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Volvo Noble Marine RS100 National Championships

Day 1 – Volvo Noble Marine RS100 National Championships © Segel Spass

The format for the day was to be 6 ‘Sprint’ races. Mo Farrah better look out because, our OOD Barrie Harding has massive confidence that 100 sailors can sprint for longer than Mo runs a 10,000m. In reality, the result is lots of aching bones and muscles, even tho the sixth race had to be deferred as someone had pulled ...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Cannonball – Maxi 72, Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

Momo and Galateia lengthen their class leads ~ Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup The weather forecast for Porto Cervo, where the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi72 World Championship, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of Title Sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association is being held, was just right: fresh Mistral breezes dominated. Today was scheduled ...

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GC32 Orezza Corsica Cup

Sebastien Rogues' Team ENGIE from France is hoping for local support in Calvi – GC32 Racing Tour © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

The GC32 Racing Tour visits the second ‘new’ venue of its 2017 season next week when competition between the ultra-high speed foiling catamarans takes place off Calvi in northwest Corsica. The GC32 Orezza Corsica Cup will be held over 13-16 September off the picturesque town, famous for its medieval citadel overlooking the crescent-shaped bay on which the flying catamarans will ...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Day 3 – Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup © Max Ranchi Photography http://www.maxranchi.com

As Bryon Ehrhart, owner of Lucky, put it: “Today was great sailing – Chamber of Commerce stuff!” After difficult conditions for some of the seven classes at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup yesterday, there was solid breeze for day three of racing. Winds ranging from 10-20+ knots enabled the Maxi 72s and Wallys successfully to sail two windward-leewards, while the ...

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Dorade Down Under

Dorade at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week © Andrea Francolini Photography http://www.afrancolini.com/

The “Dorade Down Under” campaign is in full swing, and Dorade, the 86-year-old Sparkman and Stephens classic yacht, is proving yet again that age is just a number with the team taking podium finishes in the first two events of its five-race series off the southern coast of Australia. “Dorade is an amazing yacht to be in the hunt against ...

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Tornado World Championships

Day 5 – Tornado World Championships © Nikos Pantis

Dany Paschalidis and Petros Konstantinidis from Greece are the 2017 Tornado Worlds Champions in the overall category. Zdenek Pavlis and 17-year-old Michaela Pavlisova from Czech Republic are the 2017 Tornado Worlds Mixed champions. Seventh title in a row for Dany Paschalidis who accepted the challenge and sailed without Kostas Trigonis but with a young promising talent, Petros. It was Petro’s ...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Sir Peter Ogden's JV72 Jethou - today's big winner. - Day 2 - Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2017 © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

Tricky conditions and dual breezes made life difficult on day two of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo. This annual event for the world’s largest racing yachts is organised jointly by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the International Maxi Association, the body sanctioned by World Sailing to represent the Maxi classes. ...

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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Pilgrim versus Y Knot – SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week © Andrea Francolini / SMIRW

Sunrise gave what appeared to be a sneak preview of the day to come at SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week – hot, sticky and a little airless, Denis Thompson and his team new they were in for another morning of hard decisions after yesterday’s testing conditions where light wind changed direction at whim. A postponement ashore for the Townsville Yacht ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Day 16, Race 1 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

A milestone was reached overnight when leading team, Qingdao, entered the Doldrums Corridor. Skipper Chris Kobusch formally notified the Clipper Race Office that Qingdao would motor-sail for exactly 6° of latitude and for a maximum of 60 hours through the specified Doldrums Corridor, a tactical mechanism allowing teams to motor-sail though the notoriously windless area. Qingdao officially began motor-sailing at ...

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Nacra 17 World Championships

American duo lead the Nacra 17 World Championships Nacra 17 World Championship

American duo Riley Gibbs and Louisa Chafee lead the Nacra 17 World Championships after the first three qualifying races were contested in light, sub 10 kt breezes and pleasant sunshine off La Grande Motte’s Baie de Aigues Mortes. They were protested after racing for a measurement infringement and penalised, ceding the lead to Britain’s John Gimson and Anna Burnett. As ...

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