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Oracle Team USA

Oracle Team USA - 35th America’s Cup Ricardo Pinto

The two-time defending champion of the America’s Cup, Oracle Team USA, scheduled to open its title defence with a race against Groupama Team France in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on Friday, will now need to wait a further day. Gale force winds and heavy rains are forecast to buffet Bermuda on Friday and organizers have decided to postpone ...

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Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain 2017

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain © Marc Turner / EMCT

On May 20, a bright blue 44ft yacht, Moonspray, surrounded by a flotilla of local boats, sailed out of Largs Yacht Haven for the start of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain 2017. Over the course of the summer the Round Britain 2017 voyage will involve over 100 young people in recovery from cancer in this national relay visiting ...

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RCIYC Spring Regatta

Erica (David Myatt) - RCIYC Spring Regatta © Bill Harris http://www.shyc.je/Jersey-Regatta//

What a weekend! Blazing sunshine and fair breezes that made both days of the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club’s annual Spring Regatta, held in St Aubin’s Bay over 20th and 21st May, a resounding success. Sponsored for the second year running by the Salty Dog Bar and Bistro, one of the Island’s most popular restaurants and a near neighbour to ...

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Panerai Classic Challenge and Argentario Sailing Week

Cambria © James Robinson Taylor

With only four weeks to go before the 18th edition of Argentario Sailing Week kicks off and with over 40 Grandes Dames already registered, Porto Santo Stefano is ready to host the international Classic Yacht regatta. The event is organized by the Yacht Club Santo Stefano in partnership with the Florentine haute horologerie brand Officine Panerai. In 2017, yachts will ...

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Trimaran Macif

MACIF trimaran skipper and crew - USHIP ArMen Race © Vincent Curutchet / DPPI / Macif

USHIP ArMen Race – Warm-up before The Bridge After a first double-handed win in the Transat Jacques Vabre, in 2015 and a single-handed campaign punctuated by a win in The Transat Bakerly in 2016, François Gabart is now taking on a race with a crew. The MACIF trimaran is taking part in the USHIP ArMen Race on Thursday, a 240-mile ...

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Oracle Team ~ USA America’s Cup

Tactician Tom Slingsby (left) and Grant Simmer - Oracle Team USA - Bermuda, September 2016 Sam Greenfield/Oracle Team USA http://www.oracleteamusa.com

Grant Simmer (AUS) is probably the most experienced America’s Cup sailor and team member in Bermuda for the 35th America’s Cup. His long career started in 1983 when he was navigator aboard Australia II, he won again in a team management role in Alinghi (SUI) and joined Oracle Team USA just after the team nosedived and all but destroyed their ...

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RORC Myth of Malham Race

George David's American Maxi Rambler 88. RORC / Tim Wright

Over one hundred and forty yachts, representing nine different countries, have entered the RORC Myth of Malham Race, the largest RORC fleet to race since the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race. The Myth of Malham Race starts from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line, Cowes with the first mark at the Eddystone Lighthouse, off Plymouth. In essence the first 130 miles of ...

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Setsail Back Sea Int Regatta

Two intense days of competition - SetSail Black Sea International Regatta 2017 SetSail Nautic School

Excellent start for the 2017 Romanian sailing race season at the Setsail Back Sea International Regatta which took place on the 20 and 21st of May. Excellent wind conditions, 10-25 knots, powered the three inshore races demanding both strategy and sailing skills and the challenging offshore race. The regatta offered two days of spectacular racing in a 36-strong fleet, including ...

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World Ocean Race Biggest Round

Clipper Race helicoptershot Morgan Kasmarik

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has today announced it will return to Fremantle, Western Australia, during the eleventh edition of the world’s biggest round-the-world ocean race. The 40,000 nautical mile Clipper 2017-18 Race will arrive in Fremantle between the 21 and 25 of November, 2017, after the Southern Ocean Leg from Cape Town, and its international crew and ...

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Warsash Spring Series 2017

Glass Yacht Trophys Andrew Adams

Spirits were high at the packed prize giving held at the Warsash Sailing Club on the River Hamble, for the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series and Crewsaver Warsash Spring Championship 2017 on Friday 19th May. All class winners were awarded with a fine glass yacht trophy. Series class winners were also awarded a Helly Hansen HP Foil Jacket and Trousers, ...

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