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St. Lucia Marigot Bay Marina

Marigot Bay Marina, St. Lucia / https://www.marigotbayresort.com

While most marinas must prepare for hurricanes, tropical storms, and other weather hazards, Marigot Bay Marina in St. Lucia does not. Bob Hathaway, marina manager for 6 years, says not even “Christmas winds” affect them at Marigot Bay. “The level of wind shelter is extraordinary regardless of wind direction.” It is a natural harbor that has never been dredged. In ...

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World Sailing Nations Cup 2019 Grand Final

2019 World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final ©Chris Ray

Pauline Courtois (FRA) and Pearson Potts (USA) lead the Women’s and Open division after two flights sailed in the semifinals at World Sailing’s Nations Cup, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA. The first to score three wins in each division will advance to the finals. Stage 3 racing finished earlier in the day with Courtois, Nicole ...

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44Cup Porto Montenegro

John Bassadone's Peninsula Petroleum has Ed Baird as tactician this season - 2019 44Cup Porto Montenegro - photo © MartinezStudio.es

The Bay of Tivat came good for the final day of the 44Cup Porto Montenegro with three races held and a most worthy winner in Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF. The Slovenian team led this first event of the 2019 44 Cup from the outset. Today neither they nor Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika won a race, but showed impeccable consistency, both ...

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44Cup Porto Montenegro

Tom Slingsby has taken over tactician duties with Vladimir Prosikhin on Team Nika - photo © Martinez Studio / RC44 Class

While the sun was out and the rain held off, Porto Montenegro presented a challenging second day of 44Cup racing, starting in 10 knots and building to 20 by the close of play mid-afternoon. A light patch around the committee boat helped create nail-biting photo finishes in two of today’s three races. Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF comfortably won race two ...

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Edgartown Race Weekend 2019

www.rtirace.org Edgartown Yacht Club's Edgartown Race Weekend 2019

J/Boat teams are always a big part of the action at Edgartown Yacht Club Race Weekend, and this year organizers are putting out an all-call to J Fest participants and others who own J/Boats, inviting them to join the fun on Martha’s Vineyard over July 25-27. The three-day competition starts on Thursday with two days of ‘Round-the-Buoys (‘RTB) racing and ...

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Monaco Swan One Design

2019 Monaco Swan One Design - Day 1 - photo © Martina Orsini

2019 Monaco Swan One Design opened today with a single race. The Yacht Club de Monaco Race Committee, led by Ariane Mainemare, managing the sole opportunity presented by today’s less than promising conditions. The racing proved close across the three classes. The top guns were: Dmitry Rybolovlev’s Skorpios in ClubSwan 50, Luis Senis’ Porron IX in Swan 45 and Lorenzo ...

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Défi Atlantique Guadeloupe 2019

Good start for 2nd leg from Horta to La Rochelle - 2019 Défi Atlantique Guadeloupe © Event Media

It was exactly 3pm yesterday when the 10 Class40s taking part in the Défi Atlantique left the port of Horta on the way to La Rochelle 1,300 miles away. The 32* sailors setting out in a crews of two and even up to four, according to the skipper’s goodwill, hailed the admirable way in which the small port of the ...

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Pacific Cup 2020

Start of the 2018 Pacific Cup, D division © Erik S Simonson / www.h2oshots.com

Entries for the 2020 Pacific Cup, the FUN race to Hawaii, are now open. The race is open to seaworthy boats in fully-crewed, doublehanded, and cruiser divisions. The race will start over several days beginning June 29, 2020. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020, the race has taken thousands of sailors 2070 downwind miles to the welcoming shores of Kaneohe ...

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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2019

2019 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta © Tobias Stoerkle

Antigua’s 32nd Classic Yacht Regatta launches April 17th with a dramatically diverse fleet set to race in eight categories. Performers on the racing stage will include the Klaus Röder 158′ Tall Ships Chronos and Rhea; seven highly charged 29′ Petticrow Dragons and the Carriacou built 32′ sloop New Moon. Joining them are 66′ Herreshoff ketch Arrluuk and 72′ Fife ketch ...

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Yachting Cup at San Diego 2019

2017 Yachting Cup at San Diego © Bronny Daniels / North Sails

The San Diego Yacht Club is excited to announce that registration is open for the 2019 Yachting Cup, one of California’s premier spring regattas. The Yachting Cup will return to San Diego on Friday, May 3rd for an intense three days of racing on the Coronado Roads ocean venue and in San Diego Bay. Spectators can expect to see an ...

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