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Route du Rhum

The Ultime 32m max trimaran Edmond de Rothschild - start Route du Rhum - November 4, 2018 - photo © Eloi Stichelbaut

After suffering a breakage on her starboard float, the Route du Rhum race leader, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild expected into La Coruña, Spain between 20 and 22:00 GMT The incident occurred in four metre seas and 30kt winds. The broken float has been retrieved on board. The incredible memories of the foiling 32metre Maxi Edmond de Rothschild flying towards Cap ...

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Swiss International Women’s Match 2018

Swiss International Women's Match 2018 © Cyrill Sipka

Between the 31st of October and the 3rd of November, the world’s best female match racers gathered in Ascona to compete in the Swiss International Women’s Match. Despite heavy rain and tricky wind conditions an impressive 66 matches were completed on Lago Maggiore. The start of the regatta belonged to top ranked skipper Pauline Courtois and her team Match in ...

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12th China Cup International Regatta

China Cup 2017 - photo © China Cup / Studio Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net/?

Emirates Team New Zealand are back to defend their title in the hotly-contested Beneteau 40.7 fleet at the 12th edition of the China Cup International Regatta, which takes place next week from 8 to 12 November. In total, 112 boats are set to compete across a range of keelboat divisions: IRC, HKPN, ASAF, Bavaria 37 and Beneteau 40.7. It took ...

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Australian 18 Footers League Spring Championship

Asko Appliances heads for the bottom mark as R Marine Pittwater turns to head back upwind-1 - photo © Frank Quealey

The Smeg 18ft Skiff crew of Michael Coxon, Mike McKensey and Ricky Bridge were brilliant as they led the fleet from start-to-finish and dominate Race 4 of the Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour today. The team won the start at the pin end of the line, and clearly led the fleet up the first windward leg from Clark Island to ...

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Route du Rhum

Paul Meilhat on SMA leads a group of IMOCAs shortly after the start of Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe - photo © Alexis Courcoux

Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe Stop Press Armel Le Cléac’h and the Maxi Banque Populaire IX are about to make a quick stop at the tip of Brittany to make a minor repair on the energy system board. The skipper, the router and the technical team are hoping to return to the race quickly. Stop Press Armel Le Cléac’h and ...

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Beneteau Cup 2018

Beneteau-Cup-2018

The Beneteau Cup was the first of the manufacturer’s regattas, and it started a trend that others followed. Flagstaff Marine held another of their popular regattas on Sydney Harbour last Friday, where sailing and socialising, breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with all things Beneteau are celebrated in grand style. The event was staged out of the newly renovated, and just ...

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MACIF Trimaran

Francois Gabart on the maxi trimaran MACIF training off Belle Ile ahead of The Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe © Vincent Curutchet / ALéA / Macif

The trimarans of the Ultime class will take off from St Malo in the direction of Point-à-Pitre, at fabulous speeds probably never achieved before, this Sunday at 2 pm. François Gabart, skipper of the MACIF trimaran and his Design Office Manager, Antoine Gautier, explain why this short-lived sprint is so exhausting. A question for the general public. What is the ...

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12th Classic Yacht Cup Regatta

Zephyr skippered by Anne Batson on day 1 of the 12th Classic Yacht Cup Regatta - photo © Alex McKinnon Photography

The 12th running of the Classic Yacht – Cup Regatta organized by the Classic Yacht Association of Australia was held on Port Phillip today. Hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, 13 boats and their crew enjoyed the conditions. Two sailors even made the trip from New Zealand to take part in this year’s regatta. The forecast for the ...

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Route du Rhum

123 boats in the race village in Saint Malo ahead of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe start on Sunday. © ALEXIS COURCOUX

Sailing journalist Andi Robertson and previous Class40 winner in this race, Alex Pella, assess the pre-start form in ULTIMES, IMOCAS, Multi50s and Class40s. The ULTIME class is going to produce a breathtakingly fast race in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe from Saint Malo in Brittany to Point-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe and it features the rockstars of French solo ocean racing. ...

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J/111 Blairgowrie Regatta

2018 J/111 Blairgowrie Regatta - photo © Rod Warren

The J/111 DownUnder fleet started the season with a regatta held at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron. Five boats, Jake, Joust, Playlist, Scarlet Runner and Veloce, competed in the 42 km passage race, followed by four Windward Leewards held in medium to heavy conditions over three days. The first day of the regatta was a passage race beginning in light winds ...

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