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Land Rover Flying Fifteen British Isles and Classic Nationals– Preview Land Rover Flying Fifteen British Isles and Classic Nationals– Preview The championships have attracted one of the largest fleets in recent years with over 50 boats registered. Host club, the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club will be organising racing in Falmouth Bay or adjacent waters to the East. If conditions in the bay are unsuitable, racing may be held within the estuary. by Jonny Fullerton Posted today at 3:43 pm RS800 Volvo Noble Marine National Championship – Day 4 RS800 Volvo Noble Marine National Championship – Day 4 A fresher breeze than the previous day and the Easterly flowing tide was throwing up some chop across the race course With a bit of local knowledge to help them on their way Chris Rashley and Billy Vennis-Ozanne called it perfectly and led the fleet out to the starboard lay line and round the windward mark closely followed by Peter Barton and Chris Feibusch and the stars of the previous day, Tim Gratton and Fiona Hampshire. by Chris Feibusch Posted today at 3:09 pm Young British Vendee2020Vision crew smash Length of Britain record Young British Vendee2020Vision crew smash Length of Britain record It marks second record held by the British Vendee2020Vision team who in 2014 took the World Record for Monohulls 60 feet Four young British sailors crossed the virtual finish line off John O’Groats in the early hours of Monday morning to establish a new Length of Britain record of two days, 14 hours and six minutes. by Vendee2020Vision Posted today at 2:16 pm National Sailing Hall of Fame enshrines eight sailing heroes National Sailing Hall of Fame enshrines eight sailing heroes The backdrop for the Induction could not have been more fitting: a busy Newport harbor on glorious early fall afternoon The eight Inductees, including three posthumous honorees, were celebrated for the impact they have had on the sport. The National Sailing Hall of Fame, dedicated to preserving the stories of these sailing heroes to inspire future generations, has now enshrined 65 heroes of the sport. by Jan Harley Posted today at 4:53 pm Laser Masters World Championships – Day 2 Laser Masters World Championships – Day 2 Upon arrival at the boat park, the aftermath of the storm had left a cloud-covered sky and a completely calm sea. The Monday weather forecast included a storm early in the morning, which passed directly over Split and gave an early wake up call for the Laser Master sailors with a lightning show that illuminated the city skyline. by Katie Olsen Posted today at 2:08 pm 2017 Laser Masters World Championships - No wind, no racing 2017 Laser Masters World Championships - No wind, no racing The 2017 Laser Masters World Championships kicked off today with a slow start. The 2017 Laser Masters World Championships kicked off today with a slow start. 350 Laser Master sailors spent the day ashore under sunny blue skies, hoping the weather forecast of light winds would prove to be incorrect. by International Laser Class Association Posted today at 1:45 am Hamlin-Zinn draw first blood in 2017 SAP 505 World Championship Hamlin-Zinn draw first blood in 2017 SAP 505 World Championship There was a collective groan from the sailors when race officer announced that she was sending fleet out on Day 1 There was a collective groan from the sailors when principal race officer Sandy Grosvenor announced from the deck of Severn Sailing Association that she was sending the fleet out on Day 1 of the SAP 5O5 World Championship. by Bill Wagner Posted today at 1:14 am RS:X World Championships – Thrilling final day RS:X World Championships – Thrilling final day In both the Women’s and Men’s race, there was a little clarity at the start of the day as to whom would take medals away 2017 has seen a year of experimentation with regards to final day format of racing – with the RS:X Class trying out a wide range of different formats over its events this year. by Bas Edmonds / RS:X Class Posted on 24 Sep HYS One Ton Cup – Premier Composite Technologies race day HYS One Ton Cup – Premier Composite Technologies race day Dutch Carkeek Mk3 Hitchhiker won race six, just two seconds ahead of Stewart Whitehead's British Carkeek Mk3 Rebellion. Bright sunshine and a shifting southerly breeze produced a highly strategic finale, before Peter Morton's CF40+ Girls on Film, retained the HYS One Ton Cup, the first team to do so since 1993. by Louay Habib Posted on 24 Sep RS800 Volvo Noble Marine National Championship – Day 3 RS800 Volvo Noble Marine National Championship – Day 3 Day three dawned with an 8-10kt breeze from the South East and for the first time an East-going tide for the first race. Many of the teams watched the RS700s start to assess what to do. It was surprising that there were no major collisions for the RS700s or RS800s because the start was so pin-biased. by Billy Vennis-Ozanne Posted on 24 Sep RS700 Volvo Noble Marine National Championship – Day 3 RS700 Volvo Noble Marine National Championship – Day 3 With a steady southerly 8-10kts of wind, the competitors enjoyed trapezing conditions throughout day After a short delay, race one started with a very heavy pin end bias. Jerry Wales and Robbie Bell tacked across the front of the fleet and began