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Noireaux and Zollet take the win in Baja Desert Showdown Noireaux and Zollet take the win in Baja Desert Showdown Kazuki Ishihara opens with a smooth ride down the line, Hiroshi Hashimoto finds one to work the inside section. Heat eight opens with Boujmaa Guilloul riding a small wall at the Punta, but it’s enough for him to show his expressive turns and aerials. Federico Morisio was speeding down the race track to the Chili Bowl to find big aerial sections. by IWT Posted today at 10:31 am Discussing the Storm Trysail Club’s Ted Hood Regatta with Clarke Smith Discussing the Storm Trysail Club’s Ted Hood Regatta with Clarke Smith I chatted with Clarke Smith, chairman for the 2017 Ted Hood Regatta, via email, to learn more about this exciting event. Given the late, great Ted Hood’s sterling reputation as both a sailor and innovator, it makes a lot of sense that the Storm Trysail Club’s Marblehead Station would create their inaugural Ted Hood Regatta (August 25-27), which will be held on the waters off of Marblehead, Massachusetts, in his honor. I corresponded with Clarke Smith, chairman for the 2017 Ted Hood Regatta, via email, to learn more. by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor Posted on 21 Aug Laser Radial World Championships – Day 2 Laser Radial World Championships – Day 2 Yesterday’s racing in difficult, light wind highlighted different sailors in each race, and the same applied today In the white fleet today, the most notable performance was that of Australia’s Mara Stransky. After a general recall, the white fleet started race three and Mirthe Akkerman (NED) shot out to the front by the first mark, where Stransky was around 10th. by Katie Olsen Posted today at 3:13 pm Marine Resources sponsor IBI Boat Builder Award for 2nd year running Marine Resources sponsor IBI Boat Builder Award for 2nd year running Marine Resources will once again sponsor the Apprenticeship and Training Scheme Award. Following the tremendous success of the 2016 IBI Boat Builder Awards, leading leisure marine and luxury yacht recruitment specialists Marine Resources will once again sponsor the Apprenticeship and Training Scheme Award. The winners will be announced on 15th November at the prestigious Awards Gala Dinner during the METSTRADE Show 2017 in the National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam. by Marine Resources Posted today at 2:07 pm Clipper Yacht Race – Day 2, Race 1 – Strong tides divide fleet Clipper Yacht Race – Day 2, Race 1 – Strong tides divide fleet Strong tides running North have divided the fleet tactically overnight, with the front of the pack heading close inshore The gap between first and last place has widened over the last 24 hours, with 68 nautical miles separating the teams and a group of four teams pulling away from the pack. At the top of the leader board is Unicef which has crept four nautical miles ahead of Visit Seattle this morning despite sitting in second place overnight. by The Clipper Race Posted today at 1:47 pm Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Building on success Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Building on success Pulses look set to race once again at the Mediterranean’s greatest festival of big boat competition. As usual, this year’s fleet will be grouped into classes depending upon several factors, including size, rating and racing capabilities. Within the smaller participating yachts, between 18.29 metres and 24.08 metres, the sub-division promotes close and fair racing under the prevailing handicap systems. by Quinag Posted today at 1:09 pm Joshua one-design yacht to be inaugurated in 2022 Golden Globe Race Joshua one-design yacht to be inaugurated in 2022 Golden Globe Race Knox-Johnston set out from Falmouth aboard Suhaili on June 14. Moitessier followed 79 days later in steel ketch Joshua The 2018 race, set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Knox-Johnston’s victory in his traditional 32ft yacht Suhaili, has attracted 27 sailors from 14 countries to compete in similar type yachts between 32-36ft in length. by Event Media Posted today at 12:33 pm Images from the Palermo-Montecarlo Race Images from the Palermo-Montecarlo Race Top international sailing photographer, Carlo Borlenghi was on the water to capture the Palermo-Montecarlo Race The XIII Palermo-Montecarlo Race, one of the most prestigious offshore races of the Mediterranean got underway yesterday. Top international sailing photographer, Carlo Borlenghi was on the water to capture the action. by Carlo Borlenghi Posted today at 11:56 am Top Gun caught in Rushour at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Top Gun caught in Rushour at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week With a nasty crack in the port hull and taking on water, they lowered sails, started the engine and headed for Hamilton The IRC Racing fleet led off, Peter Harburg’s Black Jack 100 in control of the small but potent division from the outset, and rolling starts every five minutes saw the remaining divisions set off on their scenic island course by Lisa Ratcliff / AHIRW Media Posted today at 11:53 am Geelong wins bid to host 2022 Fireballs World Championship Geelong wins bid to host 2022 Fireballs World Championship The two person ‘off the beach’ racing series has only been held in Australia six times since its inception in 1966 The Fireball is an exciting 14ft long two person dinghy. It is a class very well supported