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A Q&A with Doug Wefer and Jim Aikman on the Around Long Island Regatta A Q&A with Doug Wefer and Jim Aikman on the Around Long Island Regatta I interviewed Doug Wefer and Jim Aikman, regatta co-chairs, via email, to learn about the Around Long Island Regatta The 2017 Around Long Island Regatta begins on Thursday, July 27, but rather than firing its starting guns a few miles east of the Big Apple, the RC will instead conduct countdown sequences in New York Harbor, giving spectators a fine show. I caught up with Doug Wefer and Jim Aikman, regatta co-chairmen, via email, to learn about the ALIR and the plan to relocate their starting line by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor Posted today at 3:00 pm 52 Super Series – Rán Racing win Portals opener 52 Super Series – Rán Racing win Portals opener On the second beat, Alegre closed slightly, but Ado Stead and Adam Beashel defended down the run to keep their win safe. On the second beat, Alegre closed slightly, but Rán Racing’s Ado Stead and Adam Beashel defended down the run to keep their win safe. by 52 Super Series Posted today at 10:23 pm 52 Super Series – Azzurra is third in the first day at Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Azzurra is third in the first day at Puerto Portals The first day of racing was characterized by unstable winds, unusual conditions in the bay of Palma. The first day of racing at the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week was characterized by unstable winds, unusual conditions in the bay of Palma. by Azzurra Posted today at 10:14 pm Tour de France à la Voile – Super Final shakes Tahiti from top spot Tour de France à la Voile – Super Final shakes Tahiti from top spot This was one of the most physically demanding race days the 29 already-fatigued crews have experienced so far. This was one of the most physically demanding race days the 29 already-fatigued crews have experienced so far over seven acts of the Tour. by A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile Posted today at 9:54 pm The Gertrude Cup – Classic Solent racing conditions on Day 3 The Gertrude Cup – Classic Solent racing conditions on Day 3 Three races were held in medium to heavy airs for the third day of the Etchells invitational regatta. In a shifty northerly breeze, a significant tide built during the day, and by mid-afternoon the wind speed had piped up to 20 knots. by Louay Habib Posted today at 9:42 pm McDougall McConaghy Moth Worlds - Top contenders guide McDougall McConaghy Moth Worlds - Top contenders guide A record 240 Moths are entered from 25 countries, making this world championship one of the sailing events of the year. A record 240 Moths are entered from 25 countries from all over the globe, making this world championship one of the sailing events of the year. by Jonny Fullerton Posted today at 5:17 pm The Gertrude Cup 2017 - Overall report The Gertrude Cup 2017 - Overall report For the third time this season a Hong Kong team is leading the way in a major Solent Etchells regatta For the third time this season a Hong Kong team is leading the way in a major Solent Etchells regatta, this time the Gertrude Cup run by the Royal Thames Yacht Club. This invitational series sees competitors being provided with a fully rigged Etchells with almost new and equally matched sails so that it provides an incredibly level playing field for the international teams. by Laurence Mead Posted today at 7:49 am Record turnout in Dr Irena Eris ORC European Championship Gdansk 2017 Record turnout in Dr Irena Eris ORC European Championship Gdansk 2017 83 teams from 11 countries throughout Europe start racing on 26 July for four days of offshore and inshore competition After two days of measurement, registration and practice racing today and tomorrow, 83 teams from 11 countries throughout Europe will start racing on Wednesday 26 July for four days of offshore and inshore competition at the Dr Irena Eris ORC European Championship Gdansk 2017. by ORC Posted today at 6:50 am J/22 North Americans - Day 3 action-shots by Christopher Howell J/22 North Americans - Day 3 action-shots by Christopher Howell Christopher Howell was on water at J/22 North American Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 3. Photographer Christopher Howell was on water at J/22 North American Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 3 action. by J/22 International Class Association Posted today at 6:21 am Chris Doyle’s The Jug 4 1 takes J/22 North Americans on tie-breaker Chris Doyle’s The Jug 4 1 takes J/22 North Americans on tie-breaker The Jug 4 1 went into ninth and final contest in third place, four points behind Travis Odenbach’s HoneyBadger. In sports, coaches always say that every point matters. That was certainly the case at the J/22 North American Championship hosted by Buffalo Yacht Club in Buffalo, NY. Chris Doyle’s The Jug 4 1 went into the ninth and final contest in third place, four points behind Travis Odenbach’s HoneyBadger. Doyle did his part by scoring a bullet, and paired with Odenbach’s fifth-place finish by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted today at 5:49 am Barcelona glory for Oman Air but SAP Extreme Sailing Team go top Barcelona glory for Oman Air but SAP Extreme Sailing Team go top The crowds lining the shore could hear the cheers coming from Oman Air's GC32 as the team. The crowds lining the shore could hear the cheers coming from Oman Air's GC32 as the team, last year's runners up, celebrated topping the podium for the first time this season following a trio of thirds in the previous Acts. