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Hamilton Island Race Week 2018

Hamilton Island Race Week © Rob Mundle

An impressive trimaran designed in America, built in Vietnam and owned by a New Zealander, is the 150th entry for Australia’s premier offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week. Named Romanza and owned by Auckland yachtsman Dougall Love, the 18.2 metre long Morelli & Melvin Rapido 60 design is a fast cruising trimaran that won’t be disgraced on the race course. ...

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New Caledonia Groupama Race

Groupama Ave Gitana sets off - 2018 New Caledonia Groupama Race - photo © Sugar Photographie

New Zealand’s red-hulled Miss Scarlet is charging north along the eastern side of the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia and holding a 10 nautical mile gap over their fellow Kiwis on Ran Tan in the 654 nautical mile Groupama Race. The premier yachting event for the region began on Sunday June 17 for the mixed fleet of 23 sailing ...

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51st Newport Bermuda Race

2018 Newport Bermuda Race - photo © Daniel Forster / PPL

The combination of a light southeast wind and more than one knot of current flowing out of Narragansett Bay pushed the fleet of sailboats starting the Newport Bermuda Race on the way towards Bermuda on Friday afternoon with few incidents of note. “In spite of the light conditions,” said Jonathan Brewin, chairman of the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee, “the New ...

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Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta © Tim Wilkes

The renowned Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta is expanding for the 2019 edition, with invitations extended to the Melges 24 and Viper 640 classes, who will join the J70 Class and Star Class. Celebrating over nine decades of Star Class racing, the fleets will once again congregate at Coral Reef Yacht Club and Biscayne Bay Yacht Club for the 92nd Bacardi ...

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Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

My Song, Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2018 © YCCS/Borlenghi

All is ready in Porto Cervo for the 11th edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, with the first race scheduled for tomorrow, June 6, on the waters of the Costa Smeralda. The event provides a unique combination of spectacular sailing between the islands of the La Maddalena archipelago and elegant social events ashore and will run through Saturday, June ...

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151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar

Aldo Parisotto's OSCAR3 gained the upper hand in the Mylius 65 match race © Studio Taccola

Generally match races last around 20 minutes and there is a clear winner. In the 151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar 2018 there was a 10 hour long heavyweight maxi bout for line honours between Nicola Paoleschi’s Laurie Davidson 69 Pendragon VI and Miguel Matias Galluccio’s Reichel-Pugh 86 Vera, the former winner of line honours in three of the last four races, the ...

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Thrash to the Onion Patch ~ Newport Bermuda Race

The youth crew of the 63-foot Young American - Gambler during a practice session in late May - photo © Will McKeige

No matter how you look at it, thrash, whether used as a noun or a verb, sounds like a bad thing. But for the 1500+ sailors on 180 vessels entered in the 51st “Thrash to the Onion Patch”, more formally known as the Newport Bermuda Race, this biennial race is a bucket list challenge. When the boats – in seven ...

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Swedish J/70 Sailing League

Cape Crow YC - Swedish J/70 Sailing League 2018 © Daniel Stenholm

The Swedish J/70 Sailing Leagues seasonal premiere took place in Malmö from the 18th to 20th of May. Eighteen teams from across Sweden participated in the event, the first of four competitions that include 1-3 June in Jungfrusund on Ekerö, outside of Stockholm (from June 1st to 3rd); then Örnsköldsvik from August 24th to 26th, and concluding at Gottskär (outside ...

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Swan 78 video

Swan 78 - photo © Nautor's Swan

The Swan 78.001 Haromi, the first of four already sold, designed by Germán Frers, has just been launched on an auspiciously sunny day in Pietarsaari. The cold waters of the Baltic became at once familiar with the beamy, powerful hull of this 24-metre yacht. All of Nautor’s know-how and experience in racing and cruising yachts has been incorporated into this ...

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Atlantic Cup 2018

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The first 24 hours of the 2018 Atlantic Cup have been intense. Since leaving the maritime city of Charleston, South Carolina the 11 Class40s competing to cross the Angola Cables Finish Line in New York City have been positioning themselves throughout the racecourse. Shortly after the start three groups formed with #145 Eärendil, #81 Esprit Scout, #118 Oakcliff and #95 ...

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