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GC32 Oman Cup – video

Alinghi leads at the all-important first reaching mark - GC32 Oman Cup day 3 © Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour

Due to ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and following recommendations from Oman’s Ministry of Health, the opening event of the 2020 GC32 Racing Tour in Muscat has been cancelled. On 7 March 2020, Oman’s Ministry of Health released a directive, calling for all international events and conferences within the Sultanate to be suspended or postponed until ...

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Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2020

2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua - Day 1 - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

The opening day of action for the 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua featured exciting racing for the magnificent fleet off the South Coast of Antigua. WinWin sailed by Kim Schindelhauer, and skippered by Ryan Taylor, took first blood in the Corsairs Class. Missy skippered by Matt McKeon performed in the Privateers Class. Firebird skippered by James McDonald took a blazing win in ...

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New York-Vendée-Les Sables d’Olonne Transatlantic Race 2020

New York-Vendée-Les Sables d'Olonne © Thierry Martinez / Ocean Masters

On the official closing date for registering, the list of entrants for the final solo transatlantic race before the round the world race is certainly very attractive. 27 sailors make up the list of competitors for the second edition of this race between the United States and Vendée. The line-up is twice the size of four years ago and the ...

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SSANZ Round North Island

Gale Force - Leg 4 of the Evolution Sails Round North Island Race 2020 - photo © SSANZ

The fourth and final leg of the Evolution Sails Round North Island Race started in Napier on Friday (6.3) with a 367NM final stretch home around East Cape and north to Auckland. While this leg started as a beat, the fleet finally got what they had been longing for with extended reaching and downwind conditions ensuring some fast and fun ...

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J Class season in Antigua

Five J Class have expressed their interest to race in the 10th anniversary edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua. © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

The J Class musters the strongest racing fleet since the heady days of its landmark 2017 season as four yachts, Lionheart, Topaz, Svea and Velsheda are set to compete at the Superyacht Challenge Antigua. But while it may be a welcome return to class racing at the high octane, cut and thrust competition which characterised the memorable season which encompassed ...

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Wooden Boat Festival

Congratulations to MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2019 for taking Gold in Major Festivals and Events Category! © Australian Tourism Awards

The MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival took out gold at the national Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Canberra last night for Major Festivals and Events. Festival General Manager Paul Stephanus said the festival had taken on “titans” of the Australian tourism industry – and thanked the 400-strong volunteers for its success. “The festival was up against the likes of ...

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ORCV’s 48th King Island Race

Maverick will be one of Oskana's rivals - ORCV Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race © ORCV

Sailing Maverick double-handed, Rod Smallman and Tom Vaughan have cleaned up in the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s 48th Melbourne to King Island Yacht Race, taking out IRC, PHS and Double-Handed divisions and capping off with a second in AMS in the 114 nautical mile race to Grassy in Tasmania. Double-handed racing is fast becoming à la mode in Australia, ...

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The Clipper Race Leg 6 ~ Race 9

The Clipper Race Leg 6 - Race 9, Day 1 - photo © Clipper Race

Race 9: The WTC Logistics Tri-Race commenced yesterday following the first Clipper Race Le Mans start to be initiated in the dark at 1900 LT. The teams embarked on the triangular 750nm course which consists of three Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprints, of which the teams can elect to compete in two. Seven teams declared their intent to compete in ...

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Collinson FX

Waitangi - 2020 Mahurangi Regatta - Mahurangi Cruising Club - January 25, 2020 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

Collinson FX: March 11, 2020 – Oil price triggers market crash Market volatility continues, driven by uncertainty and the coronavirus infecting people and psychologies. Global equities rebounded strongly after the apocalypse of Mondays trade. The ‘Oil Bomb’ exploded in markets and in combination with the coronavirus, was able to cause pandemonium. Global equities collapsed, as did the Dollar, commodity prices ...

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America’s Cup

Luna Rossa training in Cagliari © Carlo Borlenghi

The latest update from the Challenger of Record organisation, who are solely responsible for the organisation of the ACWS event in Cagliari have issued the following statement. “The Challenger of Record 36 (COR 36) organisation is closely monitoring the developments regarding the Corona Virus outbreak and any potential impact on the America’s Cup World Series Sardegna – Cagliari regatta scheduled ...

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