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Transatlantic Race 2019

2015 NYYC Transatlantic Race - photo © Daniel Forster

In nine months time, on June 25, 2019, the latest edition of the world’s oldest, most respected and most challenging of oceanic races will set sail from Newport, Rhode Island, bound for the Old World. Organized between the Royal Yacht Squadron, New York Yacht Club, Royal Ocean Racing Club and Storm Trysail Club, the origins of the Transatlantic Race 2019 ...

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Narcos Mexico ~ Route du Rhum

Sam Goodchild on board his Class40, Narcos Mexico. - photo © Ronan Gladu / Rivacom

It is not every day that you come across a sporting campaign sponsored by a TV crime drama. But that is exactly the case for British yachtsman Sam Goodchild as he prepares to compete in the eleventh edition of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race. One of the favourites in the huge 53-strong Class40 fleet for the 3,542-mile ...

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11th Veleziana regatta

11th Veleziana regatta - photo © Fabio Taccola

Difficult weather conditions with rain and winds up to 30 knots made this year’s 11th edition of the Veleziana regatta a riveting event for all involved, including its organizers Compagnia della Vela, its patrons the Italian Navy and the Port System Authority for the Northern Adriatic Sea, and supporting organization Vento di Venezia. An impressive line-up of 213 boats took ...

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MACIF set for St Malo and the Route du Rhum

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

It’s time! Time to deliver the MACIF trimaran from the south of Brittany to the north of Brittany. Time to set sail for the magnificent surroundings of a route du Rhum that looks as though it will be epic and exciting. You can bet it will be the fastest ever raced in the Ultime category. Time also to compete and ...

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Alex Thomson breaks 24 hour distance record

British Skipper Alex Thomson breaks 24 hour distance record © Alex Thomson Racing

British skipper Alex Thomson and his crew have officially broken the 24 hour distance record for a 60ft Monohull. Sailing onboard the HUGO BOSS IMOCA 60 race boat, the crew were successfully able to sail 539.71 nautical miles over the course of 24 hours, breaking the existing record – set by Thomson himself in 2017 – by 2.9 nm. The ...

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Antigua Bermuda Race

Back in 2019. Stephen Murray Jr's American turbo-charged Volvo 70 Warrior took line honours in the last race © Event Media

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club announces that the third edition of the Antigua Bermuda Race will start on the May 8, 2019 and will be part of the 2019 Atlantic Ocean Racing Series (AORS). The 2019 Atlantic Ocean Racing Series will consist of five races: RORC Caribbean 600, Antigua Bermuda Race, Transatlantic Race 2019, Rolex Fastnet Race, and Rolex Middle ...

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50th Rolex Middle Sea Race

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 © Rolex / Kurt ArrigoRamon Sant Hill & Jonas Diamantino's Comanche Raider III during the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 ©Rolex / Kurt ArrigoAaron, Christoph & Maya Podesta's Elusive 2 during the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 ©Rolex / Kurt Arrigo2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race - Italian Multi70 Maserati takes Multihull Line Honours ©Rolex / Kurt Arrigo 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race - George David's American Maxi Rambler takes Monohull Line Honours ©ROLEX / Kurt ArrigoEscapado during the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 ©Rolex / Kurt ArrigoNikata during the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 ©Rolex / Kurt ArrigoRolex Middle Sea Race 2018 ©Rolex / Kurt ArrigoOptimum 3 crew on Day 2 of the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 ©Optimum 3Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 ©Rolex / Kurt ArrigoRolex Middle Sea Race 2018 start ©Rolex / Kurt ArrigoFreccia Rossa after the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 start ©Rolex / Kurt ArrigoRolex Middle Sea Race 2018 start ©Rolex / Kurt ArrigoRolex Middle Sea Race 2018 start ©Rolex / Kurt ArrigoRolex Middle Sea Race fleet ©Rolex / Kurt Arrigo Teasing Machine, Sail No, FRA 8668, Boat type, NMYD 54, Entrant Name, Eric De Turckheim, Skipper, Eric De Turckheim, Country, France - Rolex Middle Sea Race ©Rolex / Kurt Arrigo Cantankerous, ITA 16133, Type: Cookson 50, Owner: Germana Tognella, Skipper: Gabriele Bruni, Italy, LOA: 15.23 - Rolex Middle Sea Race ©Rolex / Kurt Arrigo CARO, Sail No, CAY 65, Boat type, Botin 65, Entrant Name, Maximilian Klink, Skipper, Maximilan Klink, Country, Germany - Rolex Middle Sea Race ©Rolex / Kurt Arrigo Rolex Middle Sea Race ©RolexRambler - Rolex Middle Sea Race ©Rolex / Kurt Arrigo Rolex Middle Sea Race ©Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

The 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race has seen further changes to the leaderboard as the steady stream of finishers continued overnight and during the fifth day of the anniversary event. With 47 boats having completed the course, the podium places in certain classes are beginning to take shape. The overall standings reflect the view that the building conditions have favoured ...

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Route du Rhum

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe - photo © Eloi Stichelbaut

The big day is approaching and with just 12 days to go until they set sail across the Atlantic, the one hundred and twenty-three entries in the 11th Route du Rhum are making for Saint Malo and its famous ramparts en masse. The race village opens its doors tomorrow, Wednesday 24 October, at 12:00 GMT. Meantime, the Maxi trimaran Edmond ...

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Catamarans Cup

Leg 2 Catamarans Cup International Regatta © Alkis Moraitis

The second leg of the 9th edition of the Catamarans Cup came successfully to an end! On Monday, 22nd October, it was time for some more sailing for the crews as they headed to the beautiful island of Kythnos. Following the morning brief where they came up with their sailing plans, they managed to reach their destination and enjoyed the ...

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Etchells World Championship 2018

Highlander (Martin Webster, Robbie Gibbs, Will Boulden and Zoe Thomson) on the run to the leeward gate. - photo © Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite

The 2018 Etchells World Championship Race Committee has been pretty clear about it. They have lost the last two mornings to ultra-light and variable winds, and they want to run the best series they can until Saturday 1500hrs, when they can set no more races away. Nine in total would be ideal, seven makes for good times, and six is ...

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