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Pulling G’s with Beneteau – Pt I Pulling G’s with Beneteau – Pt I In a car, just the one G will have you straining at your seatbelt. In a car, just the one G will have you straining at your seatbelt. Over nine (+ve) in an aircraft, and without a G-suit, you will be unconscious. So at three G’s, and pulling no punches with them either, we not only enjoyed our opportunity to sit with Gianguido Girotti (G3), we got to learn a lot as well! by John Curnow Posted today at 3:43 am Five athletes added to US Sailing Team Roster Five athletes added to US Sailing Team Roster Steph Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) and Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) have been added in the women's 49erFX Chris Rast (Holland, Mich.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.) have been named in the men's 49er, and Haddon Hughes (Houston, Texas) has joined the team in the women's Laser Radial class. by US Sailing Posted today at 12:20 pm Rough going for Ida Lewis Distance Race fleet Rough going for Ida Lewis Distance Race fleet A forecast calling for storms to pass over course during night convinced seven of the original 40 entrants to drop out Of the remaining 33 teams, an additional ten were forced to retire due to damaged equipment or other problems incurred during multiple squalls that left memorable impressions and their calling cards of driving rain and winds gusting 40+ knots. by Barby MacGowan Posted today at 11:57 am Baja Desert Showdown – Day 3 Baja Desert Showdown – Day 3 The strong thermals continued to pulse through on Monday and coupled with the extreme low tides and dying swell Fresh off watching the pros in action the Amateurs were ready to take to the water themselves for round one. By 10:00am Russ Faurot and Casey Hauser showed the crew it was plenty windy with a quick session before heats got underway at 10:40am. by IWT Posted today at 11:31 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 3 Laser Radial World Championships – Day 3 In the yellow fleet, Marit Bouwmeester found the stronger conditions to her liking and repositioned herself at the front Off the start of race five, Viktorija Andrulyte (LTU) and Bouwmeester were launched at the pin. By the first mark, Andrulyte maintained her leading position, and Bouwmeester rounded in fourth behind Pia Kuhlmann (GER) and Evi Van Acker (BEL). by Katie Olsen Posted today at 4:32 pm Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 3, Race 1 – Tackling the Bay of Biscay Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 3, Race 1 – Tackling the Bay of Biscay As the fleet makes steady progress south past the UK and towards Northern France, Skippers focus on the next challenge Ahead of the fleet, the weather is changing somewhat. A new low moving southeast across the race track should reach the Portuguese coast by the weekend. Whilst it does not look particularly strong, it will provide several tactical options for the twelve teams. by The Clipper Race Posted today at 2:38 pm 470 Class Japan National Championships –Day 6– Nippon Boys keep podium 470 Class Japan National Championships –Day 6– Nippon Boys keep podium Last day, only Medal Race was sailed. Many sailors who did not proceed to the Medal Race went out on the spectator boats Many support to the Nippon Boys who are narrowly in front of Belcher/Ryan, the current world champion. On a hot summer day at Enoshima, gentle seabreeze started as usual, however, it did not increase, and the Medal Race started at 13:45 after some waiting on shore. by Aiko Saito Posted today at 1:28 pm J-Class Worlds – Day 1 shots by Carlo Borlenghi J-Class Worlds – Day 1 shots by Carlo Borlenghi Carlo Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from J-Class World Championship 2017 – Day 1 Carlo Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from J-Class World Championship 2017 – Day 1 by Carlo Borlenghi Posted today at 6:42 am Nice points jump for Facundo Olezza after U23 Finn Worlds opener Nice points jump for Facundo Olezza after U23 Finn Worlds opener Facundo Olezza, from Argentina, made some sense of the chaotic wind conditions on the first day The only young sailor at the U23 Finn World Championship in Balatonfured with Olympic experience, Facundo Olezza, from Argentina, made some sense of the chaotic wind conditions on the first day to build a 13 point margin after three very tricky races were sailed. by Robert Deaves Posted today at 6:14 am J-Class Worlds - Day 1 action-shots by Ingrid Abery J-Class Worlds - Day 1 action-shots by Ingrid Abery Ingrid Abery was on water at 2017 J-Class World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 1's action. Top international photographer Ingrid Abery was on water at 2017 J-Class World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 1's action. by Ingrid Abery Posted today at 5:17 am 470 Class Japan Nationals Day 5 - Close battle continue for Medal Race 470 Class Japan Nationals Day 5 - Close battle continue for Medal Race Finally, Enoshima Sea breeze arrived with large waves. Everyone enjoyed three races in REAL Enoshima summer condition. Finally, Enoshima Sea breeze has arrived with large waves. At 11:00, there was already 10 kt south wind, and it gradually increased. Everyone enjoyed three races in REAL Enoshima summer condition. by Aiko Saito Posted today at 4:48 am Laser Radial Worlds - Young Australian talent makes big move on Day 2 Laser Radial Worlds - Young Australian talent makes big move on Day 2 Yesterday’s racing in difficult, light wind highlighted different sailors in each race, and the same applied today The second day of Laser Radial World Championships brought sun and 6-8 knots of breeze for all three fleets. 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 on 22 Aug 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 on 22 Aug 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 on 22 Aug 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 on 22 Aug 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 on 22 Aug 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 on 22 Aug 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 on 22 Aug 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 on 22 Aug
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