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ORC Multihull Rule

ORCmh will be used in the 2019 season for OMA's competitive class of performance cruising catamarans © Christophe Jouany

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the Offshore Multihull Association (OMA) are pleased to announce their partnership to develop a new handicap rule system called ORCmultihull, or ORCmh. This new system is intended to provide measurement, VPP rating and scoring tools for large performance multihulls, a new and exciting sector in offshore racing. “We’re very happy to work with ORC ...

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NSW J24 State Championships

2018 NSW J24 State Championships © Ben Williams

Cronulla Sailing Club in partnership with the J24 Southern Sydney Fleet again hosted the NSW State Championships in the water of Bate Bay. Saturday came with the crew briefing lead by starter Bruce Swane, laying down the law and setting the scene for what was to come, two days of exciting, frustrating but most of all enjoyable and friendly One-Design ...

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Route du Rhum

After yesterday’s gale which ended the hopes of many skippers, conditions are now more manageable for the boats in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe fleet that are still actively racing. French sailor Armel Le Cléac’h was successfully rescued by a fishing boat overnight, plucked from his upturned Banque Populaire IX ULTIME trimaran around 2130hrs CET. The fishing boat is heading ...

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Lanzarote to decide 2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix champion

2018 Lanzarote Melges 40 Grand Prix - photo © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication

The most anticipated event of the 2018 Melges 40 season officially gets underway on Thursday, November 8. With all the right ingredients in place, the 2018 Melges 40 Lanzarote Grand Prix will be a guaranteed racing showdown. After three events (a season that commenced in Palma de Mallorca last May), three very capable teams are positioned at the top, but only one can take ...

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12th Classic Yacht Cup Regatta

Mercedes II skippered by Martin Ryan leads Scimitar skipped by Damian Purcell on the way to the gate. - photo © Alex McKinnon Photography

The second day of racing in the 12th Classic Yacht – Cup Regatta organized by the Classic Yacht Association of Australia was held in very different conditions from yesterday. Race Officer, David Le Roy, from the host club, Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, kept the crews on shore with the hosting of the AP flag while we waited for the ...

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Route du Rhum

The Ultime 32m max trimaran Edmond de Rothschild - start Route du Rhum - November 4, 2018 - photo © Eloi Stichelbaut

After suffering a breakage on her starboard float, the Route du Rhum race leader, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild expected into La Coruña, Spain between 20 and 22:00 GMT The incident occurred in four metre seas and 30kt winds. The broken float has been retrieved on board. The incredible memories of the foiling 32metre Maxi Edmond de Rothschild flying towards Cap ...

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Swiss International Women’s Match 2018

Swiss International Women's Match 2018 © Cyrill Sipka

Between the 31st of October and the 3rd of November, the world’s best female match racers gathered in Ascona to compete in the Swiss International Women’s Match. Despite heavy rain and tricky wind conditions an impressive 66 matches were completed on Lago Maggiore. The start of the regatta belonged to top ranked skipper Pauline Courtois and her team Match in ...

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12th China Cup International Regatta

China Cup 2017 - photo © China Cup / Studio Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net/?

Emirates Team New Zealand are back to defend their title in the hotly-contested Beneteau 40.7 fleet at the 12th edition of the China Cup International Regatta, which takes place next week from 8 to 12 November. In total, 112 boats are set to compete across a range of keelboat divisions: IRC, HKPN, ASAF, Bavaria 37 and Beneteau 40.7. It took ...

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Australian 18 Footers League Spring Championship

Asko Appliances heads for the bottom mark as R Marine Pittwater turns to head back upwind-1 - photo © Frank Quealey

The Smeg 18ft Skiff crew of Michael Coxon, Mike McKensey and Ricky Bridge were brilliant as they led the fleet from start-to-finish and dominate Race 4 of the Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour today. The team won the start at the pin end of the line, and clearly led the fleet up the first windward leg from Clark Island to ...

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Route du Rhum

Paul Meilhat on SMA leads a group of IMOCAs shortly after the start of Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe - photo © Alexis Courcoux

Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe Stop Press Armel Le Cléac’h and the Maxi Banque Populaire IX are about to make a quick stop at the tip of Brittany to make a minor repair on the energy system board. The skipper, the router and the technical team are hoping to return to the race quickly. Stop Press Armel Le Cléac’h and ...

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