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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2020

Start of Rolex Middle Sea Race 2019 - photo © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

On the surface, all looks well for the 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race, scheduled to start on 17 October 2020 from Valletta’s Grand Harbour. Despite the ongoing disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, 79 boats representing 21 countries are currently registered. A diverse and attractive fleet given the circumstances, with some fascinating entries. The Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) continues ...

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Jules Verne Trophy

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild © Yann Riou / Polaryse / Gitana SA

Jules Verne Trophy: Maxi Edmond de Rothschild 40 days away from the start of stand-by This figure has been on everyone’s minds for many months now; 40 days (23 hours and 30 minutes), is the exact time to beat if the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is to topple Francis Joyon and IDEC Sport, the current record holders. ...

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Diam 24od 2020

2019 Tour Voile Acte 6 - Hyères © Jean-Marie LIOT / ASO

Diam 24od 2020 season on the move! It will be short but intense! Thanks to the support offered by FFVoile, the Diam 24od class is able to provide a French One Design 2020 Championship, whose final general classification will be established, based on two events results: the ‘Spi Ouest France Destination Morbihan’ and the ‘Normandy Cup’. The Catagolfe will slide ...

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Persico 69F ITAS Assicurazioni Grand Prix

Persico 69F ITAS Assicurazioni Grand Prix 2.1 - Day 3 ©Persico 69F / Studio Borlenghi

The last strip of Veneto coast on Lake Garda, north of Malcesine, was the venue on the second day of ITAS Assicurazioni Grand Prix 2.1 Persico 69F Cup. We really talk about theatre because of the location, really close to the coast, and of a second day characterised by many penalties, capsizing, manoeuvres on the edge and wild overtaking. The ...

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The 2020 Vendée Globe

Official group picture of the skippers is being shot during the official press conference of the Vendee Globe, solo sailing race around the world, in Paris, France, on September 17. © Jean-Marie Liot

The official press conference for the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe was held on Thursday, September 17 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris. The event mustered as many sailors, partners, organisers and journalists as was safely possible. It is an important milestone 52 days before the start of the non-stop, unassisted solo round-the-world race which is shaping up to ...

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52 Super Series Sustainability Week inspired by 11th Hour Racing

TP52 racecourse action at the 52 Super Series Cape Town event, March 2-6, 2020 © Image courtesy of 52 Super Series

As is the case with top level sailing events around the world, the 52 Super Series has been hit by the global Covid-19 pandemic. But while the wider 52 Super Series family of sailors, organisers and supporters have put health and safety first and largely stayed ashore, the fundamental philosophy of caring for the environment remains as important as ever. ...

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RescueME EDF1

rescueME EDF1

rescueME EDF1 the world’s most compact Electronic Distress Flare Traditional handheld flares are still mandatory in some legislations; however, they are technologically obsolete, potentially dangerous to use, sensitive to humidity and their operating time is limited to 60 seconds… a good reason to “double” them up with an LED light such as this EDF1 developed by British equipment manufacturer Ocean ...

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135-foot Superyacht Ocean Emerald

Camper & Nicholsons

This Rule-Breaking 135-Foot Superyacht Has Been Turning Heads for More Than a Decade Love it or loathe it, there are no half-measures when it comes to the polarizing, mind-bending lines of the 135-foot superyacht Ocean Emerald. That arching sweep of its steely-gray superstructure. The awkward, uncomfortable roofline as it swoops down to meet the pinched bow. Those harsh horizontal bars along the ...

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SailGP event of Season 2

Great Britain SailGP Team helmed by Ben Ainslie prepares to overtake the fleet at the start of the first race on Race Day 2 - SailGP - Sydney - Season 2 - February 2020 - Sydney, Australia. © Bob Martin/SailGP

SailGP today announced the selection of the Danish city of Aarhus to host the fourth event in the global championship’s second season. ROCKWOOL will serve as Title Partner for SailGP’s Scandinavian debut as the world’s fastest sail racing descends on the picturesque Bay of Aarhus, August 20-21, 2021. The grand prix event will mark the first opportunity for helmsman Nicolai ...

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Défi Azimut

Défi Azimut © Christophe Favreau / Défi Azimut

The utmost composure and an element of luck was required to take the win in this 48-hour Azimut. Still anyone’s game right to the wire, race victory for the second consecutive year finally went to Jérémie Beyou (Charal), an opportunist hunter who managed to latch onto just enough air at Ile de Groix to carry him over the line. Samantha ...

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