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New Swan 98

New Swan 98 - photo © Nautor's Swan

Nautor’s Swan yachts will soon launch a new superyacht: the Swan 98. Designed by the experienced and successful Germán Frers, the brand-new 30-metre Swan 98 will redefine high performance cruising by delivering unrivalled comfort, safety and reliability while ocean passage-making at speed. The elegance and style of Frers’ design is currently being made real in Nautor’s Swan’s state-of-the-art superyacht facility ...

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RC44 Portorož Cup

Ed Baird has taken over as tactician on Peninsula Petroleum for this event - photo © Nico Martinez / MartinezStudio

While Team CEEREF of Igor Lah has won the last two RC44 seasons, it is not the Slovenian team but Charisma of Monaco-based Dutchman Nico Poons that, back in March, claimed 2018’s opening event, the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup. Going into tomorrow’s RC44 Portorož Cup in Slovenia, the Charisma crew, including uber-tactician Ray Davies of Emirates Team New Zealand fame, ...

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Antigua Bermuda Race 2018

Varuna, Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 56 from Germany - Antigua Bermuda Race - Day 1 - photo © Ted Martin

The 2018 Antigua Bermuda started on Wednesday 9th May off Fort Charlotte, Antigua. Brilliant sunshine and 20 knots of trade winds combined to produce a spectacular start for the 14 yachts and 96 sailors competing in the 935 nautical mile oceanic race. Eager to begin the adventure, a highly competitive start saw the fleet fully powered up, beating into the ...

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COGS Ancasta Roscoff Night Race

Scorpion in the île de Batz channel during the Roscoff to L'AberWrac'h race © COGS

A forecast of light wind decreasing to virtually nothing overnight faced racers planning to tackle the 100 mile Ancasta Roscoff Night Race, on Friday evening. Despite this, nine yachts lined up at the Black Rock beacon line for the 6pm start, split between the two handicap classes, with four in Byron and five in IRC. This was race 1 in the Cornwall ...

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J/70 Cup

J/70 Cup Sanremo © Mauro Melandri / Zerogradinord

The second act of the J/70 Cup is about to take place in Porto Ercole and for J/70 Italian Class comes another important confirmation: after the record numbers of the events of 2017 and the excellent start of season in Sanremo, with over sixty boats in the water, in Porto Ercole there will be fifty-one crews competing to move further ...

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Irish RS Eastern Championships

Irish RS Eastern Championships © Sean Weldon

The second event of the 2018 RS season happened over the bank holiday of 5/6 May in Rush Sailing Club, North Co. Dublin to host the Eastern Championships for RS400s/200s/Fevas, proudly sponsored by ropedock.com In total there were 30 boats entered, 60 sailors with many other in support for the event to sail at the rumoured best kept sailing venue secret ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 10: The Garmin American Challenge to Panama, Day 9 © Clipper Race

With light and variable winds set to afflict the Clipper Race fleet for the next few days of the race from Seattle to Panama, teams are busy talking tactics, with all keen to avoid the giant wind hole forming off the southwest coast of Mexico. Day nine dawned with the news that the first points of Race 10: The Garmin ...

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World Sailing Emerging Nations Program

Taylor Canfield's USone team leads Johnie Berntsson - 2018 Argo Group Gold Cup - Day 1 - photo © Charles Anderson / RBYC

In a day packed with so much action that many skippers’ memories were left blurred, Taylor Canfield’s USone Sailing Team streaked out to the early lead at the 68th Argo Group Gold Cup. Canfield and crew Mike Buckley, Victor Diaz de Leon, Erik Shampain and George Peet won all six of their matches and are the only undefeated team remaining ...

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Lights St Vaast and JOG Nab Tower races

Arcsine during the Exposure Lights JOG St Vaast Race © Jon Bevan

Exposure Lights St Vaast Race Many thanks to Exposure Lights for sponsoring their first race with JOG and for providing excellent prizes for the après-sail party in the delightful port of St Vaast on Saturday 5th May. While the draw of the seafood restaurants and the traditional Saturday JOG party were perhaps instrumental in attracting over 40 entrants, first the ...

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Antigua Bermuda Race

Hanns Ostmeier's German Swan 45 High Yield - photo © Fito Carreto / Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre

Organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week and supported by the Bermuda Tourism Authority and Goslings Rum Record breaking conditions are forecast for the second edition of the Antigua Bermuda Race, with strong easterly trades expected to provide fast reaching conditions for the first two days of the 935 nautical mile oceanic race. High ...

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