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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild in Jules Verne Trophy

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - Jules Verne Trophy © Eloi Stichelbaut / polaRYSE / Gitana S.A

After setting sail from Ushant on Sunday 10 January at 01:33 UTC on the quest for the Jules Verne Trophy, the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crossed the equator this Friday 15 January at 14h48’32” UTC, after five days 13 hours 14 minutes and 46 seconds at sea. Though this first passage time is a far cry from ...

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Prada Cup

Three challengers in the new AC75 class, will compete for the inaugural Prada Cup starting on January 15, 2021 in Auckland. © Carlo Borlenghi / Luna Rossa

From tomorrow January 15, the three Challengers for the America’s Cup will compete for the first ever Prada Cup and the right to meet Emirates Team New Zealand in the 36th America’s Cup Match presented by Prada. The Prada Cup, Challenger Selection Series has given many special moments in America’s Cup racing history, and the battles have become a major ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Oren Nataf's Multi50 Trimaran Rayon Vert, skippered by Alex Pella is halfway and leading the fleet in the RORC Caribbean 600 © James Mitchell / RORC

On the fifth day of the RORC Transatlantic Race all of the competing yachts are fully offshore in the Atlantic Ocean. Life on board will have found a rhythm to the corkscrew motion of surfing downwind for days on end. Oren Nataf’s Multi50 Trimaran Rayon Vert, skippered by Alex Pella is leading the fleet and they will be celebrating having ...

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Vendée Globe Day 67

Benjamin attend patiemment que la tempête passe - © Benjamin Dutreux / OMIA - Water Family

With nothing more than a handful of small miles separating them, the leaders of the Vendée Globe are engaged on a straight head-to-head speed test which may yet prove decisive, and which may finally show the ultimate value of a fully functioning latest generation foil package. In what is likely to be a close reaching then reaching drag race up ...

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America’s Cup this time for USA

Sean Clarkson (No.9) looks up at the mainsail as American Magic's first AC75, Defiant, goes through its paces on the Hauraki Gulf. © Will Ricketson

As the challengers for the 36th America’s Cup prepare to square off this week, Suzanne McFadden finds Kiwi sailor Sean Clarkson making an eighth bid for the silverware – but this time for the Americans Sean Clarkson is a rarity in the America‚Äôs Cup sailing fraternity. At 52, the Kiwi professional sailor is lining up in his eighth America‚Äôs Cup ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race entry

Another bumper year looks set as entries opened and registrations hit record numbers for the 49th Rolex Fastnet Race. A massive fleet make their way out of the Solent in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race. © Carlo Borlenghi / Rolex

Like tickets to Glastonbury, registration opened on the dot of 1000 UTC today for this summer’s Rolex Fastnet Race and speedily sold out. Within an hour an unprecedented 400 boats had entered the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event, which this year will follow a route finishing for the first time in France. Bow to bow this line-up represents almost ...

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America’s Cup Rialto

Te Rehutai, Emirates Team New Zealand - January 11, 2020 - Hauraki Gulf - America's Cup 36 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

A hurried couple of days Practice racing started today on the Hauraki Gulf, in a location that organisers wanted to be kept secret. It didn’t stay secret for too long after Emirates Team New Zealand made their third admitted capsize, as Te Rehutai lost her cherry. The team are saying it was operator error, after the crew lost control after ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race update

IRC56 Black Pearl, sailed by Stefan Jentzsch retires from the RORC Transatlantic Race © James Mitchell / RORC

The IRC56 Black Pearl, sailed by Stefan Jentzsch, contacted the RORC Race Management Team at 11:30 UTC on 10th January to report that Black Pearl is retiring from the race and heading back to Lanzarote. All are well on board. Black Pearl was approximately 20 miles west of the island of El Hierro, some 250 miles from Lanzarote. The RORC ...

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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild

The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild sets off again on their Jules Verne Trophy record attempt © M.Horlaville / polaRYSE / Gitana S.A

With clockwork precision, it was at 01 hours 33 minutes and 46 seconds UTC that the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild set sail this Sunday 10 January on a fresh attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy record. In a NE’ly wind of around twenty knots on manageable seas, the six sailors left the island of Ushant abeam of them and bid ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Stefan Jentzsch's brand new IRC56 Black Pearl docked at Calero Marinas Puerto Calero ready for the start of her first race - the 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race - starting on Saturday 9th January © James Mitchell / RORC

Forty eight hours before the 7th RORC Transatlantic Race starts on Saturday January 9th from Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, Marc Lagesse, the navigator for the IRC56 Black Pearl, spoke about the new water-ballasted sloop from the drawing board of Botin Partners. Just three days before the start, Black Pearl with Stefan Jentzsch on the helm, went out for a training session ...

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