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Pacific Cup 2020

Start of the 2018 Pacific Cup, D division © Erik S Simonson / www.h2oshots.com

Entries for the 2020 Pacific Cup, the FUN race to Hawaii, are now open. The race is open to seaworthy boats in fully-crewed, doublehanded, and cruiser divisions. The race will start over several days beginning June 29, 2020. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020, the race has taken thousands of sailors 2070 downwind miles to the welcoming shores of Kaneohe ...

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Gorgeous BVI Spring Regatta

BVI Spring Regatta final day © Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com

The sailors that participated in the 2019 BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival could not have enjoyed a better long weekend of sailing in the sunny Caribbean in the British Virgin Islands. Hosted by the Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club and sailed out of the spectacular Nanny Cay Marine, the various members of the J/Tribe enjoyed racing the 48th ...

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Sardinha Cup

Dolan and Foxall team up as All-Irish Challenge for Figaro Season Opener © Tom Dolan Racing

Because of the very light winds forecast for today on France’s Vendée coast, Sunday, Race Direction of the Sardinha Cup made the decision early this morning to shorten course for the opening stage of the three leg race series which is the first test for the new Beneteau Figaro 3 class. Ireland’s Tom Dolan and Damian Foxall crossed the finish ...

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Super Sailing 42m Yacht Vijonara

42m super sailing yacht Vijonara ©Stuart Pearce

“When I look back on my experience as owner’s representative on the superyacht Vijonara, it was a very smooth project from beginning to end. That really depended on the owners and the relationships all the various parties established with them.” Nigel Ingram MCM co-founder. As a former racing sailor and yacht captain, sailing boats are what MCM co-founder Nigel Ingram ...

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GC32 Racing Tour 2019

New to the GC32 Racing Tour for 2019 is Black Star Sailing Team. © Black Star Sailing Team

With the GC32 flying catamaran racing circuits this year amalgamated on the GC32 Racing Tour, so at least 10 teams, including the GC32 teams from the Extreme Sailing Series, are due to compete on this season’s five event circuit that takes in some of the best sailing venues in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Participating on the circuit will once again ...

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Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

Seawave is among the Southern Wind yachts pre-enrolled for the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2019 - photo © Borlenghi / YCCS

The 12th edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with title sponsor Loro Piana, is scheduled to take place in Porto Cervo from 3 to 8 June and looks set to be more thrilling and competitive than ever with 24 superyachts currently pre-enrolled. Owners who wish to join the fleet, including simply for ...

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Superyachts race in St Barths

Michael Kurtz / St Barths Bucket

North SY Expert Quinny Houry Sets The Scene For This Must Sail Event The St Barths Bucket has a placeholder on many calendars within the North Sails network. This annual superyacht regatta is a ‘must do’ for more than just its tropical location. The Bucket is considered one of the most Corinthian events of the superyacht circuit, mixing great sailing ...

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Eagle Class 53

Eagle Class 53, fitted out and beginning to fly © Richard & Rachel / Ocean Images

The completed Eagle Class 53 has now sailed in various conditions off St John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Finishing touches are completed and she is beginning to sail in her true form. We would really like to shine a light on some of the most incredibly talented but sometimes unsung heroes of the project. Fast Forward Composites not only ...

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Hurricane Predictions 2019

Boats were still grounded on St. John this month, though the hurricanes hit in September © Erika P. Rodriguez for The New York Times

In the last three years, utter destruction and devastation from hurricanes have wracked the Southeast United States from Texas to the Carolina’s, and some areas of the Caribbean. Florida based prediction organization Global Weather Oscillations Inc. (GWO) has consistently predicted months in advance the landfall locations of all 7 hurricanes to strike the U.S. since 2016. What separates GWO from other organizations is ClimatePulse ...

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Offshore Racing Association

Rear Adm. (ret.) William “Bill” Merlin '56 (far left) sailed aboard the legendary Merlin for the 2018 Newport to Bermuda Race with his son Chip. Merlin is shown shortly after the race started. © Daniel Forster / PPL

The Offshore Racing Association announces the launch of a 2019 research study called “The ORA H-Zero Handicap Analysis,” a multi-part project with the Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race Association (MBCYRA) and Newport Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC). The research is led by ORA Technical Director James Teeters and initial funding has been secured. The purpose of the study is to ...

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