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Splendido Mare Cup

Splendido Mare Cup © Yacht Club Italiano

Tomorrow, May 6, will see the start of the Regate di Primavera – Splendido Mare Cup with the first race set for 11 AM in the waters off Portofino. All the yachts arrived today in the Marina di Portofino under ...

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Australia’s first Figaro Beneteau 3

Figaro Beneteau 3 ©Beneteau Asia Pacific

After a month of setup and tuning, the first Figaro Beneteau 3 (FB3) in Australia, sold by our dealer in the country,¬†Flagstaff Marine, successfully launched to water with her happy owner onboard. She is named “Intiy”, and the owner’s comments ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race

I Love Poland - Rolex Middle Sea Race ©Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

With six months to go to the start of the 42nd Rolex Middle Sea Race on Saturday 23 October, the Mediterranean’s premier 600-mile offshore classic looks well set. Some 47 yachts from 17 countries have entered, currently ranging in size ...

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Melges IC37S

Melges IC37 East Coast Championship - photo © Melges Performance Sailboats / Morgan Kinney

The Melges IC37 Class traveled to a new venue for the East Coast Championship April 30-May 2, 2021. The spring regatta hosted in Rye, NY by American Yacht Club was the first event of the class’s one-design season. A mix ...

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470 European Championships 2021

Day 2, 2021 European 470 Championships, Vilamoura, Portugal - photo © Joao Costa Ferreira

A beautiful sunny day in Vilamoura Portugal, delivered light breeze in the afternoon. The 81 teams sailed two races with a southerly 7-9 kt breeze. In the 29 strong Men’s fleet the New Zealanders Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox moved ...

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30th Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta

Close racing on Port Phillip - Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta © Bruno Cocozza

Organisers at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron are pleased to announce entries are now open for the 30th Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta (AWKR), to be held over the Queen’s Birthday weekend, 12- 14 June 2021. Following the cancellation of last year’s ...

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SailGP Bermuda

Spain SailGP Team co-helmed by Florian Trittel and Phil Robertson in Friday action during Bermuda SailGP, Event 1 Season 2 in Hamilton, Bermuda - photo © Bob Martin / SailGP

Former world match racing champion and SailGP skipper, Phil Robertson (NZ) returned for Season 2 of SailGP as Skipper/helmsman with the Spain SailGP, who just missed the cut for the Final after a late charge on the final leg of ...

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Melges IC37 East Coast Championship 2021

Melges IC37 East Coast Championship © Melges Performance Sailboats

The Melges IC37 Class has convened in Rye, NY for the East Coast Championship hosted by American Yacht Club. The Championship serves as the kickoff event for the busy summer one-design sailing season. Racing starts Friday, April 30 and runs ...

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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta

Doug and Amy Stryker's crew on the J/105 Mayhem work on their sail handling at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Annapolis. © Paul Todd / www.outsideimages.com

Anticipation was high on the morning of the first day of the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Annapolis where 153 teams have assembled to race in the Chesapeake’s first major regatta of the season. With a wind forecast predicting gale force ...

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TF35 Trophy

TF35 Trophy © Loris von Siebenthal

Despite the TF35’s design to foil in puffs as low as 6 knots, the light forecast of the opening day of the TF35 Trophy failed to deliver even that, and racing was sadly abandoned at 15.30CET as Lake Geneva remained ...

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