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Melges 40 Grand Prix at Lanzarote 2018

2018 Lanzarote Melges 40 Grand Prix - Valentin Zavadnikov, DYNAMIQ SYNERGY - photo © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication

Congratulations are in full order for 2018 Melges 40 Lanzarote Grand Prix Champion Alessandro Rombelli at the helm of Stig. Racing alongside was tactician Francesco Bruni, with crew members Giorgio Tortarolo, Daniele Fiaschi, Iztok Knafelc, Luca Faravelli, Martino Tortarolo, Pierluigi De Felice and Pietro Mantovani. “We are happy to have won the regatta, and excited about winning the Grand Prix as well,” ...

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RORC Caribbean 600 2019

Athos and Adela at the start of the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - photo © Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

The 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 is set to be a spectacular edition of the fantastic 600 nautical mile race around 11 Caribbean islands. Of the early entries, the largest yacht competing will be the 203ft schooner Athos, returning to the race after her round the world adventure. Three of the world’s fastest multihulls will also be taking part, Argo, Maserati ...

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Melges 40 Grand Prix at Lanzarote 2018

2018 Lanzarote Melges 40 Grand Prix - Valentin Zavadnikov, Dynamiq Synergy - photo © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication

With six races complete at the 2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix in Lanzarote, Alessandro Rombelli’s Stig (Francesco Bruni, tactician) has extended his lead in the most impressive manner. A seemingly unstoppable 1-1-3 daily result keeps him in the event lead, five points ahead of second place finisher Valentin Zavadnikov’s Dynamiq Synergy (Michele Ivaldi, tactician). With only four more races to be ...

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Sydney Beneteau Cup

Robert Blaschka's, L'Oiseau, was the winner of Division A. Seen here powered up on the way to South Head ©Alex McKinnon Photography

Set against the iconic backdrop of the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Sydney Beneteau Cup celebrated its 27th anniversary at the end of October. With staunch and growing support from owners across the country, this edition proved to be another huge success, serving as a great occasion for owners and crew to socialize, sail, and revel in Beneteau’s unique ...

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12th China Cup International Regatta

Day 1's Passage Race in the China Cup International Regatta 2018 - photo © China Cup/ Studio Borlenghi

Former winner Vanhang Longcheer has become the early leader of the ultra-competitive Beneteau 40.7 fleet after winning the New Sports Passage Race on the opening day of the China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen. Last year Joseph Dennis O’Keeffe’s Australian/Chinese crew struggled to find the best breeze on the 30-mile race out of Hong Kong waters to Daya Bay in ...

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ORC Multihull Rule

ORCmh will be used in the 2019 season for OMA's competitive class of performance cruising catamarans © Christophe Jouany

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the Offshore Multihull Association (OMA) are pleased to announce their partnership to develop a new handicap rule system called ORCmultihull, or ORCmh. This new system is intended to provide measurement, VPP rating and scoring tools for large performance multihulls, a new and exciting sector in offshore racing. “We’re very happy to work with ORC ...

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NSW J24 State Championships

2018 NSW J24 State Championships © Ben Williams

Cronulla Sailing Club in partnership with the J24 Southern Sydney Fleet again hosted the NSW State Championships in the water of Bate Bay. Saturday came with the crew briefing lead by starter Bruce Swane, laying down the law and setting the scene for what was to come, two days of exciting, frustrating but most of all enjoyable and friendly One-Design ...

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Route du Rhum

After yesterday’s gale which ended the hopes of many skippers, conditions are now more manageable for the boats in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe fleet that are still actively racing. French sailor Armel Le Cléac’h was successfully rescued by a fishing boat overnight, plucked from his upturned Banque Populaire IX ULTIME trimaran around 2130hrs CET. The fishing boat is heading ...

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Lanzarote to decide 2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix champion

2018 Lanzarote Melges 40 Grand Prix - photo © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication

The most anticipated event of the 2018 Melges 40 season officially gets underway on Thursday, November 8. With all the right ingredients in place, the 2018 Melges 40 Lanzarote Grand Prix will be a guaranteed racing showdown. After three events (a season that commenced in Palma de Mallorca last May), three very capable teams are positioned at the top, but only one can take ...

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12th Classic Yacht Cup Regatta

Mercedes II skippered by Martin Ryan leads Scimitar skipped by Damian Purcell on the way to the gate. - photo © Alex McKinnon Photography

The second day of racing in the 12th Classic Yacht – Cup Regatta organized by the Classic Yacht Association of Australia was held in very different conditions from yesterday. Race Officer, David Le Roy, from the host club, Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, kept the crews on shore with the hosting of the AP flag while we waited for the ...

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