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America's Cup - Images of Emirates Team NZ two-up on the Waitemata America's Cup - Images of Emirates Team NZ two-up on the Waitemata Emirates Team NZ were sailing on the Waitemata yesterday with just a couple of weeks left Emirates Team NZ were sailing on the Waitemata yesterday with just a couple of weeks left before they head for Bermuda and the 35th America's Cup. The cycle-grinders were two per side for the trip down the harbour making the transitions from gybe to gybe very interesting - and almost imperceptible. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted today at 12:35 am America's Cup - Late Protocol change further stacks deck against Kiwis America's Cup - Late Protocol change further stacks deck against Kiwis Five America's Cup teams have dealt themselves a new hand with a new Protocol Change published three days ago. Five America's Cup teams have dealt themselves a new hand with a new Protocol Change published three days ago. On the face of it, the change - to allow 23 days training against each other repairs an omission by the Commissioner for the America's Cup. But it is the timing of the move that is surprising by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 22 Mar Vendée Globe – A hugely popular event and media success Vendée Globe – A hugely popular event and media success With 29 skippers setting sail and 10 nations represented, the eighth edition offered a wide range of projects The results show huge increases everywhere: many more people attending the event, unprecedented media coverage and feedback, a record level of international coverage without talking about the very positive race outcome in terms of the rankings. by Vendée Globe Posted today at 3:00 pm RC44 Championship Tour heads to Lanzarote for final regatta RC44 Championship Tour heads to Lanzarote for final regatta For 2017 the fleet will return to Europe's southern shores with racing hosted from the new facility, Marina Lanzarote The Calero Marinas have been a regular winter destination for the RC44 fleet over the years having hosted four regattas and three World Championships between 2010 and 2013. by RC44 Class Association Posted today at 2:45 pm OK Dinghy World Ranking List – No change at top OK Dinghy World Ranking List – No change at top European Champion, Bo Petersen (DEN) continues to lead from Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) and Greg Wilcox (NZL). For the first time in the history of the OK Dinghy World Ranking List, not only are the top three three unchanged, but the entire top 20 of the March 2017 release are unchanged from the previous release. by Robert Deaves Posted today at 2:00 pm Match Cup Australia – Mirsky completes the local line up Match Cup Australia – Mirsky completes the local line up Torvar Mirsky kept the spectators on the edge of their seats as he came back from 2–1 down to defeat Sweden’s Nicklas Earlier in the day Steve Thomas, also of Royal Perth, had become a giant killer, eliminating Tour Card holder Nicolai Sehested in three straight races, to join yesterday’s local qualifiers David Gilmour and Matt Jerwood. by John Roberson Posted today at 10:29 am Less than a month to go to 8th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth Less than a month to go to 8th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth To date, 66 teams have signed up for the event, which bodes well for an exceptional vintage Péan will be casting an expert eye over the event that occurs 10-15 April. A seasoned and talented sailor, he boasts one of the most prestigious track records in French sailing, with victories logged in the Solitaire du Figaro in 1983, then the Whitbread (a crewed around-the-world race with stopovers) in 1986. by Barby MacGowan Posted on 22 Mar Transat Jaques Vabre – Oman Sail takes on Class 40 challenge Transat Jaques Vabre – Oman Sail takes on Class 40 challenge The new campaign is the latest stage of the relationship between Al Hasni, one of Oman's most promising sailors Oman Sail has revealed a new adventure for 2017 as the pioneering national initiative takes on a double-handed Class 40 challenge pairing up mentor and long-term skipper of various Oman Sail projects, Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, with his protégé and Oman Sail’s most successful offshore sailor, Fahad Al Hasni. by Oman Sail Posted on 22 Mar Upsets continue on Day 3 of Match Cup Australia Upsets continue on Day 3 of Match Cup Australia Home town skipper David Gilmour beat east coast rival Evan Walker from Sydney’s Cruising Yacht Club of Australia 3 – 2 The tightest match of the day was between Denmark’s Jonas Warrer and Kiwi Chris Steele, which went to a fifth and deciding race, Warrer had gone 2 – 0 up, but Steele clawed his way back to level the score. In the decider it was all over on the starting line, with Steele sailing away unopposed. by John Roberson Posted on 22 Mar RORC Easter Challenge – Free expert coaching RORC