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Leaders deliver steady performances on Day 2 at 420 Open Europeans Leaders deliver steady performances on Day 2 at 420 Open Europeans Onto Day 2 at the 2017 420 Open European Championships, and two more races for each of the Open, Ladies and U17 fleets. Onto Day 2 at the 2017 420 Open European Championships, and two more races for each of the Open, Ladies and U17 fleets. As racing got underway around 1400 hours, the breeze was 11 knots, building to 15-16 knots, before decreasing to around 12-13 knots for the final stages of the day’s second races. by International 420 Class Association Posted today at 2:24 am Slow catch up for Qualifying fleets at Moth Worlds + Video Slow catch up for Qualifying fleets at Moth Worlds + Video The 220 entrants from 25 nations were split into four groups, Yellow, Red, Blue and Green Qualifying fleets. There was still a lot of summer thunderstorm activity in the Lake Garda region but finally, racing got underway today on day two of the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2017 hosted by Fraglia Vela Malcesine. The 220 entrants from 25 nations were split into four groups, Yellow, Red, Blue and Green Qualifying fleets. by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 26 Jul 52 Super Series – Takashi Okura’s Sled win two to go second 52 Super Series – Takashi Okura’s Sled win two to go second The breeze was more right than the usual sea breeze direction, between 225 and 240 degrees today, from 10-13kts. The breeze was more right than the usual sea breeze direction, between 225 and 240 degrees today, from 10-13kts but it was very hard to read and use the lanes of strongest pressure. by 52 Super Series Posted on 26 Jul Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Azzurra is still in the game Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Azzurra is still in the game Sled got two wins today and is currently second overall behind the event’s leader, Ran. Quantum is in third place. Sled got two wins today and is currently second overall behind the event’s leader, Ran. Quantum is in third place. by Azzurra Posted on 26 Jul Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Races 4 and 5 images by Max Ranchi Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Races 4 and 5 images by Max Ranchi Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from Races 4 and 5 of Puerto Portals 52 Super Series. Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from Races 4 and 5 of Puerto Portals 52 Super Series. by Max Ranchi Posted on 26 Jul Ocean racing's big guns in the Rolex Fastnet Race Ocean racing's big guns in the Rolex Fastnet Race Dongfeng Race Team benefitted from being first to get sailing this time, picked their boat up post-refit late January. Dongfeng Race Team benefitted from being first to get sailing this time, picked their boat up post-refit late January. by James Boyd Posted on 26 Jul Rooster RS Aero World Championships – Day 2 Rooster RS Aero World Championships – Day 2 In the RS Aero 9s Marc Jacobi USA did not have it all his own way this time after a couple of unscheduled dismounts. A second day of breeze up to 20 knots, but this time slightly more off-shore producing a more manageable sea state and some great sunshine. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted on 26 Jul The Gertrude Cup 2017 – Day 4 The Gertrude Cup 2017 – Day 4 The Royal Yacht Squadron Team, skippered by Bruce Huber, is third for the regatta, and sailing well. At midday the fleet was towed out to Hill Head, in anticipation of wind, and soon after arrival in the race area, a fresh breeze rapidly kicked in from the southwest delivering classic Solent sea breeze conditions. by Louay Habib Posted on 26 Jul Tricky breeze plays into hands of lightwind specialists on race Day 1 Tricky breeze plays into hands of lightwind specialists on race Day 1 179 teams competing at 420 Open Europeans spent the morning ashore as light wind postponed scheduled 1200 hours start The 179 teams competing at the 420 Open European Championships spent the morning ashore as light wind postponed the scheduled 1200 hours start by International 420 Class Association Posted on 26 Jul Fitness for sailors, fitness for life Fitness for sailors, fitness for life As athletes we need to be fit and healthy. But in addition to being fit for sport we want to be fit and healthy for life As athletes, which is what we all are since we do participate in the sport of sailing regardless of our level of competition, we want and need to be fit and healthy. But in addition to being fit and healthy for our sport, we want to be fit and healthy for life. by Anna Tunnicliffe Posted on 26 Jul 2017 U.S. Youth Worlds Team roster announced 2017 U.S. Youth Worlds Team roster announced US Sailing has named 14 athletes to its 2017 Youth Sailing World Championship Team. US Sailing has named 14 athletes to its 2017 Youth Sailing World Championship Team. The premier event in international youth sailing, the Youth Worlds is expected to include competitors