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America's Cup Champion forced out of Practice Race session + Video America's Cup Champion forced out of Practice Race session + Video Russell Coutts' comments following the conclusion of Practice Session 4 will be illuminating Five-time America's Cup winner, Russell Coutts' comments following the conclusion of Practice Session 4 will be illuminating. After the conclusion of four days of the five days scheduled racing in Bermuda, the Oracle Team USA CEO may find some of his comments on previous sessions coming back to haunt him. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted today at 12:37 am World Masters games - Medals for Australia, Britain and New Zealand World Masters games - Medals for Australia, Britain and New Zealand The medals were shared between three nations as the sailing competition in the World Masters Games came to an end The Gold medals were shared between three nations as the sailing competition in the World Masters Games came to an end in Auckland today. Soon after Dan Slater (NZL) crossed the finish line in the final race in the Laser class, someone yelled out that he had finally picked up a Games medal at the fourth time of trying. by Yachting New Zealand Posted today at 12:07 pm Antigua Sailing Week – 8 teams contest Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge Antigua Sailing Week – 8 teams contest Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge Racing is done in two preliminary heats of three races each. The two top finishers of each heat go to the final round Racing is done in two preliminary heats of three races each. The two top finishers of each heat go to the final round, which also consists of three races. All races are approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length keeping them challenging and exciting to watch! by Louay Habib Posted today at 11:50 am RYA announces new Olympic Performance Manager RYA announces new Olympic Performance Manager The RYA is delighted to complete its World Class Programme management team with the appointment of Mark Robinson Robinson, who joins the British Sailing Team in June from a Performance Manager role at Australian Sailing, takes on the post vacated by Stephen Park OBE and will lead the world’s leading Olympic sailing nation as it continues its quest for medal success in Tokyo 2020 and beyond. by Lindsey Bell / RYA Posted today at 11:40 am Marion Bermuda 2017... an Extravaganza Marion Bermuda 2017... an Extravaganza Entries now stand at 60 yachts for the 2017 Marion Bermuda Race and there is still time to get off the fence Entries now stand at 60 yachts for the 2017 Marion Bermuda Race and there is still time to get off the fence and enter this classic, 40th Anniversary Race. by Talbot Wilson Posted today at 4:32 am RC44 PRO earns his bucks on snakes and ladders opening day RC44 PRO earns his bucks on snakes and ladders opening day Sotogrande, Spain laid on a tricky first day of the 2017 RC44 Championship. Sotogrande, Spain laid on a tricky first day of the 2017 RC44 Championship. Nonetheless Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio read his crystal ball well enough to stage four races on this course which uniquely has Europe, Gibraltar and North Africa as a backdrop. by RC44 Class Association Posted today at 3:57 am Mistral forecast tricked kite fleet on Day 3 at SWC - Hyeres Mistral forecast tricked kite fleet on Day 3 at SWC - Hyeres Despite a favourable forecast famous 'Mistral' winds never materialised during the third day of Sailing World Cup Hyeres Despite a favourable forecast, the famous 'Mistral' winds never materialised during the third day of the Sailing World Cup Hyeres. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted today at 3:28 am North Sails - 60 years of sailmaking - 1986 12 Metre Worlds North Sails - 60 years of sailmaking - 1986 12 Metre Worlds In early 1986, a series of races were held off of Fremantle as a precursor to the 1987 America’s Cup. In early 1986, a series of races were held off of Fremantle as a precursor to the 1987 America’s Cup. Dubbed the 12 Metre World Championship, a dozen syndicates competed in what they considered a “shakedown series” to test their boats against the competition. Some of the teams had new builds, their first development boats. by North Sails Posted on 27 Apr Heiner's consistency pays dividends in Sailing World Cup Hyères Heiner's consistency pays dividends in Sailing World Cup Hyères Heiner has been one of the most reliable performers with a string of top five finishes to lead in the Finn. Out of the 534 racers from 52 nations, racing across the ten Olympic events, Foiling Formula Kiteboarding and 2.4 Norlin OD, Heiner has been one of the most reliable performers with a string of top five finishes to lead in the Finn. by Daniel Smith and Richard Aspland - World Sailing Posted on 27 Apr World Cup Series Hyeres – Dylan and Stuart hold their nerve on Day 3 World Cup Series Hyeres – Dylan and Stuart hold their nerve on Day 3 Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell held on to their 49er World Cup lead in Hyeres, France, on Thursday Wind conditions built later than anticipated on this third day of competition, and knowing that Friday’s forecast looks set to bring big breeze and potentially a day confined to shore, sailors and race management alike were eager to eke out the best conditions and complete the day’s schedule. by Lindsey