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MC38 Season 2020

Dark Star finished a close 2nd in Act 6 - photo © Tilly Lock Media

Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s Lazy Dog team closed out the 2020 MC38 calendar with a third series triumph, giving Shaun Lane and Quentin Stewart’s crew the overall season trophy from six acts. “We were pretty consistent; not too many boat ...

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Vendée Globe & Alex Thomson

British yachtsman Alex Thomson, skipper of 'HugoBoss' leaves Gosport for the start of the Vendée Globe © Mark Lloyd / www.lloydimages.com

After incurring damage to the starboard rudder of his boat, British sailor Alex Thomson has ceased racing in the Vendée Globe and is now sailing his boat towards Cape Town. Thomson last night disconnected the starboard rudder and has since ...

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WA IRC State Championships 2020-21

Indian - 2020-21 WA IRC State Championships - photo © Lindsay Preece / Ironbark Photos

The 2020-21 WA IRC State Championships for Ocean Racing WA will be hosted by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club this weekend. An excellent line up of nineteen teams are preparing to contest four around the buoys races and two longer ...

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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild Jules Verne Trophy record

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - Jules Verne Trophy © Eloi Stichelbaut / polaRYSE / GITANA S.A

Since Tuesday evening, at 20:37 UTC on the dot, and their departure from the dock in Lorient to make for the start line off the north-west tip of Brittany, the pace has continued to pick up for the men of ...

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ORC/IRC World Championship 2022

2022 biennial ORC/IRC World Championship to be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia © Studio Borlenghi

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) are pleased to announce the next biennial ORC/IRC World Championship will be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy. Dates for the event ...

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SailGP events

Bermuda and Italy selected to host first SailGP events of second season © SailGP

Bermuda and Italy selected to host first SailGP events of second season SailGP today announced an updated schedule for the first half of its second season, with the opening events now set for the island of Bermuda and the southern ...

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Jules Verne Trophy

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - Jules Verne Trophy - photo © Eloi Stichelbaut / polaRYSE / Gitana S.A

After a long weather briefing carried out remotely with the router Marcel van Triest, the entire crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild gathered alongside Cyril Dardashti, director of the five-arrow team, has taken the decision to switch to code ...

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RORC Caribbean 600/ Race update 2021

The 13th RORC Caribbean 600 is scheduled to start from Antigua on 22 February 2021 © RORC / Arthur Daniel

The 13th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is scheduled to start off Fort Charlotte, Antigua on Monday 22nd February 2021. “The RORC Flag Officers meet regularly and since July the overall commitment from the Club has been to provide ...

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TasPorts Maria Island Race

2Unlimited - TasPorts Maria Island Race - photo © Penny Conacher

Greg Prescott’s modified Farr 40 2Unlimited, skippered by Oliver Nicholas, took line honours in the 73rd TasPorts Maria Island Race, sailed in Tasmania from 13-16 November, in one of the slowest races for some years. 2Unlimited, from the Royal Yacht ...

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Vendée Globe Day 14

Vendée Globe: Seaexplorer ©Yvan Zedda / Alea

Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut) has taken the lead at the head of the 32 boat Vendée Globe fleet on the early morning rankings today as the breakaway top trio enjoy a fast slide south eastwards towards the Southern Ocean. Being in ...

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