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MacGlide Festival

Martini Racing day 2 - photo © Salty Dingo

For thousands of sailors gathered at Geelong, Australia Day was also ‘Super Sunday’ at the MacGlide Festival of Sails and a chance to blow away the cobwebs from a long opening day passage race down from Melbourne. Well into the evening of Sunday January 26, Rating Series results were pending the outcome of protests involving both divisions. Pending the outcome, ...

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JESS Match Cup Overall

Wind strength increases for Final Series - JESS Match Cup 2020 - photo © Tom Hodge

Hosted by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club (RFBYC) the 2020 JESS Match Cup was held from 17 to 19 January. The annual regatta is a feeder event for local teams to the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta with an invitation available for the top placed eligible skipper. Four had their focus on this prize, Kaiella Taylor, Murray Buchan, Conor Nicholas ...

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Clipper Race Leg 5

The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 6 © Clipper Race

Well, it has been an extremely busy 24 hours for the fleet as they sail into Day 6 of Race 6: The Sanya Tropical Paradise Race. The slow conditions continue to frustrate and this has caused a really close-fought battle between Seattle, Imagine your Korea, Unicef, WTC Logistics and Punta del Este. All the Skippers are reporting on how close ...

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SAILING Champions League

NSL day 1 Elliotts leaving RSYS © Darcie Collington Photography

Teams from three southern states will take to Corio Bay for the SAILING Champions League – Asia Pacific Southern Qualifier January 25 – 27 as part of the MacGlide Festival of Sails, Royal Geelong Yacht Club’s annual flagship sailing regatta. Victoria, South Australia and Tasmanian clubs are fielding teams with ambitions to qualify for the Sydney based regional Final in April, ...

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The Tea Route IDEC SPORT surfing at 38 knots across the Indian Ocean video

The Tea Route: Francis Joyon surfing at 38 knots across the Indian Ocean © IDEC Sport

The IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran has been showing her real efficiency over the past two days, as she passes through the heart of the Indian Ocean. Francis Joyon, Christophe Houdet, Bertand Delesne, Antoine Blouet and Corentin Joyon have continued to accelerate since passing through the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra on Wednesday, allowing them to increase their lead over ...

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America’s Cup World Series

Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli's AC75 sailing in Sardenga - January 2020 © Carlo Borlenghi

Time flies when it comes to the America’s Cup and in just three months a lot of questions will be answered with the kick-off of the very first AC75 regatta. The opening event of the three-regatta America’s Cup World Series circuit, the ACWS Sardegna – Cagliari (23-26 of April), is a key milestone in this America’s Cup edition as teams ...

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CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week

Mayhem - CRC Bay of Islands Race Week - Day 1 - January 2020 - Bay of Islands Yacht Club © Lissa Reyden

At the end of the 18th edition of New Zealand’s biggest multi-day keelboat regatta, it was Mayhem who reigned supreme in the event’s premier A Division. The TP52’s co-skippers, Harry Dodson and Tony Bosnyak, walked away with top honours on line, general handicap, and the coveted PHRF National Champion trophy after putting in a blinding performance over the three days ...

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Most-Southerly superyacht regatta

Millennium Cup 2019 - Bay of Islands, NZ - January 2019 © Jeff Brown

Amongst a picturesque collection of 144 islets, in the northernmost part of New Zealand, the most-southerly superyacht regatta in the world takes place at the start of each year. So what is it that draws yachts to this latitude to race, and has been doing so since 2000? On January 28, New Zealand’s Bay of Islands will start to fill ...

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J/111 World Championship regatta

2019 J 111 World Championship - Day 1 © Christopher Howell

With a rich history of international competition from Chicago, Breskens, San Francisco, Newport Rhode Island and The Solent, the J/111 World Championship regatta returns to beautiful Cowes for the third time since it was held there for the inaugural event. The 2020 J/111 Worlds will be decided on the Solent from August 30th to September 5th, 2020. The event will ...

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Governor’s Cup 2020

Close cross in 2019 GovCup finals with Leonard Takahashi (NZL) and Nick Egnot-Johnson (NZL)”. - photo © Tom Walker

Host Balboa Yacht Club has posted links to the Request for Invitation (“RFI”), Notice of Race, and event brochure for the 54th Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship to be held July 20-25, 2020 in Newport Beach, California. The Governor’s Cup Committee encourages experienced match race sailors worldwide who will not have reached their 23rd birthday by July 25, ...

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