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Hanuman, skippered and steered by local ace Ken Read with his brother Brad among the afterguard, stole the show on a spectacular opening day of the first ever J Class World Championship on the waters of Newport, Rhode Island where J Class yachts made their America’s Cup debut way back ... Read More »

The America’s Cup – J Class Regatta

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Bermuda in June was the place to be if America’s Cup racing is your thing.  The foiling America’s Cup catamarans racing on the Great Sound book-ended an equally special event – the J-Class regatta.   Going from zero to hero is what the latest J-Class yacht, Svea, did at the ... Read More »

Tussles in Tuscany

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Alice C I’ A Widdows is a Regatta Manager on the classic yacht circuit. A keen yachtswomen and self – confessed island hopping addict, preferably by boat. Meet our Classic Yachting Columnist Alice! alicewiddows.com @alicewiddows #AWRM   TUSSLES IN TUSCANY – ARGENTARIO SAILING WEEK TROPHEE PANERAI 14 -18 June 2017 ... Read More »

The America’s Cup round up

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America’s Cup Summary   So the Kiwis have finally won back the America’s Cup and exorcised the ghost of the terrible turnaround loss in San Francisco in 2013. Back then they famously snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, after allowing the defenders, Oracle Team USA, to win eight races ... Read More »

Les Voiles D’Antibes Trophee Panerai

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LES VOILES D’ANTIBES TROPHEE PANERAI The Voiles d’Antibes – Trophée Panerai June 2017 in Port Vauban, France officially opened The Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2017 Mediterranean season. With over 80 yachts registered it was the largest Spring gathering of classic yachts in the Med and showed a healthy turnout of ... Read More »

MAPFRE Copa del Rey

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Copa del Rey – 29th July – 05 August 2017 For the second consecutive year, the hotel IBEROSTAR Las Letras in Madrid played host to the official presentation of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE regatta. More than one hundred guests attended the official opening of the 36th edition of the ... Read More »

Atlantic rescue of OSTAR race

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Although it has become commonplace these days, racing across the Atlantic is an endeavour not to be taken lightly. That’s a lesson that several competitors in the singlehanded OSTAR and doublehanded TWOSTAR races learned the hard way this June when they fell foul of a vicious mid-Atlantic storm. These shorthanded ... Read More »

New Zealand wins 35th America’s Cup

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Hamilton, Bermuda (June 26, 2017) – Another dominant race win today for Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand in race nine of the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, gave the Kiwi team victory on the Great Sound in Bermuda. Burling now adds the 35th America’s Cup to ... Read More »