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51 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar

Vera was winner under IRC corrected time in the maxi boat class - 151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar - photo © Studio Borlenghi

One of the biggest ‘door closing on those behind’ moments in offshore sailing occurred on Thursday night and through the next 24 hours for competitors racing in the special 10th anniversary edition of the 151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar, between Livorno and Punta Ala, Italy. The 151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar is organised by Yacht Club Punta Ala, Yacht Club Livorno and Yacht Club ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2019

Courrier Recommandé, at the start of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race - photo © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

Following last year’s special anniversary, a downturn in interest in the 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race might have been on the cards. Far from it, it seems. Some 38 yachts have already entered the race, which starts on 19 October. This matches progress at the same point in 2018, when a record fleet of 130 gathered. 150 days out from ...

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Adris 44Cup Rovinj

Local heroes Team CEEREF led going into the Adris 44Cup Rovinj and won today's one race © MartinezStudio.es

A difficult opening day of the Adris 44Cup Rovinj saw just one race completed and a worthy winner in Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF. But perhaps never in the history of the 44Cup have so many different teams led during one race. As Peninsula Petroleum tactician, America’s Cup winning helmsman Ed Baird observed: “There was a lot going on everyone had ...

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75 entries for the 75th year Rolex Sydney Hobart 2019

Caro is making her return for the 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart © Rolex / Daniel Forster

A mix of newcomers and race-winning veterans headline a 75-strong fleet already entered in the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the historic 75th staging of the iconic Australian sporting event. The Cayman Islands-registered Caro is the latest, returning to the race after a five-year hiatus, bringing the number of entries to 75 with five months remaining for further entries. ...

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America’s Cup

Royal Malta Yacht Club's challenger awaits the financial get-go © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has advised that today they received a notice from the Royal Malta Yacht Club officially withdrawing the Malta Altus Challenge from the 36th America’s Cup. “This is a disappointing outcome.” said Grant Dalton, “The Malta Altus Challenge had a strong foundation with some highly experienced and reputable America’s Cup personnel linked to the team. ...

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D-Marin ORC World Championship 2019

The pre-Worlds regatta in early May gave local teams a chance to train before the main event © ORC Media

D-Marin Mandalina, Sailing Club Val and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to welcome 113 teams of competitors from 17 nations to the 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship. The event runs over 31 May – 8 June and is based in the beautiful and historic town of Sibenik in Croatia, with race course areas set to the west among ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2019

Hooligan, Hamilton Island Race Week - photo © Salty Dingo

Chinese Whisper, the yacht that claimed every possible prize in last year’s 5500-nautical-mile Melbourne to Osaka two-handed race, is among the latest in a record run of entries for this year’s Hamilton Island Race Week. The 18.9m sloop was raced to Osaka by Rupert Henry and Greg O’Shea, taking line honours, setting a race record time and winning all three ...

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Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta & My Song Superyacht

Baltic 130 'My Song' © Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com

The 40 metre Baltic 130 superyacht My Song has fallen off a cargo vessel during transportation from the Caribbean to the Balearics. She was lost in the Med on Saturday night. My Song, owned by Pier Luigi Loro Piana was due to take part in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. During Saturday night the Baltic 130 superyacht was lost in ...

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Yacht Racing Forum 2019

Bilbao is a flamboyant city in northern Spain, with a growing passion for the sport of sailing © Yacht Racing Forum

The 12th edition of the Yacht Racing Forum (November 25-26) promises to be exciting. It will bring together some of the most prominent players in the nautical world, and will offer a unique commercial platform to companies active in competitive sailing. Members of the yacht racing community and sailing industry from all over the world will meet in six months’ ...

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Alive Takes Spinnaker Cup Line Honors

Ray Paul's beautiful Swan 53-2 Blue was the winner for Class E, taking a straighter line across Monterey Bay to pass Michael Clarke's J/120 Shenanigans who had led the fleet down the coast most of the way.

40 boats in 7 classes took part in the 2019 Spinnaker Cup race from San Francisco Bay to Monterey. Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club has been hosting the Spinnaker Cup on the finish end for decades, and partnered with Encinal Yacht Club in 2019 as the starting host club. The fleet made its way from all over the bay area to ...

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