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Caribbean Multihull Challenge

Maserati in the Caribbean Multihull Challenge - photo © Laurens Morel / www.saltycolours.com

The tradewinds blew, then they blew harder, then they blew some more. The second running of the annual Caribbean Multihull Challenge (CMC), which took place last February 14-16 in the waters off St. Maarten, will be remembered for many things, but mostly for the breeze. It wreaked its fair share of havoc, but when all was said and done, it ...

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Vote multihulls of the Year

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Vote for your favorite multihulls It was three years ago now that Multihulls World and Multicoques Mag launched the Multihull of the Year competition rewarding the best new models. Thanks to a dedicated website, you, the readers of our magazine, were among the thousands who voted in the first edition. And it’s going from strength to strength! Following the success ...

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Vendée Globe

Imoca Prysmian - Giancarlo Pedote © Francois Van Malleghem

Giancarlo Pedote has the Vendée Globe as his primary focus 2020 is shaping up to be both hectic and crucial for Giancarlo Pedote. Indeed, on 8 November this year, the Vendée Globe will kick off from Les Sables d’Olonne on France’s Atlantic coast, at which point the sailor will set sail on an unassisted, non-stop round the world aboard his ...

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J Class Caribbean regattas

Neck and neck - Topaz versus Velsheda in the heavyweight J Class bout in the Supermaxi class - Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2019 © Studio Borlenghi / International Maxi Association

When they muster in March in the Caribbean to race at the Antigua Superyacht Challenge and at the ever-popular Saint Barth’s Bucket, four J Class yachts will form the strongest class fleet since 2017’s J Class World Championship in Newport, RI. The back-to-back events will mark the notable return of Lionheart which pretty much swept the board during the landmark ...

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Denmark SailGP

The Danish team in action © Bow Caddy Media

The Denmark SailGP Team, presented by ROCKWOOL, unveiled its supercharged F50 catamaran in Sydney on Tuesday, as preparations for the first SailGP race of Season 2 gather pace. The Danish crew will join six other nations on the start line on 28-29 February as the adrenaline-filled, global racing championship kicks off for 2020 – and as the boat launched in ...

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IDEC SPORT Tea Route

Skipper Francis Joyon and crew members Bertrand Delesne, Antoine Blouet, Corentin Joyon and Christophe Houdet take guests on board before it departs for London, during the IDEC Sport maxi trimaran Asian Tour Media day at he The Royal Yacht Club © Théodore Kaye / Aléa / IDEC SPORT

Francis Joyon and the crew of the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran are expected to cross the finishing line for the Tea Route between Hong Kong and London tomorrow morning (Wednesday) between 7 and 9 a.m. After 32 days at sea, and having sailed almost 16,000 miles out on the water averaging almost 21 knots, Joyon and his crew are set ...

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40th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta © Laurens Morel

The countdown for the highly anticipated 40th running of the renowned St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is well and truly under way. The 2020 Anniversary Edition of the famed event is scheduled for March 5-8. And the preliminary scratch sheet for the 40th now sits at over 130 entries competing in a half-dozen dedicated classes of monohulls, multihulls, ocean racers, bareboats ...

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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta at St. Petersburg 2020

2020 Helly Hansen NOOD Regattas © Paul Todd / Outside Images

Peter Duncan’s Melges 24 USA 829 took full advantage of a fantastic day on Tampa Bay to solidify his lead in the Melges 24 class on the second day of the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta St. Petersburg. Duncan, of Rye, N.Y., and his all-pro crew are the sole team of 193 in the regatta with a perfect scoreline after five races. “We actually just ...

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Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing

Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta © RMYC Toronto

One week to go to Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta 2020 at Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto The weather is something we don’t have a great deal of control over. Having said that, the weather does look to be clearing, so please don’t leave your entry in this unique regatta or your tickets for the Charity Dinner until the ...

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Caribbean Multihull Challenge Day 1

Shockwave - Caribbean Multihull Challenge 2020 - photo © Sint Maarten Yacht Club

On a day of squally skies, flying spray, challenging tradewinds and deeply reefed mainsails, a pair of well-sailed trimarans from very different eras were the big winners on Day 1 of the second annual Caribbean Multihull Challenge (CMC). In the CSA Multihull 1 class, Brett Trevillian’s sleek, white 53-foot tri Finn sits atop the leader board after two wire-to-wire first-place ...

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