Category Archives: Latest Classic Yacht News

Weekly Global Sailing Show (BoTV) – May 19, 2017

Published on May 18, 2017 This week's WoW features the Antigua-Bermuda Race bringing a fleet to the AC venue, the GC 32's are on Lake Garda, Sam Davies talks to record breaker Thomas Coville who sailed single handed round the world in record time, Americas Cup Report 14 Days to go and it's blowing sailors off Navy Piers in Bermuda, 2017 finn Europeans, a wet Day 3 at the ANA Yokosura PWA World Cup but windsurfers did get some racing in and the Monaco 470 European Championships.    ...
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Rendez-vous 2017 – The Tall Ships Regatta

An exciting transatlantic race of 7,000 nautical miles taking place over the course of five months in six countries. At their arrival in the Gulf of St Lawrence, the Tall Ships will start the Guest Port Program portion of their trip and will stop in more than 35 Canadian ports. The Tall Ships Regatta comprises five legs of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty. For each leg, there is a main rallying point where thousands of visitors can take part in the many activities organized for the event. RDV 2017 Live Teacker Rendez-vous 2017    

Leg #1

Event from April 29 to May 1, 2017 Sines, Portugal Sines is a major port city on the Atlantic Ocean having no depth or height restrictions to access. As well as being Portugal's biggest port, Sines is the birthplace of the navigator Vasco de Gama (1460 - 1524), who charted the sea route to India.   Read more

Mystic Seaport to Host 38th Annual Sea Music Festival June 8-11

Mystic Seaport to Host 38th Annual Sea Music Festival June 8-11 - Performers from Around the World Gather to Celebrate Music of the Sea.

  Mystic, Conn. (May 19, 2017) — Musicians from around the world will come to Mystic Seaport to celebrate the musical traditions of the Golden Age of Sail at the 38th annual Sea Music Festival, Thursday through Sunday, June 8-11. The Festival is the premier sea music event in North America. This year’s roster includes musicians from Great Britain, France, and Australia, along with singers from across the United States. The weekend’s festivities include daytime and evening concerts, special performances for children, instructional workshops, a scholars’ symposium, and a unique opportunity to witness sea music at work aboard the Museum’s historic vessels. More than 15 individuals and groups will be featured at the Festival representing the gamut of traditional and contemporary sea music. The French group Nordet will perform their blend of a cappella working songs with masterful...
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Majesty and Grandeur: Antigua Bermuda Race

Bermuda, May 18, 2017 - The magnificent 162ft schooner Eleonora, an exact replica of the 1910 Herreshoff-designed Westward took Line Honours for the Classic Class, finishing the Antigua Bermuda Race just before sunset yesterday, Wednesday 17th May. Eleonora is one of the most famous and best-known racing schooners in the world and will remain in Bermuda for the duration of the 35th America's Cup.   [caption id="attachment_20247" align="alignnone" width="647"] Eleonora crosses the finish line off St. David's Light, Bermuda just before dawn on Wednesday May, 17 © Tom Clarke[/caption]   The beautiful 90ft Swan, Freya owned by Californian Don Macpherson and skippered by Bermudian Joph Carter, finished the race just after Eleonora and is currently second overall in both IRC and CSA. Congratulations should also go to other yachts that finished the race, including John Marshall's British Oyster 65, Rock Oyster; Ondeck's Antiguan Farr 65, Spirit of Juno, skippered by Paul Jackson; Carl Soares' Bermudian Paradise...
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Hanuman on her way to Bermuda

The Queen of the fleet Hanuman on her way to Bermuda for the BIG showdown.

Hanuman the boat to beat after her big win at the St Barths Bucket Regatta, sets coarse for Bermuda. Palm Beach May 15 - With light winds clocking east Hanuman left Palm Beach at 12:30pm. The 865 nm trip should bring Hamuman to Bermuda on 2017-05-19 10:00 am. With Bermuda due ENE she should be under power most of the way The America’s Cup J Class Regatta For the first time in history EIGHT J-Class yachts together for the FIRST time, with SEVEN anticipated to be at the starting line in Bermuda on the 16, 19 & 20 June 2017. The J Class Regatta will be at the heart of the AC35 action. Due to the size and draft of the yachts, J Class racing will take place in Murray’s Anchorage on the Bermuda north shore (an additional exhibition flyby will take place on the...
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