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Volvo Noble Marine RS400

Volvo Noble Marine RS400 National Championships © LPB Aerial Imagery

Paul and Mark Oakey – Defending champions. They go unexpectedly well in the breeze despite weighting about 18 stone! Jon Gorringe / Oli Wells – Never won it, could it be his year? Second in 2015 and European champ 2014. Veteran of the class with a super crew drafted in for the week. Jon Heissig / Nikki Griffin – Fresh ...

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Round Britain

Emily on the helm with Skipper Catch © Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Launched by the history-making yachtswoman in 2003, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity that rebuilds confidence after cancer and uses sailing to support, empower and inspire young people aged 8-24 in embracing their future with optimism. Between May and September, over 100 young people who have all sailed with the Trust following cancer treatment, are taking part ...

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World Match Racing Tour American stopover

World Match Racing Tour American stopover © Ian Roman / WMRT

The fifth championship level stop on the 2017 World Match Racing Tour will take place September 26th-October 1st on the Chicago lakeshore in front of Navy Pier. Chicago Match Race Center and Chicago Yacht Club return as co-hosts for the 2017 season stopover after organizing successful Tour events in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Chicago’s hosting of the Louis Vuitton Americas ...

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Extreme Sailing Hamburg

Extreme Sailing Series Barcelona – Day 3 – Team Extreme, skippered by British Olympian Stevie Morrison, will join the fleet as a wildcard entry for Act 5, Hamburg presented by Land Rover. © Lloyd Images http://lloydimagesgallery.photoshelter.com/

A second British-flagged squad has entered Act 5, as the Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to Hamburg’s River Elbe from tomorrow, presented by Land Rover. The wildcard entry, Team Extreme, will be skippered by British Olympian Stevie Morrison. The GC32 is a fantastic boat and the format of the racing is so unique and exclusive to the Extreme Sailing Series. It’s ...

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2017 WIM Series

Caroline Sylvan (SWE) led Trine Palludan (DEN) shortly after the start of their match, but in the end the order was reversed - 2017 WIM Series Dan Ljungsvik / LWM

The second stop of the 2017 WIM Series saw a dramatically different day from the blustery practice day yesterday. Very light and shifty winds led to postponements, long waiting and fewer matches than scheduled as Lysekil Women’s Match kicked off Tuesday with the first day of racing. Thanks to the new Fareast 28R boats, the sailors still came ashore with ...

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J-Cup by Royal Torbay Yacht Club

Landsail Tyres J-Cup by Royal Torbay Yacht Club © Tim Wright / Photoaction.com http://www.photoaction.com

There is still time to experience the thrill and fun of the J-Cup, celebrating its 18th birthday at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club, Torquay, South Devon from 17-19 August, 2017. The Landsail Tyres J-Cup in Partnership with B&G, has eight races scheduled over three days of highly competitive racing, with excellent facilities ashore and a great social programme. The regatta ...

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WIM Series

Monday's training at Lysekil Women's Match was challenging ias the teams tested the new Fareast 28r in big breeze. Dan Ljungsvik / LWM

The crews in Lysekil Women’s Match were offered challenging sailing conditions and brand new Fareast 28R boats, as they today got a couple of hours practise on the waters of off Släggö Island in Lysekil, Sweden: “It was super fun, but at the same time very challenging and difficult. At the beginning we hardly knew how it was going to ...

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Oman Air Extreme Sailing Series

The Extreme Sailing Series 2017. Act4. Barcelona, Spain. Pictures of Oman Air Sailing Team skippered by Phil Robertson with team mates Pete Greenhalgh, Ed Smyth, Nasser Al Mashari and James Wierzbowski racing close to the city of Barcelona on day 2 of racing. Lloyd Images http://lloydimagesgallery.photoshelter.com/

The Oman Air team are heading into the second half of the Extreme Sailing Series on a high after rebooting their campaign with an emphatic victory last time out. The globe-trotting yacht racing circuit descends on Hamburg, Germany, this week, the fifth of eight venues to showcase the high-speed action provided by the foiling GC32 catamarans. For Oman Air – confidence ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Race Start - 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

The Solent laid on ‘classic’ conditions for the start of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 47th Rolex Fastnet Race. In brilliant sunshine and with brisk westerly winds gusting up to 20 knots, the giant fleet tacked up the western Solent before compressing through the usual bottleneck at Hurst Narrows. A record-sized fleet of 368 boats started the race, 12 more ...

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WMRT Match Cup Russia video

WMRT Match Cup Russia, St Petersburg, Russia. © Ian Roman

Ian Williams in trouble at WMRT Match Cup Russia – Will he? Won’t he? GAC Pindar’s Ian Williams in great trouble in the final of WMRT Match Cup Russia in St. Petersburg on Sunday. Possibly the longest near capsize we have ever seen on this series! GAC Pindar’s Ian Williams clings on and Just manages to avoid being dumped into ...

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