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Yx7 Explorer 74

Yx7 Explorer - photo © Michael Schmidt Yachtbau

MSY unveils striking new Yx7 Explorer range Michael Schmidt Yachtbau (MSY) in Germany has unveiled a new range of crossover sailing yachts that will enable people to discover their world in unprecedented safety and comfort. The Yx7 Explorer range makes the most of its wide beam to ensure maximum comfort on extended voyages while retaining the ability for fast cruising ...

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Mothquito

Mothquito simulation © IFS Foiling

And now for something completely different: Introducing the Mothquito The IFS Foiling company has entered into the flying boat market with an innovative project that provides new systems and solutions to the high performance foiling sailboat world, thanks to the patented IFS (Increased Foiling System), that is the result of a hard work which see its first application in the ...

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FAST40+ 2018

Peter Morton's CF40 Girls on Film - photo © LCW / Paul Wyeth

The 2018 FAST40+ Season kicks off this April with ten teams confirmed for the full season, and more for headline events. The thrilling fast-action owner driver class welcomes back its current members, and offers a warm reception to new teams to the circuit, notably Niklas & Catherine Zennstrom’s Rán Racing. The international teams from England, the Netherlands, Scotland, South Africa ...

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RORC Caribbean 600

Eric de Turckheim's French Teasing Machine is one of eleven French boats competing in the RORC Caribbean 600 Race this year © RORC / Arthur Daniel

With 87 yachts already entered and more expected, the 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 will have another record fleet. Teams from at least 22 nations have entered the Caribbean’s famous offshore race. Since 2009, yachts from Great Britain and America have made up the majority of the fleet, and this year is no different with the two countries ...

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Panerai Transat Classique

The Panerai Transat Classique © Remi D-Strauseisen

In 12 months, a fleet of magnificent yachts will start from the island of Lanzarote, in the Canaries, to rally to Christophe Harbour, a premier superyacht and resort community on the southeast peninsula of St Kitts, in the north of the Antilles. The legendary race is once again organized by the Atlantic Yacht Club (France) in partnership with the high-end ...

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Superyacht Cup Palma

The Superyacht Cup Palma 2018 - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

Old battles will be rejoined and new rivalries forged when the 22nd Superyacht Cup gets underway this coming June in what is one of the most hotly anticipated yacht racing events of the year. No fewer than 19 of the most impressive yachts on the planet have already signed-up, including four of the illustrious J-Class yachts who will be making ...

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ORC Superyacht Rule

New ORC Superyacht Rules © ORC Media

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce that the 2018 ORC Superyacht Rule (ORCsy) is now available and can be viewed online on the ORC’s Superyacht website. Like the main ORC rating system, the rule and its formulation is accessible in the Rules section of the ORCsy webpage, supporting the general principles of science and transparency advocated by ...

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Classic Regatta for Cowes

Cowes Spring Classics, a new regatta for wooden classics designed before 1970, announced © Hugh Fairfax

Cowes Spring Classics, a new regatta for wooden classics designed before 1970, has just been announced. The regatta is taking place from 11 – 13 May and will be based at Shepards Wharf Marina. The organisers, Mary Scott-Jackson of MSJ Events and Martin Nott, a local wooden boat builder, felt that it would be a welcome addition to the existing ...

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Atlantic Anniversary Regatta & Rambler 88

George David's American Maxi Rambler 88 © RORC / Tim Wright

The Atlantic Anniversary Regatta is the first ever regatta series with two Atlantic Ocean races in both directions. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV), based in Hamburg, Germany. The first part of this extraordinary series was completed in December 2017 with the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada. The final part of the race ...

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Final day of the Festival of Sails

Geelong sailor Nick Lee during the Festival of Sails © Salty Dingo

Geelong teenager and budding sailor Nick Lee has grown up on the water and was one of almost 3000 competitors who took part in this weekend’s historic 175th running of the annual Festival of Sails. “My parents bought a boat when I was six months old and I reckon I’ve been on a boat ever since,” the fifteen year old ...

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