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Quantum Key West Race Week’s RC chairman

Last raced in the 2014 event, the 52 Super Series fleet returns this year to Key West © Martinez Studio / 52 Super Series

For the past 30 years, sailors from all over the world have gathered in Key West, Florida, each January for Key West Race Week (KWRW), a regatta that has achieved legendary status due to its calendar dates (this year’s regatta runs January 15-20), its location, and the impressive level of competition, racecourse management and overall organization that this Grand Prix ...

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Oyster World Rally

Shanties Christening - 2017-19 Oyster World Ral © Tim Wright / Photoaction.com http://www.photoaction.com

Jacek and Dobra Reschke left their native Poland in 1987 to sail around the world, eventually settling in America. Nearly 30 years to the day, the Polish couple will be starting their second circumnavigation in their Oyster 56, Shanties. “It took us some time to save the money to buy an Oyster and whilst we considered many other boats, once ...

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Real Batboat is Here ~ video

Alpha Centauri recently launched it’s first prototype of this new model of yachts, that we can name the batboat! She is designed as a superyacht tender with the speed of a racing boat thanks to an hydroplaning hull and a catamaran design. Measuring 8.3 meter she will however only fit the largest superyacht. She can accomodate up to 4 guests ...

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Alex Thomson beats 24 hour world distance record

Hugo Boss (Alex Thomson) at pace showing her DSS foils and sails by Doyle Sails NZ © Alex Thomson / Hugo Boss / Vendée Globe http://www.vendeeglobe.org/

British sailor Alex Thomson has beaten the world sailing record for the second time in the Vendee Globe, travelling 536.81 nautical miles in 24 hours. The previous distance record of 534.48 nautical miles was set by Francois Gabart in the 2012 Vendee Globe, Thomson has sailed an additional 2.33 nautical miles. The record has been confirmed by the Vendee Globe ...

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Azzurra is in Florida


Azzurra’s 2017 season officially starts today with the first Practice Race in the 52 Super Series. Azzurra’s team headed out from port very early this morning to make the best use of the last few available hours to pin down the final details of boat’s fine tuning ahead of today’s Practice Race. Today was a day on the water that ...

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52 Super Series

Quantum Key West Race Week - 52 Super Series Martinez Studio/52 Super Series

Key West promises a flying start to 52 Super Series 2017 As the 52 Super Series returns to Florida for the first time since 2014, the eleven-boat fleet looks set to enjoy a sparkling curtain raiser to a demanding six-regatta season. It may be the third time the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit has raced at the popular Quantum ...

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Sprint to Vendée Globe finish

British skipper Alex Thomson - IMOCA boat Hugo Boss - 2016 Vendee Globe © Cleo Barnham Hugo Boss

The race to the Vendée Globe finish line today became an all-out, neck-and-neck sprint as the leading pair’s speedos rocketed into the 20s. After several days of slow progress north in light winds, Armel Le Cléac’h and Alex Thomson were today blasting towards the home straight of the solo round the world race in winds of up to 30 knots. ...

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Lisa Blair starts

Lisa Blair and Climate Action Now off to circumnavigate Antartica. First they go around the bottom of Australia to get to Albany, WA. © John Curnow

Over 3,500 people have climbed Mount Everest, over 500 have rowed across the various oceans and 12 people have landed on the moon. Only two men have sailed solo, non-stop and unassisted around Antarctica. Sydney-based Lisa Blair, 32, intends to become the first woman, the fastest and the third person in history to conquer such a challenge. This Sunday 15 ...

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Jules Verne Trophy

Jules Verne Trophy - IDEC Sport maxi-trimaran © IDEC Sport

And they’re off again! While they had to wait a short while for the low-pressure system to leave Argentina, Francis Joyon and his men sailing to the NW of the Falklands have enjoyed a good morning. The wind has built from the starboard stern of the IDEC Sport maxi-trimaran, which is back up to high speeds again. Joyon, Surtel, Gahinet, ...

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Rolex Farr 40 World Championship

Enfant Terrible, the Italian boat owned by Alberto Rossi, figures to be among the top contenders at the 2017 Rolex Farr 40 World Championships in Porto Cervo © Zerogradinord

Rolex Farr 40 World Championship returns to Porto Cervo The Farr 40 Class Association has enjoyed a strong relationship with Yacht Club Costa Smeralda over the years. Yacht Club Costa Smeralda has hosted numerous class events, including the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship in 2003 and 2009. Porto Cervo and YCCS have also conducted several European and Mediterranean regattas for ...

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