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RS800 Magic Marine Grand Prix

Luke and Emma McEwen – Round 2 – RS800 Magic Marine Grand Prix © Tim Olin

Round two of the 2017 RS800 Magic Marine Grand Prix series took place under clear blue skies at Stokes Bay Sailing Club over the weekend of 8-9 April. Being the location for the National Championships later in the year (21st to 24th September), this was a great opportunity for the teams to familiarise themselves with these fickle waters. Three races ...

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Les Voiles de St. Barth

Les Voiles de St. Barth © Les Voiles de St. Barth / Michael Gramm

FINAL DAY OF RACING Stakes are High Going into Final Day of Racing Lighter breeze resulted in a shakeup in the rankings today at Les Voiles de St. Barth, with many new teams taking the win in their class for the first time this week. The regatta’s 65-boat fleet started the race off the port of Gustavia and headed up ...

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Spi Ouest France 2017

Spi Ouest France 2017 Marc Ollivier / Ouest France

409 boats (49 more than in 2016!) enjoyed four days of glorious racing on Quiberon Bay over Easter in France’s largest sailing regatta, Spi Ouest France, organised by the Societe Nautique de la Trinite sur Mer. Bright sunshine and winds between 6 and 18 knots provided perfect conditions. The growth in participation was driven in part by the new Multi ...

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RORC Easter Challenge

Sir Keith Mills' invincible FAST40+ Invictus. © Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com http://www.pwpictures.com

Sailors at the RORC Easter Challenge left Cowes this Easter Sunday sunburned, full of chocolate and brimming with freshly acquired wisdom about their sport. Across the 50 boat fleet competing at the RORC’s three day long domestic season opener, that doubles as its annual training regatta, it was close across most classes, but none more so than IRC One. In ...

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Coconut Grove Cup

Coconut Grove Cup 2017 © World Match Racing Tour . http://www.wmrt.com

In a day filled with leaderboard upsets, the event winner was decided rounding the final mark in the final race of the regatta. Australia’s Evan Walker and his Team KA Match struck lucky on the last beat to win the final cross and pop a wheelie on the finish line to take the win in style. Coming in to this ...

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Manly 16ft Club ‘Crew Swap’

Manly 16ft Skiff Club annual Crew Swap Day - April 2017 © Michael Chittenden

Manly youth Sailors, Kids, Girlfriends, Wives, Fathers, and Mothers, you name them, they were out in Manly Cove last Saturday for the annual Manly 16ft Skiff Club “Crew Swap”. At the end of the season the 16 and 13ft Skiff fleet invites anyone who’s keen to jump onboard and experience the joy of sailing a skiff. Racing was fast and ...

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Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race

Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race © Shoebox Images

The mix of a fast finishing race combined with the revived Yachties Party resulted in a full Yacht Club when the winner of the 69th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race was announced as President of Australian Sailing Matt Allen and his Ichi Ban crew. Black Jack took second spot just missing out on historic title of being the only yacht ...

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Tour de France à la Voile

40th Tour de France à la Voile ! When Bernard Decré created the Tour de France à la Voile in 1978, the fleet navigated along the Canal du Midi to join the Mediterranean. French sailing legends like Eric Tabarly, Michel Desjoyeaux, Jean-Pierre Dick, and more recently Franck Cammas, François Gabart, Armel Le Cléac’h and Loïck Peyron have all played a ...

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RORC Easter Challenge

Day 2 - RORC Easter Challenge © Rick Tomlinson http://www.rick-tomlinson.com

Day two of the RORC Easter Challenge saw another three races for the Fast40+ class in conditions that ranged from 10-17 knots. The day started with a round the cans downwind which was won by Invictus to build on their three victories from the first day, followed by Mark Rijkse’s 42 South just a minute behind. Mike Bartholomew’s South African ...

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MAPFRE back on the water ~ Volvo Ocean Race

- MAPFRE new mast fitted in Lisbon - Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18 © María Muiña/MAPFRE

Just 16 days after dismasting during a training session off the coast of Galicia, the Spanish VO65 MAPFRE is back on the water. On Saturday 15th April in Lisbon (Portugal), home of the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard, and where the new mast was fitted, the VO65 was out on the water undertaking its first tests. On the afternoon of 30th ...

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