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50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro

50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Stage 2 fleet pass Bishop Rock - photo © Alexis Courcoux

The Doldrums of Bishop Rock may today have slowed and frustrated the fleet racing La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro second stage from Kinsale to Roscoff via the Needles Fairway, but the leading trio look set to be rewarded for their guile and hard work. The ensuing 200 miles passage up the Channel to the turning mark to the west of ...

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RigIt June Regatta

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Entries open for the Royal Southern Yacht Club Summer Series RigIt June Regatta The second edition of the Royal Southern Yacht Club Summer Series, the RigIt June Regatta, is open to entry for non-members and members alike. The overall winner of the four regatta series will win a fantastic all-inclusive entry to the 2020 edition of Antigua Sailing Week worth over £7000. ...

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Rolex Giraglia 2019

Day 1 - Rolex Giraglia 2019 - photo © Martina Orsini

The fleet of the Sanremo-Saint Tropez race has arrived and the winners in the first leg were X-Wave in the ORC class and Solsting in the IRC. There was a magnificent day of wind in the Gulf of Saint Tropez to welcome the crews who took advantage to train for the inshore races. There were different interpretations of Saturday by ...

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5.5 Metre Sailing

International 5.5m Gold Cup © Robert Deaves

A busy summer season beckons for the International 5.5 Metre fleet, taking in the German Open in Flensburg, Germany, the Swiss Open in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Championship and 100th Anniversary Scandinavian Gold Cup in Helsinki, Finland, and the French Open in Cannes, France, before heading off to Pittwater, Australia for the 2020 Scandinavian Gold Cup and World Championship in ...

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World Sailing Show June 2019

SailGP in San Francisco © World Sailing

Learning to fly a foiling monohull that will travel at multihull speeds yet with no keel is to master a balancing act that has never been tried in sailing. But as the 36th America’s Cup draws closer, teams need to learn how to fly on two foils in preparation for the launch of their 75ft Cup boats. The British and ...

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Rolex Giraglia 2019

Rolex Giraglia © Yacht Club Italiano

There’s less than a week to go to the start of the Queen of the Mediterranean with 297 yachts entered. The 2019 edition of this offshore classic, now in its 67thedition, continues with alternating courses as in the past. The Yacht Club Italiano and the Yacht Club de Monaco, twinned since 1996 to reinforce their relationship based on sharing the ...

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50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro

Leg 1 - 50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro © Thomas Deregnieaux / Alan Roberts Racing

Hampshire based, Alan Roberts (29), started the first leg of the 50th edition of the singlehanded offshore sailing race, La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, on Sunday 2 June at 4:25pm local time in the Bay of La Baule, at the mouth of the Loire river in the west of France. His position at 0600 this morning was 25, 2.3nm from ...

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Malta Altus Challenge

Malta is an historic seaport in the Mediterranean dating back to 5900BC © Alex Turnbull

You know we had always said that the pool just did not look like being big enough. Yet that does not change the fact that seeing the first of the second tier of challengers depart, stage left, is a sad moment across so many levels. For sure the Royal Malta Yacht Club did the right thing by announcing it, rather ...

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50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro

Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 1 starts - photo © Alexis Courcoux

Under grey skies on the Bay of La Baule, at the mouth of the Loire river in the west of France, Morgan Lagraviere (Voile d’engagement) lead an early breakaway trio at the head of the 47-strong La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro fleet during a showcase first hour of the 553 nautical mile, three day first stage across the Celtic Sea ...

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Adris 44Cup Rovinj

John Bassadone's Peninsula Petroleum finished fifth having gained places in the dash for the finish line - Adris 44Cup Rovinj, Day 1 - photo © MartinezStudio.es

A difficult opening day of the Adris 44Cup Rovinj saw just one race completed and a worthy winner in Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF. But perhaps never in the history of the 44Cup have so many different teams led during one race. As Peninsula Petroleum tactician, America’s Cup winning helmsman Ed Baird observed: “There was a lot going on everyone had ...

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