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International 5.5 Metre World Championship 2020

Ali Baba - 2020 International 5.5 Metre World Championship - photo © Robert Deaves

Artemis XIV (NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Anders Pedersen) has extended their lead to nine points with just two races to sail at the 2020 5.5 Metre World Championship, at the Royal Prince Alfred YC, in Newport, Australia. New Moon II (BAH 24, Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, Peter Vlasov) is up to second while Girls on Film (GBR 40, ...

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Transoceanic race from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro

Maserati Multi 70 start Cape2Rio 2020 - photo © Alec Smith

Cape2Rio Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 set sail for the 16th edition of Cape2Rio Soldini They’re off! At 14.30 local time (12.30 UTC, 13.30 Italian time) Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team crossed the starting line of the 16th edition of the Cape2Rio, the 3.600-mile-long historical transoceanic race from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro. In Table Bay’s waters, ...

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Australian 16ft and 13ft Skiff Championships

Race 9 Brydens Lawyers crossing line - 2020 Australian 16ft and 13ft Skiff Championships - photo © Mark Rothfield

Sutech Musto Racing is the new Australian 16ft skiff champion, winning by the narrowest margin in an enthralling game of snakes-and-ladders on the final day at Port Stephens NSW. The Manly skiff, helmed by Daniel Turner with Angus Williams and Matt Stenta, crossed fourth in the final and deciding race to finish on equal points with St George’s Brydens Lawyers ...

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Clipper Race Leg 4 ~ Race 5

GoToBermuda - The Clipper Race Leg 4 - Race 5, Day 20 © Clipper Race

GoToBermuda received a warm welcome into the Whitsundays as the third team to arrive, crossing the finish line of Race 5 at 22:05:31 UTC. A strong start from Fremantle on the 22 December put Skipper David ‘Wavy’ Immelmann, First Mate Fabian Fisahn and the 13 crew members in good stead for the 3,415 nautical mile race which took them around ...

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America’s Cup

2. Emirates Team New Zealand - has there been changes to the mainsail clew control system? January 8, 2020 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

Emirates Team New Zealand skipper, Glenn Ashby, has confirmed that the team’s first launched AC75 had a major upgrade over the two-week Christmas and New Year break. “We had a big push last year, leading up until Christmas. After the break, everyone has come back fresher. Sometimes you need to have a break to make the gains moving forward. “That ...

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Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Cup Regatta & Macao Cup International Regatta 2020

Team NZL Victoria leading the pack. 2020 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Cup Regatta & Macao Cup International Regatta. - photo © Guy Nowell

Racing started on time at 10.00hrs, with a pleasant 10 kts of breeze from 020 degrees and flat water. Sunshine would have been nice, but you can’t have everything. Wind strength dropped gradually throughout the day, ending up at a scant 4 kts. And for the second lap of the last race the breeze had shifted so far right that ...

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Festival of Sails

Hooligan, Festival of Sails 2019 © Salty Dingo

In just a few days’ time, on Monday January 13 at 11.59pm, the chance to enter the 2020 MacGlide Festival of Sails will close to boat owners wishing to be part of the historic Australia Day regatta from January 25 to 27. Online entry and the Notice of Race is available here. Royal Geelong Yacht Club’s longstanding series opens with the ...

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Sail Melbourne International Regatta

Finn Gold Cup © Beau Outteridge

Less than 200 days out from the Tokyo Olympic Games, Australia’s iconic Sail Melbourne International regatta will see the world’s best sailors from 25 countries and from all around Australia battle it out on Port Phillip at yet another world-class sailing event in the 2020 Melbourne Summer of Sailing series. Sail Melbourne International 2020 will be hosted by both Royal ...

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Belt and Road Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2020

2020 Belt and Road Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 2 © Andy Leong Studio

The second day of the regatta started again with good winds of about 15 knots from the North East and choppy seas. The start boat anchored about one nautical mile east of Pulau Enggang, easily recognized due to it having a navigation light (mini lighthouse). The first warning signal of the day was for Racing class at 9.30am followed by ...

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Macao Cup International & GBA Cup Regatta

IRC start. Macao Cup International & GBA Cup Regattas. - photo © Guy Nowell

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Cup Regatta & Macao Cup International Regatt 2020 20 kts was promised, and that’s what there was – first thing in the morning. The first day of the GBA/Macao Cup 2020 got away to a fairly feisty start in the waters to the south of Coloane, which is the southern part of Macao as a ...

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