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Cornish and Pic open the scoring in World Cup Series Hyeres Cornish and Pic open the scoring in World Cup Series Hyeres Ramshaw took the left track downwind and passed Cornish, who later admitted he had not seen the Oscar flag flying. Race one got started in a pleasant 9-11 knots with Oscar flag flying for free pumping. After a route up the middle right, Cornish squeezed round the top mark in the lead from Italy’s Filippo Baldassari and Henry Wetherall of Great Britain. by Robert Deaves Posted today at 7:23 pm Sailing World Cup Hyères – Laying down a marker Sailing World Cup Hyères – Laying down a marker Over 500 sailors from 52 nations opened their quest for World Cup honours, personal best performances and bragging right In the 38 strong Women's Windsurfer fleet, Israel's Noga Geller came out flying with superb starts and speed. Feeling comfortable in the conditions, she snapped up the first two race wins. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted today at 6:38 pm Sprint to the sauna – Challenging conditions at Hjertmans OK Sprint Sprint to the sauna – Challenging conditions at Hjertmans OK Sprint OK Sprint is an open one-day event with tight short racing in provided boats with a barbecue, music and a regatta dinner Strong winds may have shortened the series but the enthusiasm of the sailors towards the sailing and the social side was in no way diminished. The mobile sauna alongside the slip also helped keep spirits high, and the OK Dinghy 60th Anniversary flag flying high on the club mast reminded everyone the OK Dinghy is a great class to be involved with. by Robert Deaves Posted today at 1:06 pm America's Cup - Artemis Racing shifts into dog-fighting mode America's Cup - Artemis Racing shifts into dog-fighting mode The third round of America's Cup ACC practice racing got underway in Bermuda on Monday, April 24. The third round of America's Cup ACC practice racing got underway in Bermuda on Monday, April 24. Skipper Nathan Outteridge says Match Racing skills have always been a big part of a successful campaign and the team at Artemis Racing is now working hard at improving its “dog fighting” tactics. by Artemis Racing and Sail-World Posted today at 11:42 am A Few Rays - When you think of sunscreen as a filter.... A Few Rays - When you think of sunscreen as a filter.... If a sunscreen is a filter of UV rays, how much is enough? If a sunscreen is a filter of UV rays, how much is enough? Where the skin is exposed and a sunscreen is working for you, it is filtering UV rays. Some of those rays always get through. The percentage of the high energy UVB rays (said to cause sunburn) that get through to cells in the skin can be determined by the claimed SPF of the product you are using. by Indepthskincare Posted today at 10:26 am Charleston Race Week - Overall report Charleston Race Week - Overall report Charleston Race Week 2017 took place in April 20-23 2017. ORC rule was implemented as the principal handicap rule Charleston Race Week 2017 took place in April 20-23 2017. ORC rule was implemented as the principal handicap rule for the Charleston Race Week 2017, it was the first time this system was used in a major North American regatta. Thirty boats raced in four separate ORC Classes at this event. by MagMarin / Wraceboats Posted today at 8:22 am First podium for Quentin at French Solo Ocean Racing Championship First podium for Quentin at French Solo Ocean Racing Championship After sailing from Pornichet at around 1pm on 22 April, the skipper crossed the finish line in second position at 5.22am njoying excellent conditions over the course’s 300 nautical miles (555 km), with 20.59 knot (37km/hr) top speed, Quentin made the most of his innovative machine and demonstrated the potential of his boat to the 24 other prototypes participating in the race. A result that augurs well for the next events, including the Mini Transat 2017 race. by Arkema Posted on 24 Apr World Cup Series in Hyères – Racing needs to be fast, not the food World Cup Series in Hyères – Racing needs to be fast, not the food Spanish sisters, Carla and Marta Munté Carrasco, sail together in the 49erFX and know they have a problem. Many sailors will be brimming with confidence after browsing the weather forecast and will be striving for gold in Hyères. But it is a team small in stature that know exactly where they stand in terms of performance that intrigues. by Richard Aspland - World Sailing Posted on 24 Apr New addition to North Sail for Volvo Ocean 65 racing machines New addition to North Sail for Volvo Ocean 65 racing machines Their sails have powered eight out of nine Volvo Ocean Race winners since 1989-90, with Steinlager 2. Instead of assembling cloth panels into a particular sail shape, the Volvo Ocean Race sails are composites. This means that 3Di material 'tapes' are laid in a specific arrangement, offering stable structure to the sail where it is needed most. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 24 Apr Strong fleet turns out for RCIYC Commodore Cup Jersey to St Malo Race Strong fleet turns out for RCIYC Commodore Cup Jersey to St Malo Race With the wind in the northwest and the ebb under way, the beat needed just a single tack to make the Passage Rock buoy With a reach off the line, boats headed quickly for the Pignonet buoy, just to the east of Noirmont Point, before hardening up for the beat to the Passage Rock buoy. Apart from a few wiser heads, the start saw boats bunched at the windward end of the line, those to leeward had the benefit of cleaner air and were well up at the Pignonet. by William Harris Posted on 24 Apr Masters Games - Paralympians perform well against Rockstars Masters Games - Paralympians perform well against Rockstars Chris Sharp’s green machine is becoming well known on the sailing course at the