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Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships

Claudia Rossi's Petite Terrible ITA - photo © Zerogradinord

On Monday 2nd September, racing will start at the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships, hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. This will be the sixth edition of the J/70 World Championship and the first to take place in ...

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Lake Garda ~ M32 World Championship 2019

Jennifer Wilson's Convergence had an outstanding day but overall is nine points behind her brother in third place. - photo © Drew Malcolm

With clouds over some mountains but not others and a stillness in the air early on, there was much uncertainty over what the wind would do on day two of the M32 World Championship, hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva on ...

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Cup Village America’s Cup~AC50

Emirates Team New Zealand's America's Cup winner put on permanent display in the America's Cup Village © Richard Gladwell

Emirates Team New Zealand have put their champion AC50 on the exterior wall of their base in the America’s Cup Village in Auckland. The AC50 is one of the few left in existence, after several were taken for the Oracle ...

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Fireball World Championship

Fireball World Championship at Pointe Claire YC ©Urs Haerdi

After a short delay, race day number 3 of the 2019 Fireball World Championship got under way. A new wind direction and new challenges tested the crews with the same sunny skies and warm water. Large shifts were the order ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week

Team Hollywood IRC div 2 winner - Day 6 - Hamilton Island Race Week - photo © Salty Dingo

Sydney boats Hooligan, Marcus Blackmore’s TP52, and Team Hollywood, Ray Roberts’ Botin 40, have captured the top divisional prizes at Hamilton Island Race Week on the penultimate day, when the whales came out to play in Whitsunday Passage. Wind over ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week

Mad Max Tf10 through a gybe - 2019 Hamilton Island Race Week, day 4 - photo © Salty Dingo

The brand new Tf10 Mad Max up on one hull through a gybe and Kim William’s Melges 32 Rock n Roll living up to its name by performing a massive wipe-out at the northern end of Dent Island in a gust made ...

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M32 European Series

Taylor Canfield (right) will sail with Convexity for this year's M32 Worlds, while Dan Cheresh (left) will steer GAC Pindar / Extreme. - photo © Ian Roman / M32 NA Championship

Top teams from both sides of the Atlantic and sailors from across the globe are currently converging on the sailing mecca of Lake Garda for the leading events of the season for the M32 catamaran class. Taking place this weekend, ...

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J/70 UK National Championships

J/70 UK Class National Championships ©Tim Wright / photoaction.com

The J/70 UK National Championship kicks off this Bank Holiday weekend hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. The event precedes the Darwin Escapes 2019 World Championship (29 Aug – 06 Sept). However this weekend’s regatta is far more than ...

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Rossborough Round the Island Race 2019

Rossborough Round the Island - cruiser start © Bill Harris

Excellent conditions prevailed for the annual Rossborough Round the Island Race organised by the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club, held earlier this month. Despite a lack of sunshine, the mostly moderate westerly breeze coupled with a variety of favourable and ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week

Hamilton Island cruising classes set off under kite - Hamilton Island Race Week 2019, day 2 © Salty Dingo

Day two at Hamilton Island Race Week was the classic calm before the storm, another picturesque light-air outing and procession of coloured kites setting off for their designated island marks of the course belying the approaching weather change. Trade winds ...

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