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49th BVI Spring Regatta

Start Line set to go. - photo © Ingrid Abery / BVI Spring Regatta

The 49th BVI Spring Regatta is set for March 28- April 3, and many of sailors from around the world are looking to come back to the British Virgin Island and race. For those who don’t own their own boat, ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Team HYPR: Louis Andors, Michael Docherty, Will Ellison, Diego Fructuoso, Marko Gorjanc, Florian Guezennec, Filip Henriksson, Dusan Konrad, Richard Laver, Jens Lindner, Carlos Manera, John McDonald, Alejandro Muscat, Rok Poropat,Dusan Puh,Aleksander Zivec - photo © James Mitchell / RORC

With over 30 knots of trade winds in the Atlantic, the 15 teams still racing in the RORC Transatlantic Race have seen a rapid rise in boat speed towards Grenada. The latest teams to finish the RORC Transatlantic Race are ...

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Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race

Festival of Sails - 2022 Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race © Salty Dingo

Extasea seals victory in the 2022 Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race The 179th Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race started under spinnaker for over 200 yachts in a gusty 12-18 knot northerly breeze. There was a mixed bag of boats making ...

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Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta 2022

Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing©Regattadoitforcancer.com.au

Thank you to everybody who responded to my last update indicating they plan to be a starter on the 2022 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta. We believe we have enough entrants to run the regatta. So, if you have ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Open 60 Rosalba at the start from Lanzarote - photo © James Mitchell / RORC

On the twelfth day of the RORC Transatlantic Race a thrilling finish is shaping up for Caro and Tala in IRC Zero, with the potential for both teams to take the overall lead under IRC for the RORC Transatlantic Race ...

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Maritime Piracy Incidents

Oil tanker Mercer Street is seen off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, August 4, 2021. (Maxar Technologies)

Caution urged despite lowest reported maritime piracy incidents since 1994 2021 Annual IMB Piracy Report summary sheet © ICC International Maritime Bureau London and Kuala Lumpur, 13 January 2022 – Maritime piracy and armed robbery attacks reached the lowest recorded ...

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Hobart Combined Clubs Harbour Series Races

2022 Combined Clubs Harbour Series - photo © Jane Austin

While the world’s cricket fans were focused on the Ashes at Blundstone arena, Midnight Rambler (Ed Psaltis) and Intrigue (David Calvert) were locked in their own fierce battle in Group 1 of the Combined Clubs Harbour Sailing Series on Saturday. ...

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Key West Southernmost Regatta 2022

Key West Southernmost Regatta ©Hannah Lee Noll

A strong contingent of J/111s, Melges 24s, J/70s, and ORC boats are waiting at the docks in Key West. It’s the eve of the Southernmost Regatta. The boats are tuned. The race committee is ready. The Mount Gay is stocked. ...

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Comanche sets a new RORC Transatlantic Race record

Comanche take Monohull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race ©James Mitchell / RORC

Comanche sets a new RORC Transatlantic Race record and win the IMA Trophy The 30.48m (100ft) VPLP Design/Verdier Maxi Comanche, skippered by Mitch Booth, has taken Monohull Line Honours in the 2022 RORC Transatlantic Race, winning the magnificent IMA Trophy. ...

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The Ocean Race

The Ocean©Ulysse Nardin

Leg one of The Ocean Race 2022-23 will start on January 15, 2023, from Alicante, Spain. For the fifth consecutive edition, the start of The Ocean Race will be from Alicante, Spain. Leg one is scheduled to start from Alicante, ...

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