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Speed Thrills. Pain Kills. Minimise potential damage with Kollition™ Speed Thrills. Pain Kills. Minimise potential damage with Kollition™ We all love seeing the foilers get faster and faster. We all love seeing the foilers get faster and faster. One brand, Zhik®, was the first to develop a range of lightweight, low profile, flexible and waterproof padding in a purpose built wetsuit to help protect the sailors from damage when they or boat stops abruptly. by Zhik Posted today at 1:45 am Vendee Globe - Rescuers in the zone Vendee Globe - Rescuers in the zone The evacuation of the skipper de Pavant is expected to start around daybreak once there is sufficient light. The Marion Dufresne, the research and supply vessel which serves the remote French islands in the South Indian Ocean, has arrived close to the stricken French skipper Kito De Pavant. The evacuation of the skipper de Pavant is expected to start around daybreak once there is sufficient light. by Vendee Globe Posted today at 6:11 am Vendee Globe - Kito de Pavant believed to have been lifted off Vendee Globe - Kito de Pavant believed to have been lifted off Marion Dufresne, the research and supply vessel has arrived close to the stricken French skipper Kito De Pavant Vendee Globe race control advised earlier at the Marion Dufresne, the research and supply vessel which serves the remote French islands in the South Indian Ocean, has arrived close to the stricken French skipper Kito De Pavant. The evacuation of the skipper de Pavant was expected to start around daybreak once there is sufficient light. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted today at 2:57 am Vendee Globe- No tethers in Southern Ocean? Vendee Globe- No tethers in Southern Ocean? I was interested to see that Seb is wearing neither a pfd nor a harness while racing in the Southern Ocean. Take a look at this pic of Seb Josse racing in the Vendée Globe. He is in the Southern Ocean sailing in rough seas and I imagine he is hitting speeds in the mid-twenties. I know what it’s like to sail down there. I have done numerous Southern Ocean transits and I know it to be an unforgiving region. So I was interested to see that Seb is wearing neither a pfd nor a harness. Interesting. by Brian Hancock Posted today at 7:59 am Sailing World Cup Final - Finn racers put to the test Sailing World Cup Final - Finn racers put to the test The top Finn racers at the Sailing World Cup Final presented by Land Rover are putting each other to the test The top Finn racers at the Sailing World Cup Final presented by Land Rover are putting each other to the test and for Rio 2016 Olympians Jake Lilley (AUS) and Caleb Paine (USA), it's business as usual after a period of rest. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted today at 7:03 am Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Volunteers, the source of energy Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Volunteers, the source of energy Energy is not something that can always be measured, but strength that volunteers in sailing bring is critical to events Energy is not something that can always be measured, but the strength and vitality that so many volunteers in sailing bring to the events that and clubs that they help out is an amazing resource that is critical to events such as Sailing World Cup Melbourne. by Nic Douglass Posted today at 3:54 am SWC Final - Melbourne - Nicholas Heiner follows famous dad into Finn SWC Final - Melbourne - Nicholas Heiner follows famous dad into Finn Former Laser world champion Nicholas Heiner is competing at his first international event in a new class he hopes Former Laser world champion Nicholas Heiner is competing at his first international event in a new class he hopes to medal in for the Netherlands at the Olympic Games, just like his father did 20 years ago in Atlanta, USA. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted today at 3:03 am MS Amlin International Moth Regatta - Fletcher-Scott in action MS Amlin International Moth Regatta - Fletcher-Scott in action Dylan Fletcher-Scott, England’s representative in 49er Class at last summer’s Rio Olympics, grabbed the overall lead Dylan Fletcher-Scott, England’s representative in the 49er Class at last summer’s Rio Olympics, grabbed the overall lead England’s representative in the 49er Class at last summer’s Rio Olympics, grabbed the overall lead at the MS Amlin International Moth Regatta today after posting a pair of first-place finishes in the regatta hosted by Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. by RBYC Posted today at 1:45 am Vendee Globe - Rescue plan for stricken de Pavant + onboard Video Vendee Globe - Rescue plan for stricken de Pavant + onboard Video French skipper Kito de Pavant was enduring an anxious wait this afternoon aboard Bastide Otio after he struck an object French skipper Kito de Pavant was enduring an anxious wait this afternoon aboard his Bastide Otio after he struck an object which destroyed his keel housing, ripped off his aft keel mountings and left the appendage supported only by the hydraulic keel ram. by Vendee Globe/Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 6 Dec RORC Transatlantic Race – Leopard 3 due to finish sunrise Wednesday RORC Transatlantic Race – Leopard 3 due to finish sunrise Wednesday Leopard is 600 miles ahead of their nearest rival, Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder's Dutch Maxi Marten 72, Aragon At 