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Fast40+ Circuit

No discards allowed in the final round, the 2017 FAST40+ Championship is going to the wire © Fast40+ / Ocean Images

The final round of the 2017 Fast40+ Circuit kicks off this weekend, organised by the Hamble River Sailing Club. After six months of racing, it all comes down to this decider, with four teams in contention to be crowned overall champion for the 2017 FAST40+ Class: Invictus, Girls on Film, Rebellion, and Hitchhiker, and there are big battles right through ...

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RORC Caribbean 600

George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 will return to Antigua in February 2018 for the start of the 10th RORC Caribbean 600 © Tim Wright / Photoaction.com http://www.photoaction.com

The 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 will start as scheduled in Antigua on 19th February 2018. Bolstered by a record entry for the RORC Transatlantic Race, a strong Racing Division for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, and determined competitors from all over the Caribbean, the 10th edition of the highly acclaimed 600-mile offshore race is set to be ...

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American Challenge

Comanche (USA) arriving to Tasmania to claim line honours - 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race © Rolex / StudioBorlenghi / Stefano Gattini

While the ink is barely dry on the Protocol that will govern the 36th America’s Cup, and while the January 1, 2018 commencement of the Protocol’s “Start of the Challenging Period” is still several months over the horizon, this didn’t stop the New York Yacht Club (NYYC), represented by the Bella Mente Quantum Racing Association (BMQRA), from announcing their intention ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Prologue on board Vestas 11th Hour Racing. Light breeze downwind. - Volvo Ocean Race © Martin Keruzore / Volvo Ocean Race

The Prologue Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race began on Sunday afternoon, after the start was delayed by just over 2 hours and moved nearly 20 miles south in order to find better racing conditions. The Prologue is a non-scoring race to deliver the seven-boat fleet from The Boatyard in Lisbon, Portugal to the home start port of the Volvo ...

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18ft Skiffs Spring Championship


The 18ft Skiffs were back on Sydney Harbour today when the Australian 18 Footers League conducted race one of the seven-race Spring Championship to open the 2017-2018 Season. Conditions were steady from the North East for the 14-boat fleet and the race provided a drama-free dayu for many of the new teams. Retirement of some of the long-time competitors meant there ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

Mini-Transat La Boulangère © Christophe Breschi

In both the prototype and production boat categories, the situation is becoming clearer at the head of the race. Ian Lipinski (Griffon.fr) and Arthur Léopold-Léger (Antal XPO) are going it alone at the front of the leading pack, whilst Clarisse Crémer (TBS) is extending right away from her pursuers. Swiss skipper Valentin Gautier (Shaman – Banque du Léman) and Erwan ...

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Action photo ~ Les Voiles de Saint Tropez

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez

Studio Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from Les Voiles de Saint Tropez Les Voiles de Saint Tropez – More action shots by Studio Borlenghi more info..lesvoilesdesaint-tropez.fr by Studio Borlenghi

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Couta Trophy Series

Coutas on the harbour 2015 Gaffer's Day John Jeremy http://www.sasc.com.au

Eclipsed rudder replaced in time for Couta Boat Nationals When Jim Wilshire’s rudder came loose and went missing off his Couta Boat Eclipse, which was travelling east from Perth atop a delivery truck between Bordertown in South Australia and Horsham in Victoria, the owner’s shot at Couta Week and the class’ national championship hit a snag. The Sorrento and Sydney ...

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Clipper World Yacht Race

Day 2, Race 2 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

It’s been an action-packed second day of Race 2: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, with the past 24 hours seeing one team forced to suspend racing, while the rest of the fleet has continued its fast passage across a turbulent South Atlantic Ocean. The difference between first and eighth has more than doubled from 10nm (nautical miles) ...

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Thunersee Autumn Trophy

International 5.5 Metre Autumn Trophy 2017 © Robert Deaves

Many have foretold that winter is coming and the first snowfalls on the hills around Lake Thun in Switzerland coincided with a chilly start to the International 5.5 Metre season finale, the three day Autumn Trophy (Herbstpreis), hosted by Thunsersee Yacht Club. Light winds and snow had been forecast for much of the last week, so it was some surprise ...

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