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Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race

Ambush – Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race © RHKYC/Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com/

Australian entry, Phillip Turner’s Reichel Pugh 66 Alive is steaming along at around 18kts. Alive is now only around 35nm behind the IRC Racer 2 division which started 25 hours earlier and is on her way to take Line Honours. In the IRC Racer 2 division Nick Southward’s J109 Whisky Jack is leading on corrected time. Joachim Isler and Drew ...

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Clipper Yacht Race

Light airs hinder fleet - Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

With less than two days before the fleet is scheduled to start descending upon the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, light wind conditions are bringing last minute frustrations for the majority of the fleet, with leader board positions still very much up for grabs. With Dare to Lead and Garmin activating Stealth Mode, Greenings leads the fleet once again with ...

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Land Rover BAR Academy in Extreme Sailing Series

British-flagged Land Rover BAR Academy in action on home-waters at the last Act in Cardiff, UK. © Owen Buggy

Sir Ben Ainslie, the four-time Olympic gold-medallist and America’s Cup sailor, is to return to the Extreme Sailing Series™ as helm of Land Rover BAR Academy for the penultimate Act of the season in San Diego, from 19 – 22 October. The British sailing star, who recently finished a campaign in the 35th America’s Cup as Team Principal and Skipper ...

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Admiral’s Cup Regatta

Mercedes III hard running on the Solent during the 1967 Admiral’s Cup Beken of Cowes www.beken.co.uk

When an informal committee of offshore veterans first met six months ago to put flesh on the bones of a Classic Yacht Association of Australia idea to hold some form of a regatta to mark the 50th anniversary of Australia’s first win in the Admiral’s Cup, their aim was to attract a fleet of 10 yachts. It now seems likely ...

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PIC Coastal Classic

2017 PIC Coastal Classic PIC Coastal Classic http:www.coastalclassic.co.nz

Aucklanders will be in for a treat on Friday morning when more than 150 yachts entered in the PIC Coastal Classic gather off North Head for a colourful mass spinnaker start. For lovers of yachting the forecast south-westerly breezes will mean a show that can be viewed from any location where you can view the harbour between Devonport Wharf and ...

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Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race 2017

Free Fire. 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race © RHKYC/Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com/

A beautiful day in Hong Kong harbour with blue skies and a north easterly breeze of 10kts for the start of IRC Racer 0 and 1 in the Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. 10 boats were on the start line – IRC Racer 2 division started yesterday, 25 hours earlier. The horn sounded at 1320hrs – a few minutes ...

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Extreme Sailing Series San Diego

Countdown begins for spectacular Extreme Sailing Series San Diego © Lloyd Images

The penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ starts in San Diego in one week’s time. The eight-strong fleet – including two US-flagged wildcard squads – will race in San Diego Bay, a new venue for the Series, as thousands watch from the public Race Village on Harbor Island, from 19 – 22 October. The Extreme Sailing Series will ...

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Nations Trophy

2017 The Nations Trophy - Swan OD Challenge © Studio Borlenghi

Swan OD Challenge images by Studio Borlenghi   by Carlo Borlenghi

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Summer Pennant River Race

Doctor Who and Wild West rounding the leeward mark on the River Derwent. Wild West took line honours and AMS, Doctor Who won IRC and pHS categories © Peter Watson

Doctor Who, one of Tasmania’s most successful racing yachts of the past three decades, yesterday made a winning comeback in the opening race of the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant, a river race on the Derwent. Skippered by Rod Jackman, the black-hulled sloop which won its division of the Sydney Hobart race in 1990, slipped away from the fleet becalmed off ...

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18ft Skiffs Spring Championship

Teams battle for wind at the start of today's Race 2 of the League's Spring Championship © Frank Quealey / Australian 18 Footers League

The Triple M 18ft Skiff team of James Ward, Adam Gillson and Huon Oliver totally dominated race two of the Australian 18 Footers League Spring Championship, which was sailed in a light Easterly breeze on Sydney Harbour today. Ward and his team were prominent from the start and took the lead at the first set of windward marks after a ...

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