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RORC Caribbean 600 – 2020

Biggest class this year is IRC One with 19 entries © Arthur Daniel

Sailors from at least 37 nations will be competing in the RORC Caribbean 600 organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. The 12th edition of the spectacular race will start off Fort Charlotte Antigua on Monday 24th February 2020. Over 70 teams, featuring close to 700 sailors, are expected on the start line. The challenging 600-mile race, in tropical heat ...

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J Class Caribbean regattas

Neck and neck - Topaz versus Velsheda in the heavyweight J Class bout in the Supermaxi class - Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2019 © Studio Borlenghi / International Maxi Association

When they muster in March in the Caribbean to race at the Antigua Superyacht Challenge and at the ever-popular Saint Barth’s Bucket, four J Class yachts will form the strongest class fleet since 2017’s J Class World Championship in Newport, RI. The back-to-back events will mark the notable return of Lionheart which pretty much swept the board during the landmark ...

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Denmark SailGP

The Danish team in action © Bow Caddy Media

The Denmark SailGP Team, presented by ROCKWOOL, unveiled its supercharged F50 catamaran in Sydney on Tuesday, as preparations for the first SailGP race of Season 2 gather pace. The Danish crew will join six other nations on the start line on 28-29 February as the adrenaline-filled, global racing championship kicks off for 2020 – and as the boat launched in ...

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Skipper Francis Joyon and crew members Bertrand Delesne, Antoine Blouet, Corentin Joyon and Christophe Houdet take guests on board before it departs for London, during the IDEC Sport maxi trimaran Asian Tour Media day at he The Royal Yacht Club © Théodore Kaye / Aléa / IDEC SPORT

Francis Joyon and the crew of the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran are expected to cross the finishing line for the Tea Route between Hong Kong and London tomorrow morning (Wednesday) between 7 and 9 a.m. After 32 days at sea, and having sailed almost 16,000 miles out on the water averaging almost 21 knots, Joyon and his crew are set ...

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Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo 2020

Multihull Solutions will showcase the award-winning Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 sailing catamaran at the 2020 Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo. © Gilles Martin-Raget

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club will host the ninth annual Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March 2020, from 10am – 4pm. Come on down and see the Multihull Solutions NSW team who would love to show you around the boats we have on display. The Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo is a free ...

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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta 2020

J/88 class winner Iris Vogel and Deviation - 2020 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg - photo © Paul Todd / Outside Images

First-time Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg skipper David Starck and his teammates on TeamPatStrong closed the regatta with a six-point overall lead in the Lightning fleet, winning the 23-boat class and earning a berth in the Helly Hansen NOOD Caribbean Championship. “We are a really competitive international fleet, but at the same time, it’s very much a family class,” ...

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40th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta © Laurens Morel

The countdown for the highly anticipated 40th running of the renowned St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is well and truly under way. The 2020 Anniversary Edition of the famed event is scheduled for March 5-8. And the preliminary scratch sheet for the 40th now sits at over 130 entries competing in a half-dozen dedicated classes of monohulls, multihulls, ocean racers, bareboats ...

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Caribbean Multihull Challenge ~ Overall

2020 Caribbean Multihull Challenge ©Laurens Morel

On a gray, squally morning off the lovely French beachfront community of Grand Case, the last boats standing in what has been an extremely eventful second edition of the Caribbean Multihull Challenge set forth on the third and final day of competition. With punchy, shifty breeze ranging from 10- to 20-knots, and intermittent showers, it was a day that rewarded ...

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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta at St. Petersburg 2020

2020 Helly Hansen NOOD Regattas © Paul Todd / Outside Images

Peter Duncan’s Melges 24 USA 829 took full advantage of a fantastic day on Tampa Bay to solidify his lead in the Melges 24 class on the second day of the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg. Duncan, of Rye, N.Y., and his all-pro crew are the sole team of 193 in the regatta with a perfect scoreline after five races. “We actually just ...

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Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing

Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta © RMYC Toronto

One week to go to Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta 2020 at Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto The weather is something we don’t have a great deal of control over. Having said that, the weather does look to be clearing, so please don’t leave your entry in this unique regatta or your tickets for the Charity Dinner until the ...

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