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One Ton Cup 2018 ~ FAST40+ Race

Mike Bartholomew's South African Tokoloshe II on day 2 of the 2018 Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup - photo © VR Sport Media

The breeze was on for the second day of the Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup with over 20 knots pumping from the west. Three windward leeward races created some epic FAST40+ action in the Solent combat zone. Peter Morton’s Girls on Film came out with all guns blazing to win the first race of the day. Niklas Zennstrom’s Rán answered ...

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La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro

Sebastien Simon wins Stage 4 of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro and overall © Alexis Courcoux

Through the intense final 165 nautical miles 24 hour stage Sébastien Simon, sailing Bretagne CMB Performance, stayed typically cool and focused after a start line collision seemed to jeopardise his overall title hopes. Although he lost 19 minutes and 37 seconds of the 35 minutes and 46 seconds lead and crossed the finish line of the final leg in 13th ...

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Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup 2018 ~ FAST40+ Race

2018 Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup - Day 1 - photo © VR Sport Media

Two races were held on the first day of Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup. After a delay waiting for wind, a sea breeze kicked in for two windward leeward races held in a solid 10-15 knot south westerly. Niklas Zennstrom’s Rán opened their challenge for the One Ton Cup with two bullets, winning both races by over a minute. Peter ...

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GC32 Villasimius Cup in Sardinia

Jason Carroll's Argo took a tumble but was quickly righted with no injury to boat nor crew on day 1 of the GC32 Villasimius Cup © Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour

A dramatic opening day at the GC32 Villasimius Cup saw two races held before black clouds descended on the race course, causing the wind suddenly to build to 25+ knots from the southwest, kicking up a rough sea state. Deeming it unsafe for the flying catamarans and to avoid damage on this first day, PRO Bill O’Hara called it a ...

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Resolute Cup

The Resolute Cup 2018 - Day 2 - photo © Paul Todd / www.outsideimages.com

It hasn’t been sunny and warm like San Diego, or breezy like San Francisco, but clubs from those two West Coast sailing meccas shined through some unfamiliar, and dreary, weather on the first two days of the 2018 Resolute Cup, hosted by the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court. Day 2 started with a healthy does of optimism that the ...

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Rolex Swan Cup 2018

Maxi Fleet - Rolex Swan Cup 2018 © Rolex / Borlenghi

At the end of the second day the rankings of four of the six classes in the 20th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup see the leading boats separated by just a handful of points, only Plis-Play and Mela emerge as clear leaders in their respective classes. The second day was also characterised by very light air from east-northeast shifting ...

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Formula Foil Ocean Racing Championships

Formula Foil Ocean Racing Championships © Stuart Greenfield

A new race format named Formula Foil Ocean Racing Championships (FFORC) with a minimum of 10 teams, sailing 10 races, over 10,000nm offering a total prize fund of £80,000 for the winners has been announced for 2020. Racing in identical Beneteau Figaro 3 yachts FFORC has been launched by a new business created by Stuart Greenfield. The championship will run ...

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MACIF trimaran

François Gabart onboard MACIF trimaran - photo © hocus-focus.bzh / Macif

The MACIF trimaran is awesome! Less than a month after the MACIF trimaran was launched again, everyone is amazed. The boat is sailing faster and is flying higher, as if she was brand new. This has impressed everyone. It would be an understatement to say that everything has gone well on board the MACIF trimaran since she was relaunched on ...

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Rolex Swan Cup 2018

ClubSwan50 Fleet, OneGroup and Mathilde on day 1 of the Rolex Swan Cup 2018 - photo © Rolex / Borlenghi

The 20th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup, which sees 110 Swan yachts from 17 countries racing, got underway today in the waters off Porto Cervo. While the three One Design classes completed windward-leeward races, the rest of the fleet sailed a coastal course of approximately 18 miles. The event is organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration ...

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Resolute Cup

The Resolute Cup © Paul Todd / www.outsideimages.co.nz

Whether it’s a recurring regatta, restaurant or retail store, there’s no compliment like a repeat customer. Since it was first run in 2010, the Resolute Cup has struck a chord with Corinthian sailors around the United States. Of the 28 clubs sending teams to the fifth edition of the biennial Corinthian championship for U.S. yacht clubs, 24 have previously competed ...

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