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Flying Fifteen Worlds - Another win for Brits in Napier Flying Fifteen Worlds - Another win for Brits in Napier Day 3 of the 21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship in Napier and another semi - overcast day Day 3 of the 21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship in Napier and another semi - overcast day with light winds on Hawke’s Bay. For a while it looked like an on schedule start for the fleet of 57 boats but after two general recalls the PRO was frustrated by the persistent shifts in direction from 60 - 100 degrees and had to signal a wait for the breeze to settle. by Jonny Fullerton Posted today at 9:16 am EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour hangs in the balance after crucial Leg 5 EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour hangs in the balance after crucial Leg 5 Team Al Mouj Muscat edged across the finish line in Dubai just one second ahead of EFG Bank Monaco after intense racing In one of the closest leg finishes ever seen in seven editions of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour, Team Al Mouj Muscat edged across the finish line in Dubai just one second ahead of EFG Bank Monaco after 34 hours of intense racing from Doha. by Oman Sail Posted today at 11:45 am GKSS to host WMRT Gothenburg Match Cup GKSS to host WMRT Gothenburg Match Cup Gothenburg is the latest city to add to the growing list of WMRT World Tour level events that qualify teams Gothenburg is the latest city to add to the growing list of WMRT World Tour level events that qualify teams into Championship level events and earn valuable points by World Match Racing Tour Posted today at 9:49 am Immortal Immortal Take your mind back to a Russell Mulcahy film from 1986 called, Highlander. Take your mind back to a Russell Mulcahy film from 1986 called, Highlander. The former music video producer’s first feature film was a cult star before going on to become a wee bit immortal, as per its main characters. The principal thrust of it all was a gathering of immortal souls, and in the end, there could be only one. by John Curnow Posted today at 4:27 am JJ Giltinan 18ft skiffs - Replay Coverage of Race 3 JJ Giltinan 18ft skiffs - Replay Coverage of Race 3 Catch the latest race of the JJ Giltinan Trophy for the 18ft Skiffs, sailed on Sydney harbour. Catch the latest race of the JJ Giltinan Trophy for the 18ft Skiffs, sailed on Sydney harbour. Great coverage from the very knowledgeable team on the Camera Cat, including commentary from Peter Shipway, Bob Killick and Andrew Buckland. by Sail-World.com Posted today at 3:41 am Unreal acts of seamanship Unreal acts of seamanship It was a pleasure to watch Kiwi Conrad Coleman cross the finish line to complete his Vendée Globe. It was a pleasure to watch Kiwi Conrad Coleman cross the finish line to complete his Vendée Globe. He lapped the planet without using any kind of fossil fuels; just wind and solar to power an array of instruments as well as the all important (and power hungry) auto-pilot. by Brian Hancock Posted today at 12:11 am Hamilton Island Race Week - Book your preferred accommodation deals Hamilton Island Race Week - Book your preferred accommodation deals Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2017? Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2017? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option. by Kristie Kaighin Posted on 27 Feb Vendée Globe – Slow down, you move too fast Vendée Globe – Slow down, you move too fast The Dutch skipper has been forced to slow down to attempt to let the gales move away ahead of him in the Bay of Biscay. After the arrival of five skippers last week, there are now only two left at sea this morning: Pieter Heerema and Sébastien Destremau. The Dutch skipper has been forced to slow down to attempt to let the gales move away ahead of him in the Bay of Biscay. by Vendée Globe Posted on 27 Feb Vendée Globe – Why Pieter Heerema has to wait a little while longer Vendée Globe – Why Pieter Heerema has to wait a little while longer The Dutch skipper has less than 600 miles to go to reach Les Sables d’Olonne but is not likely to finish before Thursday The Dutch skipper has less than 600 miles to go to reach Les Sables d’Olonne, but is not likely to finish before Thursday, when he is expected to take seventeenth place by Vendée Globe Posted on 27 Feb 11 boats to race the first ever GC32 Championship 11 boats to race the first ever GC32 Championship Paul Kohlhoff, who represented Germany in the Nacra 17 catamaran at Rio 2016, is skippering SVB Team Germany Land Rover BAR Academy announced its squad for the 2017 season today. Like last year, the crew here is unusually being led by its bowman, in this case with former shorthanded offshore sailor, Rob Bunce, taking over from Neil Hunter, who has graduated up to the Land Rover BAR America’s Cup sailing team. by GC32 Racing Posted on 27 Feb RORC Caribbean 600 – A totally unique race RORC Caribbean 600 – A totally unique race Close