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Golden Globe Race 2019

Asteria was escorted the final 10 miles by Bernard Moitessier's famous French Golden Globe Race yacht Joshua. © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR

Barnacle growth was the root cause of Finnish skipper Tapio Lehtinen’s slow solo circumnavigation but the 110 day difference between his and Race winner Jean-Luc Van Den Heede’s time was definitely enjoyable. “I have certainly got my money’s worth from ...

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Normandy Channel Race

Normandy Channel Race 2019 undeway © Jean-Marie Liot / NCR2019

The Race Committee released the 13 Class40s competing in the Normandy Channel Race bang on 15:30 hours local time this Sunday. It was with a typically Norman backdrop, cloudy skies with a few clear spells, perhaps in a nod to ...

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Royal Southern Yacht Club Antigua Sailing Week 2019

2019 Royal Southern Yacht Club Summer Series - Day 1 ©Rick Tomlinson

Despite the lack of wind for the second day of the Antigua Sailing Week May Regatta, the good humour from the crowded Royal Southern Yacht Club’s Upper Bar was very much in evidence. Well over one hundred competitors, volunteers and ...

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Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Alex Schaerer's modified Caol Ila R was today's surprise winner - Rolex Capri Sailing Week © Rolex / Studio Borlenghi

Two second win secures Caol Ila R Rolex Capri Sailing Week title Rolex Capri Sailing Week concluded in ultra-close fashion in the racer division today. Alex Schaerer’s modified Maxi72 Caol Ila R knocked Sir Peter Odgen’s dominant Jethou off the ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Flying - Francois Gabart's Ultime triamaran MACIF touched 49.4 knots in the Route du Rhum - photo © Vincent Curutchet / ALe'A

Ultimes threaten Rolex Fastnet Race record destruction Unless there is a flat calm, it is very likely that the outright record will fall in this August’s edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s premium event, the Rolex Fastnet Race. For ...

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Volvo 49er, FX, Nacra, European Championships

Day 5 of the Volvo Nacra 17, 49er and 49er FX European Championship © Drew Malcolm

Volvo 49er, FX, Nacra, European Championships at the WPNSA 49erFX: Kiwis make a move on the podium The Brazilians have shown remarkable consistency throughout the week, although even Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze put a slight blot on their pristine ...

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Star European Championships 2019 and Star Sailors League Breeze Grand Slam

ITA 8533 / Skipper: Diego Negri / Crew: Frithjof Kleen - 2019 Star European Championships and Star Sailors League Breeze Grand Slam ©Marc Rouiller

It was another tough day physically and mentally for the sailors at the Star Sailor’s League Breeze Grand Slam and Star Europeans, with big scores for many. Robert Scheidt and Henry Boening (BRA) delivered another masterclass on the second day ...

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Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Inside track pays for Vesper passing the Favaglioni - Rolex Capri Sailing Week © Rolex / Studio Borlenghi

For day two of inshore racing for the maxi boats at Rolex Capri Sailing Week it was extremely hard to decide one’s wardrobe; both sails and clothes. The day started with an unfamiliar chilly 20 knot offshore northeasterly that kicked ...

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Round Belle-Ile Race

IDEC Sport, skipper Francis Joyon - photo © Jean Marie Liot / ALEA / IDEC SPORT

Francis Joyon and IDEC Sport back in the water for the Round Belle-Ile Race Since Francis Joyon’s win in the last Route du Rhum, the IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran has been in the yard for her winter refit and repairs following ...

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Antigua Bermuda Race 2019

Morgen Watson and Meg Reilly's Pogo 12.50 from Canada took third place in CSA - 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race - photo © Tobias Stoerkle

With all yachts accounted for in the 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race, Giles Redpath’s Lombard 46 Pata Negra (GBR), skippered by Andy Liss, has posted the best corrected time under IRC, winning the Warrior Trophy. In a dramatic finish for second ...

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