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Melges 32 World League in Forio d’Ischia

Melges 32 World League © IM32CA

The 2018 Melges World League, European Division season for the Melges 20 and the Melges 32 will officially start tomorrow on the island of Forio d’Ischia in Italy. The Melges 32 will open the back-to-back weekends of racing, while the Melges 20 will conclude the first chapter on April 20-22. It will be a first for both fleets on the ...

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GC32 Racing Tour

Simon Hull has been campaigning Frank Racing in NZ and Australia for the last two seasons - photo © Suellen Hurling / livesaildie.com

Kiwi multihull veterans join the GC32 Racing Tour Despite the long commute, a second owner-driver team from ‘down under’ will be joining the GC32 Racing Tour when it gets underway at the end of May on Lake Garda, Italy. New Zealander Simon Hull and his Frank Racing are no strangers to high performance multihulls, nor even the GC32 flying catamaran. ...

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Sperry Charleston Race Week

2018 Sperry Charleston Race Week - Day 1 - photo © Charleston Race Week

J/24 skipper Tony Parker called it “champagne conditions” and it would be hard to argue with that assessment. Mother Nature delivered in a big way on the first day of Sperry Charleston Race Week with action getting underway in strong winds, sunny skies and warm temperatures. Ten of the 11 classes competing on the four inside circles were able to ...

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British University Championships 2018

British University Team Racing Championships 2018 - photo © Robbie Fowler

The Finals of the annual Team Racing Championships of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), with the British University Sailing Association (BUSA), were held on Strathclyde Loch, Glasgow from Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th April 2018, hosted by the University of Glasgow. This was the culmination of an academic year’s team selections, training and competition. In February, the largest ...

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Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille

Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille day 3 - photo © Michael Gramm

CSA Fleets Tackle Two Races Today While the Maxis and Multis were off flying around the islands on a 49-mile hunt to win line honours for the inaugural Richard Mille Record Trophy, the CSA fleets battled it out in two 12-mile races. The top boats across the three CSA fleets are either tied on points in CSA 1 and 3 ...

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Blind Match Racing Worlds 2018

2017 Blind Fleet Racing World Championship racing © Blind Sailing

Scotland’s oldest sailing club has been unveiled as the host venue for the Blind Match Racing World Championship. World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has chosen the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club to host the Blind Match Racing World Championship from 1 – 7 September 2018. It is expected that the world’s top visually-impaired sailors will ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

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Very few professional sailors can say they have sailed in hurricane force winds and a phenomenal sea state with waves greater than 14 metres, but at 1800 yesterday this was the official situation facing the Clipper Race fleet in the North Pacific Ocean. The low-pressure system that arrived close to the north of the fleet yesterday delivered a heavy weather ...

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Energy Observer

Energy Observer © Jeremy Bidon

Energy Observer now taking to the seas After travelling around France, Energy Observer is now off on her six year voyage to 50 countries, which begins in the Mediterranean for this Summer. She has already steamed over 5000nm, and made 12 stopovers in three countries. If she looks familiar it is because she was once the maxi cat, Formule TAG. ...

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Les Voiles de Saint Barth ~ SPORTY CONDITIONS CONTINUE

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After an epic start off the Port of Gustavia for the second day of racing at Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Richard Mille, the fleet went on a wild ride up the southeast coast. With winds gusting upward of 25 knots, the fleet of 53 teams battled it out in frantic surf. At the end of the day’s races, which included ...

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Invitation to Ramsgate Week 2018

Ramsgate Week - photo © Dymond

Since 1898 racing yachtsmen have met at this charming east coast venue for an annual regatta: The character of which has morphed through the ages. Currently the event is known for its inclusivity, competitiveness and its friendliness; catering both for top-flight IRC teams as well as more cruiser orientated racers. Entries are typically split into three IRC / ORC classes ...

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