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Class40s set for 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race

Ian Hoddle, Nigel Colley, Charles Emmett and Matt Smith, the consortium that own the Class40 Manic - photo © Rick Tomlinson

In the 15 years since the Class40 box rule was unveiled, an unprecedented 169 examples from early racer cruisers, to fully wicked-up grand prix race boats have been built, making it the most successful 40 foot racing yacht of all ...

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Internationaux de France de Match Racing 2019

Internationaux de France de Match Racing 2019 © APCC Voile Sportive

Internationaux de France de Match Racing 2019 – Match Race Super League event no. 4 A true legend. Accepted last minute on the 2019 Match-Racing French Open, due to a withdrawal and a request for an invitation that he did ...

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J/80 World Championships


The Real Club Marítimo del Abra hosted the 2019 edition of the J/80 World Championship that started on July 13th off Bilbao, Spain. Eighty teams battled hard on the Cantabrian Sea; twelve nations were represented from across the world (Canada, ...

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38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

King Harald of Norway with his Fram XVIII training in Palma - 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE - photo © Nico Martínez / Copa del Rey MAPFRE

As racing starts Monday at the 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, the Bay of Palma saw teams from most of the key classes making their final training and tuning missions in today’s perfect sea breeze and warm sunshine. Consequently the ...

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RORC Channel Race

Erik van Vuuren's W36 Hubo - 2019 RORC Channel Race - photo © Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com

77 boats competed in the 2019 Royal Ocean Racing Club Channel Race. The international fleet experienced a variety of conditions and wind angles, testing boat handling and tactical skills. Perhaps the surprise overall winner, from a fleet including professional racing ...

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5.5 Metre World Championship 2019

Trial - Day 1 - 2019 5.5 Metre Worlds in Helsinki - photo © Robert Deaves

Defending World Champions, New Moon (BAH 21 Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, Peter Vlasov), laid down a marker in the opening race of the 2019 5.5 Metre World Championship in Helsinki, Finland after an emphatic victory in some quite testing conditions. ...

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21st Jersey Regatta

Abracadabra and Jai Ho in the UBS 20th Jersey Regatta © LBJ Photography

With the summer in full swing and the Island’s sailing programme progressing at a rate of knots, the scene is set for the 21st edition of the Jersey Regatta, the Island’s ‘flagship’ sailing event. Slated for 6th to 8th September, ...

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BMW ORC 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Copa del Rey MAPFRE - photo © María Muiña / Copa del Rey MAPFRE

The four divisions of the BMW ORC class include 70 boats and 20 nationalities, constituting over half of the total fleet at the 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE. In both numbers of registered participants and their traditional history at the ...

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Arkea-Paprec, second new-generation IMOCA to be launched - photo © Fabienne Morin

IMOCA The new boats are coming The summer news is rolling in off the presses for the IMOCA skippers, some of whom are preparing to switch to race mode for the Rolex Fastnet Race, which will set sail at the ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 © Carlo Borlenghi

Rolex Fastnet Race: We speak to Sam Richmond of North Sails about ‘the One’ We spoke to Sam Richmond of North Sails about the Rolex Fastnet Race, his experiences during the race and what advice he has for first-time competitors ...

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