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5.5 Metre World Championship 2019

Trial - Day 1 - 2019 5.5 Metre Worlds in Helsinki - photo © Robert Deaves

Defending World Champions, New Moon (BAH 21 Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, Peter Vlasov), laid down a marker in the opening race of the 2019 5.5 Metre World Championship in Helsinki, Finland after an emphatic victory in some quite testing conditions. Otto (SUI 209 Bent Christian Wilhelmsen, Lasse Berthelsen, Luka Strahovnik) crossed in second with 2017 World Champions, John B (BAH ...

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21st Jersey Regatta

Abracadabra and Jai Ho in the UBS 20th Jersey Regatta © LBJ Photography

With the summer in full swing and the Island’s sailing programme progressing at a rate of knots, the scene is set for the 21st edition of the Jersey Regatta, the Island’s ‘flagship’ sailing event. Slated for 6th to 8th September, the Island’s combined clubs’ ‘jamboree’ will be held, as ever, in the beautiful arena of St Aubin’s Bay and adjacent ...

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BMW ORC 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Copa del Rey MAPFRE - photo © María Muiña / Copa del Rey MAPFRE

The four divisions of the BMW ORC class include 70 boats and 20 nationalities, constituting over half of the total fleet at the 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE. In both numbers of registered participants and their traditional history at the event, it is the one of the most closely observed fleets of the Real Club Náutico de Palma’s regatta. The ...

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Arkea-Paprec, second new-generation IMOCA to be launched - photo © Fabienne Morin

IMOCA The new boats are coming The summer news is rolling in off the presses for the IMOCA skippers, some of whom are preparing to switch to race mode for the Rolex Fastnet Race, which will set sail at the end of next week. For others, it’s time for their latest-generation IMOCA to leave the yard, as is the case ...

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RS Feva World Championships 2019

Day 5 of the 2019 RS Feva World Championships, Follonica Bay, Italy ©Digital Sailing / www.digitalsailing.co.uk

The RS Feva sailors arrived at the sailing club this morning, greeted by a mirror flat sea. The sea breeze struggled to make an impact, so after a short postponement, the sailors headed out to a patchy race course. The wind gave the race committee a tough job today, with large shifts and inconsistent pressure. This is such an incredible ...

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Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race 2021

Sydney to Auckland Yacht Race © RPAYC

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are excited to announce that the Notice of Race for the 1250nm Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race 2021 is now available. Visit SydneytoAuckland.com to view and download. Entries will open on 1 August, 2019. Don’t miss out on the early bird entry fee option. The race will start on Sydney ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 © Carlo Borlenghi

Rolex Fastnet Race: We speak to Sam Richmond of North Sails about ‘the One’ We spoke to Sam Richmond of North Sails about the Rolex Fastnet Race, his experiences during the race and what advice he has for first-time competitors in the event he refers to as ‘the One’. Sam Richmond: I turned 21 on my first Fastnet Race, it was ...

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5.5m Scandinavian Gold Cup

Artemis XIV (NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Trond Solli-Sæther) - 2019 Scandinavian Gold Cup © Robert Deaves

The current holders of the Scandinavian Gold Cup, Artemis XIV (NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Trond Solli-Sæther), took the opening race win on the first day of the 100th Anniversary event, hosted by the Nyländska Jaktklubben (NYK) in Helsinki, Finland. In a regatta where only first places count, current world champion, New Moon (BAH 21, Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, ...

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Lago Maggiore International RS Aero Regatta 2019

Lago Maggiore International RS Aero Regatta 2019 ©UVM

The second year of the hosting of the Lago Maggiore International RS Aero Regatta by Unione Velica Maccagno saw a nice increase in numbers to nearly 30 RS Aeros representing a total of ten nations. The regatta provides keen racing with light and moderate breezes but also a relaxed atmosphere enjoying the scenery, weather and fine cuisine found on the ...

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23rd Rodos Cup

23rd Rodos Cup in Kos, Greece - Day 2 © John Skalleris

The 23rd Rodos Cup International Sailing Race, organized by the Offshore Yachting Club of Rhodes and the South Aegean Region, continued with the second leg of the race yesterday. The second leg of the race began at Kalymnos and ended at Nisyros. On Monday 22 July, during the short stop at the beautiful island of Kalymnos, also known as the ...

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