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AAR Bermuda Hamburg Race

Varuna in action - AAR Bermuda Hamburg Race - photo © Tim Wright / RORC

It was the last chapter of an epic 3,500nm transatlantic rivalry between Jens Kellinghusen’s Varuna VI, and Boris Herrmann’s Malizia – Yacht Club Monaco. In the end, Malizia was the fastest boat on the water and first after elapsed time, ...

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Rolex TP52 World Championship

Races 3 & 4 at the Rolex TP52 World Championship - photo © Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com

Holding high expectations after winning the Royal Cup in Zadar, Croatia last month, the opening day of the Rolex TP52 World Championship proved to be a big disappointment for the Luna Rossa team. A hydraulic failure less than one minute ...

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Tour Voile

Tour Voile fleet © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO

Although the top three teams in the general classification remain unchanged since yesterday, the first Mediterranean Act of the 41st Tour Voile featured two days of varying conditions and racing and brought the best out of several teams who appeared ...

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The Gertrude Cup 2018

The Gertrude Cup 2018 - photo © Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv

The Etchells Gertrude Cup was four days of intense racing with twelve races scheduled and, despite the predominantly high pressure sitting over the UK, was successfully completed. By the final day, four boats were in contention for overall victory. An ...

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Volvo Cork Week

Volvo Cork Week - Day 2 - photo © David Branigan / Oceansport

The wind gods smiled on the second day of Volvo Cork Week with a 15 knot southwesterly piping up, giving the international fleet a day to remember in the Celtic Sea. Barry Byrne’s Irish Defence Forces team came from behind ...

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Offshore Sailing World Championship

Leeloo had a great first inshore race in Class B on day 3 at The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018 - photo © Sander van der Borch

In contrast to the past few days of light shifty winds, today’s superb 12-17 knot southerly breeze made for fast and furious racing on all courses of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018. And so even with a later ...

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Golden Globe Race

Tapio Lehtinen (FIN) sailing his Gaia 36 Asteria through the Marina Rubicon gate off Lanzarote. Asteria has the lowest freeboard of all the yachts in the GGR. - photo © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR

French leader Philippe Péché and his Rustler 36 PRB is being pushed hard by Dutch rival Mark Slats (Ophen Maverick) as the Golden Globe Race fleet enjoy glorious trade wind conditions on the run south towards the Cape Verde Islands. ...

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Volvo Cork Week

Jelly Baby skippered by Brian and Mary Jones (right) racing in Class 2 on day 1 of Volvo Cork Week - photo © David Branigan / Oceansport

A mixture of clear blue skies and blankets of clouds made for highly changeable conditions for the first day of Volvo Cork Week. Thankfully the warm sunshine won the day, providing light air racing in beautiful Cork Harbour and the ...

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Offshore Sailing World Championship

Light air and current in the Class C start had its casualties - The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018 - photo © Sander van der Borch

The sun continued to shine on Sunday at the start of racing in The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, with many thousands of beachgoers watching nearly a thousand sailors on their boats in the fleet start the long offshore race ...

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Basic Rope Maintenance from Upffront

Courtesy of Gottifredi Maffioli - photo © Gottifredi Maffioli

Salt water and dirt tears away at the fibres of the rope, shortening their lifespan. ‘Salty ropes’ are damp, thus collect more dirt. Ropes aren’t cheap. Proper maintenance ensures you get the most out of your ropes. Cleaning lines isn’t ...

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