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America's Cup - Predictwind pitches breeze to Emirates Team NZ's forte America's Cup - Predictwind pitches breeze to Emirates Team NZ's forte The latest forecast from Predictwind.com for the Great Sound, Bermuda is for light winds The latest forecast from Predictwind.com for the Great Sound, Bermuda is for light winds just above the minimum allowed for racing on Saturday and slightly more on Sunday. That is the same band as for the first two days of racing, when Emirates Team New Zealand showed Oracle Team USA their transoms, to lead around every mark of the course in the first four races. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/NZ Posted today at 8:05 pm Audi Sailing Week - TP52 Super Series – Day 3 images by Max Ranchi Audi Sailing Week - TP52 Super Series – Day 3 images by Max Ranchi Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races four and five Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races four and five by Max Ranchi Posted today at 3:44 pm KZ Racefurlers make mark on Volvo Ocean Race, GC32's, TP52's and more KZ Racefurlers make mark on Volvo Ocean Race, GC32's, TP52's and more KZ Racefurlers has had a busy first half of the year in 2017. KZ Racefurlers has once again been selected as the Furler of choice for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18. This news builds on our longstanding relationship with the Volvo Ocean Race, and we look forward to working with the Boatyard and the teams again to ensure that they have the best furling gear available to race around the world with the confidence in a strong and reliable product. by James Gordon Posted today at 2:07 pm Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to the beautiful Madeira Islands Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to the beautiful Madeira Islands 12 two-man teams will compete in the first stage of their 2017 season, which will continue throughout the year. Alongside the main GC32 Stadium Racing action, for the first time in the Series' history, the Flying Phantom Series will take flight as part of the on-water line-up, promising a festival of foiling for locals and tourists that is not to be missed. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted today at 1:08 pm A Few Rays – Moisturising, Anti-Aging Action … A Few Rays – Moisturising, Anti-Aging Action … Consistent moisturising sun protection has an anti-aging action Consistent moisturising sun protection has an anti-aging action Out on a boat, sailors are exposed to extreme conditions for their skin. There are UV rays from the sun, hopefully some wind if you are a sailor, and the drying effects from wet and dry cycles during the course of your day by Indepthskincare Posted today at 9:39 am America's Cup - New Zealand gripped in America's Cup fever America's Cup - New Zealand gripped in America's Cup fever New Zealand has once again caught the America's Cup fever with this dose reported to be worse than previous years. New Zealand has once again caught the America's Cup fever with this dose reported to be worse than previous years. Various supporters and supporters groups have sent in video clips of how they are celebrating the America's Cup and supporting Emirates Team New Zealand - the clips have been edited together into this compilation, narrated by Martin Tasker by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted today at 5:08 am C. Thomas Clagett Regatta - Coaching clinic kicks off 15th Clagett C. Thomas Clagett Regatta - Coaching clinic kicks off 15th Clagett The first day of the four day regatta is the clinic day, where all the sailors are able to work with the coaching team On a picture perfect Summer day in Newport RI, the 2.4mR and Sonar sailors in town for the 15th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta converged on Sail Newport in Fort Adams State Park. The first day of the four day regatta is the clinic day, where all the sailors are able to work with the coaching team to learn and refine skills and techniques before the three days of racing. by Sam Crichton Posted today at 4:46 am America's Cup - More images of J-Class racing off Bermuda America's Cup - More images of J-Class racing off Bermuda Second gallery of images featuring the seven J-Class yachts racing in the largest fleet of the 120ft yachts to date Second gallery of images featuring the seven J-Class yachts racing in the largest fleet of the 120ft yachts yet assembled, which raced earlier this week off Bermuda. Although most of the fleet are replicas constructed to one of the original J-Class designs, Valsheda is restored from the original which was laid up in southern England for many years. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted today at 4:25 am America's Cup - Largest ever J class fleet races off Bermuda America's Cup - Largest ever J class fleet races off Bermuda The largest ever fleet of J-class to race together assembled off Bermuda for two series of races. The largest ever fleet of J-class to race together assembled off Bermuda for two series of races. Seven of the 120ft sloops that contested the America's Cup from 1930 to 1937 sailed off Bermuda. Here is the first gallery of images from the second day of racing by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted today at 4:13 am Kiel Week - What a difference a day makes Kiel Week - What a difference a day makes After opening day was blessed with gorgeous sunshine and breeze, albeit shifty, Thursday was a massive contrast. After the opening day of the 2017 Para World Sailing Championships was blessed with gorgeous sunshine and a seven - nine knot breeze, albeit shifty, Thursday was a massive contrast. by Daniel Smith Posted today