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Rolex TP52 World Championship

Azzurra at the start of the Rolex TP52 World Championship © Martina Orsini

Flying the colors of the YCCS, Azzurra starts off the Rolex TP52 World Championship, the third event of 52 Super Series, leading in the circuit’s provisional results. Only a few hours are left before the start of the Rolex TP52 World Championship at Scarlino in the Tuscan Maremma. Due to conclude on Saturday, May 20th, the event scores both in ...

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America’s Cup

Pirelli has signed on with Emirates Team New Zealand Hamish Hooper/Emirates Team NZ http://www.etnzblog.com

Pirelli has got onboard Emirates Team New Zealand completing the team’s shortlist of highly committed brands for the 35th America’s Cup. Pirelli, one of the world’s largest tyre manufactures, has announced its partnership with the team confirms once again to be at the forefront of international sports events. “For Emirates Team New Zealand is definitely a plus to have Pirelli ...

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Royal Southern Yacht Club’s Summer Series

In the Mixed Sportsboats class SB20s took the top two spots - Royal Southern YC May Regatta 2017 © Paul Wyeth

Sunshine and a solid breeze launched the opening event of the Royal Southern Yacht Club’s Summer Series – the North Sails May Regatta – in fine style. The 81 crews competing, the highest entry in several years, enjoyed racing on tight courses in brisk conditions. Early cloud and rain on Saturday gave way to sun and 10 to 20-plus knots ...

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Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Rolex Capri Sailing Week - More action-shots by Studio Borlenghi

Rolex Capri Sailing Week – More action-shots by Studio Borlenghi by Studio Borlenghi

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Normandy Channel Race

Class 40 ‘Imerys’ skipper Phil Sharp teams up with last year’s Normandy Channel Race rival Pablo Santurde for a top result in this year’s edition, the first offshore race of the season starting at 16:30 (GMT +2) today. Just two minutes and 48 seconds separated first and second place in last year’s edition, when the lead was pinched from Imerys ...

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GC32 Racing Tour Riva Cup

GC32 Racing Tour Riva Cup © Max Ranchi Photography http://www.maxranchi.com

After yesterday’s three way near-tie at the top, the GC32 Riva Cup has a stand-out leader going into its final day. Today Lake Garda was behaving, the southerly Ora wind a constant 15-18 knots, although this cut down tactical options and in all today’s four races it always seemed to pay to venture as close as one dared to the ...

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2017 Rolex Capri Sailing Week

2017 Rolex Capri Sailing Week Stefano Gattini

The final day of racing in the 2017 Rolex Capri Sailing Week, sponsored by Rolex and organised by the Yacht Club Italiano, the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia, the Circolo Canottieri Aniene and Capri’s own Yacht Club Capri, dawned cool and clear after the previous evening’s glittering Rolex Dinner held at Capri’s famous Quisisana Hotel with guests like ...

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Lexus Sport Yacht

Marquis-Carver Yacht Group produced the prototype of the Lexus Sport Yacht.

Lexus is stepping into the yacht-design world with its 42-foot Lexus Sport Yacht concept. A sleek, speedy, carbon-fiber vessel, this design takes Lexus luxury into a whole new realm. It all started when Aiko Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, climbed aboard Toyota Marine Department’s Ponam range of premium yachts. The experience inspired Toyoda, who is also the Chief Branding ...

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Antigua Bermuda Race

Allegra, the Nigel Irens designed 78ft catamaran at the start of the Antigua Bermuda Race. Her crew for Antigua Bermuda Race includes world speed sailing record holders Paul Larsen and Helena Darvelid from Vestas Sailrocket © Ted Martin

The fleet enjoyed beautiful conditions for the first day and night of the Antigua Bermuda Race. A light easterly breeze of about eight knots and a gentle sea state provided glorious reaching conditions. By morning on the second day, all of the fleet had passed Barbuda – the next land they will see will be Bermuda, over 800 miles north. ...

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Rolex TP52 World Championship

Azzurra lead the 2017 52 Super Series © Martinez Studio/52 Super Series

The TP52 World Championship roll of honour paints quite the picture; only three different crews have won the world title since its inauguration in 2008 as an officially recognised world championship. Past victors are: Quantum Racing, winners in 2016, 2014, 2010, 2011 and 2008; Azzurra (previously known as Matador) in 2009 and 2015; and Rán Racing in 2013. But when ...

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