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Charleston Race Week Preview
(Charleston, SC)- Spring maybe finally be arriving for the much anticipated Sperry Charleston Race Week that is taking place from April 20th to 23rd in Charleston, SC. Between the historical downtown of Charleston and the casual atmosphere of Mt Pleasant across the harbor, the sailors will be spoiled for choice for charming restaurants, quaint southern-style inns, and plenty of sites to see, including the famous World War II aircraft carrier- the USS Yorktown. The incredibly popular regatta is the first large-scale spring event to take place on the East Coast, with 217 boats...
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Hazy Lazy Day @ Spring Series
(Warsash, England)- Another day of varied racing conditions on the fifth weekend of the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series saw a light and hazy day for crews, but certainly not lazy.A sunny spring day, 10 knots of SE breeze, swinging right to SW and increasing a couple of knots was the forecast, and as the committee boats arrived on station SE with up to 10 knots of breeze was what they found.On the inshore White Group line IRC4 was sent away cleanly to their first windward mark, however the J/70 start was a much...
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Warm Water, Hot Racing, Cool Parties!
J/Crews Prevail @ BVI Spring Regatta/Festival(Tortola, British Virgin Islands)– This year’s BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival featured eighty-four boats from seventeen countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, USA, St Maarten, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, Curacao, BVI, USVI, Jamaica) and crews from many more countries, too.  The event has two parts, the first is the Sailing Festival that is the annual Round Tortola Race and the second is the Spring Regatta over three days.ROUND TORTOLA RACEWith the breeze looking light for Tuesday’s annual Round Tortola Race, Bob Phillips, Regatta Chairman...
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Bright & Light Warsash Spring- Act IV
(Warsash, England)- Race Officer Peter Knight summed up day four of the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series as "a testing day for competitors and committee boats alike!”It was set to be a challenging day on the Solent; a sunny spring day, but with a forecast of 5-10 kts of breeze dropping towards lunchtime and tides at about 95% of full springs!White Group classes and IRC4 started near Royal Southern with a light Northerly breeze averaging around 350 degrees, but periodically flicking left and fading before going back to around 350 and strengthening...
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Les Voiles de St Barths Regatta Preview
(Gustavia, St Barthelemy)- The 8th edition of the Voiles de St Barth continues its amazing trajectory to be the class act of the Caribbean offshore winter racing circuit.  In a short period of time, it has become a “bucket list” event for many sailors that have come to love the spectacular, mountainous French emerald, a setting that evokes romance, fun for all, and tremendous joy sailing in such spectacular surroundings.  Les Voiles is renown for its extraordinary ambiance, the fabulous organization, the extravagant entertainment and daily awards each evening, the two beach...
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