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Newport MetreFest celebrates International Rule sailing yachts Newport MetreFest celebrates International Rule sailing yachts MetreFest has the distinction of being the first North American regatta of the ITMA Road to the Worlds Waypoints Series From the sprightly single-handed 2.4mRs at just over 13 feet long to the majestic 12mRs ranging from 64-70 feet in length raced by crews of 17 sailors—these former and present-day Olympic and America’s Cup development classes will hold center stage at New York Yacht Club’s 163rd Annual Regatta by Barby MacGowan Posted today at 3:49 pm America's Cup - Oracle Team USA's Grant Simmer on 'Teams' America's Cup - Oracle Team USA's Grant Simmer on 'Teams' Grant Simmer (AUS) is probably the most experienced America's Cup sailor and team member in Bermuda Grant Simmer (AUS) is probably the most experienced America's Cup sailor and team member in Bermuda for the 35th America's Cup. His long career started in 1983 when he was navigator aboard Australia II, he won again in a team management role in Alinghi (SUI) and joined Oracle Team USA just after the team nosedived and all but destroyed their first AC72 in October 2012. by Richard Gladwell and Oracle Team USA Posted today at 2:34 pm Argentario Sailing Week and Panerai Classic Challenge – 4 weeks to go Argentario Sailing Week and Panerai Classic Challenge – 4 weeks to go In 2017, yachts will be racing for one day more than compared to past editions, for a total of four days. In 2017, yachts will be racing for one day more than compared to past editions, for a total of four days. A novelty that will allow crews to enjoy the hospitality of the Argentario and Porto Santo Stefano to the fullest and offer sailing enthusiasts the opportunity of retracing 115 years of sailing history while strolling down the docks. by Tessa Wiechmann Posted today at 3:11 pm See how your smart phone can help save your life See how your smart phone can help save your life OLAS, the man overboard location alert app from Exposure Lights is available on Android as well as through App Store. OLAS, the man overboard location alert app from Exposure Lights is now available on Android as well as through the App Store. by Exposure Lights Posted today at 1:37 pm Setsail Back Sea Int Regatta – Two intense days of competition Setsail Back Sea Int Regatta – Two intense days of competition Excellent wind conditions powered three inshore races demanding both sailing skills and the challenging offshore race. Excellent wind conditions, 10-25 knots, powered the three inshore races demanding both strategy and sailing skills and the challenging offshore race. by Icarus Sports Posted today at 1:25 pm RORC Myth of Malham Race – Rambler 88 joins 140 yacht fleet RORC Myth of Malham Race – Rambler 88 joins 140 yacht fleet In essence the first 130 miles of the race mirrors the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race. In essence the first 130 miles of the race mirrors the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race, with tactical and strategic decisions to be made along the tidal headlands of the south coast of England. by Louay Habib Posted today at 12:58 pm Ludde Ingvall’s European tour with super maxi CQS Ludde Ingvall’s European tour with super maxi CQS While in the Finnish capital, where the skipper grew up, CQS will contest the Alandia Surrsaari Race. While in the Finnish capital, where the skipper grew up, CQS will contest the Alandia Surrsaari Race. by John Roberson / CQS Racing Posted today at 12:18 pm Biggest Round-the-World Ocean Race returns to Fremantle Biggest Round-the-World Ocean Race returns to Fremantle The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has today announced it will return to Fremantle, Western Australia The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has today announced it will return to Fremantle, Western Australia, during the eleventh edition of the world’s biggest round-the-world ocean race. by Morgan Kasmarik Posted today at 8:15 am 35th America’s Cup - Opening day weather forecast 35th America’s Cup - Opening day weather forecast The America’s Cup Village is ready, excitement is building for the eagerly anticipated start of the 35th America’s Cup. The America’s Cup Village is ready, the teams are prepared and excitement is building for the eagerly anticipated start of the 35th America’s Cup. The weather has been excellent this week, and is forecast to remain good on Saturday (27th May) and next week, however the current forecast for Friday 26th May is showing wind levels gusting above 30 knots in the afternoon. by America's Cup Posted today at 7:07 am Tricky winds and new leaders in the second day of Delta Lloyd Regatta Tricky winds and new leaders in the second day of Delta Lloyd Regatta The day started with a delay, and only once the Laser Radial had set off at noon, could the racing start. There were tricky winds for the sailors and the race committee. The day started with a delay, and only once the Laser Radial had set off at noon, could the racing start. Due to the shifting winds, a lot of overall results have changed since the first day. The race committees had a long day on the water, however, they still managed to finish all planned races. by Delta Lloyd Regatta Posted today at 2:46 am Bermuda Soundings - Only two more sleeps 'til Christmas - or three? Bermuda Soundings - Only two more sleeps 'til Christmas - or three? This is the first of what will hopefully become a log of on and off the water happenings