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Golden Globe Race

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede on Matmut has been in these waters five times before hoping that his more easterly course will pay the greatest dividends - photo © Christophe Favreau / Matmut / PPL

As the fleet leaders crossed the Equator over the weekend, the computer tracking gives Philippe Péché (FRA) Rustler 36 PRB an 18 mile lead over fellow Frenchman Jean-Luc Van Den Heede with Dutchman Mark Slats trailing in third. But computers track straight courses – in this case from the Cape Verde Islands to the Cape of Good Hope – taking ...

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Drheam Cup

Imerys Clean Energy Skipper Phil Sharp - Drheam Cup - photo © Phil Sharp Racing

A race of extremes. From light to strong winds the fleet were tested on most sailing angles, their endurance pushed to the limit of exhaustion and their level of patience burnt through a series of frustrating windless zones. What started out as a level playing field for Phil racing a 2013 Manuard Mach2 design, soon changed after rounding Fastnet Rock ...

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Cowes Classics Week 2018

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

Henry Bagnall and his crew were celebrating their hard fought win in the 45 strong XOD class today on the opening day of Cowes Classics Week in spectacular sunshine and perfect south westerly 15 knot breezes. Explaining how he triumphed over such a large one design fleet Henry who was racing Fury, kindly loaned by Jonathan Clark, said “We were ...

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Gstaad Yacht Club’s Centenary Trophy

David against Goliat, Spartan to leward of Tilly XV apraoching the finishing line - photo © Jürg Kaufmann

In two and a half months’ time, some of the most handsome boats from the classic yachting circuit will reunite again on the Cote d’Azur for the eighth edition of the Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy. Can there be anything more traditional than gathering centenarian boats for a race especially conceived for them? The Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy in ...

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J/121 Marstand to Malmo video

J/121 on Baltic Sea © J/Boats

“It was a really nice experience sailing her downwind in 17-20 kts of breeze on a 160nm delivery trip from Marstrand to Falsterbo (Malmo). We had Peter Gustafsson of BLUR.SE sailing fame onboard for the first leg down to southern Sweden. There is also a fun video from the downwind ride,” reports Fredrik Rydin, the proud new owner of the ...

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B&G ~ PolarQuest 2018

PolarQuest 2018 - photo © PolarQuest

Join B&G onboard Nanuq the self-sufficient sailing boat, as a specialist team face the elements in one of the most beautiful and extreme environments on the planet #SailTheElements B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist is pleased to announce their support of PolarQuest 2018, a polar expedition exploring both science and history, with a powerful message for the ...

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AAR Bermuda Hamburg Race

Varuna in action - AAR Bermuda Hamburg Race - photo © Tim Wright / RORC

It was the last chapter of an epic 3,500nm transatlantic rivalry between Jens Kellinghusen’s Varuna VI, and Boris Herrmann’s Malizia – Yacht Club Monaco. In the end, Malizia was the fastest boat on the water and first after elapsed time, but Varuna succeeded over Malizia in IRC Zero after corrected time. In the early morning hours of July 18, Malizia ...

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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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