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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Drheam-Cup Grand Prix de France de Course au Large

La Drheam Cup - Destination Cotentin 2016 start - photo © Thierry Martinez / Drheam Cup

The third edition of the Drheam-Cup, starting on 19 July in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin and finishing in La Trinité-sur-Mer, will be the very first Grand Prix de France de Course au Large (French Offshore Racing Grand Prix). The competition will be strong, with over 80 boats expected on the three courses, including three Ultime multihulls, just as many Multi50s, 25 Figaro Bénéteau ...

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ARC Portugal 2020

2019 ARC Portugal - Bayona © World Cruising

As restrictions are eased in Spain and Portugal allowing tourists to return, World Cruising Club are now able to confirm that ARC Portugal, postponed from June, will take place on the previously published revised itinerary. The confirmed start date from Plymouth will be Sunday 16th August, finishing at Marina de Lagos on Saturday 5th September. The rally will be subject ...

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St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational Regatta

St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational Regatta: : (l-r) Chris and Christian Rosenberg lead the pack while racing IC24s © Dean Barnes

Inaugural St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational Regatta – Overall Rosenberg, Compton top classes at inaugural event Sailing is social distancing at its best. No three people know this better than St. Thomas’ Chris Rosenberg and his 15-year-old son Christian, who won the IC24 Class, and St. Thomas’ Marcus Compton, who topped the Hobie Wave Class, in this weekend’s inaugural St. ...

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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2017 © Gilles Martin-Raget

Confirmed from Saturday, September 26th to Friday, October 9th, the new format of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez offers an event spread over two weeks, for the modern and classic yachts. The programme differs according to boat category with the aim to optimise registration, organisation of start zones – which will all take place in front of Saint-Tropez – and racecourses ...

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RNZYS Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021

RNZYS' Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021 © Ivor Wikins

The Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021 hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland is shaping up to be one of the major on-water events in the world next year with a raft of big-name entries already throwing their hats into the ring as the global superyacht fleet start to make their way to New Zealand. The regatta will ...

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Sailing Trophy

Yoann Richomme race lead - 2020 Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy ©Tom Martienssen

The inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy has come to a close, with The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team’s ‘Racing for the Planet’ crew taking line honours in both legs this weekend. The two-leg regatta between Cascais and Sesimbra was created in partnership with Clube Naval de Cascais to raise awareness and important funds for marine conservations projects. More than 50 boats ...

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NYYC American Magic

New York Yacht Club American Magic © NYYC American Magic

Marblehead, Massachusetts has produced a steady stream of America’s Cup talent for well over a century, with sailors like Charles Francis Adams, Ted Hood and Jud Smith leading the way. Trevor Burd carries the Marblehead torch towards Auckland 2021 as a grinder/trimmer for American Magic. Onboard DEFIANT he is charged with helping to produce, through sheer athletic force, the hydraulic ...

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Persico 69F Cup

Persico 69F in Malcesine © Persico 69F

Plans are set, six crews registered. After the presentation on February 20th, 2020 in Milan, the Persico 69F Cup is ready to go. The first edition of the event will see four Grand Prix events taking place in the second half of 2020 and the Persico 69F Cup will be one of the first international sailing events post lockdown: the ...

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La Solitaire du Figaro 2020

La Solitaire du Figaro fleet © lasolitaire-urgo.com

The owners and organisers of La Solitaire du Figaro, OC Sport Pen Duick, have confirmed that the flagship race of the French Elite Offshore Racing Championship will go ahead at the end of the summer. As many as 35 solo sailors are expected on the start line in Saint-Brieuc in north-west France at the end of August, and the skippers ...

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Normandy Channel Race 2020


Following several meetings in Caen last week, the Normandy Channel Race 2020 has been confirmed, a decision that is naturally subject to the evolution of the health situation in France. A draft proposal has been drawn up by the organiser, in collaboration with the partner bodies, which takes into account the latest health guidelines, whilst enabling the 11th edition of ...

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