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A-Class Australian Championship

North Sails new Decksweeper 2 Mainsail for the A-Class © North Sails

North Sails introduces new Decksweeper 2 mainsail for the A-Class North Sails has continued their partnership with America’s Cup sailor and foiling superstar Glenn Ashby to create a new state of the art sail for the A-Class Catamaran, the Decksweeper 2. After his recent victory in the A-Class Australian Championship using the original Decksweeper mainsail, Glenn worked with North Sails ...

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Bacardi Moth World Championship

Bacardi Moth Worlds in Bermuda day 4 postponed due to light winds © John Singleton

Day 4 racing at the 2018 Bacardi Moth World Championship Bermuda has been postponed due to light winds. A high-pressure system has replaced the low that buffeted the island earlier in the week. While it has brought sunshine and warm temperatures, it has also strangled the wind. “We haven’t had an average of more than 5 knots so far today ...

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Round the Island Race 2018

The 2017 Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay fleet round the iconic Needles on the Isle of Wight. The 2018 Race will take place on July 7th. Entries are now open. © Island Sailing Club

The countdown begins as participants have just 100 days left to wait until the 2018 Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay, which will take place on Saturday 7th July 2018. Entries opened on 28th December 2017 and an overwhelming number of competitors have already secured their place in one of the world’s largest participation sporting events, many ...

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Monaco Swan One Design

2018 Monaco Swan One Design - Day 2 - photo © Nautor's Swan

When it came, it came with some style. Today’s single race at the Monaco Swan One Design was sailed in stiff breeze, big waves and under blue skies. The perfect combination for a challenging race that put a grin on the face of most competitors. The heavy hitters in each class were Mathilde in ClubSwan 50, Porron IX in Swan ...

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East Coast Piers Race

East Coast Piers Race courses © Marconi Sailing Club

With 100 days to go until the East Coast Piers Race, top sailors from across the UK and Europe will begin preparations to tackle the various long distance courses the ECPR weekend offers. Held at Marconi Sailing Club in Essex on the 7th & 8th of July, the weekend is open to fast dinghies (PY980 or faster) and catamarans, with ...

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Monaco Swan One Design

2018 Monaco Swan One Design - Day 1 - photo © Nautor's Swan

The first day of the 2018 Monaco Swan One Design held more than just promise, with the Yacht Club de Monaco Race Committee led by Ariane Mainemare laying on three quick-fire races for the assembled fleet. Racing proved as close as anticipated across the three classes and all participants were rewarded with some exceptional competition. With an excellent opening day’s ...

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Rolex China Sea Race 2018

Orient Express and Explorer heading for Waglan. Rolex China Sea Race 2018. - photo © photo RHKYC / Guy Nowell

The Rolex China Sea Race fleet is well on its way to Subic Bay by now, having started the 565nm race yesterday, Wednesday, at 11.20h. From the traditional start line in front of the RHKYC Kellett Island club house overlooking Victoria Harbour, 29 boats contesting the 29th edition of Asia’s premier blue water classic worked their way east and south ...

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Gul GP14 World Championship 2018

Mount's Bay Sailing Club - photo © Michelle Evans

Following the announcement of the Platinum Fleet a couple of weeks ago places have started selling fast for the 2018 Gul GP14 World Championship. The event is set to sell out in the next couple of weeks with only 5 places left out of the 130 allocation. After this a reserve list will open with 5 places on it should a boat ...

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SuperFoiler Grand Prix Series

Kleenmaid and tech2 battle for position © Crosbie Lorimer

The final round of the five regatta series was held in Sydney over the weekend with Euroflex taking out the regatta, as well as the series and winning the inaugural Ben Lexcen Trophy. Tech2 was a close second, with Pavement third, followed by Record Point, iD intranet and Kleenmaid last. Nathan Outteridge, Glenn Ashby from Euroflex, and Luke Parkinson from ...

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BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival

Competing in the regatta for the first time - Performance Yacht Charter's Beneteau First 40 Lancelot 2 will be skippered by Dan McGanty - photo © BVISR

It’s business as usual around the docks at Nanny Cay as hundreds of sailors from around the world prepare for the first major event to be held in the British Virgin Islands since Hurricane Irma devastated the area last September. The scene today was one of crew scaling masts to take care of any rigging issues, checking sails that haven’t ...

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