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Lendy Cowes Week

Lendy Cowes Week 2017 Dymond

With less than seven weeks to go before the opening race of Lendy Cowes Week 2017, overall entries across the board are up 10 per cent on this time last year writes Sue Pelling. Equally encouraging is the fact that international entries are on the rise too with a total of 41 teams already signed up. Although it is a ...

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J-Class and Superyacht Regatta Bermuda

J-Class and Superyacht Regatta Bermuda

In June 2017, the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda will be graced by the J Class fleet. These majestic titans of sail competed for the Cup during the 1930s and are perhaps still some of the most famous yachts afloat. Only ten J Class yachts were ever built, of which three originals survive today, including Shamrock V and Endeavour which ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race © www.gregbeadle.com

Volvo Ocean Race switches to 2-year cycle, 2019 start for 14th edition The Volvo Ocean Race will switch from a three-year to a two-year cycle after the upcoming 2017-18 edition, a change that will provide more continuity and more commercial value for professional sailing teams, sponsors and Host Cities. Confirmation of the change will mean at least some race activity ...

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Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain 2017

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain 2017 voyage yacht moored up in the Caledonian Canal alongside the project's shorebased vehicle courtesy of partners Arnold Clark. © Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Last weekend, Inverness Marina played host to the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust’s yacht, Moonspray, which, with a relay team of over 100 young people in recovery from cancer, is circumnavigating the UK. Over the next three months the team will complete a 2,400 mile voyage with Inverness being a key northern stopover and the perfect spot for the handover from ...

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Ludde Ingvall & CQS ready to race

Ludde Ingvall's 100ft Australian Maxi, CQS © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo http://www.regattanews.com

Ludde Ingvall has pulled together a top crew for his super maxi CQS to contest the Alandia Surrsaari Race out of Helsinki, starting on the evening of 9th June, in which he hopes to win the line honours trophy that he donated himself, in memory of his late father. The crew is a carefully selected fusion for permanent team members ...

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Scaramouch Parkinson Poppy Moore Sailing around AU

Poppy's East Coast 31 known as Scaramouch © John Curnow

It’s a very sad way to begin such a great voyage. Not that you would know from the ultra-effervescent Poppy Moore, mind you. So the chance to talk with her and learn her tale was fantastic, and she is also the best one to recount it. “I decided to sail around Australia to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s, because ...

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New Caledonia Biggest Secret

The anchorages in the southern lagoon were unbelievable. Neville Hockley

A voyaging couple explore a new territory and discover an unexpected cruising nirvana. The truth is before Catherine and I sailed Dream Time, our 1981 Cabo Rico 38, to New Caledonia we also knew little about the country. It was mentioned only vaguely by cruisers as a French territory in Melanesia and a convenient pit stop on the western side ...

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World Cup Final sailors

Diego Botin carries the Spanish flag - 2017 World Cup Series Final © Pedro Martinez http://www.tp52worldchampionship.com/

Sailors from 41 nations received an open top bus welcome at the 2017 World Cup Series Final opening ceremony in Santander, Spain. Flag bearers from each nation waved their flags around the city of Santander before arriving to a rapturous welcome from the gathering crowd outside the Festival Palace and High Performance Sailing Centre, the CEAR Principe Felipe. The biggest ...

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Golden Globe Race 2018 ~ Susie Goodall

Susie Goodall secures DHL as primary sponsor for 2018 Golden Globe Race entry © Golden Globe Race

British yachtswoman Susie Goodall has secured DHL Express as her primary sponsor for her 2018 Golden Globe Race entry. Goodall (27) from Bournheath, Worcestershire, is the youngest among a 30-strong entry list and one of two female competitors to take on one of the hardest challenges – to sail solo non-stop around the globe, starting from Plymouth UK on 30th ...

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Panerai British Classic Week

Panerai British Classic Week celebrates the Grande Dames of the Sea © Guido Cantini / Panerai

Following the announcement of the sponsorship of Team Oracle USA and SoftBank Japan at the America’s Cup, Officine Panerai are proud to continue their support of Panerai British Classic Week, taking place in Cowes, Isle of Wight between the eighth and 15th July 2017. Now in its 16th year, the regatta has been part of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, ...

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