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    Published on 10-17-2019 10:20 AM
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    85 2.4 Meters from around the world are mixing it up In The Gulf Of Genova at the 2019 2.4mR Worlds hosted by the Yacht Club Italiano,
    A qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Day 1 was cancelled due to too much wind but the past two days have brought great conditions.

    2.4 mR World Championship - Day 3

    Tricky day for the Race Committee of the 2.4 World Championship in Genoa. 2 races disputed today in rather variable conditions, ...
    Published on 10-15-2019 09:23 AM

    The Ultimate Boat in the Ultimate Location
    The 18ft Skiff class has always been a passion for Hartas Productions, with our director, Ollie, steering and in Sydney ...
    Published on 10-13-2019 10:20 AM
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    After two, marginal light wind days, blue skies over the Bay of Palma on Friday turned up the heat and turned on the breeze that makes this such a renowned racing arena. In turn the action in the Swan One Design fleet hotted up, with a day of drama as fortunes twisted and turned over the course of three races. Boats of the day were Skorpios (Dmitry Rybolovlev, RUS) in ClubSwan 50, Blue Nights (Tea Ekengren-Sauren, FIN) in Swan 45, Mela (Andrea Rossi, ITA) in ClubSwan 42 and Thirty-Six (Riccardo ...
    Published on 10-11-2019 08:37 AM
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    The breeze pushes hard in Villasimius and Maidollis climbs on top of the standings

    The race course of Villasimius changes shape again and, after the no race of yesterday, today it welcomes the sailors with steady and increasing Southerly breeze that reached gusts of over 20 knots, very close to the maximum limit of the Melges 24 Class.

    Published on 10-09-2019 01:59 PM
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    The second edition of The Nations Trophy kicked off today; all four classes ticking off one race from the scheduled nine. Racing started three hours late and, while it was long, it was a worthwhile wait. When the fickle breeze in the Bay of Palma stabilized sufficiently, the Real Club Nautico de Palma race team, led by Ariane Mainemare, was swift in laying the course and getting the 41-boat fleet away. Cream of the crop were: Ross Warburton’s Perhonen (ClubSwan 50, GBR), Javier Padron’s Michelle (Swan 45, ESP), Andrea Rossi’s Mela (ClubSwan 42, ITA) and Riccardo Ferragamo’s ...
    Published on 10-04-2019 11:42 AM
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    Ikra wins the Club 55 Cup Olympian takes the Centenary Trophy Galatea outpaces Magic Carpet3, The crew parade; Saint Tropez carnival-style!

    The now legendary origin of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez is the Nioulargue, an event devised by a handful of seafaring gentlemen Gathered around Patrice de Colmont, Following What Was a Rather innocuous bet at the time between two yachts, the 12MR Ikra and the American ...
    Published on 10-02-2019 03:13 PM
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    Classics Marigold and Endrick tangle rigging at les Voiles St Tropez

    Images © Ingrid Abery

    Published on 09-30-2019 08:51 AM
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    Pitch, Sonda, France and Blitzen, prize-winners of the Yacht Club de France's Autumn Cup

    - The Modern boats kick off proceedings tomorrow. With Wallys, Maxis and Prototypes ... more than 150 hi-tech sail boats are set to hit the bay
    - The sails, the clincher in the Mediterranean Inshore Maxi Challenge

    Summer continued to reign across the bay in France's Var area, DESPITE the arrival mid-afternoon of the 35 yachts competing in the Yacht Club de France's Autumn Cup by way of a competitive prelude to what promised ...
    Published on 09-27-2019 11:12 AM
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    Advantage Azzurra As 2019’s Title Deciding Final Day Beckons
    (Friday 27th September, Porto Cervo) –

    After three excellent races on the penultimate day of the season, during which both main title protagonists found themselves near the back of the fleet once and unable to recover, it is the host club’s emblematic Azzurra that will carry an 11 point advantage onto their home race arena as they seek to close out their fourth 52 SUPER SERIES championship title.

