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RORC Caribbean 600

Nimble crew work is required on the magnificent schooner, Adela - seen here approaching Redonda in the RORC Caribbean 600 © RORC / Tim Wright / Photoaction.com

The RORC Caribbean 600 attracts the world’s fastest racing yachts, magnificent superyachts and corinthian production cruisers. Gathered in Antigua for the start of the 600-mile blast around 11 Caribbean islands, the fleet is a phenomenal sight. Among the spectacular entries this year are two colossal schooners; Eleonora and Adela, with at least 12 classic-designed yachts joining them on the race ...

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Land Rover BAR

Land Rover BAR launch - February 6, 2017 Bermuda © Land Rover BAR

America’s Cup – Land Rover BAR Supporters newsletter – February 2017 Supporter Newsletter – Issue #18 February 2017 Welcome The year of the 35th America’s Cup is upon us and so far January has flown by and we now have less than four months to go before racing kicks off, the team are heads down and focussed on bringing the ...

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Southern Spars 40-foot

Southern Spars

Southern Spars builds world beating masts for yachts from 11-foot foiling moths to 280-foot superyachts and everything in between. Southern Spars passion, technology, design and performance give you the results. Southern Spars has produced masts for the top performing one-design fleets around the world, from the Melges 32, to the Carkeek 40, the Kerr 40+ and the 40 One Design and ...

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Lisa Blair solo Antartica interview

B&G backs Lisa Blair in Antarctica Cup Ocean Race Lisa Blair

So far, Lisa is tracking very well in her attempt to become the first woman to sail solo around Antartica. After the setbacks of a delayed departure due to gremlins in the electronics, we are delighted to have these answers from her on board. She is well and enjoying her time. Climate Action Now, her Hick 50, left Albany in ...

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America’s Cup

America's Cup - AC45S Practice Racing - Bermuda, January-February 2017 Americas Cup Media www.americascup.com

An extended series of practice racing has concluded in Bermuda with Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill saying the team has added to its knowledge base through competition against the other Bermuda based teams. “Anytime you get to simulate real race conditions, with the America’s Cup Race Committee (Iain Murray, Melanie Roberts) here, it pushes the whole team that much ...

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33rd Primo Cup ~ Trophee Credit Suisse

Titolo 33rd Primo Cup - Trophee Credit Suisse 2017 - Day 1 © YCM/Studio Borlenghi - Butto/Gattini

For the first time since its launch in 1985, the Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse will be held over one single weekend. With technical clothing supplied by SLAM as part of the prizes, this first major regatta of 2017 in the Mediterranean welcomes new classes such as the M32, an all-carbon 9.68m one-design catamaran. Designed for closer contact with ...

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CYCA Port Hacking Race

Nine Dragons - CYCA Port Hacking Race © Andrea Francolini Photography http://www.afrancolini.com/

Julian Farren-Price and his About Time crew persevered to win an agonizingly slow game of patience in race six of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) Ocean Point Score (OPS), the Port Hacking Race today. On being told he had won tonight, the Sydney jeweller said: “That’s gold. What a long day at the pit!” Leading the pointscore going ...

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Legends Race

Legends Race to celebrate Volvo Ocean Race history in 2017-18 © Volvo Ocean Race

Legends Race to celebrate Volvo Ocean Race history in 2017-18 The Volvo Ocean Race will celebrate 45 years of history with a Legends Race on the final leg of the 2017-18 edition from Gothenburg to The Hague. Any yacht to have featured in the Whitbread Round the World Race or Volvo Ocean Race, dating back to 1973-74, will be welcome ...

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Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta 2017

Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta.

Time waits for nobody and particularly entrants in the 2017 and 11th, Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta. Do you have your entry in yet? Are you up for a One Lap Dash around the length and breadth of Lake Macquarie – a 31NM course, or the Challenge of the 12 Hour or the Endurance 24 Hour race around the ...

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Warren Jones Intl Youth Regatta

City of Perth Festival of Sail inc Warren Jones International Youth Regatta - Day 4 © Rick Steuart / Perth Sailing Photography http://perthsailingphotography.weebly.com/

The semi-final placings went down to the wire at the 2017 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta. Racing started on time at 1230hrs on the now familiar shifty Easterly course in five – eight knots with streaky puffs and plenty of taxing shifts. Late in the afternoon the breeze did shift into the South allowing for the more traditional longer course ...

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