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Sailing in the Olympics beyond 2016 - A double Olympic medalist's view
by Bruce Kendall
Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. Gold and Bronze medalist and multiple world boardsailing/windsurfer champion, Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. A key driver is the signalled intention by the International Olympic Committee to select a basket of events that will be contested.
Posted today at 12:16 pm
Saskia Tidey adapts to situation with ease at Sailing World Cup Hyères
by Richard Aspland
Her height is a bit of a clue to her previous life in sport, Tidey was an international netball player. The Olympic Games is the pinnacle for many athletes, but when your sport isn’t in the program and you can’t shake that feeling you have to be a part, you either look elsewhere or you let a bit of luck and good timing take the lead. For Ireland’s 49erFX sailor Saskia Tidey, it was latter.
Posted today at 5:47 pm
Qingdao lives up to its reputation on day 1 of Extreme Sailing Series
by Extreme Sailing Series
The eight-strong fleet took to the water for the first day of Act two expecting a brisk 20 knots of wind The eight-strong fleet took to the water for the first day of Act 2 expecting a brisk 20 knots of wind – plenty to get the GC32 catamarans ‘flying’ on their foils and enough to make controlling the cutting edge boats a challenge.
Posted today at 4:09 pm
European Freestyle Pro Tour – A chat with Adam Sims about 2016 outlook
by EFPT
In 2015 Adam Sims (Sailloft/Patrik) from UK secured the first overall EFPT Tow-In Champion title that was ever awarded. The Brit who had a great competition year in 2015 managed to secure third place at the Chiemsee European Tow-In Championship, Podersdorf with a flawless double spock on his first run and another third place at the Brouwersdam DAM-X with a perfect double culo.
Posted today at 1:37 pm
The Transat bakerly – Gitana 16 sports eagle and lion on her bow
by Gitana
Since her launch on 7 August 2015, the 60-foot (18.28 metres) craft has continued to evolve Designed by naval architect Guillaume Verdier in collaboration with the VPLP design firm and the in-house design office, the latest of the Gitana fleet belongs to this new generation of IMOCA monohulls that are ultra-light, planing machines equipped with foils.
Posted today at 1:15 pm
Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 – Soft breeze on the opening day
by Oman Sail
Qingdao, the Olympic sailing venue in 2008, is notorious for dispensing random and unpredictable conditions. At the start of the day’s only race, Oman Air touched a mark and were penalised which put them to the back of the fleet and conditions prevented any recovery.
Posted today at 12:40 pm
Kialoa III returns to reclaim her glory at Antigua Sailing Week +Video
by Antigua Sailing Week
The legendary yacht has sailed over 8,000 miles to Antigua to try to emulate her win back in 1979. The legendary yacht is the S&S 78 Kialoa III, which was one of the most well-known of Jim Kilroy's Maxis and best remembered for her line honours victory in the 1975 Sydney Hobart when she broke the race record that stood for 21 years!
Posted today at 11:59 am
European Championships in Cagliari open for all equipment
by International Kiteboarding Association
The upcoming Formula Kite World Championship in China however will be open only for Formula Kite equipment. Both classes will be run together but scored separately. There will be a European Champion in the Formula Kite class, and a European Champion in the KiteFoil class.
Posted today at 11:33 am
Australia's sporting capital to host the 2016 Sailing World Cup Final
by Daniel Smith – World Sailing
Racing alongside the St Kilda Pier, a bustling metropolitan atmosphere will ensure a fusion of sport and leisure. Olympic and World Champions will race across the ten Olympic fleets and the 2.4 Norlin One Design in a bid to be crowned 2016 Sailing World Cup Champion and those on-shore will be able to enjoy the show in the race village.
Posted today at 11:19 am
Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge - Ian Walker in action + Video
by Louay Habib
Antiguan sunshine with a brisk breeze provided perfect conditions for the fourth Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge 2016 Antigua Sailing Week - It is not often that you can watch world class sailors duking it out within yards of an Antiguan beach party, especially when there is an award winning luxury resort providing superb food and a fantastic atmosphere. Antiguan sunshine with a brisk breeze provided perfect conditions for the fourth Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge; all part of Presidente Lay Day.
