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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 7 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. - photo © Sam Greenfield / Volvo Ocean Race

As the winds moderate to 20-25 knots on Sunday, the seven Volvo Ocean Race boats racing through the Southern Ocean towards Cape Horn are taking the opportunity to regroup before the next gale. Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel had taken a ...

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45th St. Thomas International Regatta

2018 St. Thomas International Regatta - Day 2 - photo © STIR / Dean Barnes

Boost or bust aptly describes the day for many of the yacht racing teams on the second day of racing in the 45th St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). Less than 10 knots of breeze proved challenging for some and for ...

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GC32 Racing Tour 2018

GC32 Racing Tour, fourth event of the year, GC32 Orezza Corsica Cup, 13-16 September 2017 - photo © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

The final pieces of the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour jigsaw are now firmly in place, with the ultra-high speed one design flying catamaran circuit again visiting five venues across southern Europe this season. Each venue has been picked with the ...

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Sail Racing PalmaVela

Sail Racing PalmaVela 2017 - photo © María Muiña / Sail Racing PalmaVela

The 15th edition of Sail Racing PalmaVela, held from 2nd to 6th May on the Bay of Palma, reinforces its multi-class formula with the incorporation of the Melges 40, totalling seven one design classes. Close to one hundred teams from ...

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Normandy Channel Race

Photos:Jean Marie Liot

The Class40, a stable and fair box rule that groups together 12.18m-long offshore racing monohulls, is enjoying an unprecedented upturn. Boasting new boats, new racers and new partners, the Class could feature no fewer than 57 representatives at the next ...

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McConaghy MC50 catamaran

MC50 catamaran - photo © McConaghy

The MC50, the new fast catamaran from McConaghy, will be shown by Ancasta at Palma Boat Show (27thApril – 1st May 2018) fresh from its world launch a few days before in France. The ground-breaking McConaghy MC50 will make its ...

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RS21 test sail © RS Sailing

RS21 put through its paces by British Sailing Team and British Keelboat Sailing Academy Members of the British Sailing Team and the British Keelboat Sailing Academy sail the RS21. The boat is in its final stages of testing, so it ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, day 6 on board Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag. Mainsheet winch with water flowing all around. - photo © Konrad Frost / Volvo Ocean Race

The sixth day of Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race dawned with a reshuffle of the rankings as MAPFRE and Dongfeng Race Team shot to the front of the fleet. The two feared red boats were rewarded for choosing ...

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SuperFoiler Grand Prix Interview Bill Macartney

Record Point in action in Geelong - SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018 © Crosbie Lorimer

At the second round of the SuperFoiler Grand Prix held on the waters of Corio Bay off Geelong we took the opportunity to chat with Bill Macartney, the CEO of the SuperFoiler Grand Prix about the development of the machine, ...

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IRC European Championship

The mix of inshore and offshore races makes the IRC Europeans attractive to European entries like Frans and Carla Rodenburg's First 40 Elke from the Netherlands - photo © Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com

Following its debut as part of Cork Week in 2016 and a stand-alone event held in Marseille in 2017, the IRC European Championship this year will take place out of one of its spiritual homes. Coming to Cowes for the ...

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