around the world and in Australia. The class association embraces involvement from female, male, matured aged and youth sailors. by RGYC Posted today at 11:07 am Six J Class line up for inaugural World Championship in Newport Six J Class line up for inaugural World Championship in Newport In the long and storied history of the J Class, Newport Rhode Island is a very special place. In the long and storied history of the J Class, Newport Rhode Island is a very special place. It was when the event moved from New York City to Narrangansett Bay for the 1930 regatta that the America's Cup was first raced for the very first time in J Class yachts. by J-Class Posted today at 10:10 am GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – Round 4 – Airton triumphs in Big-Air Feast GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – Round 4 – Airton triumphs in Big-Air Feast Some of the riders might have been hoping for a bit of a rest today after an action-packed conclusion to the main event The wind was blowing cross-offshore at the main beach so the decision was made to move the event across the peninsula to the lagoon next to the harbour where it was blowing cross-shore from the left and much more steadily. by Matt Pearce Posted today at 10:07 am First five early entries are in for 2018 Vic-Maui Int'l Yacht Race First five early entries are in for 2018 Vic-Maui Int'l Yacht Race There are three US boats, including one from California, and two Canadian boats. Three are in racing class There are three US boats, including one from California, and two Canadian boats. Three are in the racing class, and two are in the cruising class. by Vic-Mau Posted today at 8:13 am Secure your seat at the 2017 Rolex Big Boat Series Secure your seat at the 2017 Rolex Big Boat Series There’s an old adage that it’s best to have a comfortable seat when the music stops. There’s an old adage that it’s best to have a comfortable seat when the music stops. While nobody is overly concerned with creature comforts at an athletic competition, all teams wishing to secure their spot on the starting line of the Rolex Big Boat Series (September 14-17, 2017), hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club are kindly reminded that entry-deadline music officially stops on September 6, 2017. by St. Francis Yacht Club Posted today at 7:23 am J-class Worlds - Image gallery - Aboard Ranger for the Practice Race J-class Worlds - Image gallery - Aboard Ranger for the Practice Race Paul Todd, was aboard the J-class Ranger for the opening race in the inaugural J-class Worlds Top international photographer, Paul Todd, was aboard the J-class Ranger for the Practice Race in the inaugural J-class Worlds being held in Newport, RI - with Ranger's crew being peppered with Kiwi sailors. by Paul Todd Posted today at 7:11 am 2017 Palermo Montecarlo - Start in Palermo 2017 Palermo Montecarlo - Start in Palermo Studio Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from Palermo Montecarlo 2017. Studio Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from Palermo Montecarlo 2017. by Studio Borlenghi Posted today at 7:00 am JATO ignited as SuperFoiler prepares for take off (Pt I) JATO ignited as SuperFoiler prepares for take off (Pt I) When small military transports have to take off from impossibly short runways with a belly full of cargo When small military transports have to take off from impossibly short runways with a belly full of cargo akin to Mr. Creosote, they reach for the JATO bottles. Aircraft like C-7 Caribous and LC130 Hercules strap rockets, yes rockets, to the underside of their wings to gain valuable extra thrust, which surely helps keep the pilots' heart rates below the red line. by John Curnow Posted today at 4:45 am Laser Radial Worlds - Slovenia and Brazil lead after Day 1 in Holland Laser Radial Worlds - Slovenia and Brazil lead after Day 1 in Holland Two races were completed today in all three fleets, kicking off the Laser Radial World Championships in Holland. Two races were completed today in all three fleets, kicking off the Laser Radial World Championships in Holland. The morning brought glassy waters and postponements, but by early afternoon, the wind on the IJsselmeer built to about seven knots. by Katie Olsen Posted today at 2:10 am U23 Finn Worlds - 21 nations set to compete at Balatonfüred, Hungary U23 Finn Worlds - 21 nations set to compete at Balatonfüred, Hungary 2017 U23 Finn World Championship for Finn Silver Cup at Balatonfüred was officially declared open tonight in a ceremony The 2017 U23 Finn World Championship for the Finn Silver Cup at Balatonfüred was officially declared open tonight in a ceremony overlooking Lake Balaton. Over the coming week nearly 50 young sailors from 21 countries will be fighting to win the right to lift the Jorg Bruder Finn Silver Cup, a trophy gifted to the International Finn Association 13 years ago by the Brazilian Olympic Committee. by Robert Deaves Posted today at 1:42 am Challenge of the Nord Stream Race beckons for rookie offshore sailors Challenge of the Nord Stream Race beckons for rookie offshore sailors Some young, talented sailors are about to undergo one of the biggest challenges as they set sail in the 1,000nm race While all the competitors taking part in the race are expert sailors in some form of the sport, many of them are completely new to sailing out of sight of land and concentrating for hours and days at a time. by Andy Rice Posted on 21 Aug
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