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Governor’s Cup 2020

Close cross in 2019 GovCup finals with Leonard Takahashi (NZL) and Nick Egnot-Johnson (NZL)”. - photo © Tom Walker

Host Balboa Yacht Club has posted links to the Request for Invitation (“RFI”), Notice of Race, and event brochure for the 54th Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship to be held July 20-25, 2020 in Newport Beach, California. The Governor’s Cup Committee encourages experienced match race sailors worldwide who will not have reached their 23rd birthday by July 25, ...

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Philippe Briand SY200 superyacht concept

SY200 superyacht concept © Philippe Briand

Philippe Briand has unveiled the latest sailing yacht concept to come from his London-based design studio: the 60-metre (200-foot) SY200. With a traditional sailing rig, the 490-gross-tonne sloop has been created to outperform the other sailing yachts under 499 gross tonnes that are on the water today, as well as to provide a head-turning aesthetic and ultimate comfort on board. ...

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Islands Sailing Week

CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week - Day 1 - January 22, 2020 © Lissa Reyden

CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week gets away to slow start Crews enjoyed a relaxed start to racing on Day 1 of the 18th annual CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week on Wednesday, with forecast light winds prompting organisers to start racing later than usual. Typically hot and sunny conditions provided competitors with a steady sea breeze in time for ...

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Clipper Race Leg 5

The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 4 - photo © Clipper Race

It has been a slow and tricky beginning to Race 6: The Sanya Tropical Paradise following the Le Mans start yesterday. A familiar sight at the top of the leaderboard with Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam and Qingdao currently holding the top two spots respectively with WTC Logistics hot on their sterns in third. Rich Gould, Skipper of WTC Logistics, ...

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France SailGP Team at Sydney Harbour. - photo © Eloi Stichelbaut / France SailGP Team

France SailGP Team introduces its roster for 2020 With less than 40 days before the opening of Season 2 of SailGP in Sydney, the French team is aiming to reach its 2020 objectives as early as possible in the season. The objectives are twofold, to perform well at each event and ensure that it is among the best teams in ...

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L4 Trifork record around the island of Mallorca

L4 Trifork © L4 Trifork

With a weather forecast showing gust up to 40 knots from northeast and waves of eight meters in height, the crew got a greenlight from Real Club Nautic to start the record attempt Monday January the 20th at 7:00 in the morning, in pitch darkness. 13 hours, 15 minutes and 17 seconds later L4 Trifork (Former VO70 Ericsson 4) with ...

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44Cup season 2020

RC44 Sotogrande Cup - photo © Nico Martinez / MartinezStudio

The 2020 season is set for the 44Cup and for the first time the ultra-competitive one design owner-driver RC44 fleet will join one of the oldest and most respected regattas in the world, Cowes Week. As they did in 2019, the 44Cup will start its 2020 season on the Adriatic Sea with the 44Cup Portorož, Slovenia, over 22 – 26 ...

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Landsail Tyres J-Cup final day © Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com

Key Yachting is delighted to announce that Landsail Tyres will once again be the title sponsor for the 2020 Landsail Tyres J-Cup, hosted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club 2-4 July 2020. Landsail Tyres have supported the regatta since 2015, their continued support allows FREE berthing at Cowes Yacht Haven for the 2020 regatta. Free berthing is only available for ...

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Evolution Sails Round North Island Yacht Race 2020

SSANZ Round North Island Yacht Race - January 2020 © Deborah Williams

With just one month until the 2020 Evolution Sails Round North Island Yacht Race, anticipation is starting to build for the 38 boats entered in the fleet with the official release of the provisional divisions for the race. Division 1 will include Wired, a Bakewell-White 15.85, Kia Kaha, a TP52, Miss Scarlet, a Reichel Pugh IRC52, Blink, a Shaw 12, ...

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18th annual CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week

Bay of Islands Sailing Week, 2019 © Lissa Reyden

Bay of Islands Sailing Week starts Wednesday with biggest ever fleet The 18th annual CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week gets under way today, Wednesday 22 January. A record-breaking 141 boats are set to take part in three days of yacht racing as part of “the best big boat regatta in New Zealand”, according to yachting commentator Peter Montgomery. For ...

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