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A Q&A with US Sailing’s Malcolm Page about the Sailing World Cup Miami A Q&A with US Sailing’s Malcolm Page about the Sailing World Cup Miami I spoke with Malcolm Page, US Sailing’s Olympic chief, about the team’s performance at the 2017 Sailing World Cup Miami I talked with Malcolm Page (AUS), a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the Men’s 470 class and the chief of Olympic sailing at US Sailing, to get his pulse on the team’s performance at the 2017 Sailing World Cup Miami and discuss some recent coaching changes within the Olympic-sailing program. by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor Posted on 20 Feb RORC Caribbean 600 – Day 2 – More Argyll than Antigua RORC Caribbean 600 – Day 2 – More Argyll than Antigua After a champagne start to the race there was a huge change in weather conditions by the end of the first day. After a champagne start to the race there was a huge change in weather conditions by the end of the first day. The low pressure system emanating from the north arrived earlier than anticipated, extinguishing the trade winds to provide a windless night for many competitors. by Louay Habib Posted today at 3:14 pm Vendée Globe – Rich Wilson takes thirteenth place Vendée Globe – Rich Wilson takes thirteenth place Wilson, at 66 years old the oldest skipper in the race, completes the pinnacle solo ocean racing event for second time. Wilson, at 66 years old the oldest skipper in the race, successfully completes the pinnacle solo ocean racing event for the second time. by Vendée Globe Posted today at 1:40 pm Vendee Globe - Rich Wilson closing the finish line, due after midday Vendee Globe - Rich Wilson closing the finish line, due after midday Rich Wilson is at just over 50 miles to the finish line of his second Vendée Globe and was making just over eight knots Rich Wilson is at just over 50 miles to the finish line of his second Vendée Globe and was making just over eight knots in a direct course for Les Sables d'Olonne. He should cross the line in 13th place in the early afternoon and has until 1530hrs local time to get into the channel. by Vendee Globe Posted today at 7:40 am Emirates Team NZ and Southern Spars launching into the America’s Cup Emirates Team NZ and Southern Spars launching into the America’s Cup Built by Southern Spars, Emirates Team New Zealand’s newest America’s Cup yacht has been launched. Built by Southern Spars, Emirates Team New Zealand’s newest America’s Cup yacht has been launched. The Auckland-based mast builder demonstrated its standing as one of the world’s top carbon fibre manufacturers. Southern delivered Emirates Team NZ’s most technically advanced yacht ever, meeting the extremely strict budget, construction, weight and timing requirements. by Ben Gladwell Posted on 20 Feb America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ's bike team in training - Video America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ's bike team in training - Video Emirates Team New Zealand have released a short video of four of their grinding team in training Emirates Team New Zealand have released a short video of four of their grinding team in training - including two Olympic class sailors and an Olympic Gold medalist rower. by Emirates Team NZ Posted on 20 Feb America's Cup - Oracle Team USA sails AC50 for first time in Bermuda America's Cup - Oracle Team USA sails AC50 for first time in Bermuda Oracle Team USA took to the Great Sound on Monday, sailing its newly launched America's Cup Class boat, '17' Oracle Team USA took to the Great Sound on Monday, sailing its newly launched America's Cup Class boat, '17', for the first time. 'We had a successful day,' said skipper Jimmy Spithill dockside after the training session. 'First impressions were great. The boat went really well, so everyone is happy.' by Oracle Team USA Posted on 20 Feb An awe inspiring start to the RORC Caribbean 600 An awe inspiring start to the RORC Caribbean 600 The ninth edition started in magnificent conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean The ninth edition started in magnificent conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean enjoying sparkling conditions. A southeasterly breeze, occasionally gusting up to 15 knots and a relatively calm sea state provided conditions for the perfect start with some close battles on the water. by RORC Press Posted on 20 Feb Maserati Multi70 trimaran starts RORC Caribbean 600 Race in Antigua Maserati Multi70 trimaran starts RORC Caribbean 600 Race in Antigua High-tech ocean racing trimaran Maserati Multi70 skippered by Giovanni Soldini crossed the start line off Fort Charlotte The high-tech Italian ocean racing trimaran, Maserati Multi70, skippered by Giovanni Soldini crossed the start line off Fort Charlotte on the south side of the island in 10-knot westerly breeze at 11.40 local time (15.40 in Europe). by studio-imagina.it Posted on 20 Feb Vendée Globe – Alan Roura in his own words Vendée Globe – Alan Roura in his own words Alan Roura, the youngest skipper ever to compete, finished in Les Sables d'Olonne this morning in twelfth place. Alan Roura, the youngest skipper ever to compete, finished in Les Sables d'Olonne this morning in twelfth place. In spite of not sleeping for four days because of the shipping in the Bay of Biscay and the light winds, he was ready to answer questions from the many journalists present on the pontoon