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RORC Season’s Points Championship 2019

Trevor Middleton's British Sun Fast 3600 Black Sheep sails into the sunset with a clutch of trophies after their highly success RORC Season's Points Championship win - photo © Rick Tomlinson

The 2019 Royal Ocean Racing Club Annual Dinner and Prize Giving was held in the Grand Connaught Rooms with 250 guests attending the spectacular black tie event. Prize winners, competitors, crews, RORC members and guests celebrated the year’s achievements with the Royal Ocean Racing Club. A champagne reception was followed by dinner and the prize giving in the Grand Connaught ...

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Overall 44Cup Palma 2019

Lively downwind legs saw several broaches in the big wind and waves - 2019 44Cup Palma - photo © Pedro Martinez / Martinez Studio

It was supposed to be a heavyweight bout between Chris Bake’s Team Aqua and Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika. These two, among the oldest, most successful teams in the high performance one design monohull class, started the 44Cup Palma, the final event of the season, separated by just one point at the top of the 2019 44Cup leaderboard. Behind them Igor ...

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13th China Cup International Regatta 2019

2019 China Cup International Regatta - Day 2 © China Cup / Studio Borlenghi

For sailors from Europe, North America and Australasia, the China Cup International Regatta arrives at the perfect time in the year. In early November, the temperature in Shenzhen hovers around the mid to late twenties, perfect T-shirt weather during the day with the occasional need for a light jacket in the evenings. By this time of year in Europe, only ...

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J/Sailors ~ Hot Rum Series

Hot Rum Series © Bronny Daniels / JOYSailing.com

The San Diego Yacht Club’s incredibly popular Hot Rum Series started this past weekend for the 133 entries, proving that the event is as popular as ever for southern Californians. Starting and finishing just off the western end of Shelter Island, the fleet heads out en-masse through the Point Loma passage to two buoys offshore and return to the same ...

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The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race: The Mirpuri Foundation © Jonno Turner

The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team officially unveiled its Racing For The Planet campaign on Friday at a packed event in Cascais, Lisbon. The team – which will race in a VO65 in the 2021-22 edition – has placed climate change at the heart of its campaign, building on the foundation’s partnership with Turn the Tide on Plastic in 2017-18. “This ...

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52 Super Series 2020

Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week - photo © Nico Martinez / 52 Super Series

The City of Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront have officially announced that they will be hosting two regattas of the world-class 52 Super Series in 2020. Known as the worlds’ leading monohull grand prix in the yacht racing circuit, the 52 SuperSeries attracts some of the best sailors in the world, including Olympic medallists, Americas Cup winners, World Champions ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 © Christophe Breschi

The wait in Le Marin (Martinique) for the first competitor to complete the Mini-Transat La Boulangère is about to enter its final day. François Jambou is expected to make landfall tomorrow (from 18:00 UTC). Indeed, barring calamity, he’s set to take the win in the prototype category after a very fast race and a little over 12 days at sea. ...

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Wild Oats XI

Wild Oats XI competing at Hamilton Island Race Week © Salty Dingo

A lightning fast and very professional response by the highly experienced crew aboard the supermaxi Wild Oats XI when its mast failed at the weekend saved the yacht from the likelihood of considerably more damage. The 30-metre long sloop, which is recognised as the most successful yacht in the 75-year history of Rolex Sydney Hobart race, went close to being ...

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Festival of Sails 2020 ~ Separate TP52

TPs racing outer Corio Bay © Salty Dingo

The strength of the TP52 class in Australia will be recognised at the Festival of Sails 2020 with a dedicated division, news the Royal Geelong Yacht Club is certain will attract additional IRC entrants to the annual three-day sailing regatta and major Victorian event. For the next edition of the state’s oldest sporting trophy, the TP52s will be granted their ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

Arsep skippers Thibault Vauchel-Camus and Fred Duthil take 2nd place of the Multi 50 category of the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019, duo sailing race from Le Havre, France, to Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, on November 8, 2019 in Bahia, Brazil. © Jean-Marie Liot/Alea

After Groupe GCA – Mille et un sourires became the first boat to cross the line in the Bay of All Saints in the small hours of Friday morning under a magical moon, the second – Solidaires En Peloton – ARSEP – arrived in full flight in glorious sunshine. They crossed the line on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 14:53:01 (UTC), 12 ...

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