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5.5 Metre European Championship

5.5 World Championship © Robert Deaves

The International 5.5 Metre Class Association and Yacht Club Sanremo are delighted to announce that entry is open for the 2020 European Championship in Sanremo, Italy from 23-29 August. Registration and measurement will take place from Sunday 23 to Monday 24 September, with racing from Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 September. A series of 10 races is scheduled. Traditionally the ...

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Lonely Rock Race 2020

Maiden departs Auckland escorted by the legendary Steinlager 2 - photo © Amalia Infante

Tracy Edwards MBE confirms Maiden entry in the Lonely Rock Race 2020 Since her recent full refit, Maiden has been back on the start line of events such as the Caribbean 600 to raise funds for The Maiden Factor Foundation, but due to COVID the world tour has unfortunately been put on hold and ‘Maiden’ was shipped back to Southampton. ...

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International Melges 24

2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Torbole - photo © Zerogradinord / IM24CA

While the Covid-19 emergency seems to be heading towards a natural solution, the International Melges 24 Class Association is preparing to return where it has written the most exciting pages of its history: the race courses. Taking note of the improvement in the overall health situation underlined, albeit with due caution, by the Governments of the European Union, the management of the ...

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Governor’s Cup 2020 cancellation

Governors-Cup-2020©-Mary-Longpre.jpg

Balboa Yacht Club today regretfully announced the cancellation of the Governor’s Cup Youth International Match Race Championship that had been scheduled for July 20-25. The Governor’s Cup is the oldest youth match racing event in the world, only two years younger than the renown Congressional Cup which last week cancelled its 56th running. “We will be back next year to ...

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Virtual Groupama Race

Virtual Race graphic © New Caledonia Groupama Race Media

Tame the tradewinds and overcome the pitfalls of a tough offshore race around the largest UNESCO recognised lagoon in the world as planned – almost. The virtual start of the seventh edition of the New Caledonia Groupama Race will take place on June 21, 2020 and as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands will be on the start line ...

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Billy Brannan rescue

Billy Brannan sailing his Vancouver 34 yacht Helena © Rachelle Turk

Interview by Emma Bullimore, BBS Sounds 06/06/20, with Billy Brannan, single-handed sailor whose yacht Helena was dismasted 500 miles short of home. Billy Brannan was solo sailing his Vancouver 34 yacht Helena back to the United Kingdom from Marigot Bay in the Caribbean when Helena was rolled and dismasted in storm force conditions and heavy seas 500 nautical miles South ...

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LIFE ON BOARD – Clipper Race

Clipper Race

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the only event of its type. Anyone, even if they have never stepped on a boat before, can join the adventure. A Clipper 70 is not a place for the faint hearted or work-shy. There are many roles to play on deck. Your race team will be trained to be a self-sufficient ...

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Vector 50 M/Y EIV present shipyard Rossinavi

Rossinavi Vector 50 motor yacht EIV © Michele Chiroli

Italian shipyard Rossinavi has presented with a private ceremony in their facility of Viareggio EIV, a tailor-made superyacht commissioned by a private American owner which signals a major development for the yard. Previously known as Project Vector 50, EIV is a trideck luxury performance vessel entirely designed with the shipyard’s American client in mind. It is a fusion of Rossinavi’s ...

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PRIVILÈGE 510 SIGNATURE “D-LIGHT”

Privilège Signature 510

PRIVILÈGE INAUGURATES A VERY NEW VERSION – THE PRIVILÈGE 510 SIGNATURE “D-Light” The Privilège 510 Signature “D-Light” embodies technological excellence combining velocity and high-tech comfort. How? Thanks to lighter internal and external equipment. All the rigg, optimised and reviewed with our partners and suppliers, is designed with high performance materials: a carbon mast, carbon boom, Kevlar rigging and bigger membrane ...

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Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy

Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy © Mirpuri Foundation

Final preparations underway for inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy Final preparations are under way for the inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy, the first health-controlled race of this kind in the world. Commencing on June 27, the sustainable two-day regatta will see a large number of sailing boats across three classes take to the Portuguese coast in a race between Cascais ...

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