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America’s Cup Series – Franck Cammas back at helm of Groupama Team
by Norauto Racing Team
The second event of the 2016 season, the Defender and Challengers meet again, this time in New York City. Last February, the French challenge, led by Franck Cammas, Michel Desjoyeaux and Olivier de Kersauson welcomed an agreement for five years of support from their new official partner
Posted on 6 May
Skiing superstar joins America's Cup on foils with Oracle Team USA
by Oracle Team USA
The legendary skier took the grinder position as the boat was flying on Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty. Invited by Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill (AUS), the legendary skier took over the grinder position as the boat was flying on the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty.
Posted on 6 May
An amendment detailing conditions to register for Vendée Globe
by Vendée Globe
This text reminds the importance given to the order in which the skippers register to be one of the 27 participants. This text reminds everyone of the importance given to the order in which the skippers register to become one of the 27 competing in the Everest of the seas. The first 27 skippers are given priority and that will remain so, as long as they respect all the procedures. The others are placed on a waiting list.
Posted on 6 May
List of skippers getting longer with six months to go to Vendée Globe
by BM / PG - Mer and Media
27 skippers to be fully registered in administrative terms, in chronological order have priority over the other projects By opting for a fairly direct course close to the great circle route in this transatlantic race, which had just three entries, Sébastien Destremau clearly made the right choices. He is the seventh entry on the list of twenty-seven.
Posted on 6 May
Ramón Carlín, the ‘weekend sailor’, has passed away at the age of 92
by Volvo Ocean Race
Carlín was a complete unknown in the sport when he entered the event, which later became the Volvo Ocean Race Carlín was a complete unknown in the sport when he entered the event, which later became the Volvo Ocean Race, having made his fortune manufacturing washing machines and other white goods in his native Mexico after starting his career as a door-to-door salesman selling cutlery, pots and pans and other household goods.
Posted on 6 May
IchorCoal makes surprising progress at Clipper Race Panama Cup
by The Clipper Race
There have been big positional changes across the fleet in the last 24 hours with Unicef moving up to third Yesterday’s leader LMAX Exchange is now sixth and remains the closest inshore team, while Garmin, now in seventh, has joined the rest of the fleet further offshore.
Posted on 6 May
Biggest challenge is yet to come at The Transat bakerly
by The Transat bakerly
Coville was thinking about a different sport altogether to help race followers understand the remarkable route. With 2,000 nautical miles sailed from Plymouth in under four days and 2,000 to go to New York, two of the world’s greatest solo sailors are still locked in a dual this morning
Posted on 6 May
Star Sailors League - SSL City Grand Slam Hamburg Live Video
by Mark Jardine
90 Star teams are racing to win the first SSL City Grand Slam, organized by the Star Sailors League 90 Star teams are racing to win the first SSL City Grand Slam, organized by the Star Sailors League with the great support of the Hamburg and Luebeck Bay Starfleet and Norddeutscher Regatta Verein.
Posted on 6 May
2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Life as an ocean racer
by Clipper Round the World
On the Mighty Pacific leg we hosted two Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) youth ambassadors. 2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - On the Mighty Pacific leg we hosted two Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) youth ambassadors. The opportunity was donated by Clipper Race founder and chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to ASSF, the charity that Sir Ben Ainslie CBE and Iain Percy OBE established in memory of their friend and Olympic sailing gold medallist, Andrew “Bart” Simpson.
Posted on 6 May
LV America's Cup World Series - Media day images by Stefano Gattini
by Studio Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi-Stefano Gattini provided this gallery of images from media day of AC skippers in NYC 2016 Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series - Photographer Stefano Gattini provided this gallery of images from media day of AC skippers in NYC at 2016 Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series.
Posted on 6 May
Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series New York - Press conference
by Nic Douglass
A discussion with the skippers of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Brookfield Place New York. 2016 America’s Cup World Series - A discussion with the skippers of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Brookfield Place New York. Topics include the expected America's Cup being back in NY, and who are the biggest 'threats', to the unexpected wine and cheese, how the skippers might celebrate a win in NYC, and comparison between the pollution in the Hudson to the pollution in Rio.
