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BOATS2020 cancelled

Southampton International Boat Show © Simon May

British Marine regretfully announces that BOATS2020 has been cancelled. At 6.34pm on Thursday 10 September, on the eve of opening day, British Marine received the devastating news from Southampton City Council that the show could no longer go ahead due to the rising risk of COVID-19 and growing Government fears. The show, due to take place from 11-20 September 2020, ...

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Solo non-stop unassisted westward circumnavigation attempt

Philippe aboard Changabang © Jackie Philpott

Solo sailor and recipient of an OCC Challenge Grant, Philippe Jamotte, is prepared to depart for the adventure of a lifetime. #OCCAdventureSailing. Fairly soon after I learned to sail in 2013, I found I truly enjoyed sailing alone. Reading about single-handed sailing led me to books of grand adventures, of ocean passages, of circumnavigations. All that reading had me dreaming. ...

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America’s Cup Rialto

American Magic - Waitemata Harbour - August 2020 - 36th America's Cup © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

American Magic put in a six hour session mostly in the Course C & D area between North Head and Motuihe Island. While the New York Yacht Club team have sailed many times in the Browns Island and Motuihe Island area, this is the first time we have seen the team sailing in the Course C area – which is ...

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Labor Day Weekend racing

90th Anniversary Conanicut Yacht Club Around the Island Race - photo © Cate Brown Photography

Celebrating a different kind of Labor Day Weekend racing While it’s safe to say that North America’s 2020 sailing season hasn’t exactly defined anyone’s idea of a great time, the good news is that organized racing has successfully unfurled, despite the stiff headwinds presented by the ongoing pandemic. The less-than-cheery news, of course, is that most of us (myself certainly included) haven’t ...

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Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua Sailing Week launches Friends of ASW campaign © Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua Sailing Week launches Friends of ASW campaign As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to challenge countries around the world, Antigua and Barbuda are no exception. Currently, yachting stakeholders are cautiously optimistic about the potential for some return to normality as it pertains to yacht racing events for 2021. The Antigua Sailing Week team are working on the race formats and ...

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Fiji Regatta Week 2020

Sand Bank Race start - Fiji Regatta Week © Musket Cove Yacht Club

The 37th annual Fiji Regatta Week will take place October 9-12 at Musket Cove Island Resort on Malolo Lailai Island in western Fiji. Originally scheduled for September 11-16 the fate of this year’s regatta was uncertain, until recently, as a result of the COVID 19 global pandemic. Due to Fiji’s status as a ‘COVID-contained’ nation however, the government has been ...

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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2017 - photo © Gilles Martin-Raget / www.martin-raget.com

The official opening of the first week of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez will be on Saturday, September 26th with the team from the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez ready to welcome competitors to the 22nd edition, different in many ways. Still in keeping with the traditions of the original event the Nioulargue, the Voiles marks at the end of each summer ...

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Persico 69F Cup

Persico 69F Revolution. RHKYC Team Agiplast, Lake Garda 2020 © Persico 69F / Studio Borlenghi

Day 1, 18 August 2020: RHKYC Team Agiplast completed two races on the first day of the Persico 69F Revolution Cup, racing against the Italian YAC challenger Young Azzurra and two other Italian teams – Batope and WeArep. A good start, and a race lead, was spoiled by a spinnaker retrieval problem that allowed Team Batope’s 49er sailors from Italy ...

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La Solitaire du Figaro – Alan Roberts

Alan Roberts finishes 2nd in the Solo Guy Cotton © Thomas Deregnieaux and Alan Roberts Racing

Alan Roberts set for La Solitaire du Figaro: The ultimate form of isolation for one Hampshire sailor Back on the 13th March, Alan Roberts was on the pontoons in Les Sables-d’Olonne in race mode, preparing for the first race of 2020, the Solo Maître Coq. Within 48 hours he was on the last passenger ferry out of France. France was ...

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New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta

New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta - photo © Rolex / Daniel Forster

Sail long enough and you’re sure to have a leg where all factors conspire against you: the wind, the tide, the competition, passing motor boats, everything. That’s what this year is like for regatta organizers. The New York Yacht Club’s plan to re-start the 2020 sailing season on August 28 to 30 with the 166th edition of the Annual Regatta was stymied ...

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