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Golden Globe Race

Britain's Susie Goodall, becalmed last week, is now back up to speed in 6th place with her Rustler 36 DHL Starlight - photo © Christophe Favreau

Over the weekend, French yachtsman Philippe Péché has fashioned a repair to the aluminium tiller on his Rustler 36 PRB, but without self steering, has decided to head to Cape Town under reduced sail. This morning, the 57-year old professional from La Trinité Sur Mer, who had led the Golden Globe Race almost continuously since the start from Les Sables ...

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Volvo Ocean Race video

Team AkzoNobel - Leg 10 from Cardiff to Gothenburg. © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

A very honest review of Team AkzoNobel’s Volvo Ocean Race including the legal action before the start in which skipper Simeon Tienpont was replaced and then re-instated on the day of the start; the gybe that almost did the mast in on Leg 3 in the Southern Ocean; the win on Leg 6 into Auckland; setting the fastest 24hr record ...

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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Brand new Class40 Corum and Jack Trigger racing Concise 8 head out past the Solent forts - photo © Paul Wyeth / RORC

The international fleet are licking their wounds after a tough first night in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. The leading Class40s and IRC rated yachts have broken away from the rest of the fleet and are expected to round the Scilly Isles this afternoon. With 20 knots from the southwest forecast for the Celtic Sea it will be ...

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Coveted Gold Cup

John B, the defending world champion - photo © Robert Deaves

Over the next two weeks, the International 5.5 Metre fleet will be gracing the waters off Cowes, UK, as they compete for a range of class cups, including the much coveted Scandinavian Gold Cup, and then the world championship. The Royal Yacht Squadron is hosting the events, which run from August 15-24. The first event is the Scandinavian Gold Cup, ...

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Lendy Cowes Week 2018 – Overall

Girls on Film - Lendy Cowes Week 2018 - photo © Paul Wyeth / CWL

The final day of Lendy Cowes Week saw a return to gentle conditions, with starts taking place in a light southerly breeze that gradually built to an unsteady 8-12 knots in the early afternoon. Giles Peckham’s Daring Dauntless won the class with a day to spare, racing with his wife Jane, Milo Carver and Richard Romer-Lee. Dauntless was out again ...

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WIM Series Lysekil Women’s Match

Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team won Lysekil Women's Match 2018. © Dan Ljungsvik

French skipper Pauline Courtois defeated Henriette Koch from Denmark in the final of Lysekil Women’s Match 2018 with 3 straight victories to take the title. “Koch’s team were very good, they were no simple opponents. But we’re incredibly proud of our team’s performance”, says Pauline Courtois. Lysekil Women’s Match 2018 is over and the winner is French skipper Pauline Courtois ...

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Barcolana International Sailing Regatta

Trieste, Italy - Barcolana 2017 - photo © Barcolana / Studio Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net/

The 50th edition of Barcolana International Sailing Regatta: the largest regatta in the world October 1969: It all started 50 years ago, when 51 sailing boats lined up on the startline in light winds for the first edition of Barcolana. There were no illusions of grandeur, it was to be a simple. pure, regatta, open to everyone, held at the end ...

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Lendy Cowes Week 2018

TUTIMA in IRC Class 1 during Ladies Days at Lendy Cowes Week © Paul Wyeth / CWL

After a relaxed morning waiting for a breeze to build, teams at Lendy Cowes Week were thoroughly tested today by a series of wild fluctuations in the wind that accompanied short showers that passed over the race area this afternoon. Lulls saw to wind drop to as low as three knots while some gusts topped 20 knots, while the direction ...

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WIM Series Lysekil Women’s Match

Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team in the lead after day one in Lysekil - 2018 Lysekil Women's Match © Dan Ljungsvik

Last year’s WIM Series winner Pauline Courtois and her crew maintain a perfect track record having won all of her matches during the first day here in Lysekil and is at the top of the score board. But it is a close race behind her with four teams tied for second place behind the French team. Today was the 1st ...

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Melges 24 European Championship

Caipirinha Junior (ITA633, 8-1) with Matteo Ivaldi at the helm and Gabriele Benussi calling tactics, wins the second race today - Melges 24 European Championship 2018 - photo © Pierrick Contin

“The day has been more than positive, almost perfect for Arkanoè by Montura” : this is the comment of Karlo Hmeljak, tactician on board of Arkanoè by Montura by owner and helmsman Sergio Caramel, after the second day of racing at Riva del Garda for the 2018 Melges 24 European Championship. “We had two good starts that allowed us to ...

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