Easter Challenge – Free expert coaching A coach can optimise practice time, provide detailed analysis via both stats and video, can examine specific issues If you want to do better out on the race course, you could buy yourself a newer, more competitive boat. Or sail with a better crew. Or could buy some new sails. Or put in some practice. But keelboat crews frequently forget that one of the best value methods is to employ a coach. by James Boyd Posted on 22 Mar Preparations start for the XXXI edition of Trofeo Marco Rizzotti Preparations start for the XXXI edition of Trofeo Marco Rizzotti Spring is nearly here and in Venice 'Rizzoni time' is approaching - Intl team race regatta for young Optimist sailors Spring is nearly here and in Venice “Rizzoni time” is approaching - the international team race regatta for young Optimist sailors (10-15 years old) organized by Diporto Velico Veneziano and Compagnia della Vela from 18-21 May. by Giacomo Barbaro Posted on 21 Mar Testing conditions for race two Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series Testing conditions for race two Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series If patience was key factor in race one then endurance and good waterproofs were required in race two H.H Warsash Spring If patience was the key factor in race one then endurance and good waterproofs were required in race two of the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series (Sunday 20 March). by Louise Nicholls Posted on 21 Mar Vestas 11th Hour Racing launch Volvo Ocean Race campaign Vestas 11th Hour Racing launch Volvo Ocean Race campaign Vestas are returning for a second edition, after launching their 2017-18 campaign in partnership with 11th Hour Racing Vestas 11th Hour Racing will be led by the American duo of Charlie Enright and Mark Towill. The team are the fourth to announce for the upcoming edition, which begins on 22 October, and they will use the race to promote a sustainability message around the world. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 21 Mar St. Barths Bucket Regatta – More action shots by Carlo Borlenghi St. Barths Bucket Regatta – More action shots by Carlo Borlenghi Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images by Carlo Borlenghi Posted on 21 Mar St. Barths Bucket Regatta images by Carlo Borlenghi St. Barths Bucket Regatta images by Carlo Borlenghi Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images by Carlo Borlenghi Posted on 21 Mar Match Cup Australia – Barkow and Anyon eliminated Match Cup Australia – Barkow and Anyon eliminated Match racing is a cruel sport, there is no second, just winners and losers. Barkow and Anyon were reminded of this today The elimination of Barkow, a Tour card holder, could be the first in a series of upsets in this regatta, with so much talent lined up, no one is safe, and there will be more early exits tomorrow, when the super sixteen get cut down to just eight teams. by John Roberson Posted on 21 Mar America's Cup - Ben and Barry on Bermuda docking technique America's Cup - Ben and Barry on Bermuda docking technique Another in the series from the Bangin' The Corner, this time offering some pointers on docking technique Another in the series from the Bangin' The Corner, this time offering some pointers on docking technique, after the British America's Cup team had a close encounter with their mobile dock in Bermuda. Here's a few tips on how to dock the easy way. by Bangin' The Corners Posted on 21 Mar Mini Transat - The most feminine of offshore races Mini Transat - The most feminine of offshore races For this 2017 edition, ten women will be at the start and have no intention of letting their tickets go to waste. Decidedly, the Mini Transat is not an event like any other. In the offshore racing world, where women often struggle to carve out a niche for themselves, the Mini wrong-foots accepted ideas. For this 2017 edition, ten women will be at the start and have no intention of letting their tickets go to waste. by Mini Transat Posted on 21 Mar Antigua Bermuda Race welcomes schooner Eleonora Antigua Bermuda Race welcomes schooner Eleonora The Antigua to Bermuda Race starting on Friday 12th May is proving highly popular with a huge variety of competitors The Antigua to Bermuda Race starting on Friday 12th May is proving highly popular with a huge variety of competitors eager to take on the challenge of a true ocean race to Bermuda; the home of the 35th America's Cup. by Louay Habib Posted on 21 Mar World Match Racing Tour - Images from a light Day 1 in Perth World Match Racing Tour - Images from a light Day 1 in Perth Image gallery from Day 1 of the World Match Race Tour event in Perth - the first round of the 2017 Tour. Image gallery from Day 1 of the World Match Race Tour event in Perth - the first round of the 2017 Tour. Conditions were light for the first day of racing, which featured an all-womens crew. by Ian Roman Posted on 20 Mar
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