Posted on 6 May
AC World Series - Steve Colgate of Offshore Sailing School in New York
by Nic Douglass
Steve Colgate, Offshore sailor, Olympian, US Sailing Hall of Fame member and above all as he says 'a lover of sailing'. 2016 America’s Cup World Series - Steve Colgate, Offshore sailor, Olympian, US Sailing Hall of Fame member, boat designer and owner of Offshore Sailing School (Florida, Tortola, New York) and above all as he says 'a lover of sailing'.
Posted on 6 May
LV AC World Series New York - Press Conference images by Ingrid Abery
by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery provided this gallery of images from first press call for the six AC skippers in NYC at LV AC World Series. 2016 Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series - Photographer Ingrid Abery provided this gallery of images from first press call for the six AC skippers in NYC at 2016 Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series.
Posted on 6 May
SSL City Grand Slam - Top 30 to battle for Grand Slam
by Rachele Vitello
The sun shone brightly on the City of Hamburg today, as three million people celebrated 827th birthday of its harbour. The sun shone brightly on the City of Hamburg today, as three million people celebrated the 827th birthday of its harbour. Thousands of locals and visitors lined the banks of Lake Alster to watch the third day of the SSL City Grand Slam, 86 Star Teams raced in three flights and put on a spectacular show on a tight windward leeward course.
Posted on 6 May
Three days of intense competition concludes at 2016 WMRT Copenhagen
by WMRT
Conditions on the race course off Copenhagen over the three days were challenging with very variable winds. Racing high performance M32 catamarans, conditions on the race course off Copenhagen over the three days were challenging with very variable winds that required numerous course changes. Nonetheless the six competitors had succeeded in completing four round robins, or 20 races apiece by the close of play today.
Posted on 5 May
The countdown is on to the 2016 RC44 World Championship
by RC44 Class Association
The dominant force in the fleet after winning the Bermuda Cup, Team Aqua enter this years championship as favourites. New to the fleet in Sotogrande is the all Russian crew of BlackWater and, after a short absence at the beginning of the year, Nico Poons' team Charisma returns to the fleet with American John Kostecki calling tactics and French team Aleph Racing comes back with Kiwi Olympic sailor Hamish Pepper onboard as tactician.
Posted on 5 May
Clipper Race Panama Cup– Who will be first to pass Spaghetti Junction?
by The Clipper Race
Will the westerly course begin to prove beneficial for the teams as they aim to move up the leaderboard? Despite the vastness of the Pacific Ocean and the possible options for the fleet in terms of inshore and offshore racing en route to Central America, the majority of the teams have converged in what Unicef Skipper Martin Clough has nicknamed “Spaghetti Junction” approximately 200 nautical miles off the western coast of the United States
Posted on 5 May
Vendée Globe – Alex Thomson sets sail on board new Hugo Boss + Video
by Alex Thomson Racing
The Alex Thomson Racing Team are currently in Newport preparing Hugo Boss for the start of the Transatlantic Race. The Alex Thomson Racing Team are currently in Newport preparing Hugo Boss for the start of the Ocean Masters New York to Vendee Transatlantic Race
Posted on 5 May
AUS Olympic Team announcement slowed by appeals…
by John Curnow
There have been appeals in both the Finn class and the 49er FX class is the real story here... The full version of the Olympic release is below, but the statement – “There have been appeals in both the Finn class and the 49er FX class. A further selection announcement is expected once the appeal process has concluded.” – actually ends up being the real story.
Posted on 5 May
Sixty years of heritage and heroes at the Finn Gold Cup
by Robert Deaves
Sixty years ago the inspiration of two men set in motion the beginnings of a pinnacle sailing event 2016 Finn Gold Cup - Sixty years ago the inspiration of two men set in motion the beginnings of a pinnacle sailing event, the enormous challenge of which has transcended generations and remains to this day one of the most coveted trophies to win in the sport of sailing.
Posted on 5 May
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