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Rolex Middle Sea Race

Rolex Middle Sea Race © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo http://www.regattanews.com

With a month to go, the 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race entry list continues to build steadily. Currently numbering 90 yachts from 27 countries and with entries not due to close until 6 October, the Royal Malta Yacht Club is confident of welcoming another impressive fleet to the island state of Malta. As diverse in the size and type of ...

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Audi Sailing Champions League

Audi Sailing Champions League 2016 © Francesco Nonnoi / YCCS http://www.yccs.com

Registration procedures concluded today for the Audi Sailing Champions League Final, an event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in conjunction with the Sailing Champions League and in collaboration with title sponsor Audi and Technical Partner Quantum Sails. The third edition of the Sailing Champions League Final has gathered 32 teams from 14 different nations in Porto Cervo ...

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RC44 Cascais Cup

Peninsula Petroleums bowman Miguel Jauregui counting the team into the start RC44 Cascais Cup 2016 © Pedro Martinez / Martinez Studio / RC44

Three regattas down, two to go and there is a three-way split for the 2017 RC44 Championship Tour title. So far this season current series leaders Team Nika of Vladimir Prosikhin and third-placed Katusha of Alexander Novoselov have taken a regatta win each. But hiding in second, under the radar, is Bronenosec Sailing Team. With all three Russian teams tied ...

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Clipper Race Day 32

Day 32, Race 1 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

Sanya Serenity Coast is on course to take line honours for the Atlantic Trade Winds Leg one as it is expected to be the first boat in to Punta del Este later today. Although it has a wind hole to navigate before reaching the Finish Line, it is over 80 nautical miles in front of the second placed PSP Logistics, ...

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Grand finale of the 52 Super Series in Menorca

Azzurra ready for the grand finale of the 52 Super Series in Menorca © Nico Martinez / Martinez Studio

Azzurra is at the head of the circuit’s provisional scoreboard with a slight lead on Platoon and Quantum. Racing begins tomorrow at 12:30 CEST and will end Saturday, September 23rd. There are eleven TP52s docked at the Club Maritimo de Mahon for the final event in the 2017 52 Super Series. This has been the hardest fought season ever in ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Leg Zero, Turn the Tide on Plastic compete in the Around the Island Race. Volvo Ocean Race. 02 August, 2017 © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

Sweden’s Martin Strömberg, a three-time race veteran and winner from the 2011-12 edition, is joining skipper Dee Caffari’s Turn the Tide on Plastic team for the Volvo Ocean Race. Strömberg, who will be a watch captain, helmsman and trimmer, adds round the world race experience and winning motivation to one of the youngest crews in the race. “I have sailed ...

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Clipper World Yacht Race

Day 30, Race 1 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

Sanya Serenity Coast has extended its lead in the closing stages of the race to Punta del Este, with the majority of the fleet caught out by wind holes. PSP Logistics and Great Britain have moved up to second and third respectively, having taken an easterly route, and are hoping to avoid the wind hole that has trapped teams to ...

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Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship

Bella Mente Racing at the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship in Porto Cervo © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

After a week of fighting tooth and nail against Maxi 72 rivals, Bella Mente Racing wrapped up the Rolex Maxi 72 World Championships in Porto Cervo, Sardinia earlier this month, taking third place overall. The regatta is the team’s pinnacle event each year and concludes its 2017 campaign. “Thanks to the Bella Mente Racing team for their dedication and commitment ...

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Qld Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge

Beneteau Cup 15 Suzanne VidPicPro.com-7 - Qld Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge © Julie Geldard

Now in its eleventh year the event comprises two passage races over two days in Moreton Bay. The French Yacht Challenge, on Sat 29th Oct is open to all French production boats (Beneteau, Jeanneau, Dufour etc), while the Beneteau yachts combine their results from the Saturday race with those from a second, Sunday race for the Queensland Beneteau Cup. Racing ...

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HYS One Ton Cup

HYS One Ton Cup © Louay Habib / FAST40+

From Thursday 21st September, the FAST40+ Class will compete for the prestigious HYS One Ton Cup. Created by the Cercle de la Voile de Paris (CVP – Paris Yacht Club) in 1899, the One Ton Cup is steeped in history and reputation in the world of yacht racing. Winners of the Cup include many legends in the sport of sailing; ...

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