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CORUM in the Vendée Globe
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Nicolas Troussel, the French skipper, sponsored by CORUM Investments, has qualified for the Vendée Globe 2020, one of the world’s most prestigious sailing events, starting on 8 November in the French town of Les Sables-d'Olonne.

RORC L'Ile d'Ouessant Race
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After a long and open discussion by the RORC Race Management team, senior members of the RORC Committee, and with advice from medical experts, it has been decided that any overnight race that the Club would run would not adhere to the UK Government guidance currently in place. As a result, the Ushant race has been cancelled and in its place will be organised a long day race in the English Channel using laid and virtual marks, starting and finishing in Cowes.

DRHEAM-CUP
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The third edition of the DRHEAM-CUP, starting on 19 July in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin and finishing in La Trinité-sur-Mer, will be the very first Grand Prix de France de Course au Large (French Offshore Racing Grand Prix). The competition will be strong, with over 80 boats expected on the three courses, including three Ultime multihulls, just as many Multi50s, 25 Figaro Bénéteau class boats, a dozen Class40s, several Multi 2000s and many IRC yachts, sailed double-handed and with crews.

La Solitaire du Figaro
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The owners and organisers of La Solitaire du Figaro, OC Sport Pen Duick, have confirmed that the flagship race of the French Elite Offshore Racing Championship will go ahead at the end of the summer.

Race the Wight
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A race around the Isle of Wight on Saturday 1st August will see the return to competitive racing at the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) - the first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The race will replace the originally scheduled Channel Race and is open to COVID-19 compliant crews following Government regulations in both the Two Handed and family/same-household classes. Race entries are required to have an IRC TCC of 0.900 and above.

Vendée Globe: Start Approved for 8th November
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With five months to go to the start of the Vendée Globe, almost all of the competitors have relaunched their boats and restarted their preparation for the ninth edition. Now is the time to look at some of the details concerning the key steps that lie ahead as the skippers prepare for 8th November.

Medemblik Regatta 2020
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Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the renewed Medemblik Regatta, which was scheduled for June 4-7, 2020, has been canceled. The return of this spring classic in sailing will now take place from 2-6 June 2021. However, the international regatta will now be held virtually from 4 to 7 June this year. Recreational eSailors can compete against top Olympic sailors and the best eSailors during the Virtual Medemblik Regatta and qualify for the eSailing World Championship Finals PlayOff.

The Ocean Race Summits
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The second in the current series of The Ocean Race Summits will stream online live from The Hague and feature top experts and leaders from across a wide range of fields coming together to share solutions to accelerate the restoration of ocean health.

Offshore World Championship
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World Sailing has cancelled the 2020 Offshore World Championship, due to be held alongside October’s Rolex Middle Sea Race in Valletta, Malta, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of the Century
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The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of the Century will reward the best sailing images taken since 1 January 2000 as part of a unique event designed to celebrate sailing photography and its authors.