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Spectacular new self-catering villas in Vassiliki Spectacular new self-catering villas in Vassiliki Now Wildwind not only provide top spec equipment but can also offer luxury villa accommodation. Now Wildwind not only provide top spec equipment, highly experienced RYA qualified instructors and a location with one of the most reliable wind patterns in the sailing world, but can also offer luxury villa accommodation. by Wildwind Posted today at 3:51 pm Invisible Hand In inshore mode – Images by Erik Simonson Invisible Hand In inshore mode – Images by Erik Simonson Invisible Hand In inshore mode – Images by Erik Simonson Invisible Hand In inshore mode – Images by Erik Simonson by Erik Simonson Posted today at 11:31 am Vendee Globe - Foresight Natural Energy Day 109 - Ancient Homer Vendee Globe - Foresight Natural Energy Day 109 - Ancient Homer The wind has died. The one proud mainsail drags lazily back and forth across the cabin top. The wind has died. The one proud mainsail drags lazily back and forth across the cabin top. Even the rippling laughter of the wake down the side of the hull has dulled as Foresight Natural Energy lethargically crawls across the dark disk of the horizon. The bright orange jib is the only flash of colour in a quiet world where a dull lead coloured sea lolls under a pewter sky. by Conrad Colman Posted today at 4:36 am RORC Caribbean 600 – Epic win for Bella Mente RORC Caribbean 600 – Epic win for Bella Mente Bella Mente counted 85 sail changes and at one point, both yachts were way-over canvassed, smoking along at 30 knots The lead in the Maxi72s changed hands on seven occasions during the race. Bella Mente counted 85 sail changes and at one point, both yachts were way-over canvassed, smoking along at 30 knots in a gigantic squall. by Louay Habib Posted today at 5:14 pm The 10 most impactful youngsters in Volvo Ocean Race history The 10 most impactful youngsters in Volvo Ocean Race history Age is just a number, right? Well, yes – according to some of the sailors who've tackled the world's toughest ocean test Age is just a number, right? Well, yes – according to some of the sailors who've tackled the world's toughest ocean test. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted today at 4:50 pm Vendée Globe – Vendee2020Vision – Six best solo sailors selected Vendée Globe – Vendee2020Vision – Six best solo sailors selected Vendée2020Vision helped with the coaching and development of a 10-strong squad of Britain’s top aspirant solo skippers. While in Les Sables d’Olonne competitors continue to stream across the finish line after three and a half months at sea, in Southampton work continues to train up British sailing talent to give them the best chance of competing in the Vendée Globe in four year’s time. by Whitecap / Vendee2020Vision Posted today at 1:15 pm Extreme Sailing Series– ENGIE and Team Tilt to take wildcard challenge Extreme Sailing Series– ENGIE and Team Tilt to take wildcard challenge Headed up by highly experienced offshore sailor, Sebastien Rogues, ENGIE come with valuable experience in the GC32 Following their participation in the inaugural GC32 Championship - also being staged in Muscat - the GC32 Racing Tour teams ENGIE and Team Tilt will compete in the Extreme Sailing Series season opener in Oman in less than two weeks' time. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted today at 11:57 am Vendée Globe – Didac Costa takes 14th place Vendée Globe – Didac Costa takes 14th place The tenacious, driven Costa succeeded with one of the smallest budgets of 29 skippers who started race on November 6th. The tenacious, driven Costa has succeeded with one of the smallest budgets of the 29 skippers who started the race on November 6th. by Vendée Globe Posted today at 9:36 am CCA welcomes America's fastest non-stop solo circumnavigator CCA welcomes America's fastest non-stop solo circumnavigator The CCA is particularly proud of member Rich Wilson’s accomplishment in the just completed Vendée Globe race The Cruising Club of America is particularly proud of member Rich Wilson’s (Marblehead, Mass.) accomplishment in the just completed Vendée Globe race. Sailing solo for nearly 27,500 miles aboard Great American IV, Wilson finished the planet-rounding competition in just over 107 days, returning to the west coast of France on Tuesday February 21, 2017 after having started there on November 6, 2016. by Barby MacGowan Posted today at 3:44 am RS Aeros at the Frigid Digit Regatta, Seattle, USA RS Aeros at the Frigid Digit Regatta, Seattle, USA This year the event featured Lasers, Opti's and RS Aeros hosted by the Seattle Laser Fleet, Seattle's Frigid Digit regatta started as the major midwinter Laser event back 1974. This year the event featured Lasers, Opti's and RS Aeros hosted by the Seattle Laser Fleet, Corinthian YC and West Coast Sailing. by Derek Bottles Posted today at 2:51 am RORC Caribbean 600 - Rambler 88 takes Monohull Line Honours RORC Caribbean 600 - Rambler 88 takes Monohull Line Honours