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Rolex Fastnet Race

The Fastnet Rock as captured by the legendary photographer Carlo Borlenghi – Rolex Fastnet Race © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

France galvanised its reputation as the world’s greatest offshore racing nation by dominating the results across the majority of the classes in the Rolex Fastnet Race for a third consecutive occasion. Of the 11 main prizes, French boats failed to win just three, and of these one (Dongfeng Race Team) was raced by a largely French crew. The Royal Ocean ...

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Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta

Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta © Cory Silken / Panerai

The 38th Annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta presented by IYRS returns August 26th and 27th to celebrate classic yachts, both power and sail, and the importance of the craft associated with their restoration. For the first time, immediately following the Herreschoff Classic Yacht Regatta, Newport Classic Yacht Regatta competitors will compete in a point-to-point race from Bristol to Newport. ...

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2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race

2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race © Martin Keruzore / Volvo Ocean Race

The fleet restarted on Monday morning from the south coast of Brittany in the same order they finished yesterday, so it was no surprise to see MAPFRE and Vestas 11th Hour Racing take an early lead. The fleet began the day in 10kts of wind but quickly fell into a light wind zone and have been struggling to make progress ...

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Rolex China Sea Race

Shanghai at China Cup © China Cup / Studio Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net/?

The third Chinese entry in the 2018 Rolex China Sea Race has been received from Hanse 575, Shanghai. Shanghai’s owner and skipper, Zhu Li Xiong is a veteran sailor with 33 years of experience and he will be joined on the Race by a core crew of eight ranging in age from 28 to 35. The team have participated in ...

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Extreme Sailing Series™

The Extreme Sailing Series 2017 - Act 5 - Racing on day 4 begins. © Lloyd Images

Oman Air took its second Act victory in a row in a thrilling Hamburg finale, despite last minute pressure from SAP Extreme Sailing Team. The triumph sees the Omani syndicate move into pole position in the overall rankings. Red Bull Sailing Team rounds off the podium while early season leader Alinghi posted its worst result since 2012, following an action-packed, ...

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RC44 Marstrand World Championship

Team CEEREF starting next to the committee boat – RC44 Marstrand World Championship © Pedro Martinez / Martinez Studio / RC44

Team Nika has won the RC44 Marstrand World Championship after a dominant performance across the four days of competition. The final day delivered the strongest wind of the week in Sweden, with the north-westerly breeze blowing at 15 knots and with a big, lumpy seaway. Vladimir Prosikhin may not have won any races today but he steered Nika to a ...

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Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week 2017

Close calls in the Brightlingsea One Design Fleet – Learning and Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week © Mandy Bines

One terrific final race in near perfect conditions brought the racing at Brightlingsea Sailing Club’s Learning and Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week 2017 to a conclusion. In total 145 boats raced in the regatta with competitors from as far afield as Hong Kong taking part. Pyefleet Week is a truly traditional family regatta and this year’s was a classic edition with ...

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52 Super Series season

52 Super Series © Nico Martinez / Martinez Studio

Following on from a very successful 2017 season, which will span nine months and six events in the USA and Europe, the 52 Super Series plans to expand into new territories and areas for the 2018 season. After an extensive consultation process with owners, stakeholders, venues and potential venues, the 2018 season dates are launched with a new initiative. The ...

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UBS Jersey Regatta

Class 1 spis 2 -- UBS Jersey Regatta 2016 © Simon Ropert

Jersey’s combined sailing clubs’ UBS Jersey Regatta will, once again, turn the beautiful arena of St Aubin’s Bay into a hive of activity and blaze of colour when an anticipated one hundred boats come to the line for the 19th edition of this star feature in the Island’s sailing calendar, programmed for Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September. Regatta Chairman ...

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WIM Series

Renée Groeneveld, NED (left), and Pauline Courtois, FRA (right), qualified Thursday for the Lysekil Women’s Match quarter-finals, together with Trine Palludan, DEN and local hope Caroline Sylvan. The other seven crews will have to continue their fight for the remaining four quarte-rfinal spots, in a repechage round. Dan Ljungsvik / LWM

In bright sunshine and shifty westerly winds, the round-robin stage of the Lysekil Women’s Match concluded Thursday afternoon. Trine Palludan of the Royal Danish Yacht Club took nine matches to win it: “Now we appreciate getting a little rest before the quarters” says Palludan, who, thanks to her top spot, can choose her quarter-final opponent. Alexa Bezel, SUI, was the ...

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