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La Solitaire du Figaro

La Solitaire du Figaro 2020 Leg 1 start - photo © Alexis Courcoux

The 35 solo sailors who started the 642 nautical miles first stage of La Solitaire du Figaro on Bay of Saint Brieuc on France’s north westerly Channel coast enjoyed a spirited send off in perfect 15-18 knot northerly winds. With ...

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The Ocean Race Summits

The Ocean Race Summits are a series of events focussed on solutions promoting the restoration of ocean health. - photo © Ainhoa Sanchez / The Ocean Race

The next edition of The Ocean Race Summits will be an engaging, interactive, virtual conference, based out of Newport, RI, where the Summit concept was pioneered over five years ago during a stopover of the 2014-15 edition of The Ocean ...

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Persico 69F Cup

Persico 69F Revolution. RHKYC Team Agiplast, Lake Garda 2020 © Persico 69F / Studio Borlenghi

Day 1, 18 August 2020: RHKYC Team Agiplast completed two races on the first day of the Persico 69F Revolution Cup, racing against the Italian YAC challenger Young Azzurra and two other Italian teams – Batope and WeArep. A good ...

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Melges 32 World Championship 2020

Melges 32 World Championship 2020 in Villasimius, Sardinia day 1 ©Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com

Having greeted the gusts of Mistral which, just a few days ago, made the first stage of the Melges 32 World League unique, the protagonists of the class met again today between the marks of Villasimius to start the World ...

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La Solitaire du Figaro – Alan Roberts

Alan Roberts finishes 2nd in the Solo Guy Cotton © Thomas Deregnieaux and Alan Roberts Racing

Alan Roberts set for La Solitaire du Figaro: The ultimate form of isolation for one Hampshire sailor Back on the 13th March, Alan Roberts was on the pontoons in Les Sables-d’Olonne in race mode, preparing for the first race of ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2020

Rolex Middle Sea Race © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

The 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race entry list stands at 65 yachts representing 18 countries. It is a remarkable achievement in this extraordinary year. And, while there are less than two months to the race start on 17 October, there ...

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Melges 32 World League 2020

Melges 32 World League in Villasimius, Sardinia day 2 - photo © Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com

Mistral, steep waves and dolphins, which unexpectedly visit the Melges 32 fleet on the race course: these are the ingredients of an excellent second day of sailing in Villasimius, the first stage of 2020 Melges 32 World League. Challenging conditions, ...

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New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta

New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta - photo © Rolex / Daniel Forster

Sail long enough and you’re sure to have a leg where all factors conspire against you: the wind, the tide, the competition, passing motor boats, everything. That’s what this year is like for regatta organizers. The New York Yacht Club’s ...

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RWYC lonely Rock Race

Medallia starts the Lonely Rock Race ©Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com

Sunrise wins Royal Western Yacht Club’s Lonely Rock Race 1000hrs on Sunday 16th August and the first gun fires on the RWYC lonely Rock Race. The Royal Victoria Yacht Club’s race starting officer Martin Bedford calls ‘line clear’ and the ...

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Fowey River class 70th

Fowey River class 70th anniversary © Chris Price

FR7020 was run by the Port of Fowey Race Organising Committee (POFOC) (Royal Fowey Yacht Club and Fowey Gallants Sailing Club) and supported by Fowey River Gallery. Held over the three days, 15-17 August, this event was a replacement for the ...

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