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Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race 2017

Launched! Chivas heads for Nha Trang. Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. © RHKYC/Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com/

International entries from seven countries mark the first sign ups for the eighth Hong Kong to Vietnam Race; the 673nm predominantly downwind run to Nha Trang Beach, Vietnam. Racing kicks off on 18 October 2017 on Victoria Harbour in front of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s flagship Clubhouse at Kellett Island. The Category 1 Offshore race is known for ...

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IRC European Championship

Simon Henning's Alice led the three Farr 36s in IRC 3 – IRC European Championship © Pierik Jeannoutot

The second ever IRC European Championship took place in the south of France over four days last week for an international fleet of 53 boats. While last year the inaugural event was incorporated into Volvo Cork Week, this year’s IRC European Championship was a stand-alone affair, held off Marseille, the 2017 European Capital of Sport and the potential 2024 Olympic ...

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Les Sables-Horta~Les Sables Race

Oman Sail - Class 40 – Les Sables-Horta-Les Sables Race to the Azores © Vincent Curutchet

The Oman Sail duo of Sidney Gavignet and Fahad Al Hasni are still ambitious and will be racing for a top of the fleet finish despite losing some time during the first leg of the Les Sables-Horta-Les Sables race from France to the Azores after gear failure. Gavignet and Omani offshore yachtsman Fahad Al Hasni are still in touch with ...

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Sibenik start Melges 20 European Championship

2017 Melges 20 European Championship - Sibenik, Croatia International Melges 20 Class Association

The Melges 20 World League is on the verge of its ninth global event (out of 16 sanctioned, worldwide) spanning three continents (Asia, Europe and North America). Fresh on the heels of a very successful Sail Newport Regatta (championed by Drew Freides’ Pacific Yankee, also current Melges 20 World League North American Division leader), all attention turns to the 2017 ...

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Pittwater to Paradise Regatta

A mix of young and old onboard Le Billet as they cross the finish line in the Pittwater to Southport. © Southport Yacht Club http://www.southportyachtclub.com.au

Mark Tinworth and Mark Waterhouse, owners of the Pittwater based yacht Le Billet, intend to repeat their successful crew program and give youth sailors the run of their boat for a six- part offshore series that includes the Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise ocean race in early January 2018. From a pool of 10 current and recent Royal Prince Alfred ...

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Raceweek Cape Panwa Phuket

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is nearly here with one week to registration day Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

Entries continue to be received for the 14th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek which will take place 19 – 23 July off Phuket’s east coast. The four-day four-party format has proven popular with sailors from around the globe as the fleet is expected to reach approximately 40 boats come race day, with sailors from more than 25 countries taking part. ...

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MaseratiMulti70 finishes the Transpac Race

MaseratiMulti70 finishes the Transpac Race in Honolulu in third place © Tiziano Canu

Giovanni Soldini’s MaseratiMulti70 crossed the Transpac Finish finish line off Honolulu under a full moon at 11.18 and 55 seconds Italian time today, July 11 (23.18 and 55 seconds, on July 10 in Hawaii). Wind conditions during the 2,225-miles long race were in the 13 – 21 knot range – excellent for fast multihull sailing. Soldini’s men made good use ...

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Final day ~ Foiling Week Garda

Final day – Foiling Week Garda © Martina Orsini / TFW

The local ‘Peler’ Garda breeze filled in early in the morning on the final day of Foiling Week to bring the class racing to a fitting finale. The northerly breeze lasted until mid day before fading, the southerly ‘Ora’ never able to materialise. The Moths were the largest class racing with 42 boats from 13 nations, all getting valuable practice ...

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470 World Champs

Belcher & Ryan - Day 1 - 470 World Championships 2017 Nikos Alevromytis http://www.470.org

Oft recited at sailing regattas is the mantra; ‘You can’t win on the first day but you sure can lose’, so a little nervousness on day one of every regatta. Today was no different for the sailors from 32 countries, 59 women’s crew and 72 men’s crew racing at the 2017 470 Worlds on the Bay of Thessaloniki, abeam of ...

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Transpac Race

Mighty Merloe crosses the finish line to be first home and set a new record in the 2017 Transpac © Sharon Green / Ultimate Sailing

HL Enloe and the crew of the ORMA 60 trimaran Mighty Merloe, became the first to finish in the 2017 Transpac Race, and new holders of the multihull Transpac Race record elapsed time. Mighty Merloe has been racing just about every west coast offshore event for the last few years, often with no multihull competition to measure themselves against. Getting ...

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