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World records smashed in the Sevenstar Triple Crown series at Lendy Cowes Week

World records smashed in the Sevenstar Triple Crown series at Lendy Cowes Week

Mapfre, Volvo Ocean 65 – © Tom Gruitt/CWL   Two world speed sailing records fell today in the Sevenstar Triple Crown series at Lendy Cowes Week, subject to ratification by the World Speed Sailing Record Council. The Spanish Volvo Ocean 65 Mapfre completed the 50 mile course around the Isle of Wight in 3 hours, 13 minutes and 11 seconds, setting a new outright Around Isle of Wight world... [Read more]



Deserving Victory for BEQUIA in the 2017 Candy Store Cup

Deserving Victory for BEQUIA in the 2017 Candy Store Cup

Bequia – Candy Store Cup 2017 Overall and Class B winner (Photo © George Bekris)    NEWPORT, R.I. (July 31, 2017) – Sailors couldn’t have asked for a sweeter experience at the 2017 Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition. The event showcased some of the world’s most spectacular and technologically sophisticated luxury sailing yachts racing off Newport, R.I. on Thursday through... [Read more]



Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 brings out the Ocean racing big guns

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 brings out the Ocean racing big guns

Skippered by Charles Caudrelier, the Chinese Dongfeng Race Team will compete in the Rolex Fastnet Race as Leg Zero of the Volvo Ocean Race © Benoit Stichelbaut   Among the 400 boat fleet setting off from the Solent on 6 August in the Rolex Fastnet Race will be three of offshore racing’s most prestigious classes. Grabbing the headlines will be the one design VO65s as the Rolex Fastnet Race... [Read more]



The Candy Store Cup 2017 is Showcasing Stunning Superyachts in Newport for the 2nd Year

The Candy Store Cup 2017 is Showcasing Stunning Superyachts in Newport for the 2nd Year

Meteor © George Bekris For the second year running, the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition will showcase some of the world’s most spectacular yachts racing in a regatta designed specifically for them. The event, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, July 27-29, is organized and hosted by Newport Shipyard and Bannister’s Wharf, which partnered last year to consolidate the Newport Bucket... [Read more]



Thomas Coville breaks Francis Joyon’s newly set solo North Atlantic record on Sodebo Ultim’

Thomas Coville breaks Francis Joyon’s newly set solo North Atlantic record on Sodebo Ultim’

Thomas Coville, skipper of maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim’, July 4, 2017 NYC ( Photo © George Bekris )   THOMAS COVILLE Beats the North Atlantic solo record and also comes in under the 5 day mark. 4 DAYS 11 HOURS 10 MINUTES 23 SECONDS * The World Tour recorder crossed the North Atlantic in less than 5 days. The skipper of the trimaran Sodebo Ultim’ , Thomas Coville, set a new record... [Read more]



Francis Joyon on Maxi Trimaran IDEC SPORT breaks his own Solo North Atlantic record

Francis Joyon on Maxi Trimaran IDEC SPORT breaks his own Solo North Atlantic record

Francis Joyon before leaving NYC to break his own Solo Transatlantic Record on IDEC SPORT (Photo by George Bekris) Francis Joyon comes early this morning to add a new line to his legend. He beat his very own solo crossing record set in June 2013 on his old 29-meter IDEC trimaran by exactly 49 minutes. He repeated this weekend aboard the maxi-trimaran IDEC SPORT, the same plan VPLP on board which... [Read more]



The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race race entry “Visit Seattle” looking for Washington State residents want to join the team

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race race entry “Visit Seattle” looking for Washington State residents want to join the team

  The Clipper Fleet 2015 © onEdition The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the biggest event of its kind and one of the world’s most incredible endurance challenges, is looking for adventurous Washington State residents to take on the challenge of a lifetime and achieve something extraordinary in its next edition. The Clipper 2017-18 Race will feature a Visit Seattle team entry for the... [Read more]



François Gabart and the Crew on MACIF win in THE BRIDGE 2017 Ultime Trimarans Transatlantic Race – Centennial Transat

François Gabart and the Crew on MACIF win in THE BRIDGE 2017 Ultime Trimarans Transatlantic Race – Centennial Transat

