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Red Bull Youth America’s Cup 2017

Cutting-edge foiling catamaran arrives for Premier Youth Sailing Event Robert Snow

Cutting-edge foiling catamaran arrives for Premier Youth Sailing Event Double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher sailed the first Red Bull Youth America’s Cup-branded AC45F catamaran to arrive in Bermuda – an exciting milestone in the countdown to the second edition of the event, upcoming in June. Twelve teams of youth sailors will battle it out on the ...

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Miami to Havana Race

Miami to Havana Race © Marco Oquendo/SORC

One of the coolest aspects of distance racing is the opportunity to wend between scenic islands and around geographic features, ideally ending in a welcoming locale for the finish, the after-party, and the opportunity to see new places and meet new friends. And if one happens to live in the Sunshine State, one island in particular holds a magnetic force ...

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Sealink Magnetic Race Week

Sealink Magnetic Race Week - 40th and 80th birthday for first entrants

Online entry to Townsville Yacht Club’s 2017 Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week is open, with the first entry coming from Akarana as she celebrates her 40th birthday while her owner, Ian Hamilton, is to celebrate his 80th during the September event. Celebrations for Akarana, known to all regulars at Magnetic Island, have already begun, according to the owner’s daughter, Vicki, ...

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Etchells Western Australian State Championships

Sunset over Royal Perth Yacht Club Annexe Fremantle Day 1 WA State Championships 11 March 2017 - 2017 International Etchells WA State Championships © Mandy McEvoy

The 2017 International Etchells Western Australian State Championships were Run and Won the weekend of 11 and 12 March on beautiful Fremantle Waters in what can only be described a ‘’Mixed Bag’’ of Conditions – which is exactly why we de-rig and head over/ under the Fremantle Port car bridges to test ourselves on conditions other than the Swan River. ...

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America’s Cup Season

The AC72's pulled a big following on YouTube for the final race of the 34th Match in San Francisco © Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA http://www.oracleteamusamedia.com/

About this time of an America’s Cup season, the sap begins rising as new boats are launched, and Cup fans get their first sight of the various team designers’ response to the latest America’s Cup Class rule. In the monohull days, of course, we initially only got a partial glimpse thanks to the shrouding practices adopted by all teams to ...

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Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR

Finn Class - Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR © Robert Deaves

The Finn Class will be testing a new format at the 48th Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR, which begins in just two weeks time. This is in response to discussions that the winner of events should be decided on the final race, or even first across the line. The format that will be used in Palma is one of several on ...

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Lisa Blair

Lisa Blair crosses Cape Horn on 50th day of Antarctic circumnavigation Lisa Blair

Lisa Blair crosses Cape Horn on 50th day of Antarctic circumnavigation Sydney-based sailor and adventurer Lisa Blair 32, has today reached 50 days at sea and successfully crossed Cape Horn in her attempt to be the first woman in history to circumnavigate Antarctica solo and unassisted. She is also on track to being the fastest, and only the third person ...

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M32 Australian Series

M32 Australian Series in Perth John Roberson ©

Local skipper Matt Jerwood showed he is more than a match racer on Perth’s Swan River today, winning four out of five fleet races in the M32 Australian Series inaugural event. With his regular Redline Racing crew, he dominated the first day of racing, with his only slip from the top spot a third in race three. Commenting on why ...

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Gill Optimist Victorian Championships 2017

Race six open fleet - 2017 Gill Optimist Victorian Championships - Day 2 © Tom Smeaton

Competitors were greeted with a stiff 20 knot North Easterly as the sun came up on day two of the 2017 Gill Optimist Victorian Championships, but with the forecast of a dying breeze, then rebuilding from the South west, that was exactly what happened. 70 Optis headed out onto the Open and Intermediate course, and by the earlier scheduled start ...

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West Coaster Race

The double hander Kraken, sailed by Todd Giraudo and Dubbo White, disappears into the sunset after rounding the Lancelin mark. - West Coaster Ocean Race © Bernie Kaaks

Big breezes, a dismasting and a moving turn mark made for an interesting day on the West coast. Fremantle Sailing Club’s West Coaster Race attracted a competitive fleet of twenty offshore yachts last weekend. Forecasters promised fresh easterlies for the race from Fremantle to Lancelin and return, but easterlies at the start turned south and then southwest at 25 knots ...

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