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Oman Sail’s Fahad Al Hasni voted Seahorse Sailor of the Month Oman Sail’s Fahad Al Hasni voted Seahorse Sailor of the Month Oman’s leading offshore sailor Fahad Al Hasni has joined one of professional sailing’s most elite clubs He was nominated for one of the most coveted awards in world sailing for the part he played in Musandam-Oman Sail's success in setting records in recent years such as the Round Britain and Ireland and in particular the new Round Ireland record earlier this year. by Oman Sail Posted on 23 Aug Hamilton Island Race Week - Supermaxis battle on Day 2 + Video Hamilton Island Race Week - Supermaxis battle on Day 2 + Video Photographer Michael Chittenden is on the water at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Photographer Michael Chittenden is on the water at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, and provided this gallery of images on a day when the supermaxi Scallywag beat Wild Oats XI for the first time. Bob Killick and Warwick Rooklyn commentate the video of Race Day 2 by Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 23 Aug Mid-week weekend at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Mid-week weekend at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Layday came early for the AHIRW fleet despite best efforts by the race committee to get some divisions racing out 2016 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Layday came early for the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week fleet despite best efforts by the race committee to get some divisions racing out on the Eastern course area, in the Turtle Bay vicinity. by Crosbie Lorimer and Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 23 Aug AHIRW Day 3 - Audi Hamilton Island Whale Watching Week AHIRW Day 3 - Audi Hamilton Island Whale Watching Week Day three saw no racing for any of the 252 entries at AHIRW, but there was plenty of people and whale watching 2016 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Day three saw no racing for any of the 252 entries at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, but there was plenty of people and whale watching to be done for the media! I have to say it is the best postponement I have had in my 20+ years of sailing! by Nic Douglass Posted on 23 Aug Was Singapore's Road to Rio just a cul-de-sac? Was Singapore's Road to Rio just a cul-de-sac? 'Our sailors are not full time. That has to be changed to get them on course to perform well and progress up the ranks.' Singapore’s sailors and windsurfers captured the imagination in the run-up to the Olympics. In total, eight sailors and two windsurfers clinched their tickets to Rio, a feat which made the Republic’s contingent the second-largest in Asia behind Japan, who had 11 qualifiers. by TodayOnline Posted on 23 Aug The Clipper Race turns 20! The Clipper Race turns 20! Throughout the race, tales of crew celebrating birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion Throughout the race, tales of Clipper Race crew celebrating their birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion, likely to remain a completely unique event in their lifetime. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 23 Aug America's Cup - Architect of NZ Qualifier withdrawal steps down America's Cup - Architect of NZ Qualifier withdrawal steps down The Commissioner for the America's Cup General Dr. Harvey Schiller has stepped down from the role The Commissioner for the America's Cup General Dr. Harvey Schiller has stepped down from the role and will finish at the end of the month. The move was confirmed today by America's Cup correspondent Bernie Wilson of the Associated Press. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 23 Aug AHIRW - Day 2 - Ichi Ban and Concubine in the Tavern AHIRW - Day 2 - Ichi Ban and Concubine in the Tavern Another gorgeous day on Hamilton Island, but breeze was not entirely on board with keeping the on-water action up to par 2016 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Another gorgeous day on Hamilton Island, but the breeze was not entirely on board with keeping the on-water action up to par with the off-water activities! by Nic Douglass Posted on 23 Aug Rio 2016 - Australia tops Olympic Sailing Medal Table again Rio 2016 - Australia tops Olympic Sailing Medal Table again Australia has again topped the table with their Gold Medal and three Silver Medals won in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regat Using the weighted points system for defining Olympic Medal Table placings, Australia has again topped the table with their Gold Medal and three Silver Medals won in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta in Rio de Janeiro. After the 2012 Olympic Regatta in Weymouth, Australia also topped the Medal table, but were tied with hosts, Great Britain on 11pts. Includes full results for all classes. