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New York Yacht Club’s 166th Annual Regatta

PHRF 3 CLASS 165th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta - photo © Rolex / Daniel Forster

The most enduring event in North American sailing got off to an inauspicious start on July 16, 1846. Beset by light air, Louis Depau’s 44-ton sloop Mist was the only one of 14 starters to finish the first race of the New York Yacht Club’s inaugural Annual Regatta. A second race, two days later, proved more successful with Commodore John ...

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Newport YC Shorthanded Races

2019 New England Solo/Twin Championships © Alyce Croasdale

Shorthanded events in Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay remain on schedule despite the COVID-19 environment, with the Offshore 160 (singlehanded) on July 10 and the New England Solo/Twin (singlehanded/doublehanded) on July 24. Held annually, the New England Solo/Twin has courses of ocean triangles from 60 to 103 nm which begin and end in Narragansett Bay. The race will vary in ...

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18 Footers League

Noakes Blue matches downwind speed against the experienced Smeg team ©Frank QuealeyNoakes Blue team makes a spinnaker run look easy in a North-East wind ©Frank QuealeyThe Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone skippered by Stevphen Quigley ©Frank QuealeySteve Quigley with the young The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone team ©Frank QuealeyDavid Witt drives Applikancesonline hard off the wind ©Frank QuealeyAnother young team in 2019-20 was Birkenhead Point Marina ©Frank QuealeyNew Zealand's 18ft Skiff Racing Record: C-Tech skipper Alex Vallings has been a leading Kiwi contender for the past decade ©Frank QuealeyNew Zealand's 18ft Skiff Racing Record: Honda Marine on a two-sail reach across Sydney Harbour in 2019 ©Frank QuealeyNew Zealand's 18ft Skiff Racing Record: Honda Marine, spinnaker action in 2019 ©Frank QuealeyStephen Quigley's AEI-Pace Express gave Patrick Corrigan his outright JJ Giltinan World Championship victory in 1996 ©Frank QuealeyPace Express, skippered by David Witt in the early 1990s ©Frank QuealeySouthern Cross, joint champion in 1988 ©Frank QuealeyEmery Worldwide, skippered by twice world champion Howie Hamlin of the USA ©Frank Quealey1996 World Champion Stephen Quigley, seen here with his son Tom, is still heavily involved in the sport as an administrator, coach and parent ©Frank QuealeyThe Kulmar Family - Miles Furniture's spinnaker style ©Frank QuealeyThe Kulmar Family - Miles Furniture wins the start of a championship race in the 1974-75 Season ©Frank QuealeyThe Kulmar Family - Stephen Kulmar with the Giltinan Trophy after Miles Furniture victory in 1976 ©Frank QuealeyThe Kulmar Family - Miles Furniture, 1976 Giltinan champion, upwind on Sydney Harbour ©Frank QuealeyThe Kulmar Family - The winning Miles Furniture after the 1976 JJ victory ©Frank QuealeyThe Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone ©Frank Quealeytech2 ©Frank QuealeyTravelodge New Zealand won the 1974 JJ Giltinan championship ©Frank QuealeyVintec ©Frank QuealeyURM and The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines ©Frank QuealeyBirkenhead Point Marina ©Frank QuealeyRag and Famish Hotel ©Frank QuealeyBird and Bear ©Frank QuealeyShaw and Partners Financial Services ©Frank QuealeyIlve ©Frank QuealeySmeg ©Frank QuealeyFinport Finance ©Frank QuealeyDal Zotto ©Frank QuealeyNoake sailing ©Frank Quealeyappliancesonline.com.au ©Frank QuealeyAeroMedia team get as close to the action as possible to catch Winning Group on a flying spinnaker run ©Frank QuealeySmeg and tech2 are two of the top teams in the League fleet - JJ Giltinan Championship ©Frank QuealeyLee Knapton's 2016 JJ Giltinan Championship champion Smeg on a southerly spinnaker run ©Frank QuealeyNew sponsor URM's skiff in battle with The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines on Sydney Harbour during the JJ Giltinan Championship ©Frank QuealeyShaw and Partners Financial Services skiff improved over the season under the former Australian champion skipper James Dorron - JJ Giltinan Championship ©Frank QuealeySteve Quigley's 1996 JJ Giltinan World Champion AEI-Pace Express ©Frank QuealeyClose fleet racing during the 2019- Season - JJ Giltinan Championship ©Frank QuealeyLeague club President John Winning's 2000 JJ Giltinan Championship-winning AMP Centrepoint ©Frank QuealeyNew sponsor Bird and Bear scored a race win at the JJ Giltinan Championship ©Frank QuealeyBirkenhead Point Marina, one of the new sponsors attracted to the League 18s - JJ Giltinan Championship ©Frank QuealeyAeroMedia Live Broadcast video team during the JJ Giltinan Championship ©Frank QuealeyLegendry USA skipper Howie Hamlin won two JJ Giltinan Championships with this skiff in 2002 and 2003 ©Frank QuealeyNew Zealand's Honda Marine is the current Giltinan world champion ©Frank QuealeyDe'Longhi-Rabbitohs crew with sponsors wearing the famous South Sydney Rabbitohs Rugby League jersey ©Frank QuealeyFamous 'rabbit' logo of the South Sydney Rugby League team was well represented in the 18s just a few years ago ©Frank QuealeySouth Sydney Rabbitohs Squad with the JJ Giltinan Trophy ©Frank QuealeyNew Zealand's C-Tech on the spinnaker run into Rose Bay ©Frank Quealey

