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The Clipper Cup was created in 1978 as an International Offshore Rule team event with record 78 entries from around the world competing in Hawaii.

Among those taking part will be staff from the Star Inn at Whitby Harbour, an offshoot of Andrew Pern’s Michelin-starred restaurant 30 miles inland at Harome, near Helmsley.

The Cruising with Spinnakers Division has drawn close on 30 boats which, along with SB20 sports boats, International Dragons and trailable yachts, will see a total fleet of more than 80 yachts, plus close to same number of off-the-beach boats.

With more than three times as many entries already received as the same time in recent years, organisers are confident this year will offer the strongest field since the 1990’s.

The new policy will encourage event organisers to adhere to the class’s sustainability guidelines as well as those of the World Sailing Sustainability Agenda 2030.

The boats are on a tight reach, with wind and boat speeds in the mid to high teens.

Four barrels of rum from Lunenburg's Ironworks Distillery will spend the next 15 months in the cargo hold of the three-masted tall ship Picton Castle.

The Middle East, Europe and the Americas are all on the line up for what promises to be another year of foiling action.

Multiple but unsuccessful America’s Cup challenger Sir Thomas Lipton presented the cup for competition between yachts on the River Derwent in 1912.

The event will be sailed on the Swan River, hosted by South of Perth Yacht Club.

The overall scores suggest that we are in for a great finish in the final four races.

The ‘dream team’ continued their winning ways in Victoria – extending their unbeaten run to 15 races in a row.

With the conditions favouring the lower rating boats, line honours winner Oskana placed last on corrected time in all three handicap categories, her elapsed time being 12 hours 11 minutes and 04 seconds.

Hail and high winds meant no racing and have left Euroflex’s lead vulnerable.