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Golden Globe Race


When Uku Randmaa set off from the BoatShed.com Film gate in Hobart in third place within the Golden Globe Race fleet last Saturday, he was not thinking about closing the gap between second placed Dutchman Mark Slats, but how to ...

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The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018 - photo © Sander van der Borch / The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship

Representatives of the RORC and ORC met at the Royal Malta Yacht Club before the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race to discuss the continued cooperation between IRC and ORC on a technical level, and the future of a ...

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Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup

Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup day 3 - photo © Joysailing

It’s a marathon, not a sprint. That’s the theory that San Diego Yacht Club skipper Tyler Sinks followed during this weekend’s twelve intense races that brought his team to win the 2018 Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup for the second ...

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Women in the Route du Rhum

Clockwise from the top: Miranda Merron, Sam Davies, Claire Pruvot, Morgane Ursault-Poupon, Isabelle Joschke, Alexia Barrier - 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe © Yvan Zedda

The 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe fleet consists of a record-breaking entry of 123 sailors, six of which are female with three each racing in the highly-competitive IMOCA and Class40 divisions. The organisers would be delighted to see more women ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018

Kialoa II will return as the oldest entrant in this year's race - 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race © Rolex / Studio Borlenghi

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) is pleased to announce 92 yachts have entered the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, one of the nation’s greatest sporting events – and when the start cannon fires on Boxing Day, 26 December ...

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18ft Skiff Club Championship Race

Improved performance for The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines team during race 1 of the 18ft Skiff Club Championship on Sydney Harbour ©Frank Quealey

In a fading SSE breeze, the Finport Trade Finance team of Keagan York, Matt Stenta and Charlie Gundy hung on to win a heart-stopping Race 1 of the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship on Sydney Harbour today. After leading ...

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SailGP F50 sailing

F-50 First test Sail - aerial shot showing three crew cockpits, daggerboard cases, and general layout of the F50. - photo © Beau Outteridge

50 remix – very short but spectacular video from SailGP of the first F50 sailing on Bream Bay, Northland. Unfortunately half of the 26sec video is taken up with a Sail GP logo. To make the most of the 13seconds of ...

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America’s Cup

American Magic - Surrogate AC75 - launched October 27, 2018 - photo © Amory Ross /American Magic

A second America’s Cup team have launched a Surrogate AC75 – this one appears to be closer to the maximum length allowed. The New York Yacht Club team American Magic have posted images on their Facebook page – dated October ...

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The Caribbean Multihull Challenge 2019


In response to the remarkable growth in the multihull category, the Sint Maarten Yacht Club has designed an important annual event celebrating the differences between a traditional yacht race and a race series designed for the special attributes of multihulls. ...

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Route du Rhum

Beyou Jeremie Charal IMOCA Charal Sailing Team - photo © Charal Sailing Team

Alex Thomson will start the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race on Sunday 4th November armed with what, in Hugo Boss, he considers to be the fastest, best-optimised IMOCA 60 in the race’s record-sized fleet of 20 boats. He ...

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