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Video ~ America’s Cup


Video coverage from Bermuda’s Great Sound as the teams train alone in the lighter breeze. These videos are shot and produced by Jason Smith, who apparently lives on a bit of shoestring, and has put in hours every day to keep fans up to date with the latest from Bermuda. Multiply by a factor of four the duration of each ...

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Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week

Port Douglas Race Week 2017 - Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week © Robyn Shelly

After two days of good racing and a rest day, day three saw the dreaded ‘Cat in the Hat’ flying after a Strong Wind Warning was issued despite earlier predictions of lightening winds for the end of the week. Race Director Greg Sinclair set a second briefing and declared a postponement, finally, at midday. However all was not lost as ...

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2017

Miles Quinton's Gill Race team GBR694 with Geoff Carveth helming - 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series © IM24CA/ZGN/Mauro Melandri

The second event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series goes off with a strong Ora wind around of 18 knots that leads Gian Luca Perego’s Maidollis ITA854 (1-5-DNS today) on top of the podium of the event valid also as Melges 24 Italian Open Nationals hosted by Fraglia della Vela Riva in co-operation with the Italian Melges 24 Class ...

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Foiling Bay 2017

Foiling Bay 2017 Foiling Bay

Flat water, sun, wind and 18 races completed on Day 3 of the Foiling Bay competition. Julien Bontemps (Windsurf), Kieran Leborgne (Kitesurf), Julien Villon (International Moth) and Cup Legend Crew (Flying Phantom) stay in the lead! Flying Phantom All races were tighter than the day before between Cup Legend and Redbull. Tactics were key today and one wrong manoeuvre could ...

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Platoon win Rolex TP52 World Championship

A moment of jubilation onboard Platoon upon arriving to the docks - 2017 Rolex TP52 World Championship © Martinez Studio/52 Super Series

Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon crew got the better of the five-time title holders Quantum Racing during an exciting winner takes all final day showdown to win the Rolex TP52 World Championship title for the first time. Their seemingly unerring consistency across the challenging, hard-to-read conditions proved telling. Though they did not win a race, only once in eight contests did Platoon ...

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series

Bruce Ayres' Monsoon USA851 took a bullet from Race 3 today being on the fourth position in overall ranking after four races - Melges 24 European Sailing Series © IM24CA/ZGN/Mauro Melandri

After a not so generous first day, the Wind Factory is back in action in Riva del Garda. Starting from the early morning, a steady Peler of variable intensity between eight and 15 knots allowed the completion of three very fast races: in the end, a perfect day for the second event of the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series ...

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Antigua Bermuda Race

Spartan Ocean Racing's Whitbread 60, Challenger from Nova Scotia – Antigua Bermuda Race © Ted Martin / Antigua Bermuda Race

By 1000 ADT May 19th, five more yachts had completed the Antigua Bermuda Race, with two of those teams making the provisional podium for the race overall. The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club was a popular venue last night as well over a hundred sailors gathered to share a few Gosling’s Dark ‘n Stormies and tales from their Antigua Bermuda Race. ...

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RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup

2017 RORC Vice Admiral's Cup - Round 1 - Day 1 © www.rick-tomlinson.com

The first day of the RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup was notable for shifting conditions, especially after the first race and the wind speed ranged from seven – sixteen knots to add to the conundrum for the eleven-strong FAST40+. Stewart Whitehead’s Carkeek 40+ Rebellion came out of the blocks like a whippet, nailing the first two starts to score two bullets ...

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Cowes Week

Cowes Week 2017 Cowes Week http://www.cowesweek.co.uk

If you’re thinking about taking part in Cowes Week 2017, don’t forget that the Early Bird discounted entry fee ends at midnight on Tuesday 30th May after which time the Standard entry fee will apply. So why not enter now to benefit from a discount on the Standard Entry Fee for the whole week? Or if you can’t take part ...

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Rolex TP52 World

Results - 2017 Rolex TP52 World Championship © Martinez Studio/52 Super Series

The most consistent TP52 crew so far this season, Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon team have given themselves a fighting chance of lifting the Rolex TP52 World Championship title for the first time after returning a strong pair of scores on the penultimate day of competition. After scoring no worse than third from the first three racing days, Platoon’s nine points aggregate ...

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