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It's been a bumper year for racing, with a constant stream of big events lighting up the sailing calendar.

Our photographers have captured the spectacle of inshore and offshore races across the globe, including the America?s Cup World Series, Audi Med Cup Circuit, Key West Race Week and the Volvo Ocean Race start.
Maxi-trimaran 'Banque Populaire V' skippered by Loick Peyron during the RORC Rolex Fastnet Race. Isle of Wight, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Maxi-trimaran 'Banque Populaire V' skippered by Loick Peyron during the RORC Rolex Fastnet Race. Isle of Wight, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Startline during the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.  -  Onne van der Wal
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Onne van der Wal / Startline during the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.
Aerial view of J-class yachts ^Ranger^ and ^Velsheda^ at speed during the J Class Regatta, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, June 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Billy Black
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Billy Black / Aerial view of J-class yachts ^Ranger^ and ^Velsheda^ at speed during the J Class Regatta, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, June 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Maxi-trimarans in the RORC Rolex Fastnet Race. Isle of Wight, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Maxi-trimarans in the RORC Rolex Fastnet Race. Isle of Wight, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
^Macif 2009^ and ^ Nacarat^ racing in a prologue to Transat Benodet-Martinique at the start of Figaro Season. Bay of Benodet, Brittany, France, April 2011.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / ^Macif 2009^ and ^ Nacarat^ racing in a prologue to Transat Benodet-Martinique at the start of Figaro Season. Bay of Benodet, Brittany, France, April 2011.
Crew hiking out on board VO70 'Sanya' off The Needles to the west of the Isle of Wight during RORC Rolex Fastnet Race, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / Crew hiking out on board VO70 'Sanya' off The Needles to the west of the Isle of Wight during RORC Rolex Fastnet Race, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Fleet racing off Douarnenez during the Tour de Bretagne a la Voile, Brittany, France, September 2011.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Fleet racing off Douarnenez during the Tour de Bretagne a la Voile, Brittany, France, September 2011.
Teams 'Abu Dhabi', 'Puma Ocean Racing' and 'Groupama' starting Leg 1 of the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race. Alicante, Spain, November 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / Teams 'Abu Dhabi', 'Puma Ocean Racing' and 'Groupama' starting Leg 1 of the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race. Alicante, Spain, November 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Maxi-trimaran 'Banque Populaire V' skippered by Loick Peyron during the RORC Rolex Fastnet Race. Isle of Wight, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Maxi-trimaran 'Banque Populaire V' skippered by Loick Peyron during the RORC Rolex Fastnet Race. Isle of Wight, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
VO70 'Groupama' off The Needles to the west of the Isle of Wight during RORC Rolex Fastnet Race, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / VO70 'Groupama' off The Needles to the west of the Isle of Wight during RORC Rolex Fastnet Race, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Crew preparing for spinnaker hoist on board yacht during the RC44 Sweden Cup, Marstrand, Sweden, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / Crew preparing for spinnaker hoist on board yacht during the RC44 Sweden Cup, Marstrand, Sweden, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
'Camper' (Emirates Team New Zealand) leading fleet out of Alicante at start of Leg 1 of the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race, Spain, November 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / 'Camper' (Emirates Team New Zealand) leading fleet out of Alicante at start of Leg 1 of the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race, Spain, November 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Crew salvaging spinnaker as it drops during the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.  -  Onne van der Wal
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Onne van der Wal / Crew salvaging spinnaker as it drops during the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.
Fleet racing in the Windward Leeward Race on day two of the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / Fleet racing in the Windward Leeward Race on day two of the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.
'Velocity Girl' off The Needles to the west of the Isle of Wight during RORC Rolex Fastnet Race, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / 'Velocity Girl' off The Needles to the west of the Isle of Wight during RORC Rolex Fastnet Race, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
^Vitesse^ approaching mark during a race at Key West Race Week. Florida, USA, January 2011.  -  Billy Black
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Billy Black / ^Vitesse^ approaching mark during a race at Key West Race Week. Florida, USA, January 2011.
