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Mothquito Foiling Catamaran - photo © Mothquito

Mothquito nominated best design Foiling Awards 2018 Foiling Awards, organised by Foiling Week, are the greatest recognition a foiling boat can achieve worldwide. The prize categories are broken down into different categories such as production series, upcoming designs, racing, etc. ...

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American Magic opens Winter Base

The Mule, American Magic's 38-foot test boat, rests at the team's winter base in Pensacola, Florida - photo © American Magic

New York Yacht Club American Magic, U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, today announced that the Port of Pensacola will serve as the team’s winter training base in late 2018 and early 2019. The team was formed in 2017 ...

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Corinthian Trophy for Transpac 50

Starting lines in July 2019 will be more crowded than most recent editions of the race with multiple start days - Transpac 50 © Doug Gifford / Ultimate Sailing

Race Managers at the Transpacific Yacht Club are pleased to announce that next July’s 50th biennial edition of the 2225-mile Transpac race from Los Angeles to Honolulu has set a new record of 82 entries to date. The previous record ...

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Sail Melbourne International 2018

2018 Sail Melbourne International, Day 1 - photo © Beau Outteridge

On the first day of 2018 Sail Melbourne International, Melbourne’s weather presented itself from a challenging side with the day starting out in rainy, windy and ever-changing conditions, requiring a lot of patience from sailors and race management alike. But ...

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America’s Cup

Conner used to refer to the Match Racing circuit as the "Junior League. The test for the young Stars & Stripes team will be how well they step up into the Heavyweight Division - photo © Sharon Green / ULTIMATE SAILING

America’s Cup: Stars & Stripes gets a new life with Long Beach team Auckland and indeed America’s Cup fans around the world will once again see the Stars & Stripes team contest the most prestigious trophy in Sailing. One of ...

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Golden Globe Race

Mark Slats hopes to close the gap on race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede over the next two weeks - Day 164 - Golden Globe Race 2018 © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR

As French race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede works to protect his shrinking lead over 2nd placed Dutch rival Mark Slats, the focus is once more on a violent storm in the Southern Ocean that looks likely to overtake 4th ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Finishing the RORC Transatlantic Race in Grenada - Arto Linnervuo's Finnish Xp-44 Xtra Staerk - photo © RORC / Arthur Daniel

Sirius, Black Sheep and Xtra Staerk have joined the role of honour for the fifth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, arriving in Grenada to a warm welcome and iced cold beers. Stephane Bry’s Sirius completed the podium for the ...

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Grinders SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

Black Jack in yesterday's SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - photo © Beth Morley / www.sportsailingphotography.com

This year’s running of the Grinders SOLAS Big Boat Challenge saw the fleet head down Sydney Harbour in an 8-10 knot sou ‘easterly breeze with Wild Oats XI grasping the lead early and holding it all the way to take ...

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18ft Skiffs Supercup 2018

Lee Knapton and the 2016 Giltinan Championship-winning Smeg © Frank Quealey

Some of 18ft Skiffs past greatest sailors will make a return to the 18s on Friday, December 14, when the Australian 18 Footers League will stage the inaugural ‘Supercup’ on Sydney Harbour. Among those already committed to sail in the ...

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Kinsale Yacht Club Sovereign’s Cup

O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup 2018 at Kinsale © David Branigan / Oceansport

The Notice of Race for the 2019 Sovereign’s Cup in Kinsale Yacht Club has been published and entries are now being taken online at www.kyc.ie, just follow the link, or go directly to www.sovereignscup.com. Early Bird entry assures you of the best ...

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