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Lexus Flying Fifteen Worlds – Steve Goacher steady in light winds Lexus Flying Fifteen Worlds – Steve Goacher steady in light winds Another semi-overcast afternoon in Napier for the second day of the Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship Another semi-overcast afternoon in Napier for the second day of the Lexus Flying Fifteen Worlds. After one general recall Race 3 of the championship started under the U flag with all 57 competitors spread across the length of the start line. The first upwind leg was well spread but sailors who got off the line cleanly and into clear air, were keen to get to the middle right of the course by Jonny Fullerton Posted today at 10:26 am JJ Giltinan 18fters - 'Magic' levers keep Yamaha competitive in Race 2 JJ Giltinan 18fters - 'Magic' levers keep Yamaha competitive in Race 2 Dave McDiarmid and the crew of Yamaha NZ had an end to end win in Sunday's Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy Dave McDiarmid and the crew of Yamaha NZ had an end to end win in Sunday's Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy sailed on Sydney harbour. In contrast to the rain-marred first race, the 26 boat fleet from Australia, New Zealand, and the USA raced under clear skies and a 16-20kt southerly wind. by Richard Gladwell | Michael Chittenden Posted today at 10:06 am 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 – More start images by Tim Wright 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 – More start images by Tim Wright Tim Wright captured these stunning shots at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600. Tim Wright captured these stunning shots at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600 and along the course at St Barths, Barbuda and Redonda. by Tim Wright Posted on 26 Feb 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 start images by Tim Wright 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 start images by Tim Wright Tim Wright captured these stunning shots at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600. Tim Wright captured these stunning shots at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600 and along the course at St Barths, Barbuda and Redonda. by Tim Wright Posted on 26 Feb Lexus Flying 15 Worlds - Australians off to a great start after Day 1 Lexus Flying 15 Worlds - Australians off to a great start after Day 1 Day 1 started with very light airs and humid overcast skies, so the fleet were held ashore for a couple of hours The 21st Lexus Flying Fifteen Worlds have attracted 57 competitors from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and Hong Kong for six days of racing in Hawkes Bay on the East coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Day 1 of the championship started with very light airs and humid overcast skies, so the fleet were held ashore for a couple of hours in the hope that conditions would improve. by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 26 Feb JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiff images from Race 2 in the fresh breeze JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiff images from Race 2 in the fresh breeze Michael Chittenden was riding on the Camera Cat for Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy for 18ft skiffs Michael Chittenden was riding on the Camera Cat for Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy for 18ft skiffs, and provided this image gallery for the day, in which Yamaha (NZ) took her second win from as many races in the seven race series. Today's race was sailed in a fresh offshore breeze, with yesterday's rain giving way to blue skies making for a magnificent day for skiff sailing. by Michael Chittenden Posted on 26 Feb 18ft skiffs - Yamaha has second win on Day 2 of JJ Giltinan Trophy 18ft skiffs - Yamaha has second win on Day 2 of JJ Giltinan Trophy NZ champion Yamaha team tightened the grip on the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship NZ champion Yamaha team tightened the grip on the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship with another stunning victory in today’s Race 2 of the championship on Sydney Harbour. With eyes set firmly on becoming the first New Zealand team to win the coveted crown on Sydney Harbour, David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins sailed another faultless race to win by 1m14s by Frank Quealey Posted on 26 Feb Clipper Round the World - Meet the 2017-18 crew - Greg Schey Clipper Round the World - Meet the 2017-18 crew - Greg Schey Greg Schey is well on road to achieving that dream, after completing third of four sail training levels this week “I’ve always wanted to sail around the world. Since I was knee high to a grasshopper, one thing that I’ve always said is that’s what I want to do.” Greg Schey, a 27-year-old doctor from Swansea, Wales, is well on the road to achieving that dream, after completing the third of four sail training levels this week ahead of setting off for full circumnavigation in the Clipper 2017-18 Race this summer. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 26 Feb 18ft Skiffs - JJ Giltinan Trophy - Replay coverage - Race 2 18ft Skiffs - JJ Giltinan Trophy - Replay coverage - Race 2 Replay coverage of Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs from Sydney harbour - sailing in 15kts Replay coverage of Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs from Sydney harbour - sailing in 15kts by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 26 Feb America's Cup - Japanese launch new Challenger in Bermuda America's Cup - Japanese launch new Challenger in Bermuda A historic day today at the Dockyards in Bermuda as SoftBank Team Japan unveiled their brand new AC50 A historic day today at the Dockyards in Bermuda as SoftBank Team Japan unveiled their brand new America’s Cup Class race boat, Hikari, the next-generation boat designed to win the first ever America’s Cup for a Japanese flagged challenger. Hikari, meaning “flash of light”, was