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Miramare Castle near Trieste and a view of the sailing boats taking part in the 50th edition of the Barcolana regatta

Miramare Castle near Trieste and a view of the sailing boats taking part in the 50th edition of the Barcolana regatta

Spirit of Portopiccolo triumph in the 2018 Barcolana regatta

Spirit of Portopiccolo triumph in the 2018 Barcolana regatta

Lionheart and Svea during the America's Cup J Class Regatta 2017 in Bermuda

Lionheart and Svea during the America's Cup J Class Regatta 2017 in Bermuda

The Volvo Ocean Race at sunset

The Volvo Ocean Race at sunset

Boats sail past the Vittoria lighthouse during the 49th Barcolana regatta in the Gulf of Trieste

Boats sail past the Vittoria lighthouse during the 49th Barcolana regatta in the Gulf of Trieste

An aerial view of sailing boats after the start of the 49th Blue Ribbon round-the-lake international yachting race

An aerial view of sailing boats after the start of the 49th Blue Ribbon round-the-lake international yachting race

J Class fleet exhibition during the 35th America's Cup

J Class fleet exhibition during the 35th America's Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand sails during the 2017 America's Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand sails during the 2017 America's Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand during the 2017 Louis Vuitton America's Cup at the 35th America's Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand during the 2017 Louis Vuitton America's Cup at the 35th America's Cup

The 470 class olympic sailing at Rio 2016

The 470 class olympic sailing at Rio 2016

Participants compete in the Holopuni Va'a Ironmana Channel Crossing

Participants compete in the Holopuni Va'a Ironmana Channel Crossing

The Rambler 88 during the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2015

The Rambler 88 during the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2015

Sailing boats gather at the 2015 Barcolana regatta

Sailing boats gather at the 2015 Barcolana regatta

Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic of Croatia sails in the international sailing regatta Aquece Rio

Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic of Croatia sails in the international sailing regatta Aquece Rio

Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen of Australia sail in the men's 49er class on the Escola Naval course during the Aquece Rio

Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen of Australia sail in the men's 49er class on the Escola Naval course during the Aquece Rio

The 2015 Blue Ribbon regatta on Lake Balaton

The 2015 Blue Ribbon regatta on Lake Balaton

The fleet keelboat regatta during the Giraglia Rolex Cup 2015

The fleet keelboat regatta during the Giraglia Rolex Cup 2015

The all female crew Team SCA during the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015

The all female crew Team SCA during the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015

Team SCA during the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015

Team SCA during the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015

Team Alvimedica during the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015

Team Alvimedica during the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015

The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 in Abu Dhabi

The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 in Abu Dhabi

Syd Fischer's Ragamuffin during the Sydney to Hobart

Syd Fischer's Ragamuffin during the Sydney to Hobart

An aerial view of the start of the 2014 Sydney to Hobart race as leaves Sydney harbour

An aerial view of the start of the 2014 Sydney to Hobart race as leaves Sydney harbour

The Barcolana 2014 regatta

The Barcolana 2014 regatta

The Vele d'Epoca 2014 regatta in Imperia

The Vele d'Epoca 2014 regatta in Imperia

The ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014 in Santander

The ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014 in Santander

An aerial view of the start of the Sydney to Hobart race as leaves Sydney harbour

An aerial view of the start of the Sydney to Hobart race as leaves Sydney harbour

The 2013 Barcolana regatta in front of Trieste harbour

The 2013 Barcolana regatta in front of Trieste harbour

Sailing boats gather at the start of the Barcolana 2013 regatta

Sailing boats gather at the start of the Barcolana 2013 regatta

Brad Web of Oracle Team USA hoisted the America's Cup trophy as he celebrated with teammates

Brad Web of Oracle Team USA hoisted the America's Cup trophy as he celebrated with teammates

Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand during day 15 of the 34th America's Cup

Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand during day 15 of the 34th America's Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA head to head during the America's Cup 2013

Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA head to head during the America's Cup 2013

34th America's Cup final match race day 2

34th America's Cup final match race day 2

Team New Zealand during the Louis Vuitton Cup Final 2013 day 2

Team New Zealand during the Louis Vuitton Cup Final 2013 day 2

Competitors in action during the last day of the 420 Class Sailing World Championships

Competitors in action during the last day of the 420 Class Sailing World Championships

