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Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona regatta

Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona - photo © Nico Martinez

Due to the current situation caused by the Covid-19 and the restrictions derived from it, the organizers of the Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona regatta and the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona have decided to cancel the 13th edition scheduled for July 8-11 this year and postpone it until 2021. The safety and health of all those involved in the celebration ...

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Drheam-Cup Grand Prix de France de Course au Large

La Drheam Cup - Destination Cotentin 2016 start - photo © Thierry Martinez / Drheam Cup

The third edition of the Drheam-Cup, starting on 19 July in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin and finishing in La Trinité-sur-Mer, will be the very first Grand Prix de France de Course au Large (French Offshore Racing Grand Prix). The competition will be strong, with over 80 boats expected on the three courses, including three Ultime multihulls, just as many Multi50s, 25 Figaro Bénéteau ...

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Newport YC Shorthanded Races

2019 New England Solo/Twin Championships © Alyce Croasdale

Shorthanded events in Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay remain on schedule despite the COVID-19 environment, with the Offshore 160 (singlehanded) on July 10 and the New England Solo/Twin (singlehanded/doublehanded) on July 24. Held annually, the New England Solo/Twin has courses of ocean triangles from 60 to 103 nm which begin and end in Narragansett Bay. The race will vary in ...

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World’s first Clean Up Flotilla

World's first Clean Up Flotilla moves to Whitsundays © Ian Thomson

Originally we had planned to run the Clean Up Flotilla in Phuket, however current travel restrictions means we have moved this year’s Flotilla to the Whitsundays, where it all started for Ocean Crusaders. As a skipper in the Whistundays working with several companies, I had the unfortunate occurrence of pulling dead turtles out of the waters. This is what drives ...

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Sailing and swimming with Orcas

Humpback whale and Barba, Troms region 2016. © David Go

Google the name Andreas B. Heide, and what you’ll find is not your average run-of-the-mill guy. After all, how many people do you know who go free diving with Killer Whales; in the Arctic no less? Crazy as it sounds, this is exactly what Jeanneau owner, Andreas Heide does. Andenes, February 2020. – photo © Sophie Bolesworth Growing up close ...

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Ida Lewis Distance Race

IRC winner Prospector at the 2019 Ida Lewis Distance Race © Stephen Cloutier

The annual Ida Lewis Distance Race, scheduled for its 16th edition starting Saturday, August 15, has announced that Jeanneau America is the event’s new Presenting Partner. The news comes on the heels of the race changing its start date from Friday to Saturday to better accommodate an inclusive weekend schedule and coincides with other exciting changes for the event, including a Mixed (coed) ...

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Virtual Groupama Race

Virtual Race graphic © New Caledonia Groupama Race Media

Tame the tradewinds and overcome the pitfalls of a tough offshore race around the largest UNESCO recognised lagoon in the world as planned – almost. The virtual start of the seventh edition of the New Caledonia Groupama Race will take place on June 21, 2020 and as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands will be on the start line ...

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Billy Brannan rescue

Billy Brannan sailing his Vancouver 34 yacht Helena © Rachelle Turk

Interview by Emma Bullimore, BBS Sounds 06/06/20, with Billy Brannan, single-handed sailor whose yacht Helena was dismasted 500 miles short of home. Billy Brannan was solo sailing his Vancouver 34 yacht Helena back to the United Kingdom from Marigot Bay in the Caribbean when Helena was rolled and dismasted in storm force conditions and heavy seas 500 nautical miles South ...

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LIFE ON BOARD – Clipper Race

Clipper Race

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the only event of its type. Anyone, even if they have never stepped on a boat before, can join the adventure. A Clipper 70 is not a place for the faint hearted or work-shy. There are many roles to play on deck. Your race team will be trained to be a self-sufficient ...

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Vector 50 M/Y EIV present shipyard Rossinavi

Rossinavi Vector 50 motor yacht EIV © Michele Chiroli

Italian shipyard Rossinavi has presented with a private ceremony in their facility of Viareggio EIV, a tailor-made superyacht commissioned by a private American owner which signals a major development for the yard. Previously known as Project Vector 50, EIV is a trideck luxury performance vessel entirely designed with the shipyard’s American client in mind. It is a fusion of Rossinavi’s ...

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