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Main ramp collapses at Rio Olympics sailing venue
by Inquirer.net
The main ramp of Marina da Gloria, the sailing venue of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, partially collapsed on Saturday. The main ramp of Marina da Gloria, the sailing venue of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, partially collapsed on Saturday. Organisers said no one was injured in the incident, but it does raise further questions about the quality of construction in the Olympic host city.
Posted today at 7:41 am
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - French victorious on 10th anniversary
by James Boyd
As a result, yesterday's scores stand, with France Blue claiming victory in Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup on 160 points 2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - As a result, yesterday's scores stand, with France Blue claiming victory in this Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup on 160 points, 35.5 ahead of Flanders North Sea. The first timers from Israel were fifth overall, beating both British teams and the Celtic team.
Posted today at 6:24 am
SAP 5O5 World Championships - A light touch required
by Chris Thorne
The opening day of the SAP 505 Worlds at Weymouth fully tested the fleet of 140 boats in light airs. 2016 SAP 5O5 World Championships - The opening day of the SAP 505 Worlds at Weymouth fully tested the fleet of 140 boats in light airs. The two hour delay to allow the wind to build to the minimum six knots required to start had clearly allowed some competitors to develop excess adrenalin.
Posted today at 8:28 am
Rio official murdered before the Olympics
by David Biller and Michael Smith
Rio de Janeiro is a troubled city and a reeling Olympic host, but it will always have beautiful Guanabara Bay. Rio de Janeiro is a troubled city and a reeling Olympic host, but it will always have beautiful Guanabara Bay. One of the bay’s newer pleasures is an urban renewal project called Marvelous Port, where on any sunny day you’ll see shirtless children diving into the water from a revamped public square. One of the people involved in the clean up was murdered ten months ago.
Posted today at 7:22 am
2016 RS800 European Championship - Day 5
by Andy Jeffries
The final day of the RS800 European Championship provided the best sailing conditions The final day of the RS800 European Championship provided the best sailing conditions yet: the North wind was very weak and the temperature well in to the mid 30s by 1000hrs. It wasn’t long before the Ora arrived and all the talk, in the boat park, was about how Big the day would be and could anyone stop the McEwens running away with the trophy
Posted today at 5:23 am
2016 BIC Techno 293 European Championship - Day 6
by Patrik Pollak
Nothing was decided before the last day. In all divisions places on the podium were changing on the last day. 2016 BIC Techno 293 European Championship - Nothing was decided before the last day. In all divisions places on the podium were changing on the last day. Drama until the last reach of the last race at the European championship in BIC Techno 293 class in Sopot.
Posted today at 4:48 am
World Match Racing Tour - Dackhammar nails the top spot in Sopot
by World Match Racing Tour
Energa Sopot Match Race claimed a worthy winner today in Nicklas Dackhammar and his Essiq Racing team. 2016 World Match Racing Tour - Energa Sopot Match Race claimed a worthy winner today in Nicklas Dackhammar and his Essiq Racing team. The talented young Swede and his crew muscled their way through the three day regatta on Poland’s Bay of Gdansk with his only loss coming at the hands of Eric Monnin.
Posted today at 3:59 am
Thousands watch as Alinghi give a masterclass in Hamburg
by Extreme Sailing Series
Hamburg lived up to its reputation for delivering edge of the seat Stadium Racing today 2016 Extreme Sailing Series - Hamburg lived up to its reputation for delivering edge of the seat Stadium Racing today as it played host to some of the most exciting action of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ so far. Series stalwarts Alinghi were untouchable taking victory in six of the day’s seven races and edging ever closer to the top of the Act leaderboard with one day of racing left.
Posted today at 3:41 am
Millennium Cup- Largest fleet this century expected for 2017 regatta
by Annaleise Shearer, Albatross PR
A torrent of early entries to the NZ Millennium Cup 2017 signal the largest fleet may race since the turn of the century Six months out from the commencement of the NZ Millennium Cup 2017 and momentum is building faster than recent years with a series of rapid-fire early entries from Janice of Wyoming, Steinlager 2, Tawera and Antaeus. Commentators speculate this is due to unprecedented media interest in 2016’s regatta and a growing appreciation of combining racing, cruising and refit work on NZ’s shores.
