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Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 to Auckland, day 10 on board Sun hung Kai / Scallywag. Markus Ashley-Jones only a couple of hours before he crosses the equator and gets to see King Neptune.16 February © Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race

Team AkzoNobel is looking to get an early start on the weekend, making a serious bid to be first out of the doldrums on Friday afternoon. The team is now furthest south in the fleet and is beginning to pick up the westerly breeze that would indicate they’re past the worst of the light and variable winds that plague this ...

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Port Lincoln Yacht Race

Geoff Boettcher's Secret Men's Business started well - photo © Take 2 Photography

Sailors were pleasantly surprised ahead of the start of the Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race today when a 15-knot afternoon sea breeze came up at just the right time. Coming from the southwest, the fleet started in a good breeze and quickly tacked onto port, heading out towards Marion Reef on Yorke Peninsula slightly lower than the ...

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SuperFoilers

SuperFoiler Grand Prix Gold Coast - February 16, 2018 © Andrea Francolini/SuperFoiler

Record Point has played a starring role on the first day of the SuperFoiler Grand Prix on the Gold Coast with the New Zealand skippered entrant claiming a pair of top-two finishes as lightening threatened to envelop the Queensland race track. “We felt good, it’s almost the place to be and there were a few solid results out there,” said ...

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Crown Series Bellerive Regatta

The Protagonist won class 1 of the Cruising with Spinnakers division - 2018 Crown Series Bellerive Regatta - photo © Peter Watson

The 2018 Banjo’s Shoreline Crown Series Bellerive Regatta got off to a windy start on the River Derwent last evening, with a fleet of 55 keelboats sailing in a blustery nor’wester gusting to 30 knots. Several yachts retired, including X&Y and the two Eight Metres, Juana and Juanita, while others had problems handling spinnakers. X&Y, skippered by Toby Richardson, retired ...

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Etchells NSW Championship

Etchells NSW title kicks off on Sydney Harbour - 2018 Etchells NSW Championship - photo © Darcie C Photography

Three races into the 2018 Etchells NSW Championship and the 1984 class world champion Iain Murray and one of his crew from that campaign lead the series and an A-grade fleet. Each race produced a different top three on day one, Friday February 16, 2018, sailed in average 15 knot sou’easters on Sydney Harbour under the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron ...

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The 2018 EFG Sailing Arabia

EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour on February 14th, 2018 in the city of Sur, Oman - photo © Lloyd Images / www.lloydimages.com

Beijaflore edge closer to EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour victory with one stage remaining French challengers Beijaflore have one hand on the EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour trophy as Arabia’s premiere regatta enters its final stage following 10 days of blistering action in Oman. Valentine Bellet’s impressive outfit have proved the form team over the last ten days ...

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Melges 20 World League 2018

2018 Melges World League © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication

The schedule is locked in for the 2018 Melges World League (MWL). The champion system ranks Melges 20 teams from around the world. Get ready for eleven months of competitions that will feature the best teams in One Design sailing. The first points of the season were awarded this past weekend at a fleet-favourite venue of Miami, USA. Drew Freides ...

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Crown Series Bellerive Regatta

Planet X is a Tasmanian designed Huon 10.5 © Peter Campbell

Strong entries for the Racing Division of this weekend’s Crown Series Bellerive Regatta underline a notable boost in competition on the Derwent this summer. The Banjo’s Shoreline Crown Series, Tasmania’s biggest sailing regatta, has attracted more than 20 of Hobart’s most competitive yachts for the Racing division, more than double the number last year. The Cruising with Spinnakers Division, for ...

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RORC Caribbean 600

Performance Yacht Racing have three entries in the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600: Grand Soleil 43s Quokka 8, Jua Kali and Beneteau First 47.7 EH01 - photo © Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com

A record entry of 88 yachts has entered the tenth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 which has grown both in stature and entries since the race was first contested in 2009. For the 10th anniversary, in excess of 800 sailors from six continents and over 22 nations, will compete in the thrilling race around 11 Caribbean islands. Winners from ...

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Match Race Super League adds Match Race Switzerland

Albert Riele Swiss Team with skipper Eric Monning, winner of Match Race Super League 2017 and Match Race Germany 2017 © Nico Martinez / Match Race Germany

After a break of several years, a revived Match Race Grand Prix will take place again in Switzerland. Match Race Switzerland ranks as a new event of the Match Race Super League between renowned events such as Match Race Germany, the Internationaux de France, the Oakcliff International Match Race (USA), or the Kingdom Match Race in Bahrain. With the return ...

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