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The Girglia Rolex Cup: Rewarding Spirit and Skill

Since the first event in 1953, it has evolved into a true celebration of the sport, a clear standard-bearer for yachting’s most admired traits. The 64th edition of the event will be held from 10 - 18 June 2016.

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The Giraglia Rolex Cup 2016

The Giraglia Rolex Cup is three events in one, comprising overnight races from Marseille and Sanremo to Saint-Tropez; an inshore series in Saint-Tropez; and the famous offshore race ‘La Giraglia’, which runs 243 nautical miles from Saint-Tropez to Genoa via the islet that gives the event its name.

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The Hague host the finale of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

The Hague, scene of an enormously successful pit-stop last year, has been chosen to host the finale of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. The Dutch stopover will be preceded by a midsummer stopover in Volvo’s home city of Gothenburg, setting up the crucial last leg to the Netherlands in June 2018.

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The Teams Most Likely To Beat Quantum

Gaastra PalamVela, the warm up regatta for the Mediterranean season that took place last weekend on the Bay of Palma, proved the perfect dress-rehearsal for the 2016 52 SUPER SERIES, which starts in just over one week’s time in Scarlino, Italy.

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Perini Navi at St. Barths Bucket 2016

The 3rd day of racing at the St Barths’ Bucket, crowned the 56m ketch Rosehearty winner of the Les Grand Dames des Mers Class and the 38m Sloop P2 winner of Les Elegantes des Mers Class.

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Gabart takes line honours in The Transat bakerly 2016

Francois Gabart, the young heart-throb of French solo offshore sailing, completed his first solo win on board his new 100ft trimaran, Macif, today when he crossed the finish line of The Transat bakerly off New York.

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Final Act of the season for the 3rd edition of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series

The fifth and final Act of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series 2015/2016 looks set to be a close-run final in both the J/70 (4-6 March) and Melges 20 (18-20 March) classes of this international one-design series, organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco.

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2016 ORC European Championship

Organizers from the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) remind prospective teams considering entry to the ORC European Championship held over 3-10 July 2016 that the first discount entry deadline for the event is approaching later this week.

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2016 World Match Racing Tour

The idyllic Western Australian coastal town of Fremantle saw 20 international crews begin their fast and furious battle for supremacy in the M32 catamarans, a giant leap from the more sedate keelboats traditionally associated with world-class match racing.

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200 Days to Go: Where are the Vendee Globe Imocas?

The 8th Vendée Globe will start in exactly 200 days and all of those hoping to compete are well aware of the clock ticking. Boats are being relaunched this week one after another.

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Two Days of Plenty at the 2016 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds

After two days and six races at the 2016 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship hosted by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Sydney Australia, Alex Roeper’s Plenty from USA sits atop the leaderboard with a fragile one-point margin over fellow Americans Helmut and Evan Jahn’s Flash Gordon.

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Les Voiles de St Barth 2016

Exciting one-on-one matches punctuated opening day action at Les Voiles de St. Barth, where nine classes competed in testing seas and 12-15 knot breezes on courses, ranging from 24-31 nautical miles, that flanked the southern, western and northern sides of Saint-Barthélemy.

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Visione and Tenaz win in shifty conditions

They say you make your own luck and in today's opening encounter of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua, yachts that maximised their performance in highly changeable conditions won the day.

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Steady flow of entries for 37th Rolex Middle Sea Race

The 37th Edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is scheduled to start on Saturday 22nd October 2016. Entries for the race have been steadily coming in with a good mix of familiar names and new ones signing up for the 608 nautical mile race.

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Monaco Primo Cup: set to open Mediterranean season

Taking full advantage since 2014 of its new Clubhouse and sailing facilities designed by Lord Norman Foster, the Yacht Club de Monaco has ramped up its winter regatta programme over the last two years.

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Vitters Unfurled wins 2016 Bucket Regatta

Vitters Unfurled  46-metre high performance aluminium sloop has won the 2016 St Barths Bucket. The win is particularly exciting as this is the first St Barths Bucket Regatta the German Frers-designed sloop has competed in.

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Claasen yachts shine at the Millennium Cup

The two Claasen builds taking part in the Millennium Cup shined on New Zealand waters during the final day of event. With light winds delaying the race start, Shamoun was raring to go when she eventually bounded away from the line at 13.10.

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