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Up to 20 teams for Youth America’s Cup

Following the December 2019 announcement for the 2020-21 Youth America’s Cup, Jack Griffin of Cup Experience provides this update on the third edition of this competition: A new foiling AC9F monohull will be used for the Youth America’s Cup. The rules for the event call for mixed crews of four sailors – two women …

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Clipper Race: Welcoming King Neptune

As the rest of the fleet enter the Northern Hemisphere, the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race teams are continuing to implement the best strategy to continuously improve their performance. “Crossing back into the Northern Hemisphere, it feels like a real milestone in the race for me, and feels …

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Sir Ben Ainslie blasts America’s Cup costs

Sir Ben Ainslie has hit out at the costs of contesting the America’s Cup, saying it is hindering the spread of the sport’s glamour event. Ainslie, heading the British syndicate for a second time as they navigate towards Auckland 2021, speaks from a position of strength as he enjoys the …

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Flying Fifteen

9 November – Liga de Otoño 1 The first race of RCNPP Autumn series was sailed in blustery conditions, with a good strong breeze to take us around the course. As with all the RCNP regattas, we sail with the cruiser fleet, with a separate start. The right side was …

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Rolex Fastnet Race will finish in Cherbourg

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), organisers of the Rolex Fastnet Race, announced at a press conference recently that the City of Cherbourg will host the finish of the Rolex Fastnet Race for the 2021 and 2023 editions of the biennial race. The move encourages and secures the future development …

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Serious about sailing

Happy New Year dear readers! Let’s make 2020 the year of sailing.  This month we discuss stakeholders, schooners and sailing events. SERIOUS ABOUT SAILING The key stakeholders and innovators of the sailing yacht industry met recently at The Yacht Club de Monaco to discuss the future of the sailing yacht …

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Antigua Saililng Week Notice of Race Released

The organisers of Antigua Sailing Week invite you to compete in the 53rd edition of Antigua Sailing Week starting on April 26 and ending on May 1, 2020. As usual, the popular Peters and May Round Antigua Race is our warm-up on April 25. The 52nd edition of the race …

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Sydney Hobart: Who will win it all?

Sydney, Australia (December 21, 2019) – Five contenders to win the famous Tattersall Cup, awarded to the winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race each year, were mulling over their chances, trying to decide which boats would be favored to win the 75th running of the Cruising Yacht Club …

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America’s Cup: No wrong answers?

With four AC75s now successfully launched and actively foiling, what have we learned about the outcomes of the various design strategies chosen by each of the teams for their first-generation boats? One thing seems clear – that there is more than one way of creating with a 75-foot monohull that …

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