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Melges 32 World League ~ Forio d’Ischia

2018 Melges 32 World League - Day 3 - photo © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication

It took only one final race for Vincenzo Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino to seal the deal and win in Forio d’Ischia, Italy at the opening act of the 2018 Melges 32 World League. Vincenzo Onorato and his tactician Paul Goodison, with crew members Stefano Ciampalini, Flavio Favini, Lorenzo de Felice, Daniele Fiaschi, Filippo la Mantia, Matteo Savelli and Davide Scarpe are ...

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Congressional Cup

Final Day - Ficker Cup, Long Beach Yacht Club - photo © Long Beach Yacht Club

Dean Barker, USA, dominated the 2018 Ficker Cup, to win this Grade 2 World Sailing regatta, and advances to the Congressional Cup, which runs Wednesday, April 16 to 22, 2018. Also qualifying for Congressional Cup is Johnie Berntsson, SWE, who finished second in the three-day regatta, which was founded by Long Beach Yacht Club in 1980 to honour legendary yachtsman ...

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ISCYRA Western Hemisphere Championship 2018

2018 ISCYRA Western Hemisphere Championship - Day 4 © Paul Cayard

The two final races of the 2018 Star Western Hemisphere Championship were held on Sunday in 15-18 knots of wind from the southeast. Jorge Zarif of Brazil was on fire winning both races. It was very physical and the conditions suited the 25 year old Finn sailor perfectly. Tutu and I had the second best scores with a 3, 2. ...

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COGS 2018 Series Races

The 2018 COGS season kicks off with the Falmouth - Fowey - Falmouth races © Andew Laming

The first two races of the year in a series aimed at sailors who enjoy the challenge of longer coastal and offshore races, took place from Falmouth at the weekend in blustery to strong conditions. The Cornwall Offshore Group Series COGS kicked-off the season with a race from Falmouth to Fowey on Saturday organised by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, ...

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Melges 32 World League in Forio d’Ischia

Melges 32 World League © IM32CA

The 2018 Melges World League, European Division season for the Melges 20 and the Melges 32 will officially start tomorrow on the island of Forio d’Ischia in Italy. The Melges 32 will open the back-to-back weekends of racing, while the Melges 20 will conclude the first chapter on April 20-22. It will be a first for both fleets on the ...

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GC32 Racing Tour

Simon Hull has been campaigning Frank Racing in NZ and Australia for the last two seasons - photo © Suellen Hurling / livesaildie.com

Kiwi multihull veterans join the GC32 Racing Tour Despite the long commute, a second owner-driver team from ‘down under’ will be joining the GC32 Racing Tour when it gets underway at the end of May on Lake Garda, Italy. New Zealander Simon Hull and his Frank Racing are no strangers to high performance multihulls, nor even the GC32 flying catamaran. ...

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Sperry Charleston Race Week

2018 Sperry Charleston Race Week - Day 1 - photo © Charleston Race Week

J/24 skipper Tony Parker called it “champagne conditions” and it would be hard to argue with that assessment. Mother Nature delivered in a big way on the first day of Sperry Charleston Race Week with action getting underway in strong winds, sunny skies and warm temperatures. Ten of the 11 classes competing on the four inside circles were able to ...

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British University Championships 2018

British University Team Racing Championships 2018 - photo © Robbie Fowler

The Finals of the annual Team Racing Championships of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), with the British University Sailing Association (BUSA), were held on Strathclyde Loch, Glasgow from Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th April 2018, hosted by the University of Glasgow. This was the culmination of an academic year’s team selections, training and competition. In February, the largest ...

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Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille

Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille day 3 - photo © Michael Gramm

CSA Fleets Tackle Two Races Today While the Maxis and Multis were off flying around the islands on a 49-mile hunt to win line honours for the inaugural Richard Mille Record Trophy, the CSA fleets battled it out in two 12-mile races. The top boats across the three CSA fleets are either tied on points in CSA 1 and 3 ...

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Blind Match Racing Worlds 2018

2017 Blind Fleet Racing World Championship racing © Blind Sailing

Scotland’s oldest sailing club has been unveiled as the host venue for the Blind Match Racing World Championship. World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has chosen the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club to host the Blind Match Racing World Championship from 1 – 7 September 2018. It is expected that the world’s top visually-impaired sailors will ...

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