Monohull ^Banque Populaire^ in extreme conditions during training ahead of Transat Jacques Vabre 2011. Lorient, Brittany, France, July 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Monohull ^Banque Populaire^ in extreme conditions during training ahead of Transat Jacques Vabre 2011. Lorient, Brittany, France, July 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
^Shockwave^ during a race in Key West Race Week. Florida, USA, January 2011.  -  Billy Black
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Billy Black / ^Shockwave^ during a race in Key West Race Week. Florida, USA, January 2011.
Swan 100S ^Varsovie^ leading the fleet during the Round the Island Race on day one of the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / Swan 100S ^Varsovie^ leading the fleet during the Round the Island Race on day one of the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.
Action on board RC44 ^Ironbound^ during Key West Race Week. Florida, USA, January 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Billy Black
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Billy Black / Action on board RC44 ^Ironbound^ during Key West Race Week. Florida, USA, January 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Yachts racing in a prologue to Transat Benodet-Martinique at the start of Figaro Season. Bay of Benodet, Brittany, France, April 2011.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Yachts racing in a prologue to Transat Benodet-Martinique at the start of Figaro Season. Bay of Benodet, Brittany, France, April 2011.
Fleet racing inshore during a prologue to Transat Benodet-Martinique at the start of Figaro Season. Bay of Benodet, Brittany, France, April 2011.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Fleet racing inshore during a prologue to Transat Benodet-Martinique at the start of Figaro Season. Bay of Benodet, Brittany, France, April 2011.
Skipper Derek Hatfield celebrating on board ^Active House^ finishing sprint four of the Velux 5 Oceans race in second place. Charleston, South Carolina, USA, April 2011. All non-editorial uses must be...  -  Billy Black
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Billy Black / Skipper Derek Hatfield celebrating on board ^Active House^ finishing sprint four of the Velux 5 Oceans race in second place. Charleston, South Carolina, USA, April 2011. All non-editorial uses must be...
Skipper Brad Van Liew celebrating on board ^Le Pingouin^ finishing first in sprint four of the Velux 5 Oceans race. Charleston, South Carolina, USA, April 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared...  -  Billy Black
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Billy Black / Skipper Brad Van Liew celebrating on board ^Le Pingouin^ finishing first in sprint four of the Velux 5 Oceans race. Charleston, South Carolina, USA, April 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared...
Skippers Brad Van Liew (right) and Derek Hatfield (left), first and second respectively in sprint four of the Velux 5 Oceans race. Charleston, South Carolina, USA, April 2011. All non-editorial uses m...  -  Billy Black
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Billy Black / Skippers Brad Van Liew (right) and Derek Hatfield (left), first and second respectively in sprint four of the Velux 5 Oceans race. Charleston, South Carolina, USA, April 2011. All non-editorial uses m...
Skipper Brad Van Liew lying exhausted on the jetty after finishing first in sprint four of the Velux 5 Oceans race. Charleston, South Carolina, USA, April 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared...  -  Billy Black
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Billy Black / Skipper Brad Van Liew lying exhausted on the jetty after finishing first in sprint four of the Velux 5 Oceans race. Charleston, South Carolina, USA, April 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared...
Yachts racing under colourful spinnakers and dark skies during the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.  -  Onne van der Wal
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Onne van der Wal / Yachts racing under colourful spinnakers and dark skies during the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.
Yacht under spinnaker beneath stormy skies during the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.  -  Onne van der Wal
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Onne van der Wal / Yacht under spinnaker beneath stormy skies during the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.
Fleet racing under colourful spinnakers during the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.  -  Onne van der Wal
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Onne van der Wal / Fleet racing under colourful spinnakers during the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.
^Aegir Racing Limited^ under spinnaker beneath stormy skies during the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.  -  Onne van der Wal
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Onne van der Wal / ^Aegir Racing Limited^ under spinnaker beneath stormy skies during the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.
^Wild at Heart^ leading fleet under spinnaker during the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.  -  Onne van der Wal
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Onne van der Wal / ^Wild at Heart^ leading fleet under spinnaker during the Heineken Regatta, St Martin, Caribbean, March 2011.
Crew hiking-out on board ^Blu Moon^ during a race at the Melges 24 World Championships. Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, May 2011.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / Crew hiking-out on board ^Blu Moon^ during a race at the Melges 24 World Championships. Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, May 2011.
