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IACH start Register of Solo Circumnavigators

Cape Horners launch register of solo circumnavigations

Cape Horners launch register of solo circumnavigations As 33 potential Cape Horners prepare for the start of the ninth VendĂ©e Globe solo non-stop round the world race from Les Sables d’Olonne on November 8, The International Association of Cape Horners (IACH) has taken on the mantle of maintaining an official register of those who have completed solo circumnavigations via the ...

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Vendée Globe start Sunday November 8

Vendée Globe race village ©

The start of the Vendée Globe will take place as planned on Sunday November 8 at 1:02 p.m. local time but behind closed doors without local spectators. It will be broadcast live on vendeeglobe.org and on many television channels. Following the confinement measures announced by the President of the French Republic last night the Vendée Globe race village has been closed ...

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RNZYS Mastercard® Superyacht Regatta 2021

RNZYS' Mastercard® Superyacht Regatta © Jeff Brown

Further entries have been received for the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021 hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland. The RNZYS is pleased to confirm they now have ten confirmed entries for the regatta, including some beautiful superyachts that are going to make for a truly spectacular event on the Hauraki Gulf. With Europe closing down again, the ...

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70th Bermuda Gold Cup

70th Bermuda Gold Cup and 2020 Open Match Racing Worlds final day ©Charles Anderson / RBYC

If today’s late-afternoon form holds through to tomorrow morning, Ian Williams’s Team GAC Pindar will square off against Taylor Canfield’s Team Stars+Stripes for the championships of the 70th Bermuda Gold Cup and 2020 Open Match Racing World Championship. Williams’s and Canfield’s crews lead their semifinal series, 2-0, against Jeppe Borch’s Borch Racing Team and Phil Robertson’s China One Ningbo crew, ...

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The Ocean Race

11th Hour Racing Team crossing the North Atlantic. - photo © Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing

The Ocean Race, the world’s toughest, fully-crewed around the world sailing race, has enthralled and inspired a global audience since 1973. At the same time it has provided new perspectives on the ocean that covers more than 70% of our blue planet, bringing some of the most remote corners of the Earth up close and personal for viewers around the ...

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INEOS TEAM UK

BRITANNIA takes flight on her foils in Auckland © C Gregory

INEOS TEAM UK pushing to the leading edge of design with Mercedes F1 Applied Science The 36th America’s Cup is just around the corner and INEOS TEAM UK have recently launched their AC75 race boat ‘BRITANNIA’ in the host city of Auckland, with the design raising plenty of talking points on the dock and online. One eye catching element was ...

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Youth Foiling World Cup

RHKYC Team Agiplast on the 69F at the Persico69F Revolution Cup © Studio Borlenghi

Things are hotting up in Hong Kong and for the right reasons! With only five days to go to the entry deadline we have a strong cadre of teams signed up to participate in this groundbreaking event. And not just any teams! The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Defender of the America’s Cup, Young Azzura from Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, ...

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BRITANNIA in Auckland

BRITANNIA takes flight in Auckland Harbour - photo © C Gregory

On Friday 23rd October, BRITANNIA, INEOS TEAM UK’s new race boat for the 36th America’s Cup, took flight on her first sail out of the Waitemata Harbour. After a full on week for the systems and shore team completing the final fit out, the British team was met by a 165 strong fleet of racing boats about to start New ...

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41st Rolex Middle Sea Race

Elusive 2 wins the 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

At 15:00 CEST on Thursday, 22 October, 2020, the winner of the 41st edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race was announced as the Maltese First 45 Elusive 2, skippered by Aaron, Christoph and Maya Podesta. None of the remaining yachts at sea are able to better their corrected time. Elusive 2 becomes the first boat to win back to ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2020

Rolex Middle Sea Race - Mana, Sail No: GBR05, Model: MOD70MASERATI MULTI 70, Sail No: ITA55, Model: MULTI 70 - photo © Kurt Arrigo

The 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race is virtually done and dusted. Only one boat is left at sea, her crew clearly set on completing the course despite the likelihood that they will finish outside the race time limit. Kudos is due to Luigi Paolotti and the team of the Dufour 405 Tattoo (ITA) for their fortitude and perseverance. Otherwise, with ...

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