St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Sixty-two yachts from the Caribbean, U.S. and Europe cast off Friday in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. Hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club March 27 to 29, this ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’ boasts an impressive fleet ranging from 50- to 60-foot super hi-tech sport boats to lightening quick 16-foot beach cats.
by Bob FisherSo, the powers that control the meteorological conditions at regattas decided, rightfully, that they had achieved near perfection on the opening day, and maybe because that they decided that the behavior at the subsequent party was exemplary, to tweak it and in doing so, made it close to perfect. They had reduced the top end of the wind range to 20 knots maximum and eliminated the broaching and c
by Rick RobertsScott Dickson and his Dickson Racing Team beat Dustin Durant’s Long Beach Match Racing team Saturday winning Stage Two of Long Beach Yacht Club’s Congressional Cup Club Sail-Off. Dickson and his team’s next stop will be at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Grade 1 2015 Congressional Cup, May 13-17, now part of the World Match Racing Tour.
Neutrogena is now forecast to cross the finish line in Barcelona at around 1730hrs UTC Monday evening. Barcelona will no doubt lay on an emotional welcome for one of its favourite, most successful and well known round the world racers, who will complete his seventh circumnavigation.
Team Alvimedica watch captain, Ryan Houston says the Southern Ocean Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race has had racing as close as you would expect in a Coastal Race. All the top group are within sight of each other, and there have been some close passing maneuvers with the boats sailing at 25-30kts. Includes two on board videos.
The World Wakeboard Association is on the cusp of another breakthrough season, which will include another successful season of the Malibu WWA Rider Experience. The Malibu WWA Rider Experience is the leader in both amateur competition and giving riders deeper education on how the sport works.
Over 1,200 sailors from 65 countries are in Palma de Mallorca to compete in the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar. This international regatta has become a regular feature for worldwide sailors who will race in the 10 Olympic events, the Formula Kite, the Dragon and the 2.4 Paralympic class, from the 28th of March until the fourth of April in the beautiful bay of Palma.
The Newport Ocean Racing Association, hosts of annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht International Race, proudly confirmed this week that the Los Angeles Times will be a three-year presenting sponsor for the illustrious, historical race. N2E is not only a sailboat race; it has through the years become an epic event for the sailing community and local residents.
Neutrogena, sailed by Barcelona's Guillermo Altadill and Chilean co-skipper José Munoz, should return into Mediterranean this evening. Once more One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton are defying expectations and sailing quicker upwind than their rivals, 150 miles to their west, We Are Water. Current routeings have the two Catalan IMOCA 60's only hours apart at Gibraltar, too close to call right now.