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GC32 Racing Tour

Christian Zuerrer's Black Star Sailing has spent much of this summer training in Switzerland. - photo © Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour

While this year’s sailing season has been decimated by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the GC32 Racing Tour is now going to hold a single event for 2020 out of the popular sailing mecca Riva del Garda. Riva del Garda is located in the province of Trentino which suffered only 5% of the number of COVID-19 cases compared to its neighbour ...

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Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta

Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta - IRC One Start © Louay Habib

Magnificent summer conditions blessed the second day (Sunday 9th August) for the Royal Southern Yacht Club August Charity Cup. Close to ten knots of breeze, and tropical sunshine, provided splendid weather for a memorable day of racing. By early afternoon the wind began to fade, but there were big grins all round after a stunning day of action in the ...

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Airlie Beach Race

On and under water with Back in Black - Airlie Beach Race Week, day 3 - photo © Andrea Francolini / ABRW

Sunshine finally poked through the clouds, and competitors aboard the 64 competing boats at the 2020 Airlie Beach Race Week Whitsundays Festival of Sailing did not find the anticipated 15 knots, instead the breeze peaked at 8 knots. Entrants in the Performance Racing division took their turn at windward/leeward course racing, sailing two races of two laps each in 6-8 ...

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Vendée Globe 2020

Celebration during finish arrival of Arnaud Boissieres FRA skipper La Mie Caline 10th of the sailing circumnavigation solo race Vendee Globe in Les Sables d Olonne France on February 17th 2017 © Olivier Blanchet /DPPI /Vendee Globe

Vendée Globe 2020: Meet Arnaud Boissières – He is aiming to be the first sailor ever to finish four back-to-back Vendée Globe races. He was inspired to take up sailing by a visit to Les Sables d’Olonne to see the start of the first ever race when he was fighting childhood leukaemia. He is one of the real hometown favourites, well ...

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ARC/ARC+ 2020

2018 ARC+ fleet © World Cruising

To allow for planning of a COVID secure ARC/ARC+ in the Las Palmas and the rally’s Caribbean end ports this year, a closing date for entries for ARC/ARC+ 2020 has now been announced as 31/08/2020. Any sailors wishing to join the ARC this year will need to apply via this page and pay the boat entry fee no later than 31/08/2020. Interest ...

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2020

Paolo Brescia's Melgina ITA693 - the Melges 24 Italian Champion 2020 at ACT 1 of the Italian Melges24Tour 2020 in Torbole - July, 2020 ©Zerogradinord / IM24CA

Racing kicks off for the first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Torbole and, with light Ora wind from the South, the fleet completes three races that bring to the top of the standings the Corinthian crew of Taki 4 by Marco Zammarchi (2-1-6) with Niccolo Bertola at the helm. Taki 4 by Marco Zammarchi ITA778 with ...

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49th Rolex Fastnet Race

The Fastnet Rock off southwest Ireland is the symbol of the Rolex Fastnet Race. The 2021 edition will be the 49th - photo © Kurt Arrigo

In one year’s time a new era will begin for the world’s largest offshore yacht race. On 8 August 2021, the Rolex Fastnet Race will set sail from Cowes bound for the Fastnet Rock as usual, but then, once the boats have rounded Bishop Rock, they will, for the first time in the race’s 96 year history, point their bows ...

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La Solitaire du Figaro

Phil Sharp © Vincent Olivaud / www.olivaud.com

La Solitaire du Figaro is a single-handed 1,830 nautical mile race over four stages, taking just under a month to complete. On the 30th of August this 51st edition will start in the bay of Saint-Brieuc and include several crossings of the English Channel passing key landmarks; Fastnet Rock and Wolf Rock, a stopover in Dunkirk, and finishing in Saint-Nazaire ...

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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2013 - photo © Gilles Martin-Raget / www.martin-raget.com

Two months before the start of the 2020 edition of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez, registrations are being confirmed and the outlines of the reception arrangements, for participants and the public, are becoming clearer. Competitors: racing starts in front of Saint-Tropez, docking in the port For the 250 or so competitors who have pre-registered for the Voiles, the validation of their ...

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RORC Race the Wight

MOD70 PowerPlay, skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, with Peter Cunningham on the tiller during RORC Race the Wight - photo © Rick Tomlinson

A race around the Isle of Wight on Saturday 1st August marked the return to competitive racing at the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. 133 boats took part with Mike Bartholomew’s Tokoloshe II taking the double win for Monohull Line Honours and the race overall after IRC Time Correction. Multihull Line Honours ...

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