Sailing

RS sailing
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There were 549 competitors onsite at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy for the RS Feva World Championship, the RS100, RS300 and RS600 National Championship and the RS Aero Youth World Championship. With all competitors flanked by an entourage of family, friends and supporters, the atmosphere in the RS Sailors Hub was positively buzzing. Registration was a hive of activity, with sailors travelling from around the globe to be a part of the RS Games.

Rán wins 2022 IRC National Championship
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An outstanding long weekend of yacht racing, where the full program was sailed under brilliant sunshine in 10-20+ knot winds and a mix of tidal states on one of the world’s most challenging stretches of water – the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 2022 IRC National Championship was a resounding success.

Swan Sardinia Challenge
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Four days of intense racing in the spectacular setting of southeast Sardinia came to a conclusion on Saturday with the final places decided at the Swan Sardinia Challenge.

Vasileia Karachaliou and Emma Plasschaert
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The five Olympic boat classes contested their medal races, the 10-boat, double-points decider that often shakes up the podium on the final day of competition. While the 49er gold had already been secured a day early, the other four events were still up for grabs. There was even some pre-start duelling in the ILCA 6 fleet with Greece pulling out all the stops to defend gold from the reigning world champion from Belgium.

TP52 World Championship
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The Rolex TP52 World Championship is considered to be a benchmark for inshore yacht racing. The pinnacle event of the TP52 class season gathered ten teams from seven countries in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, for five days of competition. The quest was one of the most coveted prizes in grand prix sailing. After eight races, Takashi Okura’s Sled, from the United States, emerged victorious to claim a well-deserved title. Rolex has supported the TP52 World Championship since 2017 as part of a longstanding commitment to the sport that dates back more than 60 years.  

Crew Platoon
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Over a regatta which consisted of five races there was no room in a winning scoreline for one big result. While several rival teams left the sunshine island of Menorca today rueing small mistakes which ultimately cost them their chances of lifting the TP52 class’s prestigious Royal Cup, Harm Müller Spreer’s can point to a consistent scoreline as the reason his German flagged team won at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing week for the second time in a row.

52 super series
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Not since Quantum Key West Race Week in 2014 has a 52 SUPER SERIES team opened a regatta with three back-to-back race wins, but Andy Soriano's Alegre team matched the record of Quantum Racing today when they took both winning guns in breezy conditions at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week to complement their first day victory Tuesday.

52 super series
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The Plattner family’s South African flagged Phoenix laid down a marker that they should again be podium contenders when they won today’s light winds official practice race prior to Tuesday’s start of the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week.

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
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The provisional classification sees Velsheda, Magic Carpet 3, Cannonball, Capricorn and Lyra at the top of their respective divisions. A lay day is scheduled for tomorrow.

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
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With a fine turn-out plus integrating the Wallys into the IRC maxi fleets, racing feels very different at this year’s Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in conjunction with maxi yachting’s governing body, the International Maxi Association.