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The Foiling Week returns to Garda for 2016 edition
by Foiling Week
After two successful editions in 2014 and 2015, hosted by Fraglia Vela Malcesine, the event returns to Garda this year. After two successful editions in 2014 and 2015, hosted by Fraglia Vela Malcesine on Lake Garda, the event returns to Garda this year from Monday fourth to Sunday, July 10th.
Posted today at 10:14 am
Rio 2016 - Women Olympic sailors lose selection appeals DownUnder
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Women sailors lost their Selection Appeals in on both sides of the Tasman covering three events Two New Zealand female single handed sailors and two Australian female skiff crews have lost their Selection Appeals in Hearings either side of the Tasman. The two Kiwis were parties to a Mediation Hearing with Yachting New Zealand on Monday night. The Australians lost in a Yachting Australia Appeal Hearing and may take the matter further.
Posted today at 8:13 am
The Landsail Tyres J-Cup set for over 60 boats
by Louay Habib
Over 60 yachts are expected for The Landsail Tyres J-Cup, exclusively for racing yachts of the J Boats brand Over 60 yachts are expected for The Landsail Tyres J-Cup in Partnership with B&G, exclusively for racing yachts of the J Boats brand, and this year will incorporate a record four UK National Championships for the J/88, J/97, J/109 and J/111. Besides the four National Championships, an impressive fleet of J/70 Sportsboats will be racing, as well as other J Boats racing under the IRC Rating system.
Posted today at 6:25 am
Cycle versus sail - Simon Parker’s American adventure continues
by Clipper Round the World
Having raced across the Pacific Ocean on board Garmin, Simon jumped on his bike a few days later to begin his own race One direct flight will take you from China to the UK in less than a day. But where’s the fun in that when you can make the 15,000 journey by land and sea without setting foot on an aeroplane? Having raced across the Pacific Ocean on board Garmin, Simon jumped on his bike a few days later to begin his own race against the fleet to New York.
Posted today at 5:16 am
2016 RS Aero Czech Open - Overall report
by RS Aero Class Association
Sailors from nine countries converged in the Czech Republic at the centre off Europe for the first RS Aero Czech Open 2016 RS Aero Czech Open - Sailors from nine countries converged in the Czech Republic at the centre off Europe for the first RS Aero Czech Open which was held alongside the RS Feva European Championship. The picturesque Lake Lipno is perched 770m above sea level and surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside.
Posted today at 2:54 am
2016 Atlantic Cup - Tales II on pace to smash Leg 1 course record
by Julianna Barbieri
Current leader in the Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing Tales II is just 100nm to the finish in Brooklyn, NY 2016 Atlantic Cup - Current leader in the Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing Tales II is just 100nm to the finish in Brooklyn, NY and models are showing a 7am ET, Tuesday, May 31 arrival time. Tales is on pace to break the course record of 78 hours 55 minutes 13 seconds set in 2012 by Mare.
Posted today at 2:19 am
2016 World Match Racing Tour - Newport fog creates testing opener
by Barby MacGowan
In yacht racing, sailors are often at the vagaries of the wind and occasionally too much of it or too little. 2016 World Match Racing Tour - In yacht racing, sailors are often at the vagaries of the wind and occasionally too much of it or too little. However on the opening day of the World Match Racing Tour’s Newport stage, crews faced a fog so thick that at times it was hard to see the bows of their M32 catamarans, let alone marks of the course.
Posted today at 1:48 am
NewYork–Vendée Race – Pieter Heerema heads for port
by Marion Cardon
At 12:22 UTC Dutch skipper Pieter Heerema pointed the bow of his IMOCA 60 No Way Back towards Newport, Rhode Island. Overnight he suffered four collisions with unidentified objects in the water. Finally the fourth impact damaged his foil and foil casing, creating a small leak.
Posted on 30 May
Winners make the most of the light conditions at Myth of Malham Race
by Louay Habib
Tenacity and dogged determination were to the fore for the class winners of the 230-mile race. The two boats were literally side by side for the 230 mile race and after IRC time correction Pintia was the winner by just eight seconds after 38 hours of racing.
Posted on 30 May
Impressive performance from Team Engie on GC32 Racing Tour
by Sébastien Rogues
The aim of finishing in the middle of the fleet has been achieved in what is a very competitive fleet. The aim of finishing in the middle of the fleet has been achieved in what is a very competitive fleet. The ENGIE crew will need to continue to race well in order to move up the rankings gradually this season.
