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Charleston Race Week

RS21s ahead of Charleston Race Week - photo © RS Sailing

The RS21s have made the 2,500 mile journey from the West coast of San Diego to the East coast, Charleston. Preparation is under way for the 24th Charleston Race Week, the largest keelboat regatta in North America, which kicks off next week. The regatta was established in 1996 by members of Charleston Ocean Racing Association (CORA). The event consists of ...

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Extreme Sailing Series™ 2019

Extreme Sailing Series Los Cabos, Act 7 © Lloyd Images

In 2019 the Extreme Sailing Series brand is set to continue in a new direction, as organisers OC Sport confirm they will cease management of the circuit. Details will be revealed soon. The Extreme Sailing Series stormed onto the professional sailing scene in 2007, and since then has changed how fans, sponsors and media engage with sailing. On the water, ...

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J/24 North American Championship 2019

2019 J/24 North American Championship ©Christopher Howell

Twenty-seven J/24s reveled in flawless conditions as the J/24 North American Championship kicked off at Club Nautico Valle de Bravo in Mexico. Winds started at 10-12 knots and increased to 12-16, with occasional higher gusts. Current J/24 World Champion Will Welles, racing Bruschetta, of the USA has taken the early advantage with 5 points, following scores of 1,1,3. The next ...

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ARC Channel Islands Rally 2019

ARC Channel Islands - Beowulf - Channel sunset © World Cruising

World Cruising Club have announced that the 2019 edition of the ARC Channel Islands rally will be postponed until August 2020. The cross-channel cruising rally will now be held on similar dates in 2020 on the same route incorporating Cherbourg, Guernsey, Jersey and Alderney. Full details of the route will be available for the Southampton Boat Show in September 2019. ...

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Long Beach Yacht Club Ficker Cup

Long Beach Yacht Club Ficker Cup day 2 ©Bronny Daniels / Joysailing

In an exciting winner-takes-all final match, Harry Price (AUS) of Down Under Racing defeated Chris Poole (USA) to capture the Long Beach Yacht Club Ficker Cup title. Both will advance to the Congressional Cup, which starts next week. Dave Hood (USA) finished third, while Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) took fourth. Eight teams from around the globe competed in the 40th Ficker ...

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Sardinha Cup

Dolan and Foxall team up as All-Irish Challenge for Figaro Season Opener © Tom Dolan Racing

Because of the very light winds forecast for today on France’s Vendée coast, Sunday, Race Direction of the Sardinha Cup made the decision early this morning to shorten course for the opening stage of the three leg race series which is the first test for the new Beneteau Figaro 3 class. Ireland’s Tom Dolan and Damian Foxall crossed the finish ...

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RORC Easter Challenge

Nine Performance 40s are currently entered and include Tom Kneen's JPK 1180 Sunrise - RORC Easter Challenge © Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com

While the RORC Easter Challenge is on the one hand a training regatta offering free world class coaching from grand masters like Jim Saltonstall, it also kicks off the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s domestic racing season. At present inshore racing is going through a halcyon period in the UK with the return of grand prix racing in the FAST40+ class ...

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SailFest Newcastle

Hooligan - 2019 SailFest Newcastle, Day 3 - photo © Mark Rothfield

The inaugural TP52 Gold Cup resumed in earnest on the final day of SailFest Newcastle, with the seven-strong fleet completing four windward-leeward races in challenging offshore conditions. Koa, co-owned by Peter Wrigley and Andy Kearnan, capitalised on its opening day heroics to claim the class’s bespoke TPR handicap trophy by two points from Sam Haynes’s Celestial. Marcus Blackmore’s Hooligan was ...

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Ficker Cup

Long Beach Yacht Club Ficker Cup day 2 © Bronny Daniels / Joysailing

Chris Poole (USA) edged past Harry Price (AUS) in the final match of today’s Ficker Cup round robins, to cap the leaderboard at the conclusion of two days of Stage 1 racing. Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) found his form and solidified his third place position, with Dave Hood (USA) fourth, rounding out the quartet who will advance to semi-finals. Tomorrow, an ...

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BVI Spring Regatta

Event Photographer Ingrid Abery captured some great action on Mount Gay Race Day - BVI Spring Regatta 2019 - photo © Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com

The vibe at the Regatta Village was simply a blast today as boats left the docks around 8:30am to make it out to the race course in the light air which presented throughout the day. 6-7 knots in a southerly breeze made for challenging conditions under hot sunny skies and the Mount Gay Rum party post-racing all the more inviting. ...

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