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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild ~ Transat Jacques Vabre

Transat Jacques Vabre – Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, a pioneer of its kind © Yann Riou / Gitana SA

On 17 July 2017, after a twenty-month build and over 35,000 hours of studies, Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild launched the latest addition to their offshore racing stable. The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, a large oceanic trimaran measuring 32 metres long and 23 metres wide is now part of the long and rather illustrious line of Gitanas. This Sunday in ...

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RORC Season’s Points Championship

The future of RORC offshore sailing: Tom Needham wins the Duncan Munro Kerr Youth Challenge Trophy and both he and Neil Morton win the Keith Ludlow Trophy for best Navigator of the IRC Overall Yacht, Lisa – RORC Season's Points Championship © Paul Wyeth

Over 500 boats took part in the 2017 RORC Season’s Points Championship, with teams flying the flags of 30 different nations from Canada to Russia and Chile to New Zealand. Well over 4,000 sailors took part, and whilst the majority of the races were in the English Channel, the Championship included the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, the Celtic Sea, ...

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Maxi Banque Populaire IX

Maxi Banque Populaire IX © CDK

After over 135,000 man-hours, numerous meetings between Team Banque Populaire, the designers (naval architects VPLP), the number crunchers (HDS/Gsea Design), and the design office and teams from CDK and Keroman Technologies, the Maxi Banque Populaire IX was launched on 30 October in front of the Keroman Technologies yard in Lorient. The 32-metre Ultimate trimaran (a new generation of maxi multihulls ...

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Beneteau Cup 2017

Danske, skippered by Paul Eriksson, was the winner of the Spinnaker Division with a first and a second from the two races - 2017 Beneteau Cup © Alex McKinnon Photography http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com

It is one of those superlatives that gets bandied around a lot, but after 26 years and thousands of participants it is entirely apt. Yes. 2017 saw the crew of Flagstaff Marine deliver another great Beneteau Cup. Just as with many of the previous iterations, even the weather could not impact on it all, and eventually did its bit to ...

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Clipper Round the World

PSP Logistics - 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race © Clipper Round The World Yacht Race http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com

24 days after Race 2, the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, started from Punta del Este, including an unscheduled return to Uruguay after sustaining severe damage from a collision with a whale, the PSP Logistics team has made its long-awaited arrival into Cape Town tonight. Crowds of crew and supporters lined the quay, fellow race crew took to ...

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Charlie Enright (USA) driving on Day 5 – Volvo Ocean Race © James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race

Vestas 11th Hour Racing crossed the finish line in Lisbon at 1408 UTC ahead of their competitors by a few hours earning eight points and are now the leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race. They led the seven-day race since the first night staying ahead of the other seven boats through the Strait of Gibraltar, around the island of Porto ...

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China Cup International Regatta

China Cup International Regatta © China Cup / Studio Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net/?

The 11th edition of the China Cup International Regatta opened with the passage race from Hong Kong to Shenzhen today. With around 1,500 sailors from 40 different nations and regions, this event is more international than ever and the competition tougher by the year. In the hotly contested one-design fleet of Beneteau 40.7s, Ellian Perch’s crew on My Side Team ...

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Gold Coast Marine Family Festival

Free Keel Boat Sailing at GCMFF Southport Yacht Club © http://www.southportyachtclub.com.au

Southport Yacht Club are hosting Gold Coast Marine Family Festival and Open Day on Saturday 11th November from 10am to 4pm. The Club will be open to members, guests and visitors, it is going to be an action-packed day full of everything marine related, and a lot more. An open day full of free fun, exhibitions, marine demonstrations, learn to ...

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Clipper Race Day 20

Day 20, Race 2 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

Thirteen days after re-joining Race 2: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, PSP Logistics has hit another major milestone, passing the 1,000 nautical mile to go mark. PSP Logistics is also now over halfway through the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint, after crossing the western gate yesterday. Whilst bonus points are on offer in the Ocean Sprint, the focus ...

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18ft Skiffs Spring Championship

Panasonic Lumix and Coopers-Rag and Famish Hotel continued their battle downwind – 18ft Skiffs Spring Championship © Frank Quealey / Australian 18 Footers League

Aron Everett, Courtney Mahar and Charlie Gundy gave a faultless performance in Quality Marine Clothing to take out race three of the Australian 18 Footers League Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour today. Skippering an 18ft Skiff for only the third time, Everett and his team led at every round mark before cruising to a 40s victory over Noakesailing (Sean Langman, ...

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