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10th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth

Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille - photo © Christophe Jouany

With less than three months to go until the start of the 10th Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille, the line-up for this anniversary edition is continuing to grow with highlights such as the US Maxi 72 Bella Mente returning to action, and several boats that completed the Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe. A number of the competitors in ...

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12 Metre World Championship

KZ-5 and KZ-7 at the 12 Metre North American Championship 2012 - photo © SallyAnne Santos / Windlass Creative

Brazil’s Torben Grael and Denmark’s Jesper Bank, who have eight Olympic sailing medals between them, will face off in the 2019 12 Metre World Championship, joining sailing royalty from around the globe for the largest-ever gathering of 12 Metres in the U.S. Scheduled for July 8-13 in Newport, R.I. the 12 Metre Worlds is hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club, ...

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Beneteau First Yacht 53

First Yacht 53 © Beneteau

In late 2018, BENETEAU completed the renewal of the First range, with the launch of four small sport boats. Next summer, the brand is preparing to launch the first First Yacht: 53 feet of sheer audacity and performance, perfectly in keeping with the new brand signature ‘Avant-garde in boating’. With 24,000 boats produced in nearly 40 years, some of which ...

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Saint Moritz by GURNERTM 2019

Team Hollywood IRC div 2 champion - 2019 Saint Moritz by GURNERTM Australian Yachting Championship - photo © Caitlin Baxter

Three champions successfully defended their divisional titles and one new 2019 Saint Moritz by GURNERTM Australian Yachting Championship winners was declared after Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron rolled out a full series over three days. Light sea breezes 5-8 knots and flatwater closed out the final races on Port Phillip, eight in total for the IRC fleet and six for the ...

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Super Maxi Transpac champ Rio 100

Rio 100 © Sharon Green / www.UltimateSailing.com

Australia has the world’s best 100ft Super Maxis, so if you’ve dreamed of racing amongst the big guns, here’s your chance. As there’s not many super maxis in the world, it’s encouraging to the class that this is a yacht that has been upgraded and immaculately maintained to stay exciting and competitive. Extensive design re-modifications by the original designer Bakewell-White, ...

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Australian Yachting Championship 2019

Close racing for Whistler (foreground) and Philosopher from TAS - Australian Yachting Championship 2019 - photo © Caitlin Baxter

Boats contesting the 2019 Saint Moritz by GURNERTM Australian Yachting Championship shifted gears on day two with the short and sharp mode for the opening windward/leeward races replaced by stamina and picking shifts during the Port Phillip passage race. Following a light air flat-water start in sou’easters the clouds burnt off and the breeze went right, building steadily throughout the ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race - Leg Zero, Around the Island Race. 02 August, 2017 © Marc Bow / Volvo Ocean Race

Efforts to increase understanding of ocean health recognised by prestigious Ocean Tribute Awards. The seven boats collected new scientific data during the nine-month fully-crewed, round the world yacht race. This helped increase scientific understanding of the impacts plastic pollution and other human activity are having on ocean health. The award was presented during a ceremony held at the boot Düsseldorf ...

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The Ocean Cleanup

A top view image of System 001 taken during a daily inspection [2018-10-31 14.56 UTC-10] - photo © The Ocean Cleanup

It has been four weeks since we deployed System 001 in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). In this time, we have observed that plastic is exiting the system once it is collected, so we are currently working on causes and solutions to remedy this. Because this is our beta system, and this is the first deployment of any ocean ...

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The 2019 Festival of Sails

2018 Festival of Sails © Salty Dingo

The Festival of Sails, with the support of Barwon Water, has joined an international campaign to provide “clean regattas” in a bid to protect our local waters. The Festival of Sails, which starts on Saturday, has registered with the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regatta program, to provide a more environmentally friendly event and better protect local waters. Event organiser, ...

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New Zealand Millennium Cup

Dolphins at the NZ Millennium Cup race alongside Enso - photo © Jeff Brown

At the top of the North Island of New Zealand lies what is referred to as one of the world’s great natural playgrounds. The Bay of Islands is formed of 144 islets and, from 30 January to 2 February, it will host a fleet of superyachts racing through its emerald waters and tearing around its sand-fringed shores. A series of ...

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