Eventual thrid place ^Embarr^ during a race on day three of the Melges 24 World Championships Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, May 2011.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / Eventual thrid place ^Embarr^ during a race on day three of the Melges 24 World Championships Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, May 2011.
Fleet racing under spinnaker on day two of the Melges 24 World Championships, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, May 2011.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / Fleet racing under spinnaker on day two of the Melges 24 World Championships, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, May 2011.
Aerial view of monohull ^Banque Populaire^ during training ahead of Transat Jacques Vabre 2011. Lorient, Brittany, France, July 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Aerial view of monohull ^Banque Populaire^ during training ahead of Transat Jacques Vabre 2011. Lorient, Brittany, France, July 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Waves pounding monohull ^Banque Populaire^ during training ahead of Transat Jacques Vabre 2011. Lorient, Brittany, France, July 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Waves pounding monohull ^Banque Populaire^ during training ahead of Transat Jacques Vabre 2011. Lorient, Brittany, France, July 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Wet crew on the bow of monohull ^Banque Populaire^ during training ahead of Transat Jacques Vabre 2011. Lorient, Brittany, France, July 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / Wet crew on the bow of monohull ^Banque Populaire^ during training ahead of Transat Jacques Vabre 2011. Lorient, Brittany, France, July 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Aerial view of J-class replica ^Ranger^ under spinnaker during the J Class Regatta, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, June 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Billy Black
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Billy Black / Aerial view of J-class replica ^Ranger^ under spinnaker during the J Class Regatta, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, June 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Aerial view of J-class yachts ^Ranger^ and ^Velsheda^ pursued by support boats during the J Class Regatta, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, June 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Billy Black
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Billy Black / Aerial view of J-class yachts ^Ranger^ and ^Velsheda^ pursued by support boats during the J Class Regatta, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, June 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Aerial view of J-Class yachts ^Ranger^ and ^Velsheda^ rounding marker during the J Class Regatta, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, June 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Billy Black
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Billy Black / Aerial view of J-Class yachts ^Ranger^ and ^Velsheda^ rounding marker during the J Class Regatta, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, June 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
MOD 70 maxi-trimaran 'Veolia Environnement' passing the Needles Lighthouse during the RORC Rolex Fastnet Race. Isle of Wight, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Benoit Stichelbaut
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Benoit Stichelbaut / MOD 70 maxi-trimaran 'Veolia Environnement' passing the Needles Lighthouse during the RORC Rolex Fastnet Race. Isle of Wight, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Startline during the RC44 Sweden Cup, Marstrand, Sweden, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / Startline during the RC44 Sweden Cup, Marstrand, Sweden, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Crew hiking out on board yacht during the RC44 Sweden Cup, Marstrand, Sweden, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / Crew hiking out on board yacht during the RC44 Sweden Cup, Marstrand, Sweden, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Yachts under spinnaker beneath atmospheric skies during the RC44 Sweden Cup, Marstrand, Sweden, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / Yachts under spinnaker beneath atmospheric skies during the RC44 Sweden Cup, Marstrand, Sweden, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Yachts racing under spinnaker during the RC44 Sweden Cup, Marstrand, Sweden, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / Yachts racing under spinnaker during the RC44 Sweden Cup, Marstrand, Sweden, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Maxi-trimaran 'Gitana 11' heeling off The Needles to the west of the Isle of Wight during RORC Rolex Fastnet Race, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / Maxi-trimaran 'Gitana 11' heeling off The Needles to the west of the Isle of Wight during RORC Rolex Fastnet Race, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Maxi-trimaran 'Viola Environnement' heeling off The Needles to the west of the Isle of Wight during RORC Rolex Fastnet Race, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / Maxi-trimaran 'Viola Environnement' heeling off The Needles to the west of the Isle of Wight during RORC Rolex Fastnet Race, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
Maxi-trimaran 'Banque Populaire' heeling off The Needles to the west of the Isle of Wight during RORC Rolex Fastnet Race, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.  -  Rick Tomlinson
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Rick Tomlinson / Maxi-trimaran 'Banque Populaire' heeling off The Needles to the west of the Isle of Wight during RORC Rolex Fastnet Race, England, August 2011. All non-editorial uses must be cleared individually.
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