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JJ Giltinan 18ft skiffs - LIVE Coverage of Race 3 On NOW JJ Giltinan 18ft skiffs - LIVE Coverage of Race 3 On NOW Catch the latest race of the JJ Giltinan Trophy for the 18ft Skiffs, sailed on Sydney harbour. Catch the latest race of the JJ Giltinan Trophy for the 18ft Skiffs, sailed on Sydney harbour. Great coverage from the very knowledgeable team on the Camera Cat, including commentary from Peter Shipway, Bob Killick and Andrew Buckland. by Sail-World.com Posted today at 3:41 am Les Voiles de St. Barth - VORs in the spotlight Les Voiles de St. Barth - VORs in the spotlight With curtain set to rise on Les Voiles de St. Barth in just over six weeks no fewer than 57 boats signed up for event With the curtain set to rise on the eighth edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth in just over six weeks (10 to 15 April, 2017), no fewer than 57 boats are already signed up for the event. Among these will be an impressive and rather unique fleet of Volvo Ocean Race boats, including both VOR 60s and VOR 70s. by Barby MacGowan Posted today at 3:05 am Unreal acts of seamanship Unreal acts of seamanship It was a pleasure to watch Kiwi Conrad Coleman cross the finish line to complete his Vendée Globe. It was a pleasure to watch Kiwi Conrad Coleman cross the finish line to complete his Vendée Globe. He lapped the planet without using any kind of fossil fuels; just wind and solar to power an array of instruments as well as the all important (and power hungry) auto-pilot. by Brian Hancock Posted today at 12:11 am Vendée Globe – Slow down, you move too fast Vendée Globe – Slow down, you move too fast The Dutch skipper has been forced to slow down to attempt to let the gales move away ahead of him in the Bay of Biscay. After the arrival of five skippers last week, there are now only two left at sea this morning: Pieter Heerema and Sébastien Destremau. The Dutch skipper has been forced to slow down to attempt to let the gales move away ahead of him in the Bay of Biscay. by Vendée Globe Posted on 27 Feb Vendée Globe – Why Pieter Heerema has to wait a little while longer Vendée Globe – Why Pieter Heerema has to wait a little while longer The Dutch skipper has less than 600 miles to go to reach Les Sables d’Olonne but is not likely to finish before Thursday The Dutch skipper has less than 600 miles to go to reach Les Sables d’Olonne, but is not likely to finish before Thursday, when he is expected to take seventeenth place by Vendée Globe Posted on 27 Feb 11 boats to race the first ever GC32 Championship 11 boats to race the first ever GC32 Championship Paul Kohlhoff, who represented Germany in the Nacra 17 catamaran at Rio 2016, is skippering SVB Team Germany Land Rover BAR Academy announced its squad for the 2017 season today. Like last year, the crew here is unusually being led by its bowman, in this case with former shorthanded offshore sailor, Rob Bunce, taking over from Neil Hunter, who has graduated up to the Land Rover BAR America’s Cup sailing team. by GC32 Racing Posted on 27 Feb RORC Caribbean 600 – A totally unique race RORC Caribbean 600 – A totally unique race Close to 900 sailors from 30 different nations competed in the ninth edition of the RORC's classic offshore race. The 2017 edition will be remembered for highly competitive racing throughout the fleet, with American yachts winning the major prizes. The race was affected by unusual weather conditions, with a low pressure system sending the wind direction spinning through 360º of the compass. by Louay Habib Posted on 27 Feb Land Rover BAR Academy with big ambitions in Extreme Sailing Series Land Rover BAR Academy with big ambitions in Extreme Sailing Series Land Rover BAR Academy today becomes the final team to join the line-up for the season opener in Muscat Land Rover BAR Academy today becomes the final team to join the line-up for the season opener in Muscat, as it launches its second campaign in the world's leading global Stadium Racing circuit. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 27 Feb Oman Air crew eye podium finish in inaugural GC32 Championship Oman Air crew eye podium finish in inaugural GC32 Championship Oman Air will kick start their 2017 season in style as top-class sailing teams from across the globe converge on Muscat A new-look Oman Air will aim to kick start their 2017 season in style as top-class sailing teams from across the globe converge on Muscat, Oman, for the first ever GC32 Championship this week. by Oman Sail Posted on 27 Feb JJ Giltinan 18fters - 'Magic' levers keep Yamaha competitive in Race 2 JJ Giltinan 18fters - 'Magic' levers keep Yamaha competitive in Race 2 Dave McDiarmid and the crew of Yamaha NZ had an end to end win in Sunday's Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy Dave McDiarmid and the crew of Yamaha NZ had an end to end win in Sunday's Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy sailed on Sydney harbour. In contrast to the rain-marred first race, the 26 boat fleet from Australia, New Zealand, and the USA raced under clear skies and a 16-20kt southerly wind. by Richard Gladwell | Michael Chittenden Posted on 27 Feb Quantum J/70 Midwinter Championship action-shots by Christopher Howell Quantum J/70 Midwinter Championship action-shots by Christopher Howell Christopher Howell was on water at Quantum J/70 Midwinter Championship 2017 and provided this gallery of images Photographer Christopher Howell was on water at Quantum J/70 Midwinter