealey

The Finport Finance team of Keagan York, Matt Stenta and David Ewings totally dominated the racing in a 8-12 knots SSE wind to lead the fleet after the two-race opening day of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. York and his team won the start with a risky port hand start at the pin end of the ...

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