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The World Sailing Show – August 2018

Published on July 23rd, 2018

From non-stop around the world racers, to Olympic campaigns; from seasoned professionals, to grass roots sailors, The World Sailing Show provides a monthly view of the racing world. Here’s the August 2018 show synopsis.

Superyacht Cup 2018 – The biggest and the best
The Superyacht Cup in Palma, Majorca is big. Conservative estimates put the total value of this year’s fleet at well over 500 million Euros. It is the longest running event of its kind in Europe and draws the world’s most experienced and accomplished crews. This year the curtain was raised with a bonus day as the two J Class yachts, Velsheda and Svea went head to head in two match races.

Extreme Sailing Series – Act 4 Cascais
Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series took place in Cascais, Portugal where one team dominated the racing.

Golden Globe Start
After years of preparation and planning the day had finally come for 17 amateur skippers to set out from les Sables d’Olonne on the west coast of France. Their goal, to celebrate the first ever non-stop, singlehanded race around the world by participating in the 50th anniversary of the race.

Volvo Ocean Race – The final battle
Ultimate victory in the 43,000 mile race around the world had come down to the last 970 mile leg from Gothenburg in Sweden to the finish at The Hague in the Netherlands. The three leading boats were on equal points, it couldn’t be tighter. Except, as the final leg played out the drama ramped up even further. An incredible battle became an incredible finish.

52 Super Series second round Zadar
The opening event of the 52 Super Series had suggested that this season was going to be fiercely fought. The second event in Zadar, Croatia underwrote that and more as this high tech, high octane fleet proved just how close the action is from the off. In the eight races at Zadar, six different teams took a win.

Aarhus Sailing World Championships – Preview Part 3
In 2016 Charline Picon took Gold in Rio. Her career had hit another high as the former World Champion and three time European Champion stamped her authority on the RS:X class. Yet Picon isn’t ready to stop, even though to carry on means balancing a demanding schedule, with a new family life. During the build up to the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark we find out how.

Rolex Giraglia – The Mediterranean offshore classic
Well known for its extremes of weather, which one would be in store for this year’s Rolex Giraglia and who would come out on top?

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