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China International Women’s Match Race 2019

Teams practicing on Dishui Lake in Shanghai prior to the 2019 China International Women's Match Race. © CIWMR 2019

On 11-16th October 2019, the inaugural 2019 China International Women’s Match Race, the final event of the 2019 WIM Series, will be held in Shanghai on the Dishui Lake. The Women’s International Match Racing Association (WIMRA), Chinese Yachting Association (CYA), Shanghai Administration of Sports and Administration Committee of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Lin-Gang Special Area have collaborated to ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère 2019

2019 Mini-Transat La Boulangère, Day 7 © Alexis Courcoux / Mini-Transat La Boulangère

The leaders in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère have passed the latitude of Madeira this evening. Though they can almost glimpse the finish of this first leg to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the end of the course promises to be a bit of a struggle in light airs. The first ETAs are likely from Sunday morning. For now, François Jambou ...

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Melges 24 World Championship 2019

Arkanoe by Montura ITA809 Corinthian crew of Sergio Caramel takes the bullet in today's second race. - photo © Pierrick Contin / IM24CA

The weather conditions on the race course of Villasimius continue to change and, with a light breeze and a well-formed wave, the Melges 24 fleet completes two other races that contribute to define the ranking for tomorrow’s grand finale. Bombarda ITA860 by Andrea Pozzi gains another victory in today’s first race, shortening the distances with the provisional leaders of the standings, the ...

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Class40 American Trophy 2019

Earendil, Sail no: FRA145, Class: Class40, Owner: Catherine Pourre, Sailed by: Catherine Pourre - Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 © Kurt Arrigo

Class40 American Trophy 2019: Eärendil, achieves the double 2018 and 2019 Catherine Pourre (Eärendil # 145) and her crew have already won the American Trophy in 2018, the crew of Eärendil repeated the feat this year with a beautiful first place on the RORC Caribbean 600 2019, thus keeping their title obtained in 2018 on this race and the Class40 ...

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Newcastle Bass Island Race

The Newcastle Bass Island Race, part of the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore, is set to be a tough contest across all divisions. © CYCA

South-easterly winds and a number of fierce battles are predicted for the 215-nautical-mile Newcastle Bass Island Race, the third race of the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore Series, commencing this Friday evening on Sydney Harbour. A total of 37 yachts are finalising their preparations for the third-last major lead-up race before the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart, with the battle ...

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The Transpac Tahiti Yacht Club Challenge

Transpac Tahiti Race 2020 © Transpacific Yacht Club

The Transpacific Yacht Club (TPYC) created the Tahiti race almost 100 years ago in 1925, and it has been run only 15 times in this time. The most recent editions were in 2008, with 5 boats, and in 2012, with 2 boats. Today, ten boats between 40 and 77 feet have already pre-registered, and others will soon follow. Having just ...

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Lipton Cup Regatta 2019

R838 Dictateur competing in last year's event - Lipton Cup Regatta © Harry Fisher

On-water action and off-water festivities for 2019 Lipton Cup Regatta The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria is getting set for a massive weekend of racing, as well as plenty of off-water fun, as more than 200 entries made up of both keelboats and off-the-beach dinghies look to descend on the 2019 Lipton Cup Regatta on 16-17 November. One of the ...

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The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race European Tour corporate sailing event in Kiel, Germany, June 19. © Ainhoa Sanchez / The Ocean Race

World Sailing awards The Ocean Race with Special Event status World Sailing is pleased to announce that the 2021-22 and 2025-26 editions of The Ocean Race, the global sailing event that is the toughest test of a team in sport, have received World Sailing Special Event status. Special Event status ensures that World Sailing, the world governing body of the ...

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Vendée Globe

2019 Azimut Challenge © Yvan Zedda

More competitors at the start of the Vendée Globe On 8th November 2020, at 13:02, the ninth Vendée Globe will start from Les Sables-d’Olonne. Ever since its creation, the Vendée Globe – a sailing race round-the-world, solo, non-stop and without assistance – has been an essential reference in the world of offshore sailing. Driven by an ever-increasing popularity, the race ...

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44Cup Cascais at Porto Montenegro 2019

Hiking hard - Artemis Racing leads Team Nika and Peninsula Petroleum - 44Cup Cascais - photo © Pedro Martinez / Martinez Studio

In contrast to their tail end of the fleet finish in Marstrand in July, Nico Poons and Charisma showed the way around the race track on the opening day of the 44Cup Cascais, posting a most respectable 2-1-2. Despite Hurricane Lorenzo rampaging to the north, conditions were relatively benign off the Portugese sailing capital and the event’s host club the ...

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