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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]

Pinpoint Provezza’s Perfect Pair in the 52 Super Series’ Scarlino Cup

Pinpoint Provezza’s Perfect Pair in the 52 Super Series’ Scarlino Cup

  52 Super Series (Photo by Max Ranchi) (Thursday 26th May, Scarlino) – Broad smiles around the Marina di Scarlino told the story of Races 3 and 4 for the 52 SUPER SERIES’ Scarlino Cup and without doubt the most contented crew were that of Ergin Imre’s Provezza. Not only did the Turkish flagged team win both races but they led at every mark, even the margins at times were mere metres. It... [Read more]

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]

Scarlino Sticks to the Plot in the Tuscan 2016 52 Super Series

Scarlino Sticks to the Plot in the Tuscan 2016 52 Super Series

52 Super Series (Photo by Max Ranchi) (Wednesday 25th May – Scarlino, Tuscany) – There were few surprises on the long awaited first day of the new 2016 52 SUPER SERIES season. Along the race dock of Tuscan’s showcase Marina di Scarlino the nervous tension bubbled from early morning right through until dockout time. But the two light winds races adhered to the letter the widely expected plot... [Read more]