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America’s Cup

Artemis Racing and Emirates Team NZ, starts, Race 1, Round Robin2, America's Cup Qualifier - Day 4, May 30, 2017 - photo © Richard Gladwell

The 35th America’s Cup regatta entered the second phase today with the first races in Round Robin 2 of the Qualification Round. In three more race days, on Saturday, the first team will be eliminated from the regatta. Defending America’s Cup Champion Oracle Team USA are on course for their objective to win the Qualifiers and take a point advantage ...

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151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar

SuperNikka on her way to pulling the trigger too soon in today's impressive start. - photo © Studio Taccola

The Mediterranean’s largest medium distance offshore race set sail from Livorno, Italy this afternoon with a record-sized fleet. This year, the ninth edition of the 151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar has attracted almost 200 boats, of which 20 are maxi boats of more than 60ft LOA. The 151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar doubles as the third event of the International Maxi Association’s 2017-18 Mediterranean ...

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Les Voiles d’Antibes

Les Voiles d'Antibes day 1 © Alexander Panzeri / alexander-panzeri.smugmug.com

The first day of the new classic season couldn’t have started better, and Antibes has shown again to be one of the paradise spots of sailing. The forecast wasn’t good, with storm and some showers, but the Cote d’Azur has shown to have a deal with the weather when needed, and the sea was perfectly kissed by sunshine, light winds ...

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Gonet Monofoil

Gonet Monofoil © Loris Von Siebenthal

After a month of tests and tuning on Lake Lucerne, the Gonet Monofoil is now ready to race the Lake Geneva classics starting with the Geneva-Rolle-Geneva this weekend and followed by the Bol d’Or Mirabaud on the 9 June. “We are still far from reaching the full potential of the Gonet Monofoil,” said designer Eric Monnin. “But we have come ...

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Dielette Race

JOG C-Data Cowes Dielette Race - photo © Pandie Bronsdon

Seventeen yachts started the C-Data JOG Cowes Dielette via Guernsey race over the late May Bank Holiday, eager to visit a newish (to JOG) destination and take part in a slightly longer than usual Cat 3 race. </1> Unfortunately the Weather Gods weren’t keen on that idea and with lights airs forecast on Friday evening followed by 25kn+ NE’ly beat ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff race start on board Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag. Peter Cumming on the helm during glorious sunset. Day 3. 22 May, 2018. © Volvo Ocean Race

SHK/Scallywag arrived in Cardiff a day behind the leaders, completing the last long, ocean crossing leg of this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race… The full fleet of seven Volvo Ocean Race boats has now arrived in Cardiff, Wales, with David Witt’s Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag the final team to cross the finish line in Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean ...

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Atlantic Cup 2018

Eärendil - 2018 Atlantic Cup - photo © Billy Black

With a fleet of 11 Class40s competing in the Atlantic Cup, the French team #145 Eärendil skippered by Catherine Pourre and Pietro Luciani, crossed the Angola Cables finish line first at 17:02:46, with an elapsed time of 77h 02m 46s, to complete the 648 nautical mile first offshore leg of the Atlantic Cup from Charleston, S.C. to New York City. ...

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Volvo Ocean Legends Race

Green Dragon © Rick Tomlinson

Green Dragon, the first Chinese-backed entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, will join Volvo Open 70s Telefónica Blue and race winner Ericsson 4, plus a host of other historic boats from previous races on the start line of the Legends Race in June this year. Skippered by Ian Walker, who went on to win ‘The Volvo’ two editions later, Green ...

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Normandy Channel Race

Lamotte Module Création (Berry-Le Vaillant) – Normandy Channel Race © Jean-Marie Liot / NCR

Dusk yesterday evening brought with it fresh deliverance and massive relief for more than half the Normandy Channel Race fleet, who’d spent the whole day becalmed to the East of the Isle of Wight. Indeed, the NE’ly breeze very quickly covered the fleet, enabling all 27 Class40 still racing to power along westwards at a fair old lick, making an ...

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Atlantic Cup

Amhas - Atlantic Cup © Billy Black

A little under 40 nautical miles remain for the leading boats in the 2018 Atlantic Cup! #145 Eärendil, leads #127 Amhas by some six miles as they race north along the New Jersey coastline in search of favorable conditions. Overnight the two leading Class40s played the light, fluky conditions perfectly putting 40 nautical miles on the remaining fleet. The race ...

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