Sailing

X-Yachts Gold Cup 2017
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X-Yachts Gold Cup 2017 is now officially over for another year. The teams should now be back safely at home, sharing their fond memories of what was a great event, with their family and friends.

Foiling Week
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The first day of the 2017 Foiling Week was bathed in warm sunshine and humid sailing conditions on Lake Garda with the typical ‘Ora’ afternoon breeze never really building to full strength. It did however prove ideal for trial sailing onboard the armada of foiling craft on show.

ORC Worlds
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Sometimes offshore racing can be grueling, not for too much wind but for too little. In conditions that yesterday and last night tried the patience of both competitors and the Race Committee, on Tuesday the fleet of 116 teams finally limped across the finish line near the base venue at Porto San Rocco to complete the first phase of competition at the ORC Worlds Trieste 2017.

Team Brunel
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Team Brunel participates in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 again. After the Team Brunel success in 2014-15 Bouwe Bekking is back at the helm. It will be the 8th time he will be at the start of the race of all races and Bekking is the most experienced Volvo Ocean Race skipper ever.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) today released the Notice of Race for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017, inviting eligible yacht owners to enter what is widely regarded to be one of the world’s toughest offshore racing challenges.

Sparkman & Stephens Swan rendezvous
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The 8th edition of the iconic S&S Swan Rendezvous 2017 took place at Marina di Scarlino, the chic-purpose built Tuscan Marina Resort, from June 21st to the 24th.
18 Classic Swan yachts, from the renowned Swan 36 (the first model built by Nautor’s Swan), to the larger Swan 76, during 3 days of costal races, have shown their elegant yet timeless lines designed from 1966 to 1978 by Sparkman & Stephens studio.

Swan yacht
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The second event in the Nautor’s Swan OD circuit took place during the 65th edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup, one of Mediterranean’s top yachting rendez-vous - a collaborative venture between countries and yacht clubs bringing nations together in fair-spirited competition. 

Dutch Open Soling Championship
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On 10 and 11 of June the Dutch Open Soling Championship was held in Muiden, near Amsterdam at the Royal Dutch Yachtclub.  There were tricky conditions on the IJsselmeer during the Dutch Nationals, with variable wind speeds and variable wind directions ranging from 7 knots up to 16 knots with 20 degree (or more) windshifts on the race course.

Emirates Team New Zealand
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It is advantage Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand at the end of day one of the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton. The Kiwi Challengers to Jimmy Spithill’s ORACLE TEAM USA took back-to-back victories in the first two races of the final stage of the 35th America’s Cup, putting them into a 1-0 lead over the Defenders of the ‘Auld Mug’ at the end of day one of the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, in Bermuda.

Kieler woche
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A ful program for the first day of the international boat classes at the Kieler Woche. Head of Organisation Dirk Ramhorst could look back at an opening day after five hours, which is really random indeed.