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Sky Ocean Rescue to partner with ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ VOR team Sky Ocean Rescue to partner with ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ VOR team The team is part of UN Environment’s Clean Seas campaign which aims to better understand the issue of plastic pollution Since launching in January 2017, Sky Ocean Rescue has engaged with over 6 million people to raise awareness of the dire health of our oceans and now aims to reach a new audience by becoming official Race Team and Media Partner of Turn the Tide on Plastic. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 21 Oct Spectacular Sunday on tap as crews ready for Volvo Ocean Race start Spectacular Sunday on tap as crews ready for Volvo Ocean Race start After some short course racing off the beachfront of Alicante, the crews will depart on the first leg of a 45,000nm race The race opens with a sprint (relatively speaking) from Alicante to Lisbon for Leg 1. It's going to be 1,450nm of flat out action, with the teams fighting for every inch as they aim to get some points on the board early on. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 21 Oct Rolex Middle Sea Race – The odyssey begins Rolex Middle Sea Race – The odyssey begins Four hours after the start the fleet was well on its way to Capo Passero, the most southeastern point of Sicily. Since the first edition in 1968, this race has always been full of surprises. The overall winner will be decided by IRC time correction (handicap rating) and, this year, the field appears wide open with changes of fortune expected throughout the fleet. by RMYC Posted on 21 Oct Volvo Ocean Race – Poortman back on board Team Brunel Volvo Ocean Race – Poortman back on board Team Brunel Poortman is not a crew member on one of the participating boats this time but will be onboard Team Brunel next Sunday Ocean sailor Gerd Jan Poortman is not a crew member on one of the participating boats this time but will be onboard Team Brunel next Sunday. Poortman will jump off as the Team Brunel leg jumper after the start. by Team Brunel Posted on 21 Oct Volvo Ocean Race – Van Boxtel back as coach Team Brunel Volvo Ocean Race – Van Boxtel back as coach Team Brunel According to skipper Bouwe Bekking, Van Boxtel is one of the secret weapons of the Dutch flag-flying Team Brunel. Appointing Van Boxtel fits the Team Brunel ideology where sharing knowledge and the development of both the individual and the team are central. by Team Brunel Posted on 21 Oct Typhoon approaches as first medals decided at World Cup Series Japan Typhoon approaches as first medals decided at World Cup Series Japan In the 49er and 49erFX, the fleets sailed three single point Medal Races within a physical boundary. Come rain or shine, as long as there's wind and conditions are deemed safe for racing, the competition goes ahead and the Men's and Women's Skiff (49er/49erFX) and Women's RS:X medals were decided in a variable breeze that hit 12 knots and went as low as three knots. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted on 21 Oct Volvo Ocean Race – Crew change on Vestas 11th Hour Racing Volvo Ocean Race – Crew change on Vestas 11th Hour Racing To be compliant with the safety regulations, Hannah Diamond, one of the medically trained sailors, will compete in Leg 1 The goal is to give Harmer the rest he needs and get both him and Hansen back on the boat for Leg two from Lisbon to Cape Town. While crew announcements were made to the public, this change was filed in time for the official submission of crew lists to Race Management. by Vestas 11th Hour Racing Posted on 21 Oct Clipper Race - Race 2 - Day 17 - Less than 100nm left for Unicef Clipper Race - Race 2 - Day 17 - Less than 100nm left for Unicef Unicef is aiming to make today its final at sea of the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. Unicef is aiming to make today its final at sea of the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. Reporting earlier this morning, Skipper Bob Beggs, whose team will finish in eleventh place, says: “The AIS has spotted the first ship for over two weeks, a sure sign that we are approaching landfall. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 21 Oct Rolex Middle Sea Race - Preview Rolex Middle Sea Race - Preview Rolex Middle Sea Race is an international competition of distinction and an offshore race par excellence. Starting and finishing in Malta, an island often referred to as the ‘Crossroads of the Mediterranean’, the Rolex Middle Sea Race is an international competition of distinction and an offshore race par excellence. The proof lies in the numbers. Registrations for this year’s 38th edition come from yachts representing 30 different countries. by Jboats.com Posted on 21 Oct Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Air in action in San Diego Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Air in action in San Diego Oman Air team climbed leaderboard as they reached half-way point in a closely fought Extreme Sailing Series