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J/80 World Championship 2020

J/80 World Championship - Day 5 © Pierrick Contin / www.pierrickcontin.com

The J/80 North American Class Association is pleased to announce that Sail Newport, Newport RI has been selected to host the J/80 2020 World Championships, September 28th to October 3rd, 2020. The regatta will be the 10th year anniversary of the epic J/80 Worlds that was held in Newport 2010 and almost 20 years since the very first J/80 Worlds ...

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17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta

17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta © Andy Leong / RLIR 2019

The Tourism Malaysia Race Day Five for the 17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2019 saw Team Hollywood lifting the Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy, under the Racing Class today. Having won nine races out of the nine they competed in, the team from Australia – reached a final score of nine – following five days of sailing. Coming in second and ...

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IMOCA class

Isabelle Joschke, skipper MACSF - photo © Thierry Martinez / www.thmartinez.com

The IMOCA class has never experienced such enthusiasm and as 2019 gets under way, it looks like being a very exciting year. At least six new generation IMOCAs will be launched in 2019 and more than thirty boats will be out there racing with in particular the Transat Jacques Vabre (start on 27th October from Le Havre) bringing together a ...

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Bella Mente Racing

The Maxi 72 Bella Mente during sea trials on Narragansett Bay off Newport, R.I. © James Lyne

Launched in September 2018, the new 72-foot Maxi yacht Bella Mente looks to be on course for attaining successes not unlike those achieved by its three previous namesakes owned and skippered by businessman and champion sailor Hap Fauth (Minneapolis, Minn./Naples, Fla.). Fauth and his all-star Bella Mente Racing Team are three-time Maxi 72 World champions shooting for a fourth world ...

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Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta 2019

Italian Job - QLD Australian Yachting Champion - 2019 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta, Day 4 - photo © Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite

After postponement due to lack of wind, racing commenced at 1400hrs in a 5-8 knot nor-easterly with the smallest swell seen all regatta on day four, the final day of the 2019 Bartercard Sail Paradise Series. It all came down to the battle between Sunshine Coast Italian Job skippered by Michael Tom-Johnson and David Rose’s Kerisma Gill who started the ...

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Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta 2019

2019 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta, Day 2 - photo © Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com

David Rose’s Kerisma Gill, from fellow Queensland Club, Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, won both races on day two at Bartercard Sail Paradise, becoming hot contenders to Michael Tom Johnston’s Italian Job, pushing them back to second place. PEGGY currently leading the series score on countback with SEA FOX also on 11 points, Christopher Noyes WATCH ME, one point behind in ...

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Snowflake Series

Chichester Yacht Club Snowflake Series day 1 © Mark Green

The first event of the 2019 Snowflake was greeted by a grey overcast day with winds hovering between 5 and 10 knots. Even so 53 boats arrived at the club to kick off our 2019 racing calendar. The CYC Snowflake Series 2019 is sponsored by Aqualiving. The race officer, Peter Harrison, set a trapezium course with an outer loop for ...

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Golden Globe Race

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede still has a solid hold on the lead, despite damage sustained to Matmut's mast during the Southern Ocean. © Christophe Favreau / Matmut / PPL

Istvan Kopar rounded Cape Horn at 19:00 UTC yesterday, giving the 65-year old American/Hungarian a perfect New Year boost. To have got this far has been a triumph over adversity in every sense since the start from Les Sables d’Olonne on July 1st last year. Kopar’s Tradewind 35 Puffin has suffered continued self-steering issues from Day 1 that led him ...

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BIC World Championships 2019

2018 O'Pen BIC World Championships - Manly SC, New Zealand - Day 3 ©Suellen Davies

The clock is ticking and the count-down is nearly over at the O’pen BIC World Championship after another gripping day of racing here in Manly Bay, Auckland, New Zealand. On Day 4 of a competition that has been a proper test of the young sailors’ talents, conditions were even better and the race committee’s decision to run a slalom course, ...

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Kialoa II ~ RSHYR 2018

Kialoa II powering down the NSW Coast in the 2018 Sydney Hobart © Crosbie Lorimer

In 2017 Kialoa II finished this race in a very respectable time, despite breaking her boom on the first day. In 2018 this Sparkman and Stephens classic reveled in the strong downwind running of the first day with 5 sails flying, stuck it out through some light patches mid race and then finished her run with a typical upwind thrash ...

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