an at a press conference. by Vendée Globe Posted on 20 Feb Phaedo^3 starts RORC Caribbean 600 – images by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Phaedo^3 starts RORC Caribbean 600 – images by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Phaedo^3 stars the RORC Caribbean 600 with close competition Maserati by their side Phaedo^3 stars the RORC Caribbean 600 with close competition Maserati by their side by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Posted on 20 Feb Phaedo^3 starts RORC C600 with Maserati by their side Phaedo^3 starts RORC C600 with Maserati by their side In what is to be predicted and lighter wind race that the norm, Phaedo^3 stated at 11.40am local Antigua time. In what is to be predicted and lighter wind race that the norm, Phaedo^3 stated at 11.40am local Antigua time. With a strong competitor Giovanni Soldini’s MOD70 Maserati close by their side, it will be a chase to the end. by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Posted on 20 Feb Vendée Globe – Conrad Colman speaks about his dismasting and battle Vendée Globe – Conrad Colman speaks about his dismasting and battle New Zealand skipper Conrad Colman is fighting an incredible battle to finish the race after the mast crashed down Tenacious New Zealand skipper Conrad Colman is fighting an incredible battle to finish the race after the mast of his Foresight Natural Energy crashed down on the night of Friday 10th February. by Vendée Globe Posted on 20 Feb EFG Bank Monaco wins Leg 3 of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour EFG Bank Monaco wins Leg 3 of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour Reigning champions EFG Bank Monaco tightened their grip on the overall lead with a victory in the third offshore leg Reigning EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour champions EFG Bank Monaco (MON) today tightened their grip on the overall lead with a victory in the third offshore leg of the race around the Arabian Gulf. by Oman Sail Posted on 20 Feb UK Flying 15 celebrates 70th anniversary at RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show UK Flying 15 celebrates 70th anniversary at RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show To kick start their 70th Anniversary year the UK Flying Fifteen Association are asking everyone to join them To kick start their 70th Anniversary year the UK Flying Fifteen Association are asking everyone who sails an International Flying Fifteen or keelboat, to join them at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 04-05 March (Alexandra Palace, London), to get the celebrations under way. by Emma Slater – RYA Posted on 20 Feb Abnormal weather for the RORC Caribbean 600 Abnormal weather for the RORC Caribbean 600 This year the weather is dominated by a front that extends very far south reaching the race course. Wouter has competed in the Barcelona World Race, the Volvo Ocean Race on numerous occasions and is Head of Sevenstar Racing Yacht Logistics. by RORC Press Posted on 20 Feb America's Cup - Glenn Ashby on why Emirates Team NZ went cycling America's Cup - Glenn Ashby on why Emirates Team NZ went cycling How did the potentially game-breaking development to go to cycling grinders remain a secret for so long? After the revelation that Emirates Team NZ had switched from grinders to cyclists, how did the potentially game-breaking development remain a secret for so long? 'The team started work on the project three years ago, but the actual testing started 18-24 months ago,' explained skipper and Sailing Director, Glenn Ashby. 'The team has done well to keep it under wraps for all this time. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 20 Feb America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ elaborates on the pedal-powered AC50 America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ elaborates on the pedal-powered AC50 ETNZ's COO on the 35th America's Cup, the growth of the team, and compared the current boat and Cup to previous editions Kevin Shoebridge is now COO of Emirates Team New Zealand, working alongside his long-time friend and nemesis CEO Grant Dalton. At last Thursday's AC50 christening and launch ceremony, Shoebridge spoke to top international sailing commentator, Peter Montgomery about the 35th America's Cup campaign, the change, and growth of the team, and compared the current boat and Cup to previous editions. by Richard Gladwell/Peter Montgomery Posted on 20 Feb Vendée Globe – Alan Roura takes twelfth place Vendée Globe – Alan Roura takes twelfth place Race rookie Roura’s elapsed time for the 27,700 mile course is 105 days, 20 hours 10 mins and 32 seconds. Roura’s finish reflects his exceptional drive and tenacity and belies the very tight budget which the young sailor ran his programme on. by Vendée Globe Posted on 20 Feb Vendee Globe - From Conrad Colman this evening Vendee Globe - From Conrad Colman this evening I might not be going very fast but I'm certainly keeping busy here on Foresight Natural Energy. I might not be going very fast but I'm certainly keeping busy here on Foresight Natural Energy. Indeed, never have I worked so hard to go so slowly! The problem is that I am sailing upwind in light winds which is never a recipe for breathless speed and certainly not now! Going downwind on a slow boat, the wind pushes against the windward side of the sail by Vendee Globe Posted on 20 Feb
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