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Bluewater Weekend

Bluewater Weekend set to inspire offshore sailors

Rally organisers World Cruising Club, best known for the annual ARC – Atlantic Rally for Cruisers have joined together once again with leading offshore yacht broker Berthon International, to host a weekend of conversation about bluewater cruising at Berthon’s Lymington UK base in May 2017. This popular weekend is designed to encourage visitors think about all aspects of living their ...

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FAST40+ Spring Regatta

Bas de Voogd's Hitchhiker came out fighting for their first taste of the action in the FAST40+ Class Chris Gillingham

Hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, the first day of the FAST40+ Spring Regatta produced some highly competitive racing. Just a few weeks ago, Bas de Voogd’s Hitchhiker was blown off its cradle and they were not sure if they would even make their debut in the class at the FAST40+ Spring Regatta, but it was the opposition that ...

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World Sailing Show

World Sailing Show - Video news - May 2017 - Volvo 65, America's Cup

Video news – May 2017 – Volvo 65, America’s Cup May 2017 edition of World Sailing News, which this month features: Winding the clock back on a Volvo 65 and taking a race boat that already has over 40,000 hard miles under its keel might not be your idea of a perfect start for another lap of the planet. But ...

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RC44 Sotogrande Cup

Bronenosec Sailing Team and Peninsula Petroleum behind the rolling swell - RC44 Sotogrande Cup © Martinez Studio

With racing cancelled yesterday due to severe conditions, the RC44 Sotogrande Cup fleet ventured out today in marginally improved conditions. Once again the wind, although shifty, was less of an issue than the sea state, which was initially so massive that the RC44s were disappearing up to their spreaders in the troughs. To make matters harder the wind and the ...

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Transpac

Jim Clark’s 100-foot Comanche Hodgdon Yachts

Comanche on the warpath for Transpac record Jim Clark’s 100-foot Comanche has recently joined the fleet of 62 entries currently preparing for the 49th edition of the Transpacific YC’s biennial LA-Honolulu race, with one goal: to set a new race record. This 100-foot carbon fiber ocean greyhound designed by VPLP/Verdier and built by Hodgdon Yachts in 2014 was created to ...

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America’s Cup

Artemis Racing is the form boat after four Practice Sessions in Bermuda Artemis Racing http://www.artemisracing.com

More America’s Cup Class (ACC) practice racing has been taking place on Bermuda’s Great Sound, now with all six America’s Cup teams taking part for the first time on the racecourse that will be used in the 35th America’s Cup. Emirates Team New Zealand were the last team to arrive in the home of the 35th America’s Cup but quickly ...

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Antigua Sailing Week

Plenty of racing action and beachside fun for spectators at the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge on Presidente Lay Day © Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com http://www.pwpictures.com

Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce that the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge has a full entry list of top competitors for the fifth edition of the invitational regatta which will take place just off Pigeon Point Beach on Presidente Lay Day, Wednesday May 3rd. Nonsuch Bay Resort will be providing a sumptuous beach barbecue with a menu prepared ...

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Class 40 Championship with Grand Prix Guyader

The Energy Challenge aims for podium results on zero CO2 © Phil Sharp Racing http://www.philsharpracing.com/

Phil Sharp will be kicking off the 2017 Class 40 Championship with the Grand Prix Guyader, a three day series of coastal regattas off Douarnenez. This will be a first attempt for the team racing together on Imerys, who are eager to be part of one of the largest and most varied sailing regattas in France. The Grand Prix Guyader ...

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Solo Maitre Coq

Stage two commences at Solo Maitre Coq Christophe Favreau http://christophefavreau.photoshelter.com/

With two intense days of coastal racing completed off the coast of Les Sables-d’Olonne the 40 boat Figaro fleet will this afternoon commence the challenging offshore stage of the 2017 Solo Maitre Coq. Leading the British contingent Academy alumni Alan Roberts on-board Seacat Services has had a good run of results so far in the competition, currently sitting in 18th ...

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Extreme Sailing Series

Oman Air Sailing Team races during day one of Act 2 at the Extreme Sailing Series in Qingdao, China © Xaume Olleros / OC Sport

Typically challenging weather conditions in China’s Olympic Sailing City of Qingdao left Team Oman Air frustrated but defiant after a mixed bag of results in the Extreme Sailing Series round two curtain raiser. Qingdao is notorious for delivering tricky sailing conditions that can change in an instant – and that’s just what happened today as the Extreme Sailing Series and ...

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