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Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 video

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 start ©Tom Hicks / www.solentaction.com

MACIF pipped at the post by Maxi Edmond de Rothschild in Ultim competition The 32m long Ultim trimarans laid on a spectacular finish in this 48th Rolex Fastnet Race resulting in MACIF, the leader since rounding the Fastnet Rock earlier this morning, being beaten to the finish line in the last breath of the race by her arch-rival Maxi Edmond ...

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International WASZP Games 2020

2019 WASZP European Championship © Hartas Productions

Well it has only been one week since the largest fleet of WASZPs ever assembled descended on Malcesine Lake Garda for the 2019 WASZP European Championships. The fleet of 100 Entries enjoyed five days of glorious Garda conditions and sensational WASZP lifestyle and hospitality. As quickly as that event finished the WASZP team turned their attention to the 2020 International ...

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38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

King Harald of Norway with his Fram XVIII training in Palma - 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE - photo © Nico Martínez / Copa del Rey MAPFRE

As racing starts Monday at the 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, the Bay of Palma saw teams from most of the key classes making their final training and tuning missions in today’s perfect sea breeze and warm sunshine. Consequently the Real Club Nautical de Palma was a hive of activity as the usual unique air of anticipation and excitement prevailed ...

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RORC Channel Race

Erik van Vuuren's W36 Hubo - 2019 RORC Channel Race - photo © Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com

77 boats competed in the 2019 Royal Ocean Racing Club Channel Race. The international fleet experienced a variety of conditions and wind angles, testing boat handling and tactical skills. Perhaps the surprise overall winner, from a fleet including professional racing teams, was J/121 Darkwood owned by Irishman Michael O’Donnell. David Collins’ British Botin IRC 52 Tala was runner up, and ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 © Carlo Borlenghi

Rolex Fastnet Race: We speak to Sam Richmond of North Sails about ‘the One’ We spoke to Sam Richmond of North Sails about the Rolex Fastnet Race, his experiences during the race and what advice he has for first-time competitors in the event he refers to as ‘the One’. Sam Richmond: I turned 21 on my first Fastnet Race, it was ...

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23rd Rodos Cup

23rd Rodos Cup in Kos, Greece - Day 2 © John Skalleris

The 23rd Rodos Cup International Sailing Race, organized by the Offshore Yachting Club of Rhodes and the South Aegean Region, continued with the second leg of the race yesterday. The second leg of the race began at Kalymnos and ended at Nisyros. On Monday 22 July, during the short stop at the beautiful island of Kalymnos, also known as the ...

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America’s Cup

The America's Cup and the Prada Cup in front of the New York Yacht Club's Newport Club House © Carlo Borlenghi

World Series event confirmed for late April The first America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) regatta of the 36th America’s Cup cycle will take place in Cagliari, Sardinia from April 23 – 26, 2020. The announcement was made at an event hosted by the Challenger of Record for the 36th America’s Cup and presented by Prada at the New York Yacht ...

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44Cup World Championship

Team Aqua, CEEREF and Bronenosec Sailing Team stacked up coming into the top mark in today's first race - 44Cup World Championship - photo © Pedro Martinez / Martinez Studio

After a marginal forecast left the nine strong 44Cup fleet parked at the dock until 1300, the Swedish wind gods came good allowing four races to be held in 8-12 knots on the penultimate day of the 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019. This helped the schedule recover following no races yesterday due to a lack of wind. Stand-out performer today ...

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Noakes Sydney Gold Coast 2019

The start of this year's Noakes Sydney Gold Coast will be spectacular - as it was in 2018. © Andrea Francolini

The largest fleet in more than 10 years is assembling to tackle the 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast, with 78 boats preparing to take on the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 384-nautical-mile challenge starting on Saturday 27 July. “The 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race fleet is fantastic – more than 20 boats up from last year,” CYCA Commodore ...

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Transatlantic Race 2019

KIVA at the start - 2019 Transatlantic Race © Paul Todd / OutsideImages.com

Like an immovable bouncer barring entry to the English Channel nightclub, the giant ridge, or zone of high pressure, continues to define this latter half of the Transatlantic Race 2019. While the center of this huge “bubble” of light winds has retraced south gradually, its reach still extends north into the Celtic Sea (between Cornwall and southern Ireland). The latest ...

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