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BVI Spring Regatta 2020

Mixing it up - racing on a wide variety of courses is a unique aspect of the BVI Spring Regatta - photo © Alastair Abrehart

Superb racing competition, conditions and camaraderie await sailors of all levels at the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. In just six weeks, some 800 sailors and crew from around the world will descend on the beautiful island of Tortola to take advantage of springtime Caribbean race conditions. Trade breezes. Sun. Warm Water. “The BVI is the mecca for sailing ...

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Miami International Boat Show

Nautitech Catamarans

The US boat show with the emphasis on multihulls For more than 70 years, the Miami International Boat Show has been the unmissable event in American boating. Among the boats on display, multihulls – both sailing and power – are taking up more space every year… all the more reason to enjoy a sunny on-water show! For years, the show ...

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Caribbean Multihull Challenge 2020

Caribbean Multihull Challenge SMYC / www.smyc.com

Recent years have seen a surge in the popularity of multihull sailing, ranging from ocean-capable, production and semi-custom cruising builds such as Gunboats and HH Catamarans, to smaller-but-plenty-capable catamarans and trimarans, to the envy-worthy ORMA 60s and MOD70s trimarans (and other racing-specific designs). While this newfound traction has afforded some multihulls their own starts at some regattas, the Caribbean Multihull ...

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Young 88 South Island Champs

Close fleet racing at last year's regatta © Young 88 Owners' Association

A record fleet of Young 88’s is expected in Lyttelton this year, sailing in the hotly contested North Sails Young 88 South Island Champs over the weekend of Feb 29th-March 1st. Last year’s event in Akaroa saw extremely close competition. Lyttelton local Craig Edwards and his team on Flying Machine were able to win the trophy off Akaroa based Harry Thurston and ...

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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2020

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2019 ©Gilles Martin-Raget

With a view to the 2020 edition, the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez is unveiling a brand new formula: extended to two weeks – from 26 September to 10 October, the legendary meeting for the most beautiful boats in the world is upping the ante in its hosting of the largest classic and modern craft, which will henceforth enjoy their own ...

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IDEC Sport

Francis Joyon aboard maxi-trimaran IDEC SPORT © IDEC Sport

23 days after setting sail from Hong-Kong on her attempt at the Tea Route record, the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran is currently dealing with that tricky stretch of sailing involving crossing the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, more commonly known as the Doldrums. This area of great instability in terms of the weather follows on from a difficult, slow weekend, during which ...

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World Yacht Rally

World Yacht Rally

Less than one year now until the start of the first World Yacht Rally. The World Yacht Rally is a new full service cruise around the planet for sailors. Utilising the expertise of 4 Volvo Ocean Race Alumni, the World Yacht Rally seeks to provide the ultimate experience whilst removing all the stress. Its a chance to cruise the World ...

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The Clipper Race

The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 21 © Clipper Race

The Clipper Race Leg 5 – Race 6, Day 21: Let the games begin The increased wind speed has seen the fleet charge towards the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint. Across the board, the teams have reported increased boat speeds and the varied change in conditions has introduced the newer crew members to a faster paced ocean racing environment. Skipper ...

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Australian J/111 Championships 2020

© 2020 J/111 Class Association

The 2020 Australian J/111 Championships were held over the ‘Australia Day’ long weekend as part of Festival of Sails in Geelong, Victoria. The Festival of Sails is the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere with over 300 yacht entries and 3,000 competitors annually taking part in the event. First held in 1844, the Festival of Sails Regatta ...

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Bermuda Race 2020

Based on a velocity prediction program, the Offshore Rating Rule handicaps cruisers and all-out racers such as in this Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division fleet at the start of the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race. © Daniel Forster / PPL

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) has named Barton & Gray Mariners Club as an Official Sponsor of the Captain’s Meeting for the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race. The Club will also provide VIP viewing aboard their Fleet of Hinckley yachts. “Our members have been taking in the action and beauty of the Bermuda Race start aboard our fleet for the ...

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