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Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille

2019 Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille - photo © Christophe Jouany

Picture-perfect conditions greeted the fleets to kickstart the 10th anniversary edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille as the nine classes raced around the west side of St. Barth on racecourses ranging from 24 – 36 nautical miles in 15 – 20 knots of breeze. Of the 2019 entries, almost 30 percent are first-timers, a sure sign of ...

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International Dragon Tasmanian Championship

Drone image of the start of a race in the Tasmanian Dragon Championship - photo © Steven Shield

Hobart yachtsman Nick Rogers has added another championship title to his unprecedented record in the International Dragon class, winning the 2019 Tasmanian Championship on the River Derwent with Karabos IX. Rogers and his crew of Leigh Behrens and Oli Burnell outsailed the eight-boat fleet in all but one of the six races, and discarding his race two second place, finished ...

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World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final 2019

2019 World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final ©Chris Ray

Pauline Courtois (FRA) and Pearson Potts (USA) lead the Women’s and Open division after two flights sailed in the semifinals at World Sailing’s Nations Cup, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA. The first to score three wins in each division will advance to the finals. Stage 3 racing finished earlier in the day with Courtois, Nicole ...

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Antigua Sailing Week

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK / © Paul Wyeth

Antigua Sailing Week Launches into Second Half-Century Big is the word for the 52nd Antigua Sailing Week (ASW). This granddaddy of Caribbean regattas set for April 28th to May 3rd will be notable for both the quantity and quality of entries. For one, more than 100 yachts are expected to compete in everything from racing to cruising, spinnaker to non-spinnaker, monohull to multihull, ...

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World Sailing Nations Cup 2019 Grand Final

2019 World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final ©Chris Ray

Pauline Courtois (FRA) and Pearson Potts (USA) lead the Women’s and Open division after two flights sailed in the semifinals at World Sailing’s Nations Cup, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA. The first to score three wins in each division will advance to the finals. Stage 3 racing finished earlier in the day with Courtois, Nicole ...

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44Cup Porto Montenegro

John Bassadone's Peninsula Petroleum has Ed Baird as tactician this season - 2019 44Cup Porto Montenegro - photo © MartinezStudio.es

The Bay of Tivat came good for the final day of the 44Cup Porto Montenegro with three races held and a most worthy winner in Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF. The Slovenian team led this first event of the 2019 44 Cup from the outset. Today neither they nor Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika won a race, but showed impeccable consistency, both ...

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44Cup Porto Montenegro

Tom Slingsby has taken over tactician duties with Vladimir Prosikhin on Team Nika - photo © Martinez Studio / RC44 Class

While the sun was out and the rain held off, Porto Montenegro presented a challenging second day of 44Cup racing, starting in 10 knots and building to 20 by the close of play mid-afternoon. A light patch around the committee boat helped create nail-biting photo finishes in two of today’s three races. Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF comfortably won race two ...

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Edgartown Race Weekend 2019

www.rtirace.org Edgartown Yacht Club's Edgartown Race Weekend 2019

J/Boat teams are always a big part of the action at Edgartown Yacht Club Race Weekend, and this year organizers are putting out an all-call to J Fest participants and others who own J/Boats, inviting them to join the fun on Martha’s Vineyard over July 25-27. The three-day competition starts on Thursday with two days of ‘Round-the-Buoys (‘RTB) racing and ...

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Monaco Swan One Design

2019 Monaco Swan One Design - Day 1 - photo © Martina Orsini

2019 Monaco Swan One Design opened today with a single race. The Yacht Club de Monaco Race Committee, led by Ariane Mainemare, managing the sole opportunity presented by today’s less than promising conditions. The racing proved close across the three classes. The top guns were: Dmitry Rybolovlev’s Skorpios in ClubSwan 50, Luis Senis’ Porron IX in Swan 45 and Lorenzo ...

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Défi Atlantique Guadeloupe 2019

Good start for 2nd leg from Horta to La Rochelle - 2019 Défi Atlantique Guadeloupe © Event Media

It was exactly 3pm yesterday when the 10 Class40s taking part in the Défi Atlantique left the port of Horta on the way to La Rochelle 1,300 miles away. The 32* sailors setting out in a crews of two and even up to four, according to the skipper’s goodwill, hailed the admirable way in which the small port of the ...

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