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An interview with Ray Redniss about the STC’s annual Block Island Race An interview with Ray Redniss about the STC’s annual Block Island Race I caught up with Ray Redniss, the Block Island Race’s longtime PRO, via email to learn more about this classic event. I caught up with Ray Redniss, who has served as the PRO for the Block Island Race and the Vineyard Race (September 1, 2017) for the past twenty-plus years, via email to learn more about the state of this classic, early season New England event. by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor Posted on 22 May 12 Metre Class announces Waypoint Regattas in Road to Worlds Series 12 Metre Class announces Waypoint Regattas in Road to Worlds Series he International 12 Metre Class (ITMA) has released locations and dates for the Road to the Worlds Waypoints Series The International 12 Metre Class (ITMA) has released locations and dates for the Road to the Worlds Waypoints Series, a three-year international 12 Metre (12mR) yacht competition starting in May of 2017 and culminating with the July 2019 12 Metre World Championship in Newport, R.I. Teams racing at specific Waypoints-designated events in Northern Europe, Southern Europe and the Americas by Barby MacGowan Posted today at 2:52 am Marion Bermuda Race to the Rock Marion Bermuda Race to the Rock Entry closes for the 40th anniversary and 21st biennial Marion Bermuda Race this Saturday, May 27, 2017 Entry closes for the 40th anniversary and 21st biennial Marion Bermuda Race this Saturday, May 27, 2017 and all information required on the entry forms must be completed by then. Entries now stand at 51 yachts. The start of this blue-water classic is June 9 from Marion, The race finishes in the midst of America’s Cup activity in Bermuda some four or five days later. by Talbot Wilson Posted today at 4:14 am Exciting competition at the Delta Lloyd Regatta Exciting competition at the Delta Lloyd Regatta Delta Lloyd Regatta starts on 23rd May in Medemblik, Netherlands, and it’s looking to be an exciting race this year. The 33rd edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta starts on Tuesday, 23rd May in Medemblik, the Netherlands, and it’s looking to be an exciting race this year. With the World Championship in sight, many Olympic sailors are ready for a new campaign. We’re also set to see several young talents training for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. by Delta Lloyd Regatta Posted today at 2:36 am Volvo Ocean Race to strengthen historic connection with Southern Ocean Volvo Ocean Race to strengthen historic connection with Southern Ocean The changes include a commitment to race activity in every calendar year and a proposed non-stop lap around Antarctica The race has launched a Host City tender process for three editions after the upcoming 2017-18 race – with a commitment to there being race activity of some kind in each and every calendar year. That marks a clear evolution from the current situation, which features a gap of over two years between races. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 22 May America's Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand back on the Great Sound America's Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand back on the Great Sound After being forced off the water for several days, Emirates Team New Zealand's AC50 returned to the Great Sound After being forced off the water for several days, Emirates Team New Zealand's AC50 returned to the Great Sound, today. As well as having her damage from the second day of Practice Session 5 repaired, several new features have been added. Certainly she looked impressive in the lighter winds that prevailed today. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 22 May America's Cup - Video from the Great Sound - May 21 America's Cup - Video from the Great Sound - May 21 Video coverage from Bermuda's Great Sound Video coverage from Day 2 of Practice Session 5 in Bermuda. The racing was marred by a serious collision involving Land Rover BAR and Emirates Team New Zealand - with the Kiwis getting a hole punched in the topside of their boat close to the water line, after they were rammed by the British Challenger. by MyislandhomeBDA Posted on 22 May World comes to Portsmouth for Clipper Yacht Race crew allocation World comes to Portsmouth for Clipper Yacht Race crew allocation Safety was the core of the opening message from both Sir Robin and Clipper Race Director Mark Light. Along the way, the fleet of twelve 70-foot yachts will cross six oceans and stop in ports in six continents. by Kathryn Foulkes / Clipper Ventures Posted on 22 May Antigua Bermuda Race - A thousand miles of emotions Antigua Bermuda Race - A thousand miles of emotions Over 200 sailors from nine different countries attended the Crew Party held at Copper and Lumber Store Hotel The Antigua Bermuda Race organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week is a new fixture in the offshore sailing calendar. Supported by Bermuda Tourism and Gosling's Rum. Well over 200 sailors from nine different countries attended the Crew Party held at the historic Copper and Lumber Store Hotel in Nelson's Dockyard by Louay Habib Posted on 22 May Keith Whittemore claims J/24 US National Championship Keith Whittemore claims J/24 US National Championship Of the nine races completed at the J/24 US National Championship, Keith Whittemore’s Tundra Rose won five of them. Of the nine races completed at the J/24 US National Championship, Keith Whittemore’s Tundra