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A Q&A with Eric Arens about the Richmond YC’s Great Pumpkin Regatta A Q&A with Eric Arens about the Richmond YC’s Great Pumpkin Regatta I caught up with Eric Arens, the RYC’s Great Pumpkin Regatta race chair, to learn more about this uniquely named race. When it comes to intriguing regatta names, the Richmond Yacht Club’s Great Pumpkin Regatta finds itself in rarefied company. Granted, the GPR takes place on San Francisco Bay near Halloween, but the moniker is an attention-grabbing one, as is the fact that the GPR regularly draws 150-plus boat fleets. I caught up with Eric Arens, the GPR’s race chair, to learn more about this uniquely named race. by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor Posted on 23 Oct 1 week left! 1 week left! One week left to get maximum savings on One Design sails. Order before October 31st to receive 15% off! One week left to get maximum savings on One Design sails. Order before October 31st to receive 15% off! by North Sails Posted today at 7:43 am Rambler 88 takes Line Honours at the Rolex Middle Sea Race Rambler 88 takes Line Honours at the Rolex Middle Sea Race George David’s American Maxi Rambler 88 has taken Line Honours in the 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race George David’s American Maxi Rambler 88 has taken Line Honours in the 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race, crossing the finish line at the Royal Malta Yacht Club at 21:48:09 CEST on Monday 23rd October, in an elapsed time of 2 days, 9 hours 48 minutes 9 seconds. by RMYC Posted today at 4:35 am Southern Spars - From The Volvo to the Bike track and a quick Cruiser Southern Spars - From The Volvo to the Bike track and a quick Cruiser Southern Spars have rolled a host of interest projects covering their core business Southern Spars have rolled a host of interest projects covering their core business of sparmaking and rigging for yachts ranging from superyachts and top maxis to the Olympic classes. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted today at 1:08 am Latest Zhik Isotak X arriving in time for Rolex Sydney Hobart Latest Zhik Isotak X arriving in time for Rolex Sydney Hobart Increasing numbers of offshore crews are opting for Zhik’s multi-layered approach to face extreme conditions Not the endurance of a near 45,000 nautical mile Volvo Ocean Race, but still crossing a testing patch of ocean is a certainty for this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet. Eastern Bass Strait’s shallow waters and the time of year when East Coast lows have been known to develop at sea can throw up surprises, one of the reasons sailors from around the world are lured to the bluewater classic by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 23 Oct Predictwind - Updates released for new offshore app Predictwind - Updates released for new offshore app Predictwind's Offshore App is constantly being updated to provide you with the best possible forecast experience Predictwind's Offshore App is constantly being updated to provide you with the best possible forecast experience and the latest tools and features. Here's a look at the latest release. by Predictwind Posted on 23 Oct First Nacra 15 Youth Olympics Qualifier starts Tuesday First Nacra 15 Youth Olympics Qualifier starts Tuesday Nacra 15 is the “pathway class” to the Olympic Nacra 17 multihull. These top youth racers race to qualify their country. The qualification system to participate the Youth Olympics is based on four qualication events: This week in Medemblik the best European and best African country will qualify. by Edwin Lodder Posted on 23 Oct Volvo Ocean Race – Form book turned inside out in first 24hours of rac Volvo Ocean Race – Form book turned inside out in first 24hours of rac The Vestas boat, along with team AkzoNobel, were the first to make a break for the Spanish coast as night fell on Sunday For team AkzoNobel, it’s been a whirlwind 24-hours. After three of the team’s most experienced crew elected not to sail Leg 1, reinstated skipper Simeon Tienpont submitted his final crew list just an hour before leaving the dock. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 23 Oct Tom Way appointed as Deputy Race Director of Clipper World Yacht Race Tom Way appointed as Deputy Race Director of Clipper World Yacht Race Tom has over 10 years’ experience in the marine industry, including five years working for the Clipper Race. Tom has developed an extensive and invaluable level of knowledge of the Clipper Race and its operations, following roles with the training, refit, maintenance, recruitment and media departments. Most recently Tom also spent the past ten months working in Abu Dhabi as Fleet Manager for Pindar’s two Volvo 60s. by Kathryn Foulkes / Clipper Ventures Posted on 23 Oct Rolex Middle Sea Race – Leaders in their Element Rolex Middle Sea Race – Leaders in their Element To the north of Sicily, yachts are experiencing sustained wind speeds of 30 knots with a significant sea state. The Royal Malta Yacht Club race management team has been busy through the night, monitoring the fleet’s progress. There have been a number of retirements as the increasing wind strength and building sea state test equipment and resolve. Leading yacht, Rambler 88 is on the downwind leg to Lampedusa, currently with Leopard, Hugo Boss and CQS in hot pursuit. by RMYC Posted on 23 Oct Clipper World Race – Day 19 Race 2 – PSP