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Transatlantic Race 2019

KIVA at the start - 2019 Transatlantic Race © Paul Todd / OutsideImages.com

Like an immovable bouncer barring entry to the English Channel nightclub, the giant ridge, or zone of high pressure, continues to define this latter half of the Transatlantic Race 2019. While the center of this huge “bubble” of light winds has retraced south gradually, its reach still extends north into the Celtic Sea (between Cornwall and southern Ireland). The latest ...

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Sweden’s Midsummer Solo Challenge

Midsummer Solo Challenge 2019 - photo © Search Magazine Segling

Back in December 2017, a group of sailors gathered together and decided to create the Midsummer Solo Challenge, a 123.0nm race from Marstrand around the northwestern archipelago of Sweden. Here is the report from Peter Gustafsson sailing the famous J/11 BLUR.SE. “This year it felt like it was real. The idea behind Midsummer Solo Challenge was formulated at a meeting ...

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The Nord Stream Race

The Swedish Team - 2019 Nord Stream Race - photo © NSR / Anya Semeniouk

Five cities, five racing yachts from five countries, 50 sailors, over 100 guests from politics, sports and business who sailed on board, thousands of spectators and over 100,000 online viewers experienced a competitive and eventful race across the Baltic Sea. The 1000 nautical mile race followed the route of the Nord Stream gas pipeline from Kiel to Saint Petersburg, with ...

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FAST40+ Race Circuit ~ RORC IRC National Championship

Elvis, SWE 5, Ker 40 - IRC National Championship - photo © Paul Wyeth

Peter Morton was grinning from ear-to-ear after racing today, and well he might. His FAST40+ Girls on Film has been in outstanding form, scoring a perfect six bullets during two days of racing. With the final day still to go, Girls on Film is assured of winning Round 3 of the FAST40+ Circuit. Girls on Film, GBR 50, Carkeek 40 ...

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IRC National Championship at Royal Ocean Racing Club

Happy Daize, James Chalmers J/112E competing in IRC 3 - IRC National Championship 2019 ©Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com

Day two of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s IRC National Championship saw conditions come good with a less severe tidal effect on the Solent due to a later kick-off time and a breeze that peaked at 16 knots. This allowed both race committees (IRC 3-4 run by the RORC racing team’s own Steve Cole and Stuart Childerley PRO for the ...

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World Match Racing Tour Championship

Måns Holmberg, SWE (Stratsys Racing) on day 3 of the World Match Racing Tour Championship Final at Marstrand - photo © Patrick Malmer

Local favourite Nicklas Dackhammar (ESSIQ Racing) today secured his place in the Semi-final of GKSS Match Cup Sweden for the 2018-19 Match Racing World Championship, sending home six-time world champion Ian Williams in a straight 2-0 match. Dackhammar joins former match racing world champions Torvar Mirsky (AUS), Taylor Canfield (USA) and Phil Robertson (NZL) in the Semi-final line-up as the ...

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RS Aero North American Championships

RS Aero North American Championships at The Gorge © RS Sailing

The RS Aero North American Championships took place on the iconic waters of the Gorge, Cascade Locks, Oregon with a host of world-class sailors battling it out. The first day of racing brought a light start but as soon as the sailors’ feet touched the water, the breeze built to a steady 10-12 knots. The 23-strong RS Aero 7 fleet ...

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Tour Voile 2019

2019 Tour Voile 1 © Event Media

Light winds and strong tidal currents off Dunkirk’s Malo Les Bains beaches conspired to deliver surprises and upsets on the first day of the Tour Voile as the Belgian team Caraibois BE. Brussels won the opening stade nautique Final and two of the top seeds were effectively eliminated from the Final for jumping the start gun. While the strongly tipped ...

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IMOCA 60 vs VO65

Up to eight VO65's could compete in The Ocean Race - In Port Race, Cape Town - Volvo Ocean Race, December 7, 2017 © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

In case you missed it, the next edition of The Ocean Race will be contested by two different classes of boat: the all-new, super fast and foiling IMOCA 60s, and the one-design VO65s that gave us such intensely close racing last time out. It’s a development that has brought together two distinct sailing worlds – and will see The Ocean ...

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Cowes Classics Week

Opposition in class 'Red 1' on day 1 of Cowes Classics Week - photo © Tim Jeffreys Photography

Classes and course setters gear up for Cowes Classics Week In just over three weeks some of the prettiest boats and most enduring designs will be battling it out on Solent Waters in the 12th Cowes Classics Week for one of the season’s most prestigious prizes, the Charles Stanley 1792 Trophy. The 225-year-old cup will be carried off by the ...

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