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RORC Easter Challenge

Jubilee, the straight bullet winner in IRC Zero - photo © Paul Wyeth / RORC

At 0900 when the decision was announced, PRO Stuart Childerley explained: “Currently we have less than five knots on the Solent and we have a lot of flood tide for the next hour and a half which will be very hard for the boats to make over the ground in that wind strength. “Then as the tide improves for a ...

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North Sea Regatta 2018

North Sea Regatta Week 2017 © Jasper van Staveren

This year the annual sailing event “North Sea Regatta” (NSR) will take place again. Starting with the well-known Vuurschepenrace, from Scheveningen to Harwich, and the RORC North Sea Race, back to Scheveningen. Followed by the North Sea Regatta inshore races, off the coast of Scheveningen. The Vuurschepenrace starts this year on Tuesday evening, May 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM. The ...

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Maxi Class at Les Voiles de Saint Barth

Les Voiles de Saint Barth © Christophe Jouany

Les Voiles de Saint-Barth is a mainstay of the Caribbean racing circuit. Indeed, the event has been selected by the IMA (International Maxi Association) to form part of its programme, which comprises 10 of the world’s top races including Porto Cervo, the RORC Caribbean 600, the Copa del Rey as well as the Fastnet Race. Featuring a highly international line-up ...

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Phaedo^2 D35 Trophy

Lloyd Thornburg launched D35 © Rachel Fallon-Langdon / Team Phaedo

Lloyd Thornburg has launched his D35 for the season with a stellar crew Today Lloyd Thornburg launched his D35 on Lake Geneva after a re-fit in the Decision boatyard. Phaedo^2 splashed with a new colour scheme of black, gold and green and a lot of new rigging. For this years D35 Trophy circuit Lloyd has chosen a stellar five crew ...

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Monaco Swan One Design & Yacht Club de Monaco

2018 Monaco Swan One Design - Day 3 - photo © Nautor's Swan

As much of the world prepared itself for the long Easter Weekend, the Monaco Swan One Design fleet got down to business once again. And, if variety is the spice of life, the crews’ taste-buds are being treated this week given the varied conditions. Duking it out in front of the Monegasque principality, today’s class acts across the two races ...

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BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival

Spectacular racing at the BVI Spring Regatta resumes on Saturday 31st March, Day 2 - photo © Alastair Abrehart

A brilliant day on the water made for thrilling starts in the CSA Racing division and close sailing for the top three finishers in all divisions. “It was really a terrific day,” Dave Brennan, Principal Race Officer for the Racing Division, said. “We worked in a lot of windward leewards, and sailing around the rocks for some reaching, so a ...

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Rolex China Sea Race

Mandrake III - Rolex China Sea Race 2018 - photo © RHKYC / Guy Nowell

With half of the fleet finished and the other half of the fleet succumbing to light breeze off of Subic Bay, the Rolex China Sea Race leaders have been decided. For long time Rolex China Sea Race entry Fred Kinmonth and Nick Burns’ GTS 43 Mandrake III, persistence has paid off taking the Overall Rolex China Sea Race win! “I ...

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La Drheam Cup

Race start, last edition 2016 - photo © Thierry Martinez / Drheam Cup

With just over four months to go before the second edition of La Drheam Cup-Destination Cotentin (21-29 July) and with the Notice of race published, the fleet is growing: already over 60 boats entered, a 40% increase compared to the previous edition. The Class40 fleet is currently the largest, with 20 boats entered, heralding a fascinating race between La Trinité-sur-Mer ...

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A-Class Australian Championship

North Sails new Decksweeper 2 Mainsail for the A-Class © North Sails

North Sails introduces new Decksweeper 2 mainsail for the A-Class North Sails has continued their partnership with America’s Cup sailor and foiling superstar Glenn Ashby to create a new state of the art sail for the A-Class Catamaran, the Decksweeper 2. After his recent victory in the A-Class Australian Championship using the original Decksweeper mainsail, Glenn worked with North Sails ...

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Bacardi Moth World Championship

Bacardi Moth Worlds in Bermuda day 4 postponed due to light winds © John Singleton

Day 4 racing at the 2018 Bacardi Moth World Championship Bermuda has been postponed due to light winds. A high-pressure system has replaced the low that buffeted the island earlier in the week. While it has brought sunshine and warm temperatures, it has also strangled the wind. “We haven’t had an average of more than 5 knots so far today ...

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