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 22 Aug A magnificent fleet gathers in Cowes for Etchells World Championship A magnificent fleet gathers in Cowes for Etchells World Championship 58 teams from all over the world have entered the championship, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club. Twenty teams are from Great Britain and a dozen each from Australia and the United States of America. Four entries are from Hong Kong and as far afield as: Bermuda, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. by Louay Habib Posted on 22 Aug Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016 - Day 1 Downwind Racing Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016 - Day 1 Downwind Racing With a backdrop of dark rain clouds, the fleet raced downwind from Lindeman Island to the finish in Dent Passage With a backdrop of dark rain clouds, the fleet raced downwind from Lindeman Island to the finish in Dent Passage getting a good soaking shortly after the video was shot. by Dale Lorimer - Bow Caddy Media Posted on 22 Aug Time and tide on Day 2 of the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Time and tide on Day 2 of the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week A light breeze and cloudy skies saw 12 of the 14 divisions scheduled for many island courses starting from Dent Passage. The Trailables Division led the vanguard at the first start gun, but it soon became apparent that plugging a strong south going current in such light breeze was going to make for a very slow and congested start to the day. by Crosbie Lorimer Posted on 22 Aug AHIRW - Day 1 - 'Pillow Talk' and Scallywag's Honeymooners AHIRW - Day 1 - 'Pillow Talk' and Scallywag's Honeymooners A record-breaking fleet of 252 boats and catching up with so many of my sailing mates from around the world Amazing to be back on Hamilton Island for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. A record-breaking fleet of 252 boats, a stunning location, and catching up with so many of my sailing mates from around the world, what could be better? by Nic Douglass Posted on 22 Aug Rio 2016 - 49erFX Gold Medal provides local fizz for Sailing Olympics Rio 2016 - 49erFX Gold Medal provides local fizz for Sailing Olympics Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze sent their fellow Brazilians into a frenzy on Flamengo Beach on Thursday AP's Bernie Wilson was on the scene when Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze sent their fellow Brazilians into a frenzy on Flamengo Beach on Thursday after holding off the New Zealand crew by two seconds to win the gold medal in the women's 49erFX class, which was making its Olympic debut. There's a link to the rest of his excellent coverage of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Sailing Regatta. by Sail-World.com/NZL Posted on 22 Aug Rio 2016- Annalise Murphy gets Irish eyes smiling again Rio 2016- Annalise Murphy gets Irish eyes smiling again In Rio 2016, the Annalise Murphy of old was back, but lighter and sharper than Weymouth 2012. In Rio 2016, the Annalise Murphy of old was back, but lighter and sharper than Weymouth 2012. For a time in the Medal race she had the Gold medal in her grasp, but came away absolutely delighted with the Silver. Thefull story of how this amazing turnaround was achieved, is probably yet to be told, but long-time Irish sailing correspondent, WM Nixon, writing in Afloat.ie fills in the background by Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 21 Aug Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016 - Day 1 Video Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016 - Day 1 Video Day 1 of Audi Hamilton Race Week 2016 provided the first opportunity for Wild Oats XI and Scallywag to go head-to-head Day 1 of Audi Hamilton Race Week 2016 provided the first opportunity for Wild Oats XI and Scallywag to go head-to-head on an inshore race course. The two boats shadowed each other in the pre-race manoeuvres prior to the start of a race to Lindeman Island and back, starting in Dent Passage. Both boats made a fine spectacle as they reached to the northern tip of Dent Island before heading upwind by Dale Lorimer - Bow Caddy Media Posted on 21 Aug Hydrofoil Pro Tour Mauritius – Final day – Parlier wins two in a row Hydrofoil Pro Tour Mauritius – Final day – Parlier wins two in a row The idyllic island paradise in the Indian Ocean was a must see for sailors and their loved ones who made the journey. From recent events you have Axel Mazella who sailed a convincing victory at the European Championship in July. Johnny Heineken is always a threat for the top spot with piercing hot streak abilities. Maxime Nocher the 2015 World Tour champ and perennial podium threat…. by Robbie Dean Posted on 21 Aug Winners defy superstition on Day 1 at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Winners defy superstition on Day 1 at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week A 12-15 knot SSE breeze eased the crews into the regatta with some fast but relatively stress-free racing. Heavy rain clouds to the east of the course soon delivered widespread showers as the yachts headed for home under spinnaker, most receiving a good soaking before reaching the finish line. But spirits were not dampened by the downpour with most crews speaking of the ideal breeze for the start of the regatta. by Crosbie Lorimer Posted on 21 Aug Reading Australia’s Rio 2016 Sailing Report Card Reading Australia’s Rio 2016 Sailing Report Card Pre-event, Australian Sailing officials predicted there would be between three and five medals at Rio 2016. Pre-event, Australian Sailing officials predicted there would be between three and five medals at Rio 2016. So Tom Burton's Gold in the Laser, and then Silver for the 470 Men’s sailors, Matt Belcher and Will Ryan, London 49er Gold Medallists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, and then lastly Nacra 17 first time campaigners, Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin, was a good result. by John Curnow Posted on 21 Aug Top contenders extend their lead on Day 3 of the HydroFoil Pro Tour Top contenders extend their lead on Day 3 of the HydroFoil Pro Tour Another five races have been completed in picture perfect conditions on the island paradise of Mauritius. Another five races have been completed in picture perfect conditions on the island paradise of Mauritius, bringing the race-count to fourteen thus far. The competitors with true grit will find themselves at the top. by Robbie Dean Posted on 20 Aug
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