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Rolex Farr 40 Worlds

Zen leading the fleet Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2017 © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo http://www.regattanews.com

The 20th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with Title sponsor Rolex and the Farr 40 Class Association, saw four races run today in north westerly breezes that built gradually from six to twelve knots from 11:00 AM when racing started to the late afternoon of a long day. Today, Quantum ...

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Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta 2017

Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta 2017 Mike Kenyon http://kenyonsportsphotos.com.au/

The first day of racing for SCOR 2017 got off to a great start at the Sunshine Coast today. It was a picture perfect day on the water with an average 12 knots of breeze and glorious sunshine. Visiting boats enjoyed the blue water sailing and beautiful sailing conditions. First race was windward/leeward. Results for Race 1 were: Place – ...

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Tour de France à Voile

Tour de France à Voile Jean-Marie Liot / ASO

Vivacar.fr-Cefim skippered on home waters by Mathieu Souben won the 36 nautical miles Coastal Race of Act 4 of the 40th Tour de France à Voile to become the fourth different team to have won a long race, coastal discipline since the annual French tour classic started in Dunkirk on July 7th. For France’s big holiday weekend, the Fete National, ...

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Volvo Noble Marine RS300 National Championship

Prestwick 2014 Nationals © Vicky Bayliss

The RS300 fleet loves an election before heading up to Scotland for its Nationals. Last time we were up there was 2014 (Indyref anyone?) while this year we’re in the aftermath of the General Election. So who are the likely vote winners at this year’s Nationals hosted by Prestwick SC? (See what I did there?). The club trophy will be ...

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Melges 20 Europeans

Alessandro Rombelli, STIG/OPENJOBMETIS - 2017 Melges 20 European Championship © Barracuda Communication / Melges World League

Day two in Sibenik, Croatia at the 2017 Melges 20 European Championship delivered three races and as predicted, two of the fleets toughest teams are seated at the top of the scoreboard each sharing in equal points with two more days of racing left to complete. Igor Rytov’s Russian Bogatyrs and Alessandro Rombelli’s STIG/OPENJOBMETIS are currently seated first, and second ...

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Panerai British Classic Week

Panerai British Classic Week © Guido Cantini / Panerai

It was sun and fun all the way on day five of Panerai British Classic Week 2017 in Cowes, where not only did the participants enjoy some fiendishly tricky racing, but they also finally came together for the traditional Open Yachts Pontoon Party, sponsored by Spirit Yachts and Classic Boat, which had to be postponed from Tuesday because of torrential ...

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Extreme Sailing Series

Extreme Sailing Series Madeira Islands – Day 3 – Following their successful debut in Madeira, the Flying Phantom Series is in a strong position to take on Barcelona. © Lloyd Images http://lloydimagesgallery.photoshelter.com/

In one week’s time the Extreme Sailing Series™ will make its debut in the iconic capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, Barcelona, for the fourth stage of the 2017 season. The international fleet of GC32s will be bolstered by Spanish-flagged wildcard entry FNOB Impulse, skippered by local Olympian Jordi Xammar, as it races off the shore of the Race Village located ...

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Tour de France à la Voile

Tour de France à la Voile – Champions Bounce Back in Jullouville Jean-Marie Liot / ASO

Team Lorina Limonade-Golfe du Morbihan, the defending champions, got their fizz back today at the fashionable beachside summer resort of Jullouville on the beautiful Baie du Mont Saint-Michel on the 40th edition of the Tour de France à la Voile when they won Act 3’s Coastal Race ahead of Tour leaders Team SFS. Around a triangle shaped coastal course of ...

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Francesco Bruni tactician onboard Artemis Racing © Pedro Martinez / Martinez Studio / RC44

RC44 crews cross fingers for a single-hulled 36th America’s Cup Following Emirates Team New Zealand’s victory in the 35th America’s Cup, there is much conjecture as to whether the 36th will be held in monohulls or multihulls. If it does revert to monohulls and ‘reconnects with the sailing world’ as some describe it, then this is likely to be of ...

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Comanche crew finally at rest in Aloha attire – Transpac © Lauren Easley / leialohacreative.com

As the first wave of record-breaking boats have finished, there is a break in the action at race HQ in the Ala Wai Marina before the second wave is soon to arrive in the 2017 Transpac. Among the front-runners it looks as though Manouch Moshayedi’s Rio 100’s hold on the Barn Door Trophy for being the first-to-finish monohull sailing without ...

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