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GC32 Racing Tour 2018

Full foiling conditions at the GC32 Villasimius Cup 2017 - photo © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

For its fifth season in 2018, the GC32 Racing Tour aims to continue providing the ‘best foiling experience’ for its competitors in several of yacht racing’s top venues. Attracting both professional teams and those with owner-drivers, the circuit for ultra-high ...

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505 World Championships 2018-19

505 World Championships © David & Margaret Stowell

Fremantle Sailing Club, Perth, Western Australia, will be hosting the 505 World Championships and the Australian Open, including a 505 Classic Fleet, from 29th December 2018 to the seventh of January 2019. Fremantle provides some of the best sailing conditions ...

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Sail Melbourne International

Daichi Takayam and Kimihiko Imamura, JPN - photo © Gordon Hyde

Racing has kicked-off at Sail Melbourne International 2017 with the Olympic classes heading out on Port Phillip on what was a scorcher of a day one. Around 35 degrees and a dying morning breeze made for a long wait onshore ...

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Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta

At the start of the SASC Lion Island Race last year, September, 2017 - photo © John Maclurcan

The Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta starts on Friday with a race run by the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club (SASC) on the harbour, followed by a gala dinner for over 250 at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (RSYS). The event, ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Seeing double: supermaxi Wild Oats XI towers over the smaller Wild Oats X at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 © Andrea Francolini http://www.afrancolini.com/

Followers of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race might think they are seeing double when the 628 nautical mile classic starts on Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day. The reason for this is simple: on the starting line will be two ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Third day at sea in the RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada - photo from on board Friedrich Boehnert's Xp-50 Lunatix RORC

As dawn broke on the third day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, the northerly route across the Atlantic looks to be the favourite for many of the 23 teams taking part in the race. Jens Kellinghusen’s German Ker 56 Varuna ...

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RC44 Calero Marinas Cup

Igor Lah at the helm of Team CEEREF – RC44 Calero Marinas Cup © Martinez Studio / RC44 Class

Despite performing dances for the wind gods, the breeze failed to materialise for a second consecutive day at the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup in the normally windy Canary Islands. The wind occasionally built to 6-7 knots at around 135° but ...

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Video of Hugo Boss

IMOCA60 Hugo Boss foiling high off Lisbon Portugal. Alex Thomson Racing

Spectacular video of the IMOCA60 Hugo Boss (Alex Thomson) filmed off the coast of Portugal and hitting a staggering 33.2 knots in rough seas. Thomson finished second in the last Vendee Globe,despite breaking his starboard DSS foil just after entering ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

Transat Jacques Vabre © TJV

The arrival of the Class40 Gras Savoye Berger Simon Obportus this morning in tenth position, left only two duos still racing. The Brazilians on Mussulo 40 Team Angola Cables have 180 miles before arriving home tomorrow morning. Two skippers have ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Ludde Ingvall's Australian Maxi CQS – RORC Transatlantic Race © James Mitchell / RORC

After the first night at sea in the RORC Transatlantic Race, the vast majority of the international fleet were north of the Canary Islands, negotiating the wind shadow of Gran Canaria and Tenerife created by the unusual southerly wind. Ludde ...

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