Rose won five of them. Four races were completed on Sunday, but after tallying a one, two, one in the first three, Whittemore and crew of Shelby Milne, Brian Thomas, Kevin Downey and Mark Rodgers could head for shore as Champions at their local Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle. by Julie and Christopher Howell Posted on 22 May Commanding Platoon wins Rolex Tp52 Worlds Commanding Platoon wins Rolex Tp52 Worlds The 2017 Rolex TP52 Worlds were won by Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon from Germany. The 2017 Rolex TP52 Worlds were won by Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon from Germany. In some respects, they made it look easy, never seeming to put a foot wrong and winning by a seven-point margin from Quantum Racing. This is not even half the story. by Quinag Communication Posted on 22 May Nocher clinches GoldCup Series opener with perfect start Nocher clinches GoldCup Series opener with perfect start Reigning KiteFoil GoldCup champion Maxime Nocher sealed victory in the year’s first event with a perfect final day Reigning KiteFoil GoldCup champion Maxime Nocher sealed victory in the year’s first event with a perfect final day, racking up four bullets from four races in light breezes that threatened to die at any moment. by IKA Posted on 22 May 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Final day 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Final day The second event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series leads Gian Luca Perego's Maidollis on top of the podium The second event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series goes off with a strong Ora wind around of 18 knots that leads Gian Luca Perego's Maidollis ITA854 (1-5-DNS today) on top of the podium of the event valid also as Melges 24 Italian Open Nationals hosted by Fraglia della Vela Riva in co-operation with the Italian Melges 24 Class Association and International Melges 24 Class Association. by Melges 24 Posted on 22 May OK Dinghy World Championship – 80 sailors from eight countries OK Dinghy World Championship – 80 sailors from eight countries OK Dinghy fleet is descending on the island for two weeks of great racing, great camaraderie and no doubt, a little rum. OK Dinghy fleet is descending on the island for two weeks of great racing, great camaraderie and no doubt, a little rum. by Robert Deaves Posted on 21 May KiteFoil GoldCup - Riders maintain focus despite testing conditions KiteFoil GoldCup - Riders maintain focus despite testing conditions That top-level kitefoil racing is first and foremost a psychological game almost goes without saying. That top-level kitefoil racing is first and foremost a psychological game almost goes without saying. But in the hothouse atmosphere of the KiteFoil GoldCup series’ opening exchanges the teasing wind—or absence of it—only underscored how those at the pinnacle are masters at maintaining their poise. by IKA Posted on 21 May Rolex TP52 World Championship – Day 5 action-shots by Nico Martinez Rolex TP52 World Championship – Day 5 action-shots by Nico Martinez Nico Martinez provided this gallery of action-shots from 2017 Rolex TP52 World Championship – Day 5. Nico Martinez provided this gallery of action-shots from 2017 Rolex TP52 World Championship – Day 5. by 52 Super Series Posted on 21 May Super steady Platoon win Rolex TP52 World Championship title Super steady Platoon win Rolex TP52 World Championship title Platoon crew got better of five-time title holders Quantum Racing during an exciting winner takes all final day showdown Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon crew got the better of the five-time title holders Quantum Racing during an exciting winner takes all final day showdown to win the Rolex TP52 World Championship title for the first time. Their seemingly unerring consistency across the challenging, hard-to-read conditions proved telling. by 52 Super Series Posted on 21 May 2017 J/24 US National Championship action-shots by Christopher Howell 2017 J/24 US National Championship action-shots by Christopher Howell Photographer Christopher Howell was on water at 2017 J/24 US National Championship and provided this gallery of images Photographer Christopher Howell was on water at 2017 J/24 US National Championship and provided this gallery of images from race three, four and five. by J/24 International Class Association Posted on 21 May Keith Whittemore grips slim advantage at J/24 US National Championship Keith Whittemore grips slim advantage at J/24 US National Championship Tundra Rose may not have started Day 2 of the J/24 US Nationals on a high note, but he sure ended on one…or two. Keith Whittemore’s Tundra Rose may not have started day two of the J/24 US National Championship on a high note, but he sure ended on one…or two. The Seattle-based skipper went into Saturday with a one-point advantage, but notched a 19 in the opening race. He then promptly added two bullets to now hold a two-point lead going into the last day of the Championship by Julie and Christopher Howell Posted on 21 May Podium finish for Azzurra in the Rolex TP52 World Championship Podium finish for Azzurra in the Rolex TP52 World Championship Fresh northwesterly 15-18 knot wind forecast for today didn’t fill in until after 2pm, allowing only one race to be run. Azzurra won big time on the last day for a well earned third overall. Platoon is the new world champion; the circuit’s next event will be in Porto Cervo. by Azzurra Posted on 20 May
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