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Youth America's Cup
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A reinvigorated Youth America’s Cup regatta is announced today which will be raced in a brand new class of foiling mono-hull, the AC9F, in 2020 and 2021.

Loris von Siebenthal
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133 photographers spanning 29 countries participated in the tenth edition of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image photo competition. Loris von Siebenthal (SUI) won the main prize, awarded by the international jury, while the delegates of the Yacht Racing Forum chose the photo of Martina Orsini (ITA). Tom Coehoorn (NED) wins the Public Award, based on online voting.

Cherbourg will host the finish of the Rolex Fastnet Race in 2021 and 2023
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The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), organisers of the Rolex Fastnet Race, announced at a press conference today that the City of Cherbourg will host the finish of the Rolex Fastnet Race for the 2021 and 2023 editions of the biennial race. The move encourages and secures the future development of the race and will open it to more competitors; in 2019 the race had a waiting list of 150 boats.

Trevor Middleton's Sun Fast 3600 Black Sheep win 2019 RORC Season's Points Championship overall
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More than 5,000 sailors from around the world, racing in a dazzling variety of 570 yachts, took part in the 2019 RORC Season's Points Championship. The world's largest offshore racing series comprised 14 testing races and every race had its own coveted prize for the overall winner and for IRC class honours.

IRC European Championship
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The 2020 IRC European Championship will be held at Cork Week as part of the unique celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. The 5th edition of the IRC European Championship will take place over five days of racing from Monday 13th July to Friday 17th July 2020. The championship is expected to attract a record fleet of highly competitive IRC rated boats vying for the overall win and class honours.

World Sailing and Virtual Regatta
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Following the success of the first two eSailing World Championship seasons, World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, and Virtual Regatta, the leading digital sailing platform, have extended and expanded their relationship through to 2028.

ORC/IRC Worlds
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Today's annual meeting of the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) marks 50 years since this organization started as the first international body to organize and develop a system to fairly handicap offshore racing yachts.

Marco Gradoni and Anne-Marie Rindom
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Italy’s Marco Gradoni was crowned the 2019 male Rolex World Sailor of the Year on Tuesday 29 October in Bermuda, becoming the youngest ever recipient, at the World Sailing Awards. Anne-Marie Rindom of Denmark received the female accolade to follow in the footsteps of the all-time great sailors.

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2019
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The best yacht racing photos taken this year are now available online. The public is invited to vote for their favourite image. The winning images, as well as the best yacht racing photographers, will be celebrated at the Yacht Racing Forum in Bilbao, Spain, on November 26.

Itajaí
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The Ocean Race 2021-22 will stop in Itajaí, Brazil, marking the fourth consecutive time the city on the Santa Catarina coastline will host the iconic event.