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Monthly Archives: August 2020

La Solitaire du Figaro

La Solitaire du Figaro 2020 Leg 1 start - photo © Alexis Courcoux

The 35 solo sailors who started the 642 nautical miles first stage of La Solitaire du Figaro on Bay of Saint Brieuc on France’s north westerly Channel coast enjoyed a spirited send off in perfect 15-18 knot northerly winds. With sunshine threatening to finally split the leaden skies, the lone skippers set their course for Fastnet Rock, 300-odd nautical miles ...

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The Ocean Race Summits

The Ocean Race Summits are a series of events focussed on solutions promoting the restoration of ocean health. - photo © Ainhoa Sanchez / The Ocean Race

The next edition of The Ocean Race Summits will be an engaging, interactive, virtual conference, based out of Newport, RI, where the Summit concept was pioneered over five years ago during a stopover of the 2014-15 edition of The Ocean Race. Subsequently developed in collaboration with 11th Hour Racing, the Premier Partner of the Race, The Ocean Race Summits are ...

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Persico 69F Cup

Persico 69F Revolution. RHKYC Team Agiplast, Lake Garda 2020 © Persico 69F / Studio Borlenghi

Day 1, 18 August 2020: RHKYC Team Agiplast completed two races on the first day of the Persico 69F Revolution Cup, racing against the Italian YAC challenger Young Azzurra and two other Italian teams – Batope and WeArep. A good start, and a race lead, was spoiled by a spinnaker retrieval problem that allowed Team Batope’s 49er sailors from Italy ...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Swan Cup cancelled

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2019 © ROLEX / Studio Borlenghi

In light of the significant increase in the infection curve due to several outbreaks in the Costa Smeralda area and in Porto Cervo in particular, in order to protect the health of the staff, visitors to the facilities, and sailors, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda has decided to cancel the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup. The ...

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Melges 32 World Championship 2020

Melges 32 World Championship 2020 in Villasimius, Sardinia day 1 ©Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com

Having greeted the gusts of Mistral which, just a few days ago, made the first stage of the Melges 32 World League unique, the protagonists of the class met again today between the marks of Villasimius to start the World Championship. A generous easterly sea breeze awaited the crews, increasing in intensity during the afternoon, when the most intense gusts ...

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La Solitaire du Figaro – Alan Roberts

Alan Roberts finishes 2nd in the Solo Guy Cotton © Thomas Deregnieaux and Alan Roberts Racing

Alan Roberts set for La Solitaire du Figaro: The ultimate form of isolation for one Hampshire sailor Back on the 13th March, Alan Roberts was on the pontoons in Les Sables-d’Olonne in race mode, preparing for the first race of 2020, the Solo Maître Coq. Within 48 hours he was on the last passenger ferry out of France. France was ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2020

Rolex Middle Sea Race © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

The 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race entry list stands at 65 yachts representing 18 countries. It is a remarkable achievement in this extraordinary year. And, while there are less than two months to the race start on 17 October, there will be more twists and turns for both the organisers, the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC), and the prospective competitors ...

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Melges 32 World League 2020

Melges 32 World League in Villasimius, Sardinia day 2 - photo © Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com

Mistral, steep waves and dolphins, which unexpectedly visit the Melges 32 fleet on the race course: these are the ingredients of an excellent second day of sailing in Villasimius, the first stage of 2020 Melges 32 World League. Challenging conditions, which tested the abilities of the crews, but which thrilled sailors and enthusiasts for the spectacularity of the regattas. Three ...

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New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta

New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta - photo © Rolex / Daniel Forster

Sail long enough and you’re sure to have a leg where all factors conspire against you: the wind, the tide, the competition, passing motor boats, everything. That’s what this year is like for regatta organizers. The New York Yacht Club’s plan to re-start the 2020 sailing season on August 28 to 30 with the 166th edition of the Annual Regatta was stymied ...

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RWYC lonely Rock Race

Medallia starts the Lonely Rock Race ©Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com

Sunrise wins Royal Western Yacht Club’s Lonely Rock Race 1000hrs on Sunday 16th August and the first gun fires on the RWYC lonely Rock Race. The Royal Victoria Yacht Club’s race starting officer Martin Bedford calls ‘line clear’ and the race begins. The first start included multihulls, non-handicap class, provision for the Class40’s and IMOCA. Pip Hare on ‘Medallia’ had ...

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