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  • The Plattners Remain Atop The Heap

    The Plattners Remain Atop The Heap

    Quantum Racing On The Prowl But Phoenix Go Four Points Clear in Galicia




    While Quantum Racing made the best of the great conditions on Galicia’s Ri'a de Vigo on the second day of the ABANCA 52 SUPER SERIES Baiona Sailing Week scoring a first and a second it is Phoenix which has stretched their overall regatta lead to four clear points.
    Quantum Racing won the first race of the day which was contested in 15-18kts of breeze whilst Phoenix followed up their
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  • Galicia Opens The Door For 2022 Super Series Season

    Galicia Opens The Door For 2022 Super Series Season




    The 52 SUPER SERIES fleet warmed up for Tuesday’s start of the 2022 season with three good practice races today on the beautiful r?a de Vigo off Baiona where the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit is visiting for the very first time in its ten year history.
    As if to underline how open this five-regatta season is likely to be, there were three different race winners, Harm M?ller Spreer’s Platoon, the Plattner family’s Phoenix with Tom Slingsby
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  • Fast And Furious At Vice Admirals Cup

    Fast And Furious At Vice Admirals Cup

    Fast, furious and exceptionally close racing at the RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup




    A stunning opening day delivered three fast-paced and testing races for every class. After a short wait for the wind to fill in, it quickly built to a solid west-southwesterly of 12-14 knots.

    The breeze then rose further, with gusts into the mid 20s, accompanied by plenty of excitement as downwind boat speeds topped 20 knots for some.

    The smaller boats in the HP30...
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  • The Vendee Season Begins With The Vendee Artique

    The Vendee Season Begins With The Vendee Artique




    Alain Leboeuf, President of SAEM Vendee and of the Department of Vendee has just presented the very rich sports line-up of the 2nd edition of the Vendee Arctic – Les Sables d'Olonne, more than 2 years from the 10th edition of the Vendee Globe. The sporting and media successes of the 2020-2021 edition stimulated project leaders and their sponsors, so much so that the transition phase was particularly short. The Arctic Vend?e being the first of the five qualifying races*...
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  • The 4th Entry To The 2022-2023 Ocean Race IS:

    The 4th Entry To The 2022-2023 Ocean Race IS:

    SIZE=18px]GUYOT environnement - Team Europe confirmed as fourth IMOCA entry for The Ocean Race


    The new campaign builds on a winning French-German collaboration from The Ocean Race Europe[/SIZE]




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  • United As One

    United As One



    Racing in light conditions can often be boring and frustrating but for the penultimate day of the first ever IMA Maxi European Championship it was anything but – for spectators at least - with significant shifts, occasional shut-downs on a coastal course on a WSW-ENE axis deep into the Bay of Naples to the north of the Sorrentine peninsula.

    After a delay ashore and then on the water, the race for the 21 entries got underway just before 1500 CEST with a short upwind
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  • The Finn Leads At The 2022 Finn Gold Cup

    The Finn Leads At The 2022 Finn Gold Cup




    After three very different races, Finland’s Oskari Muhonen has taken the lead at the 2022 Finn Gold Cup at Fraglia Vela Malcesine on Lake Garda, Italy. He won two more races to take a three point lead from Pieter-Jan Postma, from The Netherlands. Austria’s Florian Raudaschl won the second race and moves up to third overall. Four races remain.

    After losing the first day with no wind, the event is back on schedule. But still the conditions defy the local
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  • Lyra Making Waves At IMA Maxi Europeans

    Lyra Making Waves At IMA Maxi Europeans






    Scheduled for day two of the IMA Maxi Europeans’ inshore/coastal racing were two windward-leewards. After a delay out on the Bay of Naples, the wind finally built to 8-12 knots from the west. After one aborted start due to a wind shift and another for a general recall, racing for the 21 maxis eventually got underway at 1515 CEST.





    All images copyright Studio Borlenghi IMA






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  • Raza Mixta Declared 2022 Melges 2022 World Champions!

    Raza Mixta Declared 2022 Melges 2022 World Champions!




