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    Published on 10-28-2020 05:30 PM
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    The 36th America’s Cup is just around the corner and INEOS TEAM UK have recently launched their AC75 race boat ‘BRITANNIA’ in the host city of Auckland, with the design raising plenty of talking points on the dock and online.



    One eye catching element was the shape of BRITANNIA’s ...
    Published on 10-28-2020 10:10 AM
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    SEATTLE, Washington, October 28, 2020 – Whidbey Island Race Week LLC, the organizing authority of Whidbey Island Race Week and Point Roberts Race Week announces a new venue beginning in 2021: Anacortes, Washington. Anacortes is located on the north end of Fidalgo Island in Washington State, and will be the new venue ...
    Published on 10-28-2020 09:19 AM
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    IT's ON ~2021 NEWPORT TO ENSENADA INTERNATIONAL YACHT RACE
    A certainty to look forward to in uncertain times

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., October 27, 2020 – Despite ongoing uncertainties on the path to normal following COVID-19 restrictions, the ...
    Published on 10-27-2020 09:46 AM
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    129 boats signed up for the COVID 19 Reconditioned Edition of the RYC's Annual salute to all
    things hallow and weenie. Gone was the usual Saturday buoy races and the festive party and costume
    contest, as per county ordinances for social gatherings and with special permission from USCG, the
    Pursuit Race was moved to Saturday as a stand alone event. The forecast was promising with SW winds
    in the mid teens and ...
    Published on 10-26-2020 09:02 AM



    New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, just completed their first week ...
    Published on 10-22-2020 12:36 PM
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    11th Hour Racing Team to Return to Europe
    Newport, Rhode Island (October 22, 2020) – After seven weeks of training in Newport, Rhode Island, 11th Hour Racing Team has unveiled its winter 2020 plans, starting with a Transatlantic crossing from the USA to Concarneau, France, at the end of October. The team sailed the reverse trip at the beginning of August 2020, bringing ...
    Published on 10-21-2020 04:00 PM
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    Auckland, New Zealand - 22nd October 2020

    Emirates Team New Zealand are outraged that after three years of planning a land-based stadium event, the Challenger of Record Luna ...
    Published on 10-21-2020 10:44 AM
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    1700 CEST What a day. No one following this year’s Rolex Middle Sea Race had foreseen that two 70-foot ocean-racing maxis would match race the final 10 nm to the finish line to decide the monohull line honours title of the 41st edition of the 606 nm classic offshore. Even late last night, this appeared an unlikely scenario. For the two yachts concerned, both from Poland, it was a fairy tale ending with the winner only decided in the final few miles.

    In the end, it was I Love Poland, owned by the Polish National Foundation and skippered by Grzegorz ...
    Published on 10-21-2020 09:57 AM
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    The prime role of the International Maxi Association, as endorsed by World Sailing, is to encourage and support all forms of maxi racing internationally. In line with this remit, five years ago it introduced the IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge (MMOC), to entice more maxis out on to the race course and friendly rivalry between ...
    Published on 10-20-2020 12:45 PM
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    1700 CEST The story of day three of the 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race was undoubtedly the dogfight between Maserati and Mana, which finally concluded last night (Monday) at just after 2030 CEST. A classic tale of boat for boat competition between two well-matched crews. Both going at it, hammer and tongs, for the entire length of a 600nm offshore race. The story of day four is less dramatic but, from a yacht-racing perspective, is still gripping. As the multihull chapter nears ...
    Published on 10-20-2020 10:24 AM
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    Maserati Multi70 (ITA), skippered by Giovanni Soldini, crossed the finish line yesterday to take multihull line honours, closely followed by Mana (ITA),
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    Published on 10-19-2020 11:05 PM
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    Auckland (NZ), 20 October 2020 –The second AC 75 Luna Rossa boat was launched this morning, at 10.30 local time, in the presence of the families of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team and a small group of friends and local suppliers close to the team in its New Zealand venture.

    The ceremony was simple and traditional, enhanced ...
    Published on 10-18-2020 09:40 PM
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    The British Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup name their race boat ‘Britannia’ in Auckland

    Britannia to be helmed by four-time Olympic gold medallist and America’s Cup winner Sir Ben Ainslie with fellow Olympic Gold medallist Giles Scott as Tactician

    Boat launch culmination of 46,000 construction hours and >90,000 design hours

    The team will be competing for the world’s oldest international sporting trophy

    INEOS TEAM UK has officially christened their America’s Cup race boat ‘Britannia’ from the team’s base in Auckland, New Zealand, three months ...
    Published on 10-18-2020 02:44 PM
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    1700CEST The classic moan in offshore yachting is how the ‘rich get richer’; often aimed at the bigger, faster yachts using waterline length and sail area to profit from tidal gates to gain an advantage over their smaller rivals This morning, it certainly looked that way as day two of the 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race dawned. A clutch of boats squeaked through the Strait of Messina just ahead of a change in direction of the dominant current. As the door shut on those behind, it looked like a game changing moment for the race as a whole. As ever though, ‘it ain’t over, till it’s over’. ...
    Published on 10-17-2020 12:39 PM
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    17.00 CEST Even with a reduced fleet, half the size of recent years, it was hard to not get sucked into the emotion and atmosphere of today’s Rolex Middle Sea Race start. The 41st edition got underway, as planned, on schedule and, most importantly, all clear. Seven starts and 50 yachts. Given the backdrop of a global pandemic, it marks a remarkable achievement for the organisers, the Royal Malta Yacht Club, and its highly professional volunteer team. As ...
    Published on 10-17-2020 12:21 PM
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    Auckland, New Zealand - New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, completed its first sailing session onboard the newly-launched AC75 PATRIOT in Auckland's Waitematā Harbor.

    After a 9:00 AM christening ...
    Published on 10-16-2020 09:11 AM
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    Auckland, New Zealand - New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, has launched the AC75 PATRIOT into Auckland's Waitematā Harbor during a friday morning ceremony. PATRIOT is the first of the second-generation AC75 racing ...
    Published on 10-15-2020 10:24 AM
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    Scarlino, Italy, 14 October 2020 - Eight races won by six different crews marked a captivating opening day of the inaugural Swan One Design Worlds held in Scarlino, Tuscany. Following gigantic efforts from organisers to ensure a safe environment for competition to take place, the 26-strong fleet was able to focus on racing in three highly-competitive classes. ClubSwan 50s (15 yachts from seven countries) and Swan 45s (five yachts from three countries) are ...
    Published on 10-15-2020 09:43 AM
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    Britain’s Alex Thomson heads to France to begin round-the-world Vendée Globe race onboard HUGO BOSS boat

    British sailor Alex Thomson has bid farewell to his home base of Gosport, Hampshire and begun his journey to Les Sables-d’Olonne, the French seaside town which will ...
    Published on 10-12-2020 10:23 AM
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    New Zealand Ocean Racing launched their recently refitted VO65 at Hobsonville Point in the early hours of September 21st. Boat Haulage transported the boat from Yachting Developments down to the sea wall where NZ Cranes lifted her into the water as she was blessed by Ngāti Whātua Orakei. Due to ...

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