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Cadet World Championship

Cadet World Championship at Bodstedt, Germany - Day 2

Monday dawned full of anticipation. There had been a decent overnight breeze and the forecast was a bit better than the day before. The first race started in 10 knots, maybe 12 in the gusts and immediately team GBR seemed transformed in the Worlds fleet. The Ukrainian lead most of the way round the course but in pursuit, Hazel Whittle ...

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Noakes Gold Coast Yacht Race

Comanche's crew on the rail at the start of the Sydney Gold Coast race © Crosby Lorimer

After the final briefing for the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race we caught up with Stan Honey, navigator on Jim Cooney’s Comanche to discuss the race weather forecast and what Comanche will be up to in the lead-up to this years Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Noakes Sydney Gold Coat Yacht Race – Fleet Start Four supermaxis and a ...

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World Match Racing Tour Match Cup Norway

Tight racing as Robertson eventually beats Mirsky - 2018 WMRT Match Cup Norway - Final Day - photo © Drew Malcolm

With brilliant sun and a southerly wind at times exceeding 20 knots in the gusts, Risør saved its best conditions for the Semi Final and Final stages of Match Cup Norway. New Zealand’s Phil Robertson with his China One Ningbo team dispatched his Semi Final opponent Nicklas Dackhammar 3-0 to line up against his old rival Australian Torvar Mirsky, who ...

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37th Copa del Rey MAPFRE

H.M. King Felipe VI on board Aifos 500 on day 1 of the 37th Copa del Rey MAPFRE in Palma - photo © Nico Martinez / 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

The Bay of Palma offered a subtle challenge to the 127 teams which contested the first day of racing at 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE as conflicting breezes gave the tacticians something more to ponder rather than the usual ‘go left and go fast’ maxim which is often the passport to success on the famous Balearic racing waters. From the ...

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Atlantic Anniversary Regatta

AAR participants are flying the NRV pennant during the big farewell parade - photo © Michael Meyer / AAR

It was a spectacular scene when the legendary luxury ship EUROPA 2 positioned herself in front of the iconic Elbphilharmonie on July 29, 2018. About 30 yachts passed her as part of the farewell parade of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta (AAR). Leading the fleet: Malizia – Yacht Club Monaco with German skipper Boris Herrmann, who was first ship home at ...

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Golden Globe Race

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede on Matmut has been in these waters five times before hoping that his more easterly course will pay the greatest dividends - photo © Christophe Favreau / Matmut / PPL

As the fleet leaders crossed the Equator over the weekend, the computer tracking gives Philippe Péché (FRA) Rustler 36 PRB an 18 mile lead over fellow Frenchman Jean-Luc Van Den Heede with Dutchman Mark Slats trailing in third. But computers track straight courses – in this case from the Cape Verde Islands to the Cape of Good Hope – taking ...

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Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2018

Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Hugh Ellis' Voodoo - photo © Andrea Francolini

Day two of the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race has Jim Cooney’s 100ft Comanche eating up the miles and holding a 10 nautical mile buffer to the nearest challenger, the Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI. Comanche’s ETA at the finish line off Main Beach is between 3am and 9am Monday morning, July 30, 2018. At 1420hrs Cooney advised: “We ...

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Clipper 2017-18 Race

Clipper 2017-18 Race - Ist place © Kathryn Foulkes

History has been made in Liverpool on Saturday as Australian sailor, Wendy Tuck, became the first ever woman to win a round the world yacht race after leading her Sanya Serenity Coast team to clinch overall victory in the Clipper 2017-18 Race. Thousands of people from around the globe flocked to the banks of the River Mersey to watch the ...

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Drheam Cup

Imerys Clean Energy Skipper Phil Sharp - Drheam Cup - photo © Phil Sharp Racing

A race of extremes. From light to strong winds the fleet were tested on most sailing angles, their endurance pushed to the limit of exhaustion and their level of patience burnt through a series of frustrating windless zones. What started out as a level playing field for Phil racing a 2013 Manuard Mach2 design, soon changed after rounding Fastnet Rock ...

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World Match Racing Tour Match Cup

2018 WMRT Match Cup Norway - Day 1 - photo © Drew Malcolm

Making its debut on the World Match Racing Tour this week, Risør delivered in spades on the opening day of Match Cup Norway. Qualification for the event’s 12 teams from eight nations was held on the narrow rocky finger of water off Risør in southern Norway. Today’s 12 races were completed in flat water and 6 to 15 knot winds ...

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