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Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta 2020

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

Have you got the dates in your diary for the 14th running of the Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta. We expect to have the entry and fundraising system up and running by the end of October, so why not get an early start and get you crews organised for this great fund raising event for the Hunter Branch of ...

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The annual 44Cup pilgrimage to the Portugese sailing mecca of Cascais is being held this week with racing for the high performance one design monohulls taking place over Thursday to Sunday, 3-6 October off the northern shore of the Tagus estuary. Hoping to rediscover some of last year’s form here is Monaco-based Dutchman Nico Poons who, with his Charisma team ...

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Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2019

2019 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards nominees announced © World Sailing

The line-up of Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2019 nominees has today been announced by World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, and Rolex, the leading name in prestige watches that includes watches engineered specifically for sailing. Three female and four male nominees represent the success stories in the beautifully diverse and dynamic sport of sailing. Young ...

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Regates Royales Cannes images 2019

Final day of Classic Yachts participating in the Regates Royales Cannes, September 2019. - photo © Eugenia Bakunova / www.mainsail.ru

Mainsail.Ru’s Eugenia Bakunova filed these images from Regates Royales, Cannes, on September 29, 2019. She reports that the racing on the Final day of the Classic yacht regatta was conducted in winds of 20-25kts gusting 30, providing a very challenging time for the yachts and their crews. Final day of Classic Yachts participating in the Regates Royales Cannes, September 2019. ...

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SB20 Australian Championship 2019

SB20 Blue Gull (Scott Glanville) and Pinch (Frazer Read) - 2019 SB20 Australia's Summer Pennants - photo © Jane Austin

The countdown is on to the start of SB20 Australia’s Summer Pennants with excitement building within the local fleet. The pre-Christmas series is sailed under the authority of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (RYCT) and the post-Christmas series under the Derwent Sailing Squadron (DSS). The twilight series, sailed on the River Derwent in Hobart, gets under way on 10 ...

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World Match Racing Tour

Match Race Germany - photo © Robert Hajduk / www.shuttersail.com

World Match Racing Tour acquires Match Race Super League The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), sailing’s longest running global professional series, has reached an agreement to take over the management and operations of the Match Race Super League at the end of the 2019 season. Events currently forming the Match Race Super League will be invited to join a new ...

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Zhik & Alex Thomson Racing

Alex Thomson on bow © Lloyd Images / Alex Thomson Racing

The innovative marine apparel brand, Zhik, announce a new partnership as the Official Technical Clothing Supplier to Alex Thomson Racing, as part of the team’s 2020 Vendee Globe campaign. The announcement comes shortly after the British ocean racing team have recently christened ‘HUGO BOSS’, their radical new IMOCA 60 race yacht in London. Zhik has changed the face of sailing ...

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Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week Porto Cervo

Practice Race - Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week Porto Cervo © Nico Martinez / 52 Super Series

Strong mistral wind ushers in Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week Porto Cervo A breezy Official Practice Race for the Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week Porto Cervo proved a brisk warmup for what is shaping up to be a windy opening to the five-day 2019 season finale on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda. A Mistral breeze of up to 28 knots ...

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The Clipper Race

The Clipper Race Leg 1 - Race 2, Day 6: The Commodore's Cup © Clipper Race

Close match racing has been the order of the day on Day 6 of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay. Incredibly after around 1,000 nautical miles of racing, three boats – GoToBermuda, Zhuhai, and WTC Logistics, have almost been in touching distance as they raced along the coast of Western Sahara. GoToBermuda Skipper David Immelmann is ...

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Marseille SailGP

Marseille SailGP Season 1 Grand Final practice day ©Sam Kurtul / www.worldofthelens.co.uk

Phil Robertson and the China SailGP Team triumphed with a first-ever race win on the penultimate day of the Marseille SailGP Season 1 Grand Final. Meanwhile, the battle between Tom Slingsby’s Australian team and Nathan Outteridge’s Japan team continued to heat up in advance of tomorrow’s US$1 million match race finale, as the rivals traded victories in the other two ...

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