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New York-Vendée race starts tomorrow
Tomorrow afternoon New York City will be the backdrop to one of the newest ocean races on the calendar.
The New York-Vendée race is essentially a feeder race for the Vendée Globe which starts in five months from France. It will provide an opportunity for the skippers to complete their qualifying voyage in order to take part in the Vendée Globe. The turnout for this inaugural event is very good with 14 IMOCA 60s lining up for the start.
Posted on 29 May
Frantic finish as 2016 Para World Sailing champions are crowned
There were points cushions in both the SKUD18 for Monika Gibes and Piotr and in the 2.4 Norlin OD for Heiko Kroeger.
There were points cushions in both the SKUD18 for Poland's Monika Gibes and Piotr Cichocki and in the 2.4 Norlin OD for Germany's Heiko Kroeger heading in to the last day of racing and both held on to win gold. The Sonar was a different matter with gold switching hands throughout a thrilling final race.
Posted today at 6:45 pm
Para Worlds came to a thrilling conclusion during Delta Lloyd Regatta
The 2.4 Norlin OD was up first with Heiko Kroger (GER) capitalising on his overnight lead to take his ninth world title.
While the other para fleets were reasonably secure the 16 boat Sonar fleet kept everyone guessing right down to the final leg. Alphonsus Doerr/Hugh Freund/Brad Kendell (USA) had led overnight twice and held a four point margin into the final day. Victory was not secure until the end of the tense final leg, with a third place enough to take the world title.
Posted today at 6:31 pm
What is at stake for the line-up at New York–Vendée Transatlantic Race
Fourteen skippers – ten French and four foreign sailors - will be lining up on Sunday at the start of the race.
A genuine warm-up with five months to go to the start of the Vendée Globe, this is going to be an interesting race to follow, as all the favourites from the round the world race are there, with their foilers or boats with straight daggerboards.
Posted today at 6:10 pm
Yanmar Moth Worlds – Greenhalgh catches up Paul Goodison on Day 4
Robert Greenhalgh from UK who raced in first, second and first during the three races turned in a strong performance tod
Paul Goodison from UK holds the leading position in the championships. Young British sailor, Chris Rashley is just two points behind Goodison. On Day 4 all top three spots on the leaderboard were occupied by British sailors with Australia's Scott Babbage is fourth.
Posted today at 5:34 pm
Delta Lloyd Regatta – Great conditions and tense racing on final day
First Dutch glory went to Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED), who ended the week as he began it – by winning the race.
First Dutch glory went to Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED), who ended the week as he began it – by winning the race. With five wins in the 39 boat fleet he has dominated all week, never outside the top 10 and only twice outside the top four, and ending up with a points margin of 41.
Posted today at 5:04 pm
Counting down the days to the Hansa World Championships in Medemblik
The 2016 edition will include competitions for the Hansa 2.3, Hansa 303 (one and two person), Liberty and SKUD18.
While the sailors get into some serious racing on the water where the competition will be tough, after the races they’ll all be socializing with each other again.
Posted today at 4:42 pm
Any one of top four can take the title at Yanmar Moth Worlds + Video
Greenhalgh sailed exceptionally well today to take a 1, 2, 1 with Goodison taking the other heat win.
Greenhalgh sailed exceptionally well today to take a 1, 2, 1 with Goodison taking the other heat win. It's all on for tomorrow, with Greenhalgh on point in the lighter weather, but also the one sailor in the top four with two major drops, following a broken rig on day two of the regatta.
Posted today at 4:22 pm
YANMAR Moth World– Can Scott spoil British party and snatch the title?
Robert Greenhalgh had the best scoreline on the day with 1,2,1 results and is now up to third overall
The super-consistent Olympic gold medallist Paul Goodison leads overall, but Chris Rashley is biting at his heals just two points behind.
Posted today at 4:02 pm
2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Meet Lerato Masombuka
Lerato ‘Bridgette’ Masombuka grew up in a small township of Zithobeni situated in Gauteng Province, South Africa.
