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Escaping winter's grasp with two offshore races Escaping winter's grasp with two offshore racesEscaping winter's frosty grasp with two great offshore racesAs the winter extends its headlock across North America, many sailors find ways to live vicariously. If this sounds familiar, take heart, as the Volvo Ocean Race and the Clipper Round The World Race are delivering.by David Schmidt Posted 15 Jan 10:51 EST St. Thomas International Regatta at St. Thomas YC St. Thomas International Regatta at St. Thomas YCOver 20 IC24s are expected to compete in up to a dozen racesIf your bucket list includes having a drink at the 2017 Favorite Yachting Bar in the Caribbean, then tick that box with us March 23 to 25 at the St. Thomas International Regatta.by St. Thomas Yacht Club Posted 16 Jan 12:30 EST Scallywag battle to hold Leg 4 lead Scallywag battle to hold Leg 4 leadVolvo Ocean Race fleet celebrating two weeks at sea since leaving MelbourneHell-bent on arriving in their home port of Hong Kong as heroes, Scallywag have maintained their comfortable lead of 73 miles over closest rivals Vestas 11th Hour Racing as the action reaches fever pitch.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 16 Jan 09:26 EST Competition build in countdown to Heineken Regatta Competition build in countdown to Heineken Regatta45 teams representing 13 countries are signed up to competeWith less than 50 days before the start of the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta (March 1-4), the entry list is rapidly growing, and already 45 teams representing 13 countries are signed up to compete.by Kirsten Ferguson Posted 16 Jan 09:16 EST Youngest Clipper Race skipper claims first win Youngest Clipper Race skipper claims first winVisit Seattle crossed the finish line off the coast of Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays, AustraliaArriving into Abell Point Marina where the Clipper Race fleet will be berthed, Skipper Nikki said: "It's such a good feeling. I'm finally a bit more relaxed than the last 48 hours. It's been exhausting!by Chris Harris, Clipper Ventures Posted 16 Jan 08:55 EST An eventful season ahead for Class40 fleet An eventful season ahead for Class40 fleetThe 2018 season promises to be a busy oneThe class is proud of its Pro-Am mix and the highly eclectic aspirations of its sailors, and the diversity of the races which count towards this year's Championship aims to provide satisfaction to as many of our sailors as possibleby Class40 Posted 16 Jan 06:12 EST Libby Greenhalgh: Reading the VOR incantation Libby Greenhalgh: Reading the VOR incantationEvery six hours, the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race get their position report - Libby explainsEvery six hours, the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race get their position report and get to see who is doing what to whom and where. Ashore, race aficionados and media receive the same spreadsheetby Libby Greenhalgh and Sail-World NZ Posted 16 Jan 05:00 EST Fleet takes time out of Volvo OR Leg 4 leader Fleet takes time out of Volvo OR Leg 4 leaderThe Vovo OR leader sailed under a cloud line and lost a few miles overnightLeg 4 leaders, SHK/Scallywag, had some nervous moments leading up to Tuesday's 0700 UTC position report.by Peter Rusch Posted 16 Jan 04:55 EST Volvo OR: Images from the final stages of Leg 4 Volvo OR: Images from the final stages of Leg 4The seven boat Volvo Ocean Race is making good progress heading for the finish line in Hong Kong.The seven boat Volvo Ocean Race is making good progress heading for the finish line in Hong Kong. It has been a character forming leg with some of the more fancied boats turning a "can do better" report card. by Volvo Ocean Race OBR's Posted 16 Jan 03:20 EST Volvo OR: Scallywag logs eight top 24 hr runs Volvo OR: Scallywag logs eight top 24 hr runsContinuing her dream run, SHK Scallywag has clocked up her eighth consecutive best 24-hour runsContinuing her dream run, SHK Scallywag has clocked up her eighth consecutive best 24-hour run as Leg 4 draws to a close in the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race.by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 15 Jan 23:47 EST On board when Spindrift was dismasted On board when Spindrift was dismastedSpindrift 2 