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Congressional Cup

Congressional Cup © Sharon Green / Ultimate Sailing

The excitement of Congressional Cup racing will return to Long Beach Yacht Club September 14 to 19, 2021 when the world’s leading match racing skippers compete for this venerated trophy and the prized Crimson Blazer. “Our lineup is set, with ...

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The Ocean Race Europe

LinkedOut - photo © Pierre Bouras / LinkedOut

With two days to go till the first edition of The Ocean Race Europe sets sail from the heart of Sailing Valley in Lorient (13:45hrs local time, Saturday 29 May), Class IMOCA has selected a few choice utterances from the ...

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75th Anniversary of the Block Island Race

Christopher Dragon XI struts her stuff during the 2019 Block Island Race - photo © © 2021, Courtesy of Storm Trysail Club & Rick Bannerot, Ontheflyphoto.net

I’ve always taken physical fitness seriously, but this commitment was seriously tested at around 0200 hours during the first night of the 2004 Block Island Race. I was sailing with my dad and our crew aboard my dad’s modified J/44, Southern ...

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Allianz Regatta & Hempel World Cup Series

49erFX Team Allianz - Allianz Regatta © Allianz Regatta

The Allianz Regatta from June 2-13 is part of World Sailing’s ‘Hempel World Cup Series’ for the coming two years. Nearly 300 sailors from 47 countries have been registered for this World Cup event. It is the first tournament, since ...

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Cancelled 52 Super Series Valencia Regatta

52 Super Series Valencia Sailing Week © Martinez Studio / 52 Super Series

As the minimum number of teams to stage a viable, competitive event has not been realised, the first regatta of the 2021 52 Super Series, the Royal Cup 52 Super Series Valencia Mar, has been cancelled. Travel restrictions and previous ...

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Siska Trophy on IRC Overall during Western Australia’s 20 / 21 season.

JPK 10.80 `Atomic Blonde` - Siska Trophy © Paul Glynn

Simon Torvaldsen is having a real blast in his JPK 10.80 “Atomic Blonde” winning the prestigious Siska Trophy as the best performing yacht on IRC Overall during Western Australia’s 20 / 21 season. The Siska Trophy is based on the ...

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Great Veterans Race

Kialoa II: Third in Division One - Great Veterans Race 2021 © Andrea Francolini

As with all things involving our Fair Winds crew, the weekend began with a knock-out dinner and about thirty seven bottles of our finest. The Event: Great Veterans Race, May 15, 2021 Location: Cruising Yacht Club of Australia – Rushcutters Bay, Sydney ...

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New Zealand SailGP Team helmed by Peter Burling in action on Race Day 2 of Bermuda SailGP - Event 1 Season 2 in Hamilton, Bermuda. 25 April . © Simon Bruty/SailGP

The New Zealand SailGP Team has announced its substitute crew as some of its sailing team prepare for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Joining the New Zealand SailGP Team are international high-performance sailors Arnaud Psarofaghis (SUI) (helm), James Wierzbowski (AUS)(flight controller) ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

George David's Maxi Rambler 88 is the defending monohull line honours champion - photo © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

With 450+ yachts entered in this year’s 49th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race, the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s biennial flagship event has consolidated its position as the biggest offshore yacht race in the world. The 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race ...

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National Keelboat Champs

A strong fleet of Farr MRX contested this years NZ Open Keelboat Nationals. © Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

Nick Egnot-Johnson and his Knots Racing Team survived a nervy final day to win the 2021 Theland NZ Open National Keelboat Championship at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Egnot-Johnson and his team of Graeme Sutherland, Zak Merton, Alastair Gifford, ...

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