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Clipper Round the World Race finish

The homecoming fleet of all participating boats of The Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race. Race 15 is the final race of this edition of the Clipper Race and as all ten yacht entries complete their circumnavigation in Southampton on Sunday 22 July. - photo © Clipper Race

Race Finish, the day that can seem an age away, after an exhausting watch in the Southern Ocean, or seem to be zooming up far too quickly when there’s just a few races to go. This weekend, the Clipper Race team would be getting ready for the grand finale at Royal Albert Dock in London, but 2020 had other plans, ...

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Ida Lewis Distance Race

Flying Jenny - Ida Lewis Distance Race - photo © Barby MacGowan

The Ida Lewis Distance Race presented by Jeanneau America and scheduled for Saturday, August 15, has a record-breaking 74 entries, indicating how much sailors are itching to compete and embrace any and all event modifications that the Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated. The race, in its 16th year, is hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club and starts off Fort Adams at ...

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Bay of Islands Sailing Week

Day 2, Bay of Islands Sailing Week, January 25, 2018 © Richard Gladwell

Entries are officially open for the 18th CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week regatta, which will take place from 26 to 29 January, 2021. Following the overwhelming success of the last event, at which a record-breaking 139 boats competed, organisers have been inundated with requests to accept entries for the 2021 regatta. This prompted them to issue the Notice of ...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

The boat to beat among the 60 footers will be Benoît de Froidmont's Wally 60 Wallyño, winner of the 2019 IMA Mediterranean Maxi Inshore Challenge. - photo © Studio Borlenghi / IMA

While the 2020 season of maxi yacht racing has been largely wiped out thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first steps back to normality are soon to be taken with the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup set to go ahead in Porto Cervo over 30 August to 4 September. Organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in conjunction with the International ...

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Round the Island Race 2020

Round the Island Race © RTIR

It is with enormous regret that the Island Sailing Club announces the cancellation of the 2020 Round the Island Race. Since first announcing the postponement of the 2020 Race from May to September, the Club has been exploring every avenue with all relevant authorities to keep the 2020 race alive. However, running the race to guarantee Covid-19 compliance to protect ...

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GC32 Racing Tour

Christian Zuerrer's Black Star Sailing has spent much of this summer training in Switzerland. - photo © Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour

While this year’s sailing season has been decimated by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the GC32 Racing Tour is now going to hold a single event for 2020 out of the popular sailing mecca Riva del Garda. Riva del Garda is located in the province of Trentino which suffered only 5% of the number of COVID-19 cases compared to its neighbour ...

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Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta

Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta - IRC One Start © Louay Habib

Magnificent summer conditions blessed the second day (Sunday 9th August) for the Royal Southern Yacht Club August Charity Cup. Close to ten knots of breeze, and tropical sunshine, provided splendid weather for a memorable day of racing. By early afternoon the wind began to fade, but there were big grins all round after a stunning day of action in the ...

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Airlie Beach Race

On and under water with Back in Black - Airlie Beach Race Week, day 3 - photo © Andrea Francolini / ABRW

Sunshine finally poked through the clouds, and competitors aboard the 64 competing boats at the 2020 Airlie Beach Race Week Whitsundays Festival of Sailing did not find the anticipated 15 knots, instead the breeze peaked at 8 knots. Entrants in the Performance Racing division took their turn at windward/leeward course racing, sailing two races of two laps each in 6-8 ...

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Vendée Globe 2020

Celebration during finish arrival of Arnaud Boissieres FRA skipper La Mie Caline 10th of the sailing circumnavigation solo race Vendee Globe in Les Sables d Olonne France on February 17th 2017 © Olivier Blanchet /DPPI /Vendee Globe

Vendée Globe 2020: Meet Arnaud Boissières – He is aiming to be the first sailor ever to finish four back-to-back Vendée Globe races. He was inspired to take up sailing by a visit to Les Sables d’Olonne to see the start of the first ever race when he was fighting childhood leukaemia. He is one of the real hometown favourites, well ...

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Cannes Yachting Festival

Cannes Yachting Festival © Cannes Yachting Festival

Traditionally the first show on the nautical calendar and Europe’s leading in-water boat show, in this year unlike any other, the 2020 Yachting Festival will also be the first event on an international scale to reopen in the post-lockdown period. This new year remains true to the show’s DNA with almost 400 boats presented ranging from 3 to 43 metres, ...

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