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The Gertrude Cup – Classic Solent racing conditions on Day 3 The Gertrude Cup – Classic Solent racing conditions on Day 3 Three races were held in medium to heavy airs for the third day of the Etchells invitational regatta. In a shifty northerly breeze, a significant tide built during the day, and by mid-afternoon the wind speed had piped up to 20 knots. by Louay Habib Posted on 24 Jul 52 Super Series – Rán Racing win Portals opener 52 Super Series – Rán Racing win Portals opener On the second beat, Alegre closed slightly, but Ado Stead and Adam Beashel defended down the run to keep their win safe. On the second beat, Alegre closed slightly, but Rán Racing’s Ado Stead and Adam Beashel defended down the run to keep their win safe. by 52 Super Series Posted on 24 Jul 52 Super Series – Azzurra is third in the first day at Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Azzurra is third in the first day at Puerto Portals The first day of racing was characterized by unstable winds, unusual conditions in the bay of Palma. The first day of racing at the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week was characterized by unstable winds, unusual conditions in the bay of Palma. by Azzurra Posted on 24 Jul Tour de France à la Voile – Super Final shakes Tahiti from top spot Tour de France à la Voile – Super Final shakes Tahiti from top spot This was one of the most physically demanding race days the 29 already-fatigued crews have experienced so far. This was one of the most physically demanding race days the 29 already-fatigued crews have experienced so far over seven acts of the Tour. by A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile Posted on 24 Jul McDougall McConaghy Moth Worlds - Top contenders guide McDougall McConaghy Moth Worlds - Top contenders guide A record 240 Moths are entered from 25 countries, making this world championship one of the sailing events of the year. A record 240 Moths are entered from 25 countries from all over the globe, making this world championship one of the sailing events of the year. by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 24 Jul Joseph Perrier July Regatta – Two days of racing in the Solent Joseph Perrier July Regatta – Two days of racing in the Solent Over 100 yachts have competed in the series so far, enjoying well organised racing, on the banks of the Hamble River. Over 100 yachts have competed in the series so far, enjoying well organised racing and superb waterside facilities, at the Royal Southern Yacht Club, on the banks of the Hamble River. by Louay Habib Posted on 24 Jul Flying Fifteens at 2017 Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classic Week Flying Fifteens at 2017 Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classic Week With encouragement from race officer Derek Hodd to hold back the fleet got away at the second attempt. With heavy bias at the pin end of the shoreline and tide under the fleet the first attempt at starting resulted in a general recall. by Jonny Fullerton / Flying Fifteen Class Posted on 24 Jul The Gertrude Cup 2017 - Overall report The Gertrude Cup 2017 - Overall report For the third time this season a Hong Kong team is leading the way in a major Solent Etchells regatta For the third time this season a Hong Kong team is leading the way in a major Solent Etchells regatta, this time the Gertrude Cup run by the Royal Thames Yacht Club. This invitational series sees competitors being provided with a fully rigged Etchells with almost new and equally matched sails so that it provides an incredibly level playing field for the international teams. by Laurence Mead Posted on 24 Jul Forelle Estates crowned SB20 UK Open National Champions Forelle Estates crowned SB20 UK Open National Champions Several races were held in over 20 knots of wind, with some high octane action on the windward leeward course. Several races were held in over 20 knots of wind, with some high octane action on the windward leeward course. by Louay Habib Posted on 23 Jul Barcelona glory for Oman Air but SAP Extreme Sailing Team go top Barcelona glory for Oman Air but SAP Extreme Sailing Team go top The crowds lining the shore could hear the cheers coming from Oman Air's GC32 as the team. The crowds lining the shore could hear the cheers coming from Oman Air's GC32 as the team, last year's runners up, celebrated topping the podium for the first time this season following a trio of thirds in the previous Acts. