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RORC Channel Race 2019

VO65 Team Brunel, Cookson 50 Kuka 3, NMYD54 Teasing Machine, Maxi72 Sorcha - RORC Channel Race © Event Media

Teams from all over the world will be racing with the Royal Ocean Racing Club this weekend in the RORC Channel Race, the 11th race of the RORC Season’s Points Championship, which precedes next month’s Rolex Fastnet Race. Teams from as far away as Australia, China, and Russia, will compete with teams from all over Europe and Scandinavia. Starting from ...

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38 Copa del Rey Mapfre

Copa del Rey Mapfre - photo © Nautor's Swan / Studio Borlenghi

The Copa del Rey MAPFRE, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, is one of the most important regattas on the Mediterranean calendar. It has always been hugely popular with Swan owners. Over a quarter of the 133-boat fleet attending the 38th edition, including 31 entries in exclusive one-design classes, is an impressive achievement for Nautor’s Swan. The Copa ...

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Gitana 2019

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - photo © Yann Riou / polaRYSE / Gitana S.A.

On 23 May, the latest addition to the Gitana fleet got back down to business. The past two months have been fast-paced for the Gitana Team and its two new skippers, Charles Caudrelier and Franck Cammas. The end of the refit, the launch, the discovery of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild and the offshore flight, validating and starting on the ...

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Transat New-York Vendee Les Sables d’Olonne

Transat New-York Vendée 2016 © Thierry Martinez / Sea&Co

An event on the IMOCA Globe Series 2018-2021 programme, the next edition of the Transat New-York Vendee – Les Sables d’Olonne will set sail from New York on Tuesday 16 June 2020, with an initial ETA in France’s Vendée region of 25 June. Following on from Jérémie Beyou’s (Maître CoQ) win in 2016 in nine days, 16 hours, 57 minutes ...

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38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Cannnonball (center) and Proteus (right) competing in Palma last year - 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE © María Muiña / Copa del Rey MAPFRE

The only class to sail under the IRC system will see three of the big boats on the international Grand Prix circuit racing against each other for the first time this season: American teams Bella Mente and Proteus, and the Italians, Cannonball. Palma (Spain), 18th July 2019 They are an impressive sight to behold; with close to 22 metres of boat ...

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M32 European Series Marstrand 2019

Ian Williams' GAC Pindar at pace - Day 2 - M32 European Series Marstrand 2019 - photo © Drew Malcolm

Day two of the M32 European Series Marstrand dawned with the brilliant sunshine so lacking on Friday, but with a shortage of wind. However building cumulus cloud inland brought a sense of promise. In the build-up to racing, flags were not flying but the nimble M32s were flying their weather hull under genniker. By 1300, when racing started, there was ...

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175th Anniversary Regatta

New York Yacht Club 175th Anniversary Regatta © melgesic37class.com

Racing came to a bittersweet end for the Melges IC37 Fleet today at the New York Yacht Club 175th Anniversary Regatta. The event’s final day was sailed in Newport’s perfect summer conditions: sunshine and sea breeze. Rougarou37, helmed by Andy Lovell, ultimately won the regatta with Qubit two points behind in second place. Melges IC37 teams Rush, Foreign Affair, and Double Jointed rounded ...

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Transpac 50

The high-speed conditions that require strong sails: Bretwalda at speed - Transpac 50 - photo © Sharon Green / Ultimate Sailing

With the conditions on the race course remaining perfect, the first of a large wave of finishers has started to cross the finish line at Diamond Head in the 50th edition of the 2225-mile LA-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race. Since Merlin Trophy-winner Rio100 finished last night, four more boats have finished: Phil Turner and Duncan Hines’s R/P 66 Alive from Australia, ...

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series at Scarlino

Day 2 - Melges 24 European Sailing Series at Scarlino, Italy ©IM24CA / Zerogradinord

Day two of racing just came to the end in the Italian race course of Scarlino (Tuscany) and, with three more races completed, the head of the ranking of the fourth act of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series is unchanged: Maidollis by Gian Luca Perego keeps in fact leading the fleet with extremely consistent performances (2-1-6 today) and a net total ...

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Tour Voile 2019

Team Beijaflore - 2019 Tour Voile Act 5 - photo © Jean-Marie LIOT / ASO

Tour Voile 2019 – Golfe du Morbihan Breizh Cola racks up breezy first win Port Barcarès delivered some superb breeze and brought youth and female teams to the fore in the Coastal Raid of Act 5. After almost four hours on the water, the youth team of Golfe du Morbihan Breizh Cola (Solune Robert, Louis Flament and Charles Dorange) claimed their first ...

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