at 3:37 am Americas Cup - Five times Cup winner says Kiwis can win four races Americas Cup - Five times Cup winner says Kiwis can win four races Five times America's Cup winner, Murray Jones thinks Oracle Team USA will resume the America's Cup Final better Five times America's Cup winner, Murray Jones thinks Oracle Team USA will resume the America's Cup Final better, but not drastically different. Jones is now a coach with Emirates Team New Zealand. The American defender had three sessions on Bermuda's Great Sound today while Team New Zealand had just one, ahead of Sunday morning's resumption, where the challenger leads 3-0. by Todd Niall, Radio New Zealand Posted today at 2:59 am Highlights from the 'Racing Forward' forum Highlights from the 'Racing Forward' forum The highlights from the 'Racing Forward' forum at the Hamilton Princess brought to you by PwC Bermuda and America's Cup The highlights from the 'Racing Forward' forum at the Hamilton Princess, Bermuda on Tuesday 20 June, brought to you by PwC Bermuda and the America's Cup. The panel featured two fantastic sailors, who also happen to be women and part of the core group from The Magenta Project, Abby Ehler and Libby Greenhalgh. I was lucky enough to be the moderator for the panel, by Nic Douglass / PWC Posted today at 2:31 am Optimist World Championship 2017 breaks record to welcome 280 sailors Optimist World Championship 2017 breaks record to welcome 280 sailors The event has now confirmed participation of a total of 62 sailing nations with 280 sailors, a record-breaking landmark Thailand has been selected to host the Optimist World Championship 2017, and the event has now confirmed the participation of a total of 62 sailing nations with 280 sailors, a record-breaking landmark for this world stage event. Each country will send their most skilled Optimist sailors to race as national representatives to compete in the waters off Pattaya Beach. by Narumon Prapawong Posted on 22 Jun America's Cup - Checking out the superyachts in Bermuda America's Cup - Checking out the superyachts in Bermuda Over 70 superyachts have registered for the 35th America's Cup Regatta in Bermuda. Over 70 superyachts have registered for the 35th America's Cup Regatta in Bermuda. They make a very spectacular backdrop on one section of the America's Cup course area. And when there is no wind and no racing they make a fascinating diversion to see classic yachts alongside contemporary. Here's a look at some that were on the water for the start of the Semi-Finals, when the wind showed up too by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted on 22 Jun Audi Sailing Week - 52 Super Series – It's a difficult day for Azzurra Audi Sailing Week - 52 Super Series – It's a difficult day for Azzurra Winners of the day’s races were Quantum and Ran, who is currently at the lead of the event’s provisional scoreboard The Swedish team aboard Ran again showed their excellent boat speed sailing downwind and got to the first gate head to head with Azzurra. Ran managed to inch past and take the lead. Azzurra was right behind, then at the final top mark chose to split off with a gybe set. by Azzurra Posted on 22 Jun Wild weather makes for a topsy-turvy day at Kiel Week Wild weather makes for a topsy-turvy day at Kiel Week The Germans won two of their three qualifying races today and sit two points in front of the Olympic silver medallists New Zealanders are also faring well in the Men’s 49er, with Josh Porebski and Trent Rippey holding the lead after six races in the 49er fleet. Australia’s David Gilmour and Joel Turner are on the same points as the leaders, while the Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallists, Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel, move up to third overall. by Andy Rice Posted on 22 Jun Para World Sailing Championships – What a difference a day makes Para World Sailing Championships – What a difference a day makes Only the Open 2.4 Norlin OD, One Person Keelboat, managed to sail, and they completed one race in variable 5-16 knot The day had a bit of everything. There were grey skies, heavy showers and no breeze in the morning. Moving into the afternoon, a sudden sunny spell was coupled with a heavy breeze, gusting up to 25 knots. The breeze declined as the afternoon played out before dropping off completely and bringing another rain shower to put an end to the day. by Daniel Smith – World Sailing Posted on 22 Jun Interviews from final day of the Red Bull Youth America's Cup Interviews from final day of the Red Bull Youth America's Cup Pretty incredible racing, with the final results decided in the final race, on the final leg to the finish! Pretty incredible racing, with the final results decided in the final race, on the final leg to the finish! by Nic Douglass Posted on 22 Jun Rán Racing on top of 52 Super Series Roller Coaster Rán Racing on top of 52 Super Series Roller Coaster On day one the defending 2016 champions Quantum Racing finished rock bottom of the leaderboard, counting maximum points Today, in perfect conditions it was the turn of the world champions Platoon to have an unfortunate taste of life down in the nether regions of the fleet. by 52 Super Series Posted on 22 Jun Red Bull Youth America´s Cup – Wrap-up Red Bull Youth America´s Cup – Wrap-up No one could have scripted a more exciting ending, as New Zealand was toppled from certain triumph in the last seconds No one could have scripted a more exciting ending, as New Zealand was toppled from almost certain triumph in the last seconds of the last race by a determined British team, and Bermuda emerged as the new darlings of sailing. by America's Cup Posted on 22 Jun
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