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70th Bermuda Gold Cup

70th Bermuda Gold Cup and 2020 Open Match Racing Worlds final day ©Charles Anderson / RBYC

If today’s late-afternoon form holds through to tomorrow morning, Ian Williams’s Team GAC Pindar will square off against Taylor Canfield’s Team Stars+Stripes for the championships of the 70th Bermuda Gold Cup and 2020 Open Match Racing World Championship. Williams’s and Canfield’s crews lead their semifinal series, 2-0, against Jeppe Borch’s Borch Racing Team and Phil Robertson’s China One Ningbo crew, ...

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The Ocean Race

11th Hour Racing Team crossing the North Atlantic. - photo © Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing

The Ocean Race, the world’s toughest, fully-crewed around the world sailing race, has enthralled and inspired a global audience since 1973. At the same time it has provided new perspectives on the ocean that covers more than 70% of our blue planet, bringing some of the most remote corners of the Earth up close and personal for viewers around the ...

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BRITANNIA takes flight on her foils in Auckland © C Gregory

INEOS TEAM UK pushing to the leading edge of design with Mercedes F1 Applied Science The 36th America’s Cup is just around the corner and INEOS TEAM UK have recently launched their AC75 race boat ‘BRITANNIA’ in the host city of Auckland, with the design raising plenty of talking points on the dock and online. One eye catching element was ...

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Youth Foiling World Cup

RHKYC Team Agiplast on the 69F at the Persico69F Revolution Cup © Studio Borlenghi

Things are hotting up in Hong Kong and for the right reasons! With only five days to go to the entry deadline we have a strong cadre of teams signed up to participate in this groundbreaking event. And not just any teams! The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Defender of the America’s Cup, Young Azzura from Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, ...

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BRITANNIA in Auckland

BRITANNIA takes flight in Auckland Harbour - photo © C Gregory

On Friday 23rd October, BRITANNIA, INEOS TEAM UK’s new race boat for the 36th America’s Cup, took flight on her first sail out of the Waitemata Harbour. After a full on week for the systems and shore team completing the final fit out, the British team was met by a 165 strong fleet of racing boats about to start New ...

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41st Rolex Middle Sea Race

Elusive 2 wins the 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

At 15:00 CEST on Thursday, 22 October, 2020, the winner of the 41st edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race was announced as the Maltese First 45 Elusive 2, skippered by Aaron, Christoph and Maya Podesta. None of the remaining yachts at sea are able to better their corrected time. Elusive 2 becomes the first boat to win back to ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2020

Rolex Middle Sea Race - Mana, Sail No: GBR05, Model: MOD70MASERATI MULTI 70, Sail No: ITA55, Model: MULTI 70 - photo © Kurt Arrigo

The 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race is virtually done and dusted. Only one boat is left at sea, her crew clearly set on completing the course despite the likelihood that they will finish outside the race time limit. Kudos is due to Luigi Paolotti and the team of the Dufour 405 Tattoo (ITA) for their fortitude and perseverance. Otherwise, with ...

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Coastal Classic

The light airs upwind forecast will mean the majority of the fleet will be expected to finish well after midnight. © Suellen Hurling

2020 has been the year of uphill battles, and the PIC Coastal Classic yacht race which started on Friday will see no different. From 9:30am, 165 sailboats will quite literally begin an uphill battle from Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour to Russell in the Bay of Islands, sailing against the wind into light winds from the north. With the wind strength on ...

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Vendée Globe – Isabelle Joschke

Isabelle Joschke, skipper MACSF - photo © Thierry Martinez / www.thmartinez.com

My background Date of birth: 27th January 1977 Place of birth: Munich (Germany) Lives in: Lorient Studies and career path: I read literature, studying Arts for two years and then continuing with a master’s in Arts. I then got my official papers to be a skipper and trainer, which allowed me to become a professional skipper and sailing instructor. Your first experience of ...

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11th Hour Racing’s new IMOCA 60

Rob Greenhalgh - 11th Hour Racing Team member - photo © Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing Team

While the next edition of The Ocean Race (nee The Volvo Ocean Race) isn’t slated to begin until October of 2022, some teams that will be racing aboard IMOCA 60s are already deep into the design and build process of their new steeds. 11th Hour Racing Team falls into this camp. The team is being led by CEO Mark Towill, ...

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