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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Scandinavian Gold Cup 2020

Ku-Ring-Gai - 5.5 Metre Scandinavian Gold Cup 2020, Day 2 - photo © Robert Deaves

Artemis XIV (NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Anders Pedersen) won both races on the second day of the Scandinavian Gold Cup, in Newport, Australia, to equal his own record of three consecutive Cup victories. In a first to three race wins format, he dispatched the opposition in just three races. It was a smoky day on the Palm Beach ...

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The Clipper Race Leg

Grinding away on Qingdao - The Clipper Race Leg 4 - Race 5, Day 14 - photo © Clipper Race

The experience onboard during Race 5: The Whitsundays, Heart of the Great Barrier Reef will be one the crews will remember. On Day 14 of the race, the teams have reported the anticipated conditions of the area, namely the Southerly Busters and unpredictable currents which have led to some tactical routing decisions. Whilst those closest to shore experience the effects ...

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Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta

2020 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta - Day 2 - photo © Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com

The second day of the 11th Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta was raced today, offshore from Broadbeach from the Southport Yacht Club. Over thirty yachts are taking part in the regatta this year, which includes the IRC Gold Coast Championship, where the champions will be the most consistently highly ranked yachts in their divisions and classes over a maximum of eight ...

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Australian Hobie Cat Nationals 2019-20

Hobie 16 start - 2019-20 Australian Hobie Cat Nationals day 2 ©Kathy Miles

Ideal conditions for the Hobie 16 class today as Perth delivered its well known strong sea breeze to challenge the teams at the Australian Nationals. Two races were sailed in the morning session in 18 to 20 knots and another two in the afternoon session in a solid 20 to 26 knot sea breeze. Making good progress on the leaderboard ...

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Cape to Rio 2020 Transatlantic Race

Maserati during the Cape to Rio yacht race - photo © Imagina

It’s a natural dream for any serious bluewater racer to want to press their trade across one of the world’s great oceans. Such is the case with the Cape to Rio 2020 Transatlantic Race, which starts on the waters off of Cape Town, South Africa on January 4. The first edition of this fabled race unfurled in 1971, giving bluewater ...

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Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta

2019 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta - Day 1 - photo © Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com

To kick off the new decade, the 11th Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta got under way today under a sunny sky in a building nor’easterly breeze with a fleet of 33 yachts. The Race Officer, Southport Yacht Club’s own Mark Dingley opted to start the boats off on a Course 12, the Q1 extended course. Taking the first race in the ...

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Macao Cup International Regatta

Macau Cup and Greater Bay Cup 2019. Team Estonia. - photo © Guy Nowell

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Cup Regatta & Macao Cup International Regatta 2020 Racing 9th to 12th January, this will be the second running of the event that aims to brush up awareness of sailing in Macao, and at the same time establish a benchmark occasion that brings together sailors in the Greater Bay Area, welcoming entries from Guangdong Province and ...

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