    If it was a red letter day for Takashi Okura’s Sled, ...
    Published on 09-26-2019 09:38 AM
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    Test match at the Azimut Challenge

    After a year of fine tuning and her first win this summer in the Rolex Fastnet Race, Jérémie Beyou’s IMOCA, Charal with the sailor from Marseilles Christopher Pratt aboard, shone at the 2019 Azimut Challenge this weekend in Lorient. With just over a month to go to the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre, the event was a test for many of the boats, whether they were old or new, foilers or not. There was a lot to see at every level and the weather conditions were ideal. Out of the twenty boats ranked at the finish, there were ...
    Published on 09-25-2019 09:00 AM
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    Race 3 – Bronenosec Steal Bullet from Azzurra
    In what was another breezy 20+ knot Windward Leeward Race off the coast of the Costa Smeralda,
    Bronenosec steal victory from Azzurra who largely dominated the regatta until the dying moments. More information will follow shortly.
    Published on 09-21-2019 10:05 AM
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    Race 4

    Gusty and shifty conditions on Marseille’s racecourse challenged competitors during Race 4 of the Marseille SailGP Season 1 Grand Final. French helmsman Billy Besson and Phil Robertson of China were first off the start line. France held onto the lead into mark one, while the British struggled for boat speed at the back of the fleet. Rome Kirby of the United States had an impressive start to race four, leading Australias Tom Slingsby at the first mark.

    The French team continued its lead downwind ...
    Published on 09-20-2019 09:48 AM
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    Race 1

    The Marseille SailGP Grand Final got off to a spectacular start. Race one saw an intense start with a tightly packed fleet. The France SailGP Team was aggressive off the start line, leading the fleet into the first mark and giving the French fans lining the Seawall something to cheer about. Japan ...
    Published on 09-19-2019 11:18 AM
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    Story by Rob Kothe Yacht Racing Life

    There is nothing like a significant sailing regatta to bring focus on the sailing conditions on a patch of water called home by thousands of sailors.The Olympic venues Sydney, Qingdao, Weymouth Rio, once again Enoshima for 2020 and next up Marseille 2024 all had a serious examination before the Olympic ...
    Published on 09-16-2019 09:18 AM
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    Spindrift 2 was put back in the water on Monday 16th September in the presence of Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and the Spindrift racing team.

    The world’s largest racing maxi trimaran has spent the past few months ...
    Published on 09-12-2019 04:49 PM
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    2019 Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals Day 1: Baptism of Fire
    mark jardine all verbs and photos

    There was a marked reluctance from the fleet to launch today from the Castle Cove Sailing Club dinghy park as they looked out onto the white horses covering Portland Harbour. It was only 20 minutes before the 1pm start gun that a deluge of Moths flew to the start line, battling on the edge of control.
    Under an overcast sky, the Race Officer wasted no time in getting the fleet away, knowing that the wind was forecast to increase, ...
    Published on 09-12-2019 10:21 AM
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    Malcesine - Day 2 of the European Melges 20 Championship in Malcesine is a day to be framed for the Brontolo Racing crew led by Ancona-based shipowner Filippo Pacinotti.

    It starts early in the morning, with the start of the second race of the Garda series set for 8.30 am: the Peler is already well stretched, it touches peaks of ...
    Published on 09-09-2019 01:42 PM
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    Roughly translated from Voiles et Voiliers

    Sank Monday after hitting the cardinal buoy Basse Paupian, Figaro NF Habitat (skippered usually by Corentin Douguet and owned by François Gabart) ...
    Published on 09-06-2019 10:54 AM
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    Mistral puts on a great show at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

    Porto Cervo, 6 September 2019. A mistral wind blowing at over 20 knots pushed the maxi yachts to give top performances today, offering a unique sailing spectacle set against the beautiful natural scenery of the Costa Smeralda. The 30th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of title sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association, concludes ...
    Published on 09-05-2019 02:21 PM
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    The penultimate day of the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships was blessed with beautiful conditions in Tor Bay. With the breeze coming from the land once again, shifts and puffs of breeze made for tricky conditions with snakes and ladders right across the race course. ...