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Ready, set, go! Melges 20 World Championship in Scarlino Ready, set, go! Melges 20 World Championship in Scarlino 56 teams assemble for the championship, all prepped and ready for four days of intense competition Scarlino, Italy The wait for the International Melges 20 fleet is over and tomorrow, the trigger on the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship taking place at Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino will be pulled. by International Melges 20 Class Association Posted today at 4:29 pm Rio 2016 - Images from the NZL Sailing Team return home Rio 2016 - Images from the NZL Sailing Team return home On Wednesday morning, the NZL Sailing Team returned to New Zealand from the Rio Olympics. On Wednesday morning, the NZL Sailing Team returned to New Zealand from the Rio Olympics. First up was a reception for the whole Olympic Team in The Cloud. A second function was held at the NZ Maritime Museum, under the hull of NZL-32, the 1995 America's Cup winner, with just the Sailing Team members and some of the coaches. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted today at 4:20 am Yachts for Sale, Shows and Events for Ancasta International Yachts for Sale, Shows and Events for Ancasta International The largest on-water boatshow is running from the 16th - 25th September this year at Southampton's Mayflower Park. The largest on-water boatshow is running from the 16th - 25th September this year at Southampton's Mayflower Park. The Ancasta team will be presenting models from Beneteau Sail and Power, Prestige and Lagoon Catamarans. by Ancasta International Boat Sales Posted on 23 Aug The Clipper Race turns 20! The Clipper Race turns 20! Throughout the race, tales of crew celebrating birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion Throughout the race, tales of Clipper Race crew celebrating their birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion, likely to remain a completely unique event in their lifetime. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 23 Aug America's Cup - Architect of NZ Qualifier withdrawal steps down America's Cup - Architect of NZ Qualifier withdrawal steps down The Commissioner for the America's Cup General Dr. Harvey Schiller has stepped down from the role The Commissioner for the America's Cup General Dr. Harvey Schiller has stepped down from the role and will finish at the end of the month. The move was confirmed today by America's Cup correspondent Bernie Wilson of the Associated Press. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 23 Aug 2016 Topcat Catamaran World Championships – Action coming soon 2016 Topcat Catamaran World Championships – Action coming soon For first time sailors of world fastest daggerboard-less sport-catamarans will face two great events in Biograd/Croatia 2016 Topcat Catamaran World Championships – For the first time sailors of the world fastest daggerboard-less sport-catamarans will face two great events in Biograd/Croatia. by Robert Pirovic Posted on 23 Aug Rio 2016 - Australia tops Olympic Sailing Medal Table again Rio 2016 - Australia tops Olympic Sailing Medal Table again Australia has again topped the table with their Gold Medal and three Silver Medals won in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regat Using the weighted points system for defining Olympic Medal Table placings, Australia has again topped the table with their Gold Medal and three Silver Medals won in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta in Rio de Janeiro. After the 2012 Olympic Regatta in Weymouth, Australia also topped the Medal table, but were tied with hosts, Great Britain on 11pts. Includes full results for all classes. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 22 Aug The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – The Ultimate Showcase The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – The Ultimate Showcase This year’s fleet will surpass the previous record for participation (49 competing yachts in 2010). With the average size of the yachts nudging 28 metres (90 feet), if the entrants lined up bow to stern they would measure a little under 1,425 metres (0.9 of a statute mile). For an event that has always been breathtaking in magnitude, these are seriously impressive numbers -- proof positive of the continuing passion within the sport to push the boundaries of design, technology and knowledge. by Quinag Posted on 22 Aug A magnificent fleet gathers in Cowes for Etchells World Championship A magnificent fleet gathers in Cowes for Etchells World Championship 58 teams from all over the world have entered the championship, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club. Twenty teams are from Great Britain and a dozen each from Australia and the United States of America. Four entries are from Hong Kong and as far afield as: Bermuda, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. by Louay Habib Posted on 22 Aug FAST40+ Class to be the first to have honour of racing for One Ton Cup FAST40+ Class to be the first to have honour of racing for One Ton Cup 14 FAST40+ racing yachts are expected, flying the flags of England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and the USA 14 high performance FAST40+ racing yachts are expected for the One Ton Cup, flying the flags of England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and the United States of America. The crew, of which only five can be professionals, come from countries all over the world. by Louay Habib Posted on 22 Aug Drama Queen - Goransson wins Melges 32 National Championship Drama Queen - Goransson wins Melges 32 National Championship Richard Goransson and his Inga from Sweden team have claimed the 