Farr 40 Sydney Open Regatta – Day 1 + Video
2016 Miami to Havana Race – Light winds for day one
J. Christopher Woolsey
Miami to Havana Race – Instead of screaming speeds and the organized chaos of a big wind race, four monohull and one multihull classes milled about sedately as the starting flags flapped limply, with four to six knots of wind.
Rio Olympics – Young South American overcomes injury to secure place
Rio Olympic – Behind the young Argentinean’s elation and excitement is a story about perseverance against the odds and overcoming an injury that nearly stopped him realising his Olympic dream.
Clipper Round the World Race – Fleet enjoys easier upwind conditions
The Clipper Race
With six days to go until the Clipper Race fleet arrives in Vietnam, the teams heading north are enjoying much easier upwind conditions which are forecast to continue for the next couple of days, making for an enjoyable finish to the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race.
Farr 40 Sydney Open Regatta – Day 1 + Video
Nic Douglass and Bob Ross
The Farr 40 Sydney Open regatta, a warm-up for the world championship next week, opened in a light and shifty breeze on Sydney Harbour today with different winners in three short-course races and boats at the front of the 12-boat fleet taking their turn at the back.
Nacra 17 Worlds – Norregaard hits turbo in turbulent conditions
Allan Norregaard and Anette Viborg Andreasen rocketed up to second place overall in the Nacra 17 World Championships, the Danish duo showing a rare mastery of the demanding conditions. After failing to score a finishing in the single race of day one, the Danes were the only team to finish inside the top 10 of all four races, held in 20 knots and very rough, steep waves.
49er and 49erFX World Championships – Big breeze tests skiff-ladies
Day 2 of the 2016 World Championships appeared sunny, with a chance of another windy day. The FX girls were proposed to go out at 11 am, but were held for a bit on shore due to that same old windy/wave sea state that sent the boys packing the day before.
2016 Melges 32 Gold Cup preview
2016 Melges 32 Gold Cup - Thirteen Melges 32 teams representing six countries assemble at Bahia Mar Marina and Lauderdale Yacht Club seeking Gold Cup glory. This location delivers the absolute best in one-design, grand prix racing, and for the second act of the Blue Water Series, great weather conditions are in the forecast along with some amazing competition.
2016 Melges 24 World Championship - 111 teams ready for action
2016 Melges 24 World Championship - Amazing interest being shown already for the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship in Miami boasting a beautiful three-digit number - 111 - on the entry list with more than nine months left before the event. The Melges 24 World Championship 2016 will be organised by the Miami Yacht Club in co-operation with US Melges 24 Class and Int'l Melges 24 Class Association
Sydney all set for 2016 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship
2016 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - The 19th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championships is being hosted by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and runs from Tuesday, 16 until Friday, 19th February 2016. Held at a different venue each year, the Championship is the pinnacle of the Farr 40 season.
Nacra 17, 49er/49erFX World Championship - Danish sailors in action
2016 Nacra 17, 49er/49erFX World Championship - Allan Norregaard and Anette Viborg Andreasen rocketed up to second place overall in the Nacra 17 World Championships, the Danish duo showing a rare mastery of the demanding conditions on the turbulent waters of Clearwater Beach, Florida.
JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs - Stephen Quigleey - An eye for future
2016 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs - One of the most respected men in 18 Footer Racing is the 1996 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champion Stephen Quigley, who will line up as skipper of Alcatel One Touch in the 2016 regatta, sponsored by appliancesonline.com.au, which starts on Sydney Harbour this Saturday.
2016 St. Thomas International Regatta - Gunboat/VX One Classes debut
2016 St. Thomas International Regatta - Gunboat and VX One classes are first-ever additions to the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). Set for March 25 to 27 and hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club, the 16 entries – four Gunboats and 12 VX Ones – are among a sleek fleet of 80-plus yachts registered to race.
Is the U.S. Olympic Sailing star on the rise? - Part One
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor
Less than six months before the start of the 2016 Rio Olympics-and less than two weeks after the U.S. team realized promising results at World Sailing’s Sailing World Cup Miami (January 23-30, 2016)-Sail-World.com caught up with Josh Adams, Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing, to learn more about the team’s progress and competitiveness, prior to this summer’s Games.
Nacra 17 Worlds – Big breeze causes havoc ashore and afloat - Day 1
Nacra17 Class Association
It was a big and blustery opening race that kicked off the Nacra 17 World Championships today in Clearwater, Florida. The first race started in a fairly benign 11-12 knots, although the 43 crews probably had an inkling that something big was going to happen when the breeze suddenly shifted 30 or 40 degrees to the left with less than a minute to the start gun.
Clipper Yacht Race – Ocean Sprint bonus claimed
The Clipper Race
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – The first through the Ocean Sprint course, set a time of 14 hours 18 minutes, which has consequently proved impossible for the remaining eleven boats to match.
Extreme Sailing Series launches season with new boats, teams, venues
Extreme Sailing Series
The 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ was officially launched at the Dubai International Marine Club today (10 February) with a full line-up of eight world-class teams, from eight nations confirmed.
America's Cup - Softbank Team Japan move into new base
Softbank Team Japan have moved form a temporary base in Bermuda to their new permanent facility. This photo sequence from November to present day shows the build and move. As a major sponsor, Yamaha are providing dock and other technology to the America's Cup Challenger.
America's Cup - Motion or position sensing - Oracle Team USA + Video
Oracle Team USA - Tech Tuesday video with Ian Burns and others. Motion sensing and position sensing is critical for evaluating the performance of our America's Cup boats. Modern technology has resolved positioning and movement to a degree of accuracy that would astonish navigators of old. Also video of how CFD is used in America's Cup yacht design, and the theory behind wingsail design
JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff - Noakes support of an outstanding youth team
2016 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship - Sean Langman, Managing Director of the Noakes Group, is one of Australia’s best known sailors/yachtsmen with a record of high achievement in numerous classes of sailing boats.
49er and Nacra 17 Worlds - Kiwis and Danes win boat-breaker on Day 1
The grey morning sky introduced Day 1 of the 49er and 49er FX 2016 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida. With building pressure from a manageable 14 knots to a ripping 18+, the 49er fleet kicked off the first race of their 2016 Worlds. It was a dramatic start in tough conditions. A total of six masts were snapped after today’s boat-breaking conditions.