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Clipper Yacht Race

Day 2, Race 1 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

Strong tides running North have divided the fleet tactically overnight, with the front of the pack heading close inshore to seek faster routes. Dale Smyth, Skipper of third placed team Dare To Lead, reported: “It was an interesting night with the front of the pack all deciding to head close inshore to Wales in order to escape the north flowing ...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Quinag

Pulses look set to race once again at the Mediterranean’s greatest festival of big boat competition. The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, in conjunction with the International Maxi Association (IMA), an organization that in turn can trace its roots back nearly four decades. The forty-eight ...

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

Day 3 – Black Jack with Wild oats XI and Alive – Audi Hamilton Island Race Week © Andrea Francolini Photography http://www.afrancolini.com/

Four hours after the original scheduled start and with the entire Audi Hamilton Island Race Week fleet moved to open water on the south western side of the island, the first start on day three got underway near Surprise Rock in a light south-east breeze. The IRC Racing fleet led off, Peter Harburg’s Black Jack 100 in control of the ...

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J Class World Championship in Newport

Lionheart - J- Class Regatta - 35th America's Cup - Bermuda June 19, 2017 © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

In the long and storied history of the J Class, Newport Rhode Island is a very special place. It was when the event moved from New York City to Narrangansett Bay for the 1930 regatta that the America’s Cup was first raced for the very first time in J Class yachts. The Vanderbilt syndicate’s Enterprise prevailed against Shamrock V. Harold ...

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Rolex Big Boat Series 2017

The Pac52 Beau Geste will be on the line at this year's Rolex Big Boats Series © Rolex/Daniel Forster http://www.regattanews.com

There’s an old adage that it’s best to have a comfortable seat when the music stops. While nobody is overly concerned with creature comforts at an athletic competition, all teams wishing to secure their spot on the starting line of the Rolex Big Boat Series (September 14-17, 2017), hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club, are kindly reminded that the entry-deadline ...

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017

Reichel Pugh Yachts - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 Crosbie Lorimer http://www.crosbielorimer.com

With the crews of the Racer/Cruiser & Trailable classes sitting much closer to the water the sight of them skimming the seas ahead of the larger boats made us appreciate how long a race it was for these divisions. Day 1 of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week saw the fleet blast north to the Molle Islands. The four Reichel Pugh ...

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Nord Stream Race

The ClubSwan 50 – New weapon for the Nord Stream Race © Nautor's Swan / Carlo Borlenghi

Challenge of the Nord Stream Race beckons for rookie offshore sailors Some young, talented sailors are about to undergo one of the biggest challenges of their lives as they set sail in the 1,000 nautical mile offshore race, the Nord Stream Race this Saturday. While all the competitors taking part in the race are expert sailors in some form of ...

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Extreme Sailing Series returns to Cardiff

Act 3, Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff 2016 – Day 2 – SAP Extreme Sailing Team © Lloyd Images

The Extreme Sailing Series™ will bring its unique high-octane stadium-style sailing to Cardiff Bay for the sixth consecutive year from 25 – 28 August, for the sixth Act of the 2017 season. The international fleet of seven GC32s will include British-flagged wildcard entry Team Extreme Wales, skippered by two-time British Olympian Stevie Morrison. The ultimate Stadium Racing championship will headline ...

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Clipper Race

Day 1, Race 1 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

Following an adrenaline filled start to the Clipper 2017-18 Race, with big crowds and international media turning out to see the twelve teams and 247 crew members on their way for Leg 1 to Punta del Esta, the largest race edition yet, and the competition for race standings is now well underway. With less than 20 nautical miles separating the ...

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

Day 2 – Audi Hamilton Island Race Week © Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com

Day two of Audi Australia Hamilton Island Race Week was very different to the first! I started with the cruising fleet starts, and then headed over to the IRC divisions where we witnessed 100 foot maxis pushing the start line after a long delay due to unstable wind on the offshore course. Live with the IRC racing division today This ...

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