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Winners are grinners at Sail Sydney Winners are grinners at Sail SydneyAmong the other winners was Jack Ferguson, who claimed the Laser 4.7 classFollowing a highly competitive Olympic Classes section, which ended on Thursday, nearly 400 intrepid sailors across 22 fleets and 15 countries pulled on their wetsuits and took to the spectacular waters of Sydney Harbour.by David Sygall Posted 17 Dec 18:20 HKT Gabart slashes over six days off solo RTW record Gabart slashes over six days off solo RTW recordFrancois Gabart slashes over six days off solo RTW recordFrench sailor Francois Gabart smashed the solo round the world sailing record when the crossed the finish line between Ushant and Lizard Point. The new record (yet to be ratified) is 42 days, 16hrs, 40mins and 35secs slashing a a massive six days andby Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 17 Dec 13:14 HKT RSHYR: Mark Hipgrave - Mister Lucky - or not? RSHYR: Mark Hipgrave - Mister Lucky - or not?A boat full of people who stand outWhen the start cannon fires on Boxing Day, Queensland entries headed south will number 11 in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, but one is a little more unusual than the rest – a boat full of people who stand outby Di Pearson, RSHYR Media Posted 17 Dec 12:28 HKT Historic draw declared in Clipper Race Historic draw declared in Clipper RaceDead heat declared for the first time in Clipper Race historyA dead heat has been declared for the first time in Clipper Race history, with both Great Britain and Nasdaq to share eighth place in Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test.by Morgan Kasmarik Posted 17 Dec 11:55 HKT RSHYR: A race of second chances RSHYR: A race of second chancesWinning Division 2 was more than Sydney skipper could have hoped forUnfortunately that ended in disappointment when Occasional Coarse Language Too retired from the Rolex Sydney Hobart on the afternoon of the start, a stiff southerly causing steering damage to his Ker GTS 43. There were other casualties that day too.by Di Pearson, RSHYR media Posted 17 Dec 10:29 HKT EPIC wipeout footage from the Southern Ocean EPIC wipeout footage from the Southern OceanAs the Volvo Ocean Race fleet battle it out during Leg 3As the Volvo Ocean Race fleet continue the 6,500 nautical mile leg from Cape Town to Melbourne the sailors are experiencing one of the most hostile environments the ocean has to offer.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 17 Dec 04:58 HKT RSHYR: You can win race at both ends of the fleet RSHYR: You can win race at both ends of the fleetLine Honours isn't all that matters in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race"Line Honours is all that matters," so declared the man who will steer one of the very last boats to cross the finish line in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this year, as he has done six times previously.by Jim Gale, RSHYR Media Posted 17 Dec 04:57 HKT Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3, Day 7 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3, Day 7The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has been making ground to the northeast over the past 24 hoursThe Volvo Ocean Race fleet has been making ground to the northeast over the past 24 hours, the northerly component of their progress largely as a result of the Antarctica Ice Exclusion Zone (AIEZ) being shifted to the north yesterday.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 17 Dec 01:08 HKT François Gabart expected to finish on Sunday François Gabart expected to finish on SundayLead over Thomas Coville's record (Sodebo Ultim): 2,735 milesHe is now making headway behind a ridge of high pressure, which is heading towards Brittany at the same as him. He should cross the finishing line of his single-handed round the world on Sunday morning, following roughly 43 days at seaby Trimaran MACIF Posted 17 Dec 01:04 HKT GC32 World Championship preview GC32 World Championship previewGreenhalgh is also looking forward to competing on Lake Garda.Also returning is defending champion Oman Air, winner of the first GC32 Championship held in Muscat, Oman in March. The Omani team recently finished a close third overall in the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series following its final event in Los Cabos, Mexico.by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 16 Dec 22:45 HKT 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ TV Series 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ TV SeriesEpisode 8 brings us the racing from Los Cabos, MexicoSettle in for 26 minutes of Stadium Racing from the grand finale of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Los Cabos, Mexico, with the eighth episode of the official TV Series.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 16 Dec 20:33 HKT Great Britain edges Nasdaq in photo finish Great Britain edges Nasdaq in photo finishGreat Britain has beaten NasdaqIn a finish that will go down in Clipper Race history, Great Britain has beaten Nasdaq to eighth place by just seconds in a thrilling photo finish on Sydney Harbour.by Clipper Round the World Posted 16 Dec 17:51 HKT Invited Classes shine at Sail Sydney 2017 Invited Classes shine at Sail Sydney 2017Invited Classes at Sail Sydney 2017Invited Classes at Sail Sydney 2017 were treated to some classic Sydney Harbour conditions on Saturday with 10 to 20 knots and clear skies.by David Sygall Posted 16 Dec 16:57 HKT Sail Sydney buzz moves to a new level Sail Sydney buzz moves to a new levelA hive of activity todayWoollahra Sailing Club will be a hive of activity today as scores of competitors prepare to head out on to Sydney Harbour for the second day of the Invited Classes section of Sail Sydney.by David Sygall Posted 16 Dec 14:48 HKT Opti-Saturday at Sail Sydney 2017 Opti-Saturday at Sail Sydney 2017More than 120 Optimist sailors will get their first taste of Sail Sydney 2017 todayMore than 120 Optimist sailors will get their first taste of Sail Sydney 2017 today with Intermediate, Open and Green Fleet Classes launching from Woollahra Sailing Club.by David Sygall Posted 16 Dec 11:00 HKT Volvo OR - Terror in the Southern Ocean + Video Volvo OR - Terror in the Southern Ocean + VideoVolvo OR - Terror in the Southern Ocean + VideoTo get a feel for what it's really like to drive one of these boats in the Southern Ocean just watch this interview with Gordon Maguire. It is perhaps the most heart-felt and eloquent account of the how raw life on board really is.by Volvo Ocean Race and Gorfon Macguire Posted 16 Dec 07:43 HKT Volvo - Team AkzoNobel repairs spar + video Volvo - Team AkzoNobel repairs spar + videoVolvo OR - Team AkzoNobel repairs spar + VideoThe Team AkzoNobel Volvo Ocean 65 has been a flurry of activity all day today as the crew set about the repairing the damage done to the mast and mainsail yesterday when things went wrong during a gybe in 45 knots of wind and big waves.by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 16 Dec 07:09 HKT Straddling the line in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 Straddling the line in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3Franco-Chinese crew Dongfeng Race Team continued to lead the way eastCharles Caudrelier's Franco-Chinese crew Dongfeng Race Team continued to lead the way east, managing to stay just ahead of a huge depression catapulting the fleet towards Australia.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 15 Dec 22:37 HKT Youth Sailing Worlds at Sanya, China day 5 Youth Sailing Worlds at Sanya, China day 5Sanya saved the best for the final day with gorgeous sunshineItaly's Margherita Porro and Sofia Leoni had confirmed gold in the Girl's 420 but minimal points separated the front runners in the remaining eight fleets ensuring it went down to the final race.by Daniel Smith / World Sailing Posted 15 Dec 21:09 HKT Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test Day 13 Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test Day 13Sydney Skipper Wendy Tuck pulled off the win into her home cityUnicef is expected to be next to join the teams at the CYCA in Rushcutters Bay. However, with only 50nm left to the finish, Skipper Bob Beggs reports: "SOS save our souls, we need wind to sail in for Christmas.by The Clipper Race Posted 15 Dec 19:30 HKT
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