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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Vixen 1 launches - SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, day 4 © Andrea Francolini / SMIRW

Racing Townsville Yacht Club’s (TYC) SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW) got under way late today as race officials waited for the light south-easterly wind to fill in, and when it arrived shortly before 12.30pm it was a magic day’s sail, the breeze peaking at 14 knots, but averaging 8-10 knots. While the heavier boats would love to see more ...

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GC32 Racing Tour finale 2019

Oman Air currently sits at the top of 2019 GC32 Racing Tour leaderboard after winning in Villasimius and at Copa del Rey MAPFRE. - photo © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour

Muscat will be the perfect setting for 2019 GC32 Racing Tour finale Oman is to host the final and deciding event of the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour, especially with the Oman Air team well placed to secure the overall Tour title on home waters. Muscat will extend a warm welcome to the fleet of high-performance foiling catamarans as they race ...

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Clipper Race 2019-20

Clipper Race team, Punta del Este, passes through Tower Bridge London - photo © Jason Bye - www.jasonbye.com

Tower Bridge lifts for the Clipper 2019-20 Race departure The sun shone on the thousands of supporters who lined the banks of St. Katharine Docks and the River Thames to witness the Clipper 2019-20 Race departure. Tower Bridge was lifted to mark the occasion and the eleven strong fleet paraded up the Thames to rapturous applause. Clipper 2019-20 Race – ...

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30th Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

The Maxi 72s, including the very latest example Hap Fauth's Bella Mente, are this year competing in the Mini Maxi Racer 1 class at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

47 of the world’s largest race boats (plus another six not racing) are gathered in Porto Cervo primed for tomorrow’s start of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. This year’s event marks the 30th edition of this most famous of maxi yacht events, organised between the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the International Maxi Association, the World Sailing-recognised body that represents ...

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Rolex TP52 World Championship ~ Overall

Final day - Rolex TP52 World Championship on Bay of Palma - photo © Nico Martinez / 52 Super Series

Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon team won the Rolex TP52 World Championship title on the Bay of Palma today, but the German-flagged team, led by the Hamburg-based owner-driver did not make it easy for themselves as they had to contend with two additional penalty points that they were given for twice making contact with rival boats as well as two penalties for ...

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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Wine Dark Sea sailed to a five minute win on day 1 of SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2019 - photo © Andrea Francolini

A number of newcomers joined the multitude of repeat offenders for the opening day of Townsville Yacht Club’s (TYC) SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW), and although competitors waited for over an hour for the breeze to fill in, when it did, competitors agreed it was a superb afternoon of racing. PRO Denis Thompson kept competitors updated and sure enough, ...

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Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships

Claudia Rossi's Petite Terrible ITA - photo © Zerogradinord

On Monday 2nd September, racing will start at the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships, hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. This will be the sixth edition of the J/70 World Championship and the first to take place in UK. Five days of windward-leeward racing are scheduled with up to 14 races in the stunning yet tricky sailing grounds ...

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Lake Garda ~ M32 World Championship 2019

Jennifer Wilson's Convergence had an outstanding day but overall is nine points behind her brother in third place. - photo © Drew Malcolm

With clouds over some mountains but not others and a stillness in the air early on, there was much uncertainty over what the wind would do on day two of the M32 World Championship, hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva on Lake Garda. In fact the call to wait for the local afternoon southerly proved correct and the 12-strong international fleet ...

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Cup Village America’s Cup~AC50

Emirates Team New Zealand's America's Cup winner put on permanent display in the America's Cup Village © Richard Gladwell

Emirates Team New Zealand have put their champion AC50 on the exterior wall of their base in the America’s Cup Village in Auckland. The AC50 is one of the few left in existence, after several were taken for the Oracle Racing back SailGP circuit and converted to one design Foiling 50’s. The AC50 is the latest addition to the building ...

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Fireball World Championship

Fireball World Championship at Pointe Claire YC ©Urs Haerdi

After a short delay, race day number 3 of the 2019 Fireball World Championship got under way. A new wind direction and new challenges tested the crews with the same sunny skies and warm water. Large shifts were the order of the day with an unstable 6-12knts, not dissimilar to the UK nationals at Torbay. To this end Dobbo and ...

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