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ORC/IRC World Championship 2022 New dates

2022 biennial ORC/IRC World Championship to be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia © Studio Borlenghi

After consultation between the Federazione Italiana Vela (FIV), the Unione Vela Altura Italiana (UVAI) and the Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL), the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Yacht Club Costa ...

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Tour Catamaran Excess Surplus 11

Excess 11 © Excess Catamarans

The Excess 11 no longer hides any secrets from you! Bruno Belmont, Product Design Manager at Excess, takes you on a guided tour of this sailing catamaran. Whether it’s to enjoy the sunset, to make the full of sensations or simply ...

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IMOCA Class President Antoine Mermod, hails 2020-21 Vendée Globe

Maitre CoQ IV skipper Yannick Bestaven clinches victory © Bernard Le Bars

Antoine Mermod, president of the IMOCA Class, hailed the 2020-21 Vendée Globe as one of the class’s greatest ever races, after a breathtaking night of drama on the Bay of Biscay that saw the Maitre CoQ IV skipper Yannick Bestaven ...

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PATRIOT returns to sailing

PATRIOT is launched with a tribute to the assistance provided by Emirates Team New Zealand, Auckland's first responders, rescue services, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, INEOS Team UK, and others © Sailing Energy / American Magic

New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, on Wednesday re-launched its racing yacht, PATRIOT, for the first time since a damaging capsize and near-sinking suffered by the team during a Prada Cup Round ...

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Energy Observer our Vessel

© Energy Observer

At the outset, Energy Observer is the name of a boat, self-sufficient in energy, with zero emissions, zero fine particles, zero noise, as well as being a symbol of our awareness raising and our ambitions at the service of ecological ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race Multihull Line Honours for Rayon Vert

Oren Nataf's Multi50 Trimaran Rayon Vert, skippered by Alex Pella completing the RORC Transatlantic Race in an elapsed time of 9 days, 3 hours, 33 mins and 19 secs. - photo © RORC

Oren Nataf’s Multi50 Trimaran Rayon Vert, skippered by Alex Pella crossed the finish line of the seventh edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race at 13:33 UTC in an elapsed time of nine days, three hours, 33 mins and 19 secs. ...

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Prada Cup Review & Hutchinson’s Mission

NYYC American Magic's Patriot back ashore with a huge hole in the hull after their massive capsizes on day 3 of the PRADA Cup © COR36 / Studio Borlenghi

Patriot goes up at speed. Patriot comes down with force. Patriot almost sinks. In a true illustration of the sailing community, all teams, organisers and emergency personnel pitch in to the rescue effort. Patriot is rescued. Patriot should be back ...

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Vendée Globe Day 72


With less than two weeks – perhaps even just ten days – until the finish of what is set to be the closest ever edition of the Vendée Globe it is still impossible to predict which three skippers will finish ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Oren Nataf's Multi50 Trimaran Rayon Vert, skippered by Alex Pella is halfway and leading the fleet in the RORC Caribbean 600 © James Mitchell / RORC

On the fifth day of the RORC Transatlantic Race all of the competing yachts are fully offshore in the Atlantic Ocean. Life on board will have found a rhythm to the corkscrew motion of surfing downwind for days on end. ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race entry

Another bumper year looks set as entries opened and registrations hit record numbers for the 49th Rolex Fastnet Race. A massive fleet make their way out of the Solent in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race. © Carlo Borlenghi / Rolex

Like tickets to Glastonbury, registration opened on the dot of 1000 UTC today for this summer’s Rolex Fastnet Race and speedily sold out. Within an hour an unprecedented 400 boats had entered the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event, which ...

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