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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

The crew aboard the local Whitsunday charter yacht, Hammer of Queensland, took top honours in the “Best Presented crew” category of the Prix d’Elegance at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016. © Andrea Francolini http://www.afrancolini.com/

Smart thinking and creative genius can win two special prizes at AHIRW Two of the 200-plus crews sailing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week this month can claim a spectacular prize without winning a race. All they need do is apply their smartest creative thinking to theming their yacht then be judged the best participants in one of the two ...

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CQS wins Queen’s Cup

CQS wins the Queen's Cup John Roberson ©

Ludde Ingvall’s CQS picked up the prestigious Queen’s Cup at the end of the Triple Crown series in Lendy Cowes Week. The 120 year old gold trophy was presented by the Royal Southampton Yacht Club, for the maxi racer class in the event. The skipper was thrilled to receive the trophy at the Royal Yacht Squadron, “We’ve been coming here ...

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International WASZP

Day 3 – Glen Sowry, NZL – International WASZP Games © Martina Orsini

Day three of the International WASZP Games run by Univela Sailing Club at Campione, was blessed by perfect sailing conditions as the afternoon Ora filled in bang on time at around 1400 hrs. In the morning the WASZP Games team trialled some new formats of racing with a short Slalom Course and some Drag Racing using reaching legs. As the ...

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WMRT Match Cup

4th August 2017 - WMRT Match Cup Russia, St Petersburg, Russia © Ian Roman

Russians say you need some luck on the Neva River, and not just when sailing cats. But even with the vagaries of format, wind and currents, the cream rose to the top today as the SUPER 16 became eight in the WMRT Match Cup Russia in St. Petersburg. The sailors shared star billing with their M32 catamarans. “It’s great to ...

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Clipper Race and Volvo Ocean Race

Clipper Race and Volvo Ocean Race fleets Clipper Ventures

Clipper Race and Volvo Ocean Race fleets take over Portsmouth Harbour The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and the Volvo Ocean Race, found themselves as neighbours for the first time this week berthed in Gosport, UK at exciting milestones in their event countdowns. The Clipper Race, the only event on the planet which trains non-professionals to become ocean racers, ...

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36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

High concentration on Mamma Aiuto! at Copa del Rey MAPFRE © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

Patience waiting for the sea breeze paid off today, enabling four races to be held on the GC32 Racing Tour’s second day at 36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE. It was also a day when the teams prevailing had owner-drivers. After their miserable start yesterday, GC32 Villasimius Cup winner Jason Carroll charged on to the Bay of Palma stage a reformed ...

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47th Rolex Fastnet Race

Passing Hurst Castle in the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race © Daniel Forster http://www.DanielForster.com

It’s been 46 years since the 73-footer Kialoa II took line honours in the 1971 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and when the boat lines up for the Rolex Fastnet Race off Cowes in the UK this Sunday, its racing revival will be complete. Brothers Patrick (AUS) and Keith Broughton (UK) purchased the aluminium warhorse, the second in Jim Kilroy’s series ...

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2nd August 2017 - WMRT Match Cup Russia, St Petersburg, Russia. © Ian Roman

Pieter-Jan Postma, possibly the most laidback speed demon in the world, proved two things at the WMRT Match Cup Russia at St. Petersburg Yacht Club today; firstly, that even in his debut year on the World Match Racing Tour he is a greater force to be reckoned with each event, and secondly that Phil Robertson’s conveyor belt of victories should ...

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Lendy Cowes Week

CQS in action – Lendy Cowes Week John Roberson ©

“That’s a gorgeous looking boat”, was the comment as Ludde Ingvall and his team on CQS blasted across the finishing line off the fabled Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes on England’s Isle of Wight. It is pretty hard to impress the regular crowd at Lendy Cowes Week, one of the most famous sailing regattas in the world, but CQS was ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Oman Sail Class 40 duo – Les Sables-Horta-Les Sables Race © Vincent Curutchet

Stronger, faster and more experienced, Oman Sail’s Class 40 campaign team are gearing up for their next challenge, the Rolex Fastnet Race which starts in The Solent on England’s south coast on Sunday (August 6). The classic 650-mile ocean race has attracted a record entry of 390 boats this year, ranging from 100-foot-plus supermaxi racing yachts to VO65 one-designs tuning ...

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