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Typhoon Hato - a cautionary reminder to ALL boat owners Typhoon Hato - a cautionary reminder to ALL boat owners ‘Fully Comprehensive’ does not mean a payout for all and any eventuality Harder still was explaining to distraught owners why their claim for damages would not be paid by the insurance companies – ‘Fully Comprehensive’ does not mean a payout for all and any eventuality. If that was the case, then your policy would simply be a one pager: effectively, a guarantee from the insurance company. by Colin Ip Posted today at 9:37 am No racing on Day 2 at U23 Finn World Championship No racing on Day 2 at U23 Finn World Championship Everyone expected to lose a day, but no one expected to lose the second day, which had second best forecast of the week. The day began with an AP ashore, which then continued afloat for an hour before the sailors were sent back to shore to wait under a further AP. Finally they were sent back out again as a relativity stable 6-8 knots had settled over the course area. by Robert Deaves Posted today at 10:29 am J Class battle for the Kohler Cup – Showdown of the season J Class battle for the Kohler Cup – Showdown of the season Per class rules, all yachts racing are original J Class using the most advanced boat building and equipment technology. While considered Superyachts, at North Sails we think of the J's as a Grand Prix class because the teams are sailing as aggressively as if they were on a TP52. by North Sails Posted today at 10:20 am Baja Desert Showdown – Day 4 Baja Desert Showdown – Day 4 Scott Shoemaker opted for big gear which allowed him great mobility in his search for waves. He found the longest rides Another beautiful day in Baja, the swell is dropping and the heats start as soon as the wind fills in, providing conditions to finish up the remaining fleets of competition. by IWT Posted today at 10:04 am Ruby Charlotte, the pearl of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 Ruby Charlotte, the pearl of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 The grand ex-pearling lugger Ruby Charlotte has contested every Audi Hamilton Island Race Week since 2011 The grand ex-pearling lugger Ruby Charlotte has contested every Audi Hamilton Island Race Week since 2011 and over seven years the boat has recorded just one finish from around 40 race starts at the popular Whitsunday regatta. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted today at 6:22 am J-Class Worlds - Day 2 action-shots by Ingrid Abery J-Class Worlds - Day 2 action-shots by Ingrid Abery Ingrid Abery was on water at J-Class World Championship 2017 and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 action. Photographer Ingrid Abery was on water at J-Class World Championship 2017 and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 action. by Ingrid Abery Posted today at 5:40 am Volvo Ocean Race - First look at new 2020/21 Volvo 60 design prototype Volvo Ocean Race - First look at new 2020/21 Volvo 60 design prototype The first mock up of the Guillaume Verdier-designed offshore monohull was revealed at the Boatyard in Lisbon The first mock up of the Guillaume Verdier-designed offshore monohull was revealed at the Boatyard in Lisbon. Just over three months ago Volvo Ocean Race CEO Mark Turner announced that the question of whether the future of the race was monohull or multihull had been solved - both would be built the monohull for offshore and the catamaran for inshore racing. by Mark Chisnell - Volvo Ocean Race Posted today at 2:35 am 2017 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - When one hull isn’t enough 2017 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - When one hull isn’t enough It’s clear that the diehards of monohull sailing who struggle to ‘get’ the multihull thing are a complete mystery It’s clear that the diehards of monohull sailing who struggle to ‘get’ the multihull thing are a complete mystery to those who prefer not to spend their time on the water in displacement mode. by Crosbie Lorimer Posted today at 2:19 am Laser Radial World Championships – Day 3 Laser Radial World Championships – Day 3 In the yellow fleet, Marit Bouwmeester found the stronger conditions to her liking and repositioned herself at the front Off the start of race five, Viktorija Andrulyte (LTU) and Bouwmeester were launched at the pin. By the first mark, Andrulyte maintained her leading position, and Bouwmeester rounded in fourth behind Pia Kuhlmann (GER) and Evi Van Acker (BEL). by Katie Olsen Posted on 23 Aug Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 3, Race 1 – Tackling the Bay of Biscay Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 3, Race 1 – Tackling the Bay of Biscay As the fleet makes steady progress south past the UK and towards Northern France, Skippers focus on the next challenge Ahead of the fleet, the weather is changing somewhat. A new low moving southeast across the race track should reach the Portuguese coast by the weekend. Whilst it does not look particularly strong, it will provide several tactical options for the twelve teams. by The Clipper Race Posted