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Extreme Sailing Series

Oman Air Sailing Team races during day one of Act 2 at the Extreme Sailing Series in Qingdao, China © Xaume Olleros / OC Sport

Typically challenging weather conditions in China’s Olympic Sailing City of Qingdao left Team Oman Air frustrated but defiant after a mixed bag of results in the Extreme Sailing Series round two curtain raiser. Qingdao is notorious for delivering tricky sailing conditions that can change in an instant – and that’s just what happened today as the Extreme Sailing Series and ...

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Itchenor Sailing Club

Itchenor Sailing Club – The Easter Tray © i14 - International 14 http://www.international14.org/

The Easter Tray – Good Friday through to Easter Sunday -was perhaps the perfect start to the season. The bank holiday weekend brought fabulous sunshine, with the breeze building slightly each day to ease the 14ers into the first regatta of the season, starting with 10-12 knots on Friday, building up to 15-20 on Sunday. This year has seen renewed ...

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Antigua Sailing Week

Hartmut Holtmann's KH+P yachtcharter has been bringing boats to Antigua Sailing Week since 1991 © Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com http://www.pwpictures.com

A staggering number of sailors from around the world are descending on the Caribbean island of Antigua to celebrate the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week. Over 150 teams racing on a huge variety of yachts will make this year’s event the biggest for many years. About 1,500 competitors from 32 countries will enjoy five days of world class racing, ...

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World Cup Series Hyeres

Sailing World Cup Hyères © Robert Deaves

Nicholas Heiner from the Netherlands has risen to the top of the Finn rankings after the third day at the World Cup Series in Hyeres, France. France’s Fabian Pic also moved up, to second, while Great Britain’s Ben Cornish didn’t have the best day, and dropped to third. Race wins went to Brazil’s Jorge Zarif and Norway’s Anders Pedersen. The ...

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RORC Season’s Points Championship and Cervantes Trophy Race

Seven Class40s will be racing to Le Havre, including RORC Transatlantic Race winners, Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron in Campagne de France. © Arthur Daniels / RORC

Over 500 yachts are taking part in the 2017 RORC Season’s Points Championship. Over 5000 sailors from all over the world will race in the biggest offshore sailing competition in the world. While this year the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race is the showcase event, there are fourteen testing races that make up the championship, and every race has its own ...

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BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival 2018

2017 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - Full Moon Race © BVI Spring Regatta

On the heels of the 2017 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, preparations have already begun for 2018. The week of March 27 – April 1 will offer the unique opportunity to race under a full moon. With that illumination, we will run the inaugural ‘Full Moon Race, 64 Islands ~One Brilliant Night’. On Tuesday March 27 2018, this new ...

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Hybrid ferry on Norwegian fjords

ABB powers futuristic hybrid ferry on Norwegian fjords

ABB is providing integral technology to one of the most innovative ship designs ever seen on the Norwegian fjords. The ferry will couple its striking appearance with ABB’s cutting edge maritime hybrid solution. The vessel’s concept has been named “Vision of the Fjords”. ABB has supplied a compact and lightweight version of the award winning Onboard DC Grid system that ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

Sidney Gavignet will compete Two Handed in Oman Sail Class40 with Omani sailor Fahad al Hasni © Lloyd Images/Oman Sail http://www.omansail.com

August’s Rolex Fastnet Race remains on track for a record-sized fleet. Currently 390 boats are entered: 338 competing for the main IRC handicap prize; the remainder racing for their own trophies in the Class40, IMOCA 60, Volvo Ocean 65 and Multihull grand prix classes. This line-up makes the Rolex Fastnet Race the world’s largest offshore race in terms of competitor ...

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Round the World Ocean Race returns to Liverpool

(Right to left) LCC Deputy Mayor, Cllr Ann O’Byrne and Clipper Race Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in Albert Dock, Liverpool © Clipper Ventures

The biggest round-the-world ocean race is to return to Liverpool with the start and finish of this unique global challenge moving from the capital back to the River Mersey on the tenth anniversary of its last partnership with the region. The 2017-18 edition of the famous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will set sail from Albert Dock, Liverpool, on ...

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RC44 Sotogrande Cup

John Bassadone on the helm of Peninsula Petroleum – RC44 Sotogrande Cup © Martinez Studio

Competition in the 2017 RC44 Championship gets underway tomorrow with the RC44 Sotogrande Cup. This event follows from last season’s RC44 World Championship also held off this magnificent development, which is the largest on Spain’s Andalusian coast close to Gibraltar. For this, its 11th season, the race format has changed. RC44 events now last four days and the match racing ...

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