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100 days to go Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race - 100 days to go © Will Suto / Volvo Ocean Race

45,000 nautical miles, four oceans, 12 major cities. Musto takes a stance against plastic usage in partnership with the Volvo Ocean Race and Vestas 11th Hour Racing. Meet Team Vestas 11th Hour Racing The Team American’s Charlie Enright and Mark Towill from Team Vestas are returning to the Volvo Ocean Race for a second consecutive edition, after launching their 2017-18 ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Rounding the historic Fastnet Rock - a lasting memory for all crews in the Rolex Fastnet Race starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron on Sunday 6th August © Rolex/Daniel Forster http://www.regattanews.com

While the Judel-Vrolijk 115 Nikata will be the largest yacht competing among the 350 or so yachts starting the Rolex Fastnet Race on Sunday 6 August, the battle for line honours glory looks set to be between two titans of the grand prix racing world. Finnish Whitbread Round the World Race legend Ludde Ingvall returns having previously put in one ...

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J-Class

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

In the 1930s, when the rule was first introduced, J-Class yachts were the pinnacle of world yacht racing. But by 1940 many had been stripped or broken up for scrap metal for the war effort or just abandoned and left to rot in mud berths. Decades later several of these leviathans have been rebuilt and restored and are now part ...

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M32 World Championship

Winners - ChinaOne NINGBO (NZL) - 2017 M32 World Championship © Anton Klock / M32 World

Phil Robertson and the crew of ChinaOne Ningbo have won the M32 World Championship in Marstrand, Sweden. With rain squalls gusting up to 40 knots, principal race officer Mattias Dahlstrom was unable to hold any racing on the final day, and Robertson’s nine-point advantage on the leaderboard meant the New Zealander becomes the winner of the first ever world championship ...

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Bart’s Bash 2017

BART'S BASH 2017

The Andrew Simpson Foundation, the UK-based Sailing Charity with a global reach, sits at the epicentre of the unique annual sailing event, the biggest sailing event in the world, Bart’s Bash, which this year takes place over the weekend of 16-17 September. This is the 4th Bart’s Bash and the event management team is delighted to announce the launch of the ...

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Rolex Farr 40 World Championship

PAZZA IDEA (Corinthian) - Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2017 © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo http://www.regattanews.com

Plenty, owned by Alex Roepers with tactician Terry Hutchinson, the defending champions at the start of the event, are World Champions for the third time in the Farr 40 One Design Class. Theirs is the top spot on the podium at the 20th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship organised in Porto Cervo by the Yacht Club Costa ...

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Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta 2017

Race 3 - - Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta 2017 © Mike Kenyon http://kenyonsportsphotos.com.au/

Beach goers at the Sunshine Coast were treated to a colourful sailing spectacle as Day 2 of SCOR 2017 was completed in Mooloolaba Bay with two Windward/Leeward Races. Weather forecasters were proved to be correct as very light winds around four to seven knots prevailed. Race Three was windward/leeward. Results for race three were: Place – Boat – Skipper 1. ...

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MC38 Winter Series

Second overall act 3 Winter Series Hooligan © KJT Sailing Photography

In the absence of their divine leader Leslie Green, team Ginger consolidated and extended their MC38 Winter Series lead in another day of light winds on Sunday July 16, 2017, to clinch the third stage win by five points. Marcus Blackmore’s Hooligan switched gears and guest tactician Seve Jarvin made savvy calls in the two races in patchy WSW breeze ...

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Finish 2017 Transpac

Andrews and his Locomotive team enjoying the moment in winning Division 5 - 2017 Transpac © Betsy Crowfoot/Ultimate Sailing

In a race that has featured more elapsed time records set than any in recent memory, its ironic that in the 2017 Transpac the bulk of the fleet has still to finish due to some light-air conditions in the middle of the course. At Noon local time today, only 22 of the 55 boats entered in this year’s race have ...

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Rolex Farr 40 Worlds

Zen leading the fleet Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2017 © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo http://www.regattanews.com

The 20th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with Title sponsor Rolex and the Farr 40 Class Association, saw four races run today in north westerly breezes that built gradually from six to twelve knots from 11:00 AM when racing started to the late afternoon of a long day. Today, Quantum ...

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