Sailing

Thomas Coville suffered structural problems to his Sodebo Ultim’ in one of its forward beams
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The majority of the 123-strong Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic fleet has enjoyed a brisk first 24 hours of racing as they head west into the Atlantic. 

New York Yacht Club
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The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) working in cooperation with the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and Union National Course au Large (UNCL), founding partners of the IRC rating system, are pleased to announce the approval of the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) to host the 2020 IRC/ORC World Championship in Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race
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Carkeek-designed yachts finished as top four in the Fast40+ fleet as Black Pearl won the Middle Sea Coastal Race.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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Prospective entrants for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race have just one week before entries close, when they can join the 80 already submitted, inclusive of a record five super maxis and 12 internationals for the start on December 26

Rolex Swan Cup
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The 20th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup saw a fleet of 110 boats from 17 nations participating. The fleet was divided into six categories representing over fifty years of yacht design and heritage with yachts ranging from Nautor’s Swan oldest launches, the Swan 36 Josian to the latest, the Swan 78 Haromi.

Règates Royales
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Despite the capricious wind conditions - with the 200 boats and over 1,500 sailors forced ashore on two days due to the strong winds-  the 40th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai will remain in the regatta’s history books as one of the most contested ever, with teams coming from all over the planet to grab the much longed for trophies.

Fredrik Lööf
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Fredrik Lööf, from Sweden, has lifted the 2018 OK Dinghy European Championship title with a thrilling last race win, after the title fight went right down to the wire. Charlie Cumbley from Britain, took silver, while Thomas Hansson-Mild, also from Sweden, took bronze.

Régates Royales
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The weather is pure Cote d’Azur in Cannes, sunny and summery… Ideal conditions for the grand rendez-vous that every year reunites hundreds of classic yachts’ lovers. The crews are itching to start racing on the stunning bay of la Napoule and finish the anniversary edition of the Regates Royales -  trophée Panerai in style.

Rick DeVos REV
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Following four days of intense racing, Rick Devos’s REV clinched their first title as M32 Corinthian World Champions, silently sweeping the fleet and sailing a tremendously consistent event in Chicago, IL. Mirroring the accomplishment, ChinaOne.Ningbo walked away as 2018 M32 Overall World Champions, defending their title from last year with a commanding twenty-point lead.

Quantum Racing
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Quantum Racing may have won the 2018 52 SUPER SERIES championship title, but unsailable light winds on the last day of the 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week denied them the chance to pitch for their fourth regatta win of the season. Luna Rossa, the Italian America’s Cup challengers of record, lift the Valencia regatta title, which they add to the Zadar Royal Cup, which they won in Croatia in June.