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Never a dull moment Never a dull moment You know I don’t even remember where I saw that boat racing anymore. Can't tell you what type of vessel or colour it was You know I don’t even remember where I saw that boat racing anymore. Cannot tell you what type of vessel it was, or even what colour. Makes you think of some of those momentous ocean races, where things changed perpetually, and every rag on board had either been up, or was now strewn around the place from the bottom of the companion way to the darkest parts of the forepeak. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted today at 1:00 am Audi Hamilton Island Race Week – Day 2 – Short and long, old and new Audi Hamilton Island Race Week – Day 2 – Short and long, old and new All divisions contesting passage races were finished at Denman Island as the sou’easter ran out of grunt over the course Light shifty winds on the Eastern Course for the IRC Racing division caused a long delay in the commencement of their windward/leeward program. by Lisa Ratcliff /Crosbie Lorimer/ AHIRW Posted today at 12:39 pm Challenge of the Nord Stream Race beckons for rookie offshore sailors Challenge of the Nord Stream Race beckons for rookie offshore sailors Some young, talented sailors are about to undergo one of the biggest challenges as they set sail in the 1,000nm race While all the competitors taking part in the race are expert sailors in some form of the sport, many of them are completely new to sailing out of sight of land and concentrating for hours and days at a time. by Andy Rice Posted today at 5:01 pm Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards nomination period open Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards nomination period open There are two categories - male and female - and sailors nominated may represent any discipline of the sport. World Sailing will draw up a shortlist of nominations with the highest and most inspirational achievers going on to become the 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Nominees. by World Sailing Posted today at 4:30 pm Audi Hamilton Island Race Week – Day 2 – Calm except on starting line Audi Hamilton Island Race Week – Day 2 – Calm except on starting line Day two was very different to the first. Black Jack's new tactician, Tom Slingsby isn't afraid to match race 100 footers Day two of Audi Australia Hamilton Island Race Week was very different to the first! I started with the cruising fleet starts, and then headed over to the IRC divisions where we witnessed 100 foot maxis pushing the start line after a long delay due to unstable wind on the offshore course. by Nic Douglass Posted today at 4:13 pm Volvo Ocean Race - Southern Spars VO65 masts help slash race record Volvo Ocean Race - Southern Spars VO65 masts help slash race record Southern Spars new run of VO65 masts passed their first test, helping MAPFRE carve seven minutes off the Round the IOW Southern Spars new run of VO65 masts passed their first test, helping MAPFRE carve seven minutes off the Round the Isle of Wight record. The seven teams took off around the race course which was the setting for the foundation race for the America’s Cup. by Southern Spars Posted today at 2:40 pm 470 Class Japan National Championships – Day 4 470 Class Japan National Championships – Day 4 Final series started by waiting ashore. At 13:10, GF started with 220/6-7kt. It was light, but quite stable direction. R6 was sailed just under 8kt, no Oscar flag was up. Ichino/Hasegawa found a good way to the top mark, and lead to the finish with ease. The Spanish women’s team, Mas/Barcelo was second, and Isozaki/Takayanagi third. by Aiko Saito Posted today at 2:33 pm Clipper Race – Day 1, Race 1 – Settling in Clipper Race – Day 1, Race 1 – Settling in With less than 20nm separating the fleet between first and twelfth place, positions are expected to change regularly Once clear of the River Mersey, teams began to progress towards the Irish sea, but changeable and fickle wind conditions teamed with close proximity racing overnight made for a tiring night with regular sail changes and movement of leader board positions. by The Clipper Race Posted today at 2:08 pm Spectacular race expected as Extreme Sailing Series returns to Cardiff Spectacular race expected as Extreme Sailing Series returns to Cardiff The fleet of seven GC32s will include British-flagged wildcard entry Team Extreme Wales, skippered by Stevie Morrison. The ultimate Stadium Racing championship will headline the Cardiff Harbour Festival over the August Bank Holiday, with the free-entry Fan Zone, located next to the Norwegian Church, offering the perfect place to catch a glimpse of the thrilling racing. