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Record fleet for 2020-2021 Vendee Globe

A new record sized fleet will compete in the 2020 edition of the Vendée Globe as 33 competitors are now registered to be on the start line off Les Sables d’Olonne on November 8. The strong entry underlines the continued growing interest in the solo, non-stop round the world race. …

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SailGP moves to new UK venue

Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, has been selected to host SailGP’s Season 2 European debut when the global league’s events restart in 2021. Following the season opener in San Francisco (April 17-18) and then New York (June 4-5), the championship will return to UK shores July 17-18 for the third event …

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America’s Cup: The haves and have-nots

With the cancellation of America’s Cup World Series events in April and June, the first measure will come from the final December pre-event in Aucland, New Zealand. For any challenge teams off the pace, they have less than a month before their selection series is held January 15-February 22, 2021. …

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America’s Cup: Her name is Patriot

Auckland, New Zealand (September 4, 2020) – New York Yacht Club American Magic, a Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, today took delivery of its second AC75 racing yacht at its Auckland base. The yacht is named PATRIOT, and will succeed the team’s current AC75, DEFIANT. American Magic is expected …

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70th Bermuda Gold Cup a go

Hamilton, Bermuda (September 1, 2020) – After months of careful consideration the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club confirmed last night that the 70th Bermuda Gold Cup for the King Edward VII trophy will take place October 26-30 on Hamilton Harbour with a full 16-team lineup expected. Originally scheduled in May, the …

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America’s Cup: Waiting game for Italians

Until the racing begins, the 36th America’s Cup will be known for disruption. Understanding the new class of boat, the delay in provided parts which then delayed the launching of boats, the cancellation of training time and regattas due to COVID-19 … it’s all been very disruptive. Even logistics are …

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Dear Islander

August certainly lived up to its reputation of being a furnace with humidity thrown in, but I’m happy to say we managed to escape and spent most of the month in Galicia, France and then the UK with our Campervan! The cool evenings and fresh mornings were a delight !! …

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