• The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild sets sail on the Jules Verne Trophy

  • New X5⁶ from X-Yachts launched

  • 2022 ORC/IRC World Championship to be in Porto Cervo

  • 2021 RORC Caribbean 600 - Race Update

  • New Grand Soleil 44: photo shooting and first miles at sea

More sailing news

  • X5⁶ from X-Yachts
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    Yesterday late in the afternoon, the X5⁶ was launched for the very first time! It was a tremendously glorious sight to see the new beauty hit the water.

  • ORC/IRC World Championship to be in Porto Cervo
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    The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) are pleased to announce the next biennial ORC/IRC World Championship will be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy. Dates for the event are to be 18-26 June 2022.

  • RORC Caribbean 600
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    The 13th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is scheduled to start off Fort Charlotte, Antigua on Monday 22nd February 2021.

  • Maxi Edmond de Rothschild
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    Leaving Lorient shortly after 21:30 hours local time on Tuesday 24 November, the men of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild launched onto an express delivery trip up to Ushant and the start line for their first Jules Verne Trophy attempt.

  • Grand Soleil 44
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    The new Grand Soleil 44 represents the brilliant design intuition and the unique positioning on the market, anticipating the requests of increasingly demanding owners interested in a yacht with a double purpose: cruising, and racing.

  • Oyster 885GT
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    The first new model of the Oyster 885 GT is currently in production.  The inspiration for this performance-orientated yacht came from a long-time Oyster owner who was keen to combine true luxury with exceptional performance capability.  

  • 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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    The starting cannon will be fired again on Boxing Day for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

  • IRC Congress
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    Representatives of the International Rating Certificate (IRC) from around the world met at the beginning of October for the annual IRC Congress to discuss the past IRC season and future developments. This year the planned gathering in London was not possible due to Coronavirus so the meeting was held online with delegates joining the meeting from varied time zones as far apart as the East Coast USA and Japan. One IRC representative joined the meeting from aboard his boat in autumnal Finland.

  • Rolex Middle Sea Race Line Honours
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    The line honours titles, awarded to the fastest multihull and monohull yachts, have been decided at the 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race.

  • Lennard van Oeveren’s Swan 45 Motions
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    The Swan One Design Worlds, the racing component of this week’s inaugural Swan Experience, concluded earlier today in Scarlino, Tuscany. The week’s class winners have been confirmed. Marcus Brennecke’s German yacht Hatari is the new ClubSwan 50 world champion. The Swan 45 worlds was claimed by Lennard van Oeveren’s Dutch entry Motions. Competing for the Gold Cup, Cetilar-Vitamina was the triumphant ClubSwan 36. The same boats also claimed The Nations League 2020 prizes (calculated on combined Swan One Design Worlds and Swan Tuscany Challenge points).