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CYCA Trophy Series

Western Australia's Indian owned by Craig Carter - CYCA Trophy Series 2017 - photo © Andrea Francolini

The sun was splitting the sky for the second and final day of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Trophy Series on Sunday, light airs providing another offshore test for the fleet of 20, many of which will race in the Rolex Sydney Hobart in a few weeks. A lack of breeze meant a postponed start of 15 minutes but ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Cheers all round as Eric de Turckheim's Teasing Machine completes the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race © RORC / Arthur Daniel

Eric de Turckheim’s French Nivelt-Muratet 54 Teasing Machine finished the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race on Friday 8 December in an elapsed time of 13 days 19 hrs 29 mins 08 secs. The French team lead the race overall after IRC time correction. Canadian Southern Wind 96 Sorceress, skippered by Daniel Stump and Tilmar Hansen’s German Elliot 52 Outsider have also ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race Cape Town In-Port Race © Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race

Strong winds are forecast for the start of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday afternoon in Cape Town as the famous ‘Cape Doctor’ – a strong southeasterly wind – pays a visit over the weekend. On Saturday morning the doctor made a house call bringing a steady 40 knots of wind, and at least one gust of ...

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ClipperRace

On board Sanya Serenity Coast - 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race © Clipper Race

Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test Day 7 – Thirteen seconds separate Ocean Sprint winners As the close racing continues in the Southern Ocean, the leaderboard positions continue to change with Qingdao retaking the lead on day seven of the ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test. With less than 20 nautical miles separating the top three teams, the next 24 hours are set to be ...

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CYCA Trophy Series 2017 video

Blackjack 100 and Wild Oats X - 2017 CYCA Trophy Series - Day 1 - photo © Crosbie Lorimer

With barely two weeks remaining before the start of the 2017 edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the two day CYCA Trophy Series is a final opportunity for competitors to fine tune their preparations in competition. For the 21 boats that competed on Saturday the weather on Day 1 of the series was far from the testing conditions ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race Cape Town Stopover Pro-Am Race - photo © Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race

The seven best sailing teams in the world will test their offshore Volvo Ocean 65s on a close-quarters race course on Friday during the Cape Town In-Port Race, under the shadow of the majestic Table Mountain. Racing off Cape Town is notoriously challenging with strong, gusty, shifting winds and tricky currents commonplace. And after racing 7,000 nautical miles from Lisbon ...

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Solo Round the World Record Attempt

Francois Gabart onboard the maxi trimaran MACIF - photo © Jean-Marie Liot / ALEA / MACIF

Often thought of as a particularly difficult section of the round the world, because of the combination of fatigue resulting from the Great South and difficult weather, François Gabart has lived up to his reputation on his sail up the South Atlantic: after rounding Cape Horn on Sunday, the skipper of the MACIF trimaran sailed through a severe gale in ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Closing the gap. In IRC Two, a bottle of rum is at stake between Steven Anderson, RORC Commodore on his cutter Gemervescence and Richard Palmer's Two Handed JPK 10.10 Jangada - photo © RORC / James Mitchell

21 yachts are still racing in the RORC Transatlantic Race. At 0800 UTC on the 13th day, Jochen Bovenkamps’s Marten 72 Aragon was 273 miles from the finish and estimated to arrive at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina around midnight local time on Thursday 7th December. The ETA for Teasing Machine, Sorceress and Outsider is Friday 8th December. Line ...

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J/24 World Championship Lake Garda 2018

J/24 World Championship © J/Boats

The J/24 World Council Meeting, held at the historic site of Fraglia Vela Riva, has announced that the 2018 J/24 World Championship will take place in Riva del Garda from 24th to 31st August, 2018. “It is a pleasure to once again host the J/24 fleet for its major events- the Italian Championship in May and the Worlds at the ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, Day 14 breakfast meeting David Witt and Luke Parkinson on board Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag. Photo by Konrad Frost/Volvo Ocean Race. 18 November, 2017. - photo © Volvo Ocean Race http://www.volvooceanrace.com

The International Jury for the Volvo Ocean Race has dismissed a charge of misconduct under Rule 69 of the Racing Rules of Sailing against David Witt and Steve Hayles following a complaint to World Sailing. In its decision, the International Jury wrote: “David Witt and Steve Hayles did not commit misconduct because the video has not caused widespread offence worldwide ...

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