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RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race

The start of the Cowes – Dinard – St Malo Race will be an impressive sight, the fleet will be in the starting area along Cowes Green and Cowes Parade from 0900 on Friday 13 July © Rick Tomlinson

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with UNCL, Yacht Club de Dinard, Société Nautique de la Baie de St. Malo and the Royal Yacht Squadron. 130 yachts with nearly one thousand sailors competing, will be racing to St. Malo with the Royal Ocean Racing Club this weekend, arriving in the historic French port for massive celebrations. The ...

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AAR Bermuda Hamburg Race

Rambler at the start area of the AAR race from Bermuda to Hamburg on July 8, 2018. - photo © John Manderson

With the retirement of Line Honours favourite Rambler 88 from the transatlantic Atlantic Anniversary Regatta, the cards have been shuffled for the remaining fifteen racing yachts. Whilst Rambler is on her way to Newport, RI at the nearby US East Coast, due to a lost rudder (and with all crew reported safe), Ker 56 Varuna is now fighting for the ...

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La Trinité-Cowes

F Henry © Auteurs De Vues

There is under a week to go before the first ever La Trinité-Cowes race kicks off on Monday 9th July. The race is organised jointly between the Société Nautique de la Trinité sur Mer (SNT) and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC). So far there are 34 entries, all of whom will spend a few nights in Cowes after their ...

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Porto Cervo Melges 40 Grand Prix 2018

2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix - photo © Melges 40 / Barracuda Communication

It has been only one year since the world debut of the Melges 40 in Porto Cervo, Italy at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), and the occasion was celebrated with Alessandro Rombelli’s STIG proclaiming victory as the event winner, and season dominator of the 2017 Grand Prix circuit. Now upon its return, after proving it is the best performing one-design sailboat ...

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Class40’s American Trophy

The first edition of the Class 40's American Trophy © Association Class40

The first edition of the Class 40’s American Trophy, rewarding those teams that participate in the North American races on the Class calendar, has been won in convincing fashion by a European team* organized by the French skipper Catherine Pourre on her Manuard designed Mach40.3 Eärendil. In taking the victory, she beat two American teams including Dragon, an Owen Clarke ...

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J/112E ~ IRC Europeans

J-Lance 12 - photo © Paul Wyeth

The Royal Ocean Racing Club hosted a stellar fleet of thirty-three offshore IRC racing teams from nine countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, USA) at their Cowes, Isle of Wight station for the 2018 IRC European Championship. The immaculately sailed J-Lance 12 was crowned IRC European champion for 2018. The French J/112E skippered by Didier le ...

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20th edition of Voiles de Saint-Tropez

Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2013 © Gilles Martin-Raget / www.martin-raget.com

As anticipated, the 20th edition of the Voiles will bring together 4,000 sailors on both land and sea, for the final big bash of the Saint-Tropez season, onboard more than 300 of the most beautiful modern and classic yachts in the world. True to form, the team at the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez and new president, Tony Oller, hope to ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2018

Hamilton Island Race Week © Rob Mundle

An impressive trimaran designed in America, built in Vietnam and owned by a New Zealander, is the 150th entry for Australia’s premier offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week. Named Romanza and owned by Auckland yachtsman Dougall Love, the 18.2 metre long Morelli & Melvin Rapido 60 design is a fast cruising trimaran that won’t be disgraced on the race course. ...

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New Caledonia Groupama Race

Groupama Ave Gitana sets off - 2018 New Caledonia Groupama Race - photo © Sugar Photographie

New Zealand’s red-hulled Miss Scarlet is charging north along the eastern side of the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia and holding a 10 nautical mile gap over their fellow Kiwis on Ran Tan in the 654 nautical mile Groupama Race. The premier yachting event for the region began on Sunday June 17 for the mixed fleet of 23 sailing ...

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51st Newport Bermuda Race

2018 Newport Bermuda Race - photo © Daniel Forster / PPL

The combination of a light southeast wind and more than one knot of current flowing out of Narragansett Bay pushed the fleet of sailboats starting the Newport Bermuda Race on the way towards Bermuda on Friday afternoon with few incidents of note. “In spite of the light conditions,” said Jonathan Brewin, chairman of the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee, “the New ...

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