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Bol d’Or Mirabaud

Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2019 © Loris Von Siebenthal

Météo Suisse was forecasting it for 24 hours: a serious storm was going to descend on the Bol d’Or Mirabaud fleet around 17:00. This warning was precise and played out to the letter! After a start with light southwesterly breeze, followed by a pleasant afternoon, the sky fell on competitors’ heads with gusts of 50 knots, hail, no visibility… the ...

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Antigua Sailing Week & Cowes Week

Antigua Sailing Week to support Youth Day at Cowes Week 2019 © Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com

Cowes Week Limited, organisers of Cowes Week, is delighted to announce that they have partnered with another famous sailing regatta, this time from the Caribbean, Antigua Sailing Week, to further support young sailors at the event. CWL have previously announced their youth initiative which offers discounted entry fees to boats with crews of under 25 year olds. The Under 25 ...

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Rolex Giraglia

Alex Schaerer's Maxi 72 Caol Ila R was ahead until the wind died today. - 2019 Rolex Giraglia - photo © IMA / Studio Borlenghi

The weather forecast for the second day of inshore racing at Rolex Giraglia indicated that there would be easterly winds into the high teens backing off slowly in the afternoon. Unfortunately in this Cote d’Azur land of extremes this only partly came true. Organised by Yacht Club Italiano and Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez supported by the International Maxi Association, the ...

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50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro

50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Stage 2 fleet pass Bishop Rock - photo © Alexis Courcoux

The Doldrums of Bishop Rock may today have slowed and frustrated the fleet racing La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro second stage from Kinsale to Roscoff via the Needles Fairway, but the leading trio look set to be rewarded for their guile and hard work. The ensuing 200 miles passage up the Channel to the turning mark to the west of ...

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RigIt June Regatta

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Entries open for the Royal Southern Yacht Club Summer Series RigIt June Regatta The second edition of the Royal Southern Yacht Club Summer Series, the RigIt June Regatta, is open to entry for non-members and members alike. The overall winner of the four regatta series will win a fantastic all-inclusive entry to the 2020 edition of Antigua Sailing Week worth over £7000. ...

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D-Marin ORC World Championship 2019

The pre-Worlds regatta in early May gave local teams a chance to train before the main event © ORC Media

D-Marin Mandalina, Sailing Club Val and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to welcome 113 teams of competitors from 17 nations to the 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship. The event runs over 31 May – 8 June and is based in the beautiful and historic town of Sibenik in Croatia, with race course areas set to the west among ...

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Samui Regatta

High calibre racing is expected with crews from around Asia competing at the 18th Samui Regatta © Infinity Communications

Asia’s favourite “Tropical Island Regatta” is set to return to Samui Island’s shores from 25 May to 1 June on Chaweng Beach and this year will be at a new venue, Synergy Samui Resort. Known for its high calibre of racing and tropical-chic parties, Samui Regatta is popular with sailors from around Austral-Asia and organisers expect to welcome competitors of ...

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Golden Globe Race 2019

Asteria was escorted the final 10 miles by Bernard Moitessier's famous French Golden Globe Race yacht Joshua. © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR

Barnacle growth was the root cause of Finnish skipper Tapio Lehtinen’s slow solo circumnavigation but the 110 day difference between his and Race winner Jean-Luc Van Den Heede’s time was definitely enjoyable. “I have certainly got my money’s worth from the entry fee.” Tapio had joked with Race organiser Don MacIntyre before his return to Les Sables d’Olonne at 20:21hrs ...

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Normandy Channel Race

Normandy Channel Race 2019 undeway © Jean-Marie Liot / NCR2019

The Race Committee released the 13 Class40s competing in the Normandy Channel Race bang on 15:30 hours local time this Sunday. It was with a typically Norman backdrop, cloudy skies with a few clear spells, perhaps in a nod to this 10thanniversary edition, that the fleet set sail after a clean start on a figure of eight-style circuit of around ...

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Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Alex Schaerer's modified Caol Ila R was today's surprise winner - Rolex Capri Sailing Week © Rolex / Studio Borlenghi

Two second win secures Caol Ila R Rolex Capri Sailing Week title Rolex Capri Sailing Week concluded in ultra-close fashion in the racer division today. Alex Schaerer’s modified Maxi72 Caol Ila R knocked Sir Peter Odgen’s dominant Jethou off the top spot on the overall podium after she secured a second place in today’s race as Jethou came home fourth. ...

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