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SuperFoiler secure World Beaters SuperFoiler secure World Beaters The world’s best sailors will line-up on Australian waters for the first season of the SuperFoiler Grand Prix circuit The world’s best sailors will line-up on Australian waters for the first season of the SuperFoiler Grand Prix circuit. Home-grown America’s Cup winner Glenn Ashby (Emirates Team New Zealand) has announced he will join forces with countrymen and fellow AC35 stars Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen by Nick Vindin Posted on 20 Nov America's Cup - Extreme Tri-foiling ballasted monohull for 2021 Match America's Cup - Extreme Tri-foiling ballasted monohull for 2021 Match Emirates Team New Zealand have released the concept drawings for the new AC75 class Emirates Team New Zealand have released the concept drawings for the new AC75 class to be used in the 2021 America's Cup. Also released is a video of the ballasted tri-foiling 75ft monohull which utilises a foiling concept that have not yet been tried in a monohull of this size. The Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa design teams have spent the last four months evaluating concepts by Richard Gladwell and Emirates Team New Zealand Posted on 20 Nov America's Cup - Economic impact study says Cup worth a billion to NZ America's Cup - Economic impact study says Cup worth a billion to NZ Report has been issued today, showing the basis of calculation of the benefits to Auckland and New Zealand. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has commissioned Market Economics to evaluate the potential economic impact of an Auckland-based 36th America’s Cup. The report has been issued today, showing the basis of calculation of the benefits to Auckland and New Zealand. The report highlights a major error in value used by Auckland City for the benefits of superyacht servicing. by Sail-World and MBIE Posted on 20 Nov America's Cup - Call for Auckland base thinking to be led by ETNZ America's Cup - Call for Auckland base thinking to be led by ETNZ Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, is calling for swift action In a week in which the issue of option for the 2021 America's Cup has become dominated by pressures groups and those with the apparent ability to bend the ear of local and national politicians, the Property Institute has called for those with experience in the America' Cup to be heeded. by Richard Gladwell and Property Institute Posted on 20 Nov Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel in stealth mode Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel in stealth mode With less than 2,000 nautical miles to go to the finish of the second leg, Team Brunel decided to go into ‘Stealth Mode’ The British Abby Ehler has given the next update from the boat shortly after the start of stealth mode. Ehler: 'I think most route programs suggest that the Northern route is the best route to go. Capey, our navigator would like to go to the south. by Team Brunel Posted on 20 Nov 11th Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race – Day 3 11th Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race – Day 3 In the only one last decisive race of the day, wind conditions were ideal – with a light breeze up to 12 knots. In the ORC III class, Monella won the race – overtaking yesterday’s leader. Samba dominated ORC II by continuing its winning strike - with three out of three wins. While in the ORC I class, the competition was very high. Vikira won the race – and with that the championship… just one point in front of First in an epic finale! by Icarus Sports Posted on 20 Nov Transat Jacques Vabre– Britain’s Davies preparing to cross finish line Transat Jacques Vabre– Britain’s Davies preparing to cross finish line Meanwhile in the Class40, the Anglo-Spanish duo of Phil Sharp and Pablo Santurde have slipped back to third place. The brutal reality is that their boat, Imerys Clean Energy, is a generation older than those of their two French rivals, who have sailed past them in the same wind. There is just over 600 miles of racetrack left down the coast of Brazil to find some magic. by TJV Posted on 20 Nov Chase for Formula Kite World Championship glory in Oman kicks off Chase for Formula Kite World Championship glory in Oman kicks off The pair, close friends off the water, traded wins and second-place finishes all day in their flight’s six races. Younger sibling Guy Bridge, competing in a different flight of the qualifying series, took four firsts and a second, beating off challenges from Theo Lhostis (FRA) and another former Formula Kite World Champion, Germany’s Florian Gruber. by Oman Sail Posted on 20 Nov Exceptional fleet braced for 73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Exceptional fleet braced for 73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Some 30 entrants will participate, with high-profile battle for line honours and fierce contest for overall win expected Last year, a four-way competition to finish first in Hobart resulted in a record-breaking performance by Perpetual LOYAL. Anthony Bell’s 100-foot Maxi rewarded her crew’s persistence and resolve, as man and machine combined to take nearly five hours off the previous fastest time. by Quinag Posted on 20 Nov J/24 year in review J/24 year in review Winter events and the 2018 season are around the corner. If you are interested in new sails, now is great time to order The Winter events and the 2018 season are just around the corner. If you are interested in new sails, now is a great time to order. North Sails One Design is offering 10% SAVINGS on orders placed by December 15th, 2017 for sails delivered in Europe and North America. by