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75th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Start 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race © Rolex / Studio Borlenghi

Entries are now open for the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with the just-launched Notice of Race (NOR) encouraging sailors from around the world to join the historic 75th running of the ‘Everest’ of ocean racing. First conducted in 1945 from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, the annual bluewater classic, which starts on Boxing ...

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The Ocean Race

Boris Herrmann, skipper of IMOCA Malizia © Jean-Marie LIOT

German sailor Boris Herrmann has plans to be on the start line of the 2021-22 edition of The Ocean Race. The IMOCA 60 sailor is putting together a campaign for the single-handed Vendée Globe, beginning in 2020, and plans to follow that up by taking on the fully-crewed challenge of The Ocean Race less than year later. “It’s a great ...

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First Regatta “Challenge of Cabo Horn”

The Cape Horn Race is an IRC handicap event for all monohulls between 40 ft and 80 ft.

Last February, I embarked in sail vessel ‘Guga Buy’ of Eduardo Zanella, which was in Ushuaia, for some exploration of the fjords, glaciers, pinguineras, castoreiras, among others, to acquire background with navigation in high latitudes. Having made the crossing from the Cape of Good Hope in January of 2012 during my circumnavigation in ‘Matajusi’, my sailing vessel, I was interested ...

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Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille

2019 Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille - photo © Christophe Jouany

Picture-perfect conditions greeted the fleets to kickstart the 10th anniversary edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille as the nine classes raced around the west side of St. Barth on racecourses ranging from 24 – 36 nautical miles in 15 – 20 knots of breeze. Of the 2019 entries, almost 30 percent are first-timers, a sure sign of ...

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International Dragon Tasmanian Championship

Drone image of the start of a race in the Tasmanian Dragon Championship - photo © Steven Shield

Hobart yachtsman Nick Rogers has added another championship title to his unprecedented record in the International Dragon class, winning the 2019 Tasmanian Championship on the River Derwent with Karabos IX. Rogers and his crew of Leigh Behrens and Oli Burnell outsailed the eight-boat fleet in all but one of the six races, and discarding his race two second place, finished ...

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World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final 2019

2019 World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final ©Chris Ray

Pauline Courtois (FRA) and Pearson Potts (USA) lead the Women’s and Open division after two flights sailed in the semifinals at World Sailing’s Nations Cup, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA. The first to score three wins in each division will advance to the finals. Stage 3 racing finished earlier in the day with Courtois, Nicole ...

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Antigua Sailing Week

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK / © Paul Wyeth

Antigua Sailing Week Launches into Second Half-Century Big is the word for the 52nd Antigua Sailing Week (ASW). This granddaddy of Caribbean regattas set for April 28th to May 3rd will be notable for both the quantity and quality of entries. For one, more than 100 yachts are expected to compete in everything from racing to cruising, spinnaker to non-spinnaker, monohull to multihull, ...

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St. Lucia Marigot Bay Marina

Marigot Bay Marina, St. Lucia / https://www.marigotbayresort.com

While most marinas must prepare for hurricanes, tropical storms, and other weather hazards, Marigot Bay Marina in St. Lucia does not. Bob Hathaway, marina manager for 6 years, says not even “Christmas winds” affect them at Marigot Bay. “The level of wind shelter is extraordinary regardless of wind direction.” It is a natural harbor that has never been dredged. In ...

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World Sailing Nations Cup 2019 Grand Final

2019 World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final ©Chris Ray

Pauline Courtois (FRA) and Pearson Potts (USA) lead the Women’s and Open division after two flights sailed in the semifinals at World Sailing’s Nations Cup, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA. The first to score three wins in each division will advance to the finals. Stage 3 racing finished earlier in the day with Courtois, Nicole ...

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44Cup Porto Montenegro

John Bassadone's Peninsula Petroleum has Ed Baird as tactician this season - 2019 44Cup Porto Montenegro - photo © MartinezStudio.es

The Bay of Tivat came good for the final day of the 44Cup Porto Montenegro with three races held and a most worthy winner in Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF. The Slovenian team led this first event of the 2019 44 Cup from the outset. Today neither they nor Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika won a race, but showed impeccable consistency, both ...

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