The Sparkman & Stephens Association Global Regatta - Nominations A proud commemoration of the beautiful Olin Stephens designs Global Regatta wall of fame

Current challengers

The following contenders have won races in 2017 and one of them might win the 2018 Challenge Cup. Click here for nomination.

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Komatsu azzurro


Sydney to Gold Coast yacht race


01 August 2017

Over 70 yachts including 2 x 100 ' maxis and many tp52's

For the second time in three years Shane Kearns' Komatsu Azzurro has powered to overall victory in the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, finishing the 2017 event in a corrected time of 3 days 1 hour 40 mins 25 seconds, 2 hours 36 mins and 23 seconds ahead of Ian Creak’s Beneteau 47.7 Ausreo in second.

Read all about it, click here

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