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Giraglia Rolex Cup 2017

Maxi 72 MOMO on the approach to the Giraglia Rock at sunrise – Giraglia Rolex Cup © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo http://www.regattanews.com

Patience, mental fortitude and an unrelenting desire to surmount the challenges posed by fickle weather conditions defined the racing at the 2017 Giraglia Rolex Cup. A profound respect for tradition, a collective love of sailing and a genuine spirit of sportsmanship the qualities which shone through the event as a whole. Nearly 250 yachts featured in the week’s sailing; 209 ...

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SB20 Tasmania Mid-Winter Regatta

Day 1 – SB20 Tasmania Mid-Winter Regatta © Jane Austin

The depth of talent in Hobart’s SB20 sports boat fleet has been underlined on day one of the class mid-winter championships on the Derwent today. The first three races of the weekend event for the 15-boat fleet produced three different winners and seven difficult placegetters. The racing was in the near perfect sailing conditions, a north-westerly that ranged from five ...

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Harken D-Zero National Championships

2017 Harken D-Zero National Championships - Day 1 © VR Sport Media Ltd

Following the briefing, the fleet launched in the beautiful ‘English Rivera’ sunshine and promising WNW breeze. Race one got underway and the first beat enjoyed reasonable pressure. Wind went left at the top of the beat keeping everyone on their toes. Breeze did ease off a bit by the downwind leg. Interesting to see the angles the sea experts were ...

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Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge and Argentario Sailing Week

Day 1 – Argentario Sailing Week and Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge © Pierpaolo Lanfrancotti / Marine Partners

Perfect racing conditions on day one of Argentario Sailing Week – the second leg of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge Mediterranean Circuit. Sunny skies, the typical “Girasole-Sunflower” thermal breeze building up to 14 knots, shifting to the right in the early afternoon as the fleet of over 45 stunning classic yachts made their way around the course set in the ...

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ARC Europe 2017

ARC Europe World Cruising Club

After cruising the islands of the Azores the ARC Europe fleet divides into two groups. Leg 3A Group are sailing almost due East the 830NM to Lagos on mainland Portugal whilst Leg 3B Group are sailing north east back to ports across the UK and Northern Europe, a leg of approximately 1200NM. Light winds at the start today in Ponta ...

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Red Bull Youth America’s Cup 2017

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup 2017 - Pool A Qualifiers, Day 1 ACEA / Ricardo Pinto http://photo.americascup.com/

Artemis Youth Racing stole the early advantage in the Pool A Qualifiers of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, with the Swedish team finishing the pool’s first day of racing on top of the standings after scoring two first and a third in the day’s three races. With Pool B teams NZL Sailing Team, Land Rover BAR Academy, Spanish Impulse ...

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Figaro Beneteau 3

Figaro Beneteau 3 Beneteau http://www.beneteau.com/

With the Solitaire du Figaro having just kicked off its 48th edition, Sunday 4 June in Bordeaux, the Groupe Bénéteau Racing Division is at work creating the heir to the current Figaro Bénéteau 2, the all new Figaro Bénéteau 3 set to step in as the replacement in 2019. Though it’s still a little early to print the ‘announcement of ...

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FAST40+ 2017 National Championship

FAST40+ 2017 National Championship © Rick Tomlinson http://www.rick-tomlinson.com

The 2017 FAST40+ National Championship will take place during the RORC IRC National Championship, with racing in the Solent over three days. A maximum of eight races are scheduled, including a variety of windward / leeward and round the buoys courses. Peter Morton’s brand new Carkeek MkIV Girls on Film will be racing for first time. In his previous boat, ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Isle of Wight-based Derek Saunders will be celebrating a significant birthday and race anniversary in his Farr 60, Venomous at this year's Rolex Fastnet Race © Tim Wright / Photoaction.com http://www.photoaction.com

While everyone who enters the Rolex Fastnet Race dreams of winning or doing well, the event’s stature as the world’s largest offshore yacht race, means this is often not the only reason for taking part. Around 400 boats will be on the Cowes start line on Sunday 6th August – the largest ever entry in the 92 year history of ...

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Lendy Cowes Week

Lendy Cowes Week 2017 Dymond

With less than seven weeks to go before the opening race of Lendy Cowes Week 2017, overall entries across the board are up 10 per cent on this time last year writes Sue Pelling. Equally encouraging is the fact that international entries are on the rise too with a total of 41 teams already signed up. Although it is a ...

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