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Fiji Regatta Week 2019

Fiji Regatta Week at Musket Cove Island Resort - photo © Ronnie Simpson

The 36th annual Fiji Regatta Week – Fiji’s largest annual regatta – kicks off this weekend at Musket Cove Island Resort, located in the beautiful Mamanuca Islands of western Fiji. One of the premier racing and cruising regattas in the South Pacific, nearly 70 yachts representing over 20 countries on six different continents have thus far registered, with more yachts ...

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New America’s Cup

The 36th America's Cup class boat concept of the AC75. © Virtual Eye

In sailing, there’s no moment like the debut of a new America’s Cup rule It’s the week before Labor Day as I type this. And something that happens only rarely in our sport is about to take place. The first boats designed to a new America’s Cup rule are about to be launched and take their first sails. There is ...

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Clipper Race 2019-20

Clipper Race team, Punta del Este, passes through Tower Bridge London - photo © Jason Bye - www.jasonbye.com

Tower Bridge lifts for the Clipper 2019-20 Race departure The sun shone on the thousands of supporters who lined the banks of St. Katharine Docks and the River Thames to witness the Clipper 2019-20 Race departure. Tower Bridge was lifted to mark the occasion and the eleven strong fleet paraded up the Thames to rapturous applause. Clipper 2019-20 Race – ...

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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Wine Dark Sea sailed to a five minute win on day 1 of SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2019 - photo © Andrea Francolini

A number of newcomers joined the multitude of repeat offenders for the opening day of Townsville Yacht Club’s (TYC) SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW), and although competitors waited for over an hour for the breeze to fill in, when it did, competitors agreed it was a superb afternoon of racing. PRO Denis Thompson kept competitors updated and sure enough, ...

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Cup Village America’s Cup~AC50

Emirates Team New Zealand's America's Cup winner put on permanent display in the America's Cup Village © Richard Gladwell

Emirates Team New Zealand have put their champion AC50 on the exterior wall of their base in the America’s Cup Village in Auckland. The AC50 is one of the few left in existence, after several were taken for the Oracle Racing back SailGP circuit and converted to one design Foiling 50’s. The AC50 is the latest addition to the building ...

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Rolex TP52 World Championship

Rolex TP52 World Championship Cascais 2018 © Nico Martinez / 52 Super Series

Practice Race ~ Rolex TP52 World Championship on Bay of Palma Provezza, winners on these Bay-of-Palma waters in 2017, served notice that they should be among the favourites to win the 2019 TP52 World Championship title as they held off Azzurra to win the Official Practice Race in a light sea breeze today. The Turkish-flagged team, which has John Cutler steering and ...

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Mersea Week 2019

Mersea Week 2019 ©Chrissie Westgate

The 46th annual Mersea Week finished on Friday 16th August, and like most sailing around the country, the racing was held in pretty tough conditions – quite a contrast to the sunshine and sea breezes enjoyed by competitors last year. As many as 70 volunteer helpers supplemented the organising committee to make the week happen, with the usual separate committee ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race family

Contessa 32 Assent © Paul Wyeth

Rolex Fastnet Race family dynasty: Watch Hattie Rogers’ video from onboard Assent Watch Hattie Rogers’ fantastic video from Assent in the Rolex Fastnet Race – the smallest boat in the fleet. Hattie sailed with her father Simon, uncle Kit and cousin Jonah, the are aboard their ‘museum piece’ 1972 Contessa 32, built by her grandfather Jeremy. Contessa 32 Assent Rolex ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 video

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 start ©Tom Hicks / www.solentaction.com

MACIF pipped at the post by Maxi Edmond de Rothschild in Ultim competition The 32m long Ultim trimarans laid on a spectacular finish in this 48th Rolex Fastnet Race resulting in MACIF, the leader since rounding the Fastnet Rock earlier this morning, being beaten to the finish line in the last breath of the race by her arch-rival Maxi Edmond ...

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International WASZP Games 2020

2019 WASZP European Championship © Hartas Productions

Well it has only been one week since the largest fleet of WASZPs ever assembled descended on Malcesine Lake Garda for the 2019 WASZP European Championships. The fleet of 100 Entries enjoyed five days of glorious Garda conditions and sensational WASZP lifestyle and hospitality. As quickly as that event finished the WASZP team turned their attention to the 2020 International ...

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