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Monaco Classic Week

Monaco Classic Week - photo © Stefano Gattini

Monaco Classic Week, the Yacht Club de Monaco’s biennial flagship event opens in style on Wednesday 11th September with a rendition of America’s most famous Sousa march, ‘Stars & Stripes forever’, performed by the naval military band based in Toulon (Musique des Equipages de la Flotte de Toulon). A spectacular way to kick-off the 14th edition which sees American yachting ...

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GC32 World Championship

Alinghi has pulled out in front on day 2 of the GC32 World Championship at Lagos © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour

Five more races in warm sunshine, flat water and a shifty 12-16 knot northwesterly off Lagos on day two of competition, and the leader board is starting to be defined at the GC32 World Championship, taking with the support of the City of Lagos, Marina de Lagos and Sopromar. While four boats were separated by one point as day two ...

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Superyacht Cup Palma 2019

Superyacht Cup Palma - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

Competition begins this Thursday with the opening Pantaenius Race, which will see an impressive selection of 13 of the world’s most breathtaking superyachts make the most of the idyllic and reliable sailing conditions on the waters of Palma Bay. The second day of racing will now have added spice with the announcement that the brand new North Sails Boat of the Day Award will ...

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America’s Cup

Royal Malta Yacht Club's challenger awaits the financial get-go © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has advised that today they received a notice from the Royal Malta Yacht Club officially withdrawing the Malta Altus Challenge from the 36th America’s Cup. “This is a disappointing outcome.” said Grant Dalton, “The Malta Altus Challenge had a strong foundation with some highly experienced and reputable America’s Cup personnel linked to the team. ...

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St. Lucia Marigot Bay Marina

Marigot Bay Marina, St. Lucia / https://www.marigotbayresort.com

While most marinas must prepare for hurricanes, tropical storms, and other weather hazards, Marigot Bay Marina in St. Lucia does not. Bob Hathaway, marina manager for 6 years, says not even “Christmas winds” affect them at Marigot Bay. “The level of wind shelter is extraordinary regardless of wind direction.” It is a natural harbor that has never been dredged. In ...

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Monaco Swan One Design

2019 Monaco Swan One Design - Day 1 - photo © Martina Orsini

2019 Monaco Swan One Design opened today with a single race. The Yacht Club de Monaco Race Committee, led by Ariane Mainemare, managing the sole opportunity presented by today’s less than promising conditions. The racing proved close across the three classes. The top guns were: Dmitry Rybolovlev’s Skorpios in ClubSwan 50, Luis Senis’ Porron IX in Swan 45 and Lorenzo ...

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44Cup Porto Montenegro

44Cup Porto Montenegro - photo © Martinez Studio / RC44 Class

The 44Cup Porto Montenegro (10-14th April 2019) will be hosted by world-renowned superyacht marina, Porto Montenegro. This prestigious tour of one-design boats, taking place during the second week of April, brings together sailing and business, allowing amateur helmsmen to compete with the world’s top sailors in some of the world’s most beautiful locations. “We are excited to host the fleet ...

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AAR Bermuda Hamburg Race

Varuna in action - AAR Bermuda Hamburg Race - photo © Tim Wright / RORC

It was the last chapter of an epic 3,500nm transatlantic rivalry between Jens Kellinghusen’s Varuna VI, and Boris Herrmann’s Malizia – Yacht Club Monaco. In the end, Malizia was the fastest boat on the water and first after elapsed time, but Varuna succeeded over Malizia in IRC Zero after corrected time. In the early morning hours of July 18, Malizia ...

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RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race

The start of the Cowes – Dinard – St Malo Race will be an impressive sight, the fleet will be in the starting area along Cowes Green and Cowes Parade from 0900 on Friday 13 July © Rick Tomlinson

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with UNCL, Yacht Club de Dinard, Société Nautique de la Baie de St. Malo and the Royal Yacht Squadron. 130 yachts with nearly one thousand sailors competing, will be racing to St. Malo with the Royal Ocean Racing Club this weekend, arriving in the historic French port for massive celebrations. The ...

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20th edition of Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2013 © Gilles Martin-Raget / www.martin-raget.com

As anticipated, the 20th edition of the Voiles will bring together 4,000 sailors on both land and sea, for the final big bash of the Saint-Tropez season, onboard more than 300 of the most beautiful modern and classic yachts in the world. True to form, the team at the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez and new president, Tony Oller, hope to ...

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