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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 to Auckland, day 20 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic.Bernado Freitas at the helm. Positive vibes all round. 26 February © James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race

The finish of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race is shaping up to be a nail-biter after team AkzoNobel emerged from stealth mode on the public tracker on Monday with the narrowest of leads with just under 200 miles to go. The Dutch team reappeared on the tracker shortly after 1300 UTC, ending 24 hours of mystery surrounding their ...

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World Sailing Show

EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour on February 14th, in the city of Sur, Oman © Lloyd Images

The latest issue of the show covers The new look ‘Sail Arabia The Tour’, Mini Transat – Life aboard a small boat, What’s in a Volvo 65’s sail wardrobe, inflatable wing sails – The future?, Europe’s hot ships, and World Cup Series Miami. The new look Sail Arabia The Tour New boats and a new route, the Sail Arabia Tour ...

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Red Bull Foiling Generation

Red Bull Foiling Generation - NZ round - February 22-25, 2018 - photo © Graeme Murray

NZ Red Bull Foiling Generation wnners now head for Worlds In the City of Sails on February 23-25, New Zealand’s most talented youth sailors delivered thrilling action at the first 2018 stop of Red Bull Foiling Generation – the innovative series created by two-time Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher. Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie triumphed to claim ...

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RORC Caribbean 600

George David's American Rambler 88 scorched around the track - photo © RORC / Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com

The RORC Caribbean 600 has grown up to become a ‘must do’ offshore classic. Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, the 600-mile race around 11 Caribbean islands is on the bucket list of any serious offshore sailor. This year, any remanence of its stature as a Caribbean cruise was totally extinguished. 25 knots of solid trade winds with gusty squalls and ...

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18ft Skiff Australian Championship

Quality Marine Clothing heads to the finish line in Race 9 - 18ft Skiffs Australian Championship 2018 - photo © Frank Quealey

Lee Knapton, Mike McKensey and Ricky Bridge were superb in the strong Southerly winds on Sydney Harbour today when they steered Smeg to become the Australian 18ft Skiff champion team for 2017-2018 Season. The champion team scored six wins in the 10-race championship to finish with an overall score of 16 points, and now head into next week’s JJ Giltinan ...

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ARC Channel Islands Rally 2018

Alderney Braye Harbour © World Cruising Club

Following two successful editions ARC Channel Islands, entries are now open for this summer’s rally which features a new route for 2018 with Dartmouth as the start port. Run in association with RYA Active Marina, the Rally is popular with cruising sailors for its unique mix of preparation advice and support from a lead boat, combined with a cruise-in-company and social activities ...

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Race For Water Odyssey 2017-2021

Race For Water Odyssey vessel - photo © Race For Water

For the first time in Central America, an exclusive event dedicated to the protection of the oceans and an affective waste management is held from February 22 to 25, 2018 in Panama City (Fuerte Amador, Flamenco Island): “RESIDUOS RECICLADOS, OCÉANOS LIMPIOS”. This initiative is led by the SUEZ Group and its guest, the Race For Water Foundation: the two entities ...

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Cornells’ Ocean Atlas Special offer

Cornells' Ocean Atlas © Jimmy and Ivan Cornell

Jimmy Cornell said of this new Second Edition, “The pilot charts featured in this ocean atlas are based on weather information gathered by a network of meteorological satellites over the last 25 years and incorporate the consequences of climate change. Voyage planning is therefore even more important than in the past, and the main purpose of this atlas is to ...

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37th Copa del Rey MAPFRE

The BMW ORC 1 fleet sailing in Palma © María Muiña / Copa del Rey MAPFRE

The 37th Copa del Rey MAPFRE is already underway. The Real Club Náutico de Palma has published the Notice of Race for the new edition of one of the most important events on the European sailing calendar, establishing the registration period for the 10 participating classes including the monohulls, handicap and box rule divisions: Club Swan 50, Swan 45, Club Swan 42, ...

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PSP Logistics victory in Sanya

PSP Logistics arrival © Clipper Race

PSP Logistics, Skippered by British sailor Matt Mitchell, has marked the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race’s first visit to Sanya in China by claiming a maiden win and fourth podium of the 2017-18 edition of the race. After spending the past 23 days racing 4,300 nautical miles from the Whitsundays in Australia to Sanya, PSP Logistics crossed the finish ...

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