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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race © PA Wire

With less than 72 hours before the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet line up on the River Mersey to start the 2017-18 edition of the 40,000 nautical mile race around the globe, anticipation is building in Albert Dock with crowds gathering to wish the fleet well. The Liverpool 2018 Clipper Race yacht naming ceremony kicked off the action ...

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Landsail Tyres J-Cup

Day 1 – Landsail Tyres J-Cup © Tim Wright / Photoaction.com http://www.photoaction.com

Thrilling close racing is in the DNA of J Boats. With no less than four National Championships, the competition was incredibly close, for the first day of the 2017 Landsail Tyres J-Cup. Spotting the shifts, and extra breeze, were keys to winning performances, with 15-20 knots of solid pressure coming off the land, the planing, asymmetric J Boats were romping ...

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Melges 20 Nationals

2017 Melges 20 National Championship © IM20CA - Double Shot Studios

On a traditional sunny, summer day, Newport is known for giving sailors a headfake with a weak, northerly, morning breeze, only to have that fade into a solid, southwest seabreeze. Knowing the conditions well and despite the solid northerly morning gradient, PRO Anderson Reggio wisely postponed the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship fleet, and settled on a 2 o’clock ...

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Airlie Beach Race Week

A whale tale – Airlie Beach Race Week © Andrea Francolini / ABRW

Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sails was a light weather regatta – race officials were even forced to abandon all attempts at racing yesterday – and for a short time it looked likely to happen again today, but just after 11am all that changed. The weather gods smiled, answering competitors’ prayers in the Whitsunday Sailing Club hosted event, a ...

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Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships

Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships RS UK Class Associations

Sun (Maybe), Sea (Waves definitely), Sand(Lots of it) and over 200 Competitors head to Tenby for the Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships. The excitement is palpable as teams gear up for the 100+ strong RS200 National Championships, hosted by the fabulous Tenby SC. Competition will be as fierce as always both on the water and on the social scene, ...

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Pantaenius Coffs Race

Doug Coulter’s Rogers 46, Shakti, would be loving the broad reach/running conditions on offer. © Andrea Francolini https://www.facebook.com/AndreaFrancoliniPhotography/

On December 27, 2017, and for the very first time, Pantaenius Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance will be the naming rights sponsor of a major yacht race in Australia. The return of the annual Christmas time race to Coffs Harbour is awaited by many looking for a shorter offshore race, which means you can be out and back before having ...

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Airlie Beach Race Week

Rushour - 2017 Airlie Beach Race Week © Andrea Francolini http://www.afrancolini.com/

Going into the final day’s racing at Whitsunday Sailing Club’s Airlie Beach Race Week, local sailmaker Paul Mitchell (Ullman Sails), leads the charge for overall honours in the Multihull Racing division, three points ahead of George Owens’ Fury Road. There is a big gap to third place, MCJAK, the Diam 24 owned by Shaun Jackson, is 11 points behind. Sadly, ...

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Royal Geelong Yacht Club international events

Royal Geelong Yacht Club bidding for three major international events RGYC

Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) is targeting three new World Championship Sailing events in the next four years which could bring more than 700 visitors and an estimated economic benefit of almost $3.7million to Geelong. RGYC is currently in the bidding to deliver the 49er/NACRA World Titles in January, 2020, the Laser Masters World Titles in March, 2020, and the ...

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Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup

Swuzzlebubble - 2017 Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup David Branigan/Oceansport http://www.oceansport.ie/

As forecast, winds in excess of 30 knots off the Old Head of Kinsale forced the abandonment of the programme for Day 3 of the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club, Ireland. Although the conditions had eased by lunchtime, visibility was poor and a heavy seaway remained in the course area. An earlier start on ...

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Volvo Ocean Race MAPFRE

Leg Zero, Saint Malo to Lisbon, on board MAPFRE – Volvo Ocean Race © Martin Keruzore / Volvo Ocean Race

Spanish team MAPFRE completed overall Leg Zero victory in the early hours of Wednesday (16 August) and struck the first psychological blow in the build-up to the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. But what the Leg Zero series of qualifiers confirmed above all is that all the teams boasting race experience and/or preparation time are extremely closely matched. The newer teams ...

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