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AC34 Race 16 full replay in San Francisco

Five in a row for ORACLE TEAM USA in race 16 of the 34th America's Cup © Abner Kingman / ACEA

Turning into the greatest comeback in sporting history… Eight wins apiece, but Emirates Team New Zealand 8-6 lead on the scoreboard due to the ORACLE TEAM USA 2 race penalty. by 34th America’s Cup

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Galicia and Saint Tropez calendar for the 52 Super Series 2021

52 Super Series at Cape Town - Day 4 © Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com

Galicia in the wild and stunningly beautiful north of Spain, and chic and elegant Saint Tropez, two very different and contrasting venues, will both feature highly as the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit, the 52 Super Series, bounces back for what promises to be an exciting and engaging 2021 season. “There is no getting away from the fact that ...

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Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne Race

Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race 2020 start - photo © Eloi Stichelbaut - polaRYSE / IMOCA

The start of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne Race saw a fleet of 20 IMOCAs foiling away from the start box outside Les Sables d’Olonne after the most unusual build-up in racing history. There was no dock-out surrounded by thousands of fans and only a small spectator fleet as the IMOCA class got down to business for the first time this ...

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Airlie Beach Race Week

A reminder of what we've been missing - Airlie Beach Race Week 2019 © Andrea Francolini

With the announcement that the Queensland border will open on 10 July to all but Victoria, Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) is working hard to make sure that Airlie Beach Race Week Whitsundays Festival of Sailing, to be held from 6-13 August, is a memorable event for all concerned. “Everyone in the Whitsundays is naturally ecstatic,” Event Chairman, Adrian Bram said. ...

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Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne Race

Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race 2020 © Pierre Bouras

Twenty solo skippers will take the start line of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne this Saturday following a totally new ocean racing course from Les Sables d’Olonne to the south of Iceland back around the Azores to finish back into the famous Vendée haven. At four months before the start of the Vendée Globe, the new Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne race will ...

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Race 13 AC34 in San Francisco!

ORACLE TEAM USA narrowly miss Emirates Team New Zealand during race 13 of the 34th America's Cup © Gilles Martin-Raget / ACEA

Yet another race full of drama, including the moment Emirates Team New Zealand misjudged a port-starboard cross and Jimmy Spithill has to violently head up the American cat to avoid the Kiwis. Read our report at the time from the race here… by 34th America’s Cup

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Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona regatta

Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona - photo © Nico Martinez

Due to the current situation caused by the Covid-19 and the restrictions derived from it, the organizers of the Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona regatta and the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona have decided to cancel the 13th edition scheduled for July 8-11 this year and postpone it until 2021. The safety and health of all those involved in the celebration ...

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Relive AC34 in San Francisco

Emirates Team New Zealand NZL5 leads Oracle Team USA in leg one of race 11 on day 7 of America's Cup 34 © Chris Cameron / ETNZ

They called it the greatest comeback win of all time. Now watch full replays of every race in the 34th America’s Cup, held on San Francisco Bay in September 2013. Emirates Team New Zealand pioneered the foiling AC72 and started strongly… Day 1 – Races 1 & 2 It was a hard day on the water for Dean Barker and ...

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Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2020

SAILING - Noakes Sydney-Southport 2019 - Sydney start 27/06/2019 (Photo by Andrea Francolini) FLEET Andrea Francolini

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is pleased to announce the release of the Notice of Race and opening of entries for the rescheduled 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. The 384-nautical-mile coastal race was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will now start on 3 October being the second race of the 2020-21 Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore. “The Club ...

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Auckland’s AC75 – America’s Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand's AC75, Te Aihe gets sailing again in Auckland - June 30, 2020 © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

The 36th America’s Cup entered a new phase today with the launching of New York Yacht Club’s AC75 this morning from the BBC Destiny which had carried her from Pensacola Florida. Defiant will spend her first night on New Zealand soil as the first occupant of the Wynyard Point, and within sight of the defenders, Emirates Team New Zealand, across ...

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