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J-Cup by Royal Torbay Yacht Club

Landsail Tyres J-Cup by Royal Torbay Yacht Club © Tim Wright / Photoaction.com http://www.photoaction.com

There is still time to experience the thrill and fun of the J-Cup, celebrating its 18th birthday at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club, Torquay, South Devon from 17-19 August, 2017. The Landsail Tyres J-Cup in Partnership with B&G, has eight races scheduled over three days of highly competitive racing, with excellent facilities ashore and a great social programme. The regatta ...

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WIM Series

Monday's training at Lysekil Women's Match was challenging ias the teams tested the new Fareast 28r in big breeze. Dan Ljungsvik / LWM

The crews in Lysekil Women’s Match were offered challenging sailing conditions and brand new Fareast 28R boats, as they today got a couple of hours practise on the waters of off Släggö Island in Lysekil, Sweden: “It was super fun, but at the same time very challenging and difficult. At the beginning we hardly knew how it was going to ...

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Oman Air Extreme Sailing Series

The Extreme Sailing Series 2017. Act4. Barcelona, Spain. Pictures of Oman Air Sailing Team skippered by Phil Robertson with team mates Pete Greenhalgh, Ed Smyth, Nasser Al Mashari and James Wierzbowski racing close to the city of Barcelona on day 2 of racing. Lloyd Images http://lloydimagesgallery.photoshelter.com/

The Oman Air team are heading into the second half of the Extreme Sailing Series on a high after rebooting their campaign with an emphatic victory last time out. The globe-trotting yacht racing circuit descends on Hamburg, Germany, this week, the fifth of eight venues to showcase the high-speed action provided by the foiling GC32 catamarans. For Oman Air – confidence ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Race Start - 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

The Solent laid on ‘classic’ conditions for the start of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 47th Rolex Fastnet Race. In brilliant sunshine and with brisk westerly winds gusting up to 20 knots, the giant fleet tacked up the western Solent before compressing through the usual bottleneck at Hurst Narrows. A record-sized fleet of 368 boats started the race, 12 more ...

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WMRT Match Cup Russia video

WMRT Match Cup Russia, St Petersburg, Russia. © Ian Roman

Ian Williams in trouble at WMRT Match Cup Russia – Will he? Won’t he? GAC Pindar’s Ian Williams in great trouble in the final of WMRT Match Cup Russia in St. Petersburg on Sunday. Possibly the longest near capsize we have ever seen on this series! GAC Pindar’s Ian Williams clings on and Just manages to avoid being dumped into ...

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Cowes

Pierre Casiraghi and Boris Herrmann tackling the Fastnet

After an intensive week of regattas on GC32s in Palma de Mallorca where they finished 4th in the final ranking with two race wins, and equal on points with Esteban Gracia’s 3rd placed Realteam, there will be no holidays for Pierre Casiraghi and Boris Herrmann. It is in the Solent, in a good south-westerly breeze that the two Yacht Club ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Dongfeng Race Team - Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

Dongfeng lead the pack as VOR fleet takes on the Rolex Fastnet Race Dongfeng Race Team stormed down the western Solent to lead the fleet of Volvo Ocean 65s in the Rolex Fastnet Race – part two of the Leg Zero qualifying series for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. With 2.5 knots of outgoing tide against 18-21 knots of south ...

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36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE video

Prizegiving with King Felipe VI - 36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

The trophies from Copa del Rey MAPFRE were presented by King Felipe VI of Spain outside of the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma yesterday evening. These included the trophy for the overall winners, led by Naofumi Kamei’s Mamma Aiuto! and for the ANONIMO Speed Challenge, won at Copa del Rey MAPFRE by Erik Maris and Zoulou. Overall results after ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Sam Davies racing on Tanguy de Lamotte's IMOCA 60 Initiatives Coeur approaches Land's End – Rolex Fastnet Race © Initiatives Coeur

Overnight the fleet in the Rolex Fastnet Race has been made solid progress upwind, tacking on shifts and dipping in and out of the land according to whether or not the tide is favourable. At 0900 Tony Lawson’s MOD 70 trimaran Concise 10 was off the Irish coast just about to tack towards the Fastnet Rock while the next boat ...

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Lendy Cowes Week

Day 7 – Yes!, IRC 3 – Lendy Cowes Week © Paul Wyeth

The penultimate day of Lendy Cowes Week saw a return to gloriously sunny weather, with a west south westerly breeze of 15-22 knots. Today saw a change of start lines for many classes, with most Black Group yachts starting on the inner Royal Yacht Squadron line. The White Group dayboats had a downwind start further offshore on the Bramble line, ...

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