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J Class Superyacht Cup Palma

The J Class open Superyacht Cup Palma 2018 - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

As a curtain raiser to the 22nd Superyacht Cup it does not get much better than the sight of two of the superb J Class yachts strutting their stuff out on the vibrant blue waters of Palma Bay. The opening races of the Mediterranean’s largest and longest running superyacht festival pitched Velsheda and Svea head to head against each other, ...

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Quarter Ton Cup 2018

2018 Quarter Ton Cup - Day 1 - photo © Fiona Brown / www.fionabrown.com

The opening day of the 2018 Revival Quarter Ton Cup Regatta, being held off Cowes from 20 to 22 June, got off to a flying start with four cracking races in a steady west-south-westerly breeze of 12-18 knots. Although initially overcast, by the start of race three the sun had broken through and the second half of the day produced ...

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Austrian Match Racing Championship

European Match Race Tour 2018 Austria © 2018 EMRT

Slovenian skipper Dejan Presen storms in the Yellow Jersey towards the 2018 European Tour Grand Final at Montenegro while current World number 10 Max Trippolt secured with a remarkable victory at the Austrian Championship another national title, his fifth consecutive victory. Local match race hero Martin Dittrich completed the podium as third, letting fellow Austrian Helmut Czasny on fourth place. ...

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52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup video

52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup day 1 - photo © Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com

Luna Rossa led the 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup after making something of a dream start to the second regatta of the 2018 52 Super Series. The emblematic Italian team, racing just their second ever event as a TP52 team won the opening light-winds race – their first ever race win together – followed up with a second to ...

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RS Elite Irish Championship

Anchorman during the RS Elite Irish Championship at Carrickfergus - photo © Bradley Quinn / www.bradleyquinn.com

Carrickfergus hosted the RS Elite Championship at the weekend. There was strong competition on the start line of a sixteen strong fleet. The Current UK Champion Mike McIntyre on Foudafafa was over from England to get the feel of the local waters before the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite UK National Championship in two weeks time over at Royal North. Other ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2018

Hamilton Island Race Week © Rob Mundle

An impressive trimaran designed in America, built in Vietnam and owned by a New Zealander, is the 150th entry for Australia’s premier offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week. Named Romanza and owned by Auckland yachtsman Dougall Love, the 18.2 metre long Morelli & Melvin Rapido 60 design is a fast cruising trimaran that won’t be disgraced on the race course. ...

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Round the Island Race Entries

Copyright Paul Wyeth http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk

With less than three weeks to go until the start of Round the Island Race 2018 on 7 July, entries are starting to flow in with numbers almost at the 1,000 mark. Equally encouraging is the fact that international entries are on the rise too with a total of 23 teams already signed up. This annual, world-recognised race organised by ...

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Women’s SAILING Champions League

Women's SAILING Champions League in Kiel - photo © SCL / Sven Jürgensen

It’s the first time an event in the Women’s SAILING Champions League has ever taken place, and Kieler Woche in northern Germany was the venue. With 10 teams from six nations, the Royal Danish Yacht Club and Hellerup Sejlklub made it a one-two victory for Denmark. Kongelig Dansk Yachtclub, aka the Royal Danish Yacht Club, has won the inaugural event ...

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Argentario Sailing Week & Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge

Day 3 - Argentario Sailing Week and Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge - photo © Pierpaolo Lanfrancotti / Fabio Taccola / YCSS

Picture-perfect weather conditions at Argentario Sailing Week where on Saturday the 40 yacht fleet raced with a light 12-15 knot northwesterly breeze and flat seas. Back on the docks, oysters and prosecco awaited the tired but happy sailors at the end of the day. Final race day on Sunday 17 June with the chance to discard the worst result. Day ...

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New Caledonia Groupama Race

Groupama Ave Gitana sets off - 2018 New Caledonia Groupama Race - photo © Sugar Photographie

New Zealand’s red-hulled Miss Scarlet is charging north along the eastern side of the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia and holding a 10 nautical mile gap over their fellow Kiwis on Ran Tan in the 654 nautical mile Groupama Race. The premier yachting event for the region began on Sunday June 17 for the mixed fleet of 23 sailing ...

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