Logistics enters Ocean Sprint Clipper World Race – Day 19 Race 2 – PSP Logistics enters Ocean Sprint The team, which was delayed behind the fleet after a whale hit its starboard rudder, entered Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint Once PSP Logistics has completed its Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint, the fastest three teams will be formally announced by the Clipper Race Office and will be awarded up to three bonus race points. by The Clipper Race Posted on 23 Oct Volvo Ocean Race - Let the battle commence Volvo Ocean Race - Let the battle commence Turn the Tide on Plastic, one of seven teams in this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, set sail from Alicante today Turn the Tide on Plastic, one of seven teams in this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, set sail from Alicante today for the start of the epic 45,000 nautical mile round-the-world race. by Turn The Tide On Plastic Posted on 23 Oct Extreme Sailing Series™ - SAP Extreme Sailing Team in action Extreme Sailing Series™ - SAP Extreme Sailing Team in action It was déjà vu for SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi as it went down to the final double-points race to decide the wi It was déjà vu for SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi as it went down to the final double-points race to decide the winner of the penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego, but the Danes held their nerve to walk away the champions. by Extreme Sailing Series™ Posted on 23 Oct Atlantic Double - Start Leg 1 - RORC Transatlantic Race Atlantic Double - Start Leg 1 - RORC Transatlantic Race A record entry is expected for fourth edition of RORC Transatlantic Race, starting at Marina Lanzarote, Canary Islands A record entry is expected for the fourth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, starting at Marina Lanzarote, Canary Islands, on 25th November, 2017. Close to 25 teams are expected, racing a huge variety of ocean going yachts. Nine different nations will be taking the challenge, racing 3,000 miles to Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada, West Indies. by Trish Jenkins Posted on 23 Oct Rooster RS Aerocup - Big breeze and an early start for the final day! Rooster RS Aerocup - Big breeze and an early start for the final day! Some good variety and a prompt finish on final day call had been made for an 08:30 start, as often is case at Malcesine. The crisp morning ‘Peler’ mountain breeze from the North had been regularly stronger that the afternoon’s ‘Ora’ from the South and to ensure reliable racing, some good variety and a prompt finish on the final day the call had been made for an 08:30 start, as often is the case at Malcesine. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted on 23 Oct Jet lag captures U.S. Team Racing Championship Jet lag captures U.S. Team Racing Championship U.S. Team Racing Championship for George R. Hinman Trophy featured a 'who's who' of college sailing's present and past. This weekend's 2017 U.S. Team Racing Championship for the George R. Hinman Trophy featured a 'who's who' of college sailing's present and past. Jet Lag, a team composed of Stanford University alumni sailors, had all the right combinations this week, especially on Sunday, as the Northern California based team captured their first Hinman Trophy. They placed fifth last year and second in 2015. by US Sailing Posted on 23 Oct America's Cup - Book Extract, Lone Wolf - 'The Skipper Reflects' America's Cup - Book Extract, Lone Wolf - 'The Skipper Reflects' ‘We have been the Lone Wolf from Day 1,’ said skipper Glenn Ashby. ‘We have had to adopt that as our stance Late in 2016, when they refused to sign an agreement on how the next two America’s Cups would be conducted, Emirates Team New Zealand was cast in the role of being a ‘lone wolf’. The moniker has stuck with the team since and it was the hallmark of a campaign that struggled financially, that thought differently and was forced to eke the most out of the resources that it did have. by Richard Gladwell Posted on 23 Oct Oman Air team sign-off looking ahead to the ESS final in Mexico Oman Air team sign-off looking ahead to the ESS final in Mexico The Oman Air Extreme Sailing Series team signed-off in San Diego secure in second place overall in the season The Oman Air Extreme Sailing Series team signed-off in San Diego secure in second place overall in the season and with their sights set on the finale in Mexico. by Oman Sail Posted on 23 Oct Volvo Ocean Race - Images from the first day and night of Leg 1 Volvo Ocean Race - Images from the first day and night of Leg 1 Images for the first day of racing and heading into the night of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race Images for the first day of racing and heading into the night of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race as the fleet sail from Alicante to Lisbon by way of Madeira. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 23 Oct Volvo Ocean Race - Full replay and images from the Start Volvo Ocean Race - Full replay and images from the Start Full video replay and images from the start of the Volvo Ocean Race a few hours ago in Alicante, Spain. Full video replay and images from the start of the Volvo Ocean Race a few hours ago in Alicante, Spain. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 22 Oct
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