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Sail Port Stephens

La Troisieme Mitemps - Sail Port Stephens - photo © Salty Dingo

The world would’ve watched in utter amazement today as 130 yachts lined up for the opening spell of a massive weekend of racing at Sail Port Stephens 2021. Spinnakers lined the entire bay, cheek and jowl, in a spectacle that ...

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series

2020 Melges 24 European Sailing Series on Garda Lake - photo © Zerogradinord

In light of the continuously evolving situation related to the Coronavirus pandemic, there are news coming from International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) related to the rescheduling of some events of the 2021 European calendar. Given the high number of ...

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Japan SailGP Team helmed by Nathan Outteridge and France SailGP Team helmed by Billy Besson race head to head in a practice race ahead of Event 4 Season 1 SailGP event in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom - photo © Chris Cameron

The much-anticipated Season 2 of SailGP, the global championship that has redefined sailing, commences in Bermuda on 24 April. Rolex, whose proud association with yachting stretches back more than 60 years, has partnered the sporting league since its inaugural season ...

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C-Researcher 3 submarine


C-Researcher 3 submarine wins Red Dot Product Design Award Dutch submersible manufacturer U-Boat Worx is delighted to announce that their new “C-Researcher 3” submersible has won a Red Dot Product Design Award. The international design competition – the “Red Dot ...

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Maserati Multi 70 to challenge PowerPlay in a match race for the Channel Record


Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team will challenge British MOD 70 PowerPlay, skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, in a high speed match race during the Cowes to Dinard record attempt. The two trimarans already raced each other multiple times ...

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North Gulf Challenge

'Merlin' sailboat has made its way to the Florida coast and its ready to race! 'Merlin' owned by Chip Merlin, a Tampa Bay attorney, is the scratch— meaning the fastest— boat in the North Gulf Challenge ocean race from St. Petersburg YC to Pensacola YC. © Sharon Green/Ultimate Sailing

Following a competitors briefing and welcome party Thursday night at the St. Petersburg (FL) Yacht Club, the new North Gulf Challenge starts Friday, April 23 at 1100 EDT in Tampa Bay. The fleet of some 10 yachts ranging from 36 ...

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World’s piracy hotspot in 2021 remains Gulf of Guinea

©Harry S. Johnson

The Gulf of Guinea accounted for nearly half (43%) of all reported piracy incidents in the first three months of 2021, according to the latest figures from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB). IMB’s latest global piracy report records 38 ...

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Day 3 – Sail Port Stephens

Indigo II, 3rd Div 1 Commodores Cup at Sail Port Stephens - photo © Mark Rothfield

“Sunny with winds 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon” was how the official forecasters optimistically described today’s weather for Sail Port Stephens. At least they were right about the sunshine… The breeze built to a fresh ...

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Auckland – Tauranga Centennial Yacht Race/Rally

Ranger leaving Tauranga Harbour © Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club

The Farmer Autovillage Auckland to Tauranga Centennial Yacht Race/Rally was held recently on the weekend of the 26 th , 27 th & 28 th of March. A brisk headwind NE breeze of 19-25kts and a lumpy seaway faced the ...

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Denmark SailGP Team helmed by Nicolai Sehested in action during a practice session ahead of Bermuda SailGP presented by Hamilton Princess, Event 1 Season 2 in Hamilton, Bermuda. 18 April . Photo: Brian Carlin / Rockwool. Handout image supplied by SailGP - photo © Brian Carlin / Rockwool

SailGP announces comprehensive broadcast coverage for Season 2 With the highly anticipated SailGP Season opener less than a week away, the global championship has announced comprehensive broadcast coverage, with viewers in 175 territories globally able to watch the sports pinnacle ...

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