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Route du Rhum

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

In five days, time, the 11th Route du Rhum will set sail. The start is scheduled for 13:00 GMT on Sunday 4 November offshore of the Pointe du Grouin, unless the weather decides otherwise! Having arrived in Saint Malo this Tuesday morning, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild has finally been able to take up position in the city’s outer harbour ...

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2018 Video Etchells Worlds Wrap Up

The two wine glasses. The one who finishes lower in the standings is the one buying – and it is not cheap - on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship © Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite

The 2018 Etchells World Championship based out of Brisbane’s Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron got a full compliment of nine races in for the 94-boat armada that sailed on Moreton Bay. Well done to all who attended, and the many, many Volunteers that it made it all possible. A big shout out to Ross and Kevin Wilson (IROs) for making the ...

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Sailors League Nations Gold Cup

SSL Nations Gold Cup © Star Sailors League

It’s been about a week since the official presentation of the SSL Nations Gold Cup in Lorient, France, at the Yacht Racing Forum, when Mateusz Kusznierewicz and the Star Sailors League team presented to the public and media the SSL Nations Gold Cup, the last block of the Star Sailors League circuit, created in 2013, that received the World Sailing ...

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Red Bull Foiling Generation

Participants race during the national qualifier of the Red Bull Foiling Generation in Maurach, Lake Achensee, Austria - photo © Sebastian Marko / Red Bull Content Pool

A global lineup of top young sailors from 16 countries and five continents are feverishly preparing to face off in the second-ever Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final, which will fly at Miami, USA on 9-11 November 2018. The climax of the planet’s largest youth sailing program, directed by double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher, will crown ...

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BVI Spring Regatta 2019 & Sailing Festival

15 Different Classes and Gorgeous Islands as marks. © BVI Spring Regatta

It has been a year of expedited recovery and the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival hasn’t missed a beat. The stage is set for the 48th edition to begin on March 25-31, 2019. With slogans of “No Fear – Just Great Racing and Fun” as well as “Building BVI Back Bigger – Better – Stronger”, regatta director, Judy Petz ...

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Golden Globe Race


When Uku Randmaa set off from the BoatShed.com Film gate in Hobart in third place within the Golden Globe Race fleet last Saturday, he was not thinking about closing the gap between second placed Dutchman Mark Slats, but how to keep ahead of 4th placed Susie Goodall, due into Hobart tomorrow night. His problem? Barnacles. The bottom of his Rustler ...

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The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018 - photo © Sander van der Borch / The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship

Representatives of the RORC and ORC met at the Royal Malta Yacht Club before the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race to discuss the continued cooperation between IRC and ORC on a technical level, and the future of a joint Offshore World Championship. Both sides agreed that The Hague Offshore World Championship, which used both IRC and ORC to ...

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Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup

Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup day 3 - photo © Joysailing

It’s a marathon, not a sprint. That’s the theory that San Diego Yacht Club skipper Tyler Sinks followed during this weekend’s twelve intense races that brought his team to win the 2018 Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup for the second year in a row. And so it goes, they were right… again. “We hung on by the hair on our ...

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Women in the Route du Rhum

Clockwise from the top: Miranda Merron, Sam Davies, Claire Pruvot, Morgane Ursault-Poupon, Isabelle Joschke, Alexia Barrier - 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe © Yvan Zedda

The 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe fleet consists of a record-breaking entry of 123 sailors, six of which are female with three each racing in the highly-competitive IMOCA and Class40 divisions. The organisers would be delighted to see more women taking part and will be hoping that the female skippers who set sail from St Malo for Guadeloupe on November ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018

Kialoa II will return as the oldest entrant in this year's race - 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race © Rolex / Studio Borlenghi

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) is pleased to announce 92 yachts have entered the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, one of the nation’s greatest sporting events – and when the start cannon fires on Boxing Day, 26 December at 1pm local time, on show will be one of the most competitive fleets from around the globe. There are ...

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