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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race © PA Wire

With less than 72 hours before the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet line up on the River Mersey to start the 2017-18 edition of the 40,000 nautical mile race around the globe, anticipation is building in Albert Dock with crowds gathering to wish the fleet well. The Liverpool 2018 Clipper Race yacht naming ceremony kicked off the action ...

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Royal Geelong Yacht Club international events

Royal Geelong Yacht Club bidding for three major international events RGYC

Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) is targeting three new World Championship Sailing events in the next four years which could bring more than 700 visitors and an estimated economic benefit of almost $3.7million to Geelong. RGYC is currently in the bidding to deliver the 49er/NACRA World Titles in January, 2020, the Laser Masters World Titles in March, 2020, and the ...

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Volvo Ocean Race MAPFRE

Leg Zero, Saint Malo to Lisbon, on board MAPFRE – Volvo Ocean Race © Martin Keruzore / Volvo Ocean Race

Spanish team MAPFRE completed overall Leg Zero victory in the early hours of Wednesday (16 August) and struck the first psychological blow in the build-up to the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. But what the Leg Zero series of qualifiers confirmed above all is that all the teams boasting race experience and/or preparation time are extremely closely matched. The newer teams ...

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Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week 2017

Close calls in the Brightlingsea One Design Fleet – Learning and Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week © Mandy Bines

One terrific final race in near perfect conditions brought the racing at Brightlingsea Sailing Club’s Learning and Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week 2017 to a conclusion. In total 145 boats raced in the regatta with competitors from as far afield as Hong Kong taking part. Pyefleet Week is a truly traditional family regatta and this year’s was a classic edition with ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Winning the new prize for Mixed Two-Handed yacht overall: Rob Craigie and Deb Fish on the Sun Fast 3600 Bellino – Rolex Fastnet Race © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

Probably the toughest battle in the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race was the duel for the lead in the largest class of the smallest boats, IRC Four. This was an all-French affair, both in French-built JPK 10.10 sisterships and both teams from northern France. However one was doublehanded from Cherbourg; the other fully crewed from Le Havre. And they have considerable ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 0

Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 0 start © Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com

The third stage of the Volvo Ocean Race ‘Leg 0’ kicked off at 1300 GMT today from Plymouth. Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 0 start by Nic Douglass

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

The crew aboard the local Whitsunday charter yacht, Hammer of Queensland, took top honours in the “Best Presented crew” category of the Prix d’Elegance at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016. © Andrea Francolini http://www.afrancolini.com/

Smart thinking and creative genius can win two special prizes at AHIRW Two of the 200-plus crews sailing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week this month can claim a spectacular prize without winning a race. All they need do is apply their smartest creative thinking to theming their yacht then be judged the best participants in one of the two ...

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Extreme Sailing Series

Extreme Sailing Series Barcelona - Day 2 - Land Rover’s commitment to the Series extends to its sponsorship of two of the Series’ full-season entries, Land Rover BAR Academy and Red Bull Sailing Team. © Lloyd Images http://lloydimagesgallery.photoshelter.com/

The Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to Hamburg for the third successive year, from 10 – 13 August, for the fifth Act of the 2017 season which will be presented by the Series’ Exclusive Automotive Partner, Land Rover. In addition to thrilling on-the-water action, the free-entry public Race Village will feature a number of exciting Land Rover activations to entertain the ...

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Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

It was a good start for the Oatley Family’s Wild Oats XI in the 2017 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race © Andrea Francolini/CYCA

A fleet of 56 yachts set off from Sydney Harbour this afternoon as the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) started the 32nd Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in what initially light conditions. Promoted as the great winter escape, the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race is second only in status to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht ...

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Lisa Blair returns home

Climate Action Now arriving in Cape Town, bringing Lisa Blair to safety and a long repairs list. Lisa Blair

Lisa Blair has finished her epic circumnavigation of Antartica. It has been a massive undertaking in every sense, but the steely determination she is known for has shone through repeatedly, which is what has allowed her to chalk up this one. Despite being in front of record pace before her dismasting on Climate Action Now, the Hick 50 she used ...

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