Posted today at 7:18 am
Laser Radial Masters Worlds - More champagne sailing on Day 4 + Video
by Ravi Subramanian
Masters sailors returned to the water with an on-time start and steady southwest breeze on Day 4 of racing. Rested and recovered after yesterday’s lay-day, the Masters sailors in the 2016 Laser Radial Masters World Championship returned to the water with an on-time start and steady southwest breeze that built to 12 knots during the two scheduled races (Race 7 and Race 8) on Day 4 of racing.
Posted today at 6:31 am
2016 RS Feva European Championships – Action coming soon…
by Golly Tucker
Lake Lipno will in two weeks’ time witness descent of 75 boats from 11 countries to vie for 2016 European title. 2016 RS Feva European Championships – Lake Lipno in the Czech Republic will in two weeks’ time witness the descent of 75 boats from 11 countries to vie for the 2016 European title. It will be quite an extraordinary festival with quite the most enthusiastic and genial hosts. The first continental championships of the year are set to be out of the ordinary!
Posted today at 5:52 am
2015-16 Round The World GryphonSolo2 – Eighth edition of 'Ask Joe'
by Joe Harris - GryphonSolo2
Joe answers questions in this eighth edition of 'Ask Joe' from Mr. Harlan’s sixth grade class at the Landmark School: Joe answers questions in this eighth edition of 'Ask Joe' from Mr. Harlan’s sixth grade class at the Landmark School:
Posted today at 5:37 am
2016 Transat Bakerly - Just four days to go!
by Phil Sharp Racing
With just four days to go until the start of Transat Bakerly Race, Energy Challenge team are making final preparations 2016 Transat Bakerly - With just four days to go until the start of The Transat Bakerly Race to New York, Phil Sharp and the Energy Challenge team are making the final preparations to the race boat 'Imerys'. After the Warm Up race to Plymouth last weekend the job list has thinned and the focus has turned to weather routing.
Posted today at 5:05 am
Antigua Sailing Week - Rock 'n Roll Thursday
by Louay Habib
Antigua Sailing Week burst back into action after Presidente Lay Day with some terrific rock and roll action Antigua Sailing Week burst back into action after Presidente Lay Day with some terrific rock and roll action off the South Coast of Antigua on the Peters and May Race Day four.
Posted today at 4:26 am
Clipper Round the World Race - Clipper Race fleet departs Seattle
by Marina Thomas
Int'l Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams departed Bell Harbor, Seattle, this afternoon in front of crowds 2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The international Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams departed Bell Harbor, Seattle, this afternoon (April 28) in front of crowds watching the Parade of Sail from the shore led by ‘home’ team Visit Seattle.
Posted today at 2:49 am
Sailing World Cup - Jake Lilley puts the pedal to the metal on Day 2
by Robert Deaves
Two race wins from Jake Lilley moves him to top of the pile after the second day of racing at Sailing World Cup Hyeres. 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - Two race wins from Jake Lilley (AUS) moves him to the top of the pile after the second day of racing at the Sailing World Cup Hyeres. Josh Junior (NZL) drops to second while Oliver Tweddell (AUS) remains in third. All three are still seeking national Olympic selection.
Posted today at 2:27 am
Sailing World Cup– Hyères turns off the fan for second day of racing
by Daniel Smith – World Sailing
Rio aside, the famous Mistral that pushed sailors to their limits on Wednesday, completely died down for Day 2 From the French Mistral to a breeze that resembled Rio de Janeiro, sailing conditions changed completely in Hyères for the second day of racing at the Sailing World Cup. 'Sailing in Hyères today was like sailing in Rio,” commented Swedish 49erFX leader Lisa Ericson, sailing with Hanna Klinga, 'It's shifty, it's puffy and about having your head out of the boat.”
Posted on 28 Apr
From Olympic flag to Olympic Gold and maybe another
by Rob Kothe, Sail-World.com & YachtsandYachting.com
The Sydney Olympics was a Sailing double 470 Gold event for Australia. Having won the 420 World Championship in 2000, the feeder class to the 470, while still at school in Australia young Matt Belcher was given the honour of carrying the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Posted on 28 Apr
SWC Hyères – New Zealand sailors battle for Olympic selection
by Richard Aspland
Like a game of cards, you win some and you lose some. One minute you are up, the next you are down. While Andy’s sister Alex and Sam’s sister Molly will sail together at the Olympic Games in the women’s 49erFX, only one of the brothers will join them once their shootout is over.
Posted on 28 Apr
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