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52 Super Series 2019

Quantum Key West Race Week © Nico Martinez / 52 Super Series

New-build Bronenosec is back and aiming high for 2019 52 Super Series After a year away from the world’s leading grand prix monohull class, Russian owner-driver Vladimir Liubomirov will return to the 52 Super Series in 2019 armed with a brand new boat, Bronenosec, which will be a Botín Partners development of 2018 champion Quantum Racing. The decision to build ...

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Superyacht Cup Palma 2019

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

While the thoughts of many may be turned towards the end of year festivities, superyacht owners, skippers and crews have been planning ahead and registering for next June’s edition of the Superyacht Cup Palma. No fewer than 14 of the world’s finest yachts have already expressed interest in the 23rd edition of Europe’s largest and longest-running superyacht regatta, with 19–22 ...

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10th anniversary Normandy Channel Race

2018 Normandy Channel Race © Jean-Marie Liot / NCR2018

The 2019 edition of the Normandy Channel Race, which starts on Sunday 19 May, will mark the 10th anniversary of the event that first set sail in the spring of 2010 from Caen. Created by Sirius Evenements with the support of the local authorities (City of Caen – Urban Community Caen la Mer – Calvados department – Normandy region) and ...

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Golden Globe Race

(l-r) Alex Carozzo (ITA) Susie Goodall and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston at the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race © Tim Bishop

British yachtswoman Susie Goodall was pitchpoled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn today. A distress signal was first picked up from her yacht by Falmouth Coastguard at 11:00 UTC, who then alerted Race Control and the Chilean Maritime Search and Rescue authorities responsible for this sector of the South Pacific. Goodall, (29) from ...

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RS500 Eurocup Series 2018

RS500 fleet - 2018 Eurocup, YC Carnac - photo © Christian Chandon

Below are the final results for the 2018 RS500 Eurocup Series, which comprised with YC Carnac, Worlds at RS Games, Weymouth and Colico, Lake Como. The results include junior (J) and all girls (F) ranking. With thanks to Mario Rossi for doing the sums. In 2018, sixty RS500s competed from ten nations, and among them were nineteen junior teams. This ...

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St. Barth Cata Cup

2018 Barth Cata Cup final day - photo © Michael Gramm

The fourth and final day of the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup was expected to be decisive, at least for second and third place. But things turned out completely differently than anticipated. The reason? A huge mistake made by the Greeks, Iordanis Paschalidis and Konstantinos Trigonis (St Barth Assurances). In fact, well on their way to a fifth straight race ...

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NSW J24 State Championships

2018 NSW J24 State Championships © Ben Williams

Cronulla Sailing Club in partnership with the J24 Southern Sydney Fleet again hosted the NSW State Championships in the water of Bate Bay. Saturday came with the crew briefing lead by starter Bruce Swane, laying down the law and setting the scene for what was to come, two days of exciting, frustrating but most of all enjoyable and friendly One-Design ...

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Machine learning and whale song

A humpback whale surfaces near Maui Island © Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary / Jason Moore

What do you do when you have too much data? It’s not a question I’ve ever had to ask myself in my scientific career, and is rarely a problem when working with hard-to-study animals like whales and dolphins. But this is exactly the question I found myself asking shortly after starting my new job with the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science ...

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BVI Spring Regatta 2019 & Sailing Festival

15 Different Classes and Gorgeous Islands as marks. © BVI Spring Regatta

It has been a year of expedited recovery and the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival hasn’t missed a beat. The stage is set for the 48th edition to begin on March 25-31, 2019. With slogans of “No Fear – Just Great Racing and Fun” as well as “Building BVI Back Bigger – Better – Stronger”, regatta director, Judy Petz ...

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50th Anniversary Rolex Middle Sea Race

Freccia Rossa after the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 start - photo © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

The 50th anniversary Rolex Middle Sea Race is underway. A record fleet of 130 yachts was waved on its way by large crowds filling the bastions of Valletta and the Three Cities, and other vantage points. Grand Harbour, Valletta, is a magnificent location in its own right. Each year, the lily is gilded by an intrepid fleet of Corinthian and ...

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