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Stunning superyachts to race in Candy Store Cup Newport Stunning superyachts to race in Candy Store Cup Newport The largest yacht entered thus far is the 184’ Perini Navi ketch Zenji, which will join the other entries at Newport The working shipyard has become the epicenter of the megayacht industry in New England and is uniquely positioned on the Newport waterfront to allow the public to view the yachts that are berthed there. by Barby MacGowan Posted today at 11:41 am GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – Heavy-hitters drop as quarter-finals beckon GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – Heavy-hitters drop as quarter-finals beckon Thursday's winds were the strongest of the competition so far in Dakhla, averaging a steady 25 knots from early morning The judging criteria had also changed with the combo format now being adopted in which riders would be scored on 70% wave riding and 30% strapless freestyle performance. by Matt Pearce Posted today at 12:08 pm Liverpool announces team entry in Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Liverpool announces team entry in Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Liverpool 2018 team will visit twelve international destinations on six different continents. Taking advantage of the race’s global platform, the Liverpool 2018 team will visit twelve international destinations on six different continents. by Kathryn Foulkes – Clipper Yacht Race Posted on 20 Jul New Youth Sailing Champions honoured at end of Optimist Worlds 2017 New Youth Sailing Champions honoured at end of Optimist Worlds 2017 In the Team Racing category, China achieved second place with Malaysia in third. China took second place and host country Thailand won third place. In the Team Racing category, China achieved second place with Malaysia in third. by Optimist World Championship Posted on 20 Jul OmanAir poised for action as waves delay Extreme Sailing Series opener OmanAir poised for action as waves delay Extreme Sailing Series opener Although disappointed, Oman Air remain poised for action with three days of high-octane foiling racing ahead of them. The Omani outfit, renowned for their skill in challenging conditions, had hoped to make the best of a testing first-day forecast of big winds and huge waves as they look to improve on their trio of third-place finishes in the opening three Acts. by Oman Sail Posted on 20 Jul Extreme Sailing Series – Big swells force postponement of opener Extreme Sailing Series – Big swells force postponement of opener Race Director John Craig made the decision to suspend racing due to the tall, steep waves rolling through the stadium Craig said that such a sea state, combined with winds of up to 25 knots, would have likely caused the super-fast GC32 catamarans to fall off their foils and nosedive into the wave in front, potentially leading to capsizes. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 20 Jul Class 40 duo strengthened by challenges on Azores and back race Class 40 duo strengthened by challenges on Azores and back race Oman Sail Class 40 crew have emerged from their debut in the highly competitive class, strengthened by the experience Experienced French sailor Sidney Gavignet and Omani offshore yachtsman Fahad Al Hasni finished the 2,500-mile Les Sables-Horta-Les Sables race from France to the Azores and back in seventh place, with conditions on the two-leg race often proving challenging. by Oman Sail Posted on 20 Jul Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2017 - day 1, a packed race card Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2017 - day 1, a packed race card With the Wind Gods delivering some excellent racing breeze today, everyone is hoping for more of the same tomorrow. In spite of some rather unpromising weather forecasts, the wind arrived bang on cue as a fresh 10-15 knots of breeze powered the 41-strong fleet around the course on Day 1 of the 2017 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, in what turned out to be a packed race card – three races for all classes except Cruising and Multihull Cruising who completed two races each. by CPHPR Media Posted on 20 Jul Harry Price maintains lead in Governor’s Cup Match Racing Harry Price maintains lead in Governor’s Cup Match Racing His perfect 13-0 record leads the fleet of 12 entries from Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States Spectators were looking forward today to the last match of the first round robin (in which every boat sails against each other boat) as it featured Price against Killian. The two had not sailed against each other since last year’s Governor’s Cup, when they raced against each other in the petit finals for third place in the 2016 Cup. by Governor’s Cup Posted on 20 Jul Transat Jacques Vabre – 42 pairs at sea Transat Jacques Vabre – 42 pairs at sea 20 monohulls of 12.18 m in length will compete on the great chessboard of the Atlantic. 