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WIM Series announces 2018

Renée Groeneveld, NED (left) and Pauline Courtois, FRA (right), during the quarterfinals of Lysekil Women's Match 2017 © Dan Ljungsvik / LWMcaption

The Women’s International Match Racing Series today announced the 2018 series schedule with events in Finland, Sweden, Russia and the US Virgin Islands. This year marks the sixth consecutive season of the WIM Series, the world’s first and only women’s professional sailing series founded in 2012. Up to 30 of the top women’s match racing teams will battle for the ...

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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Series

2017 Helly Hansen NOOD regatta. Sunday, the final day of racing with a great breeze and blue sky. © Paul Todd / www.outsideimages.com

The Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta Series — the largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States — returns to Annapolis for the third stop of its 30th anniversary season May 4-6. The event is organized by Sailing World and hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club. The annual three-day event features one-design racing, where teams compete in ...

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RS Feva World Championship 2018

RS Feva Worlds at Clearwater Florida - Day 3 - photo © RS Feva Class Association

The PRO wasted no time in releasing the sailors off the beach on race day three of the RS Feva World Championships. The breeze was good, 12-15 knots from the east, as the sailors headed out into the Gulf of Mexico for another fantastic day of racing in this beautiful part of the US. Unfortunately the breeze moderated to around ...

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Limassol Marina Living on the Sea

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Limassol Marina combines elegant residences and a full service marina with an enticing mix of restaurants and shops. The final luxury homes at the Mediterranean’s most exciting destination, Limassol Marina. Limassol Marina has revealed that there are few units remaining at the Mediterranean’s most exciting destination and is offering buyers’ their last opportunity to experience the glamorous lifestyle that comes ...

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Sperry Charleston Race Week

TP52 racing at Sperry Charleston Race Week - photo © Tim Wilkes / www.timwilkes.com

Cedric Lewis had never competed in Sperry Charleston Race Week before last year. The Annapolis resident always heard great things about the regatta and therefore jumped at the chance to crew for John Potter in the VX One class. Potter and Lewis wound up winning, but success on the race course was just part of why the Sperry Charleston Race ...

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JOG St Vaast Race 2018

JOG fleet at sunset © JOG

Exposure Lights are proud to announce their sponsorship of the Junior Offshore Group (JOG) St Vaast Race. The race, which will be named the Exposure Lights JOG St Vaast Race, is a popular one normally attracting around 45 boats, and finishing with a relaxed competitors party in the beautiful French finishing port. Entrants to this year’s race will be rewarded ...

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International 14 Easter Tray

International 14 Easter Tray at Itchenor - photo © ISC

Despite some notable absentees, including those (who shall remain nameless) who got as far as rigging up before thinking better of it on good Friday, a superb 18 boats contested the Easter Tray. The event is run traditionally at Itchenor over the first 3 days of the bank holiday and signals the start of the 14 season. Competitors came as ...

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Panerai British Classic Week

Panerai British Classic Week 2017 - Cetewayo, Volonte and Laughing Gull in front of Norris Castle © Guido Cantini / seasee.com

The fleet of timelessly gorgeous yachts will do battle in a series of extremely technical and demanding races with both wind conditions and changeable tides testing the crews’ skills to the limits. The Solent races are absolutely unique, thanks to the historic backdrop provided by this corner of sailing heaven and the exceptional technical standard of the participants. Not forgetting, ...

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VOR focus on finish

Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 16 on board Dongfeng. Marie Riou smelling the caipirinha. 31 March, . - photo © Martin Keruzore / Volvo Ocean Race

Currently, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is scattered around two sides of the South American coastline. Two competitors have retired from Leg 7. SHK Scallywag has reached Puerto Montt on the Chilean coast, a week after losing crew member John Fisher to the Southern Ocean. Their racing status was listed as “Suspended” while she was making her way to Puerto Montt. ...

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49th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar

Ben Saxton / Nicola Boniface - 49th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - photo © Tomas Moya / Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar

The light, unsettled breezes on Mallorca’s famous Bay of Palma presented a really testing opening day at the 49th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar. With a maximum eight race courses in operation it was often the case that one fleet was struggling in next to no breeze while classes on the opposite side of the substantial bay was enjoying good racing ...

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