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Golden Globe Race

Competitors are allowed to use the engines for propulsion, but like Abhilash Tomy (IND) on his Suhaili replica Thuriya, must balance their limited fuel supplies against the need to charge batteries when down in the Southern Ocean - photo © Tim Bishop / PPL / GGR

The last few days has seen frustration sweep across the entire Golden Globe Race fleet as these solo circumnavigators experience the intense heat and humidity of the Tropics while trying to escape the clutches of the Doldrums. But today, the ...

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Queen’s Cup 2018

Queen's Cup 2018 - photo © Dan Nerney

For two hours, New York Yacht Club Vice Commodore Bill Ketcham (Greenwich, Conn.) and his team watched as the bulk of the fleet participating in the 63rd edition of the Queen’s Cup sailed away from them. It was inevitable, Ketcham’s ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2018

Jack, enjoys a wet ride at Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 © Andrea Francolini

A rush of entries over just a few days has seen the fleet for Hamilton Island Race Week 2018 surge past 200 and towards record territory. The number of entries now exceeds last year’s fleet of 202, which was the ...

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52 Super Series

Day 1 of the Rolex TP52 World Championship - photo © Carlo Borlenghi / Luna Rossa

Today was the final day of racing in the coastal town of Cascais who hosted the third stage of the 52 Super Series. Top photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on hand to capture the action as the nine string fleet was ...

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Melges 20 World League~ Lake Garda

Melges 20 World League, European Division - Riva del Garda Filippo Pacinotti - Brontolo - photo © Melges 20 World League / Barracuda Communication

After Friday’s complete and total washout of racing action at the 2018 Melges 20 World League, European Division, Event No. 4, the skies opened on Saturday with Igor Rytov’s Russian Bogatyrs grabbing the overall lead. The first race of the ...

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Tour Voile

Tour Voile: Down to the wire in Nice © Jean-Marie Liot / A.S.O.

After an electrifying day on the water, despite a fickle breeze, the cards have been dealt and those who are in, are in. The ten places in tSunday’s Super Final have been assigned following a decidedly entertaining conclusive nautical stadium ...

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J/121 Marstand to Malmo video

J/121 on Baltic Sea © J/Boats

“It was a really nice experience sailing her downwind in 17-20 kts of breeze on a 160nm delivery trip from Marstrand to Falsterbo (Malmo). We had Peter Gustafsson of BLUR.SE sailing fame onboard for the first leg down to southern ...

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Bermuda Hamburg Race of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta

Varuna VI celebrating at the German Finish Line - Bermuda Hamburg Race of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta 2018 © Sven Jürgensen / AAR

On July 21, 2018, which marks the birthday of Varuna VI’s owner and skipper, Jens Kellinghusen (NRV), the Race Committee confirmed that Varuna’s overall win of the Bermuda Hamburg leg after corrected time is not at jeopardy anymore. In theory, ...

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Rolex TP52 World Championship

Quantum Racing win the Rolex TP52 World Championship - photo © Nico Martinez / www.MartinezStudio.es

Ten years after their first world title together in the class’ formative years in Lanzarote, Quantum Racing today lifted the Rolex TP52 World Championship crown in Cascais, winning a spirited ding-dong battle with rivals Azzurra in the typically muscular Atlantic ...

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Volvo Cork Week

Jamie Frame's Moonshine (right) from Glandore on the first day of racing for the One-Designs and 1720 Sportsboats at Volvo Cork Week organised by the Royal Cork Yacht Club. - photo © David Branigan / Oceansport

With the best score of any of the 120 boats over the past week, Rory Fekkes’ Fn’Gr8 (Carrickfergus Sailing Club) has been confirmed as the overall winner of Volvo Cork Week following an intense three-race final day. The Antrim boat ...

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