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Golden Globe Race

Mark Slats - still smiling © GGR

Today is the longest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere so the sun has the largest declination to the south for all using a sextant to navigate. It also often marks a period of unsettled weather but all seems fine for the GGR fleet for now. The thoughts of skippers are towards Christmas mixed with their drive to ...

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Round Martinique Regatta 2019

Round Martinique Regatta fleet © Event Media

One month to go until the discounted registration for The Round Martinique Regatta comes to a close (19/01/2019). There is still time to join the 20 boats already in the running. See how you measure up against the elegant Class40s and take part in this fantastic sailing festival across Martinique. See for yourself just how this magnificent event looks in ...

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M32 European Series 2019

Fleet at M32 Worlds - photo © Anton Klock / M32 Worlds

For 2019, the M32 European Series will see teams in the high performance one design catamaran class competing in five events across Italy, Sweden and the Netherlands culminating in the M32 World Championship on Lake Garda. In late March teams get the opportunity to blow the cobwebs away at a warm-up and training event in San Remo, close to the ...

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RORC Caribbean 600

A spectacular fleet, with crews from around the world gathering in Antigua for the 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 © RORC/Arthur Daniel

Early entries for the 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 reveal a stunning fleet of famous professional teams taking part alongside passionate corinthian crews. Famed for spectacular sailing conditions on an intricate and mesmerizing course, the 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is set to be an absolute cracker. Two months before the start of the race 50 teams have thrown ...

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Joy Ride’s participation in the Sydney Hobart Race

Joy Ride on her homewaters of Puget Sound - photo © Nick Callanan

When one thinks of serious Corinthian-level offshore ocean racing, four signature events come to mind, namely the Newport Bermuda Race, the Fastnet Race, the Transpac Race and the Sydney Hobart. While these races vary in length from roughly 600 to 2,000-plus nautical miles, they are all time-honored contests that test skippers’ and crews’ abilities to prepare, train and execute as ...

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ETF26 European

The ETF26 'Easy To Fly' foiler designed by Jean-Pierre Dick - photo © Foiling Week / Martina Orsini

Following their first season of racing in 2018, the ETF26 crews are ready to take up the challenge again on European sailing grounds in 2019. The ETF26 Series circuit will include two major regattas in France, next year: the Spi Ouest-France Destination Morbihan and the Grand Prix Guyader. After racing on the Atlantic, the flying catamarans will return to Switzerland ...

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ORC European Championship 2019

Team Pro4U in action at The Hague Offshore World Championship in July © Sander van der Borch

The Oxelösunds Segelsällskap and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce that the 2019 ORC European Championship being held over 11-17 August is now open for entries. Oxelösund is a relatively young port town in the scenic region of Södermanland, 100 km southwest of Stockholm on the Baltic coast. This is a new venue among many in Sweden ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

The 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will once again capture the attention of the sailing world. © Daniel Forster / Rolex

The 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is going to be arguably the closest race in history and sports fans can catch the start of the race no matter where they live around the world. The race commences on Boxing Day (26 December 2018) at 1pm AEDT, and Australians can watch the broadcast from 12:30pm AEDT on Channel 7’s 7Mate ...

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12th Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race

12th Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race © Icarus Sports

For one more year, top-level sailors gathered in Tongyeong, South Korea in order to participate in the 12th edition of the Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race. A fleet of 91 boats and more than 586 sailors from 10 countries completed the participants’ list. In ORC1 class, “Vikira” managed to win the race for the second year in a row. In ...

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Rolex China Sea Race 2020

Phoenix. Rolex China Sea Race 2018. - photo © photo RHKYC / Guy Nowell

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club has released the Notice of Race (English and Chinese) and opened entry for the 58th Anniversary of the Rolex China Sea Race. The Race will start on 8 April 2020 in Hong Kongs iconic harbour and take competitors 565nm across the South China Sea to Subic Bay in the Philippines. 2020 marks the 30th edition of this ...

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