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  • The Round Martinique Regatta

    The Round Martinique Regatta Crédit Mutuel AG got off to a great start today in the sumptuous setting of the Bay of Fort de France. The first day of this Tour of Martinique, back with a renewed and diversified format, got off with ideal racing; superb wind, sea and sun. The race management were handed ideal conditions to set the courses, in a building North Easterly breeze, which saw up to four races for some of the larger fleets for the 28 entries.

  • OK Dinghy World Championship

    One hundred and eleven OK Dinghies from eight nations have gathered at Wakatere Boating Club in Auckland, New Zealand to contest the 2019 Symonite OK Dinghy World Championship. It is not only the largest-ever OK Dinghy event outside Europe, but also the first world championship held at the club.

  • St Maarten Heineken Regatta

    In less than a month, over 110 yachts from more than 20 countries will compete in the 39th St Maarten Heineken Regatta. A key event on the Caribbean race schedule, the regatta attracts some of the world’s elite sailors and crews, with fast and furious racing in monohulls, maxis and multihulls.

  • Hempel World Cup Series Miami

    The pin may have been the preferred end of the starting line for the 49erFX Medal Race, the first of Day 5 of the Hempel World Cup Series Miami, but in light air there’s a lot of risk in starting in a pack. At times, it appeared that overnight leaders Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) would be able to grind into the top six, which would’ve guaranteed them the gold medal. But in the end Martine Soffiatti Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) hung on for second and Maloney and Meech came out on the wrong side of a tough battle on the final run.

  • Alex Maloney and Molly Meech

    It was a rich get richer sort of day at the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami, and during each of the first two races for the Women’s 49erFX fleet, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) found themselves in very liquid situations—financially speaking—converting strong starts into race wins with relative ease.

  • 2019 D-Marin ORC Worlds

    Event organizers from D-Marin, Sailing Club Val, the City of Sibenik and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) have decided to extend for an additional month the deadline for early entries to receive a discount to the 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship.

  • Boot Düsseldorf

    The exhibitors at and organisers of boot Düsseldorf 2019 were in high spirits throughout the nine days of the event. The trade fair, which ended on Sunday, reports that business was good and that contacts to water sports enthusiasts and trade visitors from all over the world were excellent.

  • J/80 World Championship

    From the 13th to 20th of July, the Real Club Maritimo del Abra and the Real Sporting Club will host the 2019 J/80 World Championship in the gorgeous waters off Arenas/ Bilbao (the Basque country of Spain).  The class expects over 75 boats and more than 500 sailors from all over the world that will compete for the title on the challenging conditions of the Cantabrian Sea.

  • Maxi Spindrift 2

    Yann Guichard and his crew started their world tour at Ushant today, Wednesday, January 16 at 11h 47min 27sec UTC.  To win the Jules Verne Trophy they have to recross the line by February 26 at 11h 16m 57sec UTC to break the record, held since 2017 by Francis Joyon and his crew, of 40 days 23h 30m 30s.

  • 2019 ORC Rules and VPP

    The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce the 2019 versions of its Rules and regulations, Velocity Prediction Program (VPP) and Worldwide Calendar of events are now published and are available on the ORC website. These are available both for the ORC and ORC Superyacht rating systems.