Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Torbay Royal Regatta 2019

The Royal Torbay Yacht Club is looking forward to the opportunity welcoming sailors from around the country to this popular and prestigious regatta, one of the oldest such events in the country and once again taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of August. The Regatta has been a highlight of the summer season in Torquay for ...

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Champagne Charlie July Regatta

Royal Southern YC, Summer Series 3 13-14 July, 2019 The third edition of the Royal Southern Yacht Club Summer Series, the Champagne Charlie July Regatta, supported by Charles Heidsieck, is open to entry for non-members and members alike. Over 40 keelboat teams have already entered the Black Group. Mixed sportsboats and one design fleets will race on a separate White ...

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Les Sable d’Olonne to host 2022 Golden Globe Race

Following the success of the 2018 Golden Globe Race, the Vendée  City of Les Sables d’Olonne and its 3-town Agglomeration  have voted unanimously to host the next Golden Globe Race in 2022. The City’s leaders also took out options to repeat the event in 2026 and 2030. The next start is scheduled for  4 September 2022 preceded by a two week ...

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Para World Sailing bronze for British duo

After five days of stiff competition at the Para World Sailing Championships in Puerto Sherry, Spain, British sailors Will Street and Johnny Currell, took home the bronze medal in the RS Venture Connect Final. After a disappointing opening day, last year’s gold medal winners, Will and Johnny steadily improved throughout the week.  Following a good result on the third day ...

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Titanic items set to be auctioned

On July 19 and 20 at Newport, Rhode Island’s non-profit International Yacht Restoration School, Guernsey’s will be holding a massive nautically-themed auction focusing on great ocean liners, including the famed Titanic, majestic sailing ships and other maritime-related treasures. While a number of lots in the sale will be coming directly from IYRS, several important private collections constitute the bulk of ...

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36TH AMERICA’S CUP RACE OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED

The Defender and Challenger of Record organizations for the America’s Cup presented by Prada have announced the specialist race management, rules and measurement teams chosen for the competition’s 36th edition taking place in Auckland, New Zealand in 2021. Race Management America’s Cup stalwart John Craig (CAN) has been named as Regatta Director and will be in ultimate charge of all ...

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One month until SailGP’s European debut in Cowes

SailGP, the fastest sail racing in the world, flies into the UK to make its debut on European waters in just one month. On August 10 and 11, SailGP will serve as the opening feature of the iconic Cowes Week regatta on the Isle of Wight. Teams made up of some of the finest athletes from Great Britain, Australia, China, ...

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Over 50 yachts entered for Panerai British Classic Week

This year’s Panerai British Classic Week will see over 50 classic yachts compete in a six-race series in the Solent from 13th to 20th July. Organised by the British Classic Yacht Club and sponsored by luxury watchmaker Panerai, the UK’s premier classic yacht regatta will include an interesting variety of classic and modern classic yachts from across Europe. Stand-out entries ...

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MDL supports RNLI with Big Bay ECO Challenge and bumper prize bundle

MDL’s Torquay Marina is organising, and hosting, the Big Bay ECO Challenge on 21 July, an exciting eco-powered race from Brixham to Torquay Marina.  This friendly, yet competitive, event will see five men pitted against one another in various modes of eco-friendly transport including a road bike, Stand-up paddleboard, Bavaria yacht, BMW i8, and Schiller Bike (on the water).  The idea is to raise awareness of ...

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