North Sails Posted on 20 Nov St Maarten Heineken Regatta – Free concierge guarantees smooth sailing St Maarten Heineken Regatta – Free concierge guarantees smooth sailing Already many shops, restaurants and hotels are open and bustling on the island, particularly in the Simpson Bay area In the wake of Hurricane Irma, organizers are encouraging participants to utilize the event’s free concierge service for assistance with everything from travel and on-site logistics to charter options and beyond. by Kirsten Ferguson Posted on 20 Nov Volvo Ocean Race – Temperature falling, stealth mode in play Volvo Ocean Race – Temperature falling, stealth mode in play Before going into stealth mode Brunel were in second place, and the most southerly boat in the fleet Brunel skipper Bouwe Bekking and navigator Andrew Cape made the call to 'disappear' from the rankings following the 0700 UTC report in an attempt to advance on MAPFRE, some 35 miles ahead. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 20 Nov Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 20, Race 3 – Sombre mood across fleet Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 20, Race 3 – Sombre mood across fleet Despite the very difficult circumstances, the fleet continues its journey on to Fremantle in varying conditions Qingdao and Dare To Lead remain closely knitted together in fourth and fifth place respectively, completing the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint yesterday evening and making good progress towards Fremantle. by The Clipper Race Posted on 20 Nov St. Barth Cata-Cup – Victory for Paschalidis and Trigkonis St. Barth Cata-Cup – Victory for Paschalidis and Trigkonis At one point it seems as if the glory of victory would go to Franck Cammas and Matthieu Vandame (ODP 1) At the end of the day, they finished with a healthy lead, ahead of, in order, Argentineans Cruz Gonzales Smith – Mariano Heuser (Eden Rock Villa Rental) and Belgians Patrick Demesmaeker – Olivier Gagliani (Les Perles de Saint-Barth). by Event Media Posted on 20 Nov Slalom Worlds on line as sailors head to New Caledonia for Finale Slalom Worlds on line as sailors head to New Caledonia for Finale After a one year absence PWA Slalom World Tour returns to the beautiful island of New Caledonia for the season finale After a one year absence the PWA Slalom World Tour returns to the beautiful island of New Caledonia for the season finale where the Men’s and Women’s world titles will be decided between the 21st-26th November. After a long and hard fought season it all comes down to the next six days and with a promising looking forecast there should be plenty of epic racing! by Chris Yates Posted on 20 Nov World’s top Kitefoil racers ready for battle in year’s biggest clash World’s top Kitefoil racers ready for battle in year’s biggest clash A clique of reigning Kite Racing World Champions are lined up ready to fight it out with a clutch of young pretenders A clique of reigning and former Kite Racing World Champions are lined up ready to fight it out with a clutch of young pretenders on the flat waters of Oman’s dramatic coastline as they vie for the prized 2017 Formula Kite crowns. by Oman Sail Posted on 20 Nov Jimmy Spithill guest speaker at the 2017 Buoyed Up fundraising dinner Jimmy Spithill guest speaker at the 2017 Buoyed Up fundraising dinner Jimmy Spithill will be the guest speaker at the annual Buoyed Up fundraising dinner to be held on the 6th December. The Canberra Yacht Club is proud to announce that Jimmy Spithill will be the guest speaker at the annual Buoyed Up fundraising dinner to be held on the 6th December. Buoyed Up is entering its sixth year of providing over 1,600 young kids of disadvantage the ability to build resilience and teamwork on the water and in the classroom. The program eventually aims to train the participants by Matt Owen Posted on 20 Nov Volvo Ocean Race - Lining up for the gate start to Cape Town Volvo Ocean Race - Lining up for the gate start to Cape Town All boats have now gybed onto port and have lined up heading for the Leg 2 finish in Cape Town in five days time. All boats have now gybed onto port and are lined up, across the lines of latitude, heading for the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 finish in Cape Town in five days time. For the past few days it has seemed that there will be gate start for Cape Town as boats jockey for the optimum position before making the decision to break for the east and five days of fast reaching on port tack. by Richard Gladwell and Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 19 Nov Transat Jacques Vabre – Imoca podium decided as Class40 trio contract Transat Jacques Vabre – Imoca podium decided as Class40 trio contract Behind them are the races within the race that characterise different preparations, aspirations and generations of crew The Anglo-Spanish pair of Phil Sharp and Pablo Santurde (Imerys Clean Energy) still lead, but the 20 miles they earned yesterday at the end of the Doldrums has evaporated before the Equator with less than 10 miles between all three again. by TJV Posted on 19 Nov J/121 awarded SAIL Best Boats - Performance J/121 awarded SAIL Best Boats - Performance With respect to promoting innovative, fun racing, J/Boats is championing something called “Open Course” racing The latest in this long line of outside-the-box designs is the new 40 foot J/121, a boat specifically tailored to appeal to skippers who are 1) tired of having to round up eight to 10 people to go racing and 2) are looking for something other the usual windward-leeward “sausage” courses that now dominate inshore racing. by Yachtspot Posted on 19 Nov
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