• First weekend of the America’s Cup Match postponed

  • RORC Return to Offshore Racing

  • New custom cruiser-racer RP-Nauta 100 Morgana arrives in the Mediterranean

  • First-ever ORC Double Handed European Championship open for entries

  • Genova, Italy will host the finish of The Ocean Race Europe

More sailing news

  • 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).

  • Rolex Middle Sea Race
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    Supported by Rolex since 2002 and organized by the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC), the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race commenced today from Valletta. 50 yachts from 15 countries are taking on the 41st edition of a revered and famous offshore challenge. The race, beginning and ending in Malta, offers a tactical and spectacular 606-nautical mile circumnavigation of Sicily featuring two active volcanoes and a myriad of islands.

  • Swan One Design Worlds
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    Unstable weather conditions on the Tuscan coast forced a shortened racing programme today at the Swan One Design Worlds. With just one windward/leeward race completed, the impressive starts and performances from today’s winners - Onegroup (ClubSwan 50), Motions (Swan 45) and Cetilar-Vitamina (ClubSwan 36) - proved decisive in reshaping the respective Class leaderboards.

  • Wally 60 Wallyño
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    This week sees maxi yachts, both classic and modern, descend upon the Cote d’Azur for the second week of the new format Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez. For the first time this year, the event has been divided in two, lengthening it to a fortnight. This transformation was made by organisers, the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez (SNST), prior to the onset of the pandemic and in retrospect, in the current crisis has proved fortuitous: There are fewer yachts in Saint-Tropez at any one time and fewer people out on the streets.

  • The Germans won both the 49er and 49er FX fleets
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    The Germans won both the 49er and 49er FX fleets on the final day of the 2020 Forward WIP European Championship, while Italy foiled to victory in the Nacra 17 catamaran fleet.

  • The Hague
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    The Netherlands will become the international sailing capital in 2023 following a joint decision by World Sailing, the Royal Netherlands Watersport Association, the municipality of The Hague and TIG Sports to move the 2022 Sailing World Championships to the summer of 2023.

  • IRC championship
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    Mid-September it may be, but conditions for the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 2020 IRC championships felt more like June this weekend, with shorts and T-shirts conditions and allowing a full schedule of racing to be laid on by PRO Stuart Childerley and his team. The event concluded today with two windward-leeward races on the central-eastern Solent in more variable and generally lighter winds than on Friday or Saturday.

  • Man over board
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    Two experienced racing sailors got into big trouble this Saturday morning off the coast of Scheveningen in The Netherlands. Due to the turbulent weather, one of the two crew members went overboard, after which the other sailed with the yacht on a sandbank.