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Airlie Beach Race Week 2019

The scenery and the sailing take your breath away - 2018 Airlie Beach Race Week - photo © Andrea Francolini

Entries have opened for Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing 2019, and Ray ‘Hollywood’ Roberts was the first to take advantage, putting his name to paper for the Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) hosted Festival of Sailing to be held from 8-15 August. Roberts is bringing his Botin 40, Team Hollywood, to take part in IRC Passage Division 2. He ...

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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta

2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta © Paul Todd / Outside Images

The Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta series returns to San Diego March 15 to 17. San Diego Yacht Club and Coronado Yacht Club will host the 21st edition of the NOOD regatta. More than 100 racing teams will compete on courses on South San Diego Bay and offshore of Point Loma and Coronado. The editors of Sailing World ...

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U.S. Melges 24 Class National Ranking Series

2018 Sperry Charleston Race Week - Day 1 © Andew Sims

The U.S. Melges 24 Class Association (USM24CA) is proud to announce the long-awaited and much-anticipated National Ranking Series for 2019. The eight-part Series spans the North American continent featuring a wide variety of racing opportunities, from multi-class events to dedicated Melges 24 regattas. At least one regatta from every U.S. Melges 24 Class district is included on the ranking to give all teams, traveling or otherwise, ...

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Golden Globe Race

Uku Randmaa - back up to speed after a week of frustrating calms - Golden Globe Race, Day 218 © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR

Third placed Estonian sailor Uku Randmaa has had the wind gods wih him this past week, and after chalking up a number of 130+ mile days, is now within 600 miles of the finish and due back in Les Sables d’Olonne around Mid-day next Saturday. If you plan to attend his welcome home after 251 days of solitary sailing around ...

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39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Day 4 - photo © Laurens Morel / www.saltycolours.com

It’s been four days of awesome sailing, leaving competitors with unforgettable memories of sparkling azure blue seas, sandy white beaches and windswept ragged rocks. The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta delivered on its promise of four days of serious sailing, with upwind legs dousing the crews hiking on the rails with warm water from the waves breaking over them. Spectacular champagne ...

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South Island Young 88 Championship 2019

2019 South Island Young 88 Championship - photo © Craig Edwards

The final day of racing in the Bayleys South Island Young 88 South Island Champs saw an epic tussle between Craig Edwards’ team on Flying Machine and defending Champion Harry Thurston on One Way. A win and two seconds on the final day was enough to secure the win for Flying Machine’s “Team Machine” who reclaim the trophy they lost ...

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Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series

Serious Yahoo won the opening race - Port Phillip Women's Championship Series 2019 - photo © Bruno Cocozza

Races three and four of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series, hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria were held on Port Phillip today and the women sailed two long courses in oscillating winds at both ends of the spectrum on a gusty Melbourne day. With the Shirley Freeman Memorial Sailing postponed early in the series due to high ...

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Esse 850 boat at 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, Day 2 © Laurens Morel

The Esse 850 boat Wanna-B comes from Switzerland, but all her five crew are local St. Maarten sailors. For skipper and owner Jan Van den Eynde, sailing in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is a ritual not to be missed. In fact, he has sailed in this event for the last 38 years! Jan was Commodore of the St. Maarten ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2019

2018 Hamilton Island Race Week - Whitsunday wonderland - photo © Kurt Arrigo

The Notice of Race has been posted and entries are open for the 36th edition of Australia’s largest and most spectacular offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week. The much-acclaimed series, which high profile world championship winning sailors like Karl Kwok and Gavin Brady have declared to be the best in the world, will be staged from August 17 to 24, ...

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Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Copa del Rey MAPFRE - The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League ©Fabio Taccola / Nautor's Swan

Copa del Rey MAPFRE moving towards excellence for its 38th edition 2019 introduces the new classification system, which will include a classification and Final series for all classes except the GC32. The Notice of Race for the Copa del Rey MAPFRE was published today, Friday 1st March 2019, on the events official web site, by the organising committee of the ...

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