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Clipper Race Leg 2

View during rig check on board Unicef - The Clipper Race Leg 2 - Race 3, Day 4 - photo © Clipper Race

The early stages of Race 3: The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown have been dominated by the decision of which route to take to Cape Town; the most direct, via the rhumb line with the risk of being affected by the St Helena High or the southerly route, longer distance but potentially more consistent conditions. It is no different on the fourth day ...

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J/121 Smokes Harvest Moon Regatta

J/121 Smokes Harvest Moon Regatta © Event Media

J/Teams sweep ORC offshore division at Smokes Harvest Moon Regatta The weather forecast for this year’s Harvest Moon Regatta race, hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club south of Houston, was either intimidating to some, or a thrill for others. An impending front that ultimately produced deadly tornados north in the Dallas/ Fort Worth region also produced 5-10 foot steep Gulf of ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2019

Teasing Machine - 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race - photo © Kurt Arrigo

The Rolex Middle Sea Race is one of the world’s most compelling and challenging offshore races. Supported by Rolex since 2002, this year’s exploits by some of the event’s most emblematic characters will ensure the 40th Rolex Middle Sea Race retains a distinct place in the annals of the race. Maltese yacht Elusive 2, skippered by the Podesta family, and ...

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Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup 2019

2019 Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup day 2 - photo © Mark Albertazzi

‘Stay out of the pack… and preferably in the front’ was the goal of today’s current first place skipper Will Holz of Chicago Yacht Club. On day two of the Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup, Holz and his crew were able to do just that, showing their competitors just how skilled they are in their home-town like winds. The breeze ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

2019 Transat Jacques Vabre: Low pressure and international flavour for Route du Café Sunday © Event Media

Low pressure and international flavour for the Transat Jacques Vabre on Sunday Many of the biggest names in offshore sailing will be among the 59 boats and 118 crew that cross the start line of the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre tomorrow (Sunday, October 27) at 13:15 (French time) and begin their 4,350-mile race to ...

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2020 ORC/IRC World Championship

First day of inshore racing, Offshore World Championship, the Netherlands. - photo © Sander van der Borch

The conventional wisdom says the sailing season in the Northeastern United States ends with Labor Day, celebrated the first Monday in September. But the locals will tell you that September and October are the best months of the year Southern New England and ideal for top-level sailing. Regattas held in Newport around the fall solstice usually bring a testing variety ...

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Maxi Rambler takes 2019 Rolex Middle Sea

Ramble - 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race - photo © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

Rambler crossed the finish line of the 40th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race at 08:13:00 CEST on Tuesday, 22 October, completing the 606nm course in a time of 2 days 19 hours 43minutes. Rambler Crew: George David, Brad Butterworth, Andrea Visintini, Rodney Ardern, Will McCarthy, Dean Phipps, Stuart Wilson, Mark Newbrook, Jan Dekker, Brian Giorgio, Scott Beavis, Simon ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race

2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race, day 1 © Kurt Arrigo / Rolex

The 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race, the 40th edition of the 606nm classic offshore, set off from Grand Harbour today. A fleet of 113 yachts, separated into seven starts, were wafted on their way by a very gentle northerly breeze that sent cat’s paws across the harbour, and left plenty of traps for the unsuspecting. No matter, for the competitors ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

With Dutch racing legend Bouwe Bekking as skipper, VO65 Childhood I will compete in the RORC Transatlantic Race for the benefit of the World Childhood Foundation © Childhood I

Varied fleet set for 6th RORC Transatlantic Race The sixth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race is set to feature a huge variety of yachts racing across the Atlantic Ocean with the Royal Ocean Racing Club. One-design VO65s and Maxi yachts have expressed their goal to take line honours and a tilt at the race record. Teams racing optimised performance ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

Groupe Apicil - photo © Christophe Launay

Damien Seguin and Yoann Richomme aiming to be the first of the Transat Jacques Vabre non-foilers Between now and the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre, which begins in Le Havre on Sunday 27th October, the IMOCA class has decided to share with you some portraits of the unusual, unlikely and surprising pairs that have come together for the double-handed ...

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