from over 70 nations. The event is set to be held in Sanya, Hainan Island, China, from December 9-16. The 47th edition of the Youth Worlds is open to sailors under age 19 by US Sailing Posted on 26 Jul Robertson on a roll as WMRT turns to Russia Robertson on a roll as WMRT turns to Russia Current Match Racing World Champion Phil Robertson and his CHINAone NINGBO team are in a dominant position Current Match Racing World Champion Phil Robertson and his CHINAone NINGBO team are in a dominant position and on supreme form as they head to the fourth round of the World Match Racing Tour Championship season – the WMRT Match Cup Russia hosted by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, supported by Gazprom, August 1-6. by Aston Harald Posted on 26 Jul Volvo Ocean Race - Olympic skiff Gold medalist joins team AzkoNobel Volvo Ocean Race - Olympic skiff Gold medalist joins team AzkoNobel Rio 2016 Olympic gold medalist Martine Grael has joined the Volvo Ocean Race entry team Azkonobel Brazilian sailing website Noticias Nauticas has reported that Rio 2016 Olympic gold medalist Martine Grael has joined the Volvo Ocean Race entry team Azkonobel, skippered by Simeon Tienpont (NED). Martine Grael follows her father Torben Grael, winner of five Olympic medals in the Soling and Star classes. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 26 Jul Gladwell's Line - America's Cup all happening in double quick time Gladwell's Line - America's Cup all happening in double quick time Emirates Team New Zealand along with Challenger of Record have got cracking with the 36th America's Cup. Emirates Team New Zealand along with Challenger of Record have got cracking with the 36th America's Cup. Last Wednesday's announcement that there would be a Protocol announced in September achieves in two months what took Golden Gate YC eight months - but that included splitting from their first Challenger of Record, Hamilton Island Yacht Club by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted on 25 Jul Azzurra gets a win at Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week Azzurra gets a win at Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week Two windward/leeward races were held in thermal breezes from the southeast at 12 to 18 knots that were unstable. Two windward/leeward races were held in thermal breezes from the southeast at 12 to 18 knots that were shifty and unstable because of a passing weather front. by Azzurra Posted on 25 Jul Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Races 2 and 3 images by Max Ranchi Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Races 2 and 3 images by Max Ranchi Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from Races 2 and 3 of Puerto Portals 52 Super Series. Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from Races 2 and 3 of Puerto Portals 52 Super Series. by Max Ranchi Posted on 25 Jul 52 Super Series – Niklas Zennström’s team retain a solid consistency 52 Super Series – Niklas Zennström’s team retain a solid consistency Provezza won the first race starting smartly off the left, pin end of the start line and using the left. Azzurra atoned for a costly penalty turn at the first mark by following up with a victory in the second contest, taking them up to second overall. by 52 Super Series Posted on 25 Jul 2017 McDougall McConaghy Moth Worlds – Day 1 2017 McDougall McConaghy Moth Worlds – Day 1 Even at one of the most glamorous of sailing venues sometimes mother nature intervenes. Even at one of the most glamorous of sailing venues sometimes mother nature intervenes. A series of summer thunderstorms caused havoc with the regular breezes on Lake Garda putting an end to any chance of racing on day one of the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds. by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 25 Jul Hall Spars has opened a new service facility in Portsmouth, RI Hall Spars has opened a new service facility in Portsmouth, RI High-performance yacht mast manufacturer Hall Spars recently opened a new service facility in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. High-performance yacht mast manufacturer Hall Spars recently opened a new service facility in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The move follows the 37-year old company’s integration into the North Technology Group (NGT). Strategically located in the heart of US east coast sailing, the Hall Spars service base in Rhode Island is well positioned to meet the needs of existing Hall Spars clients worldwide by Hall Spars Posted on 25 Jul 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race Fleet building nicely 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race Fleet building nicely The record fleet is 122 set in 2014, and recent years have seen the number of participants regularly top 100 boats. The record fleet for the event is 122 set in 2014, and recent years have seen the number of participants regularly top 100 boats. by Royal Malta Yacht Club Posted on 25 Jul
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