George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Wednesday 22 February 2017 George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Wednesday 22 February 2017 at 11 hrs 56 mins 17 secs AST taking Monohull Line Honours. by Louay Habib Posted today at 1:14 am America's Cup - Artemis Racing launches their AC50 in Bermuda America's Cup - Artemis Racing launches their AC50 in Bermuda Artemis Racing's new race yacht, “Magic Blue”, was christened today by Torbjörn Törnqvist's wife, Natalia, at a special Artemis Racing's new race yacht, “Magic Blue”, was christened today by Torbjörn Törnqvist's wife, Natalia, at a special celebration in Bermuda. The launch sees the culmination of more than three years of intense design and development work, which began almost immediately after the finish of the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco. by Artemis Racing and Sail-World Posted on 22 Feb Vendee Globe - Colman progressing in right direction - speaks to BBC Vendee Globe - Colman progressing in right direction - speaks to BBC Conrad Colman's pace has not increased substantially in the last 12 hours, his direction has become more direct. Although Kiwi solo sailor Conrad Colman's pace has not increased substantially in the last 12 hours, his direction has become much more direct. After a frustrating passage through an area of light winds, Colman is now heading for a weather system which should allow him to hook in a wind system that will take him to the finish. He spoke to BBC's Radio 4 today: by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 22 Feb Vendée Globe – Costa to cross Thursday morning for 14th Vendée Globe – Costa to cross Thursday morning for 14th Progress has remained painfully slow for Kiwi skipper Conrad Colman today as he sails into a wide high pressure ridge Progress has remained painfully slow for Kiwi skipper Conrad Colman today as he sails into a wide high pressure ridge which stands between him and the favourable westerly breezes which should finally allow the jury rigged Foresight Natural Energy to sail more directly towards the French coast and the finish line by Vendée Globe Posted on 22 Feb Sanya awarded Youth Sailing World Championships Sanya awarded Youth Sailing World Championships World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport is pleased to announce that Sanya, China will host the 2017 edition The 2017 selection process opened in November 2016 after the Israeli Sailing Association exercised the right to withdraw from hosting the 2017 edition as a final contract had not been concluded. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted on 22 Feb RORC Caribbean 600 – Day 3 – Phaedo3 takes multihull line honours RORC Caribbean 600 – Day 3 – Phaedo3 takes multihull line honours While the multihull race record was not broken this year Phaedo3 and Maserati had an incredible 600 mile high-speed duel Phaedo3 held on to win the battle of the trimarans, just 12 minutes ahead of Giovanni Soldini's Italian MOD70, Maserati. The high-speed battle saw the lead change hands at least four times during the race. by Louay Habib Posted on 22 Feb Volvo Ocean Race – Pablo Arrarte joins MAPFRE as watch captain Volvo Ocean Race – Pablo Arrarte joins MAPFRE as watch captain With just 242 days to go until the start of the 2017-18 edition on October 22, preparations are already well underway. Arrarte, who raced onboard Brunel in 2014-15, will also assume the role of deputy to Olympic gold medallist Xabi Fernández, who was named as skipper on Friday. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 22 Feb Maserati Multi70 finishes a close second in RORC Caribbean 600 Maserati Multi70 finishes a close second in RORC Caribbean 600 Soldini and his seven-man crew brought Maserati Multi70 across the finish line off Charlotte Point in Antigua. Soldini and his seven-man international crew brought Maserati Multi70 across the finish line off Charlotte Point in Antigua. by studio-imagina.it Posted on 22 Feb Red Bull Sailing Team returns to the Extreme Sailing Series Red Bull Sailing Team returns to the Extreme Sailing Series The team will have eight Acts to out-sail the world's best in what looks to be the most competitive season yet. The team will have eight Acts to out-sail the world's best in what looks to be the most competitive season yet. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 22 Feb New Zealand's influence at JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship New Zealand's influence at JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship Can the Yamaha 18ft Skiff team become the first NZers to win the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour? Can the Yamaha 18ft Skiff team of David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins become the first New Zealand team in the 79-year history to win the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour? The team came within one point of the 2016 winner, Smeg, and are determined to go that one better this year. by Frank Quealey Posted on 22 Feb
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