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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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88th Round the Island Race

Line honours for Actual Leader in the Round the Island Race 2019 © Tom McCullagh

‘Actual Leader’, the grand prix racing maxi trimaran sailed by French professional skipper Yves Le Blevec and his seasoned team took line honours at the 88th edition of the Round the Island Race today with an overall time of 7hrs, 33mins, 36secs. Although no records were broken this year, Le Blevec and team provided a fantastic spectacle for the crowds ...

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GC32 World Championship

Alinghi has pulled out in front on day 2 of the GC32 World Championship at Lagos © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour

Five more races in warm sunshine, flat water and a shifty 12-16 knot northwesterly off Lagos on day two of competition, and the leader board is starting to be defined at the GC32 World Championship, taking with the support of the City of Lagos, Marina de Lagos and Sopromar. While four boats were separated by one point as day two ...

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SailGP in New York

Brand ambassadors for Zhik, Dan and Kika, on board UMA © Zhik

Sailing UMA meets SailGP in New York Question: What happens when two inspirational young sailors, who are cruising their way around the world on a 37 year old boat, meet with some of the World’s top sailors at the recent SailGP event in New York? Answer: A fascinating insight into what goes on behind the scenes, as the teams prepare ...

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World Sailing Awards 2019

Rolex World Sailor of the Year trophy © World Sailing

World Sailing is inviting the sailing community, sports fan and the public to nominate individuals, teams and organisations for the 2019 World Sailing Awards. The nomination period for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year, the ultimate recognition of excellence, the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, World Sailing Hempel Team of the Year Award and the Boat of ...

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Marion Bermuda 2019

Class B winner and second in the Founders Division was the US Naval Academy's Gallant, a Pearson Composite Navy 44 skippered by Christian Hoffman. - photo © Fran Grenon, Spectrum Photo

What’s it like racing offshore with Roy and Gail Greenwald on Cordelia, the overall winner of the 2019 Marion Bermuda Race? In a champagne cork-popping get-together in the cockpit of the 42 foot Valiant double ender, crewmate Daniel Begg pegged it. “Awe, Man!” Begg quipped, “It’s just a lot of fun. They do a lot of work. They are really ...

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