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Bermuda Gold Cup

International One-Design sloops race upwind on Hamilton Harbour during the 2019 Bermuda Gold Cup © John Singleton

When the calendar turned Jan. 1, 2020, organizers for the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s Bermuda Gold Cup match racing regatta were eyeing this week, the 19th week of 2020, as a celebration of the storied regatta. This week was to be the week that the 70th regatta for the Bermuda Gold Cup, an event of the World Match Racing Tour, ...

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Energy Observer

Energy Observer in the Islands of the Saintes in Guadeloupe - photo © Francine Kreiss

In a world ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, the crew of Energy Observer, the first vessel powered by renewable energies and hydrogen, has revised its programme, which was originally supposed to lead her to Tokyo for the Summer Olympic Games. Furthermore, following her first transatlantic passage from Saint-Malo, the floating laboratory, which is self-sufficient in energy, has undergone her first ...

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Yachting Festival Cannes 8-13 September 2020

Yachting Festival Cannes © Camille Iparraguire

On the international nautical calendar the Yachting Festival, the first show in the autumn and the leading in-water event in Europe, confirms that it will be held from 8 to 13 September 2020, in Cannes. Although the offices have been closed since the confinement period, thanks to the new tools deployed internationally by the Reed Exhibitions Group, the team has ...

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Vendée Globe 2020

The Vendée Globe poster © Vendée Globe

Preparations for the start of the next Vendée Globe are going ahead in an uncertain context in terms of public health and the economy. The Vendée Council and the SAEM Vendée are doing their utmost in conjunction with all the partners, skippers from the IMOCA class, their sponsors and public authorities to ensure arrangements for this ninth edition of the ...

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17th PalmaVela

TP52 races 7 and 8 at the 16th Sail Racing PalmaVela © Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com

17th PalmaVela will be held in the penultimate week of October 2020 The Organizing Committee of the PalmaVela regatta has now set the dates for the 17th edition of the regatta. It will be held between the 22nd of October this year and the 25th, as long as the health and sports authorities authorize it. On the past 25th of ...

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Young 88

Gavin and Carrington Brady on Young 88 Slipstream suffered from a DSQ on day 2 - CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week - Day 2 - January 23, 2020 © Lissa Reyden

Young 88s Plan a Covid 19 Safe Return to Sailing Shorthanded sailing leads the charge, building to fully crewed events and culminating with the postponed Harken Nationals now planned for November. After six weeks on pause it is time to press play. The Young 88 Association has been working with the organising authorities to make the wide and varied 88 event program ...

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Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

SAILING - Noakes Sydney-Southport 2019 - Sydney start 27/06/2019 (Photo by Andrea Francolini) FLEET Andrea Francolini

The 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, a major lead-up event prior to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, has been rescheduled to start in October. Previously scheduled to commence in late July, the 384-nautical-mile Noakes Sydney Gold Coast had to be rescheduled due to COVID-19-related restrictions and concerns. The 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast is now due to start ...

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America’s Cup

American Magic's AC75 Defiant testing off Newport, RI - photo © Amory Ross / NYYC American Magic

America’s Cup challenger, NYYC American Magic say they have made a huge leap of faith in exporting their AC75 to Auckland, without any immigration process in place that will get their team through closed borders into New Zealand. Interviewed on Sailing Illustrated by America’s Cup veteran Tom Ehman, American Magic’s Executive Director Terry Hutchinson confirmed that their AC75 leaves Pensacola in early ...

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Ocean Safety


The time for equipment servicing is now, says Ocean Safety “We have been experiencing a natural pause in our lives, with many of the activities we love placed on hold,” says Alistair Hackett, Managing Director of marine safety specialists, Ocean Safety. “For many of us, life without sailing is unimaginable. Being out on the water gives us a sense of ...

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RYA welcomes the return to boating

Launching at Notts County's First of the Year Race 2019 in aid of the RNLI © David Eberlin

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) warmly welcomes a return to the water following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday during which he stated that from this Wednesday, the Government wants to encourage people to take more and even unlimited amounts of outdoor exercise. Since the lockdown commenced, the RYA has presented a strong case for boating to be one of ...

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