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Rolex Big Boat Series

2018 Rolex Big Boat Series - Final day - photo © Rolex / Daniel Forster

Bright sunshine, steady breeze and flat seas greeted the 76 teams for the final day of racing at the 54th edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (September 12-16, 2018), hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. The race committee announced a 15-minute postponement on both the Alcatraz and Treasure Island race courses to allow the breeze to consolidate and—given ...

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Golden Globe Race

Igor Zaretskiy called for medical advice after suffering a bad fall - photo © Group V team / PPL / GGR

As Jean-Luc Van Den Heede continues to set the pace across the South Indian Ocean, fellow Frenchman Loïc Lepage docked his Nicholson 32 Laaland in Cape Town, and Finland’s Tapio Lehtinen surprised himself and American/Hungarian Istvan Kopar by meeting up in mid-ocean. 73-year old Van Den Heede and his Rustler 36 Matmut now have a healthy seven-day lead over Dutchman ...

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Perini Navi Cup


About twenty Perini Navi yachts are on their way to Porto Cervo for the seventh Perini Navi Cup, the world famous regatta reserved exclusively for yachts built by Perini. Organized in collaboration with the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the event will be held in Porto Cervo, from September 19 to 22. The list of boats taking part in the competition ...

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Rolex Swan Cup 2018 video

Rolex Swan Cup - photo © Stefano Gattini

It is the largest, and most important, global meeting of Nautor’s Swan yachts. The fact that it only takes place once every two years adds even greater allure. An emblematic event in the sport of yachting, the Rolex Swan Cup continues to flourish. The 20th edition will welcome another sizeable international fleet, coming close to the event record of 125 ...

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IMOCA 60 Charal ready to head out to sea!

IMOCA 60 Charal © CDK Technologies

The IMOCA 60 Charal left the yard in Port-La-Forêt, Brittany this Tuesday 21 August 2018. Over the past 12 months, the Charal Sailing Team, partner Charal, naval architects VPLP and the CDK teams have become one behind the doors of CDK Technologies, where they have been working very hard to achieve the perfect osmosis. Yann Dollo, CEO of the CDK ...

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Nominations for World Sailor of the Year

Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2018 © World Sailing

The nomination period for individuals to submit who they believe should be crowned Rolex World Sailor of the Year is now open. Anyone can nominate male and female sailors in any discipline of the sport. Nominate a sailor (or crew) for the 2018 Rolex World Sailor of the Year here. Sailors nominated must have performed an “outstanding achievement in the ...

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ARC Channel Islands Leg

2018 ARC Channel Islands - Leg 1 - James & Helen arriving on Moonshadow - photo © World Cruising

ARC Channel Islands Leg 1: Dolphins and rainbows It was an early start for the fleet as they slipped lines at 0500 and headed out of Dart Harbour to make the most of daylight for their 73nm passage to Guernsey. Once out of the harbour the fleet were treated to a beautiful sunrise on their port side with a rainbow ...

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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Brand new Class40 Corum and Jack Trigger racing Concise 8 head out past the Solent forts - photo © Paul Wyeth / RORC

The international fleet are licking their wounds after a tough first night in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. The leading Class40s and IRC rated yachts have broken away from the rest of the fleet and are expected to round the Scilly Isles this afternoon. With 20 knots from the southwest forecast for the Celtic Sea it will be ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2018

A bevy of ballet beauties. One of the many contenders for the Best Themed Yacht in the Prix d'Elegance at Hamilton Island Race Week. - photo © Andrea Francolini

Two of the more than 220 crews competing at Hamilton Island Race Week this month can claim a spectacular prize and trophy without participating in a race. All they need do is apply some creative thinking to theming themselves and their yacht then be judged as the winner of one of the two categories of the highly popular Prix d’Elegance, ...

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Melges 40 Grand Prix at the Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Melges 40 Grand Prix, Copa del Rey Mapfre 2018 - Andrea Lacorte, VITAMINA-CETILAR - photo © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication

After eleven races, Alessandro Rombelli’s Stig with Francesco Bruni as tactician, and crew members Daniele Fiaschi, Luca Faravelli, Iztok Knafelc, Pietro Mantovani, Pierluigi De Felice, and Giorgio, and Martino Tortarolo are 2018 Copa del Rey Mapfre Champions! Rombelli started the day five points ahead of Yukihiro Ishida’s Sikon (Manu Weiller, tactician), and as he has managed in the past, he ...

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