Championship 2017 and provided this gallery of images from Sunday action. by J/70 International Class Association Posted on 27 Feb Tim Healy's 'New England Ropes' lassos Quantum J/70 Midwinter Champs Tim Healy's 'New England Ropes' lassos Quantum J/70 Midwinter Champs Tim Healy’s New England Ropes tied up a two, one in final two contests to secure the Quantum J/70 Midwinter Championship Tim Healy’s New England Ropes tied up a two, one in the final two contests to secure the Quantum J/70 Midwinter Championship at Saint Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida. Able to drop a 16 from race one, the team of Healy, Nathan Housberg (bow), Alden Reid (trim) and Marcus Eagan (tactics) kept scores of four, four, seven, two, one for 18 net points and the victory. by Julie and Christopher Howell Posted on 27 Feb 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 – More start images by Tim Wright 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 – More start images by Tim Wright Tim Wright captured these stunning shots at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600. Tim Wright captured these stunning shots at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600 and along the course at St Barths, Barbuda and Redonda. by Tim Wright Posted on 26 Feb 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 start images by Tim Wright 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 start images by Tim Wright Tim Wright captured these stunning shots at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600. Tim Wright captured these stunning shots at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600 and along the course at St Barths, Barbuda and Redonda. by Tim Wright Posted on 26 Feb JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiff images from Race 2 in the fresh breeze JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiff images from Race 2 in the fresh breeze Michael Chittenden was riding on the Camera Cat for Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy for 18ft skiffs Michael Chittenden was riding on the Camera Cat for Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy for 18ft skiffs, and provided this image gallery for the day, in which Yamaha (NZ) took her second win from as many races in the seven race series. Today's race was sailed in a fresh offshore breeze, with yesterday's rain giving way to blue skies making for a magnificent day for skiff sailing. by Michael Chittenden Posted on 26 Feb 18ft skiffs - Yamaha has second win on Day 2 of JJ Giltinan Trophy 18ft skiffs - Yamaha has second win on Day 2 of JJ Giltinan Trophy NZ champion Yamaha team tightened the grip on the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship NZ champion Yamaha team tightened the grip on the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship with another stunning victory in today’s Race 2 of the championship on Sydney Harbour. With eyes set firmly on becoming the first New Zealand team to win the coveted crown on Sydney Harbour, David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins sailed another faultless race to win by 1m14s by Frank Quealey Posted on 26 Feb Clipper Round the World - Meet the 2017-18 crew - Greg Schey Clipper Round the World - Meet the 2017-18 crew - Greg Schey Greg Schey is well on road to achieving that dream, after completing third of four sail training levels this week “I’ve always wanted to sail around the world. Since I was knee high to a grasshopper, one thing that I’ve always said is that’s what I want to do.” Greg Schey, a 27-year-old doctor from Swansea, Wales, is well on the road to achieving that dream, after completing the third of four sail training levels this week ahead of setting off for full circumnavigation in the Clipper 2017-18 Race this summer. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 26 Feb Quantum J/70 Midwinter Championship action-shots by Christopher Howell Quantum J/70 Midwinter Championship action-shots by Christopher Howell Christopher Howell was on water at Quantum J/70 Midwinter Championship 2017 and provided this gallery of images Photographer Christopher Howell was on water at Quantum J/70 Midwinter Championship 2017 and provided this gallery of images from Saturday action. by J/70 International Class Association Posted on 26 Feb 18ft Skiffs - JJ Giltinan Trophy - Replay coverage - Race 2 18ft Skiffs - JJ Giltinan Trophy - Replay coverage - Race 2 Replay coverage of Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs from Sydney harbour - sailing in 15kts Replay coverage of Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs from Sydney harbour - sailing in 15kts by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 26 Feb Advantage to John Brim’s Rimette at Quantum J70 Midwinter Championship Advantage to John Brim’s Rimette at Quantum J70 Midwinter Championship Mother Nature provided brilliant blue skies but light and fluky breeze as racing got underway at Quantum J/70 Midwinters Mother Nature provided brilliant blue skies and summer-like temperatures, but light and fluky breeze as racing got underway Saturday at the Quantum J/70 Midwinter Championship hosted by Saint Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida. But John Brim’s Rimette didn’t seem to mind. He won the first two races, and added a nine, for 11 points and a healthy advantage over Will Welles’ Scamp in second (23 points) by Julie and Christopher Howell Posted on 26 Feb
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