    May 15, 2022 - Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA - After two full years of hiatus in the schedule of the World Championships, the International Melges 24 Class returned to assign a most coveted World Title: it was October 2019 when in Villasimius Luca Perego’s Maidollis was crowned World Champion for the second time, and, after that moment the pandemic blocked everything, preventing the dispute of the 2020 and 2021 World Championship and the 2020 European Championship.
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  • Maserati Claims Line Honors At 67th Regata dei Tre Golfi

    Maserati Claims Line Honors At 67th Regata dei Tre Golfi







    The start of the 67th Tre Golfi Regatta was as picturesque as ever, thanks to the event's second ever sunset departure in place of the traditional midnight kick-off.

    The Gulf of Naples, with Capri and Vesuvius illuminated by the warm light of the setting sun, provided a stunning backdrop.

    A fleet of 130 boats that took to the starting line were clearly visible even from the streets of Santa Lucia, leaving passers-by amazed by the
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  • All Wrapped Up At Copa Del Rey Mapfre
    by Photoboy


    Marcus Brennecke’s ClubSwan 50 Hatari clinched the ClubSwan 50 class title on the final race at the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE but the German flagged crew endured some unnecessarily nervous moments after the nearest rivals Stefan Heidenreich’s OneGroup seemingly came back from the dead after being over the start line early.










    From being a long way ahead of OneGroup, Hatari found themselves needing to cover their
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    08-06-2022, 09:43 AM
  • French Sailor Survives Overnight In A Capsized Class 40
    by Photoboy
    Against all odds, a French sailor in his 60s survived inside of a capsized sailing yacht off the coast of Galicia, Spain overnight Monday, breathing from an air pocket until Spanish rescue divers reached him the following afternoon.




    At about 2000 hours on Monday, the Class40 sailing yacht Jeanne Solo Sailor capsized at a position about 14 miles northwest of the Sisargas Islands, west of A Coruna. The sole occupant, 62-year-old French national Laurent Camprubi, told
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    08-04-2022, 10:40 AM
  • A Misty End To July For Bonita Racers!
    by Photoboy
    Rounding out the end of July on the YRA calendar, the Encinal or Bonita race was held over the past weekend.
    a 22 nm jaunt from off of Treasure Island and out the gat to Point Bonita and then back to the Encinal Yacht Club in the Estuary

    A cool misty day with a 2.7 knot flood and varying moments of visibility, sometimes completely occluded in the Golden Gate Strait, and
    moments of 1 mile or so, dashed with drizzle, loud fog horns and large vessels and fishing boats transiting
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    08-03-2022, 03:29 PM
  • Pinned In Queens
    by Photoboy



    The FDNY freed a sailboat that had gotten stuck under the Roosevelt Island bridge on Saturday morning, officials said.

    A man was rescued by FDNY Marine units after the vessel’s mast got wedged in the steel work on the bridge at about 7:15 a.m., a spokesperson told The Post.

    In coordination with Department of Transportation bridge operators the boat was freed “with minimal damage,” according to FDNY.







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    08-01-2022, 09:37 AM
  • Having A Blast On The Great Lakes
    by Photoboy



    By Laura Muma



    In one punch after another, storm cells rocked the racing and cruising divisions throughout Saturday night during the 113th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust. The predicted storms not only came to fruition, but they also continued throughout the night in rapid succession.



    As of 11 a.m. CDT, 15 boats have officially retired, reporting ripped main sails, exploded spinnakers, and broken
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    07-25-2022, 01:35 PM
  • Garda Shines For The Melges 24 European Tour
    by Photoboy
    ꜱᴘᴀʀᴋʟɪɴɢ ᴅᴀʏ ᴏꜰ ꜱᴀɪʟɪɴɢ ᴡᴇʟᴄᴏᴍᴇꜱ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴇʟɢᴇꜱ 24 ꜰʟᴇᴇᴛ ᴏɴ ɢᴀʀᴅᴀ ʟᴀᴋᴇ




    The fourth event of the 2022 , , considered also , opens with a sparkling day of racing: it was thanks to a fresh and unstable Ora that the fleet completed four races, opening the series organized by Fraglia Vela Riva in a bombastic way.







    Former Italian Olympian , well assisted by another Olympian, Giovanna Micol, took the lead of the pack with (?,...
    07-23-2022, 03:09 PM
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