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Nominations for World Sailor of the Year

Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2018 © World Sailing

The nomination period for individuals to submit who they believe should be crowned Rolex World Sailor of the Year is now open. Anyone can nominate male and female sailors in any discipline of the sport. Nominate a sailor (or crew) for the 2018 Rolex World Sailor of the Year here. Sailors nominated must have performed an “outstanding achievement in the ...

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ARC Channel Islands Leg

2018 ARC Channel Islands - Leg 1 - James & Helen arriving on Moonshadow - photo © World Cruising

ARC Channel Islands Leg 1: Dolphins and rainbows It was an early start for the fleet as they slipped lines at 0500 and headed out of Dart Harbour to make the most of daylight for their 73nm passage to Guernsey. Once out of the harbour the fleet were treated to a beautiful sunrise on their port side with a rainbow ...

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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Brand new Class40 Corum and Jack Trigger racing Concise 8 head out past the Solent forts - photo © Paul Wyeth / RORC

The international fleet are licking their wounds after a tough first night in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. The leading Class40s and IRC rated yachts have broken away from the rest of the fleet and are expected to round the Scilly Isles this afternoon. With 20 knots from the southwest forecast for the Celtic Sea it will be ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2018

A bevy of ballet beauties. One of the many contenders for the Best Themed Yacht in the Prix d'Elegance at Hamilton Island Race Week. - photo © Andrea Francolini

Two of the more than 220 crews competing at Hamilton Island Race Week this month can claim a spectacular prize and trophy without participating in a race. All they need do is apply some creative thinking to theming themselves and their yacht then be judged as the winner of one of the two categories of the highly popular Prix d’Elegance, ...

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Melges 40 Grand Prix at the Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Melges 40 Grand Prix, Copa del Rey Mapfre 2018 - Andrea Lacorte, VITAMINA-CETILAR - photo © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication

After eleven races, Alessandro Rombelli’s Stig with Francesco Bruni as tactician, and crew members Daniele Fiaschi, Luca Faravelli, Iztok Knafelc, Pietro Mantovani, Pierluigi De Felice, and Giorgio, and Martino Tortarolo are 2018 Copa del Rey Mapfre Champions! Rombelli started the day five points ahead of Yukihiro Ishida’s Sikon (Manu Weiller, tactician), and as he has managed in the past, he ...

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Energy Observer

hAN ODYSSEY FOR THE FUTURE ON BOARD THE FIRST HYDROGEN VESSEL AROUND THE WORLD - Energy-Observer2 - http://www.energy-observer.org/en/

Energy Observer The first hydrogen vessel around the world The odyssey for the future on board of the first hydrogen vessel around the world. THE MISSION AN ODYSSEY FOR THE FUTURE ON BOARD THE FIRST HYDROGEN VESSEL AROUND THE WORLD Our vision of the future consists in drawing our energy from nature, without damaging it, and without wasting it. This is ...

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Norbert Sedlacek begins his record attempt circumnavigation © Ant Arctic Lab

Skipper Norbert Sedlacek has decided to stop his record attempt this morning at 10.30 a.m. westerly of Ireland and to come back to the port of departure, Les Sables d’Olonne. “Sometimes it is necessary to take note of the reality and to act according to it.” says skipper Sedlacek. Indeed the Open60AAL Innovation Yachts has an impressive potential to sail ...

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Trimaran MACIF

The trimaran MACIF - photo © CDK

Today, the MACIF trimaran left Keroman Technologies, the yard which created her in 2015, after a seven-month refit designed to further optimise the performance of this reference Ultime multihull. Already a solo round the world record holder, the trimaran MACIF has been thoroughly optimised by CDK and Keroman Technologies. The scope of intervention by the yard proved to be both dense and ...

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Hempel Sailing World Championships

Anders Pedersen - photo © Robert Deaves

With just two days to go until the start of the Hempel Sailing World Championships 2018 in Aarhus, Denmark, the Finn fleet is making final preparations and controlling its excitement as the first race day approaches on Thursday. The result of years of preparation and practice will be realised over the next 10 days as nearly 100 Finn sailors from ...

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World Match Racing Tour Match Cup Norway

Tight racing as Robertson eventually beats Mirsky - 2018 WMRT Match Cup Norway - Final Day - photo © Drew Malcolm

With brilliant sun and a southerly wind at times exceeding 20 knots in the gusts, Risør saved its best conditions for the Semi Final and Final stages of Match Cup Norway. New Zealand’s Phil Robertson with his China One Ningbo team dispatched his Semi Final opponent Nicklas Dackhammar 3-0 to line up against his old rival Australian Torvar Mirsky, who ...

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