Posted today at 2:48 am
Extreme Sailing Series – Oman braced for final day epic with Alinghi
by Oman Sail
The Swiss team had an outstanding day posting six outright wins but Morgan and his Oman Air crew were never far behind. The Swiss team had an outstanding day posting six outright wins in seven races but Morgan Larson and his Oman Air crew were never far behind, finishing every single race on the podium with five second places and two thirds.
Posted on 30 Jul
British entries on podium as Clipper Race returns after 11 months
by Clipper Ventures
UK entries triumphed to take all three podium places in the toughest edition yet of the longest ocean race on the planet Thousands of spectators lined the River Thames and packed St Katharine Docks to welcome home over 250 crew, representing 44 different nationalities, many of whom have been at sea for eleven months racing between six continents in the only challenge of its kind for amateur sailors.
Posted on 30 Jul
RS Feva Worlds Santander – Brits, Swedes and Kiwis take top four o'all
by Golly Tucker
Final days ‘winners’ were Charles Elliott/Ethan Miles who racked up a healthy 20pts, so imagine how it fared for others! The fat lady arrived a little late but then sang lustily. A champion was born. William Pank and … from Norwich School sailed smart and fast all week and were crowned fully deserving champions.
Posted on 30 Jul
LMAX Exchange wins the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race
by Marina Thomas
LMAX Exchange was confirmed last night as winner of Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race. LMAX Exchange, skippered by Frenchman Olivier Cardin, was confirmed last night as winner of the tenth edition of the world’s longest ocean race, the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race.
Posted on 30 Jul
Rio - Ready for the dream
by Daniel Smith
sailors arriving in Rio are starting to enjoy the atmosphere of this great city. While the media talk about the work to be finished at the Olympic Village, sailors arriving in Rio are starting to enjoy the atmosphere of this great city.
Posted on 30 Jul
Nic Douglass - On the dock and on board with the 'fat bottomed girl'
by Nic Douglass
Nic Douglass, caught up with the crew of the supermaxi, Comanche, after she had completed her latest mission Adventures of a Sailor Girl, Nic Douglass, caught up with the crew of the supermaxi, Comanche, after she had completed her latest mission and had chopped 27.5hrs off the trans-Atlantic Race Record for a manually powered monohull. The last time I was waiting for Comanche to arrive after achieving a goal that they had set out to achieve was a very different scene
Posted on 30 Jul
Finn heavyweights ready to rock
by Daniel Smith
23 Men's Dinghy sailors will race at Rio Olympic Sailing Competition with one name in particular touted as one to watch. Twenty-three Men's Heavyweight Dinghy (Finn) sailors will race at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition with one name in particular touted as the one to watch.
Posted on 30 Jul
CYCA Land Rover Gold Coast Race - Replay coverage of the start
by Sail-World.com NZL
Replay coverage of the CYCA Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race start Replay coverage of the CYCA Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race start. The fleet got away to a clean start this afternoon in Sydney. The supermaxi, Wild Oats XI (Oatley family) led the 177 strong fleet through Sydney Heads, with ScallywagHK, the former Ragamuffin 100 in second place. Commentary bought to you by Bob Killick and Warwick Rooklyn.
Posted on 30 Jul
2016 BIC Techno 293 European Championship - Day 5
by Patrik Pollak
Most from 335 competitors got back home on their own and some sail out again to complete the penultimate day of racing. 2016 BIC Techno 293 European Championship - Almost perfect racing conditions in the morning interrupted by afternoon storm. Most from 335 competitors got back home on their own and some sail out again to complete the penultimate day of racing.
Posted on 30 Jul
Jim Hunt seals second OK Dinghy world title after difficult final day
by Robert Deaves
Jim Hunt sealed his second OK Dinghy World Championship title in Quiberon, France, after a very difficult final day 2016 OK Dinghy World Championship - Jim Hunt (GBR) sealed his second OK Dinghy World Championship title in Quiberon, France, after a very difficult final day for both organisers and competitors.
Posted on 30 Jul
World Match Racing Tour - Youth and experience battle in Sopot
by Aston Harald
Sopot, Poland’s jewel of the Baltic, came good for day two of Energa Sopot Match Race Sopot, Poland’s jewel of the Baltic, came good for day two of Energa Sopot Match Race, the first event in the new World Match Racing Tour season, with the organisers able to get through 11 out of 15 matches in the Match Racing Round Robin.
Posted on 30 Jul
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