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Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race cancelled

Flickr Start of Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, 2014,©trebandicoot (Lynn)

The Queensland Cruising Yacht Club Inc. (QCYC), as the organizing authority for the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, is releasing the following statement with respect to the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is with regret that QCYC advises the 2020 Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race has been cancelled. This is on account of the escalating nature of advisories and measures necessary to ...

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JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2020

Races 6 & 7 on day 4 the 2020 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship - photo © Michael Chittenden

The defending champion Honda Marine team of David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins hold a narrow points lead over their nearest rival as the fleet goes into the final two races of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour tomorrow. After each team drops the worst placing from the seven races sailed to date, Honda Marine leads former World ...

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World ARC Rally – COVID-19

World ARC © World Cruising Club

The World ARC round the world rally currently has boats sailing on routes across the Pacific and in the Atlantic. There is now a significant impact from COVID-19 health measures on air travel and social gatherings in many countries, plus restrictions and additional quarantine measure in place affecting arrival by boat and by air. World Cruising Club are committed to ...

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St Barth’s Bucket 2020 cancelled


The Bucket Stewards have made the decision to cancel the 2020 St Barth’s Bucket. In addition to the overriding concerns related to the accelerating global pandemic, circumstances have simply made it logistically impossible for the Bucket organization to provide a safe, competitive and responsible racing and social environment on St Barths. Regional French government mandates, sailing federation guidance and international ...

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JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2020

Shaw and Partners on day 3 the 2020 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship ©Frank Quealey

Three windward-return course races staged on Day 3 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today produced three different winners in the light SE breeze. In the first race of the day (Race 3 of the championship) Shaw and Partners Financial Services (James Dorron, Harry Bethwaite, Tim Westwood) led all the way over the two-lap course to ...

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Antigua Bermuda Race 2020 cancelled

achts from 12 countries were on the startline of the 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race © Tobias Stoerkle - www.sailing-photography.com

After consultation with both the Governments of Antigua & Barbuda and Bermuda over the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to announce the 2020 Antigua Bermuda Race has been cancelled. The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week thank the support of the Bermuda Tourism Authority and Goslings Rum for their help in organizing the race and wish all ...

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Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2020 Overall

2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua, Final Day - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

After a vote from all competing boats, the Gosnell Trophy for the 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua has been awarded to John McMonigall’s Oyster 82 Zig Zag, skippered by Philip Howard-Smith. Class winners of the 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua are Oyster 885 Firebird skippered by James McDonald, Peter Harrison’s 115ft (35m) Farr ketch Sojana, and the 108ft (33m) Javier Jaudenes sloop ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2019-20 postponed

2019-20 Clipper Race fleet © Clipper Race

With the ongoing global outbreak of Covid-19 and the enormous impact it has created on world travel, the Clipper 2019-20 Race has been postponed with immediate effect. This decision has been in no way taken lightly. Our crew are currently under quarantine in Subic Bay, Philippines, where the Clipper Race fleet has been berthed since Sunday 15 March. The island ...

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Bermuda Gold Cup postponed to October

Argo Group Bermuda Gold Cup © World Match Racing Tour

Organizers for the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s Bermuda Gold Cup match racing regatta have postponed the celebratory 70th running to October due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and travel restrictions imposed around the world. The Bermuda Gold Cup is rescheduled to October from May, the dates to be announced. “This decision is based on the uncertainty and ...

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Melges 24 World Championship cancelled 2020

2019 Melges 24 World Championship in Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy © Pierrick Contin / IM24CA

The Organizing Committee announces the cancellation of the 2020 Melges 24 World Championship, that was expected to be held in Charleston, SC, USA on May 1-9, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The organizers deeply regret this situation with addressing the cancellation message of Laura Grondin, the Chair of the International Melges 24 Class Association. Dear Melges 24 sailors, In light of the ...

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