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Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille

2019 Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille - Day 3 © Christophe Jouany

For today’s tricky Round the Island race at Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille, local knowledge paid off for the race veterans that knew how to successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities on the 24 – 32 nautical mile courses around St. Barth’s rocky cliffs and surrounding volcanic rock landmarks. The 12 – 15 knots and northeast direction also ...

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Antigua Sailing Week

ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK / © Paul Wyeth

Antigua Sailing Week Launches into Second Half-Century Big is the word for the 52nd Antigua Sailing Week (ASW). This granddaddy of Caribbean regattas set for April 28th to May 3rd will be notable for both the quantity and quality of entries. For one, more than 100 yachts are expected to compete in everything from racing to cruising, spinnaker to non-spinnaker, monohull to multihull, ...

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St. Lucia Marigot Bay Marina

Marigot Bay Marina, St. Lucia / https://www.marigotbayresort.com

While most marinas must prepare for hurricanes, tropical storms, and other weather hazards, Marigot Bay Marina in St. Lucia does not. Bob Hathaway, marina manager for 6 years, says not even “Christmas winds” affect them at Marigot Bay. “The level of wind shelter is extraordinary regardless of wind direction.” It is a natural harbor that has never been dredged. In ...

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Edgartown Race Weekend 2019

www.rtirace.org Edgartown Yacht Club's Edgartown Race Weekend 2019

J/Boat teams are always a big part of the action at Edgartown Yacht Club Race Weekend, and this year organizers are putting out an all-call to J Fest participants and others who own J/Boats, inviting them to join the fun on Martha’s Vineyard over July 25-27. The three-day competition starts on Thursday with two days of ‘Round-the-Buoys (‘RTB) racing and ...

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Défi Atlantique Guadeloupe 2019

Good start for 2nd leg from Horta to La Rochelle - 2019 Défi Atlantique Guadeloupe © Event Media

It was exactly 3pm yesterday when the 10 Class40s taking part in the Défi Atlantique left the port of Horta on the way to La Rochelle 1,300 miles away. The 32* sailors setting out in a crews of two and even up to four, according to the skipper’s goodwill, hailed the admirable way in which the small port of the ...

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Pacific Cup 2020

Start of the 2018 Pacific Cup, D division © Erik S Simonson / www.h2oshots.com

Entries for the 2020 Pacific Cup, the FUN race to Hawaii, are now open. The race is open to seaworthy boats in fully-crewed, doublehanded, and cruiser divisions. The race will start over several days beginning June 29, 2020. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020, the race has taken thousands of sailors 2070 downwind miles to the welcoming shores of Kaneohe ...

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Gorgeous BVI Spring Regatta

BVI Spring Regatta final day © Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com

The sailors that participated in the 2019 BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival could not have enjoyed a better long weekend of sailing in the sunny Caribbean in the British Virgin Islands. Hosted by the Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club and sailed out of the spectacular Nanny Cay Marine, the various members of the J/Tribe enjoyed racing the 48th ...

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Sardinha Cup

Dolan and Foxall team up as All-Irish Challenge for Figaro Season Opener © Tom Dolan Racing

Because of the very light winds forecast for today on France’s Vendée coast, Sunday, Race Direction of the Sardinha Cup made the decision early this morning to shorten course for the opening stage of the three leg race series which is the first test for the new Beneteau Figaro 3 class. Ireland’s Tom Dolan and Damian Foxall crossed the finish ...

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Super Sailing 42m Yacht Vijonara

42m super sailing yacht Vijonara ©Stuart Pearce

“When I look back on my experience as owner’s representative on the superyacht Vijonara, it was a very smooth project from beginning to end. That really depended on the owners and the relationships all the various parties established with them.” Nigel Ingram MCM co-founder. As a former racing sailor and yacht captain, sailing boats are what MCM co-founder Nigel Ingram ...

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GC32 Racing Tour 2019

New to the GC32 Racing Tour for 2019 is Black Star Sailing Team. © Black Star Sailing Team

With the GC32 flying catamaran racing circuits this year amalgamated on the GC32 Racing Tour, so at least 10 teams, including the GC32 teams from the Extreme Sailing Series, are due to compete on this season’s five event circuit that takes in some of the best sailing venues in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Participating on the circuit will once again ...

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