on 23 Aug 470 Class Japan National Championships –Day 6– Nippon Boys keep podium 470 Class Japan National Championships –Day 6– Nippon Boys keep podium Last day, only Medal Race was sailed. Many sailors who did not proceed to the Medal Race went out on the spectator boats Many support to the Nippon Boys who are narrowly in front of Belcher/Ryan, the current world champion. On a hot summer day at Enoshima, gentle seabreeze started as usual, however, it did not increase, and the Medal Race started at 13:45 after some waiting on shore. by Aiko Saito Posted on 23 Aug Baja Desert Showdown – Day 3 Baja Desert Showdown – Day 3 The strong thermals continued to pulse through on Monday and coupled with the extreme low tides and dying swell Fresh off watching the pros in action the Amateurs were ready to take to the water themselves for round one. By 10:00am Russ Faurot and Casey Hauser showed the crew it was plenty windy with a quick session before heats got underway at 10:40am. by IWT Posted on 23 Aug J-Class Worlds – Day 1 shots by Carlo Borlenghi J-Class Worlds – Day 1 shots by Carlo Borlenghi Carlo Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from J-Class World Championship 2017 – Day 1 Carlo Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from J-Class World Championship 2017 – Day 1 by Carlo Borlenghi Posted on 23 Aug Nice points jump for Facundo Olezza after U23 Finn Worlds opener Nice points jump for Facundo Olezza after U23 Finn Worlds opener Facundo Olezza, from Argentina, made some sense of the chaotic wind conditions on the first day The only young sailor at the U23 Finn World Championship in Balatonfured with Olympic experience, Facundo Olezza, from Argentina, made some sense of the chaotic wind conditions on the first day to build a 13 point margin after three very tricky races were sailed. by Robert Deaves Posted on 23 Aug J-Class Worlds - Day 1 action-shots by Ingrid Abery J-Class Worlds - Day 1 action-shots by Ingrid Abery Ingrid Abery was on water at 2017 J-Class World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 1's action. Top international photographer Ingrid Abery was on water at 2017 J-Class World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 1's action. by Ingrid Abery Posted on 23 Aug 470 Class Japan Nationals Day 5 - Close battle continue for Medal Race 470 Class Japan Nationals Day 5 - Close battle continue for Medal Race Finally, Enoshima Sea breeze arrived with large waves. Everyone enjoyed three races in REAL Enoshima summer condition. Finally, Enoshima Sea breeze has arrived with large waves. At 11:00, there was already 10 kt south wind, and it gradually increased. Everyone enjoyed three races in REAL Enoshima summer condition. by Aiko Saito Posted on 23 Aug Laser Radial Worlds - Young Australian talent makes big move on Day 2 Laser Radial Worlds - Young Australian talent makes big move on Day 2 Yesterday’s racing in difficult, light wind highlighted different sailors in each race, and the same applied today The second day of Laser Radial World Championships brought sun and 6-8 knots of breeze for all three fleets. In the white fleet today, the most notable performance was that of Australia’s Mara Stransky. After a general recall, the white fleet started race three and Mirthe Akkerman (NED) shot out to the front by the first mark, where Stransky was around 10th. by Katie Olsen Posted on 22 Aug Clipper Yacht Race – Day 2, Race 1 – Strong tides divide fleet Clipper Yacht Race – Day 2, Race 1 – Strong tides divide fleet Strong tides running North have divided the fleet tactically overnight, with the front of the pack heading close inshore The gap between first and last place has widened over the last 24 hours, with 68 nautical miles separating the teams and a group of four teams pulling away from the pack. At the top of the leader board is Unicef which has crept four nautical miles ahead of Visit Seattle this morning despite sitting in second place overnight. by The Clipper Race Posted on 22 Aug Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Building on success Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Building on success Pulses look set to race once again at the Mediterranean’s greatest festival of big boat competition. As usual, this year’s fleet will be grouped into classes depending upon several factors, including size, rating and racing capabilities. Within the smaller participating yachts, between 18.29 metres and 24.08 metres, the sub-division promotes close and fair racing under the prevailing handicap systems. by Quinag Posted on 22 Aug Joshua one-design yacht to be inaugurated in 2022 Golden Globe Race Joshua one-design yacht to be inaugurated in 2022 Golden Globe Race Knox-Johnston set out from Falmouth aboard Suhaili on June 14. Moitessier followed 79 days later in steel ketch Joshua The 2018 race, set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Knox-Johnston’s victory in his traditional 32ft yacht Suhaili, has attracted 27 sailors from 14 countries to compete in similar type yachts between 32-36ft in length. by Event Media Posted on 22 Aug
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