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China International Women’s Match Race 2019

Teams practicing on Dishui Lake in Shanghai prior to the 2019 China International Women's Match Race. © CIWMR 2019

On 11-16th October 2019, the inaugural 2019 China International Women’s Match Race, the final event of the 2019 WIM Series, will be held in Shanghai on the Dishui Lake. The Women’s International Match Racing Association (WIMRA), Chinese Yachting Association (CYA), Shanghai Administration of Sports and Administration Committee of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Lin-Gang Special Area have collaborated to ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère 2019

2019 Mini-Transat La Boulangère, Day 7 © Alexis Courcoux / Mini-Transat La Boulangère

The leaders in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère have passed the latitude of Madeira this evening. Though they can almost glimpse the finish of this first leg to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the end of the course promises to be a bit of a struggle in light airs. The first ETAs are likely from Sunday morning. For now, François Jambou ...

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The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race European Tour corporate sailing event in Kiel, Germany, June 19. © Ainhoa Sanchez / The Ocean Race

World Sailing awards The Ocean Race with Special Event status World Sailing is pleased to announce that the 2021-22 and 2025-26 editions of The Ocean Race, the global sailing event that is the toughest test of a team in sport, have received World Sailing Special Event status. Special Event status ensures that World Sailing, the world governing body of the ...

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The Clipper Race

The Clipper Race Leg 1 - Race 2, Day 6: The Commodore's Cup © Clipper Race

Close match racing has been the order of the day on Day 6 of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay. Incredibly after around 1,000 nautical miles of racing, three boats – GoToBermuda, Zhuhai, and WTC Logistics, have almost been in touching distance as they raced along the coast of Western Sahara. GoToBermuda Skipper David Immelmann is ...

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Flinders Islet Race

TP52 Zen started well, managing to beat larger RP63 No Limit to open water - Flinders Islet Race 2019 - photo © Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

A crisp 10-15 knot nor’ easter met the 32 competitors at the start of this year’s Flinders Islet Race – the second of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore Series. Setting off from Point Piper and strategically tacking up Sydney Harbour, teams pounded around South Head in bumpy conditions before setting spinnakers and making ...

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90th Anniversary with 160 Boat Gala Regatta International Dragons

Dragon Grand Prix Cannes 2019 day 3 © Elena Razina

From 7th to 11th October 2019 160 International Dragon keelboats will gather in San Remo, Italy, to mark the 90th Anniversary of this illustrious and extraordinary class. Dragon sailors past and present, friends of the class and the media are invited to participate in this week-long celebration of all things Dragon. From her inception as an entry by Johan Anker ...

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Golden Globe Race 2022

Golden Globe Race chart 2022 final - photo © Don McIntyre

Three years to the start of the 2022 Golden Globe Race An independent analysis report compiled by Meltwater on media coverage secured during the 2018 Golden Globe Race shows that the Race gained US$185m worth of coverage world-wide. Les Sables d’Olonne, which will be the host start and finish port again in 2022, gained 2 years of international publicity valued ...

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Spindrift 2

Spindrift 2 - photo © Spindrift Racing

Spindrift 2 was put back in the water on Monday 16th September in the presence of Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and the Spindrift racing team. The world’s largest racing maxi trimaran has spent the past few months being further optimised, as well as being fitted with new load bearing rudder plates, following the structural failure of the starboard rudder plate ...

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Fiji Regatta Week 2019

Fiji Regatta Week at Musket Cove Island Resort - photo © Ronnie Simpson

The 36th annual Fiji Regatta Week – Fiji’s largest annual regatta – kicks off this weekend at Musket Cove Island Resort, located in the beautiful Mamanuca Islands of western Fiji. One of the premier racing and cruising regattas in the South Pacific, nearly 70 yachts representing over 20 countries on six different continents have thus far registered, with more yachts ...

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New America’s Cup

The 36th America's Cup class boat concept of the AC75. © Virtual Eye

In sailing, there’s no moment like the debut of a new America’s Cup rule It’s the week before Labor Day as I type this. And something that happens only rarely in our sport is about to take place. The first boats designed to a new America’s Cup rule are about to be launched and take their first sails. There is ...

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