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  1. On the 12th January the RS21 was announced with the bold headline 'New RS21 to help bring popularity back to keelboat racing', which led some to state keelboat racing is doing just fine, and why is another boat necessary in the sector?
  2. Do you ever find yourself trying to sail faster than another yacht? Most of us do as it's interesting to see what a little sail adjustment can do. If you do, and you enjoy the social aspects of sailing in company then CCRC could be for you.
  3. Following the success of the inaugural edition in 2017, this year's European Match Race Tour will feature seven qualifying events all over Europe followed by the 2018 Grand Final in Montenegro's Tivat.
  4. In Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Brunel finished in fifth place. The team of Dutch skipper Bouwe Bekking arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday after 18 days, 45 minutes and 56 seconds.
  5. The APS Homes 52nd International Fireball Australian Championship was held early January at Nedlands Yacht Club on the Swan River.
  6. The Melbourne weather played games with competitors in the 2018 Soho Lawyers Australian International Contender Championship.
  7. CV23 has retrospectively been given a 6 hour time penalty for breaching the 2 nautical mile exclusion zone as stated in the Clipper Race Course Instructions for Race 6.
  8. The hugely competitive local J/24 fleet enjoyed the first of its brand-new two-day race series. Today was also the final day of the Coastal Series writes Sue Pelling.
  9. Charles Caudrelier's team docked into the Hong Kong Race Village at Kai Tak Park Runway at 20:33 UTC on Friday evening, after 17 days 17 hours and 18 minutes of racing on Leg 4.
  10. Volvo Ocean Race has advised that Vestas Wind 11th Hour Racing has retired from Leg 4 after a collision with another vessel approximately 30nm from the finish.