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Opel Finn Gold Cup

Zsombor Berecz – Opel Finn Gold Cup © Robert Deaves

Max Salminen, from Sweden, has secured his first Finn world title as the 2017 Opel Finn Gold Cup closes at Balatonföldvár with an extremely close and intense medal race in light winds. Jonathan Lobert, from France took the silver while Nicholas Heiner, from The Netherlands, took bronze after leading the race from start to finish. With a reasonable wind forecast ...

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Clipper World Yacht Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

Visit Seattle remains on top of the leader board for a second consecutive day, leading the Clipper Race fleet over the Equator and into the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. It’s a big moment for the teams, as the fleet will spend the next five months racing in the Southern Hemisphere, only crossing back over the Equator in February ...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Galateia and Magic Carpet Cubed - Wally, Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship 2017. © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

The third day of racing at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi72 World Championship was especially satisfying. The Mistral breezes kicked in just as predicted so the Maxi 72 and the Wally Classes managed to get two races in while the rest of the fleet raced along a spectacular 31 nm course through the archipelago, clockwise around La ...

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Nacra 17 Worlds

Nacra 17 Worlds La Grande Motte, France. © Nacra 17 World Championship

It is not Le Tricolore but the Il Tricolor, the Italian tricolour flying highest over La Grande Motte in the South of France after the first day of gold fleet racing at the Nacra 17 World Championships. As the intensity of the first day of gold fleet Finals racing took full effect, compounded by there being only one way to ...

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Opel Finn Gold Cup

Rockal Evans – Opel Finn Gold Cup © Robert Deaves

The fifth day of the Opel Finn Gold Cup at Balatonföldvár started promising with some nice wind on the lake, but just as the sailors were getting ready to launch, a fog bank rolled in and AP was displayed. When the fog cleared two hours later, the wind had gone and Balaton remained calm and largely windless through the morning ...

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Volvo Noble Marine RS100 National Championships

Day 1 – Volvo Noble Marine RS100 National Championships © Segel Spass

The format for the day was to be 6 ‘Sprint’ races. Mo Farrah better look out because, our OOD Barrie Harding has massive confidence that 100 sailors can sprint for longer than Mo runs a 10,000m. In reality, the result is lots of aching bones and muscles, even tho the sixth race had to be deferred as someone had pulled ...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Cannonball – Maxi 72, Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

Momo and Galateia lengthen their class leads ~ Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup The weather forecast for Porto Cervo, where the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi72 World Championship, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of Title Sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association is being held, was just right: fresh Mistral breezes dominated. Today was scheduled ...

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GC32 Orezza Corsica Cup

Sebastien Rogues' Team ENGIE from France is hoping for local support in Calvi – GC32 Racing Tour © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

The GC32 Racing Tour visits the second ‘new’ venue of its 2017 season next week when competition between the ultra-high speed foiling catamarans takes place off Calvi in northwest Corsica. The GC32 Orezza Corsica Cup will be held over 13-16 September off the picturesque town, famous for its medieval citadel overlooking the crescent-shaped bay on which the flying catamarans will ...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Day 3 – Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup © Max Ranchi Photography http://www.maxranchi.com

As Bryon Ehrhart, owner of Lucky, put it: “Today was great sailing – Chamber of Commerce stuff!” After difficult conditions for some of the seven classes at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup yesterday, there was solid breeze for day three of racing. Winds ranging from 10-20+ knots enabled the Maxi 72s and Wallys successfully to sail two windward-leewards, while the ...

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Dorade Down Under

Dorade at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week © Andrea Francolini Photography http://www.afrancolini.com/

The “Dorade Down Under” campaign is in full swing, and Dorade, the 86-year-old Sparkman and Stephens classic yacht, is proving yet again that age is just a number with the team taking podium finishes in the first two events of its five-race series off the southern coast of Australia. “Dorade is an amazing yacht to be in the hunt against ...

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