RORC Transatlantic Race

The New Year heralds a big season for the Royal Ocean Racing Club, including the 14th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race. The longest race in the 2023 RORC Season’s Points Championship starts from Marina Lanzarote on January 8th. The RORC Transatlantic Race is once again supported by Calero Marinas, the International Maxi Association and […]

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Transpac 2023

The first starts of the 2023 Transpac are just around the corner, and the wide range of our 55 registered entries prove that there is no one right boat for this classic 2225-mile ocean race. The current list ranges in length from Steve Campo’s Hobie 33 BAZINGA, to Manouch Moshayedi’s RIO100 to three MOD70 trimarans […]

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Record Breakers

When Charles Caudrelier took line honours in the Route du Rhum single handed race across the Atlantic aboard Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, Gitana 17 he had also set a new race record. Meanwhile, on the vast salt flats of Lake Gairdner, South Australia, the Kiwi America’s Cup team were still hoping they could break a […]

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

In any other sport, a scoresheet listing nine line honours wins and a combined 238 Rolex Sydney Hobarts among the crew of 21 would suggest that team is the pre-race favourite. The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, however, is a sporting contest like no other; while nothing is left to chance in terms of preparation, […]

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Vendee Globe 2024

Not many 2024 Vendee Globe skippers will have made the step up from captain of a cutting edge IMOCA racing machine which competed on the last race to competing in their own right on their own boat with their own programme but Switzerland’s Oliver ‘Ollie’ Heer is on course to do just that. From 2018 […]

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IMA Maxi Europeans

The second edition of the International Maxi Association’s Maxi European Championship is to take place again as part of Tre Golfi Sailing Week, out of Sorrento’s Marina Piccola over 12-18 May 2023. Supported by Rolex, the event is run by the Circolo Remo e Vela Italia (CRVI) in conjunction with the IMA, the body officially […]

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SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2022

The John Winning Jr-skippered maxi yacht, Andoo Comanche, produced a masterclass of high-speed sailing to win Line Honours in the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour today. Meanwhile, the Jim Cooney-skippered and owned Volvo 70 Willow was declared the overall winner. Under glorious sun and in southerly 15 knot winds that suited perfectly, Andoo […]

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SVR-LAZARTIGUE & Kresk4Oceans

SVR-Lazartigue is a sailing yacht with a length of 32.0m. The yacht’s builder is MerConcept from France who delivered superyacht SVR-Lazartigue in 2021. The superyacht has a beam of 23.0m and a volume of 50 GT. The sport boat yacht features exterior design by VPLP Design and MerConcept , while her interior was penned by VPLP Design […]

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NSW ORC Championship & Pittwater Regatta

Capitalising on the success of the inaugural ORC NSW Championship last February, organisers at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) are pleased to announce entry is open and the Notice of Race available for the event that will again run in tandem with its popular Pittwater Regatta and is to be held from 10-12 February. […]

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2022

100 yachts entered for 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race More than 100 yachts are set to compete in the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with just over two weeks still to go until entries close. The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, organiser of the race, has welcomed entrants from around Australia and across […]

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American Magic & AC75 Patriot

New York Yacht Club’s American Magic have successfully launched and completed tow testing and other checks on their AC75 Patriot, ahead of starting sailing and testing from their base in Pensacola. The AC37 Joint Recon team is working in Pensacola with long-time America’s Cup photographer Paul Todd covering the team’s every move outside the shed […]

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J109 North American Championship

When Rod Johnstone designed the J109 in the late 1990s as an update on the venerable J/105, he didn’t necessarily imagine that the 35-footer would prove to be one of the most successful mid-30-foot keelboats afloat. But, with several hundred J/09s manufactured from 2001 to 2012, and with vessel concentrations in areas of the country […]

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M32 World Championship

M32 World Championship at Cascais – Portugal 15 races completed in the M32 World Championship and the scoreboard is still incredibly tight. The top six boats are going for the Championship Trophy after a day three that had everything. Midtown with skipper Larry Phillips moved up to the top of the leaderboard and tactician Ian […]

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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

At the end of a challenging week of maxi racing at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez when the wind never exceeded seven knots, conditions on the final day did at last prove too light and fickle to complete a race. While all four classes for the 46 boat fleet got under way, the wind vanished and […]

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America’s Cup Recon & Alinghi Red Bull Racing

The bull is back and looking leaner and meaner with fire-streak decals down her aft hull run-off following the repair post their capsize three weeks ago in an intense thunderstorm. It’s been a busy time for the outstanding shore-team on Alinghi Red Bull Racing who have brought Boat Zero back to the water looking immaculate […]

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20th Islands Sailing Week

NZ’s best-loved keelboat regatta – Bay of Islands Sailing Week – is setting a course for a massive comeback in 2023, following last year’s cancellation of the regatta due to Covid, funding and other organisational issues. The event now plans to mark its 20th anniversary in 2023, and organisers say they have already had an […]

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International Etchells Worlds 2022

High pressure was the winner on Day One of the Etchells Worlds with no racing possible due to a lack of wind but the spirit in the International Etchells Class shone through. The Royal Yacht Squadron Race Team spent the entire day on the water, but insufficient wind kept the AP flag flying for most […]

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AC40 is tested in Auckland & America’s Cup

The exciting new AC40 that will be used to pave the way for women and youth into the America’s Cup has touched the water for the first time in Auckland today with Emirates Team New Zealand continuing its extensive commissioning process out of the shed and onto the water. Christened by Emirates Team New Zealand […]

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The Golden Globe Race 2022

The 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race made history delivering the first ever solo non- stop unassisted voyage around the world. Nine started, one finished, one died, one boat was lost. The legend of this amazing adventure was born. It was not a race like the America’s Cup. It was a challenge and display of […]

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Défi Azimut 48 Hours

The Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération 48 Hours served up the perfect short test for the 2022 IMOCA fleet, as the boats heading for The Ocean Race, and the majority in solo configuration, took on a triangle course in the Bay of Biscay. In the four strong fully-crewed fleet, tackling a 545-nautical mile course, the 11th Hour […]

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