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International Contender European Championship

2018 International Contender European Championship © Elena Giolai

Another European Championship at Circolo Vela Arco and this time of a very special class. A single-hander where the helmsman is on trapeze. In Italy it is a fairly well known and loved boat; on the other hand, the Italian ...

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Gul GP14 World Championship

Sarah Davies and Justin Smith enjoying the choppy conditions on day 2 of the Gul GP14 Worlds at Mount's Bay - photo © Lee Whitehead / www.photolounge.co.uk

The lack of competition during Sunday for Day One of the Gul 2018 GP14 World Championship obviously whetted the appetite for competition as 80 turned out for the quiz which, remarkably, was won by team Chase & Tynemouth. Day 2 (Monday) looked ...

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Cadet World Championship

Cadet World Championship at Bodstedt, Germany - Day 2

Monday dawned full of anticipation. There had been a decent overnight breeze and the forecast was a bit better than the day before. The first race started in 10 knots, maybe 12 in the gusts and immediately team GBR seemed ...

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Noakes Gold Coast Yacht Race

Comanche's crew on the rail at the start of the Sydney Gold Coast race © Crosby Lorimer

After the final briefing for the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race we caught up with Stan Honey, navigator on Jim Cooney’s Comanche to discuss the race weather forecast and what Comanche will be up to in the lead-up to ...

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World Match Racing Tour Match Cup Norway

Tight racing as Robertson eventually beats Mirsky - 2018 WMRT Match Cup Norway - Final Day - photo © Drew Malcolm

With brilliant sun and a southerly wind at times exceeding 20 knots in the gusts, Risør saved its best conditions for the Semi Final and Final stages of Match Cup Norway. New Zealand’s Phil Robertson with his China One Ningbo ...

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37th Copa del Rey MAPFRE

H.M. King Felipe VI on board Aifos 500 on day 1 of the 37th Copa del Rey MAPFRE in Palma - photo © Nico Martinez / 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

The Bay of Palma offered a subtle challenge to the 127 teams which contested the first day of racing at 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE as conflicting breezes gave the tacticians something more to ponder rather than the usual ‘go ...

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Golden Globe Race

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede on Matmut has been in these waters five times before hoping that his more easterly course will pay the greatest dividends - photo © Christophe Favreau / Matmut / PPL

As the fleet leaders crossed the Equator over the weekend, the computer tracking gives Philippe Péché (FRA) Rustler 36 PRB an 18 mile lead over fellow Frenchman Jean-Luc Van Den Heede with Dutchman Mark Slats trailing in third. But computers ...

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Clipper 2017-18 Race

Clipper 2017-18 Race - Ist place © Kathryn Foulkes

History has been made in Liverpool on Saturday as Australian sailor, Wendy Tuck, became the first ever woman to win a round the world yacht race after leading her Sanya Serenity Coast team to clinch overall victory in the Clipper ...

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Drheam Cup

Imerys Clean Energy Skipper Phil Sharp - Drheam Cup - photo © Phil Sharp Racing

A race of extremes. From light to strong winds the fleet were tested on most sailing angles, their endurance pushed to the limit of exhaustion and their level of patience burnt through a series of frustrating windless zones. What started ...

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World Match Racing Tour Match Cup

2018 WMRT Match Cup Norway - Day 1 - photo © Drew Malcolm

Making its debut on the World Match Racing Tour this week, Risør delivered in spades on the opening day of Match Cup Norway. Qualification for the event’s 12 teams from eight nations was held on the narrow rocky finger of ...

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