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Threat of lawsuit for AC75 design

After witnessing radical changes for the America’s Cup during the Larry Ellison era, Team New Zealand’s victory in 2017 furthered that trend when the AC75 Class was revealed. However, was this foiling monohull concept legally conceived? Apparently not according to Brazilian publication NÁUTICA in this translated report: Brazilian naval engineer and …

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All systems go at Match Racing Worlds

After a year in which regattas were postponed or cancelled due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the specter of International One-Design (IOD) sloops thrashing about Hamilton Harbour begins for 16 teams tomorrow with the 70th Bermuda Gold Cup and 2020 Open Match Racing Worlds. “Our schedule was affected quite a …

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COVID-19 forces early end to Optimist Europeans

The 2020 Optimist European Championship, to be held October 20-24, had the final day cancelled due to COVID-19 development in the area surrounding Portorož, Slovenia. Thirty-four countries, including Brazil, Thailand, and Hong Kong, China, had travelled to compete, with Weka Bhanubandh (THA) topping the 156 boys while Rebecca Geiger (ITA) …

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Defender vows to restore Cup courses

Team New Zealand say they will “move heaven and earth” to try to get the two axed America’s Cup courses back into play. However, that will take some delicate mediating with relations strained between the defenders and challengers. Team New Zealand and Auckland City bosses say agreements were made between …

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NOBISKRUG’s Project 795 maintains the momentum

Rendsburg / Kiel – Germany, 23 October 2020. NOBISKRUG is delighted to reveal that the hull of its latest Winch designed Project 795 has yesterday made the milestone journey across to the outfitting dock. This follows a successful keel laying ceremony, which took place in 2019. Both the keel laying …

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America’s Cup: The race course debate

The 36th America’s Cup race course will be a windward-leeward configuration between 1.1 to 2.2 nm, with boundaries keeping the racing within a tight arena for spectating. Five course areas were selected, with two of them alongside North Head for land viewing, but a decision by the America’s Cup Arbitration Panel now …

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SailGP launches female training program

With SailGP cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, the global championship in F50 catamarans with a $1 million winner is refining its platform to promote a cleaner and more inclusive future. To fulfill that mission, its first major initiative is to fast-track the training and development of female athletes for participation …

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