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Melges 24 European Sailing Series

The Corinthian winner of the 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Miles Quinton's Gill Race Team GBR694 with Geoff Carveth helming at the Marinepool European Championship 2016 in Hyeres © Pierrick Contin http://www.pierrickcontin.fr/

Like the good traditions that used to last, has become a nice tradition for the Melges 24 sailors from all over the Europe to gather to the beautiful Portoroz in Slovenia for the first regatta of the sailing season. For the fourth year in a row Portoroz has been the kick off venue of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, ...

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World Cup Series Hyères 2017

London 2012 ESP celebration © OnEdition / World Sailing

When round two of the 2017 World Cup Series takes place in Hyères, France from 23 – 30 April, many attending sailors know what it feels like to stand on top of an Olympic podium. To reach such a feat is the pinnace for all Olympic class sailors and the need to return to that feeling drives them to return ...

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Oman Sail’s Tour de France a la Voile

2017 Spi Ouest © Oman Sail

Just two regattas in to 2017, and Oman Sail’s Diam 24 team has already served notice it will be a force to be reckoned with at one of the European season’s highest profile events – the Tour de France a la Voile. After a highly respectable fifth place finish in the French classic last July, the experienced Oman Sail crew ...

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Mini Transat

Mini Transat © Christophe Beschi

Created to ensure sailors once again had a prominent place in a race ranking, the Mini Transat was devised by British sailor Bob Salmon and first set sail from Penzance in Cornwall some 40 years ago. Twenty-seven sailors took part in the first edition, somewhat shrouded in secrecy. Since that time, the number of applicants has continued to grow and ...

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Sperry Charleston Race Week

Sperry Charleston Race Week

Sperry Charleston Race Week has been America’s biggest keelboat regatta for some time. While the racers love the competition and parties that come with a ‘supersized’ regatta like this, it’s the overall quality of Sperry Charleston Race Week that motivates those who come back year after year. And among those sailors is a wealth of competitive talent, including former Olympic ...

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RC44 Championship Tour

Defending champions Team CEEREF - RC44 Championship Tour © Pedro Martinez / Martinez Studio / RC44

The RC44 Championship Tour enters its 11th season next week in Sotogrande, Spain 27 – 30 April, when eight teams representing five nations, and 64 of the world’s finest sailors take to the water to compete in the opening regatta of the five-stop tour. As the RC44 crews began to arrive the official press conference got underway (Tuesday 18 April) ...

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GC32 Racing Tour

Armin Strom Sailing Team on a charge in Riva del Garda last year – GC32 Racing Tour © Loris von Siebenthal /www.lorisvonsiebenthal.com

Engines already revving in anticipation of GC32 Racing Tour Engines are already revving in anticipation of the 2017 GC32 Racing Tour, which starts on 11th-14th May with the GC32 Riva Cup. For its fourth season, the GC32 Racing Tour will once again be visiting top venues in Italy, Spain and France with the aim of offering competitors ‘the best foiling ...

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J/111 Worlds at St. Francis Yacht Club

Spaceman Spiff second in J/111 Worlds in Newport, RI Stuart Johnstone

What happens when some of the world’s best keelboat sailors climb aboard high-performance One Design boats on a famously windy racecourse for a world-class regatta? In the case of the J/111 Worlds, the result will involve tightly contested starting lines, high-drama mark roundings and ample bow spray. Since launching in August of 2010, the J/111 class has enjoyed steady, sustainable ...

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America’s Cup

Emirates Team NZ in San Francisco - the cavitation "sound barrier" for the AC72's is the same as for the AC50 - around 50kt of boat speed.s © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

A couple of years ago it was hard even to imagine having a potential race boat. It has been a tough journey, but an interesting one,’ said Emirates Team New Zealand skipper, Glenn Ashby, as the team prepares for their first sail in Bermuda. ‘Now we have last part of the journey to experience over the next few months.’ ‘We ...

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Queensland A Class Catamaran Championships

A class catamaran fleet action at Humpybong Yacht Club - Queensland A Class Catamaran Championships Humpybong Yacht Club

Australia’s fastest sailors gather in Brisbane from May 5-7 for the Queensland championships of the high performance A class catamarans. The A class remains the fastest single handed small catamaran in the world. Humpybong Yacht Club president David Begley said the championships which were postponed to May because of ex Cyclone Debbie, were a key component to the Australian national ...

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