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47th Rolex Fastnet Race

The lure of the Fastnet Rock as captured by Daniel Forster in the Rolex Fastnet Race © Rolex/Daniel Forster http://www.regattanews.com

Entry into the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event, the Rolex Fastnet Race surpassed expectation today in record-breaking time. The 340-boat limit was reached in just four minutes and 24 seconds setting a new record. Within the first minute of ...

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WC ‘Trappy’ Duncan Trophy

Peroni chipped away at the leaders to take third - WC 'Trappy' Duncan Trophy © Michael Chittenden

There was plenty of excitement on Sydney Harbour as the 18 Footers returned to racing for the second half of the season for the WC ‘Trappy’ Duncan Trophy. The fleet battled in a fresh nor-easter for the first three-buoys race ...

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SYC’s Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta

Auric’s Quest, first (first) place (IRC) after day one at SYC’s Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta LR © Southport Yacht Club/Sail Paradise

With a 13 knot easterly breeze and rolling swell to begin with, the Gold Coast shoreline has proven perfect for sailing conditions at Southport Yacht Club’s 2017 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta. 25 entrants began racing today to battle on water ...

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America’s Cup

Racing in the AC45F (One Design) - Emirates Team New Zealand © Hamish Hooper/Emirates Team NZ http://www.etnzblog.com

Emirates Team New Zealand skipper, Glenn Ashby has confirmed that Emirates Team New Zealand will launch their AC50, in Auckland and will do a substantial build up on the Waitemata harbour before shipping to Bermuda. His comment confirms that Emirates ...

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Vendee Globe winner Michel Desjoyeaux bets on Alex Thomson to win

Hugo Boss, skipper Alex Thomson (GBR), off the Kerguelen Islands, during a flyover by the National French Marine Nivose Frigate, during the Vendee Globe, solo sailing race around the world, on November 30th, 2016 Marine Nationale / Nefertiti / Vendee Globe vendeeglobe.org

Today at 17:12 UTC British sailor Alex Thomson reached the Equator in the Vendée Globe in 62 days 05h 10min and just 16h 49min behind French rival Armel Le Cléac’h. With 87% of the race complete, Thomson crossed the last ...

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Slow down ~ Vendee Globe

Armel Le Cléac'h - Vendee Globe 2016-2017 Vendee Globe © http://www.vendeeglobe.orgArmel Le Cléac'h - Vendee Globe 2016-2017 Vendee Globe © http://www.vendeeglobe.org

As the two longtime leaders of the Vendée Globe approach the Equator, Armel Le Cléac’h has started to slow down as he starts to feel the effects of the lighter winds of the Doldrums. The trade winds are diminishing for ...

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Festival of Sails

Festival of Sails © Festival of Sails http://www.festivalofsails.com.au

A reminder that the standard price entry period for this year’s Festival of Sails regatta closes midnight this Sunday 8th January. Please confirm your entry now to make sure we can deliver your allocated Bow Stickers and backstay flags for ...

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IDEC Sport Sailing ~ Jules Verne Trophy

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IDEC Sport at the International Date Line At the start of their 21st day of racing, Francis Joyon and his elite crew are preparing to leave the low-pressure system that propelled them so far at high speed, allowing them to ...

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Vendée Globe

Vendée Globe © Eric Bellion / Vendee Globe

Conrad Colman is in recovery mode. The Kiwi skipper in ninth place in the Vendée Globe is recovering physically after three epic days battling to keep alive his ten year dream to complete the famous solo round the world race. ...

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55th Australian National Championship

Day 3 – Bill Shand - Gemmill Homes Flying 15 Australian Championship © Jonny Fullerton

Just another day in sailing paradise as 40 Flying Fifteens took part in day three of the Gemmill Homes Flying Fifteen Australian Championship in Esperance. Clear blue skies, warm temperatures and a superb day of steady breezes ranging from 15 ...

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