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Les Voiles de St. Barth

Lloyd Thornburg’s "FOMO" finishes in 2nd place in Les Voiles de St Barth 2017 © Audrey My -Photographie

After three days of tight competition on the waters off the French West Indies Island of St. Barth, many of the teams racing in Les Voiles de St. Barth headed into the final day today with the hopes of either dismounting class leaders or fending off competitors that were climbing up in the rankings. However, due to lack of wind ...

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Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race

Ichi Ban is now favorite to take the Courier Mail Cup - Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race Shoebox Images

It has been a busy night in Gladstone with much of the fleet capitalising on the 15-20 knot winds throughout the evening and early morning hours and an incoming tide. Mr Kite and Kerumba had been volleying for position and fought it out right to the finish line. With less than two miles separating the two for several hours, Tam ...

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RHKYC San Fernando Race 2017

Mandrake III. RHKYC San Fernando Race 2017. © RHKYC/Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com/

The fleet has steadily been descending on San Fernando since yesterday, with many boats falling victim to holes off the Luzon coast, practically in sight of the finish. Philippines entry Ernesto Echauz’s TP52 Standard Insurance Centennial beat Sam Chan’s TP52 FreeFire to the finish line by just 28 minutes, arriving on Friday at 22.12 hrs and taking second place in ...

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America’s Cup

Oracle Team USA and Softbank Team Japan - Practice Session 3, - April 10-12, 2017 © Austin Wong | ACEA

Russell Coutts, a five times winner of the America’s Cup and the top helmsman with a 14-0 win record is CEO of Defender Oracle Team USA and the America’s Cup Events Authority. He gives his thoughts on the just completed three day Practice Racing ahead of the 35th America’s Cup, and critiques each of the five teams. ‘Artemis Racing are ...

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C.H. Robinson Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Race

Renaissance - 2017 C.H. Robinson Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race © Chris Dewar

A large crowd was gathered on the Shorncliffe Pier on Friday 14 April to watch the start of 2017 C.H. Robinson Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race. An eight knot southeastly breeze greeted a fleet of 10 multihulls. Alasdair Noble, Rear Commodore of the Multihull Yacht Club of Queensland (MYCQ), provided a live commentary to spectators on shore in the ...

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2018 Viper 640 World Championship

Swan River and Perth City view from South of Perth Yacht Club. - Viper 640 World Titles - Perth 2018 © Viper 640 http://viper640.org/

The International Viper 640 Class is pleased to announce its next World Championship Regatta from February 17 to February 23, 2018 at South of Perth Yacht Club, Western Australia. Over 40 Vipers are expected to compete in the Regatta. This will be the biggest Viper regatta held outside the US. With boats in all the mainland states of Australia, it ...

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B2G Yacht Race

Black Jack and Alive - Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race Shoebox Images

Black Jack has claimed their fourth consecutive Line Honours trophy today crossing the finish line of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race at 09.56.43am. In the process, skipper Mark Bradford sailed himself into the history books, no skipper has ever won four Line Honours titles in a row until today. Mark still has three more Line Honours wins to achieve ...

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RHKYC San Fernando Race 2017

Scallywag. RHKYC San Fernando Race 2017. © RHKYC/Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com/

Hong Kong’s 100’ super maxi Scallywag owned by Seng Huang Lee sailed into San Fernando, Philippines at 23:47:17hrs Thursday – completely obliterating the 2001 San Fernando Race record (49h 55m 12s) by an incredible 15 hours, 27 minutes and 55 seconds. The 2001 record was set by Sam Chan’s 70’ ULDB Sled, FfreeFire. Chan is also taking part in this ...

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Cowes Week Triple Crown

Cowes Week Triple Crown © Cowes Week http://www.cowesweek.co.uk

Momentum is building in the lead-up to the inaugural Triple Crown at Cowes Week – the new mini-series for Big Boats holding its first edition in 2017. Cowes Week Ltd is delighted to announce the confirmed participation of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet and the super-maxi CQS, setting the scene for what promises to be some stunning and highly competitive ...

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Bermuda America’s Cup 3, Day – Video

Artemis Racing has dominated the other teams on the third day of race in the third Practice Session being sailed in Bermuda. Winds were averaging 23kts and gusting close to 30kts from the East This is white-knuckle racing as the boats were pushed hard at the top end of the wind range, with it being one thing to do a ...

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