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Lockdown Lecture #3 Svalbard

OCC Lockdown Lecture Svalbard © Simon Currin

The third in the series of webinars is now available to view via the link below. Escape to Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Judith, who is Danish, and Haakon, who is Norwegian, live in Denmark and sail Touché, an Island Packet 380. Join them as they explore one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas. ...

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International Melges 24 Class

Melges 24 fleet at the final event of the 2019 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - 2019 Melges 24 World Championship in Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy. © Pierrick Contin / IM24CA

The World Council of the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA), which consists of the National Class Association chairs and the IM24CA Executive Committee, voted to move the schedule of the title championship events out one year. This means that the 2020 World and European Championships that would have been held in 2020 will now be held in the same venues in ...

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PIC Coastal Classic

Miss Scarlett - PIC Coastal Classic - Start - Waitemata Harbour - October 25, 2019 © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

With 150 days to go, the New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club (NZMYC) has announced that the race is officially on for the 38th PIC Coastal Classic Yacht Race from Auckland to Russell in the Bay of Islands. Organizers are now accepting entries online and encouraging participants to get excited and get prepared for the labour weekend ritual. “It’s refreshing to ...

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Brest Atlantiques

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - Brest Atlantiques © Yann Riou / Polaryse / Gitana SA

Four 100ft trimarans sailed by just two crew each around a 14,000mile figure of eight course in the North and South Atlantic Oceans. Each boat regularly cruised at over 30 knots and hit top speeds well in excess of 40 knots. These are incredible, awesome, overpowered, understaffed beasts and the world’s fastest offshore machines. If you’re an early follower at ...

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RWYC Lonely Rock Race 2020

Lonely Rock Race 2020 © RWYC

The RWYC Lonely Rock Race is pleased to announce Spectra Watermakers as our new partner for the Royal Western Yacht Club Lonely Rock Race. Chris Arscott – Commodore of the Royal Western Yacht Club said: “again, we are very pleased to see a pioneering manufacturer supporting the Lonely Rock Race. We are highly aware of the damage that single use ...

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Americas Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand expect to have their AC75 Te Aihe back in New Zealand in early-mid June, 2020 © Emirates Team New Zealand

New Zealand’s Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield has outlined a likely protocol that will be used for athletes wishing to enter New Zealand. His comments came in response to a question raised at the daily media conference on Thursday, when he outlined a likely protocol that could be used for athletes wishing to enter New Zealand – bridging the ...

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ORC/IRC World Championship 2020

ORC/IRC World Championship © Sander van der Borch

Despite a strong entry list from the United States and abroad, and the exhaustive efforts of the New York Yacht Club along with the governing bodies for the ORC and IRC rating rules, the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 ORC/IRC World Championship, originally scheduled for Sept. 25 to Oct. 3 at the New York Yacht Club Harbour ...

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The Ocean Race Summits

The Ocean Race has a robust science and data collection programme © Ugo Fonolla

The second in the current series of The Ocean Race Summits will stream online live from The Hague and feature top experts and leaders from across a wide range of fields coming together to share solutions to accelerate the restoration of ocean health. Among the highlight programming for registered Summit participants is special guest speaker Lord Sebastian Coe, the President ...

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Rolex TP52 Worlds in September Puerto Portals

Day 5 - 2019 Rolex TP52 World Championship © Kurt Arrigo / Rolex

As the 52 Super Series racing fleet of TP52 grand-prix racing yachts returned today from Cape Town, South Africa, aboard the cargo ship BBC Dolphin in Valencia, Spain, circuit organisers have put plans in place to run the prestigious Rolex TP52 World Championship at the ever-popular Mallorcan venue of Puerto Portals from 15-19 September. Time and circumstances have conspired against ...

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Back up to Speed – America’s Cup

Te Kahu - Emirates Team New Zealand - Waitemata Harbour - February 19, 2020 © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

Emirates Team New Zealand are pulling back the time lost due to the COVID19 lockdown in New Zealand. Having lost several thousand man-hours from the construction program the team are trying to catch up to meet campaign deadlines. “We’ve taken on more staff and have bolstered our night crew – which is working well for us. Even in just the ...

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