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World Cup Series in Hyères – Racing needs to be fast, not the food World Cup Series in Hyères – Racing needs to be fast, not the food Spanish sisters, Carla and Marta Munté Carrasco, sail together in the 49erFX and know they have a problem. Many sailors will be brimming with confidence after browsing the weather forecast and will be striving for gold in Hyères. But it is a team small in stature that know exactly where they stand in terms of performance that intrigues. by Richard Aspland - World Sailing Posted on 24 Apr New addition to North Sail for Volvo Ocean 65 racing machines New addition to North Sail for Volvo Ocean 65 racing machines Their sails have powered eight out of nine Volvo Ocean Race winners since 1989-90, with Steinlager 2. Instead of assembling cloth panels into a particular sail shape, the Volvo Ocean Race sails are composites. This means that 3Di material 'tapes' are laid in a specific arrangement, offering stable structure to the sail where it is needed most. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 24 Apr Masters Games - Paralympians perform well against Rockstars Masters Games - Paralympians perform well against Rockstars Chris Sharp’s green machine is becoming well known on the sailing course at the World Masters Games Chris Sharp’s green machine is becoming well known on the sailing course at the World Masters Games, largely because it’s finishing ahead of most of his rivals. What makes that extraordinary is that Sharp is a paraplegic after a motorbike accident seven years ago. The 59-year-old is sitting eighth of 30 competitors in the single-handed Weta class after two days of racing by Yachting New Zealand Posted on 24 Apr Experience is key as Team Oman Air prepare for Extreme Sailing Series Experience is key as Team Oman Air prepare for Extreme Sailing Series Team Oman Air skipper Phil Robertson says his crew's unrivalled experience could prove vital to victory in second round Known worldwide for hosting sailing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Qingdao is notorious for its ability to catch crews off guard with a fickle breeze that can go from next to nothing to gale force in a matter of minutes. by Oman Sail Posted on 24 Apr 35th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting – Highlights and short analysis 35th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting – Highlights and short analysis One week after the world’s largest regatta of a single class, it is time for a short analysis of the event The USA, led by Stephan Baker, stood out in the gold fleet and in the junior top 30 with Peter Foley (16th) and Daven Subbiah (23rd); in the cadet division great fourth place for Freddie Parkin - a long, challenging, but surely unprecedentedly successful sailing trip. by Fraglia Vela Riva Posted on 24 Apr FAST40+ Spring Regatta - Preview FAST40+ Spring Regatta - Preview The second event in a busy FAST40+ season will be the FAST40+ Spring Regatta, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. The second event in a busy FAST40+ season will be the FAST40+ Spring Regatta, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. FAST40+ Race Director, Stuart Childerley, sets the scene for the event. by FAST40+ Race Circuit Posted on 24 Apr America's Cup - Practising in Bermuda's Great Sound - April 23 - Video America's Cup - Practising in Bermuda's Great Sound - April 23 - Video Emirates Team New Zealand had their first solid day of training on Bermuda's Great Sound on April 23, 2017 Emirates Team NZ had their first solid day of training on Bermuda's Great Sound on April 23, 2017. Winds during the session were averaging 10kts gusting 15kts. As with the other video it is impossible to gauge boat speed, or form an accurate impression of relative speed. However the infrequency of splash down is apparent, as is the very slick gybing and tacking while remaining foil borne. by Sail-World.com NZ and MyislandhomeBDA Posted on 24 Apr Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race crew Zuzana Vybiralova Meet the Clipper 2017-18 Race crew Zuzana Vybiralova A first for Clipper Race, Zuzana Vybiralova will make history this year as first Czech Republican to take part in race A first for the Clipper Race, crew member Zuzana Vybiralova will make history this year as the first Czech Republican to take part in the race in eleven editions. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 24 Apr Melges 24 European Sailing Series - And the winners are… Melges 24 European Sailing Series - And the winners are… Maximum number of races sailed in almost perfect conditions was a result of three-day Portoroz Melges 24 Regatta Maximum number of races sailed in almost perfect conditions was a result of three-day Portoroz Melges 24 Regatta - the season opener both for the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series and Melges 24 Italian Sailing Series. Andrea Racchelli and his team on Altea ITA722, the winner of the 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series, were showing their superiority since the beginning of the regatta by Melges 24 Posted on 24 Apr Champions crowned after tricky finale at Sperry Charleston Race Week Champions crowned after tricky finale at Sperry Charleston Race Week Charleston is known for its reliable spring seabreeze, but the Holy City’s coast outdid itself this year Charleston is known for its reliable spring seabreeze, but the Holy City’s coast outdid itself this year during the 22nd edition of Sperry Charleston Race Week. It wasn’t just the three race days either; from the first team’s arrival for practice more than a week earlier until the lengthy awards ceremony on Sunday night, reliable southerly winds buffeted the region, ensuring maximum racing by Charleston Race Week