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Andrea Francolini takes us up the pointy end Andrea Francolini takes us up the pointy end The magnificent Andrea Francolini was out on the water for Day Two of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championship. The magnificent Andrea Francolini was out on the water for Day Two of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championship. The AUS Sailing event is hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia from Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 March 2017. The IRC fleet will face a mixture of short course and passage races to decide the 2017 National Champions. by John Curnow Posted on 24 Mar America's Cup - Groupama Team France's AC50 sailing in Bermuda - Video America's Cup - Groupama Team France's AC50 sailing in Bermuda - Video Groupama Team France has had her first sail in Bermuda with the AC50 looking impressive in the video shot by the team. Groupama Team France has had her first sail in Bermuda with the AC50 looking impressive in the video shot by the team. by Groupama Team France Posted on 24 Mar X-Yachts advisory board announces ambitious strategy plan X-Yachts advisory board announces ambitious strategy plan X-Yachts now has three unique and different ranges. All three lines will be further developed and refined. Catering for a complete cross section of sailors prioritising Superb Sailing Pleasure, X-Yachts now has three unique and different ranges. All three lines will be further developed and refined. by X-Yachts Posted on 24 Mar Match Cup Australia – Home town bonanza Match Cup Australia – Home town bonanza David Gilmour had gone through 3 – 1 against Taylor Canfield, and Torvar Mirsky similarly eliminated Yann Guichard. Local skipper Matt Jerwood certainly overplayed the anxiety card on his way to becoming the third Western Australian skipper to make it through to the semi-finals by John Roberson Posted on 24 Mar Tricky conditions on Day 2 of Australian Yachting Championship Tricky conditions on Day 2 of Australian Yachting Championship Yesterday’s breeze settled overnight leaving a confused sea state for day two of Australian Yachting Championship. Yesterday’s breeze settled overnight leaving a confused sea state and five to eight knots for day two of the Australian Yachting Championship. Similar to yesterday, today’s racing consisted of a 19nm passage race to Coogee Beach and back. by Jane Gordon Posted on 24 Mar Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race skipper Wendy Tuck Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race skipper Wendy Tuck For Wendy ‘Wendo’ Tuck, one race around the world was never going to be enough. For Wendy ‘Wendo’ Tuck, one race around the world was never going to be enough. And as a result, she’s set to make history in the Clipper 2017-18 Race as the first Australian skipper to complete the arduous ocean challenge twice. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 24 Mar America's Cup - Images of Emirates Team NZ flypast Devonport America's Cup - Images of Emirates Team NZ flypast Devonport Image gallery shot as Emirates Team New Zealand returned in the late afternoon from another four hour race session Image gallery shot as Emirates Team New Zealand returned in the late afternoon from another four hour race training session on the Waitemata harbour. Our cameras were on Devonport Wharf to catch the sequence - and for the first time a wide angle lens had to be used. by Richard Gladwell Posted on 23 Mar America's Cup – Get to know Iain Murray and the ACRM America's Cup – Get to know Iain Murray and the ACRM He has enjoyed a long and illustrious career since he first started sailing at the age of nine in his native Sydney. Throughout its 166 year history the rivalries between owners, skippers, crews, yacht clubs, fans and nations have been some of the most intriguing facets of the competition for the world’s oldest sporting trophy. by America's Cup Posted on 23 Mar Round the Rocks kick's off St. Thomas International Regatta Round the Rocks kick's off St. Thomas International Regatta Nearly 60 sleek sailing yachts from Caribbean, U.S., Canada and Europe will race in St. Thomas International Regatta. Nearly 60 sleek sailing yachts from the Caribbean, U.S., Canada and Europe will race in the 44th St. Thomas International Regatta. Set for March 24 to 26, this three-day regatta known as the ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’ will be prefaced by the second Round the Rocks Race on March 23, which features a circumnavigation of the 19-square-mile neighbouring U.S. Virgin Island of St. John. by Carol Bareuther Posted on 23 Mar Vendée Globe – A hugely popular event and media success Vendée Globe – A hugely popular event and media success With 29 skippers setting sail and 10 nations represented, the eighth edition offered a wide range of projects The results show huge increases everywhere: many more people attending the event, unprecedented media coverage and feedback, a record level of international coverage without talking about the very positive race outcome in terms of the rankings. by Vendée Globe Posted on 23 Mar RC44 Championship Tour heads to Lanzarote for final regatta RC44 Championship Tour heads to Lanzarote for final regatta For 2017 the fleet will return to Europe's southern shores with racing hosted