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World ARC 2020/21

World ARC 2020-21 © World Cruising

The yachts of World ARC 2020/21 continue to steadily make landfall in Nuku Hiva and Tahiti, with their arrivals coordinated by the La Direction polynésienne des affaires maritimes (DPAM) together with JRCC Tahiti. A total of seventeen yachts have reached port: Cloud Shadow, Deo Juvante, Influencer, Jan, Laura IV, Maximilian, Sapphire II of London, Saorsa, and Sea Lover are in ...

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Vendée Globe 2020

© / Prysmian-Group

Giancarlo Pedote’s Vendée Globe project is based on the #4PEOPLE concept, a value shared with the sponsors Prysmian Group and Electriciens sans frontières. This concept can be summed up in the statement by Hervé Gouyet, President of Electriciens sans frontières: “By sharing our energy and our efforts, we can satisfy our objective to showcase inclusive projects on a solo round ...

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Flying Fifteen World Championship at Fremantle 2021

Flying Fifteens racing off Fremantle © Jonny Fullerton

At the moment it is difficult to tell if the 2021 FFI World Championship can be held at the scheduled time. The event is due to take place in February 2021. Flying Fifteen International (FFI) will reassess the situation as it evolves and will make a firm decision as to whether the 2021 World Championship proceeds as currently scheduled around ...

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Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2020

Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2019 © Loris Von Siebenthal

Due to the progression of COVID-19, we have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Bol d’Or Mirabaud, scheduled to take place June 13 and 14. After evaluating various options for maintaining or rescheduling the event, in light of the current health situation, the Organizing Committee saw no alternative. It’s not a time when sailing is a high priority and ...

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Cancellation Vic-Maui International Yacht Race 2020 due to COVID-19

Vic-Maui International Yacht Race © Vic-Maui

Vic-Maui has completed a review related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 Vic-Maui. This review was undertaken with input from the skippers of all of the entered boats. Vic-Maui’s trustees and committee chairs have concluded that it is in the best interests of competitors and other stakeholders to cancel the 2020 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race. The race had been ...

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Open Skiff World Championships 2020 cancelled

2020 Open Skiff World Championships are cancelled © OBCA

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic the Open Skiff Executive Committee together with the Local Organizing Authority Lega Navale Italiana Sezione Sulcis has been forced to cancel the 2020 World Championships. The LOA has been granted the right to organize the World Championships in 2021. Entry fees and charter fees are transferred to the 2021 World Championships, without ...

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Newport Bermuda Race 2020 cancelled

Based on a velocity prediction program, the Offshore Rating Rule handicaps cruisers and all-out racers such as in this Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division fleet at the start of the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race. © Daniel Forster / PPL

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) has cancelled the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The biennial race, founded in 1906, had 200 entries and was due to start for the 52nd time on June 19. “As representatives of the race’s co-sponsoring clubs—the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club—the BROC believes in promoting ...

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IMOCA Skippers dreaming of the ocean: Together we will return there soon As we start another week of confinement, get a good breath of fresh air. The IMOCA skippers are staying ashore but their spirits are at sea. They invite you on board to share their dreams. www.imoca.org by IMOCA

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SailGP Australia vs Great Britain video

Australia SailGP Team helmed by Tom Slingsby in action during a practice session ahead of Sydney SailGP - Season 2 - February 2020 - Sydney, Australia. © Sam Greenfield/SailGP

You may know the outcome – but you haven’t seen this side of the story. Watch what happens when British Olympic hero Ben Ainslie and Aussie champion Tom Slingsby go head to head at Sydney SailGP. by SailGP

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SORC Eleuthera Race

2020 SORC Eleuthera Race - photo © Marco Oquendo

The inaugural 300.0nm Eleuthera Race was the final race of the 2019-2020 SORC Islands in the Stream Series. The race provided a challenging course to an exciting tropical destination with warm temperatures, crystal clear waters, and a perfect location to wrap up the season series. The race started on March 11th off of South Beach, Miami in easterly breezes, proceeding ...

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