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So much drama in a 30 minute medal race at Sailing World Cup Hyeres
by Robert Deaves
Following a long wait after the wind died the Finn medal race started in 10-12 knots with Oscar raised at the first mark Following a long wait after the wind died, the Finn medal race started in 10-12 knots with Oscar raised at the first mark. Paine took the first hitch to the right soon after the start, and when he came back he was on a big right shift that took him straight to the top mark.
Posted on 1 May
Hyères throws out toughest challenge on final day of Sailing World Cup
by Daniel Smith – World Sailing
A breeze in excess of 20 knots came through in the morning with many wondering if there would even be any racing at all. A breeze in excess of 20 knots came through in the morning with many wondering if there would even be any racing at all. Thunder, lightning, torrential rain and huge winds ensured the Olympic sailors were pushed to their limits.
Posted on 1 May
2016 Governor's Cup invitation deadline approaches
by Nancy Mellon
For the first time in its 50 year history, Governor’s Cup will include three former winners of the event. 2016 Governor's Cup - For the first time in its 50 year history, Balboa Yacht Club‘s Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank will include three former winners of the event. Requests for Invitation (“RFI’s”) have come from Sam Gilmour, Perth, Western Australia; Nevin Snow, San Diego, California; and Harry Price, Sydney, Australia.
Posted on 1 May
Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 gears up for a thrilling showdown
by Extreme Sailing Series
Swiss crew Alinghi put on another display of consistency in Qingdao’s light winds today to go into tomorrow’s finale Swiss crew Alinghi put on another display of consistency in Qingdao’s light winds today to go into tomorrow’s finale in front following three days of intense competition in Fushan Bay.
Posted on 1 May
Oman Air’s search for consistency pays off at Extreme Sailing Series
by Oman Sail
Frisky winds once again made life difficult for the crews but it was Oman Air and Alinghi who dominated the action. Frisky winds in Fushan Bay once again made life difficult for the crews but it was Oman Air and their long time adversaries onboard Alinghi from Switzerland who dominated the action for most of the six races with some assured tactical calls and solid crew work from both teams.
Posted on 1 May
Close knit race keeps the fleet focussed at Clipper Race Panama Cup
by The Clipper Race
The majority of the fleet is in a tight group about 15nm square closing on the US west coast, around 100nM to the east. Dawn yesterday was greeted with the launch of spinnakers and concluded at dusk with a set of gybes described as resembling a carefully choreographed ballet.
Posted on 1 May
Laser Radial Masters Worlds - Winners come from four nations
by Ravi Subramanian
Laser Radial Masters Worlds concluded, with winners from New Zealand, Brazil, Australia/United States claiming top spots The 2016 Laser Radial Masters World Championship has concluded, with winners from New Zealand, Brazil, Australia, and the United States of America claiming top spots in the five age-grouped divisions. Masters sailors are all at least 35 years old, and are grouped by decades – Apprentice (35-44), Masters (45-54), Grand Masters (55-64), Great Grand Masters (65-75), and Legends (75+).
Posted on 1 May
Jake Lilley leads fleet into medal race after third bullet in Hyeres
by Robert Deaves
2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - This week has been one of swings and roundabouts for Jake Lilley (AUS). 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - This week has been one of swings and roundabouts for Jake Lilley (AUS). Leading after two race wins on day two, he struggled yesterday only to bounce back and win the final opening series race to lead the fleet into the medal race by seven points.
Posted on 1 May
2016 Antigua Sailing Week - Victory and the countdown to 50! + Video
by Trish Jenkins
2016 Antigua Sailing Week - After a hard-fought week, the winner takes it with a near flawless performance. 2016 Antigua Sailing Week - After a hard-fought week, the winner takes it with a near flawless performance. The 49th edition of Antigua Sailing Week has delivered across the board. All 11 classes have enjoyed close-racing on the two course areas off the south of Antigua.
Posted on 1 May
Game over in the 49er, 26 in a row for Burling and Tuke
by Daniel Smith
It's game over in 49er at Sailing World Cup Hyeres with Peter Burling and Blair Tuke taking 26th consecutive victory 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - It's game over in the 49er at Sailing World Cup Hyeres with Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) taking their 26th consecutive victory ahead of Sunday's televised Medal Races.
