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IMOCA news

L'Occitane en Provence - photo © Pierre Bouras

Just over a fortnight after the lockdown ended, the sailors and their teams are now busy catching up on lost time. Many IMOCAs have been relaunched after their winter refits, which took longer than planned. There have been more and more measurement checks and trips to check out the changes made during the winter. Other sailors have to wait a ...

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Denmark SailGP Team ROCKWOOL Racing

Sydney SailGP, Event 1 Season 2 in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia. © Brian Carlin for SailGP

ROCKWOOL announces a unique collaboration with the Denmark SailGP Team athletes, kicking off with an action-packed summer of training, racing and record attempts in preparation for SailGP Season 2 in April 2021. During a virtual press conference today featuring ROCKWOOL’s Mirella Vitale and Denmark SailGP Team athletes Nicolai Sehested and Martin Kirketerp, ROCKWOOL launched Team ROCKWOOL Racing – a new ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart

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The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the Organising Authority behind the Rolex Sydney Hobart, has released a podcast on its annual blue-ribbon race. The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Podcast #1, featuring a range of news, interviews, stories and items from “The Vault”, is the perfect companion for lovers of adventure and yachting. The first Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Podcast, hosted ...

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Lockdown Lecture #3 Svalbard

OCC Lockdown Lecture Svalbard © Simon Currin

The third in the series of webinars is now available to view via the link below. Escape to Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Judith, who is Danish, and Haakon, who is Norwegian, live in Denmark and sail Touché, an Island Packet 380. Join them as they explore one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas. ...

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International Melges 24 Class

Melges 24 fleet at the final event of the 2019 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - 2019 Melges 24 World Championship in Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy. © Pierrick Contin / IM24CA

The World Council of the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA), which consists of the National Class Association chairs and the IM24CA Executive Committee, voted to move the schedule of the title championship events out one year. This means that the 2020 World and European Championships that would have been held in 2020 will now be held in the same venues in ...

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PIC Coastal Classic

Miss Scarlett - PIC Coastal Classic - Start - Waitemata Harbour - October 25, 2019 © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

With 150 days to go, the New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club (NZMYC) has announced that the race is officially on for the 38th PIC Coastal Classic Yacht Race from Auckland to Russell in the Bay of Islands. Organizers are now accepting entries online and encouraging participants to get excited and get prepared for the labour weekend ritual. “It’s refreshing to ...

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Brest Atlantiques

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - Brest Atlantiques © Yann Riou / Polaryse / Gitana SA

Four 100ft trimarans sailed by just two crew each around a 14,000mile figure of eight course in the North and South Atlantic Oceans. Each boat regularly cruised at over 30 knots and hit top speeds well in excess of 40 knots. These are incredible, awesome, overpowered, understaffed beasts and the world’s fastest offshore machines. If you’re an early follower at ...

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RWYC Lonely Rock Race 2020

Lonely Rock Race 2020 © RWYC

The RWYC Lonely Rock Race is pleased to announce Spectra Watermakers as our new partner for the Royal Western Yacht Club Lonely Rock Race. Chris Arscott – Commodore of the Royal Western Yacht Club said: “again, we are very pleased to see a pioneering manufacturer supporting the Lonely Rock Race. We are highly aware of the damage that single use ...

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Americas Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand expect to have their AC75 Te Aihe back in New Zealand in early-mid June, 2020 © Emirates Team New Zealand

New Zealand’s Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield has outlined a likely protocol that will be used for athletes wishing to enter New Zealand. His comments came in response to a question raised at the daily media conference on Thursday, when he outlined a likely protocol that could be used for athletes wishing to enter New Zealand – bridging the ...

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ORC/IRC World Championship 2020

ORC/IRC World Championship © Sander van der Borch

Despite a strong entry list from the United States and abroad, and the exhaustive efforts of the New York Yacht Club along with the governing bodies for the ORC and IRC rating rules, the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 ORC/IRC World Championship, originally scheduled for Sept. 25 to Oct. 3 at the New York Yacht Club Harbour ...

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