selected from over 430 names submitted by fans in Japan through a nationwide contest held by SoftBank Corp. in the le by Softbank Team Japan Posted on 26 Feb JJ Giltinan Trophy - More images from a funky Day 1 on Sydney Harbour JJ Giltinan Trophy - More images from a funky Day 1 on Sydney Harbour More images from Michael Chittenden from the first race of the 2017 JJ Giltinan Trophy on Sydney Harbour, Michael Chittenden was on the water for the first race of the 2017 JJ Giltinan Trophy on Sydney Harbour, sailed in a funky breeze, leaden skies and plenty of rain. Plus a 300 metre long cruise liner at one end of the course and a waka wall at the other by Michael Chittenden Posted on 25 Feb Vendee Globe - Video of Conrad Colman finish in Les Sables d'Olonne Vendee Globe - Video of Conrad Colman finish in Les Sables d'Olonne Scenes of Kiwi solo round the world racer, Conrad Colman taken at the finish of the Vendee Globe race Scenes of Kiwi solo round the world racer, Conrad Colman taken at the finish of the Vendee Globe race, which he completed under jury rig after being dismasted 700nm from the finish. In Foresight Natural Energy Colman became the first New Zealand sailor to complete the Vendee Globe, he also became the first in eight editions of the race to sail the entire race using only renewable energy sources. by Vendee Globe Posted on 25 Feb JJ Giltinan Trophy - Waka wall helps Yamaha to Hat-Trick in Race 1 JJ Giltinan Trophy - Waka wall helps Yamaha to Hat-Trick in Race 1 A group of 20 wakas paddling across the course for the opening race helped New Zealand's Yamaha to win A group of 20 wakas paddling across the course for the opening race of the JJ Giltinan Trophy helped New Zealand's Yamaha to win the first race of the seven race series. 'The wakas were massive,' said Yamaha skipper Dave McDiarmid. 'We couldn't get to the bottom mark. They were in a solid line - about four deep - there was no gap. by Richard Gladwell | Images: Michael Chittenden Posted on 25 Feb Vendee Globe - Heerema delayed by Biscay lows Vendee Globe - Heerema delayed by Biscay lows With 16 boats now finished, eighth edition of the Vendée Globe becomes the race with greatest ever number of finishers. With 16 boats now finished, the eighth edition of the Vendée Globe becomes the race with greatest ever number of finishers. Until now it was the 2000-2001 edition, with 24 starters and 15 finishers, which saw the biggest number of starters reach the end of their race at the legendary South Nouch buoy. by Vendee Globe Posted on 25 Feb JJ Giltinan 18fters - Yamaha wins first race in rain and murk JJ Giltinan 18fters - Yamaha wins first race in rain and murk New Zealand champion Yamaha came from behind to score a brilliant win in race one of JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship New Zealand champion Yamaha came from behind to score a brilliant win in race one of the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The winning Group, on Sydney Harbour today. by Frank Quealey Posted on 25 Feb Bella Mente Racing starts 2017 season with major victory at RORC C600 Bella Mente Racing starts 2017 season with major victory at RORC C600 Bella Mente Racing starts 2017 season off with major victory at RORC Caribbean 600 Bella Mente Racing, led by owner/driver Hap Fauth, launched its 2017 campaign season with a major victory this week, winning IRC Overall, CSA Overall and CSA 1 at the RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua; The team took home coveted RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy for the IRC win as well as the Bella Mente Trophy, the team’s namesake award, for being first IRC yacht to finish that is wholly manually powered. by Kirsten Ferguson Posted on 25 Feb NZ Flying Fifteen Nationals - Australia win World's opener NZ Flying Fifteen Nationals - Australia win World's opener The 2017 Flying Fifteen New Zealand Nationals acted as a prelude to the 21st Flying Fifteen World Championship The 2017 Flying Fifteen New Zealand National Championship acted as a prelude to the 21st Flying Fifteen World Championship, hosted by Napier Sailing Club on the waters of Hawkes Bay. 55 competitors from Australia, Canada, Great Britain and Hong Kong took on the kiwis in an early indication of form before the worlds to be held in Napier from Sunday 26 February - Friday 3 March. by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 25 Feb Cool drone footage of Dongfeng Race Team on the water Cool drone footage of Dongfeng Race Team on the water Dongfeng is back in the water and training is well underway for the returning Chinese campaign. Dongfeng is back in the water and training is well underway for the returning Chinese campaign. Stunning drone footage of the re-fitted Volvo Ocean 65 has been released as the team hit the water off the coast of Lisbon. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 25 Feb 49th Transpac early entry deadline approaches on March 1st 49th Transpac early entry deadline approaches on March 1st Planning for the 49th edition of the Los Angeles-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race is well underway Planning for the 49th edition of the Los Angeles-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race presented by the Los Angeles Times and organized by the Transpacific Yacht Club is well underway, with 52 monohull and multihull entries from nine nations already signed up for this biennial 2225-mile ocean race, one of the world's oldest having first been sailed in 1905. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted on 25 Feb 18ft Skiffs - JJ Giltinan Trophy - Replay coverage - Race 1 18ft Skiffs - JJ Giltinan Trophy - Replay coverage - Race 1 Live coverage of Race 1 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs from Sydney harbour - sailing in the wind and rain Replay of Race 1 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs from Sydney harbour - sailing in the wind and rain by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 25 Feb
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