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IDEC SPORT will once again be tackling the Jules Verne Trophy and Francis Joyon says: “We’re going back out there with the same people”

IDEC SPORT will once again be tackling the Jules Verne Trophy and Francis Joyon says: “We’re going back out there with the same people”

IDEC Sport Maxi Trimaran crew members, skipper Francis Joyon, prior to their circumnavigation record attempt, in La Trinite sur Mer, France, on october 13, 2015 – Photo Jean Marie Liot / DPPI / IDEC September 28th, 2016 IDEC SPORT will once again be tackling the Jules Verne Trophy, less than a year after their last attempt, when Francis Joyon’s crew only missed out on the record by... [Read more]

NORAUTO dominates day one in windy Sotogrande in the GC32 Racing Tour

NORAUTO dominates day one in windy Sotogrande in the GC32 Racing Tour

Working hard for the win on NORAUTO. Photo ©: Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour.   The warm Poniente westerly breeze was blowing around 14 knots at the start of the afternoon but later picked up to gusting 20 knots, with the fleet putting a reef in their mainsails after two of the five races. It didn’t matter what configuration the GC32s were racing in, however, NORAUTO was the master of all... [Read more]

Alinghi take fight to Red Bull Sailing Team as action in Madeira heats up in the Extreme Sailing Series

Alinghi take fight to Red Bull Sailing Team as action in Madeira heats up in the Extreme Sailing Series

On board Vega Racing with British Olympian Nick Thompson on the second day of racing in the Madeira Islands. (Photo © Lloyd Images ) Extreme Sailing Series™ heavyweights Alinghi launched an assault on Act 6 leaders Red Bull Sailing Team on the waters of Madeira today as the regatta reached its halfway mark. Arnaud Psarofaghis’ Swiss crew on Alinghi exchanged blows with Roman Hagara’s Austrian-flaggedRed... [Read more]

The Untouchables?  Quantum Racing is Back on their Game in 2016

The Untouchables? Quantum Racing is Back on their Game in 2016

TP52 World Championship Race 5 and 6 (Photo by Max Ranchi www.MaxRanchi.com ) (Friday 16th September, Menorca) – As a team which is much more used to winning Quantum Racing had some tough moments in 2015 when they were overshadowed by Azzurra. But the TP52 class’s most successful team are back on song this season, more so than ever in Menorca, racing at their very, very best.As the 2016 52 World... [Read more]

Another Level of Excellence in the TP52 World Championship 2016

Another Level of Excellence in the TP52 World Championship 2016

TP52 Worlds Day 2 (Photos by Max Ranchi www.MaxRanchi.com ) (Thursday 15th September, Menorca) – From a difficult, and at times confusing second day of racing at the 52 World Championship 2016 on the beautiful waters off Menorca, Quantum Racing kept up their amazingly high level of consistency to extend their overall lead to 13 points at the top of the high calibre 12-boat fleet. After four races,... [Read more]

Doing It By The Book. Quantum Racing lead in Mahón

Doing It By The Book. Quantum Racing lead in Mahón

TP 52 Worlds Races 1 and 2 (Photos by Max Ranchi www.MaxRanchi.com ) (Wednesday 14th September, Menorca) – Quantum Racing did what they do best today to earn the early lead at the 52 World Championship in Menorca. They kept cool heads, sailed smooth and clean, and worked through the fleet to finish second in the championship after the first race (behind Azzurra), and then won the second race, pipping... [Read more]

The 37th annual Newport Classic Yacht Regatta

The 37th annual Newport Classic Yacht Regatta

Siren (Photo by George Bekris) Siren won both the Vintage Corinthian Class and the overall series award, based on a revised, adjusted score. Siren is also the winner of the Overall PCYC Vintage Division and winner in Overall Best Performance Yacht, and thus, the winner of the Panerai watch. The yacht Black Watch, owned by a syndicate, including Trevor Fetter who raced her in the regatta, had been awarded... [Read more]

Racing giants gather for Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2016

Racing giants gather for Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2016

A record-sized fleet of the world’s largest performance yachts is readying itself in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for next week’s Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the International Maxi Association (IMA) with Rolex as title sponsor, this year’s event takes place over 4th-10th September and has 52 entries. Of these, 25 belong to members of the IMA, the body which... [Read more]

Conch Republic Cup / Key West Cuba Race Week:  More Than Just a Race to Cuba

Conch Republic Cup / Key West Cuba Race Week: More Than Just a Race to Cuba

  KEY WEST, FLA. – When diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba were restored in 2015, the Conch Republic Cup was resurrected after a forced 13-year hiatus. From Tuesday, January 24 through Friday, February 3, 2017 the storied event, also known as Key West Cuba Race Week, is scheduled for its ninth edition, or if counting backward, its second consecutive running since U.S travel restrictions... [Read more]

Candy Store Cup; A Sweet Spot for Superyachts

Candy Store Cup; A Sweet Spot for Superyachts

Adix Passing by Meteor © George Bekris NEWPORT, R.I. (August 2, 2016) – The transition of the former Newport Bucket into the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition appeared effortless and suitably fabulous when a dozen of the world’s grandest sailing yachts competed off Newport, R.I. from Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31 and benefitted from the combined forces of co-hosts Newport... [Read more]

Candy Store Cup Day 1

Candy Store Cup Day 1

Schooner Adix passes Castle Hill during the Candy Store Cup 2016 Day 1 (Photo © George Bekris)     Newport’s newest superyacht race has begun with a bang.  As the first start guns fired at Castle Hill in Newport history was in the making. The inaugural Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition in Newport, Rhode Island first day is on the books and is destined to be a classic yearly desirable... [Read more]

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry:  Tall Ship Passes Final Tests; Teen and Family Voyages Set for Summer

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry: Tall Ship Passes Final Tests; Teen and Family Voyages Set for Summer

  SSV Oliver Hazard Perry shows its stature next to jet skis and a 12-Metre on Narragansett Bay last week. (Photo © George Bekris) NEWPORT, R.I. (July 26, 2016) – The 200-foot Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry caused heads to turn last week while she completed drills on Narragansett Bay under full sail and in brisk breezes. The drills, as well as inspections, have been required by the US Coast... [Read more]

Candy Store Cup, A Superyacht Tradition Lives On

Candy Store Cup, A Superyacht Tradition Lives On

Schooner Columbia © George Bekris One week until the start of the “Candy Store Cup” The Candy Store Cup 2016 Superyacht Edition will be hosted and organized by Newport Shipyard and Bannister’s Wharf and will take place July 29-31, 2016 in Newport, RI.  Below are some of the beautiful superyachts entered in this year’s racing. NEWPORT, R.I. (July 22, 2016) – From July 29-31,... [Read more]

ORC World Championship 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark Day 4

ORC World Championship 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark Day 4

ORC Worlds, Copenhagen (Photo by Max Ranchi) www.maxranchi.com Copenhagen – A day that started with light almost drifting conditions ended by finishing with a nice southerly breeze of about 10-knots to bring three more races to the scoreboards in the ORC World Championship 2016. Class A completed a 39-mile offshore race to thus fulfill the minimum requirements to qualify the event as a World Championship,... [Read more]