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America’s Cup

Oracle Team USA - 2017 America's Cup Sam Greenfield/Oracle Team USA http://www.oracleteamusa.com

Spithill: It’s massive to have that home support from the people here in Bermuda. 9th May is the next milestone in the countdown to the 35th America’s Cup as it marks just 17 days to go until the start of the greatest race on water in Bermuda. Why is 17 significant? The answer to that is simple. 17 is the ...

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470 Open European Championship

Day 1 – 470 Open European Championship Y.C.M. / Mesi

Race day one at the 470 Europeans dawned bright and sunny, turned to light rain and cloud, before returning to a stunning spring Mediterranean day with blue sky and sparkling waters. With Monte Carlo as a back drop, racing kicked off soon after 1625 hours in light breeze conditions of around eight knots, increasing later. The 470 Women fleet are ...

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Palma Vela in Mallorca

Maxi 72 Bella Mente at the 2017 Palma Vela in Mallorca, Spain © Pedro Martinez / Sailing Energy http://www.sailingenergy.com/

Battle at Palma Vela indicates challenging season for Maxi 72s It was a showdown for the ages this year at Palma Vela in Mallorca, with competitors in the Maxi 72 Class fighting tooth-and-nail to the very end. After completing a full complement of six races over five days, Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente, along with Dieter Schon’s Momo and Dario Ferrari’s ...

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De Guingand Bowl Race

View from Richard Neocleous' Ocean 55 Julia - RORC De Guingand Bowl Race © RORC

The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s offshore racing season continues this weekend with the fourth race of the RORC Season’s Points Championship. Over 80 yachts are expected to take part with the vast majority of the crews made up of passionate Corinthian sailors with their own set of goals. Designed to last 24-36 hours, the De Guingand Bowl Race starts and ...

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Coronation Cup ~ Top of the Gulf 2017

Bladerunner. Top of the Gulf Regatta 2017 © Guy Nowell/ Top of the Gulf Regatta

Out on the water, the last day of the Top of the Gulf Regata 2017 was everything that a sailor, a Race Officer, or even the world weary observers on the media boat could wish for. The sun shone, the wind blew a steady 14-16kts, the racing started on schedule, and the rain stayed away – from the race course ...

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Extreme Sailing Series™ with Palmarina

The next Act in Madeira Islands will see the Flying Phantom Series take off, alongside the Extreme Sailing Series, for the first time. © Martina Barnetova

Located in Yal?kavak, on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula, Palmarina also becomes an Official Partner to the Flying Phantom Series, which takes place at the European Extreme Sailing Series regattas, broadening the offering to fans, media and commercial partners by diversifying the on-water action. Andy Tourell, Event Director of the Extreme Sailing Series at founding organiser OC Sport, welcomed the partnership for ...

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CYCA Land Rover Winter Series

Ian Guanaria’s One More No More (Right) on the course in Race 2 of the Land Rover Winter Series © David Brogan www.sailpix.com.au

The strong morning westerly winds made for a crazy day on Sydney Harbour for the Race 2 of the Land Rover Winter Series. The 96 yacht fleet started in a 13-18 knot west south-westerly wind, but the volatile conditions rapidly changed, causing mayhem and congestion around the course. Racing yesterday was no simple task, with the wind ranging anywhere from ...

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H.H NOOD Regatta

2017 Helly Hansen Annapolis NOOD - Day 3 © Paul Todd/Outside Images www.outsideimages.com

It was the largest Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in recent years, with more than 200 boats in 17 classes competing in the unpredictable conditions of the Chesapeake Bay. Some of the country’s top sailing talent was represented on the water, but there was one crew that stood out among the crowd. “The weekend was pretty wild,” said Conor Hayes, skipper ...

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Antigua Sailing Week

Winner of The Lord Nelson Trophy, Sergio Sagramoso's Puerto Rican Melges 32, Lazy Dog - Antigua Sailing Week © Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com http://www.pwpictures.com

The Grand Awards Ceremony for Antigua Sailing Week was held in Nelson’s Dockyard and the UNESCO World Heritage Site was a fitting venue for the 50th edition of this historic occasion. Thousands of sailors attended the ceremony and whilst all of the respective class winners had been posted, there were special awards that were still to be announced, including the ...

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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta

2017 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta - Day 2 © Paul Todd / outsideimages.com

The Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta kicked into full gear Saturday as 220 teams in 17 classes battled the elements on the Chesapeake Bay. While the NOOD Regatta series has been a springtime fixture in Annapolis for nearly 20 years, this is the first time the classic Ensign class has been part of the annual event. “Chowder” skipper ...

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