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Newport YC Shorthanded Races

2019 New England Solo/Twin Championships © Alyce Croasdale

Shorthanded events in Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay remain on schedule despite the COVID-19 environment, with the Offshore 160 (singlehanded) on July 10 and the New England Solo/Twin (singlehanded/doublehanded) on July 24. Held annually, the New England Solo/Twin has courses ...

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18 Footers League

Noakes Blue matches downwind speed against the experienced Smeg team ©Frank QuealeyNoakes Blue team makes a spinnaker run look easy in a North-East wind ©Frank QuealeyThe Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone skippered by Stevphen Quigley ©Frank QuealeySteve Quigley with the young The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone team ©Frank QuealeyDavid Witt drives Applikancesonline hard off the wind ©Frank QuealeyAnother young team in 2019-20 was Birkenhead Point Marina ©Frank QuealeyNew Zealand's 18ft Skiff Racing Record: C-Tech skipper Alex Vallings has been a leading Kiwi contender for the past decade ©Frank QuealeyNew Zealand's 18ft Skiff Racing Record: Honda Marine on a two-sail reach across Sydney Harbour in 2019 ©Frank QuealeyNew Zealand's 18ft Skiff Racing Record: Honda Marine, spinnaker action in 2019 ©Frank QuealeyStephen Quigley's AEI-Pace Express gave Patrick Corrigan his outright JJ Giltinan World Championship victory in 1996 ©Frank QuealeyPace Express, skippered by David Witt in the early 1990s ©Frank QuealeySouthern Cross, joint champion in 1988 ©Frank QuealeyEmery Worldwide, skippered by twice world champion Howie Hamlin of the USA ©Frank Quealey1996 World Champion Stephen Quigley, seen here with his son Tom, is still heavily involved in the sport as an administrator, coach and parent ©Frank QuealeyThe Kulmar Family - Miles Furniture's spinnaker style ©Frank QuealeyThe Kulmar Family - Miles Furniture wins the start of a championship race in the 1974-75 Season ©Frank QuealeyThe Kulmar Family - Stephen Kulmar with the Giltinan Trophy after Miles Furniture victory in 1976 ©Frank QuealeyThe Kulmar Family - Miles Furniture, 1976 Giltinan champion, upwind on Sydney Harbour ©Frank QuealeyThe Kulmar Family - The winning Miles Furniture after the 1976 JJ victory ©Frank QuealeyThe Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone ©Frank Quealeytech2 ©Frank QuealeyTravelodge New Zealand won the 1974 JJ Giltinan championship ©Frank QuealeyVintec ©Frank QuealeyURM and The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines ©Frank QuealeyBirkenhead Point Marina ©Frank QuealeyRag and Famish Hotel ©Frank QuealeyBird and Bear ©Frank QuealeyShaw and Partners Financial Services ©Frank QuealeyIlve ©Frank QuealeySmeg ©Frank QuealeyFinport Finance ©Frank QuealeyDal Zotto ©Frank QuealeyNoake sailing ©Frank Quealeyappliancesonline.com.au ©Frank QuealeyAeroMedia team get as close to the action as possible to catch Winning Group on a flying spinnaker run ©Frank QuealeySmeg and tech2 are two of the top teams in the League fleet - JJ Giltinan Championship ©Frank QuealeyLee Knapton's 2016 JJ Giltinan Championship champion Smeg on a southerly spinnaker run ©Frank QuealeyNew sponsor URM's skiff in battle with The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines on Sydney Harbour during the JJ Giltinan Championship ©Frank QuealeyShaw and Partners Financial Services skiff improved over the season under the former Australian champion skipper James Dorron - JJ Giltinan Championship ©Frank QuealeySteve Quigley's 1996 JJ Giltinan World Champion AEI-Pace Express ©Frank QuealeyClose fleet racing during the 2019- Season - JJ Giltinan Championship ©Frank QuealeyLeague club President John Winning's 2000 JJ Giltinan Championship-winning AMP Centrepoint ©Frank QuealeyNew sponsor Bird and Bear scored a race win at the JJ Giltinan Championship ©Frank QuealeyBirkenhead Point Marina, one of the new sponsors attracted to the League 18s - JJ Giltinan Championship ©Frank QuealeyAeroMedia Live Broadcast video team during the JJ Giltinan Championship ©Frank QuealeyLegendry USA skipper Howie Hamlin won two JJ Giltinan Championships with this skiff in 2002 and 2003 ©Frank QuealeyNew Zealand's Honda Marine is the current Giltinan world champion ©Frank QuealeyDe'Longhi-Rabbitohs crew with sponsors wearing the famous South Sydney Rabbitohs Rugby League jersey ©Frank QuealeyFamous 'rabbit' logo of the South Sydney Rugby League team was well represented in the 18s just a few years ago ©Frank QuealeySouth Sydney Rabbitohs Squad with the JJ Giltinan Trophy ©Frank QuealeyNew Zealand's C-Tech on the spinnaker run into Rose Bay ©Frank Quealey

New 18ft Skiff teams wanted for 2020 – Apply Now The Australian 18 Footers League has long had a policy of introducing new and young teams into its fleet to ensure the continued growth and quality of the club’s 85-year-old ...

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MC38 2020

Dark Star and Swish during MC38 2020 Season Act 3 on Sydney Harbour © Tilly Lock Media

Winter sailing on Sydney Harbour is often fraught, light winds and plenty of shifting potholes to catch the unsuspecting out. For the MC38s crews who returned to their season after months of COVID isolation, getting the fleet back together and ...

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World’s first Clean Up Flotilla

World's first Clean Up Flotilla moves to Whitsundays © Ian Thomson

Originally we had planned to run the Clean Up Flotilla in Phuket, however current travel restrictions means we have moved this year’s Flotilla to the Whitsundays, where it all started for Ocean Crusaders. As a skipper in the Whistundays working ...

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Sailing and swimming with Orcas

Humpback whale and Barba, Troms region 2016. © David Go

Google the name Andreas B. Heide, and what you’ll find is not your average run-of-the-mill guy. After all, how many people do you know who go free diving with Killer Whales; in the Arctic no less? Crazy as it sounds, ...

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Racing for the Planet

Racing For The Planet - VO65 © Brian Carlin

VO65 entry and star-studded line-up for inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team has announced the official entry of its VO65 ‘Racing for the Planet’ boat in next week’s inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy, crewed by a ...

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NYYC American Magic

New York Yacht Club American Magic © NYYC American Magic

How do you go about coaching the best sailors on earth? How do you guide America’s Cup winners, Olympic champions, engineers, athletes, Ph.D.’s, artisans and innovators? All are essential to success, all are at the top of their field, and ...

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Race for 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race

Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet - photo © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

Despite the continuing seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are signs of the situation easing around the world. With cautious optimism, the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) is pleased to announce the Notice of Race for the 41st Rolex Middle ...

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Lonely Rock Race 2020

Maiden departs Auckland escorted by the legendary Steinlager 2 - photo © Amalia Infante

Tracy Edwards MBE confirms Maiden entry in the Lonely Rock Race 2020 Since her recent full refit, Maiden has been back on the start line of events such as the Caribbean 600 to raise funds for The Maiden Factor Foundation, ...

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International Melges 24

2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Torbole - photo © Zerogradinord / IM24CA

While the Covid-19 emergency seems to be heading towards a natural solution, the International Melges 24 Class Association is preparing to return where it has written the most exciting pages of its history: the race courses. Taking note of the improvement in ...

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