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18ft Skiffs Spring Championship

Panasonic Lumix and Coopers-Rag and Famish Hotel continued their battle downwind – 18ft Skiffs Spring Championship © Frank Quealey / Australian 18 Footers League

Aron Everett, Courtney Mahar and Charlie Gundy gave a faultless performance in Quality Marine Clothing to take out race three of the Australian 18 Footers League Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour today. Skippering an 18ft Skiff for only the third time, Everett and his team led at every round mark before cruising to a 40s victory over Noakesailing (Sean Langman, ...

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Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race

Mascalzone Latino. 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race © RHKYC/Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com/

Confirmation of the heady winning streak for the Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino, flying the colours of the Yacht Club de Monaco. After winning the world title on a difficult course off Trieste in the fiercely competitive and experienced ORC fleet, Vincenzo Onorato’s crew today celebrates its first place overall in the IRC fleet in the South China Sea in the ...

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Farr 40 MHYC One Design Trophy

Edake & Double Black - MHYC OD Trophy - Day 1 © Jennie Hughes

Gusty southerlies offshore on day one of the Farr 40 class’ Middle Harbour Yacht Club One Design Trophy turned the boats into a real handful and caused two retirements in the opening races. “It was pretty ugly,” said class president Gordon Ketelbey back at MHYC inspecting Zen’s rigging after a broken vang forced them out of race two. “Looking at ...

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Catamarans Cup International Regatta

Catamarans Cup International Regatta Event Media

Under the aegis of the Greek National Tourism Organisation, the Catamarans Cup International Regatta is ready to set sails. The event’s eighth edition has already been scheduled for the period of 21 to 28 October 2017 and aims to attract sailors and aficionados from all over the world, who will set sail for Greek islands of unparalleled beauty, while competing ...

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Admiral’s Cup Regatta

Mercedes III hard running on the Solent during the 1967 Admiral’s Cup Beken of Cowes www.beken.co.uk

When an informal committee of offshore veterans first met six months ago to put flesh on the bones of a Classic Yacht Association of Australia idea to hold some form of a regatta to mark the 50th anniversary of Australia’s first win in the Admiral’s Cup, their aim was to attract a fleet of 10 yachts. It now seems likely ...

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Nations Trophy

2017 The Nations Trophy - Swan OD Challenge © Studio Borlenghi

Swan OD Challenge images by Studio Borlenghi   by Carlo Borlenghi

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Australian Yachting Championship

Sebastian Bohm’s Smuggler - 2018 Australian Yachting Championship David Sygall

Sebastian Bohm’s Smuggler leads a fleet of interstate starters – including Australian Sailing President Matt Allen’s newest version of Ichi Ban – for the 2018 Australian Yachting Championship, to be held at Sandringham Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, from January 19-21. Bohm’s Smuggler was entered in Australian Sailing’s premier keelboat event ahead of fellow NSW entry, Ichi Ban, ...

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The Nations Trophy

Day 2 – Light breeze in Palma – The Nations Trophy © Nautor's Swan / Studio Borlenghi

It was another light air day at The Nations Trophy 2017, but competition was no less intense than the first day. The fleet of 28 Swan One Design yachts from 11 nations completed two more races in slightly more consistent pressure than yesterday. Once again, the racing demanded attention, commitment and precision to maintain boat speed and position. With the ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

Mini-Transat La Boulangère © Christophe Breschi

Ultimately there was very little separating the top two sailors with their radically different temperaments and track records at the end of this first leg. The former had the status of defender in this race and was constantly calling himself into question regarding his position within the Mini fleet. The second had decided to consider this race as a journey ...

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RORC Caribbean 600

George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 will return to Antigua in February 2018 for the start of the 10th RORC Caribbean 600 © Tim Wright / Photoaction.com http://www.photoaction.com

The 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 will start as scheduled in Antigua on 19th February 2018. Bolstered by a record entry for the RORC Transatlantic Race, a strong Racing Division for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, and determined competitors from all over the Caribbean, the 10th edition of the highly acclaimed 600-mile offshore race is set to be ...

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