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Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2018

The 142ft Frers ketch Rebecca - Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2018 - photo © Ted Martin

The second day of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua was blessed with 16 knots of north easterly trade winds, sublime air temperature, and a dazzling blue Caribbean sea. In the Corsairs Class Rebecca put in a great performance, winning by just over a minute after ORCsy time correction. Spiip took second, just 13 seconds ahead of Danneskjold after time correction. In ...

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Superyacht in Antigua

90ft Hoek designed sloop Acadia - Superyacht Challenge Antigua - photo © Emma Louise Wyn Jones

The Caribbean superyacht season starts in earnest on Thursday 1st February with the 8th edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua. The Superyacht Challenge Antigua has once again attracted a magnificent fleet, including five previous winners. This will be the first regatta using the new 2018 ORC Superyacht Rule (ORCsy). Dazzling yachts ranging in size from 82ft (25m) to 172ft (52m) ...

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Superyacht Cup Palma

The Superyacht Cup Palma 2018 - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

Old battles will be rejoined and new rivalries forged when the 22nd Superyacht Cup gets underway this coming June in what is one of the most hotly anticipated yacht racing events of the year. No fewer than 19 of the most impressive yachts on the planet have already signed-up, including four of the illustrious J-Class yachts who will be making ...

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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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Yacht Ngoni

Sailing Yacht Ngoni - photo © Breed Media

Sailing Yacht Ngoni: An innovative weapon on water The owner’s brief; “Build me a beast. Don’t build me a sheep in wolf’s clothing. This has to be an edgy and innovative weapon; fast and furious.” The answer? A Dubois Naval Architect exterior, a Rick Baker Ltd interior, and the build credibility of Royal Huisman to birth the elegant, high-performance predator ...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Day 3 – Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup © Max Ranchi Photography http://www.maxranchi.com

As Bryon Ehrhart, owner of Lucky, put it: “Today was great sailing – Chamber of Commerce stuff!” After difficult conditions for some of the seven classes at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup yesterday, there was solid breeze for day three of racing. Winds ranging from 10-20+ knots enabled the Maxi 72s and Wallys successfully to sail two windward-leewards, while the ...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Bella Mente, World Champion 2016, Maxi 72 Class © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

There are exactly fifty Maxi Yachts in the marina at Porto Cervo, the same number of Maxis as years that the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda has been founded. In fact, it was 1967 when His Highness the Aga Khan cut the ribbon at this Yacht Club. Starting tomorrow Monday, September 4th, these beautiful yachts, true queens of the seas that ...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Quinag

Pulses look set to race once again at the Mediterranean’s greatest festival of big boat competition. The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, in conjunction with the International Maxi Association (IMA), an organization that in turn can trace its roots back nearly four decades. The forty-eight ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

The Fastnet Rock as captured by the legendary photographer Carlo Borlenghi – Rolex Fastnet Race © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

France galvanised its reputation as the world’s greatest offshore racing nation by dominating the results across the majority of the classes in the Rolex Fastnet Race for a third consecutive occasion. Of the 11 main prizes, French boats failed to win just three, and of these one (Dongfeng Race Team) was raced by a largely French crew. The Royal Ocean ...

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Superyacht Cup

Superyacht Cup ends

The Superyacht Cup, a regatta renowned for its warm atmosphere and fierce racing, is not only one of the most hotly anticipated events on the superyacht sailing circuit, but also the longest running regatta of its kind in Europe. Moreover, this thrilling four-day event unites sailors from all corners of the globe and boasts being a regatta where the camaraderie ...

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