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South Island Young 88 Championship 2019

2019 South Island Young 88 Championship - photo © Craig Edwards

The final day of racing in the Bayleys South Island Young 88 South Island Champs saw an epic tussle between Craig Edwards’ team on Flying Machine and defending Champion Harry Thurston on One Way. A win and two seconds on the final day was enough to secure the win for Flying Machine’s “Team Machine” who reclaim the trophy they lost ...

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Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series

Serious Yahoo won the opening race - Port Phillip Women's Championship Series 2019 - photo © Bruno Cocozza

Races three and four of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series, hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria were held on Port Phillip today and the women sailed two long courses in oscillating winds at both ends of the spectrum on a gusty Melbourne day. With the Shirley Freeman Memorial Sailing postponed early in the series due to high ...

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Esse 850 boat at 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, Day 2 © Laurens Morel

The Esse 850 boat Wanna-B comes from Switzerland, but all her five crew are local St. Maarten sailors. For skipper and owner Jan Van den Eynde, sailing in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is a ritual not to be missed. In fact, he has sailed in this event for the last 38 years! Jan was Commodore of the St. Maarten ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2019

2018 Hamilton Island Race Week - Whitsunday wonderland - photo © Kurt Arrigo

The Notice of Race has been posted and entries are open for the 36th edition of Australia’s largest and most spectacular offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week. The much-acclaimed series, which high profile world championship winning sailors like Karl Kwok and Gavin Brady have declared to be the best in the world, will be staged from August 17 to 24, ...

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Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Copa del Rey MAPFRE - The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League ©Fabio Taccola / Nautor's Swan

Copa del Rey MAPFRE moving towards excellence for its 38th edition 2019 introduces the new classification system, which will include a classification and Final series for all classes except the GC32. The Notice of Race for the Copa del Rey MAPFRE was published today, Friday 1st March 2019, on the events official web site, by the organising committee of the ...

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Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2018 © Tim Wilkes / www.timwilkes.com

Ninety-two years of history is a record that not many sports competitions can match. With the number of teams and the unparalleled talent on the water increasing each year, the Bacardi Cup Regatta is among the world’s most iconic sporting events. For 56 years, this event has had the pleasure of calling the beautiful warm waters of Biscayne Bay its ...

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Sayonara Cup

Ridgeway leading Karabos IX briefly in race two - 2019 Sayonara Cup Defender © Nick Hutton

Rogers to defend Sayonara Cup for the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Champion Hobart yachtsman Nick Rogers has earned the right to defend the historic Sayonara Cup which he won for the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania a decade ago from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. The Squadron is the challenger. Roger helmed his International Dragon class yacht Karabos IX ...

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ARC tour in Galapagos

World ARC 2019-20 - Start Leg 3 © World Cruising

After the World ARC fleet been successfully checked-in in the Galapagos, participants are now enjoying their time in Puerto Baquerizo on the island of San Cristobal. This morning the first World ARC tour started from the peer for a half day tour around the island. After 40min drive they first stopped at El Junco the biggest fresh water lagoon on ...

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2.4mR Can Am Championship 2019

2019 2.4mR CanAm Championship Series - Allan Leibel Coming Into the Mark on Charlotte Harbor During Can Am #4 © 2019 CanAm Championship Series / Fran Burstein

Can Am #4, the penultimate regatta of the five-event 2019 2.4mR Can Am Championship, saw 20 competitors the largest fleet of the season get to work on the waters of Charlotte Harbor from February 22-24. Although missing veteran 2.4mR class competitors Janice Graham-Foscarini, Louise Anstey and Audrey Kobayashi, the addition of Guatemalan racer Rodolfo Quezada; the three Massachusetts sailors (Jerry ...

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta


Boats are arriving, teams gathering, serious sailing and race tactics discussed and evening plans for serious fun prepared as the countdown to the start of the 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta continues with the Grand Opening of the Regatta Village. Organisers, volunteers, local residents and competitors gathered to witness Race Director Paul Miller formally launch this year’s event, slicing the ...

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