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America’s Cup Recon & Alinghi Red Bull Racing

America's Cup Recon - Alinghi Red Bull Racing - B1 - AC75 - D9 - September 2022 - photo © Alex Carabi / America's Cup

The bull is back and looking leaner and meaner with fire-streak decals down her aft hull run-off following the repair post their capsize three weeks ago in an intense thunderstorm. It’s been a busy time for the outstanding shore-team on ...

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20th Islands Sailing Week

Day 2, Bay of Islands Sailing Week, January 25, 2018 - photo © Richard Gladwell

NZ’s best-loved keelboat regatta – Bay of Islands Sailing Week – is setting a course for a massive comeback in 2023, following last year’s cancellation of the regatta due to Covid, funding and other organisational issues. The event now plans ...

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International Etchells Worlds 2022

2022 International Etchells Worlds ©PKC Media

High pressure was the winner on Day One of the Etchells Worlds with no racing possible due to a lack of wind but the spirit in the International Etchells Class shone through. The Royal Yacht Squadron Race Team spent the ...

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The Golden Globe Race 2022

Copyright © 2022 Golden Globe Race.

The 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race made history delivering the first ever solo non- stop unassisted voyage around the world. Nine started, one finished, one died, one boat was lost. The legend of this amazing adventure was born. It ...

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AC40 is tested in Auckland & America’s Cup

Emirates Team NZ's AC40 - Foiling Trial - September 20, 2022 - photo © Adam Mustill/America's Cup Media

The exciting new AC40 that will be used to pave the way for women and youth into the America’s Cup has touched the water for the first time in Auckland today with Emirates Team New Zealand continuing its extensive commissioning ...

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Défi Azimut 48 Hours

The Défi Azimut 48 Hours - photo © Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing Team

The Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération 48 Hours served up the perfect short test for the 2022 IMOCA fleet, as the boats heading for The Ocean Race, and the majority in solo configuration, took on a triangle course in the Bay of ...

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Sailing in Porto Cervo

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda- photo©yccs.it

September will once again be an intense month in Porto Cervo, with the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup scheduled from 4th to 10th September, and the Rolex Swan Cup returning from 11th to 18th September, after a four-year break imposed by ...

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Kiwis SailGP

Canada SailGP Team and Switzerland SailGP Team in action during a practice session ahead of the Denmark Sail Grand Prix in Copenhagen, Denmark. August 18. - photo © David Gray / SailGP

While New Zealand sailing is on the return path to a full international sailing program, with some good successes, there have been a few ruts along the way. The roughest ride has come from the performance of the Kiwi SailGP ...

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40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE

H.M. The King Felipe VI of Spain - 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE - photo © María Muiña / Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Marcus Brennecke’s ClubSwan 50 Hatari clinched the ClubSwan 50 class title on the final race at the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE but the German flagged crew endured some unnecessarily nervous moments after the nearest rivals Stefan Heidenreich’s OneGroup seemingly ...

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Simrad & Plastic Odyssey

Plastic Odyssey research vessel © Simrad

Plastic Odyssey research vessel re-fitted with Simrad electronics before global expedition begins Simrad Yachting has outfitted the bridge of the Plastic Odyssey research vessel as part of a 4-year partnership supporting Plastic Odyssey’s expedition around the globe to tackle the ...

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