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FAST40+ Class

Henri Lloyd join forces with FAST40+ Class © Paul Wyeth

Premium British marine and lifestyle clothing brand, Henri Lloyd is delighted to announce their three year partnership with the FAST40+ Class. As the Official Technical Clothing Partner to the FAST40+ Class, Henri Lloyd will be working alongside the class organisers and owners to provide bespoke crew kit packages on Henri Lloyd’s latest inshore race apparel. In addition, all FAST40+Class crew ...

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Gulf Regatta 2017

Baby Tonga. © Guy Nowell

The annual Top of the Gulf Regatta is set to showcase Pattaya and the Gulf of Thailand this May. Big boats racing in IRC divisions, one-design Platus in the Coronation Cup, dinghies, and of course the Thailand Optimist Nationals – making for a fleet in excess of 200 boats and 700 sailors, coming from all corners of the world to ...

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Day 86 Vendée Globe

Day 86 – Alan Roura – La Fabrique – Vendée Globe © Alan Roura / La Fabrique / Vendée Globe

Conrad Colman on Foresight Natural Energy crossed the Equator back into the northern hemisphere this morning at 0845hrs UTC in tenth place in the Vendée Globe solo round the world race. This is another important milestone for the Kiwi-American skipper as he also negotiates the Doldrums. Colman looks like he is being blessed with a relatively straightforward passage of the ...

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Sailing World Cup Miami Video

Womens 49erFX - Sailing World Cup Miami, January 2017 © Pedro Martinez / Sailing Energy / World Sailing

Medal Races on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January will draw the 2017 World Cup Series Miami to a close. The deciding races will be streamed live on World Sailing TV on YouTube. Video links and racing schedule for both Saturday and Sunday are available below: SWC Miami – Medal Races – Day 1 – RS:X, 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 ...

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Inaugural Making Waves Regatta

Inaugural Making Waves Regatta set to run on Friday March 10 2017 Sailors with Disabilities . http://www.sailorswithdisabilities.com

We are very excited to announce that registrations for the inaugural Making Waves Regatta is now open! Register today to secure your place in this exciting event. Bring your friends and colleagues along for an amazing afternoon on Sydney Harbour. Teams of up to 15 people can take part. Entry fees from $2,000 per boat. Registration cost includes entry to ...

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Rolex China Sea Race

Line Honours Winner - Syd Fischer / Ragamuffin 90 © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo http://www.regattanews.com

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club today unveiled its new official website and logo for its flagship event, the biennial Rolex China Sea Race – Asia’s principal blue-water classic. The Rolex China Sea Race is Asia’s oldest Category One Offshore Race and has been awarded several accolades including Asian Regatta of the Year at the Asia Boating Awards. Competing yachts cross ...

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18ft Skiffs

It was a close race for the minor places - 18ft Skiffs Australian Championship © Michael Chittenden

It was a game of snakes and ladders for the minor podium places today in race four of the 18 Footers Australian Championship in a 9-12 knot ESE. Lee Knapton’s Smeg led at the top mark the first time but David Witt’s appliancesonline.com.au came through on the long reach from Shark Island to Robertson Point to take the lead. From ...

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World ARC 2017-18

World ARC 2017-18 - Panama Canal preparation © World Cruising Club

After enjoying the calm serenity of San Blas the World ARC fleet are making their way towards Shelter Bay Marina in preparation for the upcoming Panama Canal transits. Shelter Bay Marina is located on the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal and will be home to the fleet for the next few days as they enjoy the natural beauty, historical ...

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Melges 20 World League racing

Melges proudly presents the Melges 20 World League racing © International Melges 20 Class Association

As sailors thirst for higher levels of competition, sportboat industry leader Melges Performance Sailboats has answered the call with an all-encompassing, worldwide racing competition – the Melges 20 World League. With more than 100 teams expected to participate for ultimate Melges 20 supremacy, this new competition includes North American, European and Asian Divisions, culminating at the 2017 World Championship in ...

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Dongfeng Team first to start training ~ Volvo Ocean Race

Sea trials onboard Dongfeng as the team enter the final stages of boat preparation before the focus switches to on-the-water training and final crew selection. - Volvo Ocean Race © Eloi Stichelbaut / Dongfeng Race Team

The Chinese team in the next Volvo Ocean Race became the first to take delivery of its newly-refitted race boat today, marking the formal beginning of Dongfeng Race Team’s second campaign in the world’s toughest fully-crewed ocean race that will start from Alicante in October this year. Fittingly, the handover of the boat at the Volvo Ocean Race’s Boatyard facility ...

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