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The Gertrude Cup 2018

The Gertrude Cup 2018 - photo © Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv

The Etchells Gertrude Cup was four days of intense racing with twelve races scheduled and, despite the predominantly high pressure sitting over the UK, was successfully completed. By the final day, four boats were in contention for overall victory. An annual event, run from Cowes, where yacht clubs from around the world are invited to compete. A fleet of matched ...

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Offshore Sailing World Championship

Leeloo had a great first inshore race in Class B on day 3 at The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018 - photo © Sander van der Borch

In contrast to the past few days of light shifty winds, today’s superb 12-17 knot southerly breeze made for fast and furious racing on all courses of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018. And so even with a later 1300 start today, Principal Race Officer Peter Anink informed everyone two inshore races would be held to take advantage of ...

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Offshore Sailing World Championship

Light air and current in the Class C start had its casualties - The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018 - photo © Sander van der Borch

The sun continued to shine on Sunday at the start of racing in The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, with many thousands of beachgoers watching nearly a thousand sailors on their boats in the fleet start the long offshore race portion of the programme. Class A competitors were sent on a 155-mile zig-zag course off the Dutch North Sea coast ...

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RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race

The start of the Cowes – Dinard – St Malo Race will be an impressive sight, the fleet will be in the starting area along Cowes Green and Cowes Parade from 0900 on Friday 13 July © Rick Tomlinson

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with UNCL, Yacht Club de Dinard, Société Nautique de la Baie de St. Malo and the Royal Yacht Squadron. 130 yachts with nearly one thousand sailors competing, will be racing to St. Malo with the Royal Ocean Racing Club this weekend, arriving in the historic French port for massive celebrations. The ...

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AAR Bermuda Hamburg Race

Rambler at the start area of the AAR race from Bermuda to Hamburg on July 8, 2018. - photo © John Manderson

With the retirement of Line Honours favourite Rambler 88 from the transatlantic Atlantic Anniversary Regatta, the cards have been shuffled for the remaining fifteen racing yachts. Whilst Rambler is on her way to Newport, RI at the nearby US East Coast, due to a lost rudder (and with all crew reported safe), Ker 56 Varuna is now fighting for the ...

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La Trinité-Cowes

F Henry © Auteurs De Vues

There is under a week to go before the first ever La Trinité-Cowes race kicks off on Monday 9th July. The race is organised jointly between the Société Nautique de la Trinité sur Mer (SNT) and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC). So far there are 34 entries, all of whom will spend a few nights in Cowes after their ...

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Porto Cervo Melges 40 Grand Prix 2018

2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix - photo © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication

It has been only one year since the world debut of the Melges 40 in Porto Cervo, Italy at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), and the occasion was celebrated with Alessandro Rombelli’s STIG proclaiming victory as the event winner, and season dominator of the 2017 Grand Prix circuit. Now upon its return, after proving it is the best performing one-design sailboat ...

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Class40’s American Trophy

The first edition of the Class 40's American Trophy © Association Class40

The first edition of the Class 40’s American Trophy, rewarding those teams that participate in the North American races on the Class calendar, has been won in convincing fashion by a European team* organized by the French skipper Catherine Pourre on her Manuard designed Mach40.3 Eärendil. In taking the victory, she beat two American teams including Dragon, an Owen Clarke ...

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J/112E ~ IRC Europeans

J-Lance 12 - photo © Paul Wyeth

The Royal Ocean Racing Club hosted a stellar fleet of thirty-three offshore IRC racing teams from nine countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, USA) at their Cowes, Isle of Wight station for the 2018 IRC European Championship. The immaculately sailed J-Lance 12 was crowned IRC European champion for 2018. The French J/112E skippered by Didier le ...

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20th edition of Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2013 © Gilles Martin-Raget / www.martin-raget.com

As anticipated, the 20th edition of the Voiles will bring together 4,000 sailors on both land and sea, for the final big bash of the Saint-Tropez season, onboard more than 300 of the most beautiful modern and classic yachts in the world. True to form, the team at the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez and new president, Tony Oller, hope to ...

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