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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]

The GC32 Malcesine Cup had a close conclusion with Switzerland’s Team Tilt finishing just one point ahead of the Franck Cammas-steered NORAUTO

The GC32 Malcesine Cup had a close conclusion with Switzerland’s Team Tilt finishing just one point ahead of the Franck Cammas-steered NORAUTO

GC32 Malcesine Cup racing (Photo by Max Ranchi)   After two very successful opening days of competition on Lake Garda, no racing was held on the final day of the GC32 Malcesine Cup. Following the collision of Malizia – Yacht Club de Monaco and a press RIB on Friday, the Fraglia Vela Malcesine and the GC32 International Class Association did not reach an agreement over the liability for the... [Read more]

J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2016 Wrap-Up

J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2016 Wrap-Up

Round the Island race 2016 (Photo by Barry James WIlson)   Author: Peta Stuart-Hunt   Date: 15:45 Sunday 3 Jul 2016 In a fast-paced and action-packed day that started at a later than usual 0830 with the firing of the first gun by HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, Sir Keith Mills’ FAST 40+ Invictus missed winning the coveted Gold Roman Bowl for the first IRC yacht on corrected time, having... [Read more]

Palma’s 20th Superyacht Cup, A Hard Act to Follow

Palma’s 20th Superyacht Cup, A Hard Act to Follow

A well earned overall triumph for the 33m Baltic built Win Win this year ©www.clairematches.com  The Superyacht Cup, firm favourite with owners and sailors alike, has not only become the second-biggest event on the superyacht sailing calendar, but is also the longest running regatta of its kind in Europe. An exhilarating four-day event which perfectly mixes fun times with fierce racing in the... [Read more]

Musandam-Oman Sail claim line honours and new world record in sensational Volvo Round Ireland Race

Musandam-Oman Sail claim line honours and new world record in sensational Volvo Round Ireland Race

  Dublin. Ireland. 20th June 2016. The Volvo Round Ireland Race . Musandam-Oman Sail set a new record for the fastest-ever sail round Ireland when the team crossed the finish line at Wicklow in 38 hours, 37 minutes and 7 seconds. Skippered by Sidney Gavignet (FRA) with team mates Damian Foxall (IRL) and Fahad Al Hasni (OMA), Jean Luc Nelias (FRA), Yasir Al Rahbi (OMA) and Sami Al Sukaili (OMA)... [Read more]

Baltic Offshore Week 2016 kicked off with a long offshore race

Baltic Offshore Week 2016 kicked off with a long offshore race

Baltic Offshore Week regatta which is also considered as the Estonian and Finnish ORC Championships was kicked off with a 52-miles long offshore race in Kalev Yacht Club, Tallinn Estonia, on Friday, June 17th. This regatta has been held yearly on the both shores of the Finnish Gulf since 2008. 43 offshore sailing teams – 21 from Finland and 22 from Estonia experienced a beautiful sunshine, strong... [Read more]

Newport Bermuda Race 2016 Weather Rundown

Newport Bermuda Race 2016 Weather Rundown

  Newport Bermuda Race 2014 (Photo by George Bekris) By John Rousmaniere,  June 16, 2016 — As nearly 1,700 sailors who will soon race to Bermuda make their preparations, loading food and gear into their boats and lining up to pre-clear Bermuda customs and immigration, all of them have one question in mind: “What will the weather be?” And one answer:  “I just hope it’ll favor my boat.” Sailors... [Read more]

#123 – Tales II Wins First Leg, Charleston, S.C. to Brooklyn, N.Y., Smashing Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing Record

#123 – Tales II Wins First Leg, Charleston, S.C. to Brooklyn, N.Y., Smashing Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing Record

#123 Tales II passes Statue of Liberty by Billy Black/Atlantic Cup   Fleet to dock in Brooklyn Bridge Park until Pro-Am on June 2, followed by final leg to Portland, Maine on June 4 and In-shore Series, June 10-11 BROOKLYN, N.Y. (May 31, 2016) – With a fleet of nine Class 40s competing in The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing #123 – Tales II skippered by Gonzalo Botín and Pablo Santurde,... [Read more]

Paul Meilhat’s SMA wins Ocean Masters IMOCA 60’s Currency House Charity Race in New York

Paul Meilhat’s SMA wins Ocean Masters IMOCA 60’s Currency House Charity Race in New York

IMOCA 60 SMA, skippered by Paul Meilhat, winner of the Currency House Charity Race in New York City on May 27, 1016 (Photo © George Bekris) In a prelude to the Sunday start of the inaugural Transat New York – Vendée Race 12 of the 14 competing IMOCA 60’s  assembled on the Hudson River to compete in the Currency House Charity Race. Paul Meilhat and crew on SMA  took lead from the start... [Read more]