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Flying Fifteen Worlds - Another win for Brits in Napier Flying Fifteen Worlds - Another win for Brits in Napier Day 3 of the 21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship in Napier and another semi - overcast day Day 3 of the 21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship in Napier and another semi - overcast day with light winds on Hawke’s Bay. For a while it looked like an on schedule start for the fleet of 57 boats but after two general recalls the PRO was frustrated by the persistent shifts in direction from 60 - 100 degrees and had to signal a wait for the breeze to settle. by Jonny Fullerton Posted today at 9:16 am EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour hangs in the balance after crucial Leg 5 EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour hangs in the balance after crucial Leg 5 Team Al Mouj Muscat edged across the finish line in Dubai just one second ahead of EFG Bank Monaco after intense racing In one of the closest leg finishes ever seen in seven editions of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour, Team Al Mouj Muscat edged across the finish line in Dubai just one second ahead of EFG Bank Monaco after 34 hours of intense racing from Doha. by Oman Sail Posted today at 11:45 am GKSS to host WMRT Gothenburg Match Cup GKSS to host WMRT Gothenburg Match Cup Gothenburg is the latest city to add to the growing list of WMRT World Tour level events that qualify teams Gothenburg is the latest city to add to the growing list of WMRT World Tour level events that qualify teams into Championship level events and earn valuable points by World Match Racing Tour Posted today at 9:49 am Experience the future of foiling with Spinlock Experience the future of foiling with Spinlock Spinlock will be launching two new products at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show over the fourth and 5th March. Spinlock, the award-winning designers and manufacturers of rope-holding equipment and personal safety products for water users, will be launching two new products at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show over the fourth and 5th March. Plus, visit their stand to experience the thrill of sailing the Nacra 15 and 17 – the future of foiling catamaran sailing at the highest level around the world by Spinlock Posted today at 6:05 am Cruising Club of America names annual award recipients Cruising Club of America names annual award recipients The Cruising Club of America selected Michael J. Johnson (Santa Fe, N.M.) to receive Club’s Blue Water Medal for 2016 The Cruising Club of America (CCA) selected Michael J. Johnson (Santa Fe, N.M.) to receive the Club’s Blue Water Medal for 2016, awarded for his extensive cruising for over 40 years, covering more than 125,000 nautical miles and including an east-to-west circumnavigation below the five great southern capes. by Barby MacGowan Posted today at 4:02 am JJ Giltinan 18ft skiffs - Replay Coverage of Race 3 JJ Giltinan 18ft skiffs - Replay Coverage of Race 3 Catch the latest race of the JJ Giltinan Trophy for the 18ft Skiffs, sailed on Sydney harbour. Catch the latest race of the JJ Giltinan Trophy for the 18ft Skiffs, sailed on Sydney harbour. Great coverage from the very knowledgeable team on the Camera Cat, including commentary from Peter Shipway, Bob Killick and Andrew Buckland. by Sail-World.com Posted today at 3:41 am Les Voiles de St. Barth - VORs in the spotlight Les Voiles de St. Barth - VORs in the spotlight With curtain set to rise on Les Voiles de St. Barth in just over six weeks no fewer than 57 boats signed up for event With the curtain set to rise on the eighth edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth in just over six weeks (10 to 15 April, 2017), no fewer than 57 boats are already signed up for the event. Among these will be an impressive and rather unique fleet of Volvo Ocean Race boats, including both VOR 60s and VOR 70s. by Barby MacGowan Posted today at 3:05 am Unreal acts of seamanship Unreal acts of seamanship It was a pleasure to watch Kiwi Conrad Coleman cross the finish line to complete his Vendée Globe. It was a pleasure to watch Kiwi Conrad Coleman cross the finish line to complete his Vendée Globe. He lapped the planet without using any kind of fossil fuels; just wind and solar to power an array of instruments as well as the all important (and power hungry) auto-pilot. by Brian Hancock Posted today at 12:11 am Vendée Globe – Slow down, you move too fast Vendée Globe – Slow down, you move too fast The Dutch skipper has been forced to slow down to attempt to let the gales move away ahead of him in the Bay of Biscay. After the arrival of five skippers last week, there are now only two left at sea this morning: Pieter Heerema and Sébastien Destremau. The Dutch skipper has been forced to slow down to attempt to let the gales move away ahead of him in the Bay of Biscay. by Vendée Globe Posted on 27 Feb Vendée Globe – Why Pieter Heerema has to wait a little while longer Vendée Globe – Why Pieter Heerema has to wait a little while longer The Dutch skipper has less than 600 miles to go to reach Les Sables d’Olonne but is not likely to finish before Thursday The Dutch skipper has less than 600 miles to go to reach Les Sables d’Olonne, but is not likely to finish before Thursday, when he is expected to take seventeenth place by Vendée Globe Posted on 27 Feb 11 boats to race the first ever GC32 Championship 11 boats to race the first ever GC32 Championship Paul Kohlhoff, who represented Germany in the Nacra 17 catamaran at Rio 2016, is skippering SVB Team Germany Land Rover BAR Academy announced its squad for the 2017 season today. Like last year, the crew here is unusually being led by its bowman, in this case with former shorthanded offshore sailor, Rob Bunce, taking over from Neil Hunter, who has graduated up to the Land Rover BAR America’s Cup sailing team. by GC32 Racing Posted on 27 Feb RORC Caribbean 600 – A totally unique race RORC Caribbean 600 – A totally unique race Close to 900 sailors from 30 different nations competed in the ninth edition of the RORC's classic offshore race. The 2017 edition will be remembered for highly competitive racing throughout the fleet, with American yachts winning the major prizes. The race was affected by unusual weather conditions, with a low pressure system sending the wind direction spinning through 360º of the compass. by Louay Habib Posted on 27 Feb Land Rover BAR Academy with big ambitions in Extreme Sailing Series Land Rover BAR Academy with big ambitions in Extreme Sailing Series Land Rover BAR Academy today becomes the final team to join the line-up for the season opener in Muscat Land Rover BAR Academy today becomes the final team to join the line-up for the season opener in Muscat, as it launches its second campaign in the world's leading global Stadium Racing circuit. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 27 Feb Oman Air crew eye podium finish in inaugural GC32 Championship Oman Air crew eye podium finish in inaugural GC32 Championship Oman Air will kick start their 2017 season in style as top-class sailing teams from across the globe converge on Muscat A new-look Oman Air will aim to kick start their 2017 season in style as top-class sailing teams from across the globe converge on Muscat, Oman, for the first ever GC32 Championship this week. by Oman Sail Posted on 27 Feb 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 on 27 Feb 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 on 27 Feb 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
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