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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2020

2019 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta - Day 4 - photo © Martina Orsini

An interview with Sara Zanobini about the 2020 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta When the conversation turns to historic East Coast regattas, the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta always makes the list of the most prominent events, given that it first offered racing for Star class boats in 1927. Moreover, the regatta has long offered Corinthian sailors the opportunity to hit the ...

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52 Super Series 2020

Azzurra at Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week Porto Cervo © Martinez Studio / 52 Super Series

The boat flying the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s burgee is in Cape Town ready to defend her title as 52 Super Series champions won last season for the fourth time in eight editions. Including the defending champions aboard Azzurra, there is a fleet of ten TP52s gathered in South Africa ready to begin the 2020 52 Super Series, the most ...

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The Atlantic Cup, starts in 100 days

America's offshore race, The Atlantic Cup, starts in 100 days! © Atlantic Cup

Race prep is getting busier and busier with each day and the 2020 race is shaping up to have one of the largest fleets in race history! We’re excited to welcome two new teams to the Atlantic Cup! Offshore sailing Legend Kito de Pavant will race onboard his Class40 #142 Made in Midi and Morgane Ursault-Poupon will race on #30 ...

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RORC Caribbean 600

Allegra - provisional winner of the multihull class after MOCRA correction - 2020 RORC Caribbean 600 - photo © Tim Wright / photoaction.com

For the second year in a row, David and Peter Askew’s Volvo 70 Wizard (USA) has taken Monohull Line Honours in the RORC Caribbean 600. Adrian Keller’s Nigel Irens-designed catamaran Allegra (SUI) is the provisional winner of the MOCRA Class. Tilmar Hansen’s German TP52 Outsider has finished the race and is currently the overall leader under IRC for the RORC ...

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The Clipper Race Leg 5 – Race 7


It’s been some time since the¬†Race Viewer¬†has depicted the combined Clipper Race fleet as achieving a speed over ground of more than five knots, but the fourth day of Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race can boast that. The upwind conditions have meant life on board is wet, at an angle and requires constant focus, as Punta del Este ...

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SailGP video

© Bob Martin for SailGP

SailGP speeds into Season 2 on Sydney Harbour After months of anticipation and fueled by the addition of two new national teams and the most decorated Olympic sailor ever joining the global league, the world’s fastest sail racing is ready to take over Sydney Harbour for the opening event of SailGP Season 2. Tom Slingsby’s Australia SailGP Team returns to ...

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Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta

Matt Allen's Ichi Ban was too good for the rest, clinching the division one title - 2020 Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta, final day © Bugs Puglisi

Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban has held off a fast finishing Secret Men’s Business to clinch his second Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta in a row. Geoff Boettcher and the Secret Men’s Business team won the first of two races on IRC today to force the result to come right down to the final race in what was a division one ...

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SailGP in Sydney

SailGP practice race in Sydney ©Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com

All seven SailGP teams were on the start line today in Sydney for the first round of practice races for the second season, including the winner of season one, Australia. While all eyes were on Ben Ainslie and his Ineos sponsored team from Great Britain, it was the young Spanish team who forced all viewers to toss out their form ...

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The Race Around


It is with great excitement that The Race Around can today confirm the first competitor campaigning to be on the start line of Class40s new around the world race. Having spend a decade on the Multi50 “Arkema”, Lalou Roucayrol embarks on a new adventure with Class40 culminating in The Race Around 2023. From the Medoc region of France, Lalou Roucayrol ...

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Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta

Carrera S with some spinnaker action on Day 2 of Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta 2020 - photo © Bugs Puglisi

Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban has added another picket to its Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta score, giving them the edge over rivals Secret Men’s Business as we head into the second half of the event. The traditional Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta ‘long race’ gave sailors glamour conditions and a race outside of Boston Bay, which showcased some of the ...

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