• Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: One week to close of entries

  • Carkeek has designs on golden (silver, bronze and pearl) weekend

  • Bavaria Yachts presents new strategy: 100 percent made in Germany

  • International IRC Congress meets in Ireland

  • The IMOCA class: A high-flying edition of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe

More sailing news

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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    Prospective entrants for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race have just one week before entries close, when they can join the 80 already submitted, inclusive of a record five super maxis and 12 internationals for the start on December 26

  • Rán VII
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    With four boats at the top of the overall leaderboard in the Fast40+ and Black Pearl starting the 50th Middle Sea Race, Carkeek Design Partners are very much off to the races from Friday.

  • Bavaria Yachts
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    The future development of Bavaria is taking clear shape: The yacht builder, respected worldwide for its good price/performance ratio, will once again build its boats one hundred percent in Germany. Bearing the seal of quality “Made in Giebelstadt”, both sailing and motor yachts will be manufactured and handed over to customers in Franconia. The R55 motor yacht, previously produced in Croatia, will for the first time be hand-built at the company’s headquarters in the first half of 2019.

  • IRC Congress
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    Representatives of the International Rating Certificate (IRC) met in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, for two days of debate and discussion at the beginning of October. The IRC Technical Committee agreed on a number of developments for 2019 as a result of research throughout the year, while the IRC Policy Steering Group reinforced the good relations between the owners of the Rule, the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and l’Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL).

  • Fabrice Amedeo on Newrest
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    With 20 skippers at the start in St Malo on November 4th, of which 10 are sailing boats equipped with foils, this edition of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe in the IMOCA class promises to be competitive and exciting. 

  • Nautor’s Swan Racing Calendar
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    After a stunning Rolex Swan Cup 2018, last September, Nautor’s Swan is now looking ahead, planning a thrilling racing season for next years. There are plenty of new, exciting events being organized for 2019 among which a new approach in Northern Europe and the Americas. 

  • Jonas Gerckens on Volvo104
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    The largest fleet in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2018 – the solo transatlantic race that starts from St Malo on November 4th – is the Class40 monohull division with 53 sailors taking part.

  • Rolex Swan Cup
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    The 20th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup saw a fleet of 110 boats from 17 nations participating. The fleet was divided into six categories representing over fifty years of yacht design and heritage with yachts ranging from Nautor’s Swan oldest launches, the Swan 36 Josian to the latest, the Swan 78 Haromi.

  • Christophe Souchaud
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    Today marks one month to go until the start of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. On November 4, 124 skippers will be leaving St Malo in Brittany to take on the 3,542-nautical mile course to Point-à-Pitre on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. 

  • New Jeanneau Sun Fast
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    A brand new Jeanneau Sun Fast for spring 2019. In the wake of recent new model development, Jeanneau announces a new sailboat for its Sun Fast range. The next Sun Fast will keep the strong DNA of a racing boat, easy to sail single-handed or with a crew. She will touch water during spring 2019.