Sailing

RORC Transatlantic Race
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The 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race started in glorious conditions outside Marina Puerto Calero on Saturday 9th January. With the RORC Racing Management Team operating remotely, the race start was officiated by Manuel Torres, Sporting Director, Real Club Náutico de Arrecife. With a highly experienced team from the Royal Yacht Club, the RORC fleet got away to a spectacular reaching start for the 7th edition of the race.

Emirates team New Zealand win PRADA ACWS Auckland
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The crowds were out basking in the sun at Auckland’s America’s Cup Race Village, right outside the doorstep of the Emirates Team New Zealand base to soak up the building atmosphere in anticipation for the final day of racing for the PRADA ACWS Auckland.

New York Yacht Club American Magic
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Four match races have been held on the second day of the PRADA ACWS Auckland on race course C, the preferred playing field  as it brings the racing right into the heart of the Waitematā Harbour, with a shifty and puffy Northwest breezes between 10 to 14 knots.

New York Yacht Club American Magic is leading the PRADA ACWS Auckland
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The first racing day of the PRADA ACWS Auckland has just concluded and New York Yacht Club American Magic is leading the provisional ranking after winning both the matches they raced today. In second position comes Emirates Team New Zealand (1 point), third Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli (1 point) and fourth INEOS TEAM UK (0 points).  

2021 Rolex Fastnet Race
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With less than one month to go until entry opens for the 48th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race, the RORC Race Team are concerned there will be a repeat of the 2019 rush to enter when the race became oversubscribed in less than 5 minutes.

Vendee Globe
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British skipper Sam Davies confirmed her retirement from the Vendée Globe today as she arrived in Cape Town, South Africa. But while the race is over for her, and she joins compatriot Alex Thomson who abandoned on arrival yesterday, Davies says she would like to finish her course unofficially and complete her adventure if her Initiatives Coeur can be repaired properly. The British duo were joined this afternoon by Frenchman Sébastien Simon (ARKEA PAPREC) who retired yesterday.

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild
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Leaving Lorient shortly after 21:30 hours local time on Tuesday 24 November, the men of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild launched onto an express delivery trip up to Ushant and the start line for their first Jules Verne Trophy attempt.

Rolex Middle Sea Race Line Honours
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The line honours titles, awarded to the fastest multihull and monohull yachts, have been decided at the 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race.

Lennard van Oeveren’s Swan 45 Motions
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The Swan One Design Worlds, the racing component of this week’s inaugural Swan Experience, concluded earlier today in Scarlino, Tuscany. The week’s class winners have been confirmed. Marcus Brennecke’s German yacht Hatari is the new ClubSwan 50 world champion. The Swan 45 worlds was claimed by Lennard van Oeveren’s Dutch entry Motions. Competing for the Gold Cup, Cetilar-Vitamina was the triumphant ClubSwan 36. The same boats also claimed The Nations League 2020 prizes (calculated on combined Swan One Design Worlds and Swan Tuscany Challenge points).

Rolex Middle Sea Race
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Supported by Rolex since 2002 and organized by the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC), the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race commenced today from Valletta. 50 yachts from 15 countries are taking on the 41st edition of a revered and famous offshore challenge. The race, beginning and ending in Malta, offers a tactical and spectacular 606-nautical mile circumnavigation of Sicily featuring two active volcanoes and a myriad of islands.