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Warrior Won’s overall win in Transpac 2021

Stu Bannatyne and Warrior Won win Transpac 2021 with first overall and the Merlin Trophy. - photo © Doyle Sails

Overall winner of the 2021 Transpac Race, Chris Sheehan’s Pac 52 Warrior Won worked hard on developing their sail program with offshore sailing legend Stu Bannatyne, from Doyle Sails New Zealand to deliver the ultimate sail package and boost in ...

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J/70 World Championship 2021

2021 J/70 World Championship - Day 1 ©Sharon Green / Ultimate Sailing

Who wouldn’t want a day off in Southern California, with the warm sunshine glinting off the blue Pacific? The hundreds of racers competing in the 2021 J/70 World Championship Regatta at California Yacht Club, that’s who! Sixty-one teams from 11 ...

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44Cup Cowes

44Cup Cowes - photo © Martinez Studio / RC44 Class

What the opening day of the 44Cup in Cowes lacked in sunshine it more than made up for with close racing. The morning had started with just 8-10 knots of breeze and flat seas but, as the day played out ...

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Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals 2021

Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals 2021 day 1 ©Mark Jardine / IMCA UK

Right on cue, the drizzle stopped, the wind filled in, and the sun shone… at times. The Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals was under way with 47 of the latest foiling machines on the water. It may seem obvious, but ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Three of the fastest offshore boats in the world, the 32 x 23m Ultime trimarans are entered including 2019 winners the Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier skippered Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - photo © Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com

While Cowes Week is taking centre stage on the Solent at present, final preparations are being made for Sunday’s start (8th August) of the world’s biggest offshore yacht race, the Rolex Fastnet Race. This year, for the first time since ...

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Cowes Week 2021

Cowes Week 2021 day 6 - photo © Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com

Competitors enjoyed tight and energetic racing today in brisk southerly winds building ahead of a weather front. Among the largest boats in the IRC classes Peter Morton’s GP42 The Jean Genie had another spectacular day, winning the New York Yacht ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Giovanni Soldini's Multi 70 Maserati - photo © Arthur Daniel / RORC Caribbean 600

Rolex Fastnet Race: MOCRA – the ultimate racer cruisers The Ultimes, the world’s fastest offshore racing yachts, may be the pace-setters in next month’s Rolex Fastnet Race with the potential to get around even the new elongated course in less ...

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Cowes Week 2021

Cowes Week 2021 day 2 ©Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com

Competitors had an easier second day at Cowes Week, with shorter courses and predominately wind with tide conditions giving a dry ride. Tidal conditions for those starting on the Royal Yacht Squadron line provided an interesting tactical challenge, balancing the ...

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GC32 Lagos Cup 2

Black Star Sailing Team at pace - GC32 Lagos Cup 2 ©Sailing Energy / Joao Costa Ferreira

Even before everyone arrived in the Algarve for round 2 of the GC32 Lagos Cup, forecasts were predicting big conditions for Saturday. Anticipating this, yesterday the race committee made the call to start racing three hours early at 1000. Out ...

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Défi Azimut Lorient 2021

Défi Azimut - photo © Thierry Martinez / MACSF

A sports meet and social occasion organised by the Lorient-based company Azimut (digital solutions), the Défi Azimut, the eleventh competition of this name, remains a rather atypical event. Putting the skippers to the test in three different exercises over five ...

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