Posted on 24 Apr She’s still here with us, and now we can be there for her She’s still here with us, and now we can be there for her Of the many endearing qualities in Lisa Blair, the most paramount is her effervescence. Of the many endearing qualities in Lisa Blair, the most paramount is her effervescence. Yet it is what lies behind that which could be her most incredible characteristic. Sometimes you can almost overlook her steely determination, but not for long when you start talking with her. Catching up with her live from Cape Town surely was a vivid reminder of not only what this sailor can accomplish... by John Curnow Posted on 24 Apr Masters Games - Slater off to a flying start on Day 1 Masters Games - Slater off to a flying start on Day 1 Dan Slater, who competed in three Olympic Games, had a perfect start to the 2017 Masters Games Dan Slater, who competed in three Olympic Games, had a perfect start to the 2017 Masters Games with two first-placed finishes in today’s two races in the Laser fleet. It has been more than four years since Slater finished top-level racing following the London Olympics and it’s fair to say he let standards slip. by Yachting NZ Posted on 23 Apr America's Cup - Tech Tuesday - Why AC50's sail bow down - Video America's Cup - Tech Tuesday - Why AC50's sail bow down - Video OTUSA tactician Tom Slingsby (AUS) explains why the AC50's sail with bow down trim Why do the America's Cup Class catamarans sail with bow down trim? It's a common question. Helmsman and Tactician Tom Slingsby? provides a detailed answer in this #TechTuesday feature. by Oracle Team USA Posted on 23 Apr Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 2 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 2 On second day of Melges 24 European Sailing Series first regatta sailors would have wished some wind to go to sailing Who would wish more than sunshine and the blue sky from the nice spring morning? Here in Portoroz, Slovenia on the second day of the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series first regatta the sailors would have wished some wind to go to sailing, but instead AP was hoisted by PRO Bojan Gale until breeze came around midday. by Melges 24 Posted on 23 Apr Wild Day 2 at Sperry Charleston Race Week Wild Day 2 at Sperry Charleston Race Week For a second day, Charleston Harbor and open ocean just offshore provided near-perfect conditions for over 200 teams For a second straight day, Charleston Harbor and the open ocean just offshore provided near-perfect conditions for over 200 competing teams at Sperry Charleston Race Week 2017. Boats across all six courses faced brisk southerly winds of 15-20 knots, while the offshore boats saw five-foot waves and big gusts on the second day of the biggest multiclass keelboat regatta in the Americas. by Charleston Race Week Posted on 23 Apr America's Cup - Touchdown and take-off for Emirates Team NZ in Bermuda America's Cup - Touchdown and take-off for Emirates Team NZ in Bermuda Today the team's America’s Cup Class race boat was out sailing on Bermuda's Great Sound for the first time It is just over three weeks since Emirates Team New Zealand was sailing in New Zealand, and today the teams America’s Cup Class race boat was out sailing on Bermuda's Great Sound for the first time under inquisitive gaze of an armada of competitors' chase boats getting a first hand glimpse of the kiwi boat by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted on 23 Apr America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ has first sail in Bermuda + Video America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ has first sail in Bermuda + Video Emirates Team NZ has just completed for their first sail in Bermuda, in preparation for the racing phase of AC35 Emirates Team New Zealand has just completed for their first sail in Bermuda, in preparation for the racing phase of the 2017 America's Cup campaign. The team, the last to arrive in Bermuda, returned to their base in the Royal Dockyard around 7.15pm local time (1015am NZT). by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 22 Apr America's Cup - Images from Practice Race Session 2 in Bermuda. America's Cup - Images from Practice Race Session 2 in Bermuda. Images have just been posted by America's Cup organisers of the second Practice Session conducted between April 6-7. Images have just been posted by America's Cup organisers of the second Practice Session conducted in Bermuda between April 6-7. Images are not available from the third session which finished on April 12. The next Practice Session is a five day one beginning on April 24 to April 28. by Austin Wong/ACEA and Sail-World.comNZ Posted on 22 Apr The Vendée Globe skippers hosted at the Elysée Palace The Vendée Globe skippers hosted at the Elysée Palace The Elysée Palace yesterday hosted a grand ceremony where the Head of State honoured the heroes of offshore racing. The Elysée Palace yesterday hosted a grand ceremony where the Head of State honoured the heroes of offshore racing. Twenty-three of the twenty-nine Vendée Globe skippers attended the event, gathering around winner Armel Le Cléac’h, appointed Knight of the Legion of Honour. by Vendee Globe Posted on 22 Apr Boat International partners with NZ Millennium Cup 2018 Boat International partners with NZ Millennium Cup 2018 Boat International partners with NZ Millennium Cup 2018 to celebrate superyacht regatta’s tenth anniversary Boat International Media, the global authority on superyachts and the luxury lifestyle that goes with them, has today announced that it will be partnering with the NZ Millennium Cup superyacht regatta, to be held in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands in January 2018. by Boat International Posted on 22 Apr
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