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 23 Jul Paul Goodison shows his speed in Italian Moth Series + Video Paul Goodison shows his speed in Italian Moth Series + Video The Yellow fleet was sent out for a 1300hrs start in warm afternoon sunshine and flat water. Day 2 of the Italian Moth Series, the precursor to the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds, Lake Garda delivered fantastic Moth sailing conditions for the 150 competitors, with spectators enjoying a grand stand view of the action from the Fraglia Vela Malcesine club foreshore. Catch the excellent video of the day with Bangin' the Corner's Randy Cunningham. by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 23 Jul 420 Europeans - Top youth sailors ready to race in Athens 420 Europeans - Top youth sailors ready to race in Athens Beforehand, three days of registration and measurement, a practice race and Opening Ceremony will take place. The 2017 420 Open Europeans start on Tuesday on the waters off the iconic Olympic sailing city of Athens. Beforehand, three days of registration and measurement, a practice race and Opening Ceremony will take place. Hosted at the Nautical Club of Tzitzifies Kallithea, Athens, Greece the 420 Open European Championships line-up counts 179 teams from 22 nations, representing all six continents. by International 420 Class Association Posted on 23 Jul Team Oman Air win Extreme Sailing Series Barcelona Act 4 in style Team Oman Air win Extreme Sailing Series Barcelona Act 4 in style An emphatic victory in the final race, which counted for double points, sealed glory for Phil Robertson and his team. An emphatic victory in the final race, which counted for double points, sealed glory for Phil Robertson and his team after three days of tense, high octane racing. by Oman Sail Posted on 23 Jul Tour de France à la Voile – Patience pays in blowy Coastal Raid Tour de France à la Voile – Patience pays in blowy Coastal Raid The conditions proved perfect for Team SFS, skippered by Sofian Bouvet, who took control from the start. The conditions proved perfect for Team SFS, skippered by Sofian Bouvet, who took control from the start, handling their Diam 24 masterfully in the challenging conditions to glide across the finish line. by A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile Posted on 23 Jul Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Ray and Rán’s Balearic re-run? Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Ray and Rán’s Balearic re-run? The regatta sees the triumphant return to the TP52 Class of recent America’s Cup winner Ray Davies. The regatta sees the triumphant return to the TP52 Class of recent America’s Cup winner Emirates Team New Zealand’s Ray Davies. by 52 Super Series Posted on 23 Jul Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - closing with a full card of races Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - closing with a full card of races Another iffy start to the day, with an AP on shore. Another iffy start to the day, with an AP on shore. There were plenty of crew taking the opportunity to hang out at the back of the beach at the Cape Panwa Hotel (an eminently suitable spot for a bit of enforced idleness), but then the breeze came in and it was all hands on deck. Literally. by CPHPRW Media and Sail-World Asia Posted on 23 Jul A look at The Tides for Lendy Cowes Week A look at The Tides for Lendy Cowes Week For much of the early part of the regatta the scheduled start sequences will be over the low water period. For much of the early part of the regatta the scheduled start sequences will be over the low water period. by Cowes Week Ltd Posted on 23 Jul Trophies and awards at 2017 Transpac Trophies and awards at 2017 Transpac The tables full of gleaming silver and sculptures made of polished Koa wood are unlike any other seen in the sport. Transpac YC Commodore Bo Wheeler kicked off the 49th biennial Transpac Awards Ceremony held last night at the Modern Hotel Honolulu. The atmosphere was jubilant and celebratory, with a stage full of the most impressive display of perpetual trophies seen in any yachting event, accumulated by TPYC since the first race ran in 1906. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted on 23 Jul Hobie Multiwords and Europeans – A nice day on the North Sea for Day 3 Hobie Multiwords and Europeans – A nice day on the North Sea for Day 3 Today was proof that Hobie sailing in the Netherlands is so interesting and fun. Today was proof that Hobie sailing in the Netherlands is so interesting and fun. The first two races on Saturday were brilliant, due to nice moderate winds from the West, fortunately nothing like what was forecasted the day before. At the starts of race three the wind calmed down a bit, leaving a nice chop on the North Sea. by David Brookes Posted on 23 Jul Azzurra is in Mallorca for the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Azzurra is in Mallorca for the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series TP52 Azzurra is currently in leading position overall in 52 Super Series, most professional circuit for monohull sailing The event will be held from Monday the 24th to Friday the 28th in the waters off Palma de Mallorca. The TP52 Azzurra is currently in the leading position overall in the 52 Super Series, the most competitive professional circuit for monohull sailing. by Azzurra Posted on 23 Jul
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