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Atlantic Cup Inshore Series

Amhas - 2018 Atlantic Cup Inshore Series - Day 2 - photo © Billy Black

French/Italian team #145 Eärendil, skippered by Catherine Pourre and Pietro Luciani, captured the 2018 Atlantic Cup as they dominated the two offshore legs and held on to a narrow advantage as #128 Toothface II closed the gap with exceptional racing in the inshore series. The Portland-based #127 Amhas, skippered by Micah Davis and Rob Windsor, placed third after a consistent performance throughout ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Day 7, Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 11: Nasdaq Race | Panama to New York © Clipper Race

After a week of racing around the clock in Race 11: Nasdaq Race, the Clipper Race fleet has been keeping everyone guessing as to their Scoring Gate tactics. The Scoring Gate allows the first three teams that reach it to pick up three, two, or one bonus race point and is a favourite point scoring mechanism for some of the ...

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Bol d’Or Mirabaud Race

2018 Bol d'Or Mirabaud Race - Phaedo^2 - photo © Rachel Fallon-Langdon / Team Phaedo

Loyd Thornburg and his crew of Chris Draper, Ed Smyth, Stuart Bithell, Haylee Outteridge and Julian Cressant, raced a fantastic Bol d”or Mirabaud race. Holding the lead for a substantial part of the race down the lake, they were the first boat around the Barge du Bouveret after racing for over 7 hours, and ahead of the strongest computers in ...

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Rolex Giraglia 2018

Rolex Giraglia 2018 - photo © Martina Orsini

The fleet is back in port after the Sanremo- Saint Tropez race, with victory in the first leg of the RG going to the crew of Hebe V in ORC and of Rossko in IRC. In the Gulf of Saint Tropez a magnificent day of stiff breezes welcomed the crews who took advantage to fine tune their yachts for the ...

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Melges 24 World Championship 2018

Bruce Ayres' Monsoon USA851 scored second place twice today and is on 3rd position after Day Three - 2018 Melges 24 World Championship - Day 3 - photo © IM24CA / Zerogradinord

The breeze eventually fills in on the race course of Victoria and the Melges 24 fleet takes home a full day of sailing, with three races completed in the third day of the 2018 Melges 24 World Championship. the first victory of the series today went to the home-players Canadians on board of MiKEY CAN838 by Richard Clarke: “We won the ...

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Rolex Giraglia 2018

Sanremo-Saint Tropez Race - Rolex Giraglia © Yacht Club Italiano

On the stroke of midnight, the first starting gun of the Rolex Giraglia 2018 will be fired, marking the start of the Sanremo-Saint Tropez race. Great excitement on the quays of the Sanremo Yacht Club before the miles that separate the two coastal cities. Skippers’ briefing at 6pm, cocktails on the quayside and fireworks at 10:30pm to salute the crews. ...

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Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

My Song - Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta © Borlenghi / YCCS

The weather has been unusually uncooperative for the start of the 2018 edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, organised by the YCCS with the support of title sponsor Loro Piana. The Costa Smeralda was wet and windless this morning, with the AP flag flying ashore over the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda from 9.30 a.m. to signal that racing was ...

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Extreme Sailing Series

Extreme Sailing Series™ metres in front of the spectators - Barcelona 2017 - photo © Lloyd Images

In one week’s time, the Extreme Sailing Series™ fleet of seven hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans will descend on Barcelona for the third Act of the 2018 circuit. Four days of foiling action off the Catalonian coastline is set to thrill the Spanish crowds, as the elite-level international crews battle it out for a Barcelona Act win. A prestigious venue offering up ...

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Monaco Globe Series

Newrest-Art and Fenêtres arrival - Monaco Globe Series - photo © YCM

It was 08:17 this Thursday morning when SMA skippered by Paul Meilhat and Gwénolé Gahinet crossed the finish line of these first Monaco Globe Series, that kicks off the new world championship IMOCA 2018/2020, organised by the Yacht Club of Monaco. It was an intense and thrilling race down to the last few miles for the winners as well as ...

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Golden Globe Race

2018 Golden Globe Race course © 2018 Golden Globe Race

With less than month to the start of the Golden Globe Race from Les Sables d’Olonne on July 1st, skippers are working feverishly to complete their preparations ready to take part in the Suhaili 50 Falmouth Parade of Sail celebrations between 11-14th June to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s departure from the port to start the original ...

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