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Transatlantic Race 2019

Transatlantic Race 2019 start - photo © Paul Todd / www.outsideimages.com

Stormy first night ahead for Transatlantic Race 2019 fleet At 1600 hours ET, four and a half hours after the final start of the Transatlantic Race 2019, the fleet of 13 yachts was south of Martha’s Vineyard and was beating in 15 to 20 knots of south/southeasterly wind towards the first virtual mark south of Nantucket Shoals, led by the ...

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IRC European Championships

Opening day of the IRC Europeans © Alexander Panzeri

The opening day of the IRC Europeans, hosted by Italy’s Yacht Club Sanremo, got under way under sunny skies, scorching temperatures but nearly no wind. The high-pressure bubble hovering over southern Europe blocking out any breeze from the race area. After the morning briefing, that gathered the crews from the over 40 participating teams on the Racing Village next to ...

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Women in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race

Women in the Rolex Fastnet Race © Event Media

While crew lists for August’s Rolex Fastnet Race are far from finalised, currently just over 10% of those competing in the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s biennial voyage from Cowes to Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock will be women. While this is a long way from parity between the sexes, it is at least a step up from races say 20 ...

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50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro

Start of Leg 4 in La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro ©Alexis Courcoux

The passage of the Owers buoy in the middle of last night delivered yet another upset on the 50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro as hard won leads were washed away under a massive dark cloud and heavy rain. Eric Péron is the new leader of Stage 4 this morning while Yoann Richomme, the leader of the general classification, is ...

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The Nord Stream Race

Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub Winner of Leg 1 Kiel to Copenhagen - Nord Stream Race 2019 - photo © NSR / Andrey Sheremetev

The first leg of the Nord Stream Race from Kiel to Copenhagen has been decided: after a head-to-head race over 150 miles (around 280 kilometers) Team Denmark was the first to reach the Danish capital. Next, for two days on shore, a sailing festival will be held under the motto “Connecting Baltics”. With the first leg of the race complete, ...

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Squib National Championship

Squib Nationals at Torbay day 1 © Keith Davies

54 Squibs started the initial day of their National Championship with an early morning start for a practice race prior to the first series race. Weather was overcast and rainy with a lessening easterly wind causing some bouts of illness in residual heavy swell. Royal Torbay race officer, Bill Butcher, set a course in the middle of the bay and ...

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World Sailing Awards 2019

Rolex World Sailor of the Year trophy © World Sailing

World Sailing is inviting the sailing community, sports fan and the public to nominate individuals, teams and organisations for the 2019 World Sailing Awards. The nomination period for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year, the ultimate recognition of excellence, the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, World Sailing Hempel Team of the Year Award and the Boat of ...

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Superyacht Cup Palma 2019

Day 1 - 2019 Superyacht Cup Palma - photo © Sailing Energy / The Superyacht Cup 2019

The 23rd edition of Europe’s longest-running superyacht regatta got started Thursday with the bay off Mallorca’s capital again delivering sparkling racing conditions for The Superyacht Cup Palma. Nilaya got proceedings under way, the 34m dark hulled black sail carbon sloop powering up and crossing the line as the first to start the opening Pantaenius Race in the 13-strong superyacht fleet. Class A ...

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Marion Bermuda 2019

Class B winner and second in the Founders Division was the US Naval Academy's Gallant, a Pearson Composite Navy 44 skippered by Christian Hoffman. - photo © Fran Grenon, Spectrum Photo

What’s it like racing offshore with Roy and Gail Greenwald on Cordelia, the overall winner of the 2019 Marion Bermuda Race? In a champagne cork-popping get-together in the cockpit of the 42 foot Valiant double ender, crewmate Daniel Begg pegged it. “Awe, Man!” Begg quipped, “It’s just a lot of fun. They do a lot of work. They are really ...

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JOG Osmotech Race

JOG Osmotech Race to Alderney © Nicola Lount

With over 30 entries confirmed for our race to Alderney, the JOG Secretary made a wise decision to send the large fleet out of the Needles on an amended course. This allowed for the light airs at the start and for a building breeze on the Alderney side of the course which was forecast to build on the Saturday Morning. ...

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