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RORC Transatlantic Race

Gerald Bibot's 42ft catamaran Zed 6 at the start of the RORC Transatlantic Race © James Mitchell / RORC

Prior to the start of the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race you could feel the apprehension amongst the 200 competitors taking part. After months of planning and preparation, it was time for the record fleet of 23 yachts from nine different ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Team Brunel leaving Lisbon – Volvo Ocean Race © Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

Team Brunel finished fourth in Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team of Volvo Ocean Race veteran Bouwe Bekking ended after more than 19 days at sea behind Mapfre, Dongfeng Racing and Vestas 11th hour racing. Good learning ...

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RC44 Calero Marinas Cup video

Peninsula Petroleum Sailing Team hold their line upwind – RC44 Calero Marinas Cup © Martinez Studio / RC44 Class

Uncharacteristic southeasterly winds, combined with a confused and often sharp sea, made life tough for the nine crews on day two of the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup. While on day one there was no stand-out crew, today John Bassadone’s Peninsula ...

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Raja Muda 2017

2017 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta. © Guy Nowell / RMSIR

By any accounts, it was a classic start from Penang today as the fleet set out for Langkawi on the last passage of the series. Glass calm at the advertised start time, and a motoring session up the track looking ...

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Round the World Solo

Sailing onboard maxi trimaran MACIF with skipper Francois Gabart, during training off Port la Foret, South Brittany, on October 8th, 2017 © Vincent Curutchet / ALeA / Macif

François Gabart, who left Ouessant on Saturday 4 November at 10:05 (UTC+1), continues to set the pace in this attempt at the single-handed round the world record. Sailing at an average of 30 knots since Tuesday night, ahead of a ...

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RC44 racing in Lanzarote

Racing against the backdrop of the Canary Island's famously barren terrain - RC44 Calero Marinas Cup 2017 © Martinez Studio / RC44 Class

Competition getting closer as the season nears its conclusion, combined with tricky conditions for today’s three races off Lanzarote, left the top eight boats racing at the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup ending day one separated by just six points. With ...

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Extreme Sailing Series™

Act 7, Extreme Sailing Series San Diego - Day 3 – Front-runner SAP Extreme Sailing Team has had an outstanding season so far and has shown no signs of slowing down, but victory for the Danish squad is not guaranteed. © Lloyd Images

In a week’s time the stunning Mexican municipality of Los Cabos will host the season finale of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™, bringing to an end what has been a thrilling season of high-performance foiling catamaran racing. The final Act, ...

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Raja Muda 2017

Meraki, Fast Track. 2017 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta. © Guy Nowell / RMSIR

Time flies when you’re having fun, and at the Raja Muda the programme speeds up as soon as the fleet reaches Penang. After two passage races in the first three days, all of a sudden it’s rickshaw racing, inshore racing, ...

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Marina Lanzarote RORC Transatlantic Race

Eric de Turckheim's French Nivelt-Muratet 54 Teasing Machine in the boatyard at Marina Lanzarote © Louay Habib / RORC

The start of fourth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race – the first leg of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta – is just a few days away and crews from the record fleet are making their last preparations prior to the ...

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Vulcan by B&G

B&G introduces easy to use, radar enabled Vulcan 12 and Vulcan 7 sailing chartplotters Marine Advertising Agency

B&G introduces radar enabled Vulcan sailing chartplotters B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is pleased to announce the launch of the new Vulcan family of sailing chartplotters. The updated and extended series now offers a fully refreshed 7”, ...

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