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Norbert Sedlacek begins his record attempt circumnavigation © Ant Arctic Lab

Skipper Norbert Sedlacek has decided to stop his record attempt this morning at 10.30 a.m. westerly of Ireland and to come back to the port of departure, Les Sables d’Olonne. “Sometimes it is necessary to take note of the reality and to act according to it.” says skipper Sedlacek. Indeed the Open60AAL Innovation Yachts has an impressive potential to sail ...

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Hempel Sailing World Championships

Josh Junior - photo © Robert Deaves

The Finn class is not only the physically toughest of all the Olympic classes, but the level of the competition is perhaps at its highest level for a long time. In Part 2 of our preview of the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018, we look at some more of the main contenders and challengers and the defender. The Kiwi ...

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Trimaran MACIF

The trimaran MACIF - photo © CDK

Today, the MACIF trimaran left Keroman Technologies, the yard which created her in 2015, after a seven-month refit designed to further optimise the performance of this reference Ultime multihull. Already a solo round the world record holder, the trimaran MACIF has been thoroughly optimised by CDK and Keroman Technologies. The scope of intervention by the yard proved to be both dense and ...

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Sailing Champions League 2018

SAILING Champions League © SCL / Anya Semeniouk

With football fever still fresh in the memory, now Saint Petersburg Yacht Club and Russia’s most beautiful city get ready to host 24 international clubs representing 12 nations at Semifinal #2 of the SAILING Champions League 2018. With four days of racing scheduled from 3 to 6 August, the setting – right in the centre of St Petersburg – couldn’t ...

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Copa del Rey Mapfre

Andrea Lacorte, VITAMINA-CETILAR (sx) and Alessandro Rombelli, STIG (dx) - 2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix - photo © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication

Melges 40 Grand Prix competition and rivalry picks up this weekend where it left off last in Porto Cervo to conduct the third event of the circuit, and for the very first time, participate as a guest of Copa del Rey Mapfre 2018, hosted by Real Club Nautico de Palma. After the first event at PalmaVela, and most recently the One ...

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Hempel Sailing World Championships

Anders Pedersen - photo © Robert Deaves

With just two days to go until the start of the Hempel Sailing World Championships 2018 in Aarhus, Denmark, the Finn fleet is making final preparations and controlling its excitement as the first race day approaches on Thursday. The result of years of preparation and practice will be realised over the next 10 days as nearly 100 Finn sailors from ...

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Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

Chutzpah at the CYCA Trophy Series 2013 - photo © Andrea Francolini

Bruce Taylor’s Victorian 40-footer called Chutzpah has been officially declared the IRC overall winner of the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race after a 15-hour wait for the only challenger still on the course to drop out of contention. “They say I look very fetching in Bridesmaid gear; we’ve looked to be in the money so many times, but being ...

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37th Copa del Rey MAPFRE

H.M. King Felipe VI on board "Aifos 500" on day 2 of the 37th Copa del Rey MAPFRE in Palma - photo © María Muiña / Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Reflecting a growing interest and passion for the class in Spain, 14 6-Metres raced today for the first time as a fleet on the Bay of Palma at the 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE. The fleet is split into two divisions – Classic and Modern with seven yachts racing in each division. Hugo Steinbeck and his crew on “Sophie II” ...

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International Contender European Championship

2018 International Contender European Championship © Elena Giolai

Another European Championship at Circolo Vela Arco and this time of a very special class. A single-hander where the helmsman is on trapeze. In Italy it is a fairly well known and loved boat; on the other hand, the Italian helmsmen are among the strongest in the world, considering that Andrea Bonezzi is the holder of seven world titles, even ...

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Gul GP14 World Championship

Sarah Davies and Justin Smith enjoying the choppy conditions on day 2 of the Gul GP14 Worlds at Mount's Bay - photo © Lee Whitehead / www.photolounge.co.uk

The lack of competition during Sunday for Day One of the Gul 2018 GP14 World Championship obviously whetted the appetite for competition as 80 turned out for the quiz which, remarkably, was won by team Chase & Tynemouth. Day 2 (Monday) looked like it was going to involve a battle of wits with the water rather than the quizmaster as we were ...

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