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Australian Yachting Championship

Sebastian Bohm’s Smuggler - 2018 Australian Yachting Championship David Sygall

Sebastian Bohm’s Smuggler leads a fleet of interstate starters – including Australian Sailing President Matt Allen’s newest version of Ichi Ban – for the 2018 Australian Yachting Championship, to be held at Sandringham Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, from January 19-21. Bohm’s Smuggler was entered in Australian Sailing’s premier keelboat event ahead of fellow NSW entry, Ichi Ban, ...

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The Nations Trophy

Day 2 – Light breeze in Palma – The Nations Trophy © Nautor's Swan / Studio Borlenghi

It was another light air day at The Nations Trophy 2017, but competition was no less intense than the first day. The fleet of 28 Swan One Design yachts from 11 nations completed two more races in slightly more consistent pressure than yesterday. Once again, the racing demanded attention, commitment and precision to maintain boat speed and position. With the ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

Mini-Transat La Boulangère © Christophe Breschi

Ultimately there was very little separating the top two sailors with their radically different temperaments and track records at the end of this first leg. The former had the status of defender in this race and was constantly calling himself into question regarding his position within the Mini fleet. The second had decided to consider this race as a journey ...

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RORC Caribbean 600

George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 will return to Antigua in February 2018 for the start of the 10th RORC Caribbean 600 © Tim Wright / Photoaction.com http://www.photoaction.com

The 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 will start as scheduled in Antigua on 19th February 2018. Bolstered by a record entry for the RORC Transatlantic Race, a strong Racing Division for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, and determined competitors from all over the Caribbean, the 10th edition of the highly acclaimed 600-mile offshore race is set to be ...

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BVI Spring Regatta

"Working together we all win" © BVI Spring Regatta

With most of the Caribbean islands caught in the wrath of hurricane Irma and then Maria, two category five hurricanes that hit land and made history, the message from the organisers of the BVI Spring Regatta is strong and clear: ‘We will be racing again! We want sailors to know to plan to come back and race in 2018,’ says ...

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Régates Royales ~ Trophée Panerai

Carron II – Régates Royales Trophée Panerai © Guido Cantini / Panerai

After five days of racing with typical the Cote d’Azur early autumn conditions, sunny skies and light winds, the 39th edition of the Régates Royales-Trophée Panerai came to an end in grand style. The 15 Metre Mariska got gold in the Big Boat series with a clear score of five wins out of five races, while the One Tonner Ganbare ...

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Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival

Clipper Race 17-18 Tourism Whitsundays

The Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival received a welcome injection of cash this week when it was announced the event would receive $200,000 in Federal Government ‘matched’ funding. The announcement was made on Tuesday by Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen and Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Willcox at Abell Point Marina, which will host the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in ...

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Crowther Multihull Regatta

Crowther Multihull Regatta ©

With the Multihull Nationals in Brisbane being held on the same long weekend as the LCMR this year and with various boat owners currently overseas or with family commitments, or boats not being ready, as was Bulletproof’s unfortunate recent discovery of some main halyard issues forcing a last minute withdrawal, numbers were looking likely to be on the light side ...

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Sailing Champions League & Sailing Association

Audi Sailing Champions League Final 2017 - All 15 National Sailing Leagues will support the One Ocean Initiative © Lars Wehrmann / SCL

The environmental sustainability initiative promoted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in its 50th anniversary year in the form of the One Ocean Forum and presentation of the Charta Smeralda in Milan on third and October 4th, has garnered the support of the Sailing Champions League (SCL) and the International Sailing Association (ISLA). On 23rd September, during the Audi Sailing ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race

Rolex Middle Sea Race © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo http://www.regattanews.com

With a month to go, the 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race entry list continues to build steadily. Currently numbering 90 yachts from 27 countries and with entries not due to close until 6 October, the Royal Malta Yacht Club is confident of welcoming another impressive fleet to the island state of Malta. As diverse in the size and type of ...

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