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RORC Season’s Points Championship 2019

Trevor Middleton's British Sun Fast 3600 Black Sheep sails into the sunset with a clutch of trophies after their highly success RORC Season's Points Championship win - photo © Rick Tomlinson

The 2019 Royal Ocean Racing Club Annual Dinner and Prize Giving was held in the Grand Connaught Rooms with 250 guests attending the spectacular black tie event. Prize winners, competitors, crews, RORC members and guests celebrated the year’s achievements with the Royal Ocean Racing Club. A champagne reception was followed by dinner and the prize giving in the Grand Connaught ...

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Overall 44Cup Palma 2019

Lively downwind legs saw several broaches in the big wind and waves - 2019 44Cup Palma - photo © Pedro Martinez / Martinez Studio

It was supposed to be a heavyweight bout between Chris Bake’s Team Aqua and Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika. These two, among the oldest, most successful teams in the high performance one design monohull class, started the 44Cup Palma, the final event of the season, separated by just one point at the top of the 2019 44Cup leaderboard. Behind them Igor ...

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GC32 Oman Cup

Adam Minoprio and his crew have their work cut out if they are to challenge Alinghi tomorrow - GC32 Oman Cup day 3 - photo © Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour

While it may have been their turn to be top scoring boat on day three of the GC32 Oman Cup, the maths is not looking great for Oman Air in their fight with Alinghi to become 2019 GC32 Racing Tour champions. Going into the final day tomrrow, whichever teams comes out on top will win the big prize. Currently the ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

11th Hour Racing on the charge - Transat Jacques Vabre day 9 - photo © Amory Ross

Hugo Boss said today (Monday) that after exhausting all the options, they had decided to cut the keel off their 60ft monohull after damage forced them to withdraw from the 14 edition of the Transat Jacque Vabre Normandie Le Havre on Sunday. “Last night Alex and Neal were both able to get some rest on board Hugo Boss,” Ross Daniel, ...

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Mauritius Route record ~ IDEC Sport

IDEC Sport continues to speed along in the Southern Ocean © François Van Malleghem / Alea / IDEC Sport

Mauritius Route record ~ IDEC Sport continues to speed along in the Southern Ocean The huge improvement in the reference time between Port Louis (Brittany) and the Cape of Good Hope (two days and 19 hours) achieved yesterday has not led Francis Joyon to ease off or modify the pace he has set since moving away from the coast of ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

2019 Mini-Transat La Boulangère © Arnaud Pilpre

It’s tomorrow, Saturday 2 November at 14:08 UTC that the start of the second leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère will set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria bound for Le Marin (Martinique). Following the withdrawal of Hendrik Witzmann due to injury, there will be 82 women and men setting off on this 2,700-mile passage, with some very fine ...

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The Clipper Race Leg 2

The Clipper Race Leg 2 - Race 3, Day 9 © Clipper Race

“Man, this isn’t a wave, it’s a ski slope.” This observation, from a crew member on board Seattle, sums up the last 24 hours hours for the majority of the Clipper Race fleet. The predicted low front hit the most southerly pack the most, with some of the teams experiencing up to 70 plus gusts of wind. Helming has been ...

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NZ Millennium Cup

The NZ Millennium Cup is contested in the idyllic Bay of Islands, and for the 2020 and 2021 regatta Royal Huisman has joined the NZ Millennium Cup as a co-Platinum sponsor © Jeff Brown

Royal Huisman joins NZ Millennium Cup for 2020 and 2021 as a co-Platinum sponsor The world’s most southerly superyacht regatta has signed the Dutch yard as a sponsor, alongside existing platinum sponsor Orams Marine, as it builds towards a February start. The New Zealand Millennium Cup is proud to announce Royal Huisman has joined the regatta as co-platinum sponsor. The ...

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Mauritius Route record

Aboard IDEC Sport - Mauritius Route © F Van Melleghem / ALEA / IDEC Sport

Francis Joyon is sailing day after day clocking up more than 600 miles averaging over 26 knots. In spite of being some way from the direct route off Braazil, the IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran is today (Monday) 266 nautical miles ahead of the record he is attempting to beat. What is there left to generate emotions for Francis Joyon, the sailor ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race

2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race, day 1 © Kurt Arrigo / Rolex

The 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race, the 40th edition of the 606nm classic offshore, set off from Grand Harbour today. A fleet of 113 yachts, separated into seven starts, were wafted on their way by a very gentle northerly breeze that sent cat’s paws across the harbour, and left plenty of traps for the unsuspecting. No matter, for the competitors ...

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