MACIF arrives in New York City, July 3, 2017 (Photo © Thierry Martinez / Sea&Co.) François Gabart and the crew on MACIF win THE BRIDGE 2017 Ultime Trimarans – Centennial Transat race as they crossed under the The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on July 3rd at 13:31 EST. The crew consisting of François Gabart – skipper, Pascal Bidégorry, Guillaume Combescure, Antoine Gautier, Benoît Marie... [Read more]



The Queen Mary 2 crosses under Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to take Line Honors and Win THE BRIDGE 2017

The Queen Mary 2 crosses under Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to take Line Honors and Win THE BRIDGE 2017

Start of the Centennial Transat THE BRIDGE (Photo © Thierry Martinez / THE BRIDGE ) The Queen Mary 2 left France on July 25th UTC amid great fanfare and crowds who gathered to watch the spectacle of this first of it’s kind race. This event is celebrating a century of friendship and unity between France and America. The event commemorated the centennial of the United States entering World War... [Read more]



The 2017 Round the Island was four seasons in one amazing day

The 2017 Round the Island was four seasons in one amazing day

( Photo © Barry James Wilson )   Author: Toby Heppell/Peta Stuart-Hunt Four seasons in one day, a game of two halves, a bit of everything; you can pick your cliche, but the 2017 Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay has certainly delivered on all levels. Ultimately, it will be the MOD70, Concise 10 taking the lion’s share of the headlines, and rightly so as Ned Collier Wakefield... [Read more]



The always exciting Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay is on for this Saturday

The always exciting Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay is on for this Saturday

Author: Peta Stuart-Hunt How best to describe the annual Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay in one word, one that neatly encapsulates the passion, competition, thrills and enjoyment shared by thousands of sailors each year? It’s always EXCITING! The Race Management team led by Rear Commodore Sailing Dave Atkinson at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, is making... [Read more]



Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2017 Mohegan Sun Wrap-Up

Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2017 Mohegan Sun Wrap-Up

Photo by George Bekris Barrett-Jackson kicked of their Northeast 2017 festivities early this year by sponsoring the New England Concours d’Elegance and adding it to their summer docket. This extends the high end automotive extravaganza to a two weekend affair. They hosted the competition on Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18 outdoors on the Mohegan Sun grounds in Uncasville, Connecticut where thousands... [Read more]



Queen Mary 2 Retraces History and Takes on the Trimarans as The Centennial Transat Begins

Queen Mary 2 Retraces History and Takes on the Trimarans as The Centennial Transat Begins

Photo © Thierry Martinez / THE BRIDGE   The Centennial Transat – The Bridge – from Saint-Nazaire to New York started in uniquely spectacular fashion at 19:00 today, one hundred years after American troops arrived on the coast of France.  This time the cannon shots were sounds of fraternity to begin the race between the Queen Mary 2 and four of the largest and fastest trimarans in... [Read more]



Lionheart Wins The America’s Cup J-Class Regatta

Lionheart Wins The America’s Cup J-Class Regatta

  Lionheart wins the J-Class regatta Bermuda © Ingrid Abery Photography. www.ingridabery.com What a day, what a race, what a yacht – Lionheart has won the America’s Cup J Class Regatta. The win comes after her triumphant performance in the America’s Superyacht Regatta where she was awarded the Boat International America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta Trophy. And we couldn’t be... [Read more]



Barrett-Jackson Northeast Preview Day and Automobilia Auction

Barrett-Jackson Northeast Preview Day and Automobilia Auction

Mohegan Sun kicked off it’s Barrett-Jackson Northeast with a Preview Day and Automobilia Auction. The crowds were beginning to gather and gaze at the tents and garage filling up with vintage autos, hot rods, and pretty much something to match the expectations of most auto and truck enthusiasts. Share on Facebook Share on Facebook ... [Read more]



Sail Boston 2017 is One Week Away

Sail Boston 2017 is One Week Away

New Bleacher Seating Added Still haven’t scored your ticket for the Parade of Sail? Well, this just in! We’ve added more seats – there are additional bleacher seats available at the Seaport waterfront. Tickets are limited, get yours before they’re gone! BUY TICKETS Enjoy Sail Boston with Two Cold Ones Sail Boston... [Read more]



