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Musandam-Oman Sail in the starting blocks for opening race of the season

Musandam-Oman Sail in the starting blocks for opening race of the season

Musandam-Oman Sail Picture of Oman Sail – Musandam takes line honours at the 2015 Artemis Challenge (Photo © Mark Lloyd / Lloyd Images) Oman Sail’s crew on flagship MOD70 trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail return to the race track on Saturday with their first big race of the season, the 2016 Myth of Malham off the south coast of England. This English classic, run by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, is... [Read more]

14 IMOCA 60 skippers to take on the ‘penultimate test’ in the  New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) Race

14 IMOCA 60 skippers to take on the ‘penultimate test’ in the New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) Race

Photo by Thierry Martinez / Sea&Co / Ocean Masters   Fourteen IMOCA 60s will set sail from New York this Sunday in the last major singlehanded race before November’s singlehanded non-stop round the world marathon, the Vendée Globe. More than half of the Vendée Globe fleet is taking part in the New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) Race presented by Currency House and SpaceCode.... [Read more]

Hat-trick for Adam Minoprio on Lake Traunsee in the GC32 Alps Challenge in Austria

Hat-trick for Adam Minoprio on Lake Traunsee in the GC32 Alps Challenge in Austria

  GC 32 (Photo by Max Ranchi) By James on 17 May. 2016 The GC32’s first ever match racing event, the GC32 Alps Challenge Traunsee concluded on Austria’s breathtaking Lake Traunsee on Sunday with a clear victory for the French team, NORAUTO, helmed by New Zealand’s Adam Minoprio. “It was great to go racing on Lake Traunsee again,” commented Team ENGIE skipper Sébastien Rogues. “It... [Read more]

Loïck Peyron’s tribute to Tabarly in The Transat bakerly is cut short

Loïck Peyron’s tribute to Tabarly in The Transat bakerly is cut short

The Transat bakery. Prologue. St Malo. France.  Loïck Peyron (FRA) onboard the classic yacht Pen Duick II.   Image licensed to Lloyd Images/ OC Sports Today Loïck Peyron, skipper of Pen Duick II, informed The Transat bakerly Race Management that his nostalgic voyage from Plymouth to New York had come to an end following damage to his staysail which has torn off the bridge of his boat. Peyron... [Read more]

Gabart takes line honours in The Transat bakerly 2016 and wins the Ultime class

Gabart takes line honours in The Transat bakerly 2016 and wins the Ultime class

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 10: Francois Gabart on board his MACIF ‘Ultim’ 105ft trimaran, shown here celebrating after winning the ‘Transat Bakerley’ solo transatlantic yacht race. The yachtsman set a new world record for the solo transatlantic crossing in 8 days, 8 hours 54 minutes and 39 seconds. The race started in Plymouth, UK on Monday May 3rd. May 10, 2016 on the Hudson River in... [Read more]

Emirates Team New Zealand steal the win but New York puts on the show

Emirates Team New Zealand steal the win but New York puts on the show

Emirates Team New Zealand (Photo © George Bekris)   In a thrilling winner-take-all final race, Emirates Team New Zealand unhooked itself from a starting buoy to win the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York with the high score of 52 points. Another large crowd, estimated at 100,000, turned out on a sunny day and was treated to some very unpredictable racing. This after over 75,000... [Read more]

Sunday’s forecast: Epic conditions racing on the Hudson for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series

Sunday’s forecast: Epic conditions racing on the Hudson for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series

Photo © George Bekris   A crowd estimated in excess of 75,000 spectators lined the shoreline of Battery Park City throughout the course of the day on Saturday to watch the return of America’s Cup racing to New York for the first time in nearly 100 years. The America’s Cup teams worked overtime to reward them and with the window for racing about to close, conditions began to improve... [Read more]

Strong team spirit on Oman’s flagship MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail ahead of RORC’s Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race

Strong team spirit on Oman’s flagship MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail ahead of RORC’s Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race

The Seven Star Round Britain and Ireland, race start. Cowes. Isle of Wight. Oman Sail MOD70 trimaran skippered by Sidney Gavignet (FRA) (Photo by Mark Lloyd/Lloyd Images) Musandam-Oman Sail, the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship trimaran, will join a small fleet of MOD70s at the start of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s classic Round Ireland Race on 18 June to kick off the European season. Sidney Gavignet,... [Read more]

The 20th Anniversary of the Superyacht Cup Palma 22-25 June 2016

The 20th Anniversary of the Superyacht Cup Palma 22-25 June 2016

Sojana (Photo © www.clairematches.com ) “Competitive yacht racing, a relaxed informal social programme and the perfect location for superyachts – it does not get any better!” The Superyacht Cup is the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe, a favourite with yacht owners, friends, captains and crew who visit Palma de Mallorca annually for the four day event. With warm early... [Read more]

Experience AC Endeavour Youth Day and weekend programs at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York

Experience AC Endeavour Youth Day and weekend programs at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York

America’s Cup Endeavour (Photo by Ricardo Pinto)   The AC Endeavour Program has created a weekend of educational fun for New York area youth programs, sailing schools, and fans of all ages visiting the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York. Friday, May 6, has been designated AC Endeavour Youth Day, and activities from local community partners will engage kids in the Event Village... [Read more]

The Transat bakerly 2016 sets sail on one of the greatest race courses of them all, The Atlantic Ocean

The Transat bakerly 2016 sets sail on one of the greatest race courses of them all, The Atlantic Ocean

The Transat Bakerly yacht race. The start of solo transatlantic race start from Plymouth UK – New York. USA.  Image licensed to Lloyd Images The 25 boats in The Transat Bakerly 2016 fleet set sail today on one of the great races in solo sailing, the 3,050-nautical mile passage across the north Atlantic from Plymouth to New York. Spectators both on shore and on the water turned out to watch as... [Read more]

Walker wins Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge

Walker wins Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge

Winner of the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge 2016 – Itchenor Sailing Club (Ian Walker, Chris Fox and Richard Bullock) with Kathy Lammers (Chairman, ASW Regatta Organising Committee and Mark Whinney from Nonsuch Bay Resort © Ted Martin It is not often that you can watch world class sailors duking it out within yards of an Antiguan beach party, especially when there is an award winning luxury... [Read more]

Biking Brit Pits Cycle Against Sail in 4,000 Mile Cross-Country ‘Race’ Attempt

Biking Brit Pits Cycle Against Sail in 4,000 Mile Cross-Country ‘Race’ Attempt

Solo 50-day cycle starts today (Friday 22 April) from Seattle to New York as a young British adventurer pits pedal power against wind energy as part of an epic sail and cycle journey from China to London. Needs to reach New York before the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet leaves for London after US Coast-to-coast leg from Seattle. And he’s looking for places to stay as he cycles across... [Read more]

Transat New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) : First-timer and already an international success

Transat New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) : First-timer and already an international success

© Thierry Martinez / Sea & Co 1st edition 17 entries (7 nationalities represented) 3050 nautical miles 4th leg of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship Program Transat New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) 17 May : Arrival at the Newport Shipyard – Newport, RI 21-22 May : Prologue race from Newport to New York (North Cove Marina, Brookfield Place, NY) 27 May: Pro-am... [Read more]