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Triangle Race

23rd Waller Harris two-handed Triangle Race - leg 2 off Les Landas © Bill Harris

The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club’s 23rd Waller-Harris 2-handed Triangle Race, held from June 30th to July 2nd, saw eighteen boats on the line in St Aubin’s Bay for the 9 a.m. start of the first leg, a thirty-five mile race to St Cast-le-Guildo. Conditions at the time promised a quick passage with the weather set fair coupled with force ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race

Rolex Middle Sea Race © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

Malta has often been described as the ‘crossroads of the Mediterranean’. The fleet gathering for the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race may well help change that description to the ‘crossroads of the world’, certainly the sailing world. Some 55 yachts, representing 25 countries from as far afield as Australia, Canada, Chile, The Philippines, and the United States, have entered to ...

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52 Super Series 2019

Sibenik 52 Super Series Sailing Week © Nico Martinez

The 2019 52 Super Series season promises two pivotal events on the open Atlantic as the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit is hosted in June next year by Puerto Sherry on the increasingly popular Bay of Cadiz race area for the first time in the circuit’s eight-year history. The circuit then moves directly to Cascais, Portugal in the quest ...

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Championships Warnemunde A Class Catamaran European

Game over on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde © Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com

And so the ‘A’ Class European Championships finally got underway, with a bang on Tuesday in Warnemunde Germany, after the first day was cancelled due to excessive wind/wave limits. An earlier start time was planned as the wind was due to increase again and the PRO wanted to get some races under his belt for the 95 strong fleet of ...

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RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race

The start of the Cowes – Dinard – St Malo Race will be an impressive sight, the fleet will be in the starting area along Cowes Green and Cowes Parade from 0900 on Friday 13 July © Rick Tomlinson

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with UNCL, Yacht Club de Dinard, Société Nautique de la Baie de St. Malo and the Royal Yacht Squadron. 130 yachts with nearly one thousand sailors competing, will be racing to St. Malo with the Royal Ocean Racing Club this weekend, arriving in the historic French port for massive celebrations. The ...

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Tornado World Championship

Tornado World Championship - Day 2 © Nikos Pantis

After a first day shortened in the water due to the administrative decision to secure the area for the aircraft’s Patrouille de France performance in La Grande Motte sky, the 2018 Tornado World Championship was back at the end of the afternoon. After a spectacular show the night continued on shore with a delicious Paëlla dinner, cooked by the race ...

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AAR Bermuda Hamburg Race

Rambler at the start area of the AAR race from Bermuda to Hamburg on July 8, 2018. - photo © John Manderson

With the retirement of Line Honours favourite Rambler 88 from the transatlantic Atlantic Anniversary Regatta, the cards have been shuffled for the remaining fifteen racing yachts. Whilst Rambler is on her way to Newport, RI at the nearby US East Coast, due to a lost rudder (and with all crew reported safe), Ker 56 Varuna is now fighting for the ...

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Tour Voile

Tour Voile 2018, acte de Dieppe, Raid cotier le 9 juillet 2018, photo Jean-Marie LIOT / ASO

Beijaflore completed the dream Dieppe double when they won today’s fast, exciting Stadium Racing Final, their second of the 41st Tour Voile. The young team skippered by Valentin Bellet which wear the colours of a Paris based management consultancy which are long time sailing supporters, now lead the tour to Barneville-Carteret, on the west coast of the Cherbourg peninsula with ...

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J/80 World Championship

J/80 World Championship 2018 - photo © Pierrick Contin

Due to a lack of breeze, those competing in the J/80 Worlds in Les Sables d’Olonne were not able to race on the Vendée region’s race zone this morning, but they did manage to complete three fine races this afternoon through until 19:00hrs in a thermal breeze that favoured the on-the-water jousting. The 73 competing crews, a mix of amateurs ...

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One Ocean Melges 40 Grand Prix

Alessandro Rombelli, Stig - One Ocean Melges 40 Grand Prix in Porto Cervo - Day 4 - photo © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication

Porto Cervo has revealed Richard Goransson and his incredible Inga From Sweden team as 2018 One Ocean Melges 40 Grand Prix Champions. As proven earlier in the season with wins in Palma, Goransson and his team – tactician Cameron Appleton and crew members Giovanni Cassinari, Federico Michetti, Marco Carpinello, Christian Kamp, Nicola Pilastro, Alex Sinclair and Oliver Tizzard – they ...

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