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GC32 Racing Tour 2019

Team Oman Air has recruited a new helm in Adam Minoprio, one of the most successful GC32 skippers - 2019 GC32 Racing Tour - Villasimius Cup - photo © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy

The 2019 GC32 Racing Tour sets sail on the 23rd with ten of the one design flying catamarans completing in Sardinia at the GC32 Villasimius Cup. Villasimius and nearby Capo Carbonara – the southeasternmost tip of Sardinia are a jewel of a venue thanks to their mountainous backdrop and white sandy beaches, plus the azure waters and exotic marine life ...

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MACIF Trimaran back at sea

François Gabart - MACIF Trimaran © Alexis Courcoux / Macif

Just a few days after the MACIF trimaran left the cargo ship that brought it back from Pointe-à-Pitre, in mid-January, it was sent to the yard for a refit, where it has spent nearly four months in the expert hands of the MACIF technical team. The goal was to improve the reliability of the systems that failed in the Route ...

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Samui Regatta

High calibre racing is expected with crews from around Asia competing at the 18th Samui Regatta © Infinity Communications

Asia’s favourite “Tropical Island Regatta” is set to return to Samui Island’s shores from 25 May to 1 June on Chaweng Beach and this year will be at a new venue, Synergy Samui Resort. Known for its high calibre of racing and tropical-chic parties, Samui Regatta is popular with sailors from around Austral-Asia and organisers expect to welcome competitors of ...

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Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week

Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week © Nico Martinez / MartinezStudio

The forecast light sea breeze failed to materialise today for the 11-strong fleet of TP52s at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week, and so racing had to be cancelled for the day. The standings remain the same with Azzurra (Alberto & Pablo Roemmers) leading the results table by four points ahead of Platoon (Harm Müller-Spreer) after Tuesday’s two races. ...

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Rolex China Sea Race

Start Rolex China Sea Race © Daniel Forster

Entries are flowing for the 30th edition / 58th anniversary of the Rolex China Sea Race which will start on 8 April 2020. A biennial event, the 2018 edition saw an exciting line up of boats including Karl Kwok’s MOD Beau Geste which broke the 18 year old multihull record by an impressive 09h 31m 40s and despite almost stopping ...

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Golden Globe Race 2019

Asteria was escorted the final 10 miles by Bernard Moitessier's famous French Golden Globe Race yacht Joshua. © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR

Barnacle growth was the root cause of Finnish skipper Tapio Lehtinen’s slow solo circumnavigation but the 110 day difference between his and Race winner Jean-Luc Van Den Heede’s time was definitely enjoyable. “I have certainly got my money’s worth from the entry fee.” Tapio had joked with Race organiser Don MacIntyre before his return to Les Sables d’Olonne at 20:21hrs ...

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Normandy Channel Race

Normandy Channel Race 2019 undeway © Jean-Marie Liot / NCR2019

The Race Committee released the 13 Class40s competing in the Normandy Channel Race bang on 15:30 hours local time this Sunday. It was with a typically Norman backdrop, cloudy skies with a few clear spells, perhaps in a nod to this 10thanniversary edition, that the fleet set sail after a clean start on a figure of eight-style circuit of around ...

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Royal Southern Yacht Club Antigua Sailing Week 2019

2019 Royal Southern Yacht Club Summer Series - Day 1 ©Rick Tomlinson

Despite the lack of wind for the second day of the Antigua Sailing Week May Regatta, the good humour from the crowded Royal Southern Yacht Club’s Upper Bar was very much in evidence. Well over one hundred competitors, volunteers and members enjoyed a perfect atmosphere, even though the lack of wind had shortened the number of races. With the wind ...

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Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Alex Schaerer's modified Caol Ila R was today's surprise winner - Rolex Capri Sailing Week © Rolex / Studio Borlenghi

Two second win secures Caol Ila R Rolex Capri Sailing Week title Rolex Capri Sailing Week concluded in ultra-close fashion in the racer division today. Alex Schaerer’s modified Maxi72 Caol Ila R knocked Sir Peter Odgen’s dominant Jethou off the top spot on the overall podium after she secured a second place in today’s race as Jethou came home fourth. ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Flying - Francois Gabart's Ultime triamaran MACIF touched 49.4 knots in the Route du Rhum - photo © Vincent Curutchet / ALe'A

Ultimes threaten Rolex Fastnet Race record destruction Unless there is a flat calm, it is very likely that the outright record will fall in this August’s edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s premium event, the Rolex Fastnet Race. For leading the charge in the world’s biggest offshore yacht race, with a fleet of 300-350 competing, will be the world’s ...

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