New 18ft Skiff teams wanted for 2020 – Apply Now The Australian 18 Footers League has long had a policy of introducing new and young teams into its fleet to ensure the continued growth and quality of the club’s 85-year-old tradition of 18ft Skiff Racing on Sydney Harbour. It comes as no surprise that the League’s administrators have launched an ...

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MC38 2020

Dark Star and Swish during MC38 2020 Season Act 3 on Sydney Harbour © Tilly Lock Media

Winter sailing on Sydney Harbour is often fraught, light winds and plenty of shifting potholes to catch the unsuspecting out. For the MC38s crews who returned to their season after months of COVID isolation, getting the fleet back together and completing the seven-race program was more than enough compensation for the tricky conditions. Reigning Australian champions Lazy Dog, Shaun Lane ...

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World’s first Clean Up Flotilla

World's first Clean Up Flotilla moves to Whitsundays © Ian Thomson

Originally we had planned to run the Clean Up Flotilla in Phuket, however current travel restrictions means we have moved this year’s Flotilla to the Whitsundays, where it all started for Ocean Crusaders. As a skipper in the Whistundays working with several companies, I had the unfortunate occurrence of pulling dead turtles out of the waters. This is what drives ...

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Sailing and swimming with Orcas

Humpback whale and Barba, Troms region 2016. © David Go

Google the name Andreas B. Heide, and what you’ll find is not your average run-of-the-mill guy. After all, how many people do you know who go free diving with Killer Whales; in the Arctic no less? Crazy as it sounds, this is exactly what Jeanneau owner, Andreas Heide does. Andenes, February 2020. – photo © Sophie Bolesworth Growing up close ...

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Ida Lewis Distance Race

IRC winner Prospector at the 2019 Ida Lewis Distance Race © Stephen Cloutier

The annual Ida Lewis Distance Race, scheduled for its 16th edition starting Saturday, August 15, has announced that Jeanneau America is the event’s new Presenting Partner. The news comes on the heels of the race changing its start date from Friday to Saturday to better accommodate an inclusive weekend schedule and coincides with other exciting changes for the event, including a Mixed (coed) ...

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Racing for the Planet

Racing For The Planet - VO65 © Brian Carlin

VO65 entry and star-studded line-up for inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team has announced the official entry of its VO65 ‘Racing for the Planet’ boat in next week’s inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy, crewed by a star-studded team including reigning two-time Volvo Ocean Race winner, Charles Caudrelier. Caudrelier, who currently skippers Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, will ...

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NYYC American Magic

New York Yacht Club American Magic © NYYC American Magic

How do you go about coaching the best sailors on earth? How do you guide America’s Cup winners, Olympic champions, engineers, athletes, Ph.D.’s, artisans and innovators? All are essential to success, all are at the top of their field, and perhaps consequentially, all are problematic to forge into a cohesive unit. For 16-time World Champion coach James Lyne, the answer ...

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Race for 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race

Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet - photo © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

Despite the continuing seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are signs of the situation easing around the world. With cautious optimism, the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) is pleased to announce the Notice of Race for the 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race is now available online. Over the past few weeks, the RMYC has carefully monitored developments globally and, in particular, ...

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