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship - After a weekend of challenging, moderate conditions in Newport, RI, Richard Goransson and his Inga from Sweden team have claimed the 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Capping a weekend full of tight racing with lead changes around the track, it was fitting that the final race had three teams fighting for the regatta win by Sam Rogers Posted on 22 Aug Rio 2016 - 49erFX Gold Medal provides local fizz for Sailing Olympics Rio 2016 - 49erFX Gold Medal provides local fizz for Sailing Olympics Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze sent their fellow Brazilians into a frenzy on Flamengo Beach on Thursday AP's Bernie Wilson was on the scene when Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze sent their fellow Brazilians into a frenzy on Flamengo Beach on Thursday after holding off the New Zealand crew by two seconds to win the gold medal in the women's 49erFX class, which was making its Olympic debut. There's a link to the rest of his excellent coverage of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Sailing Regatta. by Sail-World.com/NZL Posted on 22 Aug Rio 2016- Annalise Murphy gets Irish eyes smiling again Rio 2016- Annalise Murphy gets Irish eyes smiling again In Rio 2016, the Annalise Murphy of old was back, but lighter and sharper than Weymouth 2012. In Rio 2016, the Annalise Murphy of old was back, but lighter and sharper than Weymouth 2012. For a time in the Medal race she had the Gold medal in her grasp, but came away absolutely delighted with the Silver. Thefull story of how this amazing turnaround was achieved, is probably yet to be told, but long-time Irish sailing correspondent, WM Nixon, writing in Afloat.ie fills in the background by Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 21 Aug Hydrofoil Pro Tour Mauritius – Final day – Parlier wins two in a row Hydrofoil Pro Tour Mauritius – Final day – Parlier wins two in a row The idyllic island paradise in the Indian Ocean was a must see for sailors and their loved ones who made the journey. From recent events you have Axel Mazella who sailed a convincing victory at the European Championship in July. Johnny Heineken is always a threat for the top spot with piercing hot streak abilities. Maxime Nocher the 2015 World Tour champ and perennial podium threat…. by Robbie Dean Posted on 21 Aug Reading Australia’s Rio 2016 Sailing Report Card Reading Australia’s Rio 2016 Sailing Report Card Pre-event, Australian Sailing officials predicted there would be between three and five medals at Rio 2016. Pre-event, Australian Sailing officials predicted there would be between three and five medals at Rio 2016. So Tom Burton's Gold in the Laser, and then Silver for the 470 Men’s sailors, Matt Belcher and Will Ryan, London 49er Gold Medallists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, and then lastly Nacra 17 first time campaigners, Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin, was a good result. by John Curnow Posted on 21 Aug 2016 U.S. National Championship - Argo advance 2016 U.S. National Championship - Argo advance The Melges 32 fleet at the 2016 U.S. National Championship was greeted with a lumpy, streaky race course 2016 U.S. National Championship - As the breeze remained in the ESE direction overnight and began bucking an outgoing tide in the morning hours, the Melges 32 fleet at the 2016 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport was greeted with a lumpy, streaky race course, rewarding those teams that started clean and minimized maneuvers. by Sam Rogers Posted on 21 Aug M32 Scandinavian Series - Unbelievable ending to the battle of Aarhus M32 Scandinavian Series - Unbelievable ending to the battle of Aarhus British Ian Williams claims the top spot at even points with Swedish Nicklas Dackhammar after an unbelievable final race 2016 M32 Scandinavian Series - They say nothing is over till it’s over – and never has that proven more true than by what went down at the final day of the Scandinavian Series event in the city of Aarhus today. British Ian Williams claims the top spot at even points with Swedish Nicklas Dackhammar after an unbelievable final race. by Aston Harald Posted on 21 Aug Phaedo^3 sets a new World Record around the Isle of Wight Phaedo^3 sets a new World Record around the Isle of Wight Phaedo^3 set a new incredible World Record time of two hours, four minutes and 14 seconds around the Isle of Wight Now the MOD70 holds both the World Record and Race Record. The race record from this years The boat itself held the old World record of two hours 21 minutes and 25 seconds, but that is when is was “Foncia” and being skippered bi Michel Desjoyeaux. by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Posted on 20 Aug Top contenders extend their lead on Day 3 of the HydroFoil Pro Tour Top contenders extend their lead on Day 3 of the HydroFoil Pro Tour Another five races have been completed in picture perfect conditions on the island paradise of Mauritius. Another five races have been completed in picture perfect conditions on the island paradise of Mauritius, bringing the race-count to fourteen thus far. The competitors with true grit will find themselves at the top. by Robbie Dean Posted on 20 Aug HydroFoil Pro Tour Mauritius – Day 2 HydroFoil Pro Tour Mauritius – Day 2 To succeed in such a long series of races it takes strength and stamina but Parlier seems to possess something greater. Parlier continues his streak of perfect scores. Four more races are in the books marking the halfway point at this highlight event in the Indian Ocean. Another day of strong breeze and clear waters was the perfect setting for this global hydrofoiling circuit. by Robbie Dean Posted on 20 Aug
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