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François Garbart and Trimaran MACIF World record

First images of the trimaran MACIF and Francois Gabart as they arrive in Brest after the record time for a solo circumnavigation - photo © Jean-Marie Liot

34 year old French solo RTW sailor, François Gabart, smashed the solo round the world sailing record when the crossed the finish line between Ushant and Lizard Point at 0145 GMT on 17/12/17. The new record (yet to be ratified by the WSSC) is 42 days, 16hrs, 40mins and 35secs slashing a massive six days and 10hrs off the existing ...

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Hobart Races

B&G Advantage © Peter Watson

This year’s Launceston to Hobart yacht race will be the 11th edition, but for prominent Bellerive Yacht Club member Jeff Cordell and two of his crew of B&G Advantage this will be their 10th. It’s a significant year for Cordell as he was the winner, line and handicap, of the inaugural race in 2007, and his Mumm 36 will start ...

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Women’s International Match Racing Series 2017

ProKateam Sailing Team (Ekaterina Kochkina - RUS) gets caught by huge puff while setting the gennaker on day two of the 2017 International Bedanne's Cup © Patrick Deroualle

The conditions turned blustery on small Lake Bedanne in Normandy for the second day of racing at the International Bedanne’s Cup – the final event of the 2017 Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series). But the change of conditions did not deter local skipper Pauline Courtois as she maintained control to remain in the lead. After a day of ...

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CYCA SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2017

Wild Oats X during CYC Trophy - photo © Andrea Francolini

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s SOLAS Big Boat Challenge this Tuesday promises to be a sight on Sydney Harbour, with two of the four maxis entered into the Rolex Sydney Hobart set to face off alongside other seasoned competitors. The race itself serves a multitude of purposes as crews and boats are tested for the final time before the ...

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Solo Round the World Record Attempt

Francois Gabart onboard the maxi trimaran MACIF - photo © Jean-Marie Liot / ALEA / MACIF

One week after passing the longitude of Cape horn, once again François Gabart has clocked up an extraordinary time at the equator, which he crossed this Sunday, 10 December, at 11:35 (UTC+1), 36 days, 1 hour and 30 minutes after the start in Ouessant. The skipper of the MACIF trimaran now has a lead of 5 days, 13 hours and ...

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ClipperRace

On board Sanya Serenity Coast - 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race © Clipper Race

Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test Day 7 – Thirteen seconds separate Ocean Sprint winners As the close racing continues in the Southern Ocean, the leaderboard positions continue to change with Qingdao retaking the lead on day seven of the ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test. With less than 20 nautical miles separating the top three teams, the next 24 hours are set to be ...

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Solo Round the World Record Attempt

Francois Gabart onboard the maxi trimaran MACIF - photo © Jean-Marie Liot / ALEA / MACIF

Often thought of as a particularly difficult section of the round the world, because of the combination of fatigue resulting from the Great South and difficult weather, François Gabart has lived up to his reputation on his sail up the South Atlantic: after rounding Cape Horn on Sunday, the skipper of the MACIF trimaran sailed through a severe gale in ...

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Vic-Maui International Yacht Race 2018

Vic-Maui International Yacht Race - Incantation Finish © Vic-Maui

Advance registration is open to race and delivery crew members of boats that have entered the 2018 Vic-Maui. Ask your Vic-Maui skipper for the advance registration links. Vic-Maui Qualifying Races – Schedule for planning purposes There is a busy season ahead of qualifying races for teams preparing for the 2018 & 2020 Vic-Maui’s. Southern Straits – March 30 – April 1, 2018 ...

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Trimaran MACIF & François Gabart

Francois Gabart onboard Ultim MACIF © François Gabart / Macif

“I can’t wait to get to Cape Horn!” After four weeks at sea, François Gabart has managed to reposition himself ahead of a low-pressure system. He has picked up speed again and is attacking the last part of the South Pacific. T he skipper of the MACIF trimaran succeeded in carrying out some small repair jobs on his boat and ...

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Raja Muda 2017

Meraki, Fast Track. 2017 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta. © Guy Nowell / RMSIR

Time flies when you’re having fun, and at the Raja Muda the programme speeds up as soon as the fleet reaches Penang. After two passage races in the first three days, all of a sudden it’s rickshaw racing, inshore racing, hand out the biscuits and depart. It feels rather like ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ but actually it’s a little ...

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