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North Sails Design Team hosts 2017 Grand Prix Racing

52 Super Series racing © Nico Martinez / Martinez Studio

Earlier this month the North Sails Design Team hosted a collaborative Grand Prix racing debrief at the company’s 3D sailmaking headquarters in Minden, NV. Attendees brought a range of expertise to the discussion, including the TP52, RC44 and Maxi 72, as well as emerging classes such as the Melges 40 and ClubSwan 50. The two day agenda also covered discussion in complementary ...

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Clipper Telemed Tasman Test Day

Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test Day 3 - Leaderboard shake up ahead of Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint

It has been a very close third day of racing in Race 4: The Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test with just 38 nautical miles separating first and tenth position. Day 3 has also brought about much change throughout the leaderboard as teams now begin to gear up for the fourth Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint. Garmin has taken the lead which has ...

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Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

Day 1 – Phuket King's Cup Regatta - photo © Guy Nowell / Phuket King's Cup

The exciting prospect of week-long strong winds and fast sailing conditions is extremely tantalizing, and Phuket looks set to deliver as promised. Race Day One kicked off with some of the best conditions seen at the PKCR in recent years, winds around 19 knots, and more of the same hotly anticipated for tomorrow. A total of 83 keelboats and multihulls ...

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Figaro Beneteau 3

Figaro Beneteau 3 © Beneteau

The main stages of the Figaro 3 project have followed one another since spring 2016. First, Beneteau chose VPLP naval architects to design the new one design with foils. Then, the production site at Cheviré was restored to house this ambitious project. Then, no more than a year ago, the first 3D visuals were revealed at the Nautic Boat Show ...

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Extreme Sailing Series™

Emirates Team New Zealand America's Cup champion Josh Junior was able to keep NZ Extreme Sailing Team ahead of Land Rover BAR Academy. - photo © Lloyd Images

A near faultless performance from Alinghi saw it move top of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Los Cabos leaderboard as the double-points season finale reached the halfway mark. Meanwhile, SAP Extreme Sailing Team upheld its spot on the podium behind Oman Air and continued to defend its overall grip on the 2017 rankings. Five wins from six races gave Alinghi a ...

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Opens Entries Lendy Cowes Week 2018

Lendy Cowes Week Regatta 2017 © Tom Gruitt

Entries for the world famous Lendy Cowes Week Regatta opened today, with organisers Cowes Week Limited (CWL) announcing a range of competitor-led initiatives for the flagship event. Enter Here Feedback from the various classes taking part has led to a comprehensive re-working of the entry fee structure. Standard and Late entry Fees for all classes have been reduced for the ...

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Trimaran MACIF & François Gabart

Francois Gabart onboard Ultim MACIF © François Gabart / Macif

“I can’t wait to get to Cape Horn!” After four weeks at sea, François Gabart has managed to reposition himself ahead of a low-pressure system. He has picked up speed again and is attacking the last part of the South Pacific. T he skipper of the MACIF trimaran succeeded in carrying out some small repair jobs on his boat and ...

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52 Super Series 2018

XIO Hurakan returns to the 52 Super Series - photo © Nico Martinez

The 2018 52 Super Series looks set to feature an unprecedented nine new-build boats; at least three America’s Cup teams, who will each be new to the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit; and two international crews, who have raced in the circuit before, will be returning to the fray. The new season promises the highest level of racing yet, ...

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Clipper Round 42-day

Progressive Cruise Lunch - photo © Joscelyn O'Keefe

A raft of events have been planned right across the region including a White on Whitehaven Long Lunch, a Progressive Cruise Lunch, a Rodeo by the Reef and a free Clipper Race Welcome Party. Watch our two-minute video here to really get a feel for everything that’s going on. Organisers – who include Tourism Whitsundays, Whitsunday Regional Council and Abell ...

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Extreme Sailing Series™ finale in Los Cabos

Alinghi finished the opening day of Act 8 in second position on the event leaderboard. - photo © Lloyd Images

As battle commenced for the final Act of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Los Cabos, presented by SAP, the protagonists in the fight for the 2017 title dominated the podium. Oman Air was the clear leader, finishing seven points clear in pole position. SAP Extreme Sailing Team, the current season front-runner, was forced to settle for third behind 2016 champion ...

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