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Rolex Big Boat Series

2018 Rolex Big Boat Series - Final day - photo © Rolex / Daniel Forster

Bright sunshine, steady breeze and flat seas greeted the 76 teams for the final day of racing at the 54th edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (September 12-16, 2018), hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. The race committee ...

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One Ton Cup 2018~FAST40+ Race

Niall Dowling's Pace on day 3 of the 2018 Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup ©VR Sport Media

A change of course for the FAST40+ Class produced a shuffle in the results on the Sunday of the Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup. Two long courses were set, taking in navigation marks in the Solent, with long reaching legs ...

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Rolex Big Boat Series

2018 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 © Rolex / Daniel Forster

What goes up must come down, but the flat, fast conditions that greeted sailors at Day One of the 54th edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California (September 12-16, ...

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Rolex Swan Cup 2018

Lunz am Meer, Maxi Swan 651, Rolex Swan Cup 2018 - photo © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

The third day of racing at the Rolex Swan Cup welcomed the typical Mediterranean conditions that the Costa Smeralda is famous for the world over: clear skies, sunshine and a light wind that built from just 6 knots in the ...

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One Ton Cup 2018 ~ FAST40+ Race

Mike Bartholomew's South African Tokoloshe II on day 2 of the 2018 Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup - photo © VR Sport Media

The breeze was on for the second day of the Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup with over 20 knots pumping from the west. Three windward leeward races created some epic FAST40+ action in the Solent combat zone. Peter Morton’s Girls ...

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La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro

Sebastien Simon wins Stage 4 of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro and overall © Alexis Courcoux

Through the intense final 165 nautical miles 24 hour stage Sébastien Simon, sailing Bretagne CMB Performance, stayed typically cool and focused after a start line collision seemed to jeopardise his overall title hopes. Although he lost 19 minutes and 37 ...

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Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup 2018 ~ FAST40+ Race

2018 Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup - Day 1 - photo © VR Sport Media

Two races were held on the first day of Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup. After a delay waiting for wind, a sea breeze kicked in for two windward leeward races held in a solid 10-15 knot south westerly. Niklas Zennstrom’s ...

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GC32 Villasimius Cup in Sardinia

Jason Carroll's Argo took a tumble but was quickly righted with no injury to boat nor crew on day 1 of the GC32 Villasimius Cup © Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour

A dramatic opening day at the GC32 Villasimius Cup saw two races held before black clouds descended on the race course, causing the wind suddenly to build to 25+ knots from the southwest, kicking up a rough sea state. Deeming ...

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Resolute Cup

The Resolute Cup 2018 - Day 2 - photo © Paul Todd / www.outsideimages.com

It hasn’t been sunny and warm like San Diego, or breezy like San Francisco, but clubs from those two West Coast sailing meccas shined through some unfamiliar, and dreary, weather on the first two days of the 2018 Resolute Cup, ...

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Rolex Swan Cup 2018

Maxi Fleet - Rolex Swan Cup 2018 © Rolex / Borlenghi

At the end of the second day the rankings of four of the six classes in the 20th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup see the leading boats separated by just a handful of points, only Plis-Play and Mela emerge ...

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