Posted on 30 May
Giovanni Soldini prepares for upcoming racing season
by Studio Imagina
Maserati Multi70 is a genuinely innovative and experimental craft that represents the new frontier in sailing. Maserati Multi70 is back on the water at the team’s base at Lorient in Brittany. Looking absolutely pristine, the futuristic trimaran, which stretches 21.2m in length and 16.8m in the beam, is primed for the new ocean challenges Giovanni Soldini has planned for her and his crew.
Posted on 30 May
Safran hits a UFO on his way to Newport for World Match Racing Tour
by Safran Sailing Team
Around 12:00 (French time), Lagravière, the skipper of Safran, contacted his shore team to inform them he had hit a UFO Around 12:00 (French time), Morgan Lagravière, the skipper of Safran, contacted his shore team to inform them he had hit a UFO (unidentified floating object), which had broken a foil and caused a small leak.
Posted on 30 May
Queguiner-Leucémie Espoir suffers collision with UFO at NewYork–Vendée
by Marion Cardon
Eliès explained that the impact caused a small rupture in the daggerboard’s case and damaged bottom of the board itself. After a first night spent in close contact with other competitors in the New York–Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) presented by Currency House and SpaceCode, Yann Eliès contacted his shore team this morning at 0840 UTC, reporting that his yacht Queguiner-Leucemie Espoir had just hit something in the water with her port daggerboard.
Posted on 30 May
My Best Olympic Race – Lijia Xu, London 2012 Laser Radial Medal Race
by Daniel Smith – World Sailing
Each contender focused on their own efforts as whoever crossed the finish line first would be crowned Olympic champion. Imagination matters when growing up. Children pictures themselves as their heroes and heroines. From film stars, sporting heroes, astronauts and firemen, the list goes on.
Posted on 30 May
Franck Cammas steers Norauto to GC32 Riva Cup victory
by Andy
At least the nine-boat fleet had a chance to enjoy one last blast around the lake in the only race that could take place At least the nine-boat fleet had a chance to enjoy one last blast around the lake in the only race that could take place, in a brief half-hour of 14-15 knot winds. Appropriately enough, the top two places went to the two stand-out teams of the week, Norauto leading Team Tilt across the finish line.
Posted on 30 May
GC32 Riva Cup finishes in grand style
by Press Office Fraglia Vela Riva
The first edition featured Olympians, Skippers from the America's Cup and celebrities such as Pierre Casiraghi. The staff of Fraglia Vela Riva are pleased with the outcome of having organised an event with nine 32' foil boats with 19 races completed in perfect skiff conditions with winds of 8-10 knots which also added to the speed and performance of the boats in competition.
Posted on 30 May
New York Vendee - Images of the IMOCA Currency House Charity Race
by Sail-World.com NZL
George Bekris provided this gallery of the IMOCA Currency House Charity Race prior to the start of the New York - Vendee Top US photographer George Bekris provided this gallery of the IMOCA Currency House Charity Race prior to the start of the New York - Vendee and a good chance to have a look at some of the entries before heading across the Atlantic for the start of the Vendee Globe Race around the world.
Posted on 30 May
The Clipper Race - LMAX Exchange – Race of the Americas start
by Clipper Round the World
The Clipper Race teams will soon be back racing the in the Atlantic Ocean where their journey began nine months ago 2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Clipper Race teams will soon be back racing the in the Atlantic Ocean where their journey began nine months ago, as the fleet prepares to start The LMAX Exchange – Race of The Americas from Panama to New York.
Posted on 30 May
2016 Transat New York–Vendée - Race time for Morgan Lagravière
by Safran Sailing Team
Morgan Lagravière will cross the starting line of the Transat New York-Vendée on Sunday at 21:30 2016 Transat New York–Vendée - Morgan Lagravière will cross the starting line of the Transat New York-Vendée, his first transatlantic race on Safran, on Sunday at 21:30 (French time), after a parade in front of the North Cove Marina that began at 17:00. The youngest skipper in the race has been looking forward to passing Ambrose Light, the mark for the start, for a long time.
Posted on 30 May
Transat New York - Vendée – Sébastien Josse’s weather analysis
by Gitana Team
For safety reasons, the race itself will officially start at around 19:30 GMT outside New York harbour at Ambrose Light. At the helm of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild, Sébastien Josse is ready to go and has made no secret of his desire to get back on the racetrack and do battle with is rivals.
Posted on 30 May
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