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Jules Verne Trophy

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

After a long weather briefing carried out remotely with the router Marcel van Triest, the entire crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild gathered alongside Cyril Dardashti, director of the five-arrow team, has taken the decision to switch to code yellow, with a possible departure in a little over 24 hours. Although the weather models are still refusing to indicate ...

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RORC Caribbean 600/ Race update 2021

The 13th RORC Caribbean 600 is scheduled to start from Antigua on 22 February 2021 © RORC / Arthur Daniel

The 13th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is scheduled to start off Fort Charlotte, Antigua on Monday 22nd February 2021. “The RORC Flag Officers meet regularly and since July the overall commitment from the Club has been to provide safe racing when there is sufficient demand and when restrictions allow us to do so,” commented RORC Racing Manager, Chris ...

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TasPorts Maria Island Race

2Unlimited - TasPorts Maria Island Race - photo © Penny Conacher

Greg Prescott’s modified Farr 40 2Unlimited, skippered by Oliver Nicholas, took line honours in the 73rd TasPorts Maria Island Race, sailed in Tasmania from 13-16 November, in one of the slowest races for some years. 2Unlimited, from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, also won the IRC and AMS handicap divisions of the 180 nautical mile ocean race while Peter ...

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Vendée Globe Day 14

Vendée Globe: Seaexplorer ©Yvan Zedda / Alea

Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut) has taken the lead at the head of the 32 boat Vendée Globe fleet on the early morning rankings today as the breakaway top trio enjoy a fast slide south eastwards towards the Southern Ocean. Being in first place on the rankings will be a pleasing moment for Ruyant, the 39 year old skipper from the north ...

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12th Bartercard Sail Paradise

Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta - photo © Southport Yacht Club

The Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta is all set to sail, on the Gold Coast, from the 4th January to the 7th January 2021. The regatta is going into its 12th year with the main sponsors Bartercard Australia, re-signing for their sixth year straight. Rounding out their sponsorship for 2021 is XXXX, Club Marine, Mercedes Benz Gold Coast, and local Gold ...

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Harken Open Championship

2019 Harken International Youth Match Racing Finals © RPAYC

Twelve teams representing CYCA, RSYS & RPAYC will take flight on Friday in the newly developed Harken Open Championship taking place at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club 20-22 November, 2020. Formalities see teams complete weigh-in early Friday morning ahead of a 0930hrs briefing where the teams will hit the water to battle it out for bragging rights and the all important ...

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Team Emirates New Zealand launch ‘Te Rehutai’

Emirates Team New Zealand reveal 'Te Rehutai' - their second generation AC75 © Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand revealed its second generation AC75 to the world this evening at its base in Auckland’s Viaduct. It is the boat that will be used to defend the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada in just over 100 days’ time. The boat was blessed by Ngati Whatua Orakei and proudly christened ‘Te Rehutai’ by Lady Margaret Tindall ...

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Tattersall Cup & Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race overall winner Alive is among a strong contingent of Tasmanian entries this year. © ROLEX / Studio Borlenghi

Tasmanians strong contenders to lift Tattersall Cup again When the cannon fires 1300hrs Boxing Day, signalling the start of the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, a strong deputation of six Tasmanian entries inclusive of two previous overall winners will have their sights set on winning a trophy or two; the Tattersall Cup, a division win, or victory in the ...

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Vendée Globe Day 9

Vendée Globe race start - photo © Lloyd Images / Alex Thomson Racing

Vend√©e Globe Day 9: J√©r√©mie Beyou will restart Tuesday, Thomson leads into the doldrums J√©r√©mie Beyou, the 44 year old French skipper who had to sail 600 miles back to Les Sables d’Olonne after damage to his Charal on the second evening of the solo non-stop around-the-world race, has confirmed that he will re-start the race on Tuesday afternoon despite ...

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Farr 40 One Design Trophy

Farr 40 One Design Trophy, day 2 © Farr 40 Australia

With four bullets from eight races and winning consecutive boat of the day flags, the newest team to the Farr 40 Class Bluetack took out their first one design trophy. There was absolutely no stopping the Bluetack crew from holding onto their substantial lead from day one and co-owners Brent Lawson and Patrick Delany were elated to win the regatta. ...

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