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Fowey River class 70th

Fowey River class 70th anniversary © Chris Price

FR7020 was run by the Port of Fowey Race Organising Committee (POFOC) (Royal Fowey Yacht Club and Fowey Gallants Sailing Club) and supported by Fowey River Gallery. Held over the three days, 15-17 August, this event was a replacement for the class championships and Royal Fowey Regatta (originally due to start the same week). In recognition of the restrictions in place, ...

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Melges 32 World League in Villasimius

2019 Melges 32 World League Villasimius © Mauro Melandri / Zerogradinord

The Melges 32 World League 2020 season gets under way and the location chosen for the official restart is Villasimius, in Sardinia, thanks to the organization of Marina di Villasimius and the Lega Navale of Villasimius who have agreed to welcome the Melges fleet in the “hottest” days of their summer season. The competitive Melges 32 fleet will start racing ...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2020

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2019 © Rolex / Studio Borlenghi

As international yachting competition begins a cautious return, Rolex is pleased to continue its support for a sport with which it has enjoyed a long and privileged partnership. Following the exceptional events of recent months, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2020 will mark one of the first competitive gatherings of elite professional sailing talent and cutting-edge yachts. Rolex has been ...

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European Championship Sanremo 2020

5.5 Metre racing always close and competitive - 5.5 Metre World Championship 2019 © Robert Deaves

Sanremo, Italy, is all ready to welcome the 5.5 Metre fleet for its 2020 European Championship, which is being sailed from 25-29 August. Normally only held when the world championship is outside Europe, the event has attracted 20 crews from nine countries. This year the class was fortunate enough to have its world championship in Pittwater, Australia in January, one ...

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Ted Hood Regatta 2020

Storm Trysail Club Ted Hood Regatta - photo © Philip Smith

An interview with Clarke Smith on the 2020 Ted Hood Regatta When it comes to iconic New England sailing towns, few areas have turned out as many racecourse winners as Marblehead, Massachusetts. And amongst this who’s-who list of great sailors, precious few rival the legacy of naval architect and sailing phenom Ted Hood (1927-2013), who won the 1974 America’s Cup ...

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11th Hour Racing Team

August 2020 Training Delivery from Concarneau, France to Newport, Rhode Island © Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing

Atlantic Crossing summary  11th Hour Racing Team Lands in Newport It took longer than expected (and the stash of M&Ms was running dangerously low…) but after 13 days at sea the delivery crew brought 11th Hour Racing Team’s IMOCA 60 to Newport, RI last Friday after a successful Atlantic crossing from Concarneau, France. It’s great to be back in the ...

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Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta 2020 Register now

Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta © Tyler Fields

We’re looking forward to welcoming the fleet to Bristol in two weeks! If you’re not registered yet, here are some reasons to come: We have dock space and moorings available. Bristol Marine is providing launch service to and from the museum. If your boat doesn’t have an engine and the breeze dies, we’ll tow you. The entry fee is a ...

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MEETING DAMIEN SEGUIN He is a Paralympic medallist who has been successful in many different racing arenas including Class40 and the Tour Voile. He grew up in Guadeloupe and is a qualified sports teacher. Now Damien Seguin is taking on the biggest challenge in solo ocean racing. Date of birth: September 3, 1979 Place of birth: Briançon (Hautes-Alpes) Home town: ...

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Airlie Beach Race Week Overall

Top Gear, The Stig and Mister Magoo struggling in little breeze - 2020 Airlie Beach Race Week, final day - photo © Shirley Wodson / ABRW

Sixty four boats to part in the 2020 Airlie Beach Race Week Whitsundays Festival of Sailing, hosted by Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC), which had a difficult job on their hands between the light and fluky conditions and imposing restrictions caused by the CoronaVirus, but the club handled it with aplomb. Looking light on for breeze again today, Race Director, Ross ...

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America’s Cup Rialto

Te Aihe - tows home - AC75 practice Hauraki Gulf - August 13, 2020 - 36th America's Cup - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

Both America’s Cup teams were on the Hauraki Gulf today in longish training sessions, as Auckland faces an uncertain future tomorrow (Friday) with the next announcement due in the afternoon as to its Lockdown status. The Coalition Government declared that Auckland would go into a Level 3 lockdown at noon on Wednesday due to the discovery of a COVID-19 cluster, ...

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