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Tall ships return to Boston

Tall ships participate in Sail Boston's Parade of Sail on Saturday © Michael Dwyer / AP

Despite the somewhat gray, fickle and humid weather, tall ships are back in Boston as part of the international Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. Saturday marked the first time in 17 years that Boston Harbor saw the Grand Parade of Sail, with more than 50 sailing vessels streaming through the harbor’s main channel as they made their way to assigned ...

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First Balance 760

First Balance 760 arrives in Tortola from Cape Town © The Multihull Company

Whenever a project commences to create a new catamaran design, and to then build, launch, commission and sea trial her, it takes a lot of time and effort from a great many talented men and women. It also takes a patient and supportive owner to hang in there until the project is done. Whether you look at her designer, Anton ...

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America’s Cup J-Class

Lionheart - J- Class Regatta - 35th America's Cup - Bermuda June 19, 2017 © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

The largest ever fleet of J-class to race together assembled off Bermuda for two series of races. Seven of the 120ft sloops that contested the America’s Cup from 1930 to 1937 sailed off Bermuda. the 87 year old Shamrock V was the only yacht sailing to have contested an America’s Cup – being Sir Thomas Lipton’s final Challenger, launched in ...

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ARC Europe 2017

ARC Europe World Cruising Club

After cruising the islands of the Azores the ARC Europe fleet divides into two groups. Leg 3A Group are sailing almost due East the 830NM to Lagos on mainland Portugal whilst Leg 3B Group are sailing north east back to ports across the UK and Northern Europe, a leg of approximately 1200NM. Light winds at the start today in Ponta ...

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Lendy Cowes Week

Lendy Cowes Week 2017 Dymond

With less than seven weeks to go before the opening race of Lendy Cowes Week 2017, overall entries across the board are up 10 per cent on this time last year writes Sue Pelling. Equally encouraging is the fact that international entries are on the rise too with a total of 41 teams already signed up. Although it is a ...

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J-Class and Superyacht Regatta Bermuda

J-Class and Superyacht Regatta Bermuda

In June 2017, the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda will be graced by the J Class fleet. These majestic titans of sail competed for the Cup during the 1930s and are perhaps still some of the most famous yachts afloat. Only ten J Class yachts were ever built, of which three originals survive today, including Shamrock V and Endeavour which ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race © www.gregbeadle.com

Volvo Ocean Race switches to 2-year cycle, 2019 start for 14th edition The Volvo Ocean Race will switch from a three-year to a two-year cycle after the upcoming 2017-18 edition, a change that will provide more continuity and more commercial value for professional sailing teams, sponsors and Host Cities. Confirmation of the change will mean at least some race activity ...

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Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain 2017

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain 2017 voyage yacht moored up in the Caledonian Canal alongside the project's shorebased vehicle courtesy of partners Arnold Clark. © Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Last weekend, Inverness Marina played host to the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust’s yacht, Moonspray, which, with a relay team of over 100 young people in recovery from cancer, is circumnavigating the UK. Over the next three months the team will complete a 2,400 mile voyage with Inverness being a key northern stopover and the perfect spot for the handover from ...

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Ludde Ingvall & CQS ready to race

Ludde Ingvall's 100ft Australian Maxi, CQS © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo http://www.regattanews.com

Ludde Ingvall has pulled together a top crew for his super maxi CQS to contest the Alandia Surrsaari Race out of Helsinki, starting on the evening of 9th June, in which he hopes to win the line honours trophy that he donated himself, in memory of his late father. The crew is a carefully selected fusion for permanent team members ...

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Scaramouch Parkinson Poppy Moore Sailing around AU

Poppy's East Coast 31 known as Scaramouch © John Curnow

It’s a very sad way to begin such a great voyage. Not that you would know from the ultra-effervescent Poppy Moore, mind you. So the chance to talk with her and learn her tale was fantastic, and she is also the best one to recount it. “I decided to sail around Australia to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s, because ...

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