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5.5mR Scandinavian Gold Cup

Marie-Françoise XIX - Scandinavian Gold Cup 2018 - photo © Robert Deaves

Marie-Françoise XIX, SUI 218, (Jürg Menzi, Jurgen Eiermann, Bo Selko) took the first race win in the Scandinavian Gold Cup in Cowes on Wednesday after a tough opening test of skills and stamina. In an event where only the race win matters, Menzi battled throughout the race with Artemis XIV, NOR 57, (Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Trond Solli-Saether), and beat ...

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Nacra 15 European Championship ~ Lake Como

Nacra 15 European Championship at Gravedona, Lake Como, Italy - photo © Alexander Panzeri

Nacra 15 European Championship at Gravedona, Lake Como, Italy Do you remember when you were at school and teacher said before going on holidays gave you homework to do during the summer? Well yesterday for a freelance sailing photographer like me, it was the same: go to the event, do exercise, take a day off before make this report and edit ...

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Nominations for World Sailor of the Year

Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2018 © World Sailing

The nomination period for individuals to submit who they believe should be crowned Rolex World Sailor of the Year is now open. Anyone can nominate male and female sailors in any discipline of the sport. Nominate a sailor (or crew) for the 2018 Rolex World Sailor of the Year here. Sailors nominated must have performed an “outstanding achievement in the ...

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Women’s Match Racing World Championship 2018

Women's Match Racing World Championship Ekaterinburg - photo © Dan Ljungsvik

The second day of round robin sailing in Ekaterinburg, Russia, at the 2018 Women’s Match Racing World Championship saw a change of conditions as the first four teams punched their tickets for the Quarter Finals and will wait for the other four. After sailing the first day of the round robin on a mirror with very light and very shifty ...

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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Racing in IRC 2, Ross Applebey's British Oyster 48 Scarlet Oyster got the best start in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race ©Paul Wyeth / RORC

Big breeze has returned to the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race; the leading teams are blasting downwind along the wild west coast of Ireland as the chasing pack round the famous Fastnet Lighthouse, cracking sheets for Mizen Head. Phil Sharp’s Class40 Imerys Clean Energy leads the fleet but still has over 1,200 miles to go to take the prize. ...

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4000 European Championship Centro Vela Alto Lario

4000 Europeans on Lake Como © AVAL-CDV

Whilst Lake Como can probably lay claim to having the largest number of 4000s in Europe regularly racing on it, the Euros – when hosted in Italy – have normally defaulted to Lake Garda. This year however, the Italian 4000 Association and the sailing club at Gravedona, AVAL CDV, hosted a brilliant event at Como, which saw 35 boats competing ...

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Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff

Six GC32 catamarans pre-start, before the foiling kicks off on the waters of Cardiff Harbour in Extreme Sailing Series 2017 © Shaun Roster

Taking on the Series regulars on Cardiff’s famously tricky and tactical course, Extreme Sailing Series™ wildcard Team Wales will be looking to prove themselves as hot competition on home waters, as they race in the headline Act of the Cardiff Harbour Festival, from 24-27 August. Crewed by a mixture of Welsh and English sailing talent, Team Wales boasts an array ...

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Farr 40 class in Verve Cup

Norboy (Bow No. 11), the Chicago boat co-owned by Leif Sigmond and Marcus Thymian, leads the fleet during an upwind leg of the Verve Cup. - photo © Farr 40 Class Association

Leif Sigmond called it a “great precursor” to the Farr 40 World Championship, and that assessment seemed spot on. A strong fleet of 10 Farr 40s gathered at the Chicago Yacht Club for the Verve Cup and four days of intense competition served to stoke expectations for the worlds, being held in October off the Windy City. Sigmond, who is ...

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ARC Channel Islands Leg

2018 ARC Channel Islands - Leg 1 - James & Helen arriving on Moonshadow - photo © World Cruising

ARC Channel Islands Leg 1: Dolphins and rainbows It was an early start for the fleet as they slipped lines at 0500 and headed out of Dart Harbour to make the most of daylight for their 73nm passage to Guernsey. Once out of the harbour the fleet were treated to a beautiful sunrise on their port side with a rainbow ...

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Ida Lewis Distance Race

Bill Kneller's Vento Solare crosses behind John Gowell's Temptress at last year's Ida Lewis Distance Race. Fifty one teams have entered the 14th edition of the annual offshore adventure, which starts this Friday at 12:30 p.m. © Stephen Cloutier

With 51 teams registered to compete, the 2018 Ida Lewis Distance Race will create quite the spectacle of sail when it starts at 12:30 p.m. on Friday (August 17) between Fort Adams and Rose Island. Prior to the gun, Ida Lewis Yacht Club’s Race Committee will decide – based on weather forecasts and sea conditions – which of four courses will be ...

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