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Six-Regatta 52 Super Series 2020

Day 5 - Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week ©Martinez Studio / 52 Super Series

The 2020 52 Super Series season will visit South Africa as the showcase curtain raiser to a six-regatta year, which will also feature four reliable, popular favourites in Europe. The world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit will start with two regattas in South Africa in March and April and return to the Mediterranean for regattas in Scarlino, Tuscany in May, ...

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Shorthanded Round North Island Race

Start of Leg 2 - RNZ2019. They are all entered in the 2020 Evolution Sails RNI. - photo © Deborah Williams

The Round North Island Race (RNI), proudly sponsored by Evolution Sails, is New Zealand’s most iconic yachting challenge and the 2020 edition will feature the biggest ever fleet with the maximum 40 entrants now confirmed, if all the boats make it to the start line. This is 13th edition of the race, 43 years after the inaugural event was first ...

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MACIF Trimaran in the Rolex Fastnet Race

Aerial image bank of the maxi trimaran MACIF, skipper Francois Gabart, training off Belle Ile for the Route du Rhum, on October 22nd, 2018 © Vincent Curutchet

Full speed ahead for the MACIF Trimaran in the Rolex Fastnet Race Five crew members will help François Gabart try to win the legendary Rolex Fastnet Race, which will start on Saturday 3 August at Cowes (England). The goal of the MACIF trimaran crew is to push her as hard as they can! The MACIF trimaran crew are about to ...

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International WASZP Games 2020

2019 WASZP European Championship © Hartas Productions

Well it has only been one week since the largest fleet of WASZPs ever assembled descended on Malcesine Lake Garda for the 2019 WASZP European Championships. The fleet of 100 Entries enjoyed five days of glorious Garda conditions and sensational WASZP lifestyle and hospitality. As quickly as that event finished the WASZP team turned their attention to the 2020 International ...

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Class40s set for 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race

Ian Hoddle, Nigel Colley, Charles Emmett and Matt Smith, the consortium that own the Class40 Manic - photo © Rick Tomlinson

In the 15 years since the Class40 box rule was unveiled, an unprecedented 169 examples from early racer cruisers, to fully wicked-up grand prix race boats have been built, making it the most successful 40 foot racing yacht of all time. This weekend’s Rolex Fastnet Race forms part of the official 2019 Class40 Championship. Aside from its impressive numbers, the ...

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Internationaux de France de Match Racing 2019

Internationaux de France de Match Racing 2019 © APCC Voile Sportive

Internationaux de France de Match Racing 2019 – Match Race Super League event no. 4 A true legend. Accepted last minute on the 2019 Match-Racing French Open, due to a withdrawal and a request for an invitation that he did not even send (it was Eric Le Joliff, his teammate without warning beforehand!), Pierre-Antoine Morvan (SR Vannes) competed in Pornichet ...

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J/80 World Championships


The Real Club Marítimo del Abra hosted the 2019 edition of the J/80 World Championship that started on July 13th off Bilbao, Spain. Eighty teams battled hard on the Cantabrian Sea; twelve nations were represented from across the world (Canada, Spain, France, USA, Russia, Portugal, Cyprus, Ireland, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium, and India). The fleet sailed nine qualifying races ...

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38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

King Harald of Norway with his Fram XVIII training in Palma - 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE - photo © Nico Martínez / Copa del Rey MAPFRE

As racing starts Monday at the 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, the Bay of Palma saw teams from most of the key classes making their final training and tuning missions in today’s perfect sea breeze and warm sunshine. Consequently the Real Club Nautical de Palma was a hive of activity as the usual unique air of anticipation and excitement prevailed ...

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RORC Channel Race

Erik van Vuuren's W36 Hubo - 2019 RORC Channel Race - photo © Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com

77 boats competed in the 2019 Royal Ocean Racing Club Channel Race. The international fleet experienced a variety of conditions and wind angles, testing boat handling and tactical skills. Perhaps the surprise overall winner, from a fleet including professional racing teams, was J/121 Darkwood owned by Irishman Michael O’Donnell. David Collins’ British Botin IRC 52 Tala was runner up, and ...

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5.5 Metre World Championship 2019

Trial - Day 1 - 2019 5.5 Metre Worlds in Helsinki - photo © Robert Deaves

Defending World Champions, New Moon (BAH 21 Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, Peter Vlasov), laid down a marker in the opening race of the 2019 5.5 Metre World Championship in Helsinki, Finland after an emphatic victory in some quite testing conditions. Otto (SUI 209 Bent Christian Wilhelmsen, Lasse Berthelsen, Luka Strahovnik) crossed in second with 2017 World Champions, John B (BAH ...

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