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2018 World Cup Series event and tragedy in the VOR 2018 World Cup Series event and tragedy in the VORAll eyes on Miami for the 2018 World Cup Series event and tragedy in the VORWhile the Tokyo 2020 Olympics feel like a long way off, this week marks an important waypoint for sailors battling to qualify for the next Summer Games, as it marks the start of the 2018 World Cup Series in Miami (January 21-28, 2018)by David Schmidt Posted 22 Jan 08:33 PST Lush on the way back for Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 Lush on the way back for Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4After broking two bones in her foot and one in her backLush comes to Hong Kong to join Team Brunel again. Lush who had broken two bones in her foot and one in her back last December is still recovering.by Team Brunel Posted 22 Jan 10:55 PST iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds day 2 iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds day 2Beebe dominating the competition and big start linesJason Beebe, current World Champion, is dominating the competition and big start lines. Stretching his overall lead with 7th, 1st and 2nd providing him with a valuable four point difference from fellow Aussie, Scott Cunningham.by VR Sport Media Posted 22 Jan 10:37 PST Microplastic particles found in Antarctic waters Microplastic particles found in Antarctic watersMicroplastic particles have been found in the oceans close to AntarcticaThe groundbreaking results, announced at the Volvo Ocean Race Hong Kong Ocean Summit, found microplastics in the Southern Ocean close to the Antarctic Ice Exclusion Zone.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 22 Jan 05:59 PST Mount Gay Round Barbados Race record breakers Mount Gay Round Barbados Race record breakersRecord-breaking conditions in the 82nd Mount Gay Round Barbados RaceSqually winds reaching 30kts from the north-east made for magical sleigh-ride, record-breaking conditions in the 82nd Mount Gay Round Barbados Race, writes Sue Pelling.by Sue Pelling Posted 21 Jan 22:36 PST Olympic medallists descend on Miami for World Cup Olympic medallists descend on Miami for World CupOver 540 sailors gathered in Miami for the second round of 2018 World Cup SeriesOver 540 sailors have gathered in Regatta Park, Miami, USA, for the second round of the 2018 World Cup Series, running from 21-28 January 2018.by Aadil Seedat Posted 21 Jan 19:21 PST Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac update Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac updateSafety education and boat prep are of key importance for any offshore racingWith a supporting team of many Old Goats, multihull and monohull racers and cruisers, the Mac Committee is here to help you prepare for the 110th Race.by Chicago Yacht Club Posted 21 Jan 10:39 PST iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds day 1 iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds day 1Beebe leads until the final downwind gatePeter Merritt, Principal Race Officer, took the fleet left to Rosebud in search of wind and promptly started the first race with 90 boats and six World Champions.by VR Sport Media Posted 21 Jan 09:28 PST Hartshorn to take over as Great Britain skipper Hartshorn to take over as Great Britain skipperDavid was medevac'd from his yacht on day five of the opening Clipper Race legAndy's decision was made due to personal struggles following the tragic loss of crew member Simon Speirs during the Southern Ocean Leg 3. Andy and his crew were given full praise from the Clipper Race Officeby Chris Harris, Clipper Ventures Posted 21 Jan 06:01 PST Volvo racers doing 20kts through fishing fleet Volvo racers doing 20kts through fishing fleetTeams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race had to slalom their way around numerous fishing boatsTeams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race had to slalom their way around numerous fishing boats while approaching Hong Kongby AFP Posted 21 Jan 03:45 PST Race Director updates on Volvo OR collision Race Director updates on Volvo OR collisionPhil Lawrence, Volvo OR Race Director updates on the fatal collisionPhil Lawrence, Race Director for the Volvo Ocean Race, gives an update on the collision between Vestas 11th Hour Racing and a non-racing vessel overnight on Friday.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 21 Jan 02:48 PST 18ft Skiff NSW Championship overall 18ft Skiff NSW Championship overallTwo races determine the title on Sydney HarbourAfter last Sunday's race was postponed due to the very strong winds which battered Sydney Harbour, two windward-return races were held today to determine the NSW 18ft Skiff Champion for 2017-2018 Season.by Frank Quealey Posted 21 Jan 01:15 PST Mount Gay Round Barbados Race preview Mount Gay Round Barbados Race previewBarbados Sailing Week prepares for headline eventWhile final preparations are underway for the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race tomorrow, the J/24 fleet crowned its winner in the closely contested final showdown in the J/24 Coastal Racing Series at Barbados Sailing Week, writes Sue Pelling.by Sue Pelling Posted 20 Jan 20:03 PST VOR 2017-18 arriving in Hong Kong. VOR 2017-18 arriving in Hong Kong.VOR 2017-18 arriving in Hong Kong. “I have good news and I have bad news.”First the good news. The Hong Kong-flagged entry Team SHK/Scallywag crossed the finish line in front of the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Victoria Harbour at 01.39 local time (17.39 UTC) to record a remarkable ‘triple'by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia Posted 20 Jan 11:34 PST Americas Kiteboard Youth Olympic Qualifiers day 4 Americas Kiteboard Youth Olympic Qualifiers day 4Strong onshore winds brought a slight chill to the air in CabareteCompetition started a bit earlier than previous days, with a shift in wind direction to a more onshore angle. Wind speeds started out similar to yesterday, but as competitors moved through the eighth round of eliminations, the wind kicked up a notch.by IKA Posted 20 Jan 10:14 PST Register for Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race Register for Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac RaceThere are now 176 days until the race and 133 days until registration closesWhile our boats are in dry storage, now is the time of year when competitors need to be making their safety equipment lists and checking them twice. As we have said in previous communications, there are no new safety equipment requirements this yearby Bayview Mackinac Race Posted 20 Jan 09:42 PST First look at the RS21 First look at the RS21More than 'just another keelboat'On the 12th January the RS21 was announced with the bold headline 'New RS21 to help bring popularity back to keelboat racing', which led some to state keelboat racing is doing just fine, and why is another boat necessary in the sector?by Mark Jardine Posted 20 Jan 03:56 PST Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel fifth in Leg 4 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel fifth in Leg 4In Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Brunel finished in fifth place.In Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Brunel finished in fifth place. The team of Dutch skipper Bouwe Bekking arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday after 18 days, 45 minutes and 56 seconds.by Team Brunel Posted 20 Jan 01:06 PST Soho Lawyers Australian Contender Championship Soho Lawyers Australian Contender ChampionshipAussies start strong ahead of the Worlds in MelbourneThe Melbourne weather played games with competitors in the 2018 Soho Lawyers Australian International Contender Championship.by Jane Moffat Posted 19 Jan 23:47 PST
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