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Fireball World Championship

Fireball World Championship at Pointe Claire YC ©Urs Haerdi

After a short delay, race day number 3 of the 2019 Fireball World Championship got under way. A new wind direction and new challenges tested the crews with the same sunny skies and warm water. Large shifts were the order of the day with an unstable 6-12knts, not dissimilar to the UK nationals at Torbay. To this end Dobbo and ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week

Team Hollywood IRC div 2 winner - Day 6 - Hamilton Island Race Week - photo © Salty Dingo

Sydney boats Hooligan, Marcus Blackmore’s TP52, and Team Hollywood, Ray Roberts’ Botin 40, have captured the top divisional prizes at Hamilton Island Race Week on the penultimate day, when the whales came out to play in Whitsunday Passage. Wind over tide made for some very lumpy seas and there were a small number of casualties. Team Zen was this afternoon ...

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Rolex TP52 World Championship

Rolex TP52 World Championship Cascais 2018 © Nico Martinez / 52 Super Series

Practice Race ~ Rolex TP52 World Championship on Bay of Palma Provezza, winners on these Bay-of-Palma waters in 2017, served notice that they should be among the favourites to win the 2019 TP52 World Championship title as they held off Azzurra to win the Official Practice Race in a light sea breeze today. The Turkish-flagged team, which has John Cutler steering and ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week

Mad Max Tf10 through a gybe - 2019 Hamilton Island Race Week, day 4 - photo © Salty Dingo

The brand new Tf10 Mad Max up on one hull through a gybe and Kim William’s Melges 32 Rock n Roll living up to its name by performing a massive wipe-out at the northern end of Dent Island in a gust made for a colourful day four of racing at Hamilton Island Race Week. This was after some morning frivolity when crews ...

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M32 European Series

Taylor Canfield (right) will sail with Convexity for this year's M32 Worlds, while Dan Cheresh (left) will steer GAC Pindar / Extreme. - photo © Ian Roman / M32 NA Championship

Top teams from both sides of the Atlantic and sailors from across the globe are currently converging on the sailing mecca of Lake Garda for the leading events of the season for the M32 catamaran class. Taking place this weekend, over 24-25th August out of the Fraglia Vela Riva in Riva del Garda, the Pre-Worlds will double as the concluding ...

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J/70 UK National Championships

J/70 UK Class National Championships ©Tim Wright / photoaction.com

The J/70 UK National Championship kicks off this Bank Holiday weekend hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. The event precedes the Darwin Escapes 2019 World Championship (29 Aug – 06 Sept). However this weekend’s regatta is far more than a curtain raiser for the big event. 35 teams will be racing at the open national championships with top British ...

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Rossborough Round the Island Race 2019

Rossborough Round the Island - cruiser start © Bill Harris

Excellent conditions prevailed for the annual Rossborough Round the Island Race organised by the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club, held earlier this month. Despite a lack of sunshine, the mostly moderate westerly breeze coupled with a variety of favourable and counter tides produced an agreeably fast rounding for all of the twenty-one participants. This very long-standing and popular event in ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week

Hamilton Island cruising classes set off under kite - Hamilton Island Race Week 2019, day 2 © Salty Dingo

Day two at Hamilton Island Race Week was the classic calm before the storm, another picturesque light-air outing and procession of coloured kites setting off for their designated island marks of the course belying the approaching weather change. Trade winds lightened throughout the afternoon of Monday August 19, the morning 10 knot sou’easter fading to 6-7 knots for the some ...

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Viper 640 World Championship

Jerwood under pressure in Practice Race 2, declared a dead heat with Justin Scott on day 1 of the Viper 640 Worlds Practice Regatta at Perth © Bernie Kaaks

Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (Long Beach, CA) will be hosting the 2019 Viper 640 World Championship powered by Goslings from August 17-24, 2019. The host of the Viper’s 2014 North American Championship and the home of the world’s largest fleet of the Viper 640 sportboat, ABYC has the experience, the resources, and the volunteers to make this a true World ...

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Mersea Week 2019

Mersea Week 2019 ©Chrissie Westgate

The 46th annual Mersea Week finished on Friday 16th August, and like most sailing around the country, the racing was held in pretty tough conditions – quite a contrast to the sunshine and sea breezes enjoyed by competitors last year. As many as 70 volunteer helpers supplemented the organising committee to make the week happen, with the usual separate committee ...

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