Team New Zealand in match race during the Louis Vuitton Cup 2013

Team New Zealand in match race during the Louis Vuitton Cup 2013

Luna Rossa Challenge take part in the Louis Vuitton Cup round robin

Luna Rossa Challenge take part in the Louis Vuitton Cup round robin

The start of the Giraglia Rolex Cup 2013

The start of the Giraglia Rolex Cup 2013

The Raffica HUN 92 boat competes in the Bol d'Or race on Lake Geneva

The Raffica HUN 92 boat competes in the Bol d'Or race on Lake Geneva

Millevele Sail Regatta in Genoa

Millevele Sail Regatta in Genoa

After more than 47 days at sea, the crew of the Soldini-Maserati VOR70 finally make landfall, setting a new record for the historic Golden Route

After more than 47 days at sea, the crew of the Soldini-Maserati VOR70 finally make landfall, setting a new record for the historic Golden Route

Javier Sansó, skipper of Acciona, at the Vandée Globe 2012-2013

Javier Sansó, skipper of Acciona, at the Vandée Globe 2012-2013

Kito de Pavant, skipper of Groupe Bel, during the Vandée Globe

Kito de Pavant, skipper of Groupe Bel, during the Vandée Globe

Alex Thomson, skipper of Hugo Boss, in New York during the Vandée Globe

Alex Thomson, skipper of Hugo Boss, in New York during the Vandée Globe

Michi Mueller adjusts the sail onboard PUMA Ocean Racing during the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race

Michi Mueller adjusts the sail onboard PUMA Ocean Racing during the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race

The fleet of Volvo Open 70's at the start of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean race 2011-12 from Alicante

The fleet of Volvo Open 70's at the start of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean race 2011-12 from Alicante

Marc Guillemot, skipper of Safran, during the Vandée Globe 2012-2013

Marc Guillemot, skipper of Safran, during the Vandée Globe 2012-2013

Yachts compete in the 34th Regates Royales - Panerai Trophy

Yachts compete in the 34th Regates Royales - Panerai Trophy

Sailboats racing in the 2008 Acura Miami Grand Prix

Sailboats racing in the 2008 Acura Miami Grand Prix

A fleet regatta during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco

A fleet regatta during the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco

Spain sail upwind in the Elliott 6m race

Spain sail upwind in the Elliott 6m race

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson of Great Britain compete in the men's Star Sailing

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson of Great Britain compete in the men's Star Sailing

Anton Dahlberg and Sebastian Ostling of Sweden compete in the men's 470 Sailing

Anton Dahlberg and Sebastian Ostling of Sweden compete in the men's 470 Sailing

Jean Baptiste Bernaz of France competes in the men's Laser Sailing

Jean Baptiste Bernaz of France competes in the men's Laser Sailing

Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen in action during the first Star Class sailing race of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen in action during the first Star Class sailing race of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Action in the first Finn Class race

Action in the first Finn Class race

America's Cup World Series in Venice

America's Cup World Series in Venice

A match race during the America's Cup World Series in Venice

A match race during the America's Cup World Series in Venice

Luna Rossa wins the America's Cup World Series in Naples

Luna Rossa wins the America's Cup World Series in Naples

Luna Rossa Piranha

Luna Rossa Piranha during America's Cup World Series in Naples

Oracle Racing

Oracle Racing during America's Cup World Series in Naples

Luna Rossa Swordfish

Luna Rossa Swordfish during America's Cup World Series in Naples

Giovanni Soldini's VOR 70 Maserati

Giovanni Soldini's VOR 70 Maserati

Barcolana Regatta

1800 sail boats start the 41st edition of the traditional Barcolana Regatta in the gulf of Trieste

US challenger BMW Oracle Racing

US challenger BMW Oracle Racing giant trimaran sails at the start of the opening race of the 33rd America's Cup

Groupama Sailing Team during the Volvo Ocean Race

Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas, head to Cape Town during leg one of the Volvo Ocean Race

Team Telefonica at the Volvo Ocean Race

Team Telefonica, skippered by Iker Martinez, finish to win leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12

Jonathon Lobert of France avoids Caleb Paine

Jonathon Lobert of France avoids Caleb Paine of the US during a race in the Finn class

470 class race

Competitors head to the windward mark during a 470 class race