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Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 6 Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 6 With a second place finish in first race behind Rafael De La Hoz Tuells, Papadimitriou moved into a tie for first place Dimitris Papadimitriou of Greece, who was not ranked in the top 10 heading in to the Final Series, began pulling himself to the front with a third and fourth yesterday in gold fleet, and another incredible performance in today’s racing. by Katie Olsen Posted today at 5:22 pm Iranian finn sailor aims to make history at Tokyo 2020 Iranian finn sailor aims to make history at Tokyo 2020 He first stepped into a Finn in 2015 and took part in the Rio 2016 continental qualifier, with assistance from the FIDeS Ahmad Ahmadi is aiming to become the first Iranian sailor to compete at the Olympic Games. He opens his campaign at the 2017 Finn Gold Cup next month at Balatonfoldvar in Hungary and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help fund his Olympic dream and give him the best possible chances of success in Tokyo. by Robert Deaves Posted today at 2:02 pm Young prepared for tight battle at Laser Radial World Championship Young prepared for tight battle at Laser Radial World Championship The 30-year-old became the first British woman to win a World Championship in a solo Olympic dinghy class in Vallarta While Young says being defending champion has given extra impetus to this edition’s build-up, she knows it will count for little when she takes to the startline alongside 99 rivals from 41 nations when competition starts on the IJsselmeer next week by Anisha Walkerley / RYA Posted today at 1:40 pm 29er Hong Kong Open – Notice of race released 29er Hong Kong Open – Notice of race released With competitors due to start unloading containers of 29ers from the 21 December, a great turn out is expected With mild winter conditions of warm sea and air temperatures, great breeze and boasting some of the best race tracks available anywhere, all eyes will be on the world’s best 29er sailors competing here in Hong Kong by RHKYC Media Posted today at 12:57 pm Tasar World Championship in Gamagori Tasar World Championship in Gamagori As Libby said after the first race day of three races and five hours on the water, it was one of their toughest days The five race day event saw the outstanding North American crew from Seattle YC, former gold and bronze medal Olympians in the Flying Dutchman and 49’er Classes, Jonathan and Libby Johnson McKee, take out their fourth World Tasar Title by Jenny Sorensen Posted today at 11:56 am A Pacific Yankee Doodle Dandy opening day at Melges 20 Nationals A Pacific Yankee Doodle Dandy opening day at Melges 20 Nationals On a traditional sunny, summer day, Newport is known for giving sailors a headfake with a weak On a traditional sunny, summer day, Newport is known for giving sailors a headfake with a weak, northerly, morning breeze, only to have that fade into a solid, southwest seabreeze. Knowing the conditions well and despite the solid northerly morning gradient, PRO Anderson Reggio wisely postponed the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship fleet, and settled on a 2 o'clock by Melges 20 Posted today at 4:11 am Admiral’s Cup Regatta will span the generations Admiral’s Cup Regatta will span the generations Excitement in the yachting community surrounding the Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta has spread to all corners Excitement in the yachting community surrounding the Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta has spread to all corners of the sailing world. News of the event, to be held in Sydney this December, has also inspired some remarkable reunions. by David Salter Posted today at 3:25 am Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 5 Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 5 The fleets were divided into Gold and Silver fleets, with additional Bronze and Emerald fleets for the boys Under gray skies and rain, the breeze built from 10 knots for the first race up around 15 knots for the second – the heaviest wind seen at the event thus far. by Katie Olsen Posted on 17 Aug OK Dinghy World No.1 for the third time for Greg Wilcox OK Dinghy World No.1 for the third time for Greg Wilcox Greg has returned to the top of the OK Dinghy World Ranking list for the third time since the World Ranking was created Tomasz Gaj and Pawel Pawlaczyk from Poland record career bests in second and third, as does fourth placed Henrik Kofoed. The August release includes 488 sailors, 56 of whom sailed their first ranking event in 2017. The Wiorld Ranking list, and the numbers sailing OK Dinghy, keeps getting bigger. by Robert Deaves Posted on 17 Aug 41st Annual Wooden Boat Festival - Overall report 41st Annual Wooden Boat Festival - Overall report Tall ships and everything in between—North America’s largest wooden boat festival celebrates its 41st year Tall ships, paddleboards, kayaks, tugboats, and everything in between—North America’s largest wooden boat festival celebrates its 41st year on September 8–10, 2017. Demonstrations, presentations, plays, music, dancing, and