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Artemis Racing America’s Cup

Artemis Racing beat Oracle Team USA four times in Practice Session 3 April 10-12, 2017 © Artemis Racing

The third round of America’s Cup ACC practice racing got underway in Bermuda on Monday, April 24. Artemis Racing skipper Nathan Outteridge says Match Racing skills have always been a big part of a successful campaign and the team at Artemis Racing is now working hard at improving its “dog fighting” tactics. With under five weeks left until the start ...

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Charleston Race Week

Charleston Race Week 2017 Meredith Block/ Charleston Race Week http://www.charlestonraceweek.com/

Charleston Race Week 2017 took place in April 20-23 2017. ORC rule was implemented as the principal handicap rule for the Charleston Race Week 2017, it was the first time this system was used in a major North American regatta. Thirty boats raced in four separate ORC Classes at this event. Our three boats were place in one of the ...

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Race for Water

Race for Water to stay in Madeira for three days © Race for Water Foundation

After beginning its five-year Odyssey on April 9, the vessel, Race for Water, arrived in Madeira on Thursday, April 20 for a short three-day stopover before heading to Bermuda. This first stopover will allow the crew to make a preliminary assessment of the energy mix and review the first tests with the kite on this ambassador vessel of the Race ...

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35th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting

Junior Winner – 35th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting © Elena Giolai/Fraglia Vela Riva

One week after the world’s largest regatta of a single class, it is time for a short analysis of the event, organized by Fraglia Vela Riva, in which participated 1.063 young sailors from 30 countries. The protagonists of this year’s edition were the USA and Russia, never been so top-ranked before either at the Garda Meeting or at the renowned ...

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FAST40+ Spring Regatta

Dutch skipper, Bastiaan de Voogd, brings a young Dutch team to the FAST40+ Class racing Hitchhiker. © Paul Wyeth

The second event in a busy FAST40+ season will be the FAST40+ Spring Regatta, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. FAST40+ Race Director, Stuart Childerley, sets the scene for the event. “The RORC Easter Challenge saw some great racing and early signs to a competitive season ahead of us. We are expecting eight teams for the next event, the ...

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Lisa Blair

Lisa Blair in the engine room of Climate Action Now! © Lisa Blair

She’s still here with us, and now we can be there for her. Of the many endearing qualities in Lisa Blair, the most paramount is her effervescence. Yet it is what lies behind that which could be her most incredible characteristic. Sometimes you can almost overlook her steely determination, but not for long when you start talking with her. Catching ...

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Sperry Charleston Race Week

Steve Lesniak's Charleston-based Beneteau 510 (left) and the rest of the boats racing in the Pursuit Class may not be sailing windward-leeward America’s Cup courses, but they’re racing for glory as they put the pedal down in big breeze during Day 2 of Sperry Charleston Race Week 2017. © Tim Wilkes / Charleston Race Week

For a second straight day, Charleston Harbor and the open ocean just offshore provided near-perfect conditions for over 200 competing teams at Sperry Charleston Race Week 2017. Boats across all six courses faced brisk southerly winds of 15-20 knots, while the offshore boats saw five-foot waves and big gusts on the second day of the biggest multiclass keelboat regatta in ...

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America’s Cup Oracle Team USA

Oracle Team USA - bow down trim during Practice Racing - 35th America's Cup Bermuda 2017 Austin Wong | ACEA

Why do the America’s Cup Class catamarans sail with bow down trim? It’s a common question. Helmsman and Tactician Tom Slingsby provides a detailed answer in Oracle Team USA’s #TechTuesday feature. Video by John von Seeburg & Mike Herbener / Oracle Team USA by Oracle Team USA

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MC38 Autumn Regatta

Ginger during the 2016 Spring Regatta on the harbour © Bob Fowler

A light air day one of the final act of the MC38’s 2016-17 season pointscore went to Leslie Green’s Ginger by the slimmest margin. Green’s consistent two, three, two, two scores on The Sound, the stretch of water between South Head and Manly’s Quarantine Station, trumped Maserati’s five, one, three, one by one point, a worthy runner-up result given today ...

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series

Miles Quinton's Gill Race Team GBR694 with Geoff Carveth helming is the current Corinthian leader and second in overall ranking – Melges 24 European Sailing Series © IM24CA / ZGN / Andrea Carloni

Just a perfect day! What else can you say about the day where all matches: wonderful weather with blue skies and sunshine, nice sea breeze up to 13 knots from South-West and happy Melges 24 sailors enjoying all of it at the first regatta of the European sailing season. The Race Committee under the supervision of PRO Bojan Gale managed ...

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