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Prada Cup Semi Finals

Luna Rossa sets up to cross the finish line and progress to the Final of the Prada Cup - Semi-Finals - January 30 © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

Breezes today were much more mild than yesterday’s extremes. The Hauraki Gulf gets its name from the “North Wind” which today is flowing unencumbered by any land into the racecourse area, setting up some fantastic sailing conditions. It lived up ...

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IMOCA Class President Antoine Mermod, hails 2020-21 Vendée Globe

Maitre CoQ IV skipper Yannick Bestaven clinches victory © Bernard Le Bars

Antoine Mermod, president of the IMOCA Class, hailed the 2020-21 Vendée Globe as one of the class’s greatest ever races, after a breathtaking night of drama on the Bay of Biscay that saw the Maitre CoQ IV skipper Yannick Bestaven ...

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18ft Skiff Australian Championship

Trouble at the bottom mark in Race 4 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship © Frank Quealey

Defending champion tech2 team of Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake holds a slender lead in the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship after today’s incredible day’s racing in Races 4 and 5 of the series being sailed on Sydney Harbour. ...

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Create Futuristic Solar-Powered Catamarans from Volkswagen

VW/Silent Yachts

After churning out cars 84 years, Volkswagen is switching gears and segueing into the yachting game. The German automaker recently announced it’s taking its electric vehicle platform to the high seas in the form of a new solar-electric catamaran. Volkswagen has partnered with ...

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Yannick Bestaven Wins the Vendée Globe 2020/21

Yannick Bestaven on Maître Coq wins the Vendée Globe 2020/21 © A. Champy-McLean / Addvisio / Vendée Globe

Yannick Bestaven on Maître CoQ IV has won the Vendée Globe 2020/21 finishing the race at 03:19 UTC on Thursday 28th January in a time of 80 days, 13 hours, 59 minutes and 46 seconds. While being the third boat ...

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Finish Charlie Dalin on Apivia in the Vendée Globe 2020/21

Line honours for Charlie Dalin on Apivia in the Vendée Globe - 80 days, 6 hours, 15 minutes, 47 seconds © Jean-Marie Liot / Alea #VG2020

After an immaculately executed race, at 20h 35m 47s UTC this evening, 80 days 6hrs 15mins 47secs since the start on Sunday 8th November, French skipper Charlie Dalin emerged from a damp, misty Bay of Biscay to break the finish ...

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PATRIOT returns to sailing

PATRIOT is launched with a tribute to the assistance provided by Emirates Team New Zealand, Auckland's first responders, rescue services, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, INEOS Team UK, and others © Sailing Energy / American Magic

New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, on Wednesday re-launched its racing yacht, PATRIOT, for the first time since a damaging capsize and near-sinking suffered by the team during a Prada Cup Round ...

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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild back in home port

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild © Yann Riou / Polaryse / Gitana SA

At the end of last week, just a matter of hours was all it took for the Gitana Team to go from the satisfaction of a record time for its descent of the Atlantic aboard its flying maxi-trimaran to the ...

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44Cup 2021

Peninsula Petroleum in 44Cup - photo © Martinez Studio / RC44 Class

After a rollercoaster year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 44Cup is ready to launch into 2021 with two new venues and a full fleet of nine boats. The 44Cup will debut in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, UK, ...

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Ocean Race Europe entries open

Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team - photo © Marc Bow / Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team

The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team has become the first team to enter The Ocean Race Europe, following the opening of the entry period. The inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe is scheduled to take place in late spring this ...

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