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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild returns to Lorient for repairs - photo © E.Stichelbaut / polaRYSE / GITANA S.A

Last Friday, after three days at sea on their first round the world record attempt, the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild opted to turn back after damage resulting from impact with a UFO. Franck Cammas, Charles Caudrelier and their four crew managed to make it back to their port of registry in Lorient Wednesday evening. A few hours ...

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Cabbage Tree Island Race

InfoTrack will be hoping for heavy, blast reaching conditions to defeat her nimbler rival Black Jack © ROLEX / Studio Borlenghi

Cabbage Tree Island Race to showcase Rolex Sydney Hobart talent This Friday 4 December marks Race 4 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore, the Cabbage Tree Island Race. When the 51 crews line up on the Sydney Harbour start line, almost all of them will be sizing up their competition for the ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart

Black Jack blasting south after the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race start © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

Black Jack returns from a spell in Europe for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Ever wonder how much work goes into preparing a yacht for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – never mind a big boat that has just returned from Europe amid the COVID-19 pandemic? Peter Harburg had not planned on Black Jack’s return ...

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Extreme Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship

Div 2 ORCi and PHS winner - Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship 2020 - photo © Marg Fraser-Martin

Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC) coincided with Sydney’s record-breaking hot weather weekend, 28 crews enduring 40 knot gusts for race two and brutal temperatures in the low 40s both days of the longstanding annual series. A gale warning moved racing inshore on the Sunday, Race Officer Denis Thompson designing special courses to suit a second ...

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MC38 Season 2020

Dark Star finished a close 2nd in Act 6 - photo © Tilly Lock Media

Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s Lazy Dog team closed out the 2020 MC38 calendar with a third series triumph, giving Shaun Lane and Quentin Stewart’s crew the overall season trophy from six acts. “We were pretty consistent; not too many boat handling errors,” Lane said. It was tricky finding a course area on day two, the RPAYC race committee headed up ...

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Vendée Globe & Alex Thomson

British yachtsman Alex Thomson, skipper of 'HugoBoss' leaves Gosport for the start of the Vendée Globe © Mark Lloyd / www.lloydimages.com

After incurring damage to the starboard rudder of his boat, British sailor Alex Thomson has ceased racing in the Vendée Globe and is now sailing his boat towards Cape Town. Thomson last night disconnected the starboard rudder and has since been sailing the yacht with just one rudder. After assessing the situation today, the skipper and his team have decided ...

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WA IRC State Championships 2020-21

Indian - 2020-21 WA IRC State Championships - photo © Lindsay Preece / Ironbark Photos

The 2020-21 WA IRC State Championships for Ocean Racing WA will be hosted by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club this weekend. An excellent line up of nineteen teams are preparing to contest four around the buoys races and two longer passage races to make up the IRC Series with twenty six yachts part of the regatta. Current IRC State Champion ...

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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild Jules Verne Trophy record

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - Jules Verne Trophy © Eloi Stichelbaut / polaRYSE / GITANA S.A

Since Tuesday evening, at 20:37 UTC on the dot, and their departure from the dock in Lorient to make for the start line off the north-west tip of Brittany, the pace has continued to pick up for the men of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild. At 02:26 UTC, on Wednesday 25 November, on a pitch-black autumn night on the back ...

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ORC/IRC World Championship 2022

2022 biennial ORC/IRC World Championship to be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia © Studio Borlenghi

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) are pleased to announce the next biennial ORC/IRC World Championship will be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy. Dates for the event are to be 18-26 June 2022. The event will be the second World Championship held using both of these two ...

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SailGP events

Bermuda and Italy selected to host first SailGP events of second season © SailGP

Bermuda and Italy selected to host first SailGP events of second season SailGP today announced an updated schedule for the first half of its second season, with the opening events now set for the island of Bermuda and the southern Italian city of Taranto. On April 24-25, 2021, the Bermuda Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess will set the stage ...

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