Sailing

Quantum Racing
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After a somewhat less than perfect regatta last month in Puerto Sherry and a seventh place overall, 2018 52 SUPER SERIES champions Quantum Racing restored their winning mojo today in Portugal when they sailed to a second and a first in classic Cascais conditions to lead the Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week.

Alegre
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Cascais and the Rolex TP52 World Championship was the best regatta last year for Andy Soriano’s Alegre and as the British-flagged team return this week to the famous Portuguese strong wind racing arena for the Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week, hopes are high among the crew that they will be able to match their third place here, or better it.

Nacra 15
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Nacra 15 Youth Olympians came to the forefront at the Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships on Monday as racing commenced in Gdynia, Poland.

Tour Voile
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Today’s rest day may not actual entail much repose, but it will allow the 23 teams taking part in the 42nd Tour Voile to travel overland from the Atlantic coast to the Mediterranean. After legs on the North Sea, the English Channel and the Atlantic, three more Acts - equating to six days of racing - are left to play out before the end of the competition on Sunday 21st July.

2019 J/22 World Championship
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Thirty-one boats are sailing the 2019 J/22 World Championship in Warnemuender, Germany in the coming week.  Hosts are the Warnemuender Segel-Club with help of Berliner YC and YC Berlin-Grunau, held in concert with Warnemeunder Week from the 6th to 13th July.

IRC Nationals
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The Royal Ocean Racing Club's 2019 IRC National Championship has been won out of the blue by a first timer not from the Solent. The 22 boat IRC Two fleet was led from the outset by Stuart Sawyer's J/122 Black Dog, rounding off the series today with a final bullet to win ultimately by 15 points from the Blair family's King 40 Cobra.

RORC IRC Nationals Baraka GP
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Despite a dismal light wind and strong tide forecast that had most crews preparing for an afternoon ashore, a light breeze built early in the afternoon, miraculously allowing the Royal Ocean Racing Club's two race committees to lay on a full three race opening day of the IRC National Championship.

IMOCA in Rolex Fastnet Race
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In just one month from now on Saturday 3rd August, 21 double-handed crews in the IMOCA category will line up off Cowes for the start of the 48th Rolex Fastnet Race, the classic biennial offshore race.

RORC IRC Nationals
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A strong line-up, ranging from TP52s, FAST40+s and Performance 40s, down to nimble HP30s and the cruiser-racers majority will take to the Solent this Friday for three days of intense competition at the Royal Ocean Racing Club's IRC National Championship. The event returns after a year's hiatus when the RORC hosted the IRC European Championship in the Solent.

Fredrik Lööf
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Fredrik Lööf, from Sweden, has secured his second successive OK Dinghy European title in Kiel with a race to spare after winning the first race of the day on the final day on Tuesday. Valerian Lebrun, from France took silver, while Thomas Hansson-Mild, from Sweden took a late bronze after his best day of the championship. Bo Petersen, from Denmark, won the final race. The 2019 OK Dinghy European Championship was sailed within Kieler Woche.