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Golden Globe Race

Tapio Lehtinen has issues with both the engine and solar panels aboard his Gaia 36 Asteria - photo © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR

This week should determine who leads the Golden Globe Race. the computer standings. As this fleet of singlehanders bash their way through the South East Trade winds towards the Roaring Forty latitudes of the South Atlantic, all eyes are on the South Atlantic High pressure system and the effect this will have on the leaders. Dutchman Mark Slats sailing the ...

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International Foiling Camp

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's Int. Foiling camp will use some top high performance sailors as coaches in Dec-January © Andrew Delves

America’s Cup Defender announces International Foiling Camp Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are offering places at their successful International Foiling Camp. This is the second time the three week long camp has been run, and the first since the club won the America’s Cup in Bermuda. The camp was first launched in 2017 and had 10 students from around Australasia ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2018

A bevy of ballet beauties. One of the many contenders for the Best Themed Yacht in the Prix d'Elegance at Hamilton Island Race Week. - photo © Andrea Francolini

Two of the more than 220 crews competing at Hamilton Island Race Week this month can claim a spectacular prize and trophy without participating in a race. All they need do is apply some creative thinking to theming themselves and their yacht then be judged as the winner of one of the two categories of the highly popular Prix d’Elegance, ...

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Hempel Sailing World Championships 2018 video

Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot - 2018 Hempel Sailing World Championships © Sailing Energy

Australian push gathers steam as breeze kicks in at World Championships Aarhus A string of victories in offshore winds building past 20 knots have landed several Australian sailors and crews in good positions after the fourth day of the World Championships in Denmark. 49erFX pair Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot, Laser sailors Matt Wearn and Luke Elliott, and 49er team ...

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Melges 40 Grand Prix at the Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Melges 40 Grand Prix, Copa del Rey Mapfre 2018 - Andrea Lacorte, VITAMINA-CETILAR - photo © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication

After eleven races, Alessandro Rombelli’s Stig with Francesco Bruni as tactician, and crew members Daniele Fiaschi, Luca Faravelli, Iztok Knafelc, Pietro Mantovani, Pierluigi De Felice, and Giorgio, and Martino Tortarolo are 2018 Copa del Rey Mapfre Champions! Rombelli started the day five points ahead of Yukihiro Ishida’s Sikon (Manu Weiller, tactician), and as he has managed in the past, he ...

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FAST40+ Race Circuit Round

Lendy Cowes Week day 1 © Sam Kurtul / www.worldofthelens.co.uk

Racing for the FAST40+ Class at Lendy Cowes Week started right on schedule but it was a far from an ordinary day in the grand prix class at Britain’s favourite regatta. In blazing heat, and a light yet stable northerly breeze, Niall & Olivia Dowling’s Pace won Race One having nailed the pin end of the line of the windward-leeward ...

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Lendy Cowes Week 2018

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The opening day of Lendy Cowes Week delivered a gloriously sunny and tactically challenging day of racing for the 35 classes taking part. The first start, for the 36-strong J/70 fleet, was on the Royal Yacht Squadron line in a northerly breeze of 10 knots. The fleet bunched towards the favoured northerly end of the line for a reaching start ...

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37th Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Ineos Team UK racing in the GC32 fleet on day 3 of the 37th Copa del Rey MAPFRE in Palma - photo © Nico Martinez / Copa del Rey MAPFRE

The traditional coastal race at 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE is a break from the usual diet of windward-leeward races. In today’s light sea breeze conditions and sweltering summer temperatures it may have felt longer than the actual miles sailed – especially for the smaller boats – but the headlands and consequent transition zones made for an interesting challenge. Even ...

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GC32 Racing Tour

A flying start on day 1 of the GC32 Racing Tour at the 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE - photo © Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour

The two America’s Cup teams did not have it all their own way as racing got underway today for the GC32 Racing Tour fleet on the Bay of Palma at the Mediterranean’s most prestigious multi-class regatta, 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE. While Franck Cammas’ NORAUTO and Sir Ben Ainslie’s INEOS Team UK were the blockbusters, comfortably winning the first four ...

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Norbert Sedlacek begins his record attempt circumnavigation © Ant Arctic Lab

Skipper Norbert Sedlacek has decided to stop his record attempt this morning at 10.30 a.m. westerly of Ireland and to come back to the port of departure, Les Sables d’Olonne. “Sometimes it is necessary to take note of the reality and to act according to it.” says skipper Sedlacek. Indeed the Open60AAL Innovation Yachts has an impressive potential to sail ...

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