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SoloFASTNET Race

Solo Offshore Racing Club's SoloFASTNET Race start © Dave Dodge / www.davedodgephotography.co.uk

Twenty-eight intrepid solo skippers set off from Cowes yesterday in sparkling sunshine and a 15 knot SWly breeze for the start of the 2018 edition of the soloFASTNET race. The Class 2 start was particularly memorable for a cruising boat who was merrily heading towards the shore at Gurnard under a cruising chute, needing to gybe onto port to avoid ...

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Monaco Globe Series

Race start - Monaco Globe Series © Stefano Gattini / Studio Borlenghi

At precisely 1.00pm today the gun was fired for the first Monaco Globe Series by Yacht Club de Monaco President, HSH Prince Albert II, from the elegant motor-yacht M/Y Pacha III (1936), on which were members of the royal family there to support Pierre Casiraghi competing with Boris Herrmann on Malizia II. Earlier, the Yacht Club de Monaco President greeted ...

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Normandy Channel Race

Phil Sharp & Julien Pulvé on IMERYS win the 2018 Normandy Channel Race by 6 seconds - photo © Jean-Marie Liot / NCR2018

Ultimately, victory in this incredible six-day edition of the 2018 Normandy Channel Race came down to just six seconds. Indeed, this was all that was separating the top two on the finish line set off Ouistreham on Saturday afternoon, Imerys skippered by the duo Phil Sharp-Julien Pulvé just snatching the win from Carac skippered by Louis Duc and Gwen Riou ...

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Route Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

Route Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

ROUTEHALIFAX / SAINT-PIERRE The 350-mile Ocean Race between Canada and France. Festival for the start in Halifax Waterfront and big celebration for the arrival in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. 9th edition in 2018, start on June 26. A start in Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada for 350 miles towards the French Archipelago of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. Since 2002, every two years during ...

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La Drheam Cup

La Drheam Cup start last edition 2016 - photo © Thierry Martinez / Drheam Cup

With just under two months to go before the start of the second edition of La Drheam Cup – Destination Cotentin, the entry list is already complete with 72 professional and Corinthian entries! This promises great sea battles between La Trinité-sur-Mer and Cherbourg-en-Cotentin… The second edition of La Drheam Cup – Destination Cotentin (19 – 29 July) is a giant ...

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151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar

Aldo Parisotto's OSCAR3 gained the upper hand in the Mylius 65 match race © Studio Taccola

Generally match races last around 20 minutes and there is a clear winner. In the 151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar 2018 there was a 10 hour long heavyweight maxi bout for line honours between Nicola Paoleschi’s Laurie Davidson 69 Pendragon VI and Miguel Matias Galluccio’s Reichel-Pugh 86 Vera, the former winner of line honours in three of the last four races, the ...

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Thrash to the Onion Patch ~ Newport Bermuda Race

The youth crew of the 63-foot Young American - Gambler during a practice session in late May - photo © Will McKeige

No matter how you look at it, thrash, whether used as a noun or a verb, sounds like a bad thing. But for the 1500+ sailors on 180 vessels entered in the 51st “Thrash to the Onion Patch”, more formally known as the Newport Bermuda Race, this biennial race is a bucket list challenge. When the boats – in seven ...

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Melges 32 World League 2018

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

Marina di Scarlino has officially opened its doors and rolled out the red carpet to the 2018 Melges 32 World League, greeting a fleet of fifteen highly-competitive teams. Starting Friday, June 1 and concluding on Sunday, June 3, racing will take place for the European Division’s second appointment on the 2018 circuit. There are no light-weight competitors in Scarlino, in ...

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Audi SAILING Champions League

Royal Danish Yacht Club team, Audi SAILING Champions League - Porto Cervo 2018. - photo © SCL/Lars Wehrmann

Perfect weather conditions welcomed the sailors competing on the first day of the Audi SAILING Champions League to the waters off Porto Cervo today. The event for teams representing their respective yacht clubs is organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), in collaboration with the SAILING Champions League and with the support of title sponsor Audi and technical partner ...

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Swedish J/70 Sailing League

Cape Crow YC - Swedish J/70 Sailing League 2018 © Daniel Stenholm

The Swedish J/70 Sailing Leagues seasonal premiere took place in Malmö from the 18th to 20th of May. Eighteen teams from across Sweden participated in the event, the first of four competitions that include 1-3 June in Jungfrusund on Ekerö, outside of Stockholm (from June 1st to 3rd); then Örnsköldsvik from August 24th to 26th, and concluding at Gottskär (outside ...

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