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Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test: A race of firsts Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test: A race of firstsA thrilling first stage to the All-Australian LegIt has been a thrilling first stage of the All-Australian Leg of the Clipper 2017-18 Race and the fleet came together to celebrate the achievements of Race 4 at a rapturous Prize Giving ceremony at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) in Sydney.by Clipper Round the World Posted 17 Dec 22:38 PST Battle of the Foils: Mark Bradford Video Battle of the Foils: Mark Bradford VideoFor some time now Peter Harburg's Black Jack – the lightest of the super maxis racing to HobartFor some time now Peter Harburg's Black Jack – the lightest of the super maxis racing to Hobart - has been touted as the one to watch, particularly if the race turns up some lighter air phases, as it frequently does.by Bow Caddy Media Posted 17 Dec 22:27 PST Jangada triumphant in Grenada Jangada triumphant in GrenadaWinner of IRC Two and IRC Two Handed in the RORC Transatlantic RaceRichard Palmer's British JPK 10.10 Jangada, racing two handed with Rupert Holmes has finished the RORC Transatlantic Race in an elapsed time of 21 days 17 hours 32 mins 55 secs and is the winner of IRC Two and IRC Two Handed.by Louay Habib Posted 17 Dec 22:22 PST Two Rolex watches are good – three would be better Two Rolex watches are good – three would be betterThe overall winner is awarded a Rolex watchPay attention - it all gets a bit complicated - Bob Steel won the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Rolex Sydney Hobart in 2008 on his TP52 Quest, and he had already won the race once before, in 2002, on a different boat also named Quest.by Jim Gale, RSHYR Media Posted 17 Dec 21:23 PST Drew takes on Kialoa II Drew takes on Kialoa IIDrew takes on Kialoa IIIt's been 46 years since Jim Kilroy's S&S penned, 73-foot, 45 metric tonne, alloy maxi yawl, Kialoa II, took line honours in the 1971 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.by John Curnow Posted 17 Dec 18:10 PST Volvo OR - Team AkzoNobel back up to full speed Volvo OR - Team AkzoNobel back up to full speedVolvo OR - Team AkzoNobel back up to full speed after second repairGreat news from the team AkzoNobel crew out on the Southern Ocean this morning: the second mast repair has worked and the sailors were able to re-hoist the mainsail at first light.by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 17 Dec 14:25 PST Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3, Day 8 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3, Day 8Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE are gybing back and forthDongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE are gybing back and forth as they zig-zag in an east-southeasterly direction, trying to stay as close as possible to the southern boundary of the race courseby Volvo Ocean Race Posted 17 Dec 10:43 PST Team Brunel passes Amsterdam Team Brunel passes AmsterdamTeam is expected to arrive in Australia around ChristmasOn Sunday afternoon, exactly one week after leaving Capetown, Team Brunel passed Île Amsterdam, an island located in the South Indian Ocean northeast of Kerguelen. The French island is 56 km² in sizeby Team Brunel Posted 17 Dec 07:02 PST François Gabart smashes round the world record François Gabart smashes round the world recordMACIF trimaran skipper establishes new single-handed timeOnly IDEC Sport succeeded in achieving a better time in the Jules Verne Trophy (40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds). The MACIF trimaran will have covered a true distance of 27,859.7 miles, with a true average over this course of 27.2 knots.by Trimaran MACIF Posted 17 Dec 06:46 PST Back to the Good Old Days of Caribbean Racing! Back to the Good Old Days of Caribbean Racing!At the 45th St. Thomas International RegattaIf you enjoyed Caribbean racing in the 1970s and 1980s – or heard the stories and wished you were there – this year's St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), set for March 23-25, 2018, is the place to be!by Carol Bareuther Posted 17 Dec 06:38 PST USA takes two gold, one silver at Sanya 2017 USA takes two gold, one silver at Sanya 2017Closing the books on a successful week by U.S. Youth Worlds TeamThe 2017 Youth World Sailing Championship in Sanya, China (December 11-16) concluded on Friday, closing the books on a successful week by the U.S. Youth Worlds Team.by US Sailing Posted 17 Dec 06:04 PST 2018 The Hague Offshore Worlds: Scoring plan 2018 The Hague Offshore Worlds: Scoring planA change to the Notice of Race (NOR) has been issuedAll competing entries must have valid IRC Endorsed and ORC International certificates, and a change to the Notice of Race (NOR) has been issued.by ORC Media Posted 17 Dec 05:39 PST Entries open for 2018 Superyacht Cup Palma Entries open for 2018 Superyacht Cup Palma32m Frers-designed Bolero another competitor that comes alive on the race trackThe 32m Frers-designed Bolero is another competitor that comes alive on the race track. The team deftly swept the board at the SYC in 2017, securing undisputed overall victory. They will be back to defend their hard-fought title next year.by The Superyacht Cup Posted 17 Dec 03:44 PST Southern Spars at the Rolex Sydney Hobart Southern Spars at the Rolex Sydney HobartSouthern Spars at the Rolex Sydney HobartThe Rolex Sydney Hobart has become an icon of yacht racing worldwide. This year's edition of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will see 110 teams, including 31 international entries, head to the starting line on Boxing Day.by Southern Spars Posted 17 Dec 03:28 PST Garbart and MACIF destroy the solo RTW record Garbart and MACIF destroy the solo RTW recordThe French solo sailor has taken over six days off the previous timeFrench solo RTW sailor, François Gabart, smashed the solo round the world sailing record by setting (yet to be ratified by the WSSC) 42 days, 16hrs, 40mins and 35secs slashing a massive six days and 10hrs off the existing record.by John Curnow Posted 16 Dec 21:50 PST RSHYR: Mark Hipgrave - Mister Lucky - or not? RSHYR: Mark Hipgrave - Mister Lucky - or not?A boat full of people who stand outWhen the start cannon fires on Boxing Day, Queensland entries headed south will number 11 in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, but one is a little more unusual than the rest – a boat full of people who stand outby Di Pearson, RSHYR Media Posted 16 Dec 20:28 PST Historic draw declared in Clipper Race Historic draw declared in Clipper RaceDead heat declared for the first time in Clipper Race historyA dead heat has been declared for the first time in Clipper Race history, with both Great Britain and Nasdaq to share eighth place in Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test.by Morgan Kasmarik Posted 16 Dec 19:55 PST RSHYR: A race of second chances RSHYR: A race of second chancesWinning Division 2 was more than Sydney skipper could have hoped forUnfortunately that ended in disappointment when Occasional Coarse Language Too retired from the Rolex Sydney Hobart on the afternoon of the start, a stiff southerly causing steering damage to his Ker GTS 43. There were other casualties that day too.by Di Pearson, RSHYR media Posted 16 Dec 18:29 PST EPIC wipeout footage from the Southern Ocean EPIC wipeout footage from the Southern OceanAs the Volvo Ocean Race fleet battle it out during Leg 3As the Volvo Ocean Race fleet continue the 6,500 nautical mile leg from Cape Town to Melbourne the sailors are experiencing one of the most hostile environments the ocean has to offer.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 16 Dec 12:58 PST 2018-19 505 World Championships - Fremantle Western Australia 2018-19 505 World Championships - Fremantle Western AustraliaFremantle Sailing Club, Perth, Western Australia, will be hosting the 505 World Championships and the Australian OpenFremantle Sailing Club, Perth, Western Australia, will be hosting the 505 World Championships and the Australian Open, including a 505 Classic Fleet, from 29th December 2018 to the seventh of January 2019.by David & Margaret Stowell Posted 27 Nov 23:38 PST
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