Lerato ‘Bridgette’ Masombuka grew up in a small township of Zithobeni situated in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Brought up by her grandmother and then later her aunt, Lerato was raised in a community where young people often dropped out of school. With a desire to further her education and study languages, Lerato started a reading club for younger children in the area.
Posted today at 9:48 am
Laser Standard Masters Worlds - Day 5 action-shots by John Pounder
John Pounder was on water at Laser Standard Masters World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 5.
2016 Laser Standard Masters World Championship - Photographer John Pounder was on water at 2016 Laser Standard Masters World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 5.
Posted today at 6:49 am
The Clipper Race - Race 11 the LMAX Exchange - Race of the Americas
LMAX Exchange – Race of the Americas from Panama to New York is due to get underway on Monday 30 May with Le Mans start
2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The LMAX Exchange – Race of the Americas from Panama to New York is due to get underway on Monday 30 May with a Le Mans start.
Posted today at 6:20 am
2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Final arrivals in Panama
Clipper fleet is complete in Panama after Mission Performance, Da Nang-Viet Nam, Visit Seattle and PSP Logistics arrived
2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Clipper Race fleet is now complete in Panama after Mission Performance, Da Nang-Viet Nam, Visit Seattle and PSP Logistics arrived on Friday morning (local time).
Posted today at 6:01 am
Aussies well-positioned going into final day of Para Worlds
The penultimate day of the 2016 Para Sailing World Championships in Medemblik brought the best conditions of the week
2016 Para Sailing World Championships - The penultimate day of the 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta and the 2016 Para Sailing World Championships in Medemblik brought the best conditions of the week with an onshore breeze building through the day to 12-16 knots.
Posted today at 3:06 am
Newport Bermuda Race announces quest for on board reporters
Organizers have announced the Onboard Reporter Initiative for video reports or blog posts filed during this year’s race.
With the single aim of encouraging sailors to capture and share their “real” ocean racing experience during the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race, organizers have announced the first ever Onboard Reporter Initiative for video reports or blog posts filed during this year’s race.
Posted today at 2:18 am
Laser Standard Masters World Championship - The perfect day on a Laser
If you asked a Laser sailor to draw up perfect day a day where a Laser is its absolute most fun to sail this would be it
2016 Laser Standard Masters World Championship - If you asked a Laser sailor to draw up the perfect day, a day where a Laser is its absolute most fun to sail, this would be it – sun, warm water, and a steady 12-15 knot breeze. These are the conditions that make upwind sailing a challenge and make downwind sailing an absolute blast.
Posted today at 2:07 am
Sheer amount of high quality competition at GC32 Riva Cup
Six races a day was perhaps even a bit too much for Glenn Ashby, the Olympic medallist racing on board Team Tilt.
Coincidentally one of Cammas’ crew is called Hervé Cunningham, and it was Cunningham who observed what a difference a lack of cunningham can make.
Posted on 27 May
Another positive day for Azzurra at 52 Super Series
The breezes got a bit stronger towards Gulf center and the coastal race continued in long downwind run towards Follonica
Azzurra got an excellent start on the center of the line and took turns in first place with Quantum and Alegre during the first stages of the first upwind leg towards the Sparviero island off Punta Ala.
Posted on 27 May
Welcome improvement on the results for Bronenosec at 52 Super Series
Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec crew enhanced their reputation as the kings of the coastal race discipline.
Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec crew enhanced their reputation as the kings of the coastal race discipline when they won the 28-mile uphill downhill passage at the Scarlino Cup on the Golfo di Follonica.
Posted on 27 May
The Vendée Globe supporting the New York–Vendée Transatlantic Race
Yves Auvinet reminded everyone of the fundamental principles of the Vendée Globe, the only solo round the world race
At the press conference, which took place this morning (Friday) at the Conrad Hotel in New York, after praising the launch of this new transatlantic race, Yves Auvinet reminded everyone of the fundamental principles of the Vendée Globe, the only solo round the world race, involving sailors seeking adventure and including some of the world's leading ocean racers.
Posted on 27 May