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Nacra 17 World Championship

Ben Saxton and Katie Dabson – Nacra17 World Championship © Didier Hillaire

From the closest and most exciting finish to a World Championship Medal Race in the Olympic history of the multihull class, Great Britain’s Ben Saxton and Katie Dabson pipped Spanish rivals Fernando Echavarri and Tara Pacheco, foiling at full speed across the finish line to win the 2017 Nacra 17 World Championship title on the French waters of the Baie ...

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King Neptune on Visit Seattle Day 22 ~ Clipper Race

Pollywogs become Shellbacks under the watchful eye of King Neptune on Visit Seattle

Today marks a third day at the top of the leader board for Visit Seattle, which is followed closely by Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef in second and third place respectively as teams re-acclimatise to the angled upwind tropics sailing and look ahead to the first Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint. Whilst Skipper Nikki Henderson’s focus remains on “sailing fast, trying ...

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America’s Cup confirm monohull for Cup

The America's Cup Class is expected to use similar foil systems to the IMOCA60 class. However there is no reference point for a round the buoys foiling monohull. Guillaume Verdier

Following comments attributed to Luna Rossa principal, Patrizio Bertelli, Emirates Team New Zealand have confirmed that the next America’s Cup will be sailed a high performance monohull yacht. A statement issued by the team this evening (NZT) reads: Emirates Team New Zealand can confirm Patrizio Bertelli’s suggestion today that the next America’s Cup will be sailed in high performance monohull yachts. ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart & Volvo Ocean Race

Giacomo - Start - 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

Rolex Sydney Hobart 2016 winner, Giacomo is offered for sale. One of the world’s top ocean racers, Giacomo also won the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race as Groupama 4, skippered by Franck Cammas. She is the only racing yacht to have been a round the world race winner and then extended her racing career into a win in one of the ...

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MC38 Winter Series challengers ~ video

Chris Hancock's Vino – MC38 Winter Series, Act 4 © David Staley / MHYC

Cool spring easterlies and a sparkling Sydney Harbour back-dropped the final day of the MC38 Winter Series act four, which went to the dominant Ginger team led by the class Godfather – Leslie Green. “We had a very successful regatta; seven races in two days and we won five and came second in two, which is not bad,” Green said. ...

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Opel Finn Gold Cup

Zsombor Berecz – Opel Finn Gold Cup © Robert Deaves

Max Salminen, from Sweden, has secured his first Finn world title as the 2017 Opel Finn Gold Cup closes at Balatonföldvár with an extremely close and intense medal race in light winds. Jonathan Lobert, from France took the silver while Nicholas Heiner, from The Netherlands, took bronze after leading the race from start to finish. With a reasonable wind forecast ...

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Clipper World Yacht Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

Visit Seattle remains on top of the leader board for a second consecutive day, leading the Clipper Race fleet over the Equator and into the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. It’s a big moment for the teams, as the fleet will spend the next five months racing in the Southern Hemisphere, only crossing back over the Equator in February ...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Galateia and Magic Carpet Cubed - Wally, Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship 2017. © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

The third day of racing at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi72 World Championship was especially satisfying. The Mistral breezes kicked in just as predicted so the Maxi 72 and the Wally Classes managed to get two races in while the rest of the fleet raced along a spectacular 31 nm course through the archipelago, clockwise around La ...

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Nacra 17 Worlds

Nacra 17 Worlds La Grande Motte, France. © Nacra 17 World Championship

It is not Le Tricolore but the Il Tricolor, the Italian tricolour flying highest over La Grande Motte in the South of France after the first day of gold fleet racing at the Nacra 17 World Championships. As the intensity of the first day of gold fleet Finals racing took full effect, compounded by there being only one way to ...

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Opel Finn Gold Cup

Rockal Evans – Opel Finn Gold Cup © Robert Deaves

The fifth day of the Opel Finn Gold Cup at Balatonföldvár started promising with some nice wind on the lake, but just as the sailors were getting ready to launch, a fog bank rolled in and AP was displayed. When the fog cleared two hours later, the wind had gone and Balaton remained calm and largely windless through the morning ...

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