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All teams on the water America’s Cup

Artemis Racing (SWE) - Day 1 - America's Cup 2017, May 27, 2017 Great Sound Bermuda Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

All six teams entered in the 35th America’s Cup will be back in the water after herculean efforts by the Japanese and British shore crews overnight. Six races will be sailed today with Oracle Team USA competing in three of those, in a pre-arranged schedule which sees all boats sail the same number of races in each round. Round 1, ...

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Transpacific Course World Record Onboard Phaedo^3

Onboard Phaedo^3's record breaking run across the Pacific Rachel Fallon-Langdon / Team Phaedo

The past few years we have had a good share of success with at least one wrong turn in our racing program. When Brian Thompson and I were planning the Phaedo3 program we had a wish list of races and records which would be nice to attempt if we had a MOD70. The Transpacific World Record was the crown jewel ...

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35th America’s Cup

Americas Cup 35

Here’s a look at the teams vying to be king of the mountain at the 35th America’s Cup. Billions of dollars have been spent challenging for and defending the America’s Cup since its inception in 1851, making this event the pinnacle of regatta sailing. Here’s a look at the teams vying to be king of the mountain at the 35th ...

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Debuts New Superyacht Azimut

Azimut Grande 35 Metri

The Azimut Grande 35 Metri made its debut last week at the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous in Italy. Beyond being Azimut’s new flagship, the 115-foot raised pilothouse incorporates pioneering designs that include two beach clubs, a largest-in-class balcony, and the option of adding a level that serves as a second sundeck. Stefano Righini, the designer who has defined Azimut’s distinctive profiles ...

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America’s Cup

Softbank Team Japan followed by Land Rover BAR (GBR) Practice Day, America's Cup 2017, May 25, 2017 Great Sound Bermuda Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

After losing the first day of racing at the 35th America’s Cup, the rescheduled series will get underway on Saturday May 27 at 2.00pm (1400hrs) local time and will continue until 5.00pm/1700hrs local time. An 8-12kts westerly breeze is expected for the start of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers. Each team will now race twice a day (indicative start ...

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OK Dinghy Worlds opens in paradisiacal Barbados

OK Dinghy World Championship 2017 © Robert Deaves

The OK Dinghy fleet has landed in paradise. Most sailors in Barbados for the 2017 World Championship have been looking forward to this event for three years and so far it is delivering in spades, with fantastic sailing and fabulous hospitality, all based in a stunning location at the Barbados Yacht Club and Barbados Cruising Club. It is simply idyllic. ...

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European tour with super maxi CQS

Ludde Ingvall’s distinctive super maxi CQS Andrea Francolini http://www.afrancolini.com/

Ludde Ingvall’s distinctive super maxi CQS has arrived in European waters for a summer tour of races in places as divergent as Finland and Malta. The 98 foot boat, with which Ludde contested last year’s Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race, will leave Gosport, England, in the next few days for a delivery trip to Helsinki. While in the Finnish capital, ...

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Oracle Team USA

Oracle Team USA - 35th America’s Cup Ricardo Pinto

The two-time defending champion of the America’s Cup, Oracle Team USA, scheduled to open its title defence with a race against Groupama Team France in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on Friday, will now need to wait a further day. Gale force winds and heavy rains are forecast to buffet Bermuda on Friday and organizers have decided to postpone ...

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Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain 2017

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain © Marc Turner / EMCT

On May 20, a bright blue 44ft yacht, Moonspray, surrounded by a flotilla of local boats, sailed out of Largs Yacht Haven for the start of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain 2017. Over the course of the summer the Round Britain 2017 voyage will involve over 100 young people in recovery from cancer in this national relay visiting ...

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RCIYC Spring Regatta

Erica (David Myatt) - RCIYC Spring Regatta © Bill Harris http://www.shyc.je/Jersey-Regatta//

What a weekend! Blazing sunshine and fair breezes that made both days of the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club’s annual Spring Regatta, held in St Aubin’s Bay over 20th and 21st May, a resounding success. Sponsored for the second year running by the Salty Dog Bar and Bistro, one of the Island’s most popular restaurants and a near neighbour to ...

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