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Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

2019 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - photo © Daniel Forster / Rolex

The IC37 by Melges sailboat may be new to them, but the breezy and lumpy conditions on Rhode Island Sound for Day 3 of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup were old hat for the teams from Australia’s Royal Sydney Yacht Club, Ireland’s Royal Cork Yacht Club and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Those three teams shined brightest on a ...

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Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race 2021

Richard Hudson's Pretty Woman is among the early entries © Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

To start on Sydney Harbour at 1pm on 30 January 2021, the inaugural Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race 2021, organised by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) in NSW in association with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS), is already gaining momentum with over 100 Expressions of Interest received. The race will be the centrepiece of a summer ...

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Fiji Regatta Week 2019

Fiji Regatta Week at Musket Cove Island Resort - photo © Ronnie Simpson

The 36th annual Fiji Regatta Week – Fiji’s largest annual regatta – kicks off this weekend at Musket Cove Island Resort, located in the beautiful Mamanuca Islands of western Fiji. One of the premier racing and cruising regattas in the South Pacific, nearly 70 yachts representing over 20 countries on six different continents have thus far registered, with more yachts ...

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The Clipper Race

Dare To Lead - Race 1, Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - photo © Clipper Race

The winners of the first stage of the Clipper 2019-20 Race (Race 1) have crossed the finish line into Portimão. Punta del Este took line honours, after racing 1,200 nautical miles from London, arriving into the Algarvian city at 00:45:22 UTC. Dare To Lead finished in second place, with Qingdao following closely behind, crossing the line in third at 0:26:00 ...

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11th Bartercard Sail Paradise open Registration

Bartercard Sail Paradise © Southport Yacht Club

The Gold Coasts largest sailing regatta, the 11th Bartercard Sail Paradise, is shaping up to be an event not to be missed. The race, which kicks off on the 2nd January, has been brought forward a few days and is right in the heart of the holiday season. Allowing the participants, a great opportunity to save some money on accommodation ...

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Warren Jones International Youth Regatta 2020

Warren Jones International Youth Regatta © Drew Malcolm Photography

Only seven days remaining to express your interest to compete in the 18th Annual Warren Jones International Youth Regatta! Hosted by the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, 2020’s Warren Jones Regatta will be sailed from Monday, 27th through to Friday, 31st January as part of the 2020 City of Perth Festival of Sail. Applications are open to males and females under 25 ...

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Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships

Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships - Day 4 - photo © Sportography.tv

The penultimate day of the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships was blessed with beautiful conditions in Tor Bay. With the breeze coming from the land once again, shifts and puffs of breeze made for tricky conditions with snakes and ladders right across the race course. Three windward leeward races were held in a shifting northerly breeze oscillating 45 degrees, ...

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30th Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

A second bullet today maintained SuperNikka's perfect scoreline in the Mini Maxi Racer 2 class on day 2 of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - photo © Studio Borlenghi / International Maxi Association

After a brisk Monday, day two of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup provided lighter 9-13 knot winds veering from west to north. A coastal course for most ultimately headed south around Isla Mortorio before returning to Porto Cervo. This year is the 30th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the International ...

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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Helena May and Son of a Son - SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, final day - photo © Andrea Francolini / SMIRW

Racing was delayed on the final day of Townsville Yacht Club’s (TYC) SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW), as Principal Race Officer Denis Thompson and his crew waited for a five knot breeze to filter through, and Division 1 was finally away at 1305 hours. Thompson really had his work cut out in the next to nothing and fluky breeze, ...

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Notice of Race 2020 Australian Yachting Championships

Alive - Australian IRC Championship 2017 © Andrea Francolini

The Notice of Race for the 2020 Australian Yachting Championships has been released, with online entries now open for what is sure to be one of the most competitive instalments of the pinnacle title for regatta format IRC racing in Australia. This year’s championships will be hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania from 3-5 January, immediately following the ...

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