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ORC Superyacht Rule

New ORC Superyacht Rules © ORC Media

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce that the 2018 ORC Superyacht Rule (ORCsy) is now available and can be viewed online on the ORC’s Superyacht website. Like the main ORC rating system, the rule and its formulation is accessible in the Rules section of the ORCsy webpage, supporting the general principles of science and transparency advocated by ...

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Classic Regatta for Cowes

Cowes Spring Classics, a new regatta for wooden classics designed before 1970, announced © Hugh Fairfax

Cowes Spring Classics, a new regatta for wooden classics designed before 1970, has just been announced. The regatta is taking place from 11 – 13 May and will be based at Shepards Wharf Marina. The organisers, Mary Scott-Jackson of MSJ Events and Martin Nott, a local wooden boat builder, felt that it would be a welcome addition to the existing ...

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Atlantic Anniversary Regatta & Rambler 88

George David's American Maxi Rambler 88 © RORC / Tim Wright

The Atlantic Anniversary Regatta is the first ever regatta series with two Atlantic Ocean races in both directions. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV), based in Hamburg, Germany. The first part of this extraordinary series was completed in December 2017 with the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada. The final part of the race ...

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Final day of the Festival of Sails

Geelong sailor Nick Lee during the Festival of Sails © Salty Dingo

Geelong teenager and budding sailor Nick Lee has grown up on the water and was one of almost 3000 competitors who took part in this weekend’s historic 175th running of the annual Festival of Sails. “My parents bought a boat when I was six months old and I reckon I’ve been on a boat ever since,” the fifteen year old ...

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Superyacht Cup Palma 2018

Superyacht Cup Palma

The New Zealand Millennium Cup, which concludes tomorrow, marks the start of the superyacht racing season, not to mention the beginning of the countdown to The Superyacht Cup Palma, one of the most hotly anticipated events on the superyacht sailing calendar. Although racing is still six months away, this year’s entry list already boasts some of the most legendary yachts ...

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175th Festival of Sails

Line honours winner Ichi Ban – Festival of Sails © Salty Dingo

More than 50,000 people flocked to the Geelong waterfront and vantage points around Corio Bay on Australia Day to celebrate the return of the historic Festival of Sails to the long weekend. The 175th Festival of Sails got off to a magnificent start with more than 250 boats taking part in the Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race. The Passage Race, ...

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Pittwater Broken Bay Regatta

Pittwater Regatta

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newport, invites you to the return of the Pittwater Broken Bay Regatta, to be held over the weekend of Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February, 2018. This is a great regatta for offshore and inshore competitors alike, with post racing celebrations, crew BBQ, including live music, held at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. ...

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Festival of Sails

Festival of Sails 2018

Final figures and the range of entries for the 175th anniversary Festival of Sails have organisers at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club thrilled. RGYC can lay claim to hosting the largest keelboat regatta in the southern hemisphere with more than 250 entries representing all Australian states plus overseas entries in the Rating Series, Brian Peterson’s Elliott 50 Ran Tan campaigning ...

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The Tour 2018 EFG Sailing Arabia

Oman Sail Yanmar - EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour © Oman Sail

The all-new 2018 EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour (3-17 February) has attracted a high-class international fleet of Diam 24 racers eager to test themselves against the competition and the challenges of the course along Oman’s dramatic coastline. Though the revised route – as well as the switch to the high-speed Diam trimaran – was only revealed in October last ...

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Weather anomalies

Melting sea ice is forming characteristic puddles on its surface © NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, CC BY 2.0

In the winter of 2015/16, something happened that had never before been seen on this scale: at the end of December, temperatures rose above zero degrees Celsius for several days in parts of the Arctic. Temperatures of up to eight degrees were registered north of Svalbard. Temperatures this high have not been recorded in the winter half of the year ...

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