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Ida Lewis Distance Race

IRC winner Prospector at the 2019 Ida Lewis Distance Race © Stephen Cloutier

The annual¬†Ida Lewis Distance Race, scheduled for its 16th edition starting Saturday, August 15, has announced that¬†Jeanneau America¬†is the event’s new Presenting Partner. The news comes on the heels of the race changing its start date from Friday to Saturday to better accommodate an inclusive weekend schedule and coincides with other exciting changes for the event, including a Mixed (coed) ...

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Racing for the Planet

Racing For The Planet - VO65 © Brian Carlin

VO65 entry and star-studded line-up for inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team has announced the official entry of its VO65 ‘Racing for the Planet’ boat in next week’s inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy, crewed by a star-studded team including reigning two-time Volvo Ocean Race winner, Charles Caudrelier. Caudrelier, who currently skippers Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, will ...

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NYYC American Magic

New York Yacht Club American Magic © NYYC American Magic

How do you go about coaching the best sailors on earth? How do you guide America’s Cup winners, Olympic champions, engineers, athletes, Ph.D.’s, artisans and innovators? All are essential to success, all are at the top of their field, and perhaps consequentially, all are problematic to forge into a cohesive unit. For 16-time World Champion coach James Lyne, the answer ...

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Race for 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race

Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet - photo © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

Despite the continuing seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are signs of the situation easing around the world. With cautious optimism, the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) is pleased to announce the Notice of Race for the 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race is now available online. Over the past few weeks, the RMYC has carefully monitored developments globally and, in particular, ...

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5.5 Metre European Championship

5.5 World Championship © Robert Deaves

The International 5.5 Metre Class Association and Yacht Club Sanremo are delighted to announce that entry is open for the 2020 European Championship in Sanremo, Italy from 23-29 August. Registration and measurement will take place from Sunday 23 to Monday 24 September, with racing from Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 September. A series of 10 races is scheduled. Traditionally the ...

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Lonely Rock Race 2020

Maiden departs Auckland escorted by the legendary Steinlager 2 - photo © Amalia Infante

Tracy Edwards MBE confirms Maiden entry in the Lonely Rock Race 2020 Since her recent full refit, Maiden has been back on the start line of events such as the Caribbean 600 to raise funds for The Maiden Factor Foundation, but due to COVID the world tour has unfortunately been put on hold and ‘Maiden’ was shipped back to Southampton. ...

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International Melges 24

2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Torbole - photo © Zerogradinord / IM24CA

While the Covid-19 emergency seems to be heading towards a natural solution, the International Melges 24 Class Association is preparing to return where it has written the most exciting pages of its history: the race courses. Taking note of the improvement in the overall health situation underlined, albeit with due caution, by the Governments of the European Union, the management of the ...

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Governor’s Cup 2020 cancellation


Balboa Yacht Club today regretfully announced the cancellation of the Governor’s Cup Youth International Match Race Championship that had been scheduled for July 20-25. The Governor’s Cup is the oldest youth match racing event in the world, only two years younger than the renown Congressional Cup which last week cancelled its 56th running. “We will be back next year to ...

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Virtual Groupama Race

Virtual Race graphic © New Caledonia Groupama Race Media

Tame the tradewinds and overcome the pitfalls of a tough offshore race around the largest UNESCO recognised lagoon in the world as planned – almost. The virtual start of the seventh edition of the New Caledonia Groupama Race will take place on June 21, 2020 and as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands will be on the start line ...

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Billy Brannan rescue

Billy Brannan sailing his Vancouver 34 yacht Helena © Rachelle Turk

Interview by Emma Bullimore, BBS Sounds 06/06/20, with Billy Brannan, single-handed sailor whose yacht Helena was dismasted 500 miles short of home. Billy Brannan was solo sailing his Vancouver 34 yacht Helena back to the United Kingdom from Marigot Bay in the Caribbean when Helena was rolled and dismasted in storm force conditions and heavy seas 500 nautical miles South ...

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