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Solitaire URGO Le Figaro

Rookie Champion returns for Solo Maitre Coq © The Offshore Academy

Returning to the Figaro class for the first time in 2017 following his impressive debut season in 2016, Will Harris will take over the reins of The Offshore Academy for the Solo Maitre Coq, from Hugh Brayshaw who sits this one out to finalise his funding for June’s Solitaire URGO Le Figaro. Posting some impressive results from the outset of ...

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Sperry Charleston Race Week

Bow work is key aboard J/24s, and calling time for the start aboard the leading boat Bangor Packet is no exception on Day 1 at Sperry Charleston Race Week. © Meredith Block/ Charleston Race Week http://www.charlestonraceweek.com/

It was a tale of two mornings for the more than 200 boats taking to the water today for the opening day of 2017 Sperry Charleston Race Week. Over 150 inshore boats on four circles inside Charleston’s world-famous harbor faced hot temperatures, flat water, and sedate wind of four – six knots on their first race. In the meantime, the ...

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NZ Millennium Cup 2018

NZ Millennium Cup 2018

Boat International Media, the global authority on superyachts and the luxury lifestyle that goes with them, has today announced that it will be partnering with the NZ Millennium Cup superyacht regatta, to be held in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands in January 2018. Widely regarded as the South Pacific’s premier superyacht regatta, the Millennium Cup is organised by the NZ ...

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America’s Cup – April Video

America's Cup - Practising in Bermuda's Great Sound - April 20 - Video

The America’s Cup Teams were training on Bermuda’s Great Sound on April 20, 2017 including Oracle Team USA, Land Rover BAR and Groupama Team France in AC50’s. Sailed in moderate to fresh breezes the teams seemed to be sailing OK but with some significant splash-downs and broaches. Oracle Team USA does a complete leap from the water at around 08.55 ...

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China round of the Extreme Sailing Series

2017 Act 1, Extreme Sailing Series Muscat - SAP Extreme Sailing Team taking the spray with onboard Guest Sailor – Current leader SAP Extreme Sailing Team came out of the blocks firing in Muscat, taking its first Act win since Qingdao in 2015 © Lloyd Images http://lloydimagesgallery.photoshelter.com/

The countdown is on as the teams prepare to take to the water for the second Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in China’s Olympic Sailing City, Qingdao, for the ‘Mazarin Cup’, run in conjunction with Mazarin Qingdao Shipyard Co. and hosted by Qingdao Organising Authority. Wildcard entry Team Extreme is set to join the six full-season squads for ...

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European Race Circuit ~ Bella Mente Racing

Bella Mente and Proteus go head to head on the racecourse at the 2017 Les Voiles de St. Barth - European Racing Circuit © Christophe Jouany

With a rigorous Caribbean circuit in the rearview mirror, Bella Mente Racing looks ahead to even more challenging battles on the horizon as the team prepares for its European racing tour, which kicks off next month with Palma Vela in Mallorca, Spain. The team’s namesake Maxi 72 is currently being transported across the Atlantic where it will be unloaded and ...

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Best Asian Regatta ~ Rolex China Sea Race

2016 Rolex China Sea Race RHKYC/Guy Nowell

In less than a year, the 2018 Rolex China Sea Race will take a competitive fleet 565 nm across the South China Sea from Hong Kong to Subic Bay in the Philippines. At the recent Asia Boating Awards held in Singapore, the Rolex China Sea Race was awarded the Best Asian Regatta of the Year for the fourth time. Royal ...

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series

The Corinthian winner of the 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Miles Quinton's Gill Race Team GBR694 with Geoff Carveth helming at the Marinepool European Championship 2016 in Hyeres © Pierrick Contin http://www.pierrickcontin.fr/

Like the good traditions that used to last, has become a nice tradition for the Melges 24 sailors from all over the Europe to gather to the beautiful Portoroz in Slovenia for the first regatta of the sailing season. For the fourth year in a row Portoroz has been the kick off venue of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, ...

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World Cup Series Hyères 2017

London 2012 ESP celebration © OnEdition / World Sailing

When round two of the 2017 World Cup Series takes place in Hyères, France from 23 – 30 April, many attending sailors know what it feels like to stand on top of an Olympic podium. To reach such a feat is the pinnace for all Olympic class sailors and the need to return to that feeling drives them to return ...

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Oman Sail’s Tour de France a la Voile

2017 Spi Ouest © Oman Sail

Just two regattas in to 2017, and Oman Sail’s Diam 24 team has already served notice it will be a force to be reckoned with at one of the European season’s highest profile events – the Tour de France a la Voile. After a highly respectable fifth place finish in the French classic last July, the experienced Oman Sail crew ...

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