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Regata dei Tre Golf Maxi Offshore Challenge

Set off port for the Regata dei Tre Golfi is Naples’ Santa Lucia Marina, home of the CRV Italia © Francesco Rastrelli / CRVI

The 2018 IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge sets sail this month with the Rolex Middle Sea Race, starting from Valletta’s Grand Harbour, Malta, on 21 October. Comprising the region’s most prestigious offshore races, the five event Challenge aims to promote and boost Maxi yacht competition offshore in the Mediterranean. It is open to all maxi yachts, in addition to those ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

Mini-Transat La Boulangère © Marin Avram

The wind is gradually veering round to the north, but it’s still struggling to establish itself. In the light airs, some sailors are trying to hoist spinnakers, or even the code five, which is flatter and easier to set. Failing the wind on the stern, the Mini skippers are going to have to zigzag their way along in a quartering ...

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Hamble Winter Series

IRC Spinlock Autumn Championship – Hamble Winter Series © Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.uk

The 36th edition of the Hamble Winter Series kicked off on Saturday 30 September, and included the inaugural IRC Spinlock Autumn Championship, organised by the Hamble River Sailing Club. Five races were held for all classes competing in the IRC Spinlock Autumn Championship, and for those competing in the Hamble Winter Series, two races were completed on Sunday 1 October. ...

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Marlay Point Overnight Race

Tony Considine's Fury Road rounds Dent Island during Hamilton Island Race Week - Marlay Point Overnight Race 2018 Fleur Stone

Tony Considine first caught the Marlay Point bug in 1984 and has returned to compete in the iconic overnight sailing race at least 15 times. He is looking forward to bringing his trimaran DM24 Fury Road to the Gippsland Lakes in March 2018 for the C.H Robinson 50th Anniversary Race. Traditionally recognised as the Sydney-Hobart for trailable yachts, a growing ...

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RC44 Cascais Cup

Alexander Novoselov, Ed Baird and the victorious crew of Katusha, scored their second event victory of RC44 today - 2017 RC44 Championship © Pedro Martinez / Martinez Studio / RC44

Cascais laid on an action-packed day for the conclusion of the 2017 RC44 Championship’s penultimate event, the RC44 Cascais Cup. At the beginning of it, Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF held a slender lead, but lost it to Charisma. By the start of the third and final race Alexander Novoselov’s Katusha was leading by two points. Despite Team CEEREF sailing an ...

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Etchells Worlds 2017

Steve Benjamin, Michael Menninger, Ian Liberty, and Dave Hughes – 2017 Etchells World Champions Leslie Richter

The overall winner of the 2017 Etchells World Championship, hosted by the San Francisco Yacht Club, is Steve Benjamin (USA), representing the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, with crew of Dave Hughes, Ian Liberty, and Michael Menninger. Benjamin, a past Olympic medalist, 505 World Champion, and 2015 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, finally claimed the championship after numerous attempts. He also ...

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Virtual Regatta for 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race teams up with Virtual Regatta for 2017-18 race game

The new edition of the game, to be launched to coincide with the Prologue leg of the race on October 8, now features offshore and inshore racing, just like the real thing. The Volvo Ocean Race is sailing’s toughest challenge – a 45,000 nautical mile test of skill and character as crews race around the world on 65-foot race yachts, ...

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Chicago Match Cup

WMRT Chicago Match Cup, Chicago Yacht Club, Chicago, IL. 1st October 2017. © Ian Roman

In front of a cheering crowd at Navy Pier, Lake Michigan turned on all the drama for the final day of the Chicago Match Cup as Ian Williams, skipper of GAC Pindar, defeated current Match Racing World Champion Phil Robertson in a tour de force shutout victory. The win could be a preview of things to come in three weeks’ ...

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Mini ~Transat La Boulangère

Mini-Transat La Boulangère © Christophe Breschi

The first 24 hours of a race like the Mini-Transat La Boulangère are a funny old time. Whatever we say and whatever we do, it takes time to adapt before you can power along at your full potential and really enjoy being at sea. This is particularly true when the weather’s not really on your side: grey skies, rough seas, ...

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Régates Royales ~ Trophée Panerai

Carron II – Régates Royales Trophée Panerai © Guido Cantini / Panerai

After five days of racing with typical the Cote d’Azur early autumn conditions, sunny skies and light winds, the 39th edition of the Régates Royales-Trophée Panerai came to an end in grand style. The 15 Metre Mariska got gold in the Big Boat series with a clear score of five wins out of five races, while the One Tonner Ganbare ...

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