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Pacific Cup

Start of the 2018 Pacific Cup, D division © Erik S Simonson / www.h2oshots.com

The Pacific Cup yacht race, which calls itself “the FUN Race to Hawaii,” might be calling itself the GREEN race after the completion of their 40th anniversary race from San Francisco to Oahu this July. Race organizers have announced a partnership with the environmental organization Sailors for the Sea Powered by Oceana, including a commitment to strive for “Gold” level ...

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Energy Observer’s 2020 Tour

Energy Observer © Energy Observer Productions - Antoine Drance

Toyota has been involved in the Energy Observer project from the start, because of hydrogen being at the very heart of this amazing journey. During a six-year odyssey, which started in 2017, the Energy Observer team is navigating the first energy-autonomous hydrogen boat around the globe. The electrically propelled vessel of the future operates by using a mix of renewable ...

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Copa del Rey MAPFRE


In 2020, the 39th edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE will introduce the J/70 class at the showcase Mediterranean regatta that will be held in the waters of the Bay of Palma from the 1st to the 8th of August. As of this year, for the first time the 39 Copa del Rey MAPFRE will incorporate the J70 class. ...

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Bruny Island Race 2020

Alive was well-sailed - Australian Yachting Championships 2020 © Beau Outteridge

Hobart yachtsmen Phillip Turner and Duncan Hine are aiming for a victorious farewell to their summer sojourn in southern Tasmanian waters with their 2018 Sydney Hobart winner Alive when they contest today’s historic Bruny Island race. The 89 nautical mile race, first held by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in 1898, starts at 9.30am from off the Hobart Regatta ...

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Caribbean Multihull Challenge 2020

Maserati © Sint Maarten Yacht Club

They are some of the most radical, cutting-edge boats on the planet, capable of slashing records and maintaining double-digit boat speeds for days or even weeks at a time. The 70-foot Multi OneDesign Class boasts some of the world’s best multihull sailors and provides some of yacht racing’s fastest, wildest competition. Yes, a powered-up MOD 70, as they are better ...

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Pacific Cup Yacht Race

Seattle WA - Pacific Cup Yacht Race - photo © Ronnie Simpson

From humble beginnings 40 years ago, the Pacific Cup Yacht Race has grown into an event which attracts top-tier sailing talent from not just the San Francisco Bay area but from all over the United States and beyond. In the record-setting 2016 race, Jens Kellinghusen’s globe-trotting Ker 56 Varuna VI showed up from Germany and blitzed to Hawaii in less ...

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75th Block Island Race

While some of the world's most competitive yachts come to compete in the Block Island Race, racer-cruisers and even full-on cruisers have a chance to bring home some silver. Elena, a 35-year-old Alden 50 competing in her first Block Island Race © Rick Bannerot, Ontheflyphoto.net

Storm Trysail Club Rear Commodore and Block Island Race PRO and Event Co-Chair Ray Redniss posted today the Notice of Race (NoR) and opened the event page on Yachtscoring – Block Island Race NoR to accept entries. The 186nm race is scheduled to start Friday, May 22. Ray commented “Just like classic race boats sometimes need to be optimized for better performance, ...

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The Clipper Race

The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 17 © Clipper Race

The competition remains tight as the trade winds bring relief and average knot speed of 11 for the majority of the teams. The lulls the fleet have been experiencing have become a distant memory, giving the crews a wealth of opportunity to hone their skills, not only in managing the sails but getting used to life at an angle. Skipper ...

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Warren Jones International Youth Regatta 2020

Final day - 2020 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta © Drew Malcolm

FINALS DAY! It started at host club Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club where the teams received a more intimate morning briefing from Regatta Chairman, Andy Fethers. The skippers then hung around to socialise with the arriving Gala Luncheon guests before the 2020 Warren Jones Gala Luncheon kicked off at 12:30pm inside the beautifully set Roland Smith Ballroom. After an opening ...

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Female team EFG Sailing Arabia ~ The Tour 2020

DB Schenker - EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2020 © Sander van der Borch / Oman Sail

With just two stages remaining of the 14-day EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour in Oman, the all-female team DB Schenker is increasing the pressure on the top of the leaderboard. After three stages and covering more than 1,000KM of the pristine and scenic Omani coastline, team EFG Bank remains the one to beat in the 2020 edition of EFG ...

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