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Monthly Archives: February 2020

TF35 Trophy

Debut TF35 Trophy season planned to kick-off in May 2020 - photo © Pedro Martinez / Sailing Energy

Eight teams will compete in the first ever TF35 Trophy, with four Swiss crews transitioning over from the D35 and four new crews set to join the fray. With the debut season planned to kick-off in May, Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi, Esteban Garcia’s Realteam, Guy de Picciotto’s Zen Too and Bertrand Demole’s Ylliam XII – Comptoir Immobilier will switch to the ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2020

Not a Diamond, sailed by Linda Gorrie and her all-female crew, will be back at Hamilton Island in August for Race Week 2020. - photo © Craig Greenhill / Salty Dingo

Entries booming for Hamilton Island Race Week 2020 An unprecedented surge of early interest in Australia’s premier offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week from August 15-22, sees the fleet growing at a rate faster than any other time in the event’s 37-year history. Staged over eight days on the tropical, island-laced waters of Queensland’s Whitsundays area, Race Week’s appeal is ...

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RORC Caribbean 600 Race 2020

RORC Caribbean 600© (2020) Arthur Daniel

The 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 starts on Monday 24th February at 1100 local time (1500 GMT), Antigua. The diverse fleet will be competing in four classes, with 74 entries sailed by over 700 crew members representing 37 nations. Antigua has been buzzing with sailors preparing for the 600nm race around 11 islands. The diversity of competing yachts ...

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America’s Cup

American Magic's America's Cup AC75 foils across Narragansett Bay near Newport, Rhode Island. © Amory Ross

NYYC American Magic’s Principal Designer Marcelino Botin talks about his approach to AC75 design: “You do wake up sometimes with an idea in your head. Something that just comes out of nowhere.” Botin fosters a design environment that encourages creativity, change and continuous improvement. An America’s Cup veteran, Marcelino is now applying the formidable collective experience of his design group ...

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Caribbean Multihull Challenge

Maserati in the Caribbean Multihull Challenge - photo © Laurens Morel / www.saltycolours.com

The tradewinds blew, then they blew harder, then they blew some more. The second running of the annual Caribbean Multihull Challenge (CMC), which took place last February 14-16 in the waters off St. Maarten, will be remembered for many things, but mostly for the breeze. It wreaked its fair share of havoc, but when all was said and done, it ...

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J/70 Midwinter Championship 2020

2020 J 70 Midwinter Championship - Day 1 ©Christopher Howell

Fifty-four J/70s took to the famous waters of Biscayne Bay to open the 2020 J/70 Midwinter Championship in fresh conditions of 15-20 knots, topping out at 24. 2020 J 70 Midwinter Championship – Day 1 – photo © Christopher Howell Following an onshore postponement as a front passed, the winds shifted, and teams were able to complete two exciting races. ...

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The Clipper Race Leg 5

Dare To Lead - 2019-20 Clipper Race © Clipper Race

Experienced First Mate, Al Jay, will take over as the Clipper Race AQP of Dare To Lead, supporting the team from Leg 6 and for the remainder of the circumnavigation. This follows the departure of Hugues Stellio who is leaving the role this week. In the interim, former Clipper Race circumnavigator and Training Mate, Mike Brien, will support the team ...

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52 Super Series 2020

Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week © Nico Martinez / 52 Super Series

For what promises to be a thrilling six-event year of competition that will take the circuit to South Africa for the first time, the 52 Super Series is again welcoming the support of key long time Technical Partners Quantum Sails, North Sails, King Marine and Longitud Cero. Specialist grand-prix boat builders King Marine and Longitud Cero and renowned sailmakers Quantum Sails ...

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RORC Caribbean 600

Maserati © Sint Maarten Yacht Club

Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini are in Antigua for the RORC Caribbean 600 Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 arrived in Antigua, in the Caribbean, ready for the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, that will start on February 24th at 11.30 local time (15.30 UTC, 16.30 Italian time), from Fort Charlotte. For this edition the race, organized ...

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Vote multihulls of the Year

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Vote for your favorite multihulls It was three years ago now that Multihulls World and Multicoques Mag launched the Multihull of the Year competition rewarding the best new models. Thanks to a dedicated website, you, the readers of our magazine, were among the thousands who voted in the first edition. And it’s going from strength to strength! Following the success ...

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