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49er Champions

Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell in their 49er - photo © British Sailing Team

2017 was a huge year for the British Sailing Team’s Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell. Winning the 49er World Championship was a milestone in their career. We spoke to them both to hear their plans, aspirations, how they came together as a team, and their relationship with Marlow Ropes. Winning any open meeting, regatta or championship is a huge achievement, but ...

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Legends Race

Copernicus © The Legends Race

Polish yacht Copernicus, the smallest yacht to complete the very first Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973-74, will compete in the Legends Race starting on 21 June from Gothenburg and finishing in The Hague. Copernicus was built especially for the first Whitbread by the Gdanska Stocznia Jachtowa ‘Stogi’ boatyard in Poland, with a lot of help from the members ...

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Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series

Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller Open at Salcombe © Margaret Mackley

It was a busy weekend for Salcombe Yacht Club, running the 4th race if the Spring Series alongside a 60 boat Merlin Rocket fleet with was attending the Salcombe Silver Tiller event, supported by Sharps Doom Bar and the Salcombe Gin Company. Despite the forecasted light North Easterly winds, Race Officer David Greening and his team were able to set ...

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Broadland Squib Regatta

Broadland Squib Regatta © Matt Harper

wenty-one boats from as far afield as the Isle of Wight and the south coast converged on Oulton Broad for this year’s Broadland Squib Regatta. This event marks the end of the very competitive Oulton Broad Winter Series and also gives an opportunity to the visitors to tune up before returning to their host clubs for the Summer. The event ...

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Les Voiles de Saint Barth

2018 Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille - photo © Michael Gramm

The French West Indies island of Saint-Barth is teeming with activity as hundreds of sailors prepare for the ninth edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Richard Mille, which kicks off racing tomorrow. The regatta, which runs through Saturday, April 14, draws an esteemed international crowd of competitors with five days of exceptional on-the-water competition complemented by a flurry of shoreside fun ...

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Keelboat Endeavour Trophy

Keelboat Endeavour Trophy launched - photo © Alan Hanna

The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch (RCYC), and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) announce the launch of the Keelboat Endeavour Trophy writes Sue Pelling. The aim of this new event, scheduled to take place on 22-23 September 2018, is to establish the UK keelboat champions of champions’, in a similar format to the long-running and successful annual Endeavour Trophy for dinghies. Using ...

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Cowes Classics Week 2018

Winifred at Cowes Classics Week - photo © Rick Tomlinson

Preparation for the 11th Cowes Classics Week is officially underway. With the launch this week of the new 2018 website, competitors can now find information and enter the event. Racing takes place from 23rd to 27th July. Cowes Classics Week has grown strongly since its inaugural regatta and has in recent years been welcoming just shy of 200 yachts, all ...

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Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar

Nicholas Heiner – Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar - photo © Robert Deaves

Giles Scott confirmed the gold medal in Palma as the 49 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía Iberostar drew to a close Saturday with a fickle, light wind medal race, which left the top three unchanged. The Netherlands’ Nicholas Heiner took the silver, while Andy Maloney, from New Zealand, took bronze, in only his second international event. Norway’s Anders Pedersen won the ...

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RYA Women’s Match Racing Championship

Racing on the final day of the RYA Women’s Winter Challenge match racing at Queen Mary © Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com

The RYA Women’s Match Championships celebrated International Women’s Day with the announcement of new title sponsor, Marlow Ropes. Marlow Ropes has expanded its support of the Royal Yachting Association‘s racing programmes by announcing its sponsorship of the RYA‘s National Match Racing Championship. Marlow, who have enjoyed a successful partnership with the British Sailing Team for 20 years, become the title sponsor of the Marlow Women’s Match ...

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Video report BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival 2018

Action stations: HH66 Nala racing in the Offshore Multihull class and J121 Apollo in CSA Racing 1 - 2018 BVI Spring Regatta © Alastair Abrehart

From the best shots of the weekend, to sailors’ efforts to help keep BVI Strong, to those being recognised for their heroic efforts – the BVI Spring Regatta celebrated it’s 47th year in a special way. See you in 2019 – 25th to 31st March by Media BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival

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