Act The Oman Air team climbed the leaderboard as they reached the half-way point in a closely fought Extreme Sailing Series Act in San Diego. by Oman Sail Posted on 21 Oct Alinghi stays ahead but SAP Extreme Sailing Team applies the pressure Alinghi stays ahead but SAP Extreme Sailing Team applies the pressure A stellar performance from SAP Extreme Sailing Team saw Alinghi’s lead dwindle to just one point at the half way stage A stellar performance from SAP Extreme Sailing Team saw Alinghi’s lead dwindle to just one point at the half way stage of the seventh Act of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego. by Extreme Sailing Series™ Posted on 21 Oct America's Cup - New York first to announce AC75 Challenger designer America's Cup - New York first to announce AC75 Challenger designer Bella Mente Quantum Racing has announced that it has signed a AC75 design agreement agreement with Botin Partners Bella Mente Quantum Racing (BMQR) has announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Botin Partners Naval Architecture to design the AC75 yacht it will sail in the 36th America's Cup. The syndicate will represent the New York Yacht Club, which has returned to the America's Cup arena after a 15-year absence. by Stuart Streuli NYYC and Sail-World.com/nz Posted on 20 Oct Volvo Ocean Race – Interviews with favorite sailors Volvo Ocean Race – Interviews with favorite sailors After what seemed like an endless amount of 'leg zeros' the Volvo Ocean Race is now in full wind up to the first leg Even though it is a short leg to the race's somewhat quasi home in Lisbon, it is real now, and the sailors are keener than anyone to see the 'real' racing get under way. by Nic Douglass Posted on 20 Oct CQS to sail Rolex Middle Seas Race without DSS foils CQS to sail Rolex Middle Seas Race without DSS foils The CQS design team have found that any foil shape has quite a narrow optimum speed window. Ludde and his team are hoping for light winds during the coming race out of Malta, which will best suit the current configuration of CQS, with her narrow waterline and low wetted surface area. by John Roberson Posted on 20 Oct Star Sailors League Finals – The VIPs list is shaping up Star Sailors League Finals – The VIPs list is shaping up Nassau, in the Bahamas, is ideal to host the event, Nassau Yacht Club a perfect home for sailors and organizers 15 sailors will join the already confirmed top 10 skippers of the SSL Ranking 2017, among these there are some experienced Star sailors, some incredibly talented skippers who have never raced at a Star regatta and some rookies. by Star Sailors Posted on 20 Oct Rolex Middle Sea Race – Preview Rolex Middle Sea Race – Preview The 103 yachts expected to start tomorrow’s 38th edition of the 606-nm race represent 30 different countries. Lying ahead following the grandiose, cannon-fire start from Grand Harbour, Valletta is one of the world of sailing’s most exacting 600-nm races comprising a scenic and tactically demanding circumnavigation of Sicily. by RMYC Posted on 20 Oct Solo Round the World – The MACIF trimaran is on standby Solo Round the World – The MACIF trimaran is on standby François Gabart is already studying the weather situation closely with the routing team run by Jean-Yves Bernot. François Gabart together with the whole team will be on standby as of Sunday, with a view to attempting the single-handed round the world record. The skipper is ready and so is the MACIF trimaran. All that remains is to choose the right time to leave and this means opting for an ideal weather window to get the record attempt off to a good start. by Trimaran Macif Posted on 20 Oct The Middle Sea Race starts tomorrow The Middle Sea Race starts tomorrow Alex will be racing crewed with Irish sailor Nin O'Leary (who was Alex's co-skipper during the 2017 Fastnet race) For this race, Alex will be racing crewed with Irish sailor Nin O'Leary (who was Alex's co-skipper during the 2017 Fastnet race), HUGO BOSS boat captain. Will Jackson & experienced Class 40 sailor Jack Trigger. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted on 20 Oct First set of sailors book Medal Race places at World Cup Series Japan First set of sailors book Medal Race places at World Cup Series Japan The day got off to an all too familiar start, for this week, with the wind once again largely absent. For both the Men's and Women's Windsurfer (RS:X) and Men's and Women's Skiffs (49er/49erFX) fleets, today was the last opportunity to book their slots in Saturday's Medal Races. by Ross Gale / World Sailing Posted on 20 Oct Volvo Ocean Race – Seven skippers, one goal Volvo Ocean Race – Seven skippers, one goal The ultimate test in team sport, starts on Sunday, when seven of the best sailing teams in world cross the starting line The Volvo Ocean Race will test the crews on a 45,000 nautical mile race course, through some of the most challenging waters in the world, including more miles in the extremes of the Southern Ocean. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 20 Oct
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