from the new facility, Marina Lanzarote The Calero Marinas have been a regular winter destination for the RC44 fleet over the years having hosted four regattas and three World Championships between 2010 and 2013. by RC44 Class Association Posted on 23 Mar OK Dinghy World Ranking List – No change at top OK Dinghy World Ranking List – No change at top European Champion, Bo Petersen (DEN) continues to lead from Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) and Greg Wilcox (NZL). For the first time in the history of the OK Dinghy World Ranking List, not only are the top three three unchanged, but the entire top 20 of the March 2017 release are unchanged from the previous release. by Robert Deaves Posted on 23 Mar Bond meets Matrix as Garmin sponsors NSW IRC title Bond meets Matrix as Garmin sponsors NSW IRC title Garmin’s Marine Manager Jason Browne says the experimentation goes beyond anything seen on the local yachting scene Best known in the marine industry for its GPS chartplotters, fishfinder/sonar technology and radars, the electronics company is now infiltrating the high-performance yachting market in a big way following the buyout of instruments manufacturer Nexus. by Mark Rothfield - Sail Port Stephens Posted on 23 Mar Match Cup Australia – Mirsky completes the local line up Match Cup Australia – Mirsky completes the local line up Torvar Mirsky kept the spectators on the edge of their seats as he came back from 2–1 down to defeat Sweden’s Nicklas Earlier in the day Steve Thomas, also of Royal Perth, had become a giant killer, eliminating Tour Card holder Nicolai Sehested in three straight races, to join yesterday’s local qualifiers David Gilmour and Matt Jerwood. by John Roberson Posted on 23 Mar Thrills and spills on Day 1 of the Australian Yachting Championships Thrills and spills on Day 1 of the Australian Yachting Championships Sailors needed to strategise how best to complete the near 30 mile passage race to Botany Bay and back After a night of squalls and southerly breeze, competitors had a tough stage set for day one. With a solid 15 – 20 knots of breeze in a sea state that resembled that of a dishwasher, sailors needed to strategise how best to complete the near 30 mile passage race to Botany Bay and back. by Jane Gordon Posted on 23 Mar Andrea Francolini takes us into the moguls Andrea Francolini takes us into the moguls Andrea Francolini was on water at Australian Yachting Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 1 action The magnificent Andrea Francolini was out on the water for Day One of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championship. The AUS Sailing event is hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia from Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 March 2017. It was enough to have Francolini comment, 'Gee, that is the way to start an event!' by John Curnow Posted on 23 Mar America's Cup - Images of Emirates Team NZ two-up on the Waitemata America's Cup - Images of Emirates Team NZ two-up on the Waitemata Emirates Team NZ were sailing on the Waitemata yesterday with just a couple of weeks left Emirates Team NZ were sailing on the Waitemata yesterday with just a couple of weeks left before they head for Bermuda and the 35th America's Cup. The cycle-grinders were two per side for the trip down the harbour making the transitions from gybe to gybe very interesting - and almost imperceptible. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com Posted on 23 Mar America's Cup - Late Protocol change further stacks deck against Kiwis America's Cup - Late Protocol change further stacks deck against Kiwis Five America's Cup teams have dealt themselves a new hand with a new Protocol Change published three days ago. Five America's Cup teams have dealt themselves a new hand with a new Protocol Change published three days ago. On the face of it, the change - to allow 23 days training against each other repairs an omission by the Commissioner for the America's Cup. But it is the timing of the move that is surprising by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com Posted on 22 Mar Less than a month to go to 8th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth Less than a month to go to 8th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth To date, 66 teams have signed up for the event, which bodes well for an exceptional vintage Péan will be casting an expert eye over the event that occurs 10-15 April. A seasoned and talented sailor, he boasts one of the most prestigious track records in French sailing, with victories logged in the Solitaire du Figaro in 1983, then the Whitbread (a crewed around-the-world race with stopovers) in 1986. by Barby MacGowan Posted on 22 Mar Transat Jaques Vabre – Oman Sail takes on Class 40 challenge Transat Jaques Vabre – Oman Sail takes on Class 40 challenge The new campaign is the latest stage of the relationship between Al Hasni, one of Oman's most promising sailors Oman Sail has revealed a new adventure for 2017 as the pioneering national initiative takes on a double-handed Class 40 challenge pairing up mentor and long-term skipper of various Oman Sail projects, Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, with his protégé and Oman Sail’s most successful offshore sailor, Fahad Al Hasni. by Oman Sail Posted on 22 Mar
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