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Bruny Island Yacht Race

Off-Piste has been successful in ocean races, including winning the Launceston to Hobart. © Peter Campbell

In the pitch darkness of the early hours of this morning, Paul Einoder’s small yacht Off-Piste swept across the River Derwent finish line of the 89-nautical mile Bruny Island Yacht Race, 14th and last in fleet. Some hours later, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania declared the Beneteau Oceanis 34 the winner of both the AMS and PHS categories of ...

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Miami Star Winter Series

2018 Star Mid-Winter Series © Kathleen Tocke

More perfect sailing conditions were on deck for the Star Sailors here in Miami… 12 knots from the south-east all day, with some shifts, some not so subtle. In the first race, Josh and I had good start up near the Committee boat (right side). We took a short tack to the right, got headed, tacked back to starboard, crosses ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 to Auckland, day 4 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. Liz Wardley and Bianca Cook rigging up some new sheets. 10 February. - photo © James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race

Saturday sees the Volvo Ocean Race fleet continuing the perverse scenario of sailing away from the finish line in New Zealand. While the fleet is split in two, reflecting differing tactical choices, all six boats have pushed well to the north, with the finish line in Auckland far to the south. The reasoning behind the northerly routing is weather based, ...

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Race for Water

Race for Water Odyssey 2017-2021 © Peter Charaf

Race for Water approaching the Panama Canal before linking up with Panama City The Panama Canal, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Having set sail from Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe on 28 January 2018, Race for Water, the catamaran powered by a mixture of different energies – wind, sunshine and hydrogen – is making for Panama and the gateway to the ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race


Following the recent equator crossing ceremonies, the North Easterly trade winds that the teams have been wishing for have finally kicked in for the fleet leaders on Day 11 of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race. The top three remain unchanged from yesterday but it is close at the top with just two nautical miles (nm) separating the race ...

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Superfoiler Grand Prix 2018


Dangerous winds set up high stakes Sunday session in Geelong Euroflex’s Geelong regatta margin is under threat after the second day of racing in Victoria was cancelled after hailstones and dangerous winds blanketed Corio Bay. With double points on the line for Sunday’s racing Pavement, iD Intranet and this leg’s surprise packet Record Point can all leapfrog Eurfolex into the ...

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18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series

UK 18ft Skiff Solent Grand Prix Series © Phil Jackson / Harbour View Photography

This year will see something a little different from the UK 18ft Skiff fleet as they launch the Solent Grand Prix Series. In an exciting change of pace for the 2018 season, the UK fleet will be running all their racing on the Solent, launching from Calshot Activity Centre. They will be running a series of Grand Prix events over ...

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Sir Richard Matthews' Oystercatcher XXX1 at the 2017 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - photo © Laurens Morel / www.saltycolours.com

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has been a Caribbean favorite for almost four decades, and this year’s 38th edition, scheduled for March 1-4, will prove no exception to the rule. Already, 75 boats representing 22 countries have registered to race in the island of St. Maarten’s first major event since Hurricane Irma passed through in September. With three weeks to ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 to Auckland, day 02 on board Brunel. Upwind in 35 knts along Taiwan. 08 February. © Yann Riou / Volvo Ocean Race

Early numbers from Race Control suggest that the northern gamble isn’t paying off for team AkzoNobel and Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag on Day 3 of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Hong Kong to Auckland. The two boats tacked immediately after passing the southern tip of Taiwan to split the fleet, and at the 1300 UTC position report, they ...

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Superyacht Challenge Antigua Final day

The 172ft Hoek ketch Elfje - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

The Caribbean superyacht season kicked off in fine style with the 2018 Superyacht Challenge Antigua. Now its eighth year, the Superyacht Challenge Antigua is free from commercial endorsements, and has one clear objective; to provide all the facilities to stage an ideal event for an exclusive selection of yachts, where fair racing and good companionship are valued above all else. ...

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