50th Rolex Fastnet Race

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 433, with 300 signing up via the RORC’s new SailRaceHQ entry system in the first […]

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INEOS Britannia in Mallorca

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 Magic did not sail, as signalled in their last report. Emirates Team New Zealand are […]

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Bay of Islands Sailing Week

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 out, it’s shaping up to be another competitive and hugely enjoyable regatta for those taking […]

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Auckland Harbour Classic 2023

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 now bringing you another race based on the famous Barcolana Regatta in Trieste, Italy. Just […]

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Planet Sail

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 from Alicante later this week will feature five IMOCA60’s the new fully crewed version of […]

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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 on first day in Alicante Team Malizia (GER) has won the In-Port Race Alicante after […]

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Start RORC Transatlantic Race

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, the fleet got away to a clean downwind start, a mile from Marina Lanzarote. The […]

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INEOS Britannia has first flight in 2023

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 sailing day of 2023 got off to an inauspicious start when shortly after the mainsail […]

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Mercury Marine 7.5e electric outboard

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today introduced the Mercury® Avator 7.5e electric outboard at the Consumer Electronics Show® 2023 in Las Vegas. Avator is Mercury’s next step forward in marine innovation and the 7.5e model is the first in a series of electric outboard products to be released in 2023 as […]

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Canada Ocean Racing

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 2023.  The team will race the 3000-mile transatlantic race double-handed; joining Canadian Scott Shawyer is […]

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RSHYR 2022

Boxing Day Flashback – Mini Maxis Depart Sydney After turning right at the outward turning mark, we caught up with the mini maxi fleet as they ran down the coast. Whisper – Start of the 2022 Sydney Hobart race – photo © Bow Caddy Media  No Limit – Start of the 2022 Sydney Hobart race […]

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American Magic sail in 2023

American Magic – AC75 Version 2 – Pensacola – January 4, 2023 – Day 27 What happened in the Cup – Jan 04, 2023:  American Magic – Patriot – AC75 – January 4, 2023 – Pensacola, Florida © Paul Todd/America’s Cup American Magic sailed on Pensacola Bay and was first team to go foiling in […]

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50th Anniversary Cape2Rio Race

A sunny Cape Town provided the perfect backdrop for the Cape2Rio start on Monday 2 January. 16 teams left Royal Cape Yacht Club in a light westerly wind of 10 knots for a 14h00 start just off Granger Bay. Alan Winde, Premier of the Western Cape, signalled the start of the race by firing a […]

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Lady Liberty Regatta 2023

The Lady Liberty Regatta is the premiere all-women’s event in New York Harbor. After being revived last fall, the regatta will be held again at our club September 8-10, 2023. This year, the Lady Liberty Regatta will focus on inviting women teams from around the world to “come take a bite out of the Big […]

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Ocean Cleanup 2023

The Ocean Cleanup develops and scales technologies to rid the oceans of plastic. Tackling such an ambitious challenge requires acting where we can have the greatest impact on plastic pollution. In the oceans, this means focusing on the largest accumulation of floating plastic anywhere on Earth – the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the North Pacific Ocean. […]

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2023

With just months to go before the start of the 43rd edition of the St Maarten Heineken Regatta, many race teams are now finalizing their arrangements to attend this bucket-list event. Breaking news from the Volvo fleet confirms that at least three VO65s will be taking part in the 2023 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Team […]

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11th Hour Racing Team

With the assembly deadline of January 2, 2023 fast approaching, Malama and the team left Valencia yesterday morning and arrived at The Ocean Race HQ in Alicante, Spain, late last night. The crew – a mixture of sailors and shore crew – sailed the 100-nautical-mile delivery (185 kilometers or 115 miles) with no issues and […]

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Catamaran MODX 70

The MODX 70 design combines the expertise in performance sailing and renewable energy management in a marine context to create a new generation of yachts for coastal and offshore cruising. Reaching full autonomy and zero carbon emission in operation, requires a fine balance and strategic choices in the selection of materials as well as in […]

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Orca Display 2

Norwegian marine tech startup Orca is releasing Orca Display 2. The new display solves the biggest problem boaters face onboard: It is extremely bright and easily legible in direct sunlight, it handles very high temperatures, and is incredibly fast – offering more than 60% better performance than the previous generation display. A new benchmark for […]

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Translated 9

Translated 9 will participate in the epic Cape 2 Rio Race 2023 with an international crew, which is brand new to ocean sailing, the result of a selection process involving more than 1,000 non-professional volunteer applicants worldwide. The amateur crew is being trained and mentored by Vittorio and Nico Malingri, two outstanding and decorated ocean […]

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