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A Q&A with Charles Pessler, the regatta director of the legendary STIR A Q&A with Charles Pessler, the regatta director of the legendary STIR I corresponded with Charles Pessler, STIR’s regatta director, to learn about the event’s recent changes and evolutions. I recently corresponded via email with Charles “Chuck” Pessler, who is serving as the regatta director of the legendary STIR, to learn more about the changes and evolutions that have taken place at the event since my 2010 trip to racing paradise. by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor Posted on 22 Mar America's Cup - Bermuda practice racing videos March 24, 2017 America's Cup - Bermuda practice racing videos March 24, 2017 MyislandhomeBDA is videoing the Practice racing and training with the five teams in Bermuda MyislandhomeBDA is videoing the Practice racing and training with the five teams who are based in the venue for the 2017 America's Cup. Here's the set from March 24,2017 by MyislandhomeBDA Posted today at 3:03 am America's Cup - Coutts hits back at critics over Protocol change America's Cup - Coutts hits back at critics over Protocol change Russell Coutts, has responded to criticism over the recent changes to the 35th America's Cup Protocol Five times America's Cup winner and CEO of the America's Cup Events Authority, Russell Coutts, has responded to criticism over the recent changes to the 35th America's Cup Protocol, allowing testing and racing between Challengers and the Defender in Bermuda ahead of the start of the Qualifiers. by Russell Coutts, CEO ACEA Posted on 24 Mar German cycling great gets to ride in 16ft skiffs German cycling great gets to ride in 16ft skiffs Voight was a guest aboard leading Manly skiff Fluid Building after accepting an invite from skipper Clint Bowen. Jens Voight has twice won stages of the Tour de France and once held the world record time for distance ridden in an hour, but nothing prepared him for jumping on a 16ft skiff last Saturday. Voight was a guest aboard leading Manly skiff Fluid Building after accepting an invite from skipper Clint Bowen. by Michael Chittenden Posted today at 4:15 am Coast Guard joins Arctic stakeholders in historic forum Coast Guard joins Arctic stakeholders in historic forum U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft joined leaders representing eight coast guards of Arctic nations U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft joined leaders representing eight coast guards of Arctic nations in signing a joint statement Friday. The statement adopts doctrine, tactics, procedures and information-sharing protocols for emergency maritime response and combined operations in the Arctic. The Arctic Coast Guard Forum is an operationally-focused, consensus-based organisation... by Coast Guard First District Northeast News Posted on 24 Mar Match Cup Australia – Home town bonanza Match Cup Australia – Home town bonanza David Gilmour had gone through 3 – 1 against Taylor Canfield, and Torvar Mirsky similarly eliminated Yann Guichard. Local skipper Matt Jerwood certainly overplayed the anxiety card on his way to becoming the third Western Australian skipper to make it through to the semi-finals by John Roberson Posted on 24 Mar Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race skipper Wendy Tuck Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race skipper Wendy Tuck For Wendy ‘Wendo’ Tuck, one race around the world was never going to be enough. For Wendy ‘Wendo’ Tuck, one race around the world was never going to be enough. And as a result, she’s set to make history in the Clipper 2017-18 Race as the first Australian skipper to complete the arduous ocean challenge twice. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 24 Mar America's Cup - Groupama Team France's AC50 sailing in Bermuda - Video America's Cup - Groupama Team France's AC50 sailing in Bermuda - Video Groupama Team France has had her first sail in Bermuda with the AC50 looking impressive in the video shot by the team. Groupama Team France has had her first sail in Bermuda with the AC50 looking impressive in the video shot by the team. by Groupama Team France Posted on 24 Mar America's Cup - Images of Emirates Team NZ flypast Devonport America's Cup - Images of Emirates Team NZ flypast Devonport Image gallery shot as Emirates Team New Zealand returned in the late afternoon from another four hour race session Image gallery shot as Emirates Team New Zealand returned in the late afternoon from another four hour race training session on the Waitemata harbour. Our cameras were on Devonport Wharf to catch the sequence - and for the first time a wide angle lens had to be used. by Richard Gladwell Posted on 23 Mar America's Cup – Get to know Iain Murray and the ACRM America's Cup – Get to know Iain Murray and the ACRM He has enjoyed a long and illustrious career since he first started sailing at the age of nine in his native Sydney. Throughout its 166 year history the rivalries between owners, skippers, crews, yacht clubs, fans and nations have been some of the most intriguing facets of the competition for the world’s oldest sporting trophy. by America's Cup Posted on 23 Mar Round the Rocks kick's off St. Thomas International Regatta Round the Rocks kick's off St. Thomas International Regatta Nearly 60 sleek sailing