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Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race 2017

Free Fire. 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race © RHKYC/Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com/

A beautiful day in Hong Kong harbour with blue skies and a north easterly breeze of 10kts for the start of IRC Racer 0 and 1 in the Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. 10 boats were on the start line – IRC Racer 2 division started yesterday, 25 hours earlier. The horn sounded at 1320hrs – a few minutes ...

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Extreme Sailing Series San Diego

Countdown begins for spectacular Extreme Sailing Series San Diego © Lloyd Images

The penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ starts in San Diego in one week’s time. The eight-strong fleet – including two US-flagged wildcard squads – will race in San Diego Bay, a new venue for the Series, as thousands watch from the public Race Village on Harbor Island, from 19 – 22 October. The Extreme Sailing Series will ...

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Nations Trophy

2017 The Nations Trophy - Swan OD Challenge © Studio Borlenghi

Swan OD Challenge images by Studio Borlenghi   by Carlo Borlenghi

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Summer Pennant River Race

Doctor Who and Wild West rounding the leeward mark on the River Derwent. Wild West took line honours and AMS, Doctor Who won IRC and pHS categories © Peter Watson

Doctor Who, one of Tasmania’s most successful racing yachts of the past three decades, yesterday made a winning comeback in the opening race of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant, a river race on the Derwent. Skippered by Rod Jackman, the black-hulled sloop which won its division of the Sydney Hobart race in 1990, slipped away from the fleet becalmed off ...

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18ft Skiffs Spring Championship

Teams battle for wind at the start of today's Race 2 of the League's Spring Championship © Frank Quealey / Australian 18 Footers League

The Triple M 18ft Skiff team of James Ward, Adam Gillson and Huon Oliver totally dominated race two of the Australian 18 Footers League Spring Championship, which was sailed in a light Easterly breeze on Sydney Harbour today. Ward and his team were prominent from the start and took the lead at the first set of windward marks after a ...

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Australian Yachting Championship

Sebastian Bohm’s Smuggler - 2018 Australian Yachting Championship David Sygall

Sebastian Bohm’s Smuggler leads a fleet of interstate starters – including Australian Sailing President Matt Allen’s newest version of Ichi Ban – for the 2018 Australian Yachting Championship, to be held at Sandringham Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, from January 19-21. Bohm’s Smuggler was entered in Australian Sailing’s premier keelboat event ahead of fellow NSW entry, Ichi Ban, ...

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Summer Series MC38

Summer Series Act one to Ginger © Tilly Lock Media

The rolling dominance of Leslie Green’s Ginger team extended to the opening act of the Summer Series for the 2017-18 season, the usual players stretching their day one lead to 10 points over three more races on Sydney Harbour. ESE winds 8-11 knots on Sunday October 15 contrasted with the opening day’s 16 gusting to 25 knots of breeze out ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Day 11, Race 2 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

We are just days out from the first estimated arrival into Cape Town, and two teams are fighting hard for the honour of taking first place in the Race 2: Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. Greenings has emerged from Stealth Mode in second place, with its time off the grid failing to maintain its leading position. Dare To ...

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Marseille One Design GC32s video

Contact! Argo and Malizia - Yacht Club de Monaco come together at a leeward mark rounding – Marseille One Design © Gilles Martin-Raget / GC32 Racing Tour

Erik Maris’ Zoulou scored a perfect scoreline on day three of Marseille One Design, the final event of the 2017 GC32 Racing Tour. In a similar display to that of Franck Cammas’ Norauto here last year, the French team has pulled out a significant lead of 11 points going into the final day of racing tomorrow. The wind today went ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Alicante stopover. MAPFRE In-Port Race Alicante. 14 October, 2017. © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

The local heroes on Xabi Fernandez’s MAPFRE were a popular winner in the first point scoring race of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. Sailing in winds of 8-10kts, Fernandez and his team made a bold call at the start to duck behind the entire fleet in order to sail up what turned out to be the favoured right hand side ...

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