GC32 foiling catamaran due in Auckland, sponsored by Zhik
Oakcliff Sailing to host U.S. Match Racing Championship this weekend
Oakcliff Sailing has long been recognized as a hub for match racing enthusiasts. The popular sailing center will play host to the 48th edition of the U.S. Match Racing Championship this weekend in Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Argo Group Gold Cup- Repechage round underway
With six of the eight Quarter Finalists set at the $100,000 Argo Group Gold Cup, the penultimate event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour, all eyes are on the Repechage to see which two crews will join the action slated for Saturday.
GC32 foiling catamaran due in Auckland, sponsored by Zhik
Team Vodafonesailing has confirmed that a GC32 foiling catamaran will be arriving in Auckland in early November and is expected to be racing a few weeks later. Designed by Dr Martin Fischer, the GC32 is similar to the foiling catamarans used in the America's Cup - but with a conventional soft sailed rig.
Nationality rules and the America's Cup
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor
Given that the America’s Cup has always been a high-stakes game of international competition, multinational crews have become common, with some teams taking greater advantage of the Protocol’s weak nationality rules (for the ACWS, only one crewmember must hold a passport from the country whose flag is emblazoned on their wingsail) more than others.
Volvo Ocean Race – Should Lawyers be banned and Multihulls
Knut Frostad, the outgoing CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), was a dual Olympian who then sailed in four VORs. He has some strong views on sailing, lawyers and sportsmanship.Part IV of the Sail-World interview series continues.
Croatia Search for MOB sailor continues
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team
Search continues for Omani sailor MOB 22 nm south of Pula Croatia yesterday. Musandam-Oman Sail, MOD70, skipper Sidney Gavignet (FRA), reported a Man Overboard (MOB) at 05:05 Central European Time on Wednesday 7 October off the coast of Croatia (position: 44° 32' 98N - 014° 02' 50E).
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Stormhoek Race underway
The Clipper Race
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms is underway with the fleet mostly in a tightly-bunched pack after 140 nautical miles and 14 hours of racing.
ISAF Sailing WC Melbourne – Entries open for Optimist Nations Cup
The Notice of Race and Online Entry for the inaugural Optimist Nations Cup have opened today, Thursday October 8th 2015.
SailRocket 2, set for short notice Weymouth - Portland Record attempt
Well, to be honest, that all got a much closer to really happening than we expected when we set out. In the end the real show stopper was the same old nemesis of all speed sailors... the weather. The forecast changed rapidly and the stiff SW-WSW winds we were looking for simply faded away. These winds would have enabled us to run in close to the Cause-way along the shore where the water is flat
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup- Melbourne - Entries now available
Entries are now open for all Olympic Classes via the ISAF website for the 2015 ISAF SWC – Melbourne Regatta. Unlike past years where the event has controlled the entry process, this year the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne (ISAF SWC- Melb) entries are managed directly by ISAF.
2015 VX One North American Championship - Impressive winners
Julie and Christopher Howell
It likely didn’t matter to the Eagan brothers (Marcus and Andrew) on Cajun Underwriting whether the sea breeze would come in Wednesday at the VX One North American Championship at Gulfport Yacht Club in Mississippi. They held a commanding 22-point lead after the eight races completed on the initial two days of the Championship, and were only dropping an eighth.
2015 VX One North American Championship - Day 2 images by Chris Howell
Chris Howell provided this gallery of images from 2015 VX One North American Championship race day two.
2015-16 Clipper Round the World Race departs Rio minus two boats
The second race in the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race series, The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, started off the Brazilian coast today for its 3,417 nautical mile voyage to Cape Town, South Africa.
2015 Argo Group Gold Cup - Challenge conditions greet fleet
World Match Racing Tour
The penultimate event of the World Match Racing Tour, the Argo Group Gold Cup commenced today with wind conditions that kept crews on their toes and will keep the repair crews up late tonight.
NZL Sailing Team - Kiwi 470's look forward to Worlds in Israel
Haifa, Israel will play host to the world’s best Olympic 470 class sailors this month, including NZL Sailing Team crews Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, and Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox.
2015 15th Annual City of Hope Regatta overall
Sunday October fourth Del Rey and Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Clubs ran the 15th annual City of Hope Regatta on Santa Monica Bay. The race concluded the Hope Floats weekend, which featured an all-you-can-eat crab feast, paddleboard races, a raffle and auction.
2015 Puget Sound Sailing Championships overall
The Puget Sound Sailing Championships (PSSC) was held for small boats this past weekend October 3-4 at Shilshole Bay in Seattle. PSSC is the fall one design championship regatta held annually by Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle.
Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe– Provisional assessment of first stage
Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe – The Real Club Nautico de Arrecife hosted the prize giving awards ceremony for the first stage. Ocean racing seems much better in fine weather. This was certainly the case for the competitors taking part in the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe.
2015 Championship of Champions to be decided on Mississippi Sound
US Sailing’s Championship of Champions is recognized as one of the more unique adult racing events in the country. All helmsmen have qualified for this event by winning a one-design class National, North American, or World Championship in the qualifying year (2014 - 2015).
Rio 2016 – ISAF Race Officials announced
2016 Olympic Games – ISAF is pleased to announce the names of the ISAF Race Officials who will be officiating in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.