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Yachting Races from Around the World

Top Yachting Roces 7033 around the 033 World The Yachting Racing season takes place all year round. With so many world class races out there it can be hard to keep up. Below are some of the best races in the Yachting calendar from around the world. Rolex Fastnet Race ROLEX FASTNET RACE i Location Entries Southern Coast of the UK and Ireland 300 boat entry limit i Start i Current Winners Fastnet Challenge Cup - Night and Day, Pascal and Alexis Loison (2013) Cowes 50°45'34"N 1°18'1"W on the Isle of Wight i Finish i Next Race Plymouth 50°22'17"N 4°8'33"W. Starting Sunday 16th August 2015 i Course Length | Fun Fact 608 nautical miles (1,126 km) The first Fastnet Race took place in 1925 ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART 2013 ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Location: Australia Entries: 96 (2013 Race) Start: Sydney 33°51.35'S 151°12.40'E Current Winners: Victoire Finish: Hobart 42°52.7'S 147°19.58'E Next Race: 26th December 2014 Course Length: 630 nautical miles (1,170 km) Fun Fact: John Walker, at 86 is the oldest skipper ever to race to Hobart VOLVO OCEAN RACE Volvo Ocean Race 2011 - 2012 Opgbo Currently 5 teams announced (Feb 2014) Location: Various locations Entries: Start: Alicante 4.10.2014 Legs: 9. Finish: Gothenburg 27.06.2015 Current Winners: Groupama 4 (2011-12) Course Length: 38,739 nautical miles (70,376 km) Next Race: October 4th, 2014 Fun Fact: There are more than 8 million views on the race's official YouTube channel vendēeglobe Vendee Globe Les Sables d'Olonne Location Length 24,000 nautical miles Around the World (44,448 km) Start Legs Les Sables-d'Olonne, in the Vendée département of France 4 Match Regattas Finish Current Winners Les Sables-d'Olonne, in the Vendée département of France François Gabart, Macif, 78d 2h 16' 40" (new record) Entries Next Race 20 (2012/13 Race) 2016 Fun Fact In the 2004 race, Roland Jourdain sailed 439 miles in 24 hours AMERICNCUP 35 Location Course Length Entries Varies, around 10 nautical miles 2, the San Francisco Challengers and the Defenders Bay (2013 Race) (19 km) Legsmis Current Winners Fun Fact is Racing The America's Golden Gate Cup is the oldest international Yacht Club sporting trophy Newport Bermuda Race Location Across the Gulf Stream and open ocean Start Fun Fact The Bermuda Race is the oldest regularly scheduled ocean race. Newport, Rhode Island Finish Next Race Bermuda June 20th, 2014 Entries Current Winners 150+ Various winners TRUE NEWPORT Legs 5 divisions to allow seaworthy boats of many sizes and types to be raced fairly. Length 635 nautical miles (1175 km) RORC CARIBBEAN 600 123 Location Around the Leeward Islands Legs 11 Start Antigua Current Winners Best yacht, overall in IRC on corrected time, is George Sakellaris' RP72, Shockwave. Finish Antigua Entries Fun Fact 60 yachts (2014 race) The RORC Caribbean 600 is the only offshore race of the Caribbean series. 123 Length 605 nautical miles (1120km) References: as-Airlie-Beach-Race-Week-Meridien-Marinas-Airlie-Beach-Race-Week.jpg SPIRIT

Yachting Races from Around the World

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Every year there are hundreds of Yachting Races all around the world, some take place on the same race course every year, some take place on difference courses and waters each race and others even cir...






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