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Vic-Maui International Yacht Race 2018

Vic-Maui International Yacht Race - Incantation Finish © Vic-Maui

Advance registration is open to race and delivery crew members of boats that have entered the 2018 Vic-Maui. Ask your Vic-Maui skipper for the advance registration links. Vic-Maui Qualifying Races – Schedule for planning purposes There is a busy season ahead of qualifying races for teams preparing for the 2018 & 2020 Vic-Maui’s. Southern Straits – March 30 – April 1, 2018 ...

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Tour Voile 2018

Tour de France a la Voile 2018 © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO

Four years after the change of the competition format and the strong success of this new formula, the Tour Voile pushes the envelope even further for 2018 with a new and ambitious deployment. Competition will be the central focus of the event thanks to a shorter and more impacting event: Seven Legs and 15 days of racing versus nine Legs ...

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Star Sailors League Finals

2017 Star Sailors League Finals - Day 2 - photo © Gilles Morelle / Star Sailors League

Day 2 was very good to Phil and I. With scores of 1, 2, 20, 1 we jumped up to third place in the standings. We were very fast upwind in the 8-10 knots of wind and able to hold our own downwind. It has taken a lot of work for us to narrow our deficit downwind but very rewarding. ...

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Golden Globe Race

2018 Golden Globe Race course © 2018 Golden Globe RaceBernard Moitessier's original Joshua under full sail - this classic yacht is now managed by the French National Maritime Museum in La Rochelle, and will attend the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race in Plymouth next June ©McIntyre AdventureJean-Luc van den Heede (72) sailing his Rustler 36 MATMUT. The Frenchman has completed 5 circumnavigations already and is one of the favourites to win the 2018 Golden Globe Race ©Jean-Luc van den Heede previous next

Dateline Les Sables d’Olonne, 5th December 2017 – FFV attempt to ban Golden Globe Race Don McIntyre, the Chairman of the 2018 Golden Globe Race, proclaimed surprise at the announcement from the FFV today that the rules for the Golden Globe Race, set to start from Les Sables d’Olonne on July 1st next year, do not meet their regulations. “We ...

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Wait Charity Sailing Regatta 2017

Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta 2017 © Greg Dickins of Photo Sydney

Hi all previous Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta entrants, as you know this regatta is a fund raiser for the Hunter Branch of Cancer Council NSW and whist there is a serious racing element to this regatta, the main game is raising money and we want to add an element of fun to that challenge. So, entrants will now ...

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François Gabart rides out the storm

Francois Gabart onboard the maxi trimaran MACIF - photo © Francois Gabart

François Gabart rides out the storm before tackling more repairs Item: J2 furling system (episode 3) This will be the ongoing story of this round the world. Once again, François Gabart must deal with a J2 furling system that has broken due to the repeated impact of waves when the MACIF trimaran enters them at full speed. “I have never ...

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North Sails Design Team hosts 2017 Grand Prix Racing

52 Super Series racing © Nico Martinez / Martinez Studio

Earlier this month the North Sails Design Team hosted a collaborative Grand Prix racing debrief at the company’s 3D sailmaking headquarters in Minden, NV. Attendees brought a range of expertise to the discussion, including the TP52, RC44 and Maxi 72, as well as emerging classes such as the Melges 40 and ClubSwan 50. The two day agenda also covered discussion in complementary ...

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Clipper Telemed Tasman Test Day

Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test Day 3 - Leaderboard shake up ahead of Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint

It has been a very close third day of racing in Race 4: The Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test with just 38 nautical miles separating first and tenth position. Day 3 has also brought about much change throughout the leaderboard as teams now begin to gear up for the fourth Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint. Garmin has taken the lead which has ...

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Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

Day 1 – Phuket King's Cup Regatta - photo © Guy Nowell / Phuket King's Cup

The exciting prospect of week-long strong winds and fast sailing conditions is extremely tantalizing, and Phuket looks set to deliver as promised. Race Day One kicked off with some of the best conditions seen at the PKCR in recent years, winds around 19 knots, and more of the same hotly anticipated for tomorrow. A total of 83 keelboats and multihulls ...

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Figaro Beneteau 3

Figaro Beneteau 3 © Beneteau

The main stages of the Figaro 3 project have followed one another since spring 2016. First, Beneteau chose VPLP naval architects to design the new one design with foils. Then, the production site at Cheviré was restored to house this ambitious project. Then, no more than a year ago, the first 3D visuals were revealed at the Nautic Boat Show ...

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