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Melges 20 World League in Scarlino

2017 Melges 20 World League Melges World League / Barracuda

Fantastic Club Nautico Scarlino, which organized and played gracious host of the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship and last weekend’s Melges 32 Class, will act as ground zero for what will be a ferocious battle. Starting tomorrow, Friday May 12 and running through until Sunday, May 14, the ultimate Melges 20 fight will take place. Thirty-three teams are confirmed to ...

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Lake Garda GC32 Riva Cup

On board with Iker Martinez and crew on I'M Racing Movistar © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

In stark contrast to the last few days when Lake Garda delivered the brisk, flat water conditions for which it is famous, the opening races of the GC32 Racing Tour’s GC32 Riva Cup had to be put on hold due to a lack of wind. Late morning, the eleven GC32 catamarans ventured out of the Fraglia Vela Riva, at the ...

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470 European Championship

Deniz Cinar/Ates Cinar (TUR-890) leading over Sweden and Portugal - 470 European Championship © Y.C.M. / Mesi

Day three of racing at the 2017 470 European Championship got underway soon after 1330 hours, with two races scheduled for each of the 470 Men and Women fleets. One race was completed for each of the men gold and women, before the fleets returned to the shore for around an hour’s postponement due to lack of wind. They headed ...

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World’s Best Junior Match Racers

Governor's Cup © Mary Longpre

51st annual Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Regatta will be held July 17-22. Friday, May 12 is the deadline for Requests for Invitation to compete. The world’s best youth match racers are coming to Newport Beach, California this summer as Balboa Yacht Club hosts the 51st Annual Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship from July 17-22 followed by ...

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Clipper Round the World Race

Clipper 2017-18 Race skipper Tristan Brooks © Clipper Ventures

Tristan Brooks, 35, from Barmouth, Wales, has today been named as the Skipper who will lead the Unicef team in the upcoming edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The experienced yachtsman said: “It’s an absolute honour to be named as the Unicef Skipper for the Clipper 2017-18 Race. “The bright blue Unicef boat entry became an icon ...

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GC32 Racing Tour Lake Garda

Wet ride on Team BDA's GC32 – GC32 Racing Tour © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

With the GC32 Riva Cup on Lake Garda starting tomorrow with teams from eight nations, the GC32 Racing Tour has saved the best for last with today’s announcement of a titan of sailing as its eleventh entry. With a giant, diverse CV, Spain’s Iker Martinez is best known for his gold and silver 49er Olympic medals as well for skippering ...

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Antigua Bermuda Race

World's fastest sailor, Paul Larsen will be racing on board Allegra, pictured here at the start of the 2016 ARC in Las Palmas © James Mitchell

The Antigua Bermuda Race organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week is a new fixture in the offshore sailing calendar. The 935 nautical mile race starting from Antigua at noon on Friday 12th May 2017 will take the 21-boat diverse fleet into the Atlantic Ocean, arriving in plenty of time to experience the 35th ...

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Rolex TP52 World Championship

Tony Langley’s new Gladiator is all set to be ready to challenge for the Rolex TP52 World Championship 52 Super Series

After being damaged on the first day of the 52 SUPER SERIES Miami Royal Cup, whilst competing in only her second race in the colours of British businessman Tony Langley – thumped in a spectacular t-bone collision – Gladiator has won a race against time, and today arrived fully repaired in Scarlino Italy. The crash and subsequent damage went viral, ...

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America’s Cup ETNZ’s new trick

Iain Percy, Skipper Artemis Racing - during Practice Session, May 2017 Sander van der Borch / Artemis Racing

The America’s Cup teams were out in force on the Great Sound in Bermuda, testing in lighter weather. One of the interesting aspects of this video is Emirates Team New Zealand’s ability to do ‘fishtail’ tacks and gybes. The move was seen in Auckland, and involves performing multiple, back to back gybes/tacks, while remaining foil borne throughout. The move should ...

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470 European Championship

Mathew Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS-11) and Diogo Costa/Pedro Costa (POR-21) - 470 European Championship 2017 © Y.C.M.

Racing wrapped up on Day 2 at the 470 European Championship in Monaco with all scheduled races completed. Carl-Fredrik Fock/Marcus Dackhammar (SWE) take over as new series leaders in the 470 Men and Portugal’s Mafalda Pires Lima/Mariana Lobato retain their lead in the 470 Women. It could have been a tense day waiting to see if the breeze would to ...

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