to 900 sailors from 30 different nations competed in the ninth edition of the RORC's classic offshore race. The 2017 edition will be remembered for highly competitive racing throughout the fleet, with American yachts winning the major prizes. The race was affected by unusual weather conditions, with a low pressure system sending the wind direction spinning through 360º of the compass. by Louay Habib Posted on 27 Feb Big breeze continues race Day 5 of the Club Marine Series Big breeze continues race Day 5 of the Club Marine Series Day five saw 120 boats registered for the series with some boats not venturing to the start line due to the fresh breeze Race day five saw 120 boats registered for the series with some boats not venturing to the start line due to the fresh Port Phillip Bay breeze. by Yachting Victoria Media Posted on 27 Feb Land Rover BAR Academy with big ambitions in Extreme Sailing Series Land Rover BAR Academy with big ambitions in Extreme Sailing Series Land Rover BAR Academy today becomes the final team to join the line-up for the season opener in Muscat Land Rover BAR Academy today becomes the final team to join the line-up for the season opener in Muscat, as it launches its second campaign in the world's leading global Stadium Racing circuit. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 27 Feb Oman Air crew eye podium finish in inaugural GC32 Championship Oman Air crew eye podium finish in inaugural GC32 Championship Oman Air will kick start their 2017 season in style as top-class sailing teams from across the globe converge on Muscat A new-look Oman Air will aim to kick start their 2017 season in style as top-class sailing teams from across the globe converge on Muscat, Oman, for the first ever GC32 Championship this week. by Oman Sail Posted on 27 Feb Lexus Flying Fifteen Worlds – Steve Goacher steady in light winds Lexus Flying Fifteen Worlds – Steve Goacher steady in light winds Another semi-overcast afternoon in Napier for the second day of the Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship Another semi-overcast afternoon in Napier for the second day of the Lexus Flying Fifteen Worlds. After one general recall Race 3 of the championship started under the U flag with all 57 competitors spread across the length of the start line. The first upwind leg was well spread but sailors who got off the line cleanly and into clear air, were keen to get to the middle right of the course by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 27 Feb JJ Giltinan 18fters - 'Magic' levers keep Yamaha competitive in Race 2 JJ Giltinan 18fters - 'Magic' levers keep Yamaha competitive in Race 2 Dave McDiarmid and the crew of Yamaha NZ had an end to end win in Sunday's Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy Dave McDiarmid and the crew of Yamaha NZ had an end to end win in Sunday's Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy sailed on Sydney harbour. In contrast to the rain-marred first race, the 26 boat fleet from Australia, New Zealand, and the USA raced under clear skies and a 16-20kt southerly wind. by Richard Gladwell | Michael Chittenden Posted on 27 Feb A rare opportunity to sail in Canada! A rare opportunity to sail in Canada! Sail the fabulous Vancouver Island, Georgia Straights and The Desolation Sound. Sail the fabulous Vancouver Island, Georgia Straights and The Desolation Sound. This area regarded as the greatest wilderness and picturesque area in the world is open to a 16 day cruise with Sailing Adventures. by Brian Pozzey Posted on 27 Feb Congratulations NSW Sports Awards winners Congratulations NSW Sports Awards winners Sports NSW held annual sports awards ceremony last Friday. Hundreds of athletes/sports clubs from across NSW gathered. Sports NSW held its annual sports awards ceremony last Friday night. Hundreds of athletes and sports clubs from across NSW gathered. by Sailors with Disabilities Posted on 27 Feb Great prices on stock to clear! Great prices on stock to clear! Multipurpose water sports smock top. Suitable for Inshore / Dinghy sailing. Tear proof fabric, adjustable cuffs Multipurpose water sports smock top. Suitable for Inshore / Dinghy sailing. Tear proof fabric, adjustable cuffs, neck and hem, fully taped, pre cast elbows, large front pocket with water resistant zipper, reflective shoulder prints. by Ross and Whitcroft Posted on 27 Feb RORC Caribbean 600 won by Stratis-powered yacht for fourth year RORC Caribbean 600 won by Stratis-powered yacht for fourth year Bella Mente takes first place with Proteus in close second in RORC Caribbean 600 For the fourth year in a row the RORC Caribbean 600 has been taken out by a Stratis-powered yacht, further confirmation that Stratis is the sail membrane of choice for any serious performance yacht. Bella Mente claimed first place overall with fellow Stratis client Proteus in close second. Both yachts were in good company at the head of the fleet with Leopard 3, also using Stratis sails by Ellie Brade Posted on 27 Feb
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