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New Caledonia Biggest Secret

The anchorages in the southern lagoon were unbelievable. Neville Hockley

A voyaging couple explore a new territory and discover an unexpected cruising nirvana. The truth is before Catherine and I sailed Dream Time, our 1981 Cabo Rico 38, to New Caledonia we also knew little about the country. It was mentioned only vaguely by cruisers as a French territory in Melanesia and a convenient pit stop on the western side ...

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ARC Portugal 2017

ARC Portugal 2017

At 04/06/17/ 09:00 the ARC Portugal office opened in Mayflower Marina in Plymouth, marking the beginning of the 2017 rally. All yachts received a warm welcome from the rally team and are now checked in. The check in procedure covers the programme in Plymouth as well as information on tours and marinas for the following three week passage through Spain ...

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Land Rover Winter Series 2017

Philip Grove’s Sydney 39 Cruiser Racer, Huntress - 2017 Land Rover Winter Series © David Brogan www.sailpix.com.au

A consistent southerly breeze greeted the 100-boat fleet on a glorious sunny day for race six of the Land Rover Winter Series on Sydney Harbour. After six races, there’s proof that every point counts in the overall pointscore, and it’s tight at the top. Though there were familiar yachts that continued their winning dominance in their divisions on Sunday, it ...

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World Cup Final sailors

Diego Botin carries the Spanish flag - 2017 World Cup Series Final © Pedro Martinez http://www.tp52worldchampionship.com/

Sailors from 41 nations received an open top bus welcome at the 2017 World Cup Series Final opening ceremony in Santander, Spain. Flag bearers from each nation waved their flags around the city of Santander before arriving to a rapturous welcome from the gathering crowd outside the Festival Palace and High Performance Sailing Centre, the CEAR Principe Felipe. The biggest ...

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Semi Finals Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Regatta

Emirates Team NZ passes the super yacht, Maltese Falcon- Semi-Finals - America's Cup 2017, June 4, 2017 Great Sound Bermuda © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

All racing has been abandoned on the first day of the Semi Finals of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Regatta. The four remaining teams in the regatta headed out on Bermuda’s Great Sound without a great deal of expectation on the prospect of racing. For the spectator fleet sunbathing and swimming the aqua blue waters provided a welcome diversion as ...

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Start to La Solitaire

First stage started this Sunday afternoon from the Gironde estuary by Bordeaux. - La Solitaire Urgo Le Figaro 2017 © Alexis Courcoux

The first of four stages of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, the 48th edition of the French multi leg solo offshore race started this Sunday afternoon from the Gironde estuary by Bordeaux. But the all too gentle winds which required a delay to the original start time, finding the 43 solo skippers drifting and struggling to beat the tidal flow, ...

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America’s Cup

Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers ACEA / Ricardo Pinto http://photo.americascup.com/

The wait is over, and a decision has been made! Emirates Team New Zealand have decided to take on Land Rover BAR as their opposition in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs semi-finals, which start tomorrow (Sunday). At the conclusion of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on Saturday, Emirates Team New Zealand finished second in the final standings, ...

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Melges 32 World League

Riva Del Garda - 2017 Melges 32 World League © Barracuda Communications

The final scheduled day of racing in Riva Del Garda ended with no further competition leaving Edoardo Lupi and Massimo Pessina’s TORPYONE atop the podium for the third event of the 2017 Melges 32 World League, European Division hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. Congratulations to all the crew members of the 2017 Riva Del Garda Melges 32 Championship team ...

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Day to go ~ La Solitaire URGO le Figaro

A day to go - La Solitaire URGO le Figaro The Offshore Academy

With under 24hrs to the start of the 2017 edition of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro race the 43 skipper fleet, consisting of 36 French, 3 Brits, 1 Czech, 1 American, 1 Swiss and 1 Turk will start leg one of the four leg solo yacht race tomorrow (Sunday fourth). Starting from the small French town of Pauillac on the ...

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Melges 32 World League in Riva Del Garda

Melges 32 World League © Barracuda Communication / Melges World League

Day two in Riva Del Garda at the third event of the 2017 Melges 32 World League, European Division hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva concluded with three additional, fantastic races. A total of four races are now complete with four varied winners and still, there is no clear and undisputed ruler. This characteristic of Melges 32 racing is not ...

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