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The Ocean Race video

Cape Town Stopover - The Ocean Race © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo AB

Cape Town to host The Ocean Race for 12th time The Ocean Race will return to Cape Town for the 12th time as the most challenging offshore race in the sport comes to South Africa in the 2021-22 edition. Cape Town has been an iconic stop in the race since the very first edition in 1973 and has hosted the ...

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The Clipper Race

The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 9 - photo © Clipper Race

The Scoring Gate results are in on Day 9 of Race 4: The Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride. The Scoring Gate, which is positioned approximately 135 nm due north of the rhumb line, offers the opportunity for the first three teams that pass through the gate to gain bonus points. The race for points has been hampered for some by ...

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St. Barth Cata-Cup

St. Barth Cata-Cup - Day 3 - photo © EasyRide

Saturday, November 23, the third day of competition saw the 60 duos in the 12th edition of the St.Barth Cata Cup facing a first race in the bay of Saint Jean, then a tour around the island with a coefficient of two, and the possibility to topple the reigning hierarchy after the first three races. Which is exactly what happened. ...

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Brest Atlantiques

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - Brest Atlantiques 2019 - photo © Yann Riou / PolaRYSE / GITANA SA

Following Sodebo Ultim 3’s retirement, the fleet of three trimarans still racing on Brest Atlantiques embark on a third Atlantic crossing, this time between the Namibian coast and Brazil, to round the St Helena high to the north. This section of the race requires clever strategy to negotiate the course, to choose when to gybe and which angles to set ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race ~ Lanzarote

Richard Palmer and Jeremy Waitt racing Two Handed on the JPK 10.10 Jangada at the start of the RORC Transatlantic Race - photo © Joaquin Vera / Calero Marinas / RORC

The 6th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race got under way on time with the fleet starting from outside Marina Lanzarote at 1100 UTC on Saturday 23 November, 2019. After months of preparation, the international fleet have started one of the most iconic offshore races with a stiff breeze gusting up to 25 knots. After the start, the fleet passed ...

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St. Barth Cata-Cup

St. Barth Cata-Cup - photo © Pascal Alemany

The 12th edition of St.Barth Cata Cup opened on Thursday, November 21. On this first day of racing, the 60 participating duos that expected to sail in light winds were finally able to enjoy winds of 8 to 15 knots. However, the conditions were rather unstable in terms of force and direction, making it hard for some but perfect for ...

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Brest Atlantiques

Sodebo Ultim - Brest Atlantiques Day 17 - photo © Martin Keruzoré / Sodebo

It has been a very exciting 24 hours on the Brest Atlantiques – with all four trimarans either passing by or making a pitstop at Cape Town. Maxi Edmond de Rothschild got the ball rolling, leaving Robben Island on Wednesday evening at 19:16. During the night, MACIF made a pitstop before setting sail again at 9:20 this morning, hot on ...

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RORC Season’s Points Championship 2019

Trevor Middleton's British Sun Fast 3600 Black Sheep sails into the sunset with a clutch of trophies after their highly success RORC Season's Points Championship win - photo © Rick Tomlinson

The 2019 Royal Ocean Racing Club Annual Dinner and Prize Giving was held in the Grand Connaught Rooms with 250 guests attending the spectacular black tie event. Prize winners, competitors, crews, RORC members and guests celebrated the year’s achievements with the Royal Ocean Racing Club. A champagne reception was followed by dinner and the prize giving in the Grand Connaught ...

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Overall 44Cup Palma 2019

Lively downwind legs saw several broaches in the big wind and waves - 2019 44Cup Palma - photo © Pedro Martinez / Martinez Studio

It was supposed to be a heavyweight bout between Chris Bake’s Team Aqua and Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika. These two, among the oldest, most successful teams in the high performance one design monohull class, started the 44Cup Palma, the final event of the season, separated by just one point at the top of the 2019 44Cup leaderboard. Behind them Igor ...

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13th China Cup International Regatta 2019

2019 China Cup International Regatta - Day 2 © China Cup / Studio Borlenghi

For sailors from Europe, North America and Australasia, the China Cup International Regatta arrives at the perfect time in the year. In early November, the temperature in Shenzhen hovers around the mid to late twenties, perfect T-shirt weather during the day with the occasional need for a light jacket in the evenings. By this time of year in Europe, only ...

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