20 crews composed of sailing amateurs and professionals, who are unreserved fans of race machines which are high-tech at the same time as being steadfastly sailboats. by Transat Jacques Vabre Posted on 20 Jul The five year Caribbean winter circuit dates now published The five year Caribbean winter circuit dates now published Members of CSA Calendar Committee work together with regattas across the region to achieve the sweet spot on timing. Members of the CSA Calendar Committee work together with regattas across the region to try to achieve the sweet spot on timing. by Caribbean Sailing Association Posted on 20 Jul GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – The qualifiers kick-off on Day 2 in Dakhla GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – The qualifiers kick-off on Day 2 in Dakhla With eight places available in the main event, the plan for today (Tuesday) was to complete all of the qualifying heats Rather than split the judging criteria between strapless freestyle and waveriding, the decision was made to keep today’s heats 100% wave-focused and the first riders were on the water at 11.30 am. by Matt Pearce Posted on 20 Jul Volvo Ocean Race - Another America's Cup winner joins MAPFRE Volvo Ocean Race - Another America's Cup winner joins MAPFRE Joan Vila, one of the best navigators in the world, will return to the Volvo Ocean Race with MAPFRE Joan Vila, one of the best navigators in the world, will return to the Volvo Ocean Race with MAPFRE in 2017-18, some 15 years after becoming the first Spanish sailor to win the coveted trophy. One of the most decorated sailors on the planet, Vila joins MAPFRE having last competed as part of a victorious Illbruck Challenge campaign in 2001-02. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 20 Jul Volvo Ocean Race - Follow the build of team Azkonobel Volvo Ocean Race - Follow the build of team Azkonobel Follow the construction of a new One Design Volvo Ocean 65. Follow the construction of a new One Design Volvo Ocean 65. The build process takes over 36,000 man hours, In this video you can follow the construction of a One Design Volvo Ocean 65 racing machine from start to sailing, in a top quality building facility.. Team AkzoNobel will race this boat in the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 20 Jul The Gertrude Cup 2017 – Preview The Gertrude Cup 2017 – Preview The invitational event for the Etchells Class has attracted teams representing yacht clubs from around the world. The invitational event for the Etchells Class has attracted teams representing yacht clubs from around the world. by Louay Habib Posted on 20 Jul Int Moth Worlds - Zhik returns to its spiritual home at 2017 Worlds Int Moth Worlds - Zhik returns to its spiritual home at 2017 Worlds Zhik is returning to its roots as the official clothing sponsor of the 2017 McDougall McConaghy Moth World Championships Zhik, the innovative sailing apparel specialist, is returning to its roots as the official clothing sponsor of the 2017 McDougall McConaghy Moth World Championships. And, ten years on, the Moths are returning to their spiritual home on Lake Garda. Zhik and the International Moth class are virtually synonymous with each other. by Lisa Ratcliffe Posted on 20 Jul Black Jack Yachting. Bigger boat. Bigger team. Even bigger performance Black Jack Yachting. Bigger boat. Bigger team. Even bigger performance Throughout the iterations of maxis called Black Jack, a strong, consistent and talented team has been their focus Throughout the iterations of maxis called Black Jack, a strong, consistent and talented team has been their focus. Some were sail makers, like Skipper Mark Bradford and also Vaughan Prentice from North Sails’ Brisbane loft. Others were riggers, such as Bruce Clarke, and there are even boat builders, like Gary van Lunteren, as well as Ash Deeks. by John Curnow Posted on 20 Jul Newport Trophy Regatta to host ten historic 12 Metres Newport Trophy Regatta to host ten historic 12 Metres The Newport Trophy Regatta will take place July 20-23 in Newport, R.I., the event is for 12 Metre yachts As the second “Americas fleet” event in the road to the Worlds Waypoint Series, the Newport Trophy Regatta will take place July 20-23 in Newport, R.I. Hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club, the event is for 12 Metre yachts, which are collecting points in a global series leading up to the next 12 Metre World Championship, scheduled for Newport in July of 2019. by Barby MacGowan Posted on 20 Jul Winners announced for 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Winners announced for 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac After a challenging race due to taxing weather conditions, more than 200 boats have finished 109th CYC Race to Mackinac After a challenging race due to taxing weather conditions, more than 200 boats have finished the 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust, one of the world’s longest-running freshwater distance races. “The Mac”, which typically takes most competitors well over 24 hours to complete, is a 333-mile sprint from the Chicago Lighthouse by Kathleen Moran Posted on 20 Jul Tour de France à la Voile – High Pressure in the Med Tour de France à la Voile – High Pressure in the Med The long journey to the Med has a compensatory rest day afterwards but this is the stage of the nine venue Tour One team which should feel instantly at home are the Barcelona based New Territories. They may back in Catalonia, where Olympic medal winning Portuguese skipper helm Hugo Rocha is based, but he reveals with his typical grin that he has not raced in Roses so recently. by A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile Posted on 19 Jul
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