1200 UTC Mike Slade's British Maxi, Leopard 3 was 240 miles from Camper and Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada and expected to take Monohull Line Honours at around sunrise on Wednesday. Leopard is nearly 600 miles ahead of their nearest rival, Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder's Dutch Maxi Marten 72, Aragon. by Louay Habib Posted on 6 Dec French skippers dominate entry list for 2018 Golden Globe Race French skippers dominate entry list for 2018 Golden Globe Race 30,000 mile solo, non-stop round the world race is being staged to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original race The 30,000 mile solo, non-stop round the world race is being staged to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original Sunday Times Golden Globe Race back in 1968/9 which led to Sir Robin Knox-Johnston becoming the first man to sail solo non-stop around the world. by Golden Globe Race Posted on 6 Dec Second World Match Racing Tour Card 2017 goes to Sally Barkow Second World Match Racing Tour Card 2017 goes to Sally Barkow Sally Barkow from USA is together with the team preparing for their second full season and their challenge for the title Team Magenta 32 is the second match racing team to receive their Tour Card for the season 2017. Sally Barkow from USA is together with the team preparing for their second full season and their challenge for the World Championship title in match racing. by WMRT Posted on 6 Dec Clipper Race skipper given special honour at French Sailing Awards Clipper Race skipper given special honour at French Sailing Awards Olivier Cardin was recognised with a special award at last night’s French Sailing Federation’s flagship award ceremony. Olivier Cardin was recognised with a special award at last night’s French Sailing Federation’s flagship award ceremony, the Soiree des Champions. by Clipper Ventures Posted on 6 Dec 2017 America's Cup tickets will go on sale on 9th December 2017 America's Cup tickets will go on sale on 9th December Six teams, representing USA, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, France, Sweden, will race incredible hydrofoiling yachts The six teams, representing the USA, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, France and Sweden, will race incredible hydrofoiling yachts on a stadium-style racecourse on Bermuda’s Great Sound which will make the events in Bermuda among the hottest tickets in world sport in 2017. by America's Cup Posted on 6 Dec Connecting Team Bridge at the Sailing World Cup Final Melbourne Connecting Team Bridge at the Sailing World Cup Final Melbourne Eldest son Ollie is hoping for a top two finish and his 17 year-old brother Guy will be pushing for top three. Consider the logistics of three teenage boys of varying ages all playing the same equipment heavy sport. Now imagine the coordination required for the Bridge family of kiters currently in Australia for an extended southern hemisphere tour that includes the IKA Formula Kite Open division by Lisa Ratcliff / SWC Final media Posted on 6 Dec Oman Air up the game in preparation for Extreme Sailing Series finale Oman Air up the game in preparation for Extreme Sailing Series finale A two-point lead at the top of the table, backed up by a winning habit and extra training, has boosted confidence levels A precious two-point lead at the top of the table, backed up by a winning habit and extra training, has boosted confidence levels ahead of Team Oman Air’s final push by Oman Sail Posted on 6 Dec Superyacht Cup 2017 – A Tour de Force of Regatta winning potential Superyacht Cup 2017 – A Tour de Force of Regatta winning potential Even though we'll need to lie in wait for 21st edition of Palma's Superyacht Cup, the entry list is already shaping up Even though we'll need to lie in wait for the 21st edition of Palma's Superyacht Cup, which will take place from the 21st until the 24th of June, the entry list is already shaping up to be a powerful tour de force of regatta-winning-potential by The Superyacht Cup Posted on 6 Dec Good start to Sailing World Cup Melbourne for Aussies Good start to Sailing World Cup Melbourne for Aussies Mat Belcher and Will Ryan won the first race in convincing style and finished the second race of the day in second place The Aussie duo of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan won their first race in convincing style, and finished the second race of the day in second place. They are currently in first place overall, two points ahead of the Japanese pairing of Takayama and Imamura. by Australian Sailing Posted on 6 Dec RNZYS Performance Programme ready to challenge on Sydney Harbour RNZYS Performance Programme ready to challenge on Sydney Harbour The team will be led by Kiwi Chris Steele, who brings experience as a two-time New Zealand Match Racing champion. The team will be led by Kiwi Chris Steele, who brings experience as a two-time New Zealand Match Racing champion, as well as GC32 expertise. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 6 Dec Sailing World Cup Final– Chat with two coaches and a media boat driver Sailing World Cup Final– Chat with two coaches and a media boat driver Enjoy the action from two very different, but both successful coaches here at the Sailing World Cup in Melbourne. Enjoy the action from two very different, but both successful coaches here at the Sailing World Cup in Melbourne. by Nic Douglass Posted on 6 Dec
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