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RORC Caribbean 600 video

Ross Applebey's British Oyster 48 Scarlet Oyster enjoyed a good start in IRC Two - 2020 RORC Caribbean 600 - photo © Arthur Daniel / RORC

Sparkling conditions prevailed for the start of the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. The impressive 73-boat fleet gathered outside Antigua’s English Harbour, relishing the prospect of racing 600nm in stunning conditions.  A light south easterly breeze gave a gentle start to the race, but the fierce competition was exemplified by highly ...

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Clipper Race Leg 5 – Race 7

The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 1 © Clipper Race

Following the spectacle and ceremony of the fleet’s departure from the Subic Bay Yacht Club in the Philippines, Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race is under way! Punta del Este was the first team to cross the starting line closely followed by Visit Sanya, China with Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam in third position. Clipper Race Director, Mark Light, ...

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Rolex Giraglia Race 2020

Rolex Giraglia 2019 © Nautor's Swan / Studio Borlenghi

The 68th edition of this Mediterranean Classic is now open for entries and the notice of race is available online. From June 5-13 between St Tropez and Genoa. Entry open for Rolex Giraglia Race 2020 Programme As usual, the Rolex Giraglia week begins with the Sanremo-Saint Tropez race which will start at midnight on Friday, June 5. Three days of ...

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Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta

It was a slow start to the opening day of the Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta - photo © Joe 'Bugs' Puglisi

Close and competitive sailing was on the menu for the first day of the Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta, with a mix of results across the four divisions. The day greeted sailors with a fickle outlook early on as the race committee began proceedings with a lengthy postponement due to a lack of wind. The scheduled 11am start was not ...

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TF35 Trophy

Debut TF35 Trophy season planned to kick-off in May 2020 - photo © Pedro Martinez / Sailing Energy

Eight teams will compete in the first ever TF35 Trophy, with four Swiss crews transitioning over from the D35 and four new crews set to join the fray. With the debut season planned to kick-off in May, Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi, Esteban Garcia’s Realteam, Guy de Picciotto’s Zen Too and Bertrand Demole’s Ylliam XII – Comptoir Immobilier will switch to the ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2020

Not a Diamond, sailed by Linda Gorrie and her all-female crew, will be back at Hamilton Island in August for Race Week 2020. - photo © Craig Greenhill / Salty Dingo

Entries booming for Hamilton Island Race Week 2020 An unprecedented surge of early interest in Australia’s premier offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week from August 15-22, sees the fleet growing at a rate faster than any other time in the event’s 37-year history. Staged over eight days on the tropical, island-laced waters of Queensland’s Whitsundays area, Race Week’s appeal is ...

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RORC Caribbean 600 Race 2020

RORC Caribbean 600© (2020) Arthur Daniel

The 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 starts on Monday 24th February at 1100 local time (1500 GMT), Antigua. The diverse fleet will be competing in four classes, with 74 entries sailed by over 700 crew members representing 37 nations. Antigua has been buzzing with sailors preparing for the 600nm race around 11 islands. The diversity of competing yachts ...

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America’s Cup

American Magic's America's Cup AC75 foils across Narragansett Bay near Newport, Rhode Island. © Amory Ross

NYYC American Magic’s Principal Designer Marcelino Botin talks about his approach to AC75 design: “You do wake up sometimes with an idea in your head. Something that just comes out of nowhere.” Botin fosters a design environment that encourages creativity, change and continuous improvement. An America’s Cup veteran, Marcelino is now applying the formidable collective experience of his design group ...

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Caribbean Multihull Challenge

Maserati in the Caribbean Multihull Challenge - photo © Laurens Morel / www.saltycolours.com

The tradewinds blew, then they blew harder, then they blew some more. The second running of the annual Caribbean Multihull Challenge (CMC), which took place last February 14-16 in the waters off St. Maarten, will be remembered for many things, but mostly for the breeze. It wreaked its fair share of havoc, but when all was said and done, it ...

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J/70 Midwinter Championship 2020

2020 J 70 Midwinter Championship - Day 1 ©Christopher Howell

Fifty-four J/70s took to the famous waters of Biscayne Bay to open the 2020 J/70 Midwinter Championship in fresh conditions of 15-20 knots, topping out at 24. 2020 J 70 Midwinter Championship – Day 1 – photo © Christopher Howell Following an onshore postponement as a front passed, the winds shifted, and teams were able to complete two exciting races. ...

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