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Transat Jacques Vabre

Multi50 - Transat Jacques Vabre © Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / TJV http://www.transat-jacques-vabre.com/

As happens every two years, couples are getting together as the summer approaches…to form solid partnerships for the Transat Jacques Vabre, the double-handed race of reference, which has been leaving Le Havre since 1993. For this 13th edition, 42 teams will cast off their moorings, and head for Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, on 4,350-mile long ride; a mixture of tactical ...

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RORC Channel Race

The 2017 RORC Season's Points Championship, the world's largest participation offshore racing series © Paul Wyeth / RORC

The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Season’s Points Championship continues this weekend with the Channel Race. The 10th race of the series, and the last RORC offshore race before the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. For those teams vying for class honours for the championship, starting the Rolex Fastnet Race in pole position, is highly desirable, and with most of the RORC ...

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Nations Trophy

The Nations Trophy © Nautor's Swan

Significant events demand significant trophies. The Nations Trophy, launched by Nautor’s Swan and taking place for the first time this year between 10 and 14 October in Palma de Mallorca, hosted by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, is such an event. Accordingly, the high-end jeweller and silversmith Buccellati has agreed to create the prestigious Nations Trophy itself along with ...

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14th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2015 © Guy Nowell / Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

Last minute entries see the 2017 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek fleet reach 41 boats competing across seven classes including the regatta’s largest multihull fleet ever. The monohulls will compete in three classes – IRC 1, IRC 2 and Cruising – with 17 boats from around the region taking part including a number of newcomers. Five closely-matched “40-somethings” will be ...

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100 days to go Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race - 100 days to go © Will Suto / Volvo Ocean Race

45,000 nautical miles, four oceans, 12 major cities. Musto takes a stance against plastic usage in partnership with the Volvo Ocean Race and Vestas 11th Hour Racing. Meet Team Vestas 11th Hour Racing The Team American’s Charlie Enright and Mark Towill from Team Vestas are returning to the Volvo Ocean Race for a second consecutive edition, after launching their 2017-18 ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Rounding the historic Fastnet Rock - a lasting memory for all crews in the Rolex Fastnet Race starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron on Sunday 6th August © Rolex/Daniel Forster http://www.regattanews.com

While the Judel-Vrolijk 115 Nikata will be the largest yacht competing among the 350 or so yachts starting the Rolex Fastnet Race on Sunday 6 August, the battle for line honours glory looks set to be between two titans of the grand prix racing world. Finnish Whitbread Round the World Race legend Ludde Ingvall returns having previously put in one ...

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Round Britain

Moonspray - Round Britain 2017 Martin Allen Photography

Eight young people in recovery from cancer will be welcomed into London on Thursday 20 July as they sail up the River Thames to Canary Wharf at the end of the latest leg of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust’s epic four-month Round Britain 2017 sailing challenge. Launched by the history-making yachtswoman in 2003, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a ...

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J-Class

J- Class Regatta - 35th America's Cup - Bermuda June 19, 2017 © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

In the 1930s, when the rule was first introduced, J-Class yachts were the pinnacle of world yacht racing. But by 1940 many had been stripped or broken up for scrap metal for the war effort or just abandoned and left to rot in mud berths. Decades later several of these leviathans have been rebuilt and restored and are now part ...

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M32 World Championship

Winners - ChinaOne NINGBO (NZL) - 2017 M32 World Championship © Anton Klock / M32 World

Phil Robertson and the crew of ChinaOne Ningbo have won the M32 World Championship in Marstrand, Sweden. With rain squalls gusting up to 40 knots, principal race officer Mattias Dahlstrom was unable to hold any racing on the final day, and Robertson’s nine-point advantage on the leaderboard meant the New Zealander becomes the winner of the first ever world championship ...

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Bart’s Bash 2017

BART'S BASH 2017

The Andrew Simpson Foundation, the UK-based Sailing Charity with a global reach, sits at the epicentre of the unique annual sailing event, the biggest sailing event in the world, Bart’s Bash, which this year takes place over the weekend of 16-17 September. This is the 4th Bart’s Bash and the event management team is delighted to announce the launch of the ...

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