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Rolex China Sea Race

Start of race - Rolex China Sea Race 2016 © Rolex / Daniel Forster

With just under a month to go before the start of the 56th Anniversary of the Rolex China Sea Race, 30 entries have been received from eight territories, including one double-handed entry. Philippe Grelon, an experienced offshore sailor, has raced in all of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s blue water classics, since arriving in Hong Kong, including the 2014 and ...

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North Sails Palma

3Di Superyacht sails by North Sails © Stuart Pearce

Following the January announcement that the experts from the former Doyle Palma team would join forces with the local North Sails loft in Mallorca, Spain, the newly combined facilities and the team are taking shape in the heart of the global Superyacht industry. The enhanced personnel, increased capacity, and expanded resources look set to offer clients, for both Superyachts and ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

© Clipper Race

It has been a short but tough race from Sanya to Qingdao, which ended in a dramatic finale for the podium positions for Race 8: The Sailing City Qingdao Cup. Six of the eleven Clipper Race teams have now crossed the finish line off the coast of Qingdao with the remaining five teams expected to battle upwind to complete their ...

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2018 Extreme Sailing Series

SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Oman Air - 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 1, Muscat - Day 1 - photo © Extreme Sailing Series

Three-time champions Alinghi dominated on the racetrack today, Wednesday 14th March, in the first day of the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™. Having lost out to Danish syndicate SAP Extreme Sailing Team last year, the Swiss team dominated from race one, determined to prove themselves straight off the start line. Consistent sailing across four races saw the experienced Alinghi crew finish ...

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SuperFoiler

SuperFoiler - Busselton, Western Australia - iD Intranet - photo © Andrea Francolini

America’s Cup mariner and dual Extreme Sailing Series Champion Paul Campbell-James says a win in America has revived his enthusiasm and hopes of victory at the Expr3ss! SuperFoiler Grand Final in Sydney. “I headed straight to Miami from the SuperFoiler regatta in Busselton to sail an M32 in the North American Series, which I’m pleased to say we won,” said ...

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Finn European Championship

It got a bit hectic at times - Guillaume Boisard and Piotr Kula on day 3 of the Finn Europeans in Cádiz, Spain - photo © Robert Deaves

The breeze finally arrived on the third day of the Open and U23 Finn European Championships in Cádiz, with three testing races in winds building from 15 to 22 knots during the day. Nicholas Heiner, from The Netherlands, extends his lead to nine points from Ed Wright, of Britain. However, Swedish World Champion, Max Salminen, had the best day of ...

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Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta - photo © Tim Wilkes

The Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta, the annual highlight for many sailors from around the world, wrapped up in fine style on Saturday March 10th at Coral Reef Yacht Club. Winners were decided after six days and six neck and neck races for the Star Class, with an equally intense eight races packed into three days for the J/70 fleet. For ...

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Tahiti Pearl Regatta

The spectacular Tahiti Pearl Regatta will be held from 7-12 May 2018 © Bertrand DUQUENNE Photography

Entries to arguably the world’s most breathtaking sailing rally are open with registrations filling fast for the 2018 Tahiti Pearl Regatta in May. The event, which is sponsored by Multihull Solutions, is staged from 7-12 ay and held on the stunning waterways of French Polynesia. Launched in 2004, the Tahiti Pearl Regatta attracts large contingents of crews from around the region ...

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Port Cygnet Sailing Club Regatta

Ocean racing Tilt was among the big fleet at the regatta - photo © Jessica Coughlin

Since Tasmania’s colonial days, regattas have been a significant part of the way of life of sailing Tasmanians, in particular those who live in Hobart, down the D’Entrecasteaux Channel or in beautiful the Huon Valley. Some, such as the Shipwrights Point Regatta down the Huon, have long gone but many continue to thrive and new ones established, thanks to the ...

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Extreme Sailing Series

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 7, San Diego 2017 - Day three - NZ Extreme Sailing Team - photo © Lloyd Images

Red Bull Sailing Team and NZ Extreme Sailing Team complete the line-up for Act, 1 Muscat Red Bull Sailing Team and NZ Extreme Sailing Team return to the fray for the first Act of the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Muscat, Oman – beginning tomorrow, 14 March. Led by double Olympic gold medallists Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher, Austrian ...

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