dismasted at about 1615h todayAs the giant trimaran made its way to the Créac'h lighthouse (Isle of Ouessant) for a second attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy, Spindrift 2 dismasted at about 1615h today (Monday 15 January 2018)by Spindrift racing Posted 15 Jan 23:06 EST Spindrift dismasts on way to Jules Verne start Spindrift dismasts on way to Jules Verne startSailing just off Point St Matthieu and Camaret in BrittanyAs the giant trimaran made its way to the Créac'h lighthouse (Isle of Ouessant) for a second attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy, Spindrift 2 dismasted at about 1615h today.by Spindrift racing Posted 15 Jan 13:33 EST Friday finish in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4? Friday finish in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4?A speed race now as the fleet powers up towards Hong KongDave Witt's team shot to the front of the fleet on Saturday after 'cutting the corner' north of the Solomon Islands and have since then consolidated their lead over their six rivals.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 15 Jan 10:13 EST Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 6, Day 10 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 6, Day 10Visit Seattle managed to use the conditions to its advantageWhilst the fleet is enjoying some long-awaited downwind weather conditions, it had to endure another 'Southerly Buster' weather front first, which brought winds of up to 78 knots, electrical activity and squally downpours.by The Clipper Race Posted 15 Jan 09:09 EST Damned if you do, damned if you don't Damned if you do, damned if you don'tWe speak to Bas Edmonds about the PY SystemBack in 1947, Stanley Milledge at Langstone Sailing Club invented the Portsmouth Yardstick system, which has been the mainstay for handicap dinghy racing in the UK ever since.by Mark Jardine Posted 15 Jan 08:00 EST Volvo wins J/70 Chilean Nationals Volvo wins J/70 Chilean NationalsFleet of fourteen boats was blessed with great conditionsIn the third week of December, the Cofradía Náutica del Pacífico hosted the 2017 J/70 Chilean Nationals off Algarrobo, Chile. The fleet of fourteen boats was blessed with great conditions all weekendby J-boats Posted 15 Jan 07:43 EST Volvo OR: MAPFRE pushing hard to catch the leaders Volvo OR: MAPFRE pushing hard to catch the leadersSpectacular drone video of overall race leader MAPFRE sailing at over 20ktsSpectacular drone video of overall race leader MAPFRE sailing at over 20kts on the final section of Leg 4 of the 2017by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 15 Jan 07:21 EST Volvo OR: Man overboard doesn't slow race leader Volvo OR: Man overboard doesn't slow race leaderSHK Scallywag has clocked a 510nm 24-hour run up to the 0600UTC report on January 15SHK Scallywag has clocked a 510nm 24-hour run up to the 0600UTC report on January 15, which has taken her out to over 76nm ahead of the second placed boat - Vestas 11th Hour Racing.by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com Posted 14 Jan 22:21 EST World Sailing – Presidential Newsletter – November 2017 World Sailing – Presidential Newsletter – November 2017Having just wrapped up the 2017 World Sailing Conference & AGM, I wanted to take time to provide you all with insightsHaving just wrapped up the 2017 World Sailing Conference & AGM in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I wanted to take this time to provide you all with insights into the decisions that were taken and also to share with you the direction of World Sailing for the next year.by Kim Andersen Posted 28 Nov 2017 02:01 EST Successful inaugural Mirabaud Sailing Video Award 2017 Successful inaugural Mirabaud Sailing Video Award 2017Fifty-five TV producers spanning twelve countries submitted their best video for inaugural Mirabaud Sailing Video Award.Fifty-five TV producers spanning twelve countries have submitted their best video for the inaugural Mirabaud Sailing Video Award. The winner, selected by the international jury, is Swiss TV producer Roman Brunisholz, thanks to a video that mixes emotion and great imagery with a strong message. Vendée Globe veteran Kito de Pavant wins the Special Jury Award.by Mirabaud Sailing Video Award Posted 28 Nov 2017 01:08 EST
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