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America’s Cup

The America's Cup and the Prada Cup in front of the New York Yacht Club's Newport Club House © Carlo Borlenghi

World Series event confirmed for late April The first America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) regatta of the 36th America’s Cup cycle will take place in Cagliari, Sardinia from April 23 – 26, 2020. The announcement was made at an event hosted by the Challenger of Record for the 36th America’s Cup and presented by Prada at the New York Yacht ...

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44Cup World Championship

Team Aqua, CEEREF and Bronenosec Sailing Team stacked up coming into the top mark in today's first race - 44Cup World Championship - photo © Pedro Martinez / Martinez Studio

After a marginal forecast left the nine strong 44Cup fleet parked at the dock until 1300, the Swedish wind gods came good allowing four races to be held in 8-12 knots on the penultimate day of the 44Cup Marstrand World Championship 2019. This helped the schedule recover following no races yesterday due to a lack of wind. Stand-out performer today ...

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Noakes Sydney Gold Coast 2019

The start of this year's Noakes Sydney Gold Coast will be spectacular - as it was in 2018. © Andrea Francolini

The largest fleet in more than 10 years is assembling to tackle the 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast, with 78 boats preparing to take on the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 384-nautical-mile challenge starting on Saturday 27 July. “The 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race fleet is fantastic – more than 20 boats up from last year,” CYCA Commodore ...

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Transatlantic Race 2019

KIVA at the start - 2019 Transatlantic Race © Paul Todd / OutsideImages.com

Like an immovable bouncer barring entry to the English Channel nightclub, the giant ridge, or zone of high pressure, continues to define this latter half of the Transatlantic Race 2019. While the center of this huge “bubble” of light winds has retraced south gradually, its reach still extends north into the Celtic Sea (between Cornwall and southern Ireland). The latest ...

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The Nord Stream Race

The Swedish Team - 2019 Nord Stream Race - photo © NSR / Anya Semeniouk

Five cities, five racing yachts from five countries, 50 sailors, over 100 guests from politics, sports and business who sailed on board, thousands of spectators and over 100,000 online viewers experienced a competitive and eventful race across the Baltic Sea. The 1000 nautical mile race followed the route of the Nord Stream gas pipeline from Kiel to Saint Petersburg, with ...

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World Match Racing Tour Championship

Måns Holmberg, SWE (Stratsys Racing) on day 3 of the World Match Racing Tour Championship Final at Marstrand - photo © Patrick Malmer

Local favourite Nicklas Dackhammar (ESSIQ Racing) today secured his place in the Semi-final of GKSS Match Cup Sweden for the 2018-19 Match Racing World Championship, sending home six-time world champion Ian Williams in a straight 2-0 match. Dackhammar joins former match racing world champions Torvar Mirsky (AUS), Taylor Canfield (USA) and Phil Robertson (NZL) in the Semi-final line-up as the ...

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Tour Voile 2019

2019 Tour Voile 1 © Event Media

Light winds and strong tidal currents off Dunkirk’s Malo Les Bains beaches conspired to deliver surprises and upsets on the first day of the Tour Voile as the Belgian team Caraibois BE. Brussels won the opening stade nautique Final and two of the top seeds were effectively eliminated from the Final for jumping the start gun. While the strongly tipped ...

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Cowes Classics Week

Opposition in class 'Red 1' on day 1 of Cowes Classics Week - photo © Tim Jeffreys Photography

Classes and course setters gear up for Cowes Classics Week In just over three weeks some of the prettiest boats and most enduring designs will be battling it out on Solent Waters in the 12th Cowes Classics Week for one of the season’s most prestigious prizes, the Charles Stanley 1792 Trophy. The 225-year-old cup will be carried off by the ...

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Festival of Sails 2020

Hooligan - Festival of Sails - photo © Salty Dingo

The 2020 dates for Australia’s oldest annual sporting event, the Festival of Sails in Geelong have just been finalised with tens of thousands of people expected to enjoy Australia Day festivities along the Geelong Waterfront from January 25 to 27, 2020. The historic sailing event which celebrates its 177th year in January, will return to Steampacket Gardens this summer with ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 ~ 21 IMOCAs registered

Rolex Fastnet Race © Carlo Borlenghi / Rolex

In just one month from now on Saturday 3rd August, 21 double-handed crews in the IMOCA category will line up off Cowes for the start of the 48th Rolex Fastnet Race, the classic biennial offshore race. Officially part of the IMOCA Globe Series (with a weighting of two) and part of the selection process for the 2020 Vendée Globe, this ...

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