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J/70 UK National Championships

J/70 UK Class National Championships ©Tim Wright / photoaction.com

The J/70 UK National Championship kicks off this Bank Holiday weekend hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. The event precedes the Darwin Escapes 2019 World Championship (29 Aug – 06 Sept). However this weekend’s regatta is far more than a curtain raiser for the big event. 35 teams will be racing at the open national championships with top British ...

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Rossborough Round the Island Race 2019

Rossborough Round the Island - cruiser start © Bill Harris

Excellent conditions prevailed for the annual Rossborough Round the Island Race organised by the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club, held earlier this month. Despite a lack of sunshine, the mostly moderate westerly breeze coupled with a variety of favourable and counter tides produced an agreeably fast rounding for all of the twenty-one participants. This very long-standing and popular event in ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week

Hamilton Island cruising classes set off under kite - Hamilton Island Race Week 2019, day 2 © Salty Dingo

Day two at Hamilton Island Race Week was the classic calm before the storm, another picturesque light-air outing and procession of coloured kites setting off for their designated island marks of the course belying the approaching weather change. Trade winds lightened throughout the afternoon of Monday August 19, the morning 10 knot sou’easter fading to 6-7 knots for the some ...

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Viper 640 World Championship

Jerwood under pressure in Practice Race 2, declared a dead heat with Justin Scott on day 1 of the Viper 640 Worlds Practice Regatta at Perth © Bernie Kaaks

Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (Long Beach, CA) will be hosting the 2019 Viper 640 World Championship powered by Goslings from August 17-24, 2019. The host of the Viper’s 2014 North American Championship and the home of the world’s largest fleet of the Viper 640 sportboat, ABYC has the experience, the resources, and the volunteers to make this a true World ...

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Mersea Week 2019

Mersea Week 2019 ©Chrissie Westgate

The 46th annual Mersea Week finished on Friday 16th August, and like most sailing around the country, the racing was held in pretty tough conditions – quite a contrast to the sunshine and sea breezes enjoyed by competitors last year. As many as 70 volunteer helpers supplemented the organising committee to make the week happen, with the usual separate committee ...

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Nordic Folkboat Gold Cup 2019

Nordic Folkboat Gold Cup 2019 - photo © Soren Wiegand

The 77th annual Folkboat Gold Cup was hosted by Aarhus Sailing Club, utilising the Danish sailing centre, world class facilities, which only last year hosted the World Sailing Championships. The Folkboat Gold Cup is in essence the unofficial world championship for the class and dates back to the late 50’s. Most of the 53 teams competing got in early for ...

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Cowes Week 2019

Cowes Week 2019 - Day 4 - photo © Tom Hicks / www.solentaction.com

Competitors enjoyed a classic day of Solent racing today, with the race area largely bathed in sunshine and a west south-westerly breeze that built from 10 knots in the morning to gusts of nearing 20 by mid afternoon. For the Black Group yachts the day culminated in a classic downwind finish against the tide past the Green to the Royal ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race family

Contessa 32 Assent © Paul Wyeth

Rolex Fastnet Race family dynasty: Watch Hattie Rogers’ video from onboard Assent Watch Hattie Rogers’ fantastic video from Assent in the Rolex Fastnet Race – the smallest boat in the fleet. Hattie sailed with her father Simon, uncle Kit and cousin Jonah, the are aboard their ‘museum piece’ 1972 Contessa 32, built by her grandfather Jeremy. Contessa 32 Assent Rolex ...

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Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships

Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships 2019 - photo © Andy Green / www.greenseaphotography.co.uk

Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club in conjunction with the Royal Dee Yacht Club, were once again delighted to have the opportunity to host the Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championships, as part of our 2019 Celtic Regatta, and Welsh leg of the RC35 class Celtic Cup. We welcomed boats from all the Celtic nations, and the event started with a reception in Plas ...

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The Round Martinique Regatta 2020

Round Martinique Regatta © Event Media

The Round Martinique Regatta 2020: A Sailing Tour around Martinique combining racing and a rally Following the great success of this year’s Round Martinique Regatta, the organisers of the event are already hard at work preparing for the 35th edition next year. From Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th February 2020, Martinique’s coastlines will once again play host to the monohulls ...

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