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted today at 1:54 pm Oman Air hopes history will repeat at Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff Oman Air hopes history will repeat at Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff Fresh from back-to-back victories, the Oman Air head to Cardiff this week aiming to maintain 100 percent winning streak It is an unrivalled sequence of success the current Oman Air crew will want to continue as they set out to reinforce their position on top of the overall series leaderboard. by Oman Sail Posted today at 1:29 pm Wind and waves on Day 1 of the Baja Desert Showdown Wind and waves on Day 1 of the Baja Desert Showdown Riders from 14 countries were arriving all morning, and after a quick skippers meeting the first heats kicked off The bar was set high from round one with current IWT overall ranked number two Morgan Noireaux against San Carlos veteran Kevin McGillvray, French standout Maxime Fevrier, and none other than Francisco Goya himself, who surprised the crew with his unexpected last minute arrival for the event! by IWT Posted today at 12:18 pm GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – Round 4 – Matchu Lopes takes the title GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – Round 4 – Matchu Lopes takes the title Matchu is the reigning champion, but ideally needed a win here in Germany to close the sizable gap Julien Kerneur had the potential to score his first podium, or would we get another sensational showdown in the final between heavyweight unhooker Airton, whose dominant strapless freestyle performances have led many to wonder if he can actually be beaten on flat water this season, versus the ultra-fluid, smooth and stylish Matchu. by Matt Pearce Posted today at 11:51 am World’s youth attracted by the timeless challenge of the Finn World’s youth attracted by the timeless challenge of the Finn One of the largest Finn Silver Cups on record is about to begin on the largest lake in Central Europe. One of the largest Finn Silver Cups on record is about to begin on the largest lake in Central Europe. Nearly 50 young Finn sailors from 21 countries and four continents are gathering at Balatonfüred, a popular resort town on Lake Balaton’s northern shore. by Robert Deaves Posted today at 8:06 am J Class World Championship 2017 action-shots by Carlo Borlenghi J Class World Championship 2017 action-shots by Carlo Borlenghi Carlo Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from J Class World Championship 2017. Carlo Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from J Class World Championship 2017. by Carlo Borlenghi Posted today at 7:24 am Will Holz in-action at Chicago Grand Slam Will Holz in-action at Chicago Grand Slam Price and his crew, Murray Jones and Cameron Seagreen, were fast and sailed impressively well all weekend In a David-and-Goliath-style Finals series, Will Holz, who is ranked #406 in the world, took down the formidable, #6-ranked Australian Harry Price, and the Down Under Racing Team. Price and his crew, Murray Jones and Cameron Seagreen, were fast and sailed impressively well all weekend, but Holz had an edge in the light air and came out on top of the four-race Finals. by Chicago Match Race Center Posted today at 6:09 am 2017 J/111 World Championship - Preview 2017 J/111 World Championship - Preview Every team’s journey to a starting line is a tale of organization, crew alignment, vessel preparation and practice Every team’s journey to a starting line is a tale of organization, crew alignment, vessel preparation and practice. Add in international travel, and the complexity snowballs. Then, weave in the pressures and prestige of a World Championship— in this case the 2017 J/111 World Championships (August 23-27, 2017), hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California — and situation compounds. by Jboats.com Posted today at 2:00 am 470 Class Japan National Championships 2017 - Day 3 470 Class Japan National Championships 2017 - Day 3 113 boats went out for 10:00 warning signal, and after the second attempt with Yellow group, the weak north wind shaded. 113 boats went out for 10:00 warning signal, and after the second attempt with Yellow group, the weak north wind shaded. 10:45 AP H was up and all boats were towed back to the harbor. After 14:00, all boats went out again. by Aiko Saito Posted today at 1:56 am The Clipper 2017-18 Race start in Liverpool The Clipper 2017-18 Race start in Liverpool And they’re off! The biggest ever edition of the Clipper Race – one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges And they’re off! The biggest ever edition of the Clipper Race – one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges – got underway today on the River Mersey, in Liverpool, in front of thousands of supporters. by The Clipper Race Posted today at 1:28 am America's Cup - Coutts 'threatens' return to Cup if monohull chosen America's Cup - Coutts 'threatens' return to Cup if monohull chosen Coutts, has echoed his famous quote about the AC being for the Facebook generation, not the Flintstone generation Five times America's Cup winner, Russell Coutts, has echoed his famous quote about the 34th And 35th America's Cup regattas being for the Facebook generation, not the Flintstone generation, in an interview with OneNews reporter Abby Wilson. Now the Commodore of Manly Sailing Club, Coutts hit back at those who have criticised the format and boats used at the two events. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com Posted on 20 Aug Biggest Clipper Race sets sail from Liverpool in front of huge crowds Biggest Clipper Race sets sail from Liverpool in front of huge crowds After heading out of the River Mersey and into the Irish Sea, the twelve-strong fleet is heading 6,400 nM south 712 non-professional crew, the most ever in its eleven editions, from all walks of life and including many who had no previous sailing experience, will take on Mother Nature in this ultimate ocean challenge, representing 41 different nationalities. by Grace Kitching / Clipper Ventures Posted on 20 Aug
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