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Swan One Design Leagues

The Nations Trophy © Carlo Borlenghi

Swan One Design Yachts about to start a new exciting regatta year In 2017, Nautor’s Swan launched the pivotal The Nations Trophy as a focal biennial event in the world of Swan One Design activity. It is an event which celebrates the history and spirit of international sailing, revitalizes the concept of competition between nations, reflects the camaraderie and competitiveness ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2019

Black Jack buried in the Molle islands race - Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 © Andrea Francolini

If early indications are anything to go by, Hamilton Island Race Week 2019 could already be on course for a record fleet when it is staged on the beautiful, island-laced tropical waters of the Whitsunday Passage from August 17-24. Entries have been open for little more than a month for the 36th edition of the award-winning series, yet there is ...

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Argo Group Gold Cup

Australian skipper Torvar Mirsky returns for his fifth Argo Group Gold Cup and looking to improve on last year's third-place finish. Mirsky won the Argo Group Gold Cup in 2011 © Charles Anderson

The addition of four of the world’s top match racers, including Women’s World No. 1 Pauline Courtois of France, makes the field for the 2019 Argo Group Gold Cup one of the most diverse and cements its status as the preeminent match race regatta. Courtois and World No. 3 Harry Price of Australia, World No. 5 Maxime Mesnil of France ...

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Cowes Classics Week

1927 built gaffer Chough in action at Cowes Classics Week © Tim Jeffreys Photography

A pretty little 1927 one off yacht is one of the first entries for the 12th Cowes Classics Week. Chough, owned by Alex Kathrin Vowinckel, typifies the spirit of the event which, despite being a draw for vintage yachts and designs from all over the UK and beyond, is hotly contested on the race course. Chough herself is no slacker ...

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Superyachts race in St Barths

Michael Kurtz / St Barths Bucket

North SY Expert Quinny Houry Sets The Scene For This Must Sail Event The St Barths Bucket has a placeholder on many calendars within the North Sails network. This annual superyacht regatta is a ‘must do’ for more than just its tropical location. The Bucket is considered one of the most Corinthian events of the superyacht circuit, mixing great sailing ...

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Australian Multihull Championship

The Boat Works at ABRW in 2016 - Airlie Beach Race Week © Andrea Francolini

Some of the largest and fastest multihulls, both catamarans and trimarans, will descend on Whitsunday Sailing Club’s (WSC) Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing to compete in the 2019 Australian Multihull Championship, to be held from 8-15 August. The multis will make the trek to the Whitsundays where the weather, warm welcome and scenery are second to none, and ...

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BVI Spring Regatta 2019

Mount Gay Race Day on Friday March 29th will launch the 2019 BVI Spring Regatta © Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com

Mount Gay Rum was one of the original sponsors of the BVI Spring Regatta (BVISR) having first partnered with the popular Caribbean regatta in 1972 through its distributor, Road Town Wholesale. The brand, synonymous with sailing, has always been an active partner at the Regatta Village at Nanny Cay, but this year has boosted its support of the regatta, now ...

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Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille

Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille 2018 - photo © Christophe Jouany

It’s the final stretch for the crews and organizers of the 10th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille, which begins April 14 in the turquoise waters of the French Antilles island. More than 1,000 sailors and crews will descend into the port of Gustavia to celebrate this anniversary edition in style. The regatta plans to welcome the ...

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Long Beach Congressional Cup

Congressional Cup © Bronny Daniels

Imagine 50 yard line seats at the Superbowl. Floor seats at an NBA Championship, or behind the dugout at the World Series! Find that hard to envision? What about front-row seats at one of the world’s top yacht racing events: the Congressional Cup! The Congressional Cup is one of the leading match racing events in the sport, bringing top talent ...

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Vendée Globe 2020

Clément Giraud's IMOCA, Vincent Riou's former PRB (2007) © IMOCA Globe Series

They are among the newcomers to the IMOCA class. Maxime Sorel, 32, and Clément Giraud, 38, come from different backgrounds, but share the same dream. They wish to take part in the 2020 Vendée Globe. We find out more about their two projects. The Vendée Globe, a childhood dream and the gateway to the IMOCA class It was the prospect of ...

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