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Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2019

112ft (34m) Sparkman & Stephens sloop Kawil - 2018 Superyacht Challenge Antigua - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

The ninth edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua will take place from Jan 30 Feb 3, featuring a programme of four races held over four days for yachts of 80 feet and over. The fleet for this spectacular regatta has ...

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World premiere K2X

Topcat K2X - photo © TOPCAT GmbH

Germany’s largest catamaran builder, TOPCAT which has recently opened a showroom, warehouse and office at Inning on the shores of Lake Ammersee is once again launching a world premiere at the 50th international water sports exhibition in Düsseldorf. The 17-foot-long ...

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Golden Globe Race

Mark Slats now in a straight line drag race to the finish - Golden Globe Race - photo © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR

The elastic between Jean-Luc Van Den Heede and Mark Slats has stretched in the Frenchman’s favour over the weekend allowing him to open up a 215-mile lead over his Dutch rival. A week ago, the difference in terms of distance ...

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J/22 Nations Cup Grand Final 2019

Racing at the 2015 Nations Cup Grand Final in Russia © World Sailing

St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA has been selected by World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, to host the 2019 Nations Cup Grand Final from April 9th to 14th, 2019 and will use its matched ...

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Farr 40 One Design Trophy

2019 Farr 40 One Design Trophy day 2 - photo © Margaret Fraser-Martin

After hours of chasing breeze all over Sydney Harbour, PRO Phil Yeomans was only able to get one race away before calling it a day. “There was not much from anywhere. We had contacts up and down the harbour and ...

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Gunboat 6801

January 16th marked a key milestone for the Gunboat team, as they rolled the first Gunboat 68 out of the factory to the marina for her first splash and mast stepping on January 17th. Since the brand was acquired by ...

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Festival of Sails 2019

2018 Festival of Sails © Salty Dingo

A fleet of more than 270 boats will compete in the 2019 Festival of Sails, Australia’s biggest celebration of sailing, which kicks off with the Passage Race from Melbourne to Geelong on Australia Day. Entries for Australia’s oldest sporting event ...

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Global Wave ~ climate making waves stronger

Increasing wave energy with climate change means more challenges for coastal risk and adaptation. © IH Cantabria

Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger Sea level rise puts coastal areas at the forefront of the impacts of climate change, but new research shows they face other climate-related threats as well. In a study published ...

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J/80 World Championship 2019

J/80 World Championship © Real Club Marítimo del Abra - Real Sporting Club

From the 13th to 20th of July, the Real Club Maritimo del Abra and the Real Sporting Club will host the 2019 J/80 World Championship in the gorgeous waters off Arenas/Bilbao (the Basque country of Spain). The class expects over ...

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Goolwa Regatta Week 2019

Goolwa Regatta Week

Sailing families around South Australia are getting set for the Goolwa Regatta Week, and its marquee event the Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic, which is well known as one of the most enjoyable and lifestyle-focused on-water events in the State. With a ...

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