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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild back in home port

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild © Yann Riou / Polaryse / Gitana SA

At the end of last week, just a matter of hours was all it took for the Gitana Team to go from the satisfaction of a record time for its descent of the Atlantic aboard its flying maxi-trimaran to the great disappointment of discovering damage on its rudder, which definitively put an end to its Jules Verne Trophy record attempt. ...

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44Cup 2021

Peninsula Petroleum in 44Cup - photo © Martinez Studio / RC44 Class

After a rollercoaster year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 44Cup is ready to launch into 2021 with two new venues and a full fleet of nine boats. The 44Cup will debut in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, UK, over the 11 to 15 August for event three of the 2021 season followed by the Italian resort of Marina ...

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Ocean Race Europe entries open

Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team - photo © Marc Bow / Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team

The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team has become the first team to enter The Ocean Race Europe, following the opening of the entry period. The inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe is scheduled to take place in late spring this year and is open to VO65 and IMOCA 60 teams. The event will feature racing from the Atlantic coast of ...

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Best race of the PRADA Cup

PRADA Cup Round Robin 3 - INEOS TEAM UK vs Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli - photo © COR36 / Studio Borlenghi

For those who got up early in the UK to watch the match-up between INEOS TEAM UK and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, it was nail-biting and agonising, with the anticipation only built by the repeated delays. On the shifty Course C, Race Officer Iain Murray was forced to reset the race track multiple times and then Ben Ainslie called for ...

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Bayview Mackinac Race

Racecourse action at the start of the 2019 Bayview Mackinac Race © Images courtesy of Martin Chumiecki/Element Photography

With the New Year, I am pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2021 Bayview Mackinac Race. Please visit www.bycmack.com for more information and to begin your registration. We are all painfully aware that 2020 was perhaps the most unusual year any of us has experienced, yet Bayview Yacht Club still managed to conduct the Mackinac Race in fine fashion, ...

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Prada Cup

INEOS Team UK and Luna Rossa - Round Robin 2 - Hauraki Gulf - January 17, 2021- Prada Cup - 36th America's Cup © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

For Day 4 of the Prada Cup, racing will revert to the expanded Course C area. As explained earlier on Sail-World, the change of course area comes following a review by teams and event management who feel that on Course A there is the potential for rough water (not from the direction of the breeze) which is safety issue for ...

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49th BVI Spring Regatta

49th BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - 30 March - 5 April 2020 © Alastair Abrehart

Sailing in the beautiful warm waters of the British Virgin Islands as part of the 49th BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival (BVISR) is now possible in accordance with BVI Government protocols currently in place. Entry and travel details are listed on the BVI Gateway site. The BVISR is scheduled to take place on March 29- April 4, 2021, starting with the Sailing ...

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West Marine US Open Sailing 2021

2021 West Marine US Open Sailing ‚Äď Miami ¬© US Sailing Team / Allison Chenard

Biscayne Bay was gifted with a late afternoon breeze and four fleets got in some nice racing on day one of racing at 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing – Miami. The Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX, and Mixed 470 fleets were fortunate to get in racing on a light wind day. The IQ Foil and Open Windsurf Foil fleets will ...

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Vendée Globe Day 74

by Vendée Globe

The race at the front of the Vend√©e Globe is electrifying. None of the eight previous editions has ever witnessed a race finish as open and intense. Right now the leading skippers are trying to get their heads around a do-or-die sprint to the finish line in Les Sables d’Olonne which has now less than one week to run. Even ...

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Top-speed Maxi Edmond de Rothschild Jules Verne Trophy record attempt

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - Jules Verne Trophy record attempt ©Yann Riou / Polaryse / Gitana SAMaxi Edmond de Rothschild - Jules Verne Trophy record attempt © Yann Riou / Polaryse / Gitana SAMaxi Edmond de Rothschild - Jules Verne Trophy record attempt ©Yann Riou / Polaryse / Gitana SA previous

For the past 24 hours, since they made a perfectly controlled turn to the east offshore of Brazil, the men of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild have clearly been lengthening their stride. Constantly making over 30 knots, often stretching to close to 35-40 knots, the six sailors are ticking off the miles at very high speed, increasing their lead over ...

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