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Melges 20 World Championship 2018

Filippo Pacinotti, Brontolo - 2018 Melges 20 World League, World Championship - photo © Melges World League / Barracuda Communications

Three additional races were completed today at the 2018 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Yacht Club Cagliari. This brings the number of completed races to six, which also prompts a discard of each teams worst score. With the results shuffled and settled, Italy’s Filippo Pacinotti (Manu Weiller, tactician) at the helm of Brontolo remains in the lead for a second consecutive ...

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GC32 TPM Med Cup

Realteam dismasted while leading today's opening race on day 2 of the GC32 TPM Med Cup - photo © Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour

After the storms, torrential rain and general greyness of the last days, the Rade de Toulon was in an entirely different mood for day two of the GC32 TPM Med Cup, the final event of the GC32 Racing Tour, held with support from Toulon Provence Mediterranée and the city of Toulon. A swell remained rolling in from the east, drummed ...

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Storm Trysail Foundation’s 2018 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta

Fordham at the top mark, hoisting their kite on the J/124 Tenebrae. The dinghy sailors learned pretty quickly that this type of boat is much more complex than what they're used to, but many techniques still apply - photo © Howie McMichael

The Storm Trysail Foundation’s 2018 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR) enjoyed reasonably good sailing conditions this weekend. 47 teams sailed the regatta on offshore/big boats that are generously provided to the event for the two day series. Conditions were gray and misty but with winds that, albeit shifty, were generally 6 – 10 knots. Five races were held with three on ...

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St. Barth Cata-Cup

Emmanuel Boulogne and this son Jean - Saint-Barh Cata-Cup - photo © Pierrick Contin / www.pierrickcontin.fr

With the 11th edition of the St. Barth Cata-Cup setting sail just a month and a half from now, the organizers are getting everything ready to properly welcome the competitors. In Europe, on the last Friday in September, nine boats were loaded into a sea container that left Hyères to cross the ocean toward the Caribbean, while two other large ...

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Farr 40 World Championships at Chicago

2018 Farr 40 World Championships Day 3 ©Ian Roman / Farr 40 Worlds 2018

The culmination of the 2018 Farr 40 World Championship served up nail-biting competition, coming down to the final race of the event as Wolfgang Schaefer’s Struntje light edged out Alex Roeper’s Plenty who finished a critical two boats behind nullifying their two-point lead. One of the two boats was the Corinthian Champion, Leif Sigmond and Marcus Thymian’s Norboy, capping-off a ...

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Melges 20 World Championship 2018

2018 Melges 20 World League, Scarlino Champion Drew Freides, PACIFIC YANKEE - photo © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication

The International Melges 20 Class Association (IM20CA) has officially reached its peak point of the season. On October 10, the first warning signal will fire for the start of the 2018 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Yacht Club Cagliari. The field of competitors is set and ready to go anticipating one of the most uncertain World Championship events held in recent years. Pushing ...

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ISCA World Championship 2018

2018 ISCA World Championship - Day 1 - photo © International Sunfish Class Association

And what a day it was! With 6-foot seas and winds blowing 15-18, the competitors who braved these conditions for the first three races of the championship sailed back to port exhausted and exhilarated. At the Carolina Yacht Club in Wrightsville Beach, NC, 76 competitors from 12 different countries are competing in this ISCA World Championship. A beautiful Opening Ceremony ...

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Farr 40 World Championships

2018 Farr 40 World Championships Day 1 - photo © Ian Roman / Farr 40 Worlds 2018

Patience paid off for Day 1 of the Farr 40 World Championship Day 1 in Chicago, Illinois. After a brief shoreside postponement, the fleet headed out for steep waves and winds of 15-20knots. The northeast winds brought in the standard cooler air with storms threatening on the horizon. Chicago Yacht Club’s Leif Sigmond and Marcus Thymian’s, Norboy, leads the Corinthian ...

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Melges 20 Russian Open 2018

2018 Melges 20 World League, Russian Open Dario Levi, FREMITO D'ARJA - photo © Melges 20 Russian Open 2018 / Barracuda Communication

The last two days have been dedicated to the 2018 Melges 20 Russian Open, a Melges World League event on the international circuit, and the last competitive meeting of the fleet before the commencement of the World Championship on Wednesday. With four races completed, Igor Rytov’s Russian Bogatyrs won the 2018 Russian Open. They are a team that has already collected several major ...

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World Match Racing Tour

World Match Racing Tour: Lisboa (POR) - Regata de Portugal - Day 5 ©Ricardo Pinto

“A full on day” quoted Race Officer Mattias Dahlström, reflecting on day four of the Regata de Portugal, hosted on the capital’s shoreline. The Quarter Final Stage concluded today, and defending Match Racing World Champion Torvar Mirsky has been knocked out of the competition by the young Swede Nicklas Dackhammar of Essiq Racing Team. Overnight the Australian skipper, who currently ...

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