great food—this is a weekend of fun for all ages by Anika Colvin Posted on 17 Aug 2017 U.S. National Championship - Newport Pow Wow 2017 U.S. National Championship - Newport Pow Wow Summer sailing and racing in Newport is at its seasonal high point and smack dab in the middle of it all Summer sailing and racing in Newport is at its seasonal high point and smack dab in the middle of it all, is the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport happening on August 17-19. Three days of competitive sailing will take place under the careful management of PRO Anderson Reggio and his legion of local sailing and race committee volunteers. by Melges 20 Posted on 17 Aug 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships - Day 4 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships - Day 4 Three races were completed today in each fleet, concluding the qualifying series for the 2017 Laser Radial Youth Worlds Three races were completed today in each fleet, concluding the qualifying series for the 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships in Holland. by Katie Olsen Posted on 17 Aug Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup - Racing postponed for Day 3 Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup - Racing postponed for Day 3 As forecast, winds in excess of 30 knots off the Old Head of Kinsale forced the abandonment of the programme for Day 3 As forecast, winds in excess of 30 knots off the Old Head of Kinsale forced the abandonment of the programme for Day 3 of the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club, Ireland. by Half-Ton Class Association Posted on 17 Aug Step two for Kialoa II Step two for Kialoa II Kialoa II has completed the Rolex Fastnet Race and will soon hoist sails and head to Sydney, Australia Kialoa II has completed the Rolex Fastnet Race and will soon hoist sails and head to Sydney, Australia, and the second major goal for the owners Patrick and Keith Broughton, the Rolex Sydney Hobart starting from Sydney Harbour on December 26, 2017. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 17 Aug MAPFRE set the Volvo Ocean Race bar with overall Leg Zero victory MAPFRE set the Volvo Ocean Race bar with overall Leg Zero victory Newer teams know they have more work to do, but there are still plenty of positives to take from the progress they made Charlie Enright’s Vestas 11th Hour Racing became the third team to grab a victory from four stages in Leg Zero – a series of pre-race qualifying stages for the next edition of the round-the-world race – as they sneaked ahead of MAPFRE in the early hours of Wednesday morning. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 16 Aug Young British Finn squad head to U23 Finn World Championship Young British Finn squad head to U23 Finn World Championship Two years ago the British Finn class recognised that many of the young sailors in the class could benefit from training The squad of six, under the guidance of coach James Hadden, a former British Sailing Team member, have made significant improvements. by Robert Deaves Posted on 16 Aug Volvo Ocean Race – MAPFRE seal overall Leg Zero victory Volvo Ocean Race – MAPFRE seal overall Leg Zero victory ast-improving Vestas 11th Hour Racing took the stage win with the shortest Distance to Finish at 0430 UTC. The decision to call a halt to the racing came late on Tuesday night as the stage had become a drifting contest, with the teams making a series of expensive gybes in a bid to find some wind, and latest ETAs predicting that the boats would not reach Lisbon until well into Thursday. by Kevin Fylan Posted on 16 Aug Volvo Ocean Race – What the skippers say Volvo Ocean Race – What the skippers say What a start to 2017-18 Leg Zero has given us! It's been exciting, intense, frustrating – and a great form guide We had an email a couple of hours ago from Race Control saying that the forecast was no wind at all and they decided to shorten the race which I think is a good decision because this Leg Zero was already becoming quite long and we are looking forward to finish and have a good rest. by Jonno Turner / Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 16 Aug Waukegan to host 2018 USSCA North American Championships Waukegan to host 2018 USSCA North American Championships Lake Bluff Yacht Club will host the 2018 North American Championships July 30th through August 4th, 2018. Lake Bluff Yacht Club will host the 2018 North American Championships July 30th through August 4th, 2018. by Sunfish Class Posted on 16 Aug Seventh race sees Swuzzlebubble edge ahead at Half Ton Classics Cup Seventh race sees Swuzzlebubble edge ahead at Half Ton Classics Cup In a clear statement of intent for remainder of the regatta, Phil Plumtree’s Swuzzlebubble found form on the second day In a clear statement of intent for the remainder of the regatta, Phil Plumtree’s Swuzzlebubble found form on the second day of racing at the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale with two wins and two second places during a long day afloat sailed in ideal conditions. by Half-Ton Class Association Posted on 16 Aug
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