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 23 Jul Paul Goodison shows his speed in Italian Moth Series + Video Paul Goodison shows his speed in Italian Moth Series + Video The Yellow fleet was sent out for a 1300hrs start in warm afternoon sunshine and flat water. Day 2 of the Italian Moth Series, the precursor to the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds, Lake Garda delivered fantastic Moth sailing conditions for the 150 competitors, with spectators enjoying a grand stand view of the action from the Fraglia Vela Malcesine club foreshore. Catch the excellent video of the day with Bangin' the Corner's Randy Cunningham. by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 23 Jul 420 Europeans - Top youth sailors ready to race in Athens 420 Europeans - Top youth sailors ready to race in Athens Beforehand, three days of registration and measurement, a practice race and Opening Ceremony will take place. The 2017 420 Open Europeans start on Tuesday on the waters off the iconic Olympic sailing city of Athens. Beforehand, three days of registration and measurement, a practice race and Opening Ceremony will take place. Hosted at the Nautical Club of Tzitzifies Kallithea, Athens, Greece the 420 Open European Championships line-up counts 179 teams from 22 nations, representing all six continents. by International 420 Class Association Posted on 23 Jul Team Oman Air win Extreme Sailing Series Barcelona Act 4 in style Team Oman Air win Extreme Sailing Series Barcelona Act 4 in style An emphatic victory in the final race, which counted for double points, sealed glory for Phil Robertson and his team. An emphatic victory in the final race, which counted for double points, sealed glory for Phil Robertson and his team after three days of tense, high octane racing. by Oman Sail Posted on 23 Jul Tour de France à la Voile – Patience pays in blowy Coastal Raid Tour de France à la Voile – Patience pays in blowy Coastal Raid The conditions proved perfect for Team SFS, skippered by Sofian Bouvet, who took control from the start. The conditions proved perfect for Team SFS, skippered by Sofian Bouvet, who took control from the start, handling their Diam 24 masterfully in the challenging conditions to glide across the finish line. by A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile Posted on 23 Jul Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Ray and Rán’s Balearic re-run? Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Ray and Rán’s Balearic re-run? The regatta sees the triumphant return to the TP52 Class of recent America’s Cup winner Ray Davies. The regatta sees the triumphant return to the TP52 Class of recent America’s Cup winner Emirates Team New Zealand’s Ray Davies. by 52 Super Series Posted on 23 Jul Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - closing with a full card of races Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - closing with a full card of races Another iffy start to the day, with an AP on shore. Another iffy start to the day, with an AP on shore. There were plenty of crew taking the opportunity to hang out at the back of the beach at the Cape Panwa Hotel (an eminently suitable spot for a bit of enforced idleness), but then the breeze came in and it was all hands on deck. Literally. by CPHPRW Media and Sail-World Asia Posted on 23 Jul Trophies and awards at 2017 Transpac Trophies and awards at 2017 Transpac The tables full of gleaming silver and sculptures made of polished Koa wood are unlike any other seen in the sport. Transpac YC Commodore Bo Wheeler kicked off the 49th biennial Transpac Awards Ceremony held last night at the Modern Hotel Honolulu. The atmosphere was jubilant and celebratory, with a stage full of the most impressive display of perpetual trophies seen in any yachting event, accumulated by TPYC since the first race ran in 1906. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted on 23 Jul Hobie Multiwords and Europeans – A nice day on the North Sea for Day 3 Hobie Multiwords and Europeans – A nice day on the North Sea for Day 3 Today was proof that Hobie sailing in the Netherlands is so interesting and fun. Today was proof that Hobie sailing in the Netherlands is so interesting and fun. The first two races on Saturday were brilliant, due to nice moderate winds from the West, fortunately nothing like what was forecasted the day before. At the starts of race three the wind calmed down a bit, leaving a nice chop on the North Sea. by David Brookes Posted on 23 Jul J/22 North Americans - Day 2 action-shots by Christopher Howell J/22 North Americans - Day 2 action-shots by Christopher Howell Christopher Howell was on water at J/22 North American Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 Photographer Christopher Howell was on water at J/22 North American Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 action. by J/22 International Class Association Posted on 23 Jul
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