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Antigua Sailing Week is cancelled

As a result of national and global measures being taken to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and the priority being the health and safety of local citizens, competitors, spectators, and volunteers, the 2020 Antigua Sailing Week on April 25 to May 1 has been cancelled. Details. Source: sailingscuttlebutt.com/2020/03/19/antigua-sailing-week-is-cancelled/

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Clipper Race: Crew quarantine lifted

The crew for the 11 teams competing in the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race, which had been quarantined upon finish of Race 9, have been released and able to travel home. The Clipper 2019-20 Race has been postponed for approximately ten months due to the ongoing global outbreak of COVID-19 …

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Tokyo 2020: Watching the rising tide

“Due to the COVID-19 outbreak” and “in the abundance of caution” have become phrases that now apply to everything we knew, know, and hope to know again. As guidelines are made, and made again, to thwart the progress of this virus, the shadow of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics grows. The …

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Protest Decision: Topaz versus Svea

When a massive collision occurred between two J Class yachts competing in the 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua, this frightening moment for these 130-foot monsters was captured on video. Here is the Protest Decision: Involved parties: TOPAZ – Peter Holmberg SVEA – Charles Ogletree Procedural matters: This is a hearing conducted under J Class …

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Clipper 2019-20 Race is postponed

Ever since the 11 teams of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race had been on course from Australia to China, the Clipper Race Organizing Committee has been dodging bullets. Expected to arrive by mid-February, the coronavirus outbreak has since required a series of course revisions to avoid Sanya, …

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America’s Cup: Sadness in Sardinia

Considering Great Britain’s unkind winter weather, it looked brilliant for America’s Cup challenger Ineos Team UK to set up a temporary base in Sardinia in advance of the scheduled America’s Cup World Series event on April 23-26. But with that event now postponed and likely cancelled, the British team have begun …

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Clipper Race: Searching for silver lining

After the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race altered its course route to avoid three Chinese cities due to the coronavirus outbreak, it found a safe haven of Subic Bay in the Philippines. However, that venue has now become tenuous. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide, significant restrictions have …

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Storms hit Superyacht Challenge Antigua

The third day of the 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua was both bizarre and eventful. Shortly after the starting sequence the race are was enveloped in low cloud and torrential rain, scattering the wind in every direction. For over four hours, the superyacht fleet battled for supremacy, as well as control …

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