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Festival of Sails

Passage Race start - Festival of Sails - photo © Salty Dingo

It’s not too late to join sailors from all over Australia who will saturate Geelong when the Festival of Sails takes place over the Australia Day weekend from 26-29 January, with entries closing this Thursday, 19 January, at 5pm ADST. ...

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50th Rolex Fastnet Race

50th Rolex Fastnet Race©2022 SailRaceHQ.

The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s new race entry system has been burning red hot since 1200 UTC today when registration opened for the 50th edition of the club’s flagship event, the Rolex Fastnet Race. By 1300 entries were up to ...

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Bay of Islands Sailing Week

Cees Romeyn will sail Nexus at Bay of Islands Sailing Week for the 20th time in 2023 - photo © Lissa Photography

The regatta that Peter Montgomery coined “the best big-boat regatta in New Zealand” marks a major milestone this year, celebrating the 20th edition of the event from 24-27 January, 2023. With almost a hundred entries on the list two weeks ...

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Auckland Harbour Classic 2023

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There’s a new race, a new challenge, a party and a spectacle to Auckland Harbour – introducing the Harbour Classic! From the people who bring you the famous Coastal Classic, the biggest coastal race in the Southern Hemisphere, we are ...

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INEOS Britannia in Mallorca

INEOS Britannia near clear of the surface, but with the windward wingfoil just clipping the surface - LEQ12 - January 10, 2023 - Badia de Palma - Mallorca - photo © Ugo Fonolla / America's Cup

Cup Spy Jan 10 – Funky breeze gives Brits the run around in Mallorca What happened in the Cup – January 10, 2023: INEOS Britannia had their third sail on their LEQ12 prototype, in a funky breeze in Mallorca. American ...

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Planet Sail

Life in the cockpit of Malizia-Seaexplorer. You can control everything and check the charts from one place - photo © Yann Riou - polaRSE / Malizia

Inside the latest generation IMOCA60 – Malizia Fully crewed IMOCA 60s are new territory for many of us. In fact, outside of Europe a lot of people have never even seen one in the “flesh”. The Ocean Race which starts ...

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The Ocean Race

WindWhisper Racing Team wins the VO65 In-Port race in Alicante - The Ocean Race - photo © Sailing Energy / The Ocean Race

Malizia and WindWhisper score top points in The Ocean Race Alicante In-Port Race A light wind day in Alicante proved testing for both fleets on first day of competition in The Ocean Race. IMOCA – “Team Malizia tops the table ...

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Start RORC Transatlantic Race

Pata Negra at sunset - 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race ©Chris Jackson

A flotilla of spectator boats and a huge crowd in Marina Lanzarote witnessed the start of the 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race, which is supported by Calero Marinas, the International Maxi Association and the Yacht Club de France. In glorious conditions, ...

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Canada Ocean Racing

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The Canada Ocean Racing team led by founder and skipper Scott Shawyer, and the team’s mentor, British offshore sailor Alex Thomson, have been in Lanzarote over the past two weeks preparing their IMOCA 60 ahead of the Royal Ocean Racing Club Transatlantic Race ...

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INEOS Britannia has first flight in 2023

INEOS Britannia - LEQ12 - January 6, 2023 - Badia de Palma - Mallorca © Ugo Fonolla / America's Cup

INEOS Britannia became the second America’s Cup team to sail in 2023. Top international sailing journalist, Justin Chisholm, is a member of the AC37 Recon Team assigned to monitor and report on INEOS Britannia. He reports: The British team’s first ...

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