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Flinders Islet Race

TP52 Zen started well, managing to beat larger RP63 No Limit to open water - Flinders Islet Race 2019 - photo © Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

A crisp 10-15 knot nor’ easter met the 32 competitors at the start of this year’s Flinders Islet Race – the second of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore Series. Setting off from Point Piper and strategically tacking up Sydney Harbour, teams pounded around South Head in bumpy conditions before setting spinnakers and making ...

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Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week Porto Cervo 2019

Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals © Nico Martinez / 52 Super Series

The closest finish to a title race in the history of the 52 SUPER SERIES will come to a head on the scenic waters of Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda next week at the Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week Porto Cervo. The host club favourites on the emblematic Azzurra seek to secure the 2019 season championship, in so doing looking to ...

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90th Anniversary with 160 Boat Gala Regatta International Dragons

Dragon Grand Prix Cannes 2019 day 3 © Elena Razina

From 7th to 11th October 2019 160 International Dragon keelboats will gather in San Remo, Italy, to mark the 90th Anniversary of this illustrious and extraordinary class. Dragon sailors past and present, friends of the class and the media are invited to participate in this week-long celebration of all things Dragon. From her inception as an entry by Johan Anker ...

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Marseille SailGP

The final SailGP event of Season 1 in Marseille, France - Day 1 - photo © Sam Kurtul / www.worldofthelens.co.uk

Tensions heightened in front of the fan-lined Seawall as Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge went head to head on the Rade Nord racecourse at the Marseille SailGP Season 1 Grand Final. The two helmsmen traded wins ahead of the four other national teams to secure their places in the title race of the season. Following another day of fleet racing, ...

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Fiji Regatta Week 2019

Nica and Roam battle - 2019 Fiji Regatta Week - photo © Ronnie Simpson

The 36th annual Fiji Regatta Week – Fiji’s largest annual regatta – has drawn to a conclusion after six days of yacht racing, parties, seminars and more. One of the largest racing and cruising regattas in the South Pacific, 2019 was once again very well attended with just over 100 yachts and 380 sailors participating in at least some portion ...

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Coaching Regatta~Ladies of the Sea

‘Ladies of the Sea' Coaching Regatta - photo © Isabel Wartho

The Notice of Race has been posted and entries are open for the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s inaugural ‘Ladies of the Sea’ coaching regatta. The two day event on Saturday October 5 and Sunday October 6 is open to keelboats, and one design Elliott 7s, Ynglings and J70s. Boats can participate with an all female crew or female helm with ...

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Golden Globe Race 2022

Golden Globe Race chart 2022 final - photo © Don McIntyre

Three years to the start of the 2022 Golden Globe Race An independent analysis report compiled by Meltwater on media coverage secured during the 2018 Golden Globe Race shows that the Race gained US$185m worth of coverage world-wide. Les Sables d’Olonne, which will be the host start and finish port again in 2022, gained 2 years of international publicity valued ...

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Spindrift 2

Spindrift 2 - photo © Spindrift Racing

Spindrift 2 was put back in the water on Monday 16th September in the presence of Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and the Spindrift racing team. The world’s largest racing maxi trimaran has spent the past few months being further optimised, as well as being fitted with new load bearing rudder plates, following the structural failure of the starboard rudder plate ...

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Clipper Race

After the bold, fast start to Race 2, the Commodore’s Cup, a 5,200nm race from Portimão, Portugal, to Punta del Este, Uruguay, a sharp drop in wind speed has left the fleet with a testing first 24 hours of racing as they head south. In his daily blog, Chris Brooks, Skipper of Qingdao, in fifth place at the time of writing, ...

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Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

2019 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - photo © Daniel Forster / Rolex

The IC37 by Melges sailboat may be new to them, but the breezy and lumpy conditions on Rhode Island Sound for Day 3 of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup were old hat for the teams from Australia’s Royal Sydney Yacht Club, Ireland’s Royal Cork Yacht Club and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Those three teams shined brightest on a ...

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