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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Beautiful Oasis took line honours for a third time – SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week © Andrea Francolini / SMIRW

A slow start to the day as Denis Thompson and his on water officials patiently waited for a light breeze to filter through, which it eventually did and day three racing SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week finally got underway one ...

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RORC Cherbourg Race

Sunset from on board Lady Mariposa – RORC Cherbourg Race © Lady Mariposa Racing

Ker 46 Lady Mariposa, skippered by Daniel Hardy, has won the 2017 Cherbourg Race, after holding off a strong challenge from James Neville’s HH42 Ino XXX. After IRC time correction, 29 seconds was the winning margin, after a high speed ...

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Tornado World Championships video

Day 3 – Tornado World Championships © Nikos Pantis

The multiple world champion Iordanis Paschalides and his 18 year old crew Petros Konstantinidis from Greece are coming closer to the title of the world champion as after all races of the 2017 world championship they are stable at top ...

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Clipper Yacht Race

Day 14, Race 1 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

It’s getting tight at the top as the Clipper Race leader, Qingdao, is being caught up by its nearest rivals after going through the Scoring Gate yesterday and entering lighter winds. Most of the fleet has now crossed (or bypassed) ...

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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 ...

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International 49er and FX World Championship 2017

2017 International 49er and FX World Championship © Maria Muina/Sailingshots

Another day meant another obstacle from mother nature at the 2017 International 49er and FX World Championship, where an unstable land breeze teased the gold medal fleets this morning for their 10 AM start. Both the men’s 49er and the ...

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La Grande-Motte Nacra 17 Worlds

La Grande-Motte - Nacra 17 World Championship © Didier Hillaire

From September 2nd to 10th 60 crews representing 25 different nations will battle it out on the Bay of Aigues Mortes challenging for the Nacra 17 World Championships. This first major world championship event of the new Olympiad will be ...

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Clipper Yacht Race

Day 13, Race 1 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

Qingdao guaranteed itself the first points of the Clipper 2017-18 Race after being the first team to cross the Scoring Gate this morning. Great Britain and Sanya Serenity Coast are expected to be the second and third teams to cross ...

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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Little Nico took line and overall double today – SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week © Andrea Francolini / SMIRW

Competitors at Townsville Yacht Club’s SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week contested the Around the Island Race today in winds up to 20 knots on a rather large swell, meaning a good time for some, damaged for others and one boat ...

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Tornado World Championships

Day 1 – Tornado World Championships © Nikos Pantis

After the “Day 0” while the practice race and the opening ceremony were held, Thursday early afternoon Tornado World Championships have started. 23 teams from 10 countries will compete for the world title till fifth of September. The first day ...

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