Posted on 1 May
SWC Hyeres - Australia's Bugg takes maiden international win
by Richard Aspland
At the Sailing World Cup Hyeres a duck was broken as Australia's Matthew Bugg got his maiden international event win At the Sailing World Cup Hyeres a duck was broken as Australia's Matthew Bugg got his maiden international event win in the 2.4 Norlin OD. In the Sonar class, Norway took the gold away from an up and down regatta for the team on the French Riviera.
Posted on 1 May
Clipper Race– Logistics Panama Cup kicks off after successful stopover
by The Clipper Race
At 0320UTC the Le Mans start led by Skipper Ash Skett, took place just beyond the entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca At 0320 UTC (2020 local time) the Le Mans start, led by Garmin Skipper Ash Skett, took place just beyond the entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Posted on 30 Apr
Alinghi impresses with its consistency at Extreme Sailing Series Act 2
by Extreme Sailing Series
Arnaud Psarofaghis and his Swiss crew put on a second-day masterclass in tricky, light winds after two days of action. Co-skipper Arnaud Psarofaghis and his Swiss crew put on a second-day masterclass in tricky, light winds after two days of action in Qingdao, China’s Olympic Sailing City.
Posted on 30 Apr
Extreme Sailing Series– Oman Air returns to its baffling best on day 2
by Oman Sail
Reading the constant shifts in wind direction and strength proved to be the biggest challenge of the day for eight crews Reading the constant shifts in wind direction and strength proved to be the biggest challenge of the day for the eight crews on Fushan Bay and none of them mastered completely the variations and deviations though Morgan Larson and Oman Air were alone in posting two race victories.
Posted on 30 Apr
Defining moments for Lucas Calabrese at Sailing World Cup Hyères
by Richard Aspland
People sail for many reasons. Those reasons change throughout life. You may start competing the minute you get in a boat People sail for many reasons, and those reasons change throughout life. You may start competing the minute you get in a boat but end on a lazy Sunday afternoon watching the world go by, and anything else in between.
Posted on 30 Apr
Sailing World Cup Hyeres - View Medal Races Live - Here
by Sail-World.com NZL
Sunday 1 May's Medal Races at Sailing World Cup Hyères are to be live on the video channel below Sunday 1 May's Medal Races at Sailing World Cup Hyères are to be broadcast live on World Sailing's YouTube Channel. Racing is to start at 09:00 UTC, 11:00 CEST, local time.
Posted on 30 Apr
The Clipper Race - Le Mans start for PSP Logistics Panama Cup
by Clipper Round the World
2015 -16 Clipper Race - PSP Logistics Panama Cup started at 0320 UTC (2020 local time) with a Le Mans start procedure. 2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics Panama Cup started at 0320 UTC (2020 local time) with a Le Mans start procedure. Ash Skett, skipper of Garmin, reported: 'All went smoothly and it was a clean start on the first attempt. Wind was about 15 knots from the West.'
Posted on 30 Apr
Laser Radial Masters Worlds - ANZAC's lead on penultimate day + Video
by Laser Worlds
An aggressive penultimate race day, with several general recalls, and more than a few Black-Flag Disqualifications An aggressive penultimate race day, with several general recalls, and more than a few Black-Flag Disqualifications (BFD) – over-early, with no opportunity to make up for it. But Race Committee did complete race nine and race ten under a moderate southwest breeze, with wind reaching into the double-digits (knots), but never really into the teens.
Posted on 30 Apr
No light between Lilley and Tweddell after testing day in Hyeres
by Robert Deaves
Following a stellar day for Jake Lilley on Thursday his lead at top of Finn fleet has vanished in the light French airs 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - Following a stellar day for Jake Lilley (AUS) on Thursday his lead at the top of the Finn fleet at the Sailing World Cup Hyeres has vanished in the light French airs as he struggled all day on Friday and now goes into the final day of the opening series on equal points with Oliver Tweddell (AUS).
Posted on 30 Apr
Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Fickle Friday breeze in the south of France
by Daniel Smith
Sailing World Cup Hyeres served up a light dose of wind for Day 3 but big breeze is expected to follow on Saturday Sailing World Cup Hyeres served up a light dose of wind for the third day of racing but big breeze is expected to follow on Saturday. Sailors had a short wait for breeze in the morning but a seven - eight knot southerly veering to the west came through allowing a good number of races across the ten Olympic and two Paralympic fleets.
Posted on 30 Apr
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