from Bermuda This is the first of what will hopefully become a log of on and off the water happenings which don't normally make the regular racing news, from the 35th America's Cup stage on the Great Sound, Bermuda. In just two more sleeps it will be the equivalent of Christmas Day for America's Cup fans around the world. Except this Christmas has been four years in the building. by Richard Gladwell Posted on 24 May America's Cup - Strong winds forecast for Race Day 1 of Qualifiers America's Cup - Strong winds forecast for Race Day 1 of Qualifiers Racing looks unlikely for the first scheduled day of racing in the 35th America's Cup. Racing looks unlikely for the first scheduled day of racing in the 35th America's Cup. According to the latest update from Predictwind winds are expected to be gusting to 30kts - well above the allowed limit of 24kts - or less if the Regatta Director has concerns for the safety of the AC50 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted on 24 May Louis Vuitton America’s Cup challenger playoffs trophy and trunk Louis Vuitton America’s Cup challenger playoffs trophy and trunk Louis Vuitton is proud to present the brand new trophy, and its trunk, to be awarded to the winning team The path to the 35th America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton in Bermuda has taken its five challengers - Land Rover BAR, Emirates Team New Zealand, Artemis Racing, SoftBank Team Japan, Groupama Team France - and Defender, Oracle Team USA, winner of the 34th America’s Cup, around the world. by America's Cup Posted on 24 May Road to major championships starts at NYYC One-Design Regatta Road to major championships starts at NYYC One-Design Regatta A key component in that all-out effort is a heavy schedule of training and racing. It’s a place that Freides knows well A typical world championship regatta takes the better part of a week to complete. But for those aiming at the top step on the podium, the full journey can take months, if not years. by New York Yacht Club Posted on 24 May Crystal ball-gazing for the Rolex Fastnet Race winner Crystal ball-gazing for the Rolex Fastnet Race winner The outcome of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event will depend on the weather. The outcome of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event will depend on the weather: A brisk start should favour the big boats; a light start and lively finish the smaller ones. by James Boyd Posted on 24 May America's Cup - Video from the Great Sound - May 23 America's Cup - Video from the Great Sound - May 23 Latest video coverage Bermuda's Great Sound as the teams in fresher breezes. Latest video coverage Bermuda's Great Sound as the teams sail in fresh breezes with two days to go to the start of racing. However according to Predictwind.com the breeze will be gusting to over 30kts at race time (5.00pm local time) on Friday May 26, and unless the forecast changes, racing is unlikely to take place with a 24kt wind limit in place, by MyislandhomeBDA/Richard Gladwell Posted on 24 May Great conditions and close competition at Day 1 of Delta Lloyd Regatta Great conditions and close competition at Day 1 of Delta Lloyd Regatta The 33rd edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta started with great competition across seven classes. The 33rd edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta started with great competition across seven classes. Many Olympic sailors raced their first event since Rio. There were also a number of sailors, training here in Medemblik, aiming for Tokyo 2020. The conditions on the water were great, with a nice breeze and plenty of sun. by Delta Lloyd Regatta Posted on 24 May America's Cup - Russell Coutts - 'Never give up' America's Cup - Russell Coutts - 'Never give up' Sir Russell Coutts, the current CEO of Oracle Team USA, has won the America’s Cup five times and is now CEO of ACEA It wasn’t a given that sailing would be my life. I was studying structural engineering when I entered the Olympics in 1984. It was a good interruption to win a medal [a gold in the Finn class sailing] but it was an interruption all the same, so by the time I graduated the 1987 crash had happened and there wasn’t a lot of work. by Russell Coutts/Daily Telegraph Posted on 24 May America's Cup - Video from the Great Sound - May 22 America's Cup - Video from the Great Sound - May 22 Latest video coverage Bermuda's Great Sound as the teams in fresher breezes. Latest video coverage Bermuda's Great Sound as the teams sail in fresher breezes. Sail-World's Richard Gladwell arrived in Bermuda on the night of May 23. Tomorrow May 24, is a national holiday - Bermuda Day - oddly enough, we hope to start coverage of the 35th America's Cup tomorrow, with there being 1 day and 19 hours left until the first race - according to Cup Countdown at Immigration by MyislandhomeBDA/Richard Gladwell Posted on 24 May Volvo Ocean Race unveils ultimate leadership programme Volvo Ocean Race unveils ultimate leadership programme Launching in the edition after 2017-18, the Global Team Challenge will form the centerpiece of the on-water part This race will provide the ultimate challenge for amateur sailors, including those with no prior experience, giving employees a unique experience of offshore and ocean racing, under the highest standards of training and management, but nonetheless in conditions close to those faced by the professionals. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 23 May
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