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The Benjamin’s Emotional Victory aboard Spookie

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Edgartown, MA (July 23, 2017) – Edgartown Yacht Club’s 79th ‘Round-the-Island Race was won by Heidi and Steve Benjamin’s 52’ racing yacht SPOOKIE. The 54.62 mile race around Martha’s Vineyard is one of the classic races of the summer season in New England. It has been running every year since ... Read More »

New Zealand Entry For Volvo Ocean Race?

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There could yet be a New Zealand-flagged boat in the upcoming edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. America’s Cup hero Craig Monk is attempting to put together a Kiwi campaign for the round the world yacht race, which gets under way in Alicante, Spain in late October. There is just ... Read More »

Details Revealed for 36th America’s Cup

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The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, as the winner of the 35th America’s Cup, and Circolo della Vela Sicilia, as the Challenger of Record, together with their respective representative teams Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge, have confirmed that the Protocol establishing the parameters for the 36th America’s ... Read More »

USA wins Optimist Team Racing World Championship

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Pattaya, Thailand (July 17, 2017) – Team USA beat Team China in a dramatic, hard-won series in the team racing portion of the Optimist World Championship 2017, retaining its hold on the IODA Challenge Cup team racing trophy for the second year in a row. The winning team included Stephan ... Read More »

Kiwi going for the triple crown

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Blair Tuke has confirmed his bid for sailing’s triple crown, signing with Spanish team MAPFRE for the upcoming edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. Just three weeks after lifting the America’s Cup in Bermuda with Emirates Team New Zealand, Tuke will link up with MAPFRE in Sanxenxo next week to ... Read More »

Creating Opportunities for Women

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Through an initiative by the US Sailing Match Racing to promote match racing among women, the San Francisco Bay Women’s Match Race Clinic and Grade 5 Regatta on July 7 to 9 attracted 36 female sailors from the Bay Area, Southern California, the East Coast, and even St. Petersburg, Russia. The ... Read More »

Racing begins at 470 World Championships

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Thessaloniki, Greece (July 10, 2017) – The 2017 470 World Championships got underway today with three qualifying races for the 132 teams from 32 nations. After a two-hour postponement ashore waiting for the thermal breeze, patience was rewarded with 8-10 knots for the first race at 1400, building to 15-16 ... Read More »

AMELS delivers highly customised 55-metre LILI

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The AMELS 180 named LILI is the latest on-time and on-budget delivery from the Dutch luxury yacht builder’s busy yard in the Netherlands. After her christening on 23 June, LILI departed the yard on 5 July – AMELS’ fourth delivery this year from its popular Limited Editions range. IMPERIAL acted ... Read More »

World Sailing appoints Director of Technical & Offshore

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Carlos de Beltrán Gutiérrez has been appointed Director of Technical and Offshore for World Sailing. De Beltrán Gutiérrez joins the sport’s International Federation after 2.5 years working at the America’s Cup World Series events, the Challenger Series and the 35th America’s Cup Match as a measurer within the Measurement Committee. ... Read More »

Closure for the 35th America’s Cup

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The march toward Bermuda and the defense by Oracle Team USA included five Challengers seeking to relocate the oldest trophy in international sport. With the cards dealt on May 25, it was Emirates Team New Zealand that walked away with all the chips on June 26. To relive the 35th America’s ... Read More »