50 yachts start 40th Anniversary Marion Bermuda Race 2017

50 yachts start 40th Anniversary Marion Bermuda Race 2017

Marion Bermuda Race Start (Photo by Talbot Wilson)   By Talbot Wilson Marion MA- June 9, 2017: Fifty boats are now hard on the wind in Buzzards Bay or just reaching the Atlantic Ocean. They are racing from Marion to Bermuda in the 40th Anniversary of the Marion Bermuda Race. This classic ocean race is always a challenge. Paul Hubbard skipper of ‘Bermuda Oyster’ (435) the only Bermuda boat... [Read more]



Greenwich Concours d’Elegance 2017

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance 2017

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance June 2 – 4, 2017 The 22nd edition of the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance was held this past weekend at the beautiful waterfront venue in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut. It was an event celebrating both vintage and some latest offerings from the auto industry. The event featured the American Classes on Saturday and the International Classes... [Read more]



Foreign Cars, Bugattis and Race Cars featured on Sunday at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

Foreign Cars, Bugattis and Race Cars featured on Sunday at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

Ferrari (Photo © James Glickenhaus) GREENWICH, Conn. (June 2, 2017) – Following Saturday’s show of Custom Cars, Hot Rods, Supercars and children’s cars, on Sunday June 4 the two-day Greenwich Concours d’Elegance will feature Bugattis, Ferraris and other exotic foreign cars of all vintages at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Also showcased will be race cars from the Lime... [Read more]



Smashing Start to the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda

Smashing Start to the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda

27/05/2017 – Bermuda (BDA) – 35th America’s Cup 2017 – Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, Day 1, Photo © Gilles Martin-Raget   – ORACLE TEAM USA win two from two – Land Rover BAR collide with SoftBank Team Japan – Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand, Land Rover BAR and SoftBank Team Japan win one and lose one race each – Groupama... [Read more]



Rhode Island National Guard Airshow 2017

Rhode Island National Guard Airshow 2017

  Rhode Island National Guard Airshow 2017 ( Photo © George Bekris ) May 20 & 21, 2017 Quonset, Rhode Island The Rhode Island Nation Guard annual airshow at the Quonset Point air base could not have asked for better conditions. They treated families, aviator’s, plane enthusiasts and photographers to an action packed weekend with some of the world’s best aviators in action. The... [Read more]



THE BRIDGE:  QUEEN MARY 2 VS ULTIMATE TRIMARANS,  A HISTORIC ATLANTIC MATCH Kicks off a month from the start of the festivities

THE BRIDGE: QUEEN MARY 2 VS ULTIMATE TRIMARANS, A HISTORIC ATLANTIC MATCH Kicks off a month from the start of the festivities

Kicks off a month from the start of the festivities From left to right: Francis Joyon, Francois Gabart, Yves Le Blévec, Thomas Coville. Photo credit: Thierry Martinez   This Thursday, the press conference to launch THE BRIDGE, a composite event commemorating the centenary of the first landing of American soldiers, was held in Paris in June 1917. It was labeled by the Mission of the Centenary... [Read more]



Greenwich Concours d’Elegance celebrates its 22nd year in 2017 Bugattis, Historic Race Cars, Hot Rods and Children’s Cars featured to benefit Americares   GREENWICH, Conn. (April 27, 2017) – Recognized as one of the premier classic car shows in the country, the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance will celebrate its 22nd year of showcasing significant cars, motorcycles and one-off... [Read more]



The Jules Verne trophy in the hands of Francis Joyon and his crew

The Jules Verne trophy in the hands of Francis Joyon and his crew

Jules Verne Trophy ceremony for record holder maxi trimaran IDEC Sport and her crew, skipper Francis Joyon, Bernard Stamm, Gwenole Gahinet, Clement Surtel, Sebastien Audigane (missing) and Alex Pella, with weatherman Marcel Van Triest and Patrice Lafargue (IDEC Pdt) at the Marine Museum in Paris, on April 27th, 2017 – Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI Yesterday evening, Francis Joyon and the crew... [Read more]



Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta: And the winner is……..

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta: And the winner is……..

Beautiful Start (Photo © Tim Wright / Photoaction.com ) Nelson’s Dockyard was the quintessential venue for the 30th celebration of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta sponsored by Panerai. For the final evening of a jam-packed week, the historic grounds blossomed with lights, tents, and a magnificent stage filled with glittering trophies. The evening set for honouring a fleet of winners began with... [Read more]