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40th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta © Laurens Morel

The countdown for the highly anticipated 40th running of the renowned St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is well and truly under way. The 2020 Anniversary Edition of the famed event is scheduled for March 5-8. And the preliminary scratch sheet for the 40th now sits at over 130 entries competing in a half-dozen dedicated classes of monohulls, multihulls, ocean racers, bareboats ...

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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta at St. Petersburg 2020

2020 Helly Hansen NOOD Regattas © Paul Todd / Outside Images

Peter Duncan’s Melges 24 USA 829 took full advantage of a fantastic day on Tampa Bay to solidify his lead in the Melges 24 class on the second day of the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg. Duncan, of Rye, N.Y., and his all-pro crew are the sole team of 193 in the regatta with a perfect scoreline after five races. “We actually just ...

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Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing

Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta © RMYC Toronto

One week to go to Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta 2020 at Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto The weather is something we don’t have a great deal of control over. Having said that, the weather does look to be clearing, so please don’t leave your entry in this unique regatta or your tickets for the Charity Dinner until the ...

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Caribbean Multihull Challenge Day 1

Shockwave - Caribbean Multihull Challenge 2020 - photo © Sint Maarten Yacht Club

On a day of squally skies, flying spray, challenging tradewinds and deeply reefed mainsails, a pair of well-sailed trimarans from very different eras were the big winners on Day 1 of the second annual Caribbean Multihull Challenge (CMC). In the CSA Multihull 1 class, Brett Trevillian’s sleek, white 53-foot tri Finn sits atop the leader board after two wire-to-wire first-place ...

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Bunbury and Return Ocean Race

Joss - 2020 Bunbury and Return Ocean Race ©Susan Ghent

The oldest ocean race in Western Australia is under way for a fleet of seventeen yachts. There is plenty of offshore experience among the teams including accomplished navigators Kingsley Piesse on CheckMate, Scott Disley on Obsession and the full team Crush, David Davenport, who have just returned from the 2020 race from Sydney to Hobart. Mixing with the masters, there ...

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America’s Cup

American Magic - Florida - January 2020 © Amory Ross/American Magic

American Magic skipper Terry Hutchinson and helmsman Dean Barker are no strangers to America’s Cup racecourses, having sailed both with and against each other across multiple campaigns for the oldest trophy in international sports. Back together again, they’re leading the New York Yacht Club’s challenge to reclaim the Cup, which was last held by the event’s founding club in 1983. ...

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Energy Observer ~ Bound for Tokyo then California

Energy Observer © Energy Observer Productions - Antoine Drancey

Energy Observer is preparing for her big four-year round the world trip. In 2020, the first hydrogen-powered vessel to be self-sufficient in energy is set to complete the longest offshore crossings in her history, which will take her as far as Tokyo during the Olympic Games, and then on to California. Some new on-board technologies will be tested and optimised ...

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BVI Spring Regatta 2020

Mixing it up - racing on a wide variety of courses is a unique aspect of the BVI Spring Regatta - photo © Alastair Abrehart

Superb racing competition, conditions and camaraderie await sailors of all levels at the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. In just six weeks, some 800 sailors and crew from around the world will descend on the beautiful island of Tortola to take advantage of springtime Caribbean race conditions. Trade breezes. Sun. Warm Water. “The BVI is the mecca for sailing ...

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Miami International Boat Show

Nautitech Catamarans

The US boat show with the emphasis on multihulls For more than 70 years, the Miami International Boat Show has been the unmissable event in American boating. Among the boats on display, multihulls – both sailing and power – are taking up more space every year… all the more reason to enjoy a sunny on-water show! For years, the show ...

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Caribbean Multihull Challenge 2020

Caribbean Multihull Challenge SMYC / www.smyc.com

Recent years have seen a surge in the popularity of multihull sailing, ranging from ocean-capable, production and semi-custom cruising builds such as Gunboats and HH Catamarans, to smaller-but-plenty-capable catamarans and trimarans, to the envy-worthy ORMA 60s and MOD70s trimarans (and other racing-specific designs). While this newfound traction has afforded some multihulls their own starts at some regattas, the Caribbean Multihull ...

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