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Golden Globe Race

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede on Matmut has been in these waters five times before hoping that his more easterly course will pay the greatest dividends - photo © Christophe Favreau / Matmut / PPL

As the fleet leaders crossed the Equator over the weekend, the computer tracking gives Philippe Péché (FRA) Rustler 36 PRB an 18 mile lead over fellow Frenchman Jean-Luc Van Den Heede with Dutchman Mark Slats trailing in third. But computers track straight courses – in this case from the Cape Verde Islands to the Cape of Good Hope – taking ...

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Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2018

Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Hugh Ellis' Voodoo - photo © Andrea Francolini

Day two of the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race has Jim Cooney’s 100ft Comanche eating up the miles and holding a 10 nautical mile buffer to the nearest challenger, the Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI. Comanche’s ETA at the finish line off Main Beach is between 3am and 9am Monday morning, July 30, 2018. At 1420hrs Cooney advised: “We ...

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Clipper 2017-18 Race

Clipper 2017-18 Race - Ist place © Kathryn Foulkes

History has been made in Liverpool on Saturday as Australian sailor, Wendy Tuck, became the first ever woman to win a round the world yacht race after leading her Sanya Serenity Coast team to clinch overall victory in the Clipper 2017-18 Race. Thousands of people from around the globe flocked to the banks of the River Mersey to watch the ...

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Drheam Cup

Imerys Clean Energy Skipper Phil Sharp - Drheam Cup - photo © Phil Sharp Racing

A race of extremes. From light to strong winds the fleet were tested on most sailing angles, their endurance pushed to the limit of exhaustion and their level of patience burnt through a series of frustrating windless zones. What started out as a level playing field for Phil racing a 2013 Manuard Mach2 design, soon changed after rounding Fastnet Rock ...

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World Match Racing Tour Match Cup

2018 WMRT Match Cup Norway - Day 1 - photo © Drew Malcolm

Making its debut on the World Match Racing Tour this week, Risør delivered in spades on the opening day of Match Cup Norway. Qualification for the event’s 12 teams from eight nations was held on the narrow rocky finger of water off Risør in southern Norway. Today’s 12 races were completed in flat water and 6 to 15 knot winds ...

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Magic Marine National Solo Championship

Andrew Voysey rounds the top mark on day 5 at the Magic Marine National Solo Championship at Hayling Island - photo © Will Loy

Magic Marine National Solo Championship at Hayling Island Sailing Club – Day 5 Moving Day With a light fickle breeze coming from 90 degrees there was very little ventilation to room 2 of the Dunes block and the head shaped indentation of sweat on my pillow confirmed that had indeed been a hot night. The sound of activity in the ...

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5.5 Metre German-Dutch

Drop Bear - 2018 5.5 Metre German-Dutch Open - Day 1 - photo © Robert Deaves

New Moon BAH 21 (Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, Peter Vlasov) dominated the first day of the International 5.5 Metre German Dutch Open in Travemünde on Thursday after a near flawless performance. Taking two of the three race wins, they lead from Marie-Françoise XIX SUI 228 (Jürg Menzi, Jürgen Eiermann, Christof Wilke) and Maitresse Gaat Vreemd NED 35 (Piet Van Opzeeland, ...

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International Moth European Championship

David Hivey at the International Moth European Championship 2018 in Borstahusen, Sweden - photo © Martina Orsini

International Moth European Championship at Borstahusens Segelsällskap It’s been a long time coming… Last week saw over 65 moth sailors descend on the small sleepy fishing village of Borstahusen in southern Sweden. Perhaps uncharted waters for the Moth class however near perfect conditions prevailed all week and the club provided fantastic hospitality – many thought the food was the best ...

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Melges 32 goes to Riva del Garda

Melges 32 World League, European Division - Riva del Garda - photo © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication

With the Melges 20 World League event now complete, the racing continues this weekend with the Melges 32 Class competing for its third trophy of the 2018 season. Riva del Garda is a critical stage for the fleet as many teams long for the Melges 32 World League title. As the third event, it also marks the opportunity to be ...

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GC32 Racing Tour

Copa del Rey MAPFRE holds a special place in the heart for Federico Ferioli, Argentinean skipper of Codigo Rojo Racing - photo © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

For the third event of the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour, the flying catamarans will return to the Mediterranean’s premier multi-class regatta, 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, run by Real Club Nautico de Palma. Racing for the eight GC32s begins in one week’s time on the Bay of Palma, where other premier racing yachts such as Maxi 72s, TP52s, Melges 40s ...

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