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The Ocean Race Europe

The inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe, scheduled to start late in the spring of 2021, will bring international top-flight, competitive ocean racing to up to five European cities. The Ocean Race Europe will engage with European citizens to enhance the ambitious green transition and showcase the power of …

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Six female skippers in 2020 Vendée Globe

Pip Hare on Medallia Since its inception in 1989, the Vendée Globe race has never before attracted such as a big and varied field, say its organisers. On November 8 in Les Sables d’Olonne, on France’s Vendée coast, 33 solo sailors are due to take the start. This time it …

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Flying Fifteen Mallorca

15 August – Michael Clough Regatta – Pollença Regular readers will recall that this regatta is about more than outright speed – boat handling is also tested over the weekend! Once again, Michael wrote his own Sailing Instructions. This is as much about fun as outright racing and designed so …

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Cautiously moving forward with arrangements 

The 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race entry list stands at 65 yachts representing 18 countries. It is a remarkable achievement in this extraordinary year. And, while there are less than two months to the race start on 17 October, there will be more twists and turns for both the organisers, …

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Reflecting on Les Voiles de St Tropez

It is indeed significant that 10 days from the end of the Mediterranean season regatta finale, Les Voiles de St Tropez, it is still unclear as to whether the event will go ahead. The popular regatta is awaiting an imminent decision over the viability of this year’s edition to be …

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The America’s cup that should have been British

It is the oldest active sporting event known. The first regatta was run in 1851, and it is also the challenge that has remained uninterrupted for the longest time in the hands of a winner (132 years). Today I am telling  the story of the regatta that gave origin to …

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Flying Fifteen Mallorca

18 July – fuego series day 2 – Pollença Going into the second regatta day, Wight Flyer was in a dominant position with 4 wins from 4 races, with fuego fatuo counting 4 seconds. All four boats from day one were there, and Martini, Speedy Gonzales, Flying Uschi, ESP and …

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Celebrating together with the 2020 Rolex Swan Cup  

Nautor’s Swan is delighted to announce that the 2020 edition of the beloved Rolex Swan Cup will be taking place 7 to 13 September, organized by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in the stunning yachting hub of Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Over 60 competing yachts, Nautor’s Swan, the YCCS and its …

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