World Masters Games Chris Sharp’s green machine is becoming well known on the sailing course at the World Masters Games, largely because it’s finishing ahead of most of his rivals. What makes that extraordinary is that Sharp is a paraplegic after a motorbike accident seven years ago. The 59-year-old is sitting eighth of 30 competitors in the single-handed Weta class after two days of racing by Yachting New Zealand Posted on 24 Apr Experience is key as Team Oman Air prepare for Extreme Sailing Series Experience is key as Team Oman Air prepare for Extreme Sailing Series Team Oman Air skipper Phil Robertson says his crew's unrivalled experience could prove vital to victory in second round Known worldwide for hosting sailing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Qingdao is notorious for its ability to catch crews off guard with a fickle breeze that can go from next to nothing to gale force in a matter of minutes. by Oman Sail Posted on 24 Apr 35th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting – Highlights and short analysis 35th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting – Highlights and short analysis One week after the world’s largest regatta of a single class, it is time for a short analysis of the event The USA, led by Stephan Baker, stood out in the gold fleet and in the junior top 30 with Peter Foley (16th) and Daven Subbiah (23rd); in the cadet division great fourth place for Freddie Parkin - a long, challenging, but surely unprecedentedly successful sailing trip. by Fraglia Vela Riva Posted on 24 Apr FAST40+ Spring Regatta - Preview FAST40+ Spring Regatta - Preview The second event in a busy FAST40+ season will be the FAST40+ Spring Regatta, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. The second event in a busy FAST40+ season will be the FAST40+ Spring Regatta, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. FAST40+ Race Director, Stuart Childerley, sets the scene for the event. by FAST40+ Race Circuit Posted on 24 Apr America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ first practise in Great Sound - Video America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ first practise in Great Sound - Video Emirates Team New Zealand had their first solid day of training on Bermuda's Great Sound on April 23, 2017 Emirates Team NZ had their first solid day of training on Bermuda's Great Sound on April 23, 2017. Winds during the session were averaging 10kts gusting 15kts. As with the other video it is impossible to gauge boat speed, or form an accurate impression of relative speed. However the infrequency of splash down is apparent, as is the very slick gybing and tacking while remaining foil borne. by Sail-World.com NZ and MyislandhomeBDA Posted on 24 Apr Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race crew Zuzana Vybiralova Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race crew Zuzana Vybiralova A first for Clipper Race, Zuzana Vybiralova will make history this year as first Czech Republican to take part in race A first for the Clipper Race, crew member Zuzana Vybiralova will make history this year as the first Czech Republican to take part in the race in eleven editions. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 24 Apr Melges 24 European Sailing Series - And the winners are… Melges 24 European Sailing Series - And the winners are… Maximum number of races sailed in almost perfect conditions was a result of three-day Portoroz Melges 24 Regatta Maximum number of races sailed in almost perfect conditions was a result of three-day Portoroz Melges 24 Regatta - the season opener both for the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series and Melges 24 Italian Sailing Series. Andrea Racchelli and his team on Altea ITA722, the winner of the 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series, were showing their superiority since the beginning of the regatta by Melges 24 Posted on 24 Apr Champions crowned after tricky finale at Sperry Charleston Race Week Champions crowned after tricky finale at Sperry Charleston Race Week Charleston is known for its reliable spring seabreeze, but the Holy City’s coast outdid itself this year Charleston is known for its reliable spring seabreeze, but the Holy City’s coast outdid itself this year during the 22nd edition of Sperry Charleston Race Week. It wasn’t just the three race days either; from the first team’s arrival for practice more than a week earlier until the lengthy awards ceremony on Sunday night, reliable southerly winds buffeted the region, ensuring maximum racing by Charleston Race Week Posted on 24 Apr She’s still here with us, and now we can be there for her She’s still here with us, and now we can be there for her Of the many endearing qualities in Lisa Blair, the one that is paramount is her effervescence. Of the many endearing qualities in Lisa Blair, the one that is paramount is her effervescence. Yet it is what lies behind that which could be her most incredible characteristic. Sometimes you can almost overlook her steely determination, but not for long when you start talking with her. Catching up with her live from Cape Town surely was a vivid reminder of not only what this sailor can accomplish by John Curnow Posted on 24 Apr Masters Games - Slater off to a flying start on Day 1 Masters Games - Slater off to a flying start on Day 1 Dan Slater, who competed in three Olympic Games, had a perfect start to the 2017 Masters Games Dan Slater, who competed in three Olympic Games, had a perfect start to the 2017 Masters Games with two first-placed finishes in today’s two races in the Laser fleet. It has been more than four years since Slater finished top-level racing following the London Olympics and it’s fair to say he let standards slip. by Yachting NZ Posted on 23 Apr
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