to pull away from the chasing Pete Purkiss and Richard Wadsworth. by Richard Wadsworth Posted on 24 Sep Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Day 35 – Winds frustrate Nasdaq Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Day 35 – Winds frustrate Nasdaq The fans and supporters in Punta del Este are now just waiting on one final arrival, with Nasdaq in the final stages According the Clipper Race Meteorologist Simon Rowell, the small high- pressure cell in Nasdaq’s location is going offshore, meaning the winds should gradually build as the team approaches the Finish Line. by The Clipper Race Posted on 24 Sep Champions crowned at first Twin-Tip Slalom Racing Worlds Champions crowned at first Twin-Tip Slalom Racing Worlds In clinching victory on the final day of competition in Pingtan, Gruber made it back-to-back TT:R world titles In the hotly-contested women’s division, 17-year-old local favourite, Jingle Chen (CHN), secured the World Championship title after a series of races that saw the overall lead change hands constantly as the breeze freshened to a punchy 17kts. by Ian MacKinnon Posted on 24 Sep Unbeatable Mazella scoops back-to-back IKA KiteFoil GoldCup Victories Unbeatable Mazella scoops back-to-back IKA KiteFoil GoldCup Victories The win built on his equally emphatic—if not quite so dominant—performance a week earlier when he clinched victory Yet even the modest Mazella seemed slightly taken aback, though nonetheless delighted, by his incredible record. He was quick to acknowledge that some of the world’s best riders, like compatriot Nico Parlier and Britain’s Olly Bridge, were missing, an absence he hopes will be filled in Sardinia. by Ian MacKinnon Posted on 24 Sep America's Cup - Slingsby optimistic about Australian Challenger America's Cup - Slingsby optimistic about Australian Challenger Oracle Team USA's tactician Tom Slingsby is keen on a Australian team rising to the challenge in Auckland Oracle Team USA's tactician Tom Slingsby is keen on a Australian team rising to the challenge of competing at the next America's Cup in Auckland. 'If there's an Australian team, I'd love to be part of it, I've always said that,' Slingsby said by Reece Labuschagne - RadioLive, New Zealand Posted on 24 Sep America's Cup - Switch to monohulls is a step back – Jimmy Spithill America's Cup - Switch to monohulls is a step back – Jimmy Spithill An America's Cup shift back to monohulls could be a step in the wrong direction says Oracel Team USA's Jimmy Spithill An America's Cup shift back to monohulls could be a step in the wrong direction, at least that's what two-time winning skipper Jimmy Spithill thinks. The 38-year-old, currently promoting his book Chasing the Cup: My America's Cup Journey in New Zealand, famously broke Kiwi hearts by leading Oracle Team USA to a comeback victory over Emirates Team NZ in 2013 off San Francisco. by Newshub, New Zealand Posted on 24 Sep Azzurra are 2017 52 Super Series Champions Azzurra are 2017 52 Super Series Champions Azzurra which represents the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda are the new 52 Super Series champions. Winning the final regatta of the year to become the only crew to win two events in 2017, the Roemmers family’s Azzurra which represents the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda are the new 52 Super Series champions. by 52 Super Series Posted on 24 Sep Intense penultimate day at Audi Sailing Champions League Final Intense penultimate day at Audi Sailing Champions League Final A busy day for 32 teams competing in Audi Sailing Champions League Final saw them reach tally of nine flights completed A busy day for the 32 teams competing in the Audi Sailing Champions League Final saw them reach a tally of nine flights completed. Tomorrow's final race day will bring the event, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in collaboration with the Sailing Champions League and with the support of Title Sponsor Audi and Technical Partner Quantum Sails, to a close. by YCCS Posted on 24 Sep Azzurra wins both the 52 Super Series and the Menorca event Azzurra wins both the 52 Super Series and the Menorca event Azzurra, boat that flies the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s burgee, edged out Platoon and Quantum in the toughest circuit Azzurra, the boat that flies the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s burgee, edged out Platoon and Quantum in the toughest circuit in professional sailing. Her triumph is dedicated to Jimmy Kerkoc. Azzurra also won the Menorca 52 Super Series. She was tied for points with Gladiator who placed second. by Azzurra Posted on 24 Sep Emotional homecoming for Ellen MacArthur Trust Round Britain voyage Emotional homecoming for Ellen MacArthur Trust Round Britain voyage Since voyage began, over 125 young people in recovery from cancer from across the UK have been involved in the project 126 days after having set sail from Largs on the West coast of Scotland, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain 2017 Voyage were welcomed back to their starting point today by an ecstatic host of friends, family and supporters as they completed their circumnavigation of the British Isles. by Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Posted on 23 Sep
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