yachts from Caribbean, U.S., Canada and Europe will race in St. Thomas International Regatta. Nearly 60 sleek sailing yachts from the Caribbean, U.S., Canada and Europe will race in the 44th St. Thomas International Regatta. Set for March 24 to 26, this three-day regatta known as the ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’ will be prefaced by the second Round the Rocks Race on March 23, which features a circumnavigation of the 19-square-mile neighbouring U.S. Virgin Island of St. John. by Carol Bareuther Posted on 23 Mar Vendée Globe – A hugely popular event and media success Vendée Globe – A hugely popular event and media success With 29 skippers setting sail and 10 nations represented, the eighth edition offered a wide range of projects The results show huge increases everywhere: many more people attending the event, unprecedented media coverage and feedback, a record level of international coverage without talking about the very positive race outcome in terms of the rankings. by Vendée Globe Posted on 23 Mar RC44 Championship Tour heads to Lanzarote for final regatta RC44 Championship Tour heads to Lanzarote for final regatta For 2017 the fleet will return to Europe's southern shores with racing hosted from the new facility, Marina Lanzarote The Calero Marinas have been a regular winter destination for the RC44 fleet over the years having hosted four regattas and three World Championships between 2010 and 2013. by RC44 Class Association Posted on 23 Mar OK Dinghy World Ranking List – No change at top OK Dinghy World Ranking List – No change at top European Champion, Bo Petersen (DEN) continues to lead from Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) and Greg Wilcox (NZL). For the first time in the history of the OK Dinghy World Ranking List, not only are the top three three unchanged, but the entire top 20 of the March 2017 release are unchanged from the previous release. by Robert Deaves Posted on 23 Mar Match Cup Australia – Mirsky completes the local line up Match Cup Australia – Mirsky completes the local line up Torvar Mirsky kept the spectators on the edge of their seats as he came back from 2–1 down to defeat Sweden’s Nicklas Earlier in the day Steve Thomas, also of Royal Perth, had become a giant killer, eliminating Tour Card holder Nicolai Sehested in three straight races, to join yesterday’s local qualifiers David Gilmour and Matt Jerwood. by John Roberson Posted on 23 Mar America's Cup - Images of Emirates Team NZ two-up on the Waitemata America's Cup - Images of Emirates Team NZ two-up on the Waitemata Emirates Team NZ were sailing on the Waitemata yesterday with just a couple of weeks left Emirates Team NZ were sailing on the Waitemata yesterday with just a couple of weeks left before they head for Bermuda and the 35th America's Cup. The cycle-grinders were two per side for the trip down the harbour making the transitions from gybe to gybe very interesting - and almost imperceptible. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 23 Mar America's Cup - Late Protocol change further stacks deck against Kiwis America's Cup - Late Protocol change further stacks deck against Kiwis Five America's Cup teams have dealt themselves a new hand with a new Protocol Change published three days ago. Five America's Cup teams have dealt themselves a new hand with a new Protocol Change published three days ago. On the face of it, the change - to allow 23 days training against each other repairs an omission by the Commissioner for the America's Cup. But it is the timing of the move that is surprising by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 22 Mar One great challenge for Transatlantic Race 2019 One great challenge for Transatlantic Race 2019 Greatest challenge has confirmed the start date for its next edition; and this time every competitor will depart Newport A virtual gate off Lizard Point will enable teams to challenge the course record for this historic passage, but the official finish will take place off the Royal Yacht Squadron's waterfront castle in Cowes, England. by New York Yacht Club Posted on 22 Mar Less than a month to go to 8th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth Less than a month to go to 8th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth To date, 66 teams have signed up for the event, which bodes well for an exceptional vintage Péan will be casting an expert eye over the event that occurs 10-15 April. A seasoned and talented sailor, he boasts one of the most prestigious track records in French sailing, with victories logged in the Solitaire du Figaro in 1983, then the Whitbread (a crewed around-the-world race with stopovers) in 1986. by Barby MacGowan Posted on 22 Mar Transat Jaques Vabre – Oman Sail takes on Class 40 challenge Transat Jaques Vabre – Oman Sail takes on Class 40 challenge The new campaign is the latest stage of the relationship between Al Hasni, one of Oman's most promising sailors Oman Sail has revealed a new adventure for 2017 as the pioneering national initiative takes on a double-handed Class 40 challenge pairing up mentor and long-term skipper of various Oman Sail projects, Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, with his protégé and Oman Sail’s most successful offshore sailor, Fahad Al Hasni. by Oman Sail Posted on 22 Mar
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