Bell / RYA Posted on 27 Apr Points close as Heiner takes lead on Day 3 of World Cup Series Hyeres Points close as Heiner takes lead on Day 3 of World Cup Series Hyeres Nicholas Heiner from the Netherlands has risen to the top of the Finn rankings after the third day France’s Fabian Pic also moved up, to second, while Great Britain’s Ben Cornish didn’t have the best day, and dropped to third. Race wins went to Brazil’s Jorge Zarif and Norway’s Anders Pedersen. by Robert Deaves Posted on 27 Apr Clagett Oakcliff Match Race Regatta announces coaches Clagett Oakcliff Match Race Regatta announces coaches The 2016 regatta, which had eight teams from across the US taking part will increase to 10 teams in 2017. The 2016 regatta, which had eight teams from across the US taking part will increase to 10 teams in 2017. It is expected there will be teams from the US, and international teams from Canada, parts of Europe and the Caribbean have expressed interest in attending. by Sam Crichton Posted on 27 Apr World Masters Games - Bilger's success in the wind World Masters Games - Bilger's success in the wind As a wind predictor, Jon Bilger thinks he’s got an advantage when it comes to the World Masters Games As a wind predictor, Jon Bilger thinks he’s got an advantage when it comes to the World Masters Games but the only issue is his predictions are available for all of his rivals. He still hasn’t been tempted to put out any rogue information, though. by Yachting New Zealand Posted on 27 Apr The world of sailing comes to Antigua Sailing Week The world of sailing comes to Antigua Sailing Week A staggering number of sailors from worldwide are descending on the Caribbean Antigua island to celebrate 50th edition. About 1,500 competitors from 32 countries will enjoy five days of world class racing, preceded by the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race and the Peters and May Round Antigua Race. by Louay Habib Posted on 27 Apr Ida Lewis Distance Race - Popular sailboat race set for August Ida Lewis Distance Race - Popular sailboat race set for August The 13th edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start on Friday, August 18, 2017 The 13th edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start on Friday, August 18, 2017, promising once again to deliver an exciting late-season topper to a busy summer of competitive racing on Narragansett Bay. Classes for IRC, PHRF, One Design, Multihull and Double-Handed insure that everyone (with a qualifying boat of 28 feet or longer) has a place to fit in. by Barby MacGowan Posted on 27 Apr SWC - Hyeres - Mazella and Parlier dominate racing on Day 2 SWC - Hyeres - Mazella and Parlier dominate racing on Day 2 A grey, overcast morning welcomed the sailors from the ten Olympic classes as well as the Open Kiteboarding A grey, overcast morning welcomed the sailors from the ten Olympic classes as well as the Open Kiteboarding (foiling Formula Kite) and the 2.4 Norlin OD, a Para World Sailing event, to the boat park with an expected morning breeze of seven - twelve knots from the west. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted on 27 Apr New conditions and new faces at front in Hyeres New conditions and new faces at front in Hyeres On the second day at the World Cup Series in Hyeres, France there were new conditions and some new faces at the front. On the second day at the World Cup Series in Hyeres, France there were new conditions and some new faces at the front. Race wins went to Brazil’s Jorge Zarif and Ed Wright from Great Britain, but Ben Cornish continues to lead, on equal points with Nicholas Heiner from the Netherlands. Turkey’s Alican Kaynar has moved up to third. by Robert Deaves Posted on 27 Apr Sperry Charleston Race Week 2017 in review Sperry Charleston Race Week 2017 in review The underlying goal for every race organizer – even those staging benefit regattas – is to provide safe, fair sailing The underlying goal for every race organizer – even those staging benefit regattas – is to provide safe, fair, competitive sailing. When you have your hands on the helm of a mega regatta such as Sperry Charleston Race Week, that doesn’t change. But it does become more complicated. by Charleston Race Week Posted on 27 Apr Zhik 29er Worlds 2018 - making it easier Zhik 29er Worlds 2018 - making it easier RHKYC announces L’hotel Island South as the Official Hotel Partner for the Zhik Hong Kong 29er World Championships 2018. Race Chairman of the Zhik Hong Kong 29er World Championships 2018, Peter Backe commenting on the announcement said, “Having an official hotel will make things so much easier for the competitors. Participants will have all their information and travel needs covered for the event. With transportation included to the race venue daily, and news that the committee will post a second notice board by RHKYC Media Posted on 27 Apr Masters Games - Volvo and Olympic father and son race two-hander Masters Games - Volvo and Olympic father and son race two-hander Report from Day 3 of the World Masters Games being sailed at Torbay Sailing Club in the Weta and Laser classes Former Flying Dutchman crew Murray Rae was keen to tackle the 2017 World Masters Games at Torbay, Auckland, with his Rome Olympics teammate. But when Ron Watson wasn’t available he was able to call on a veteran of seven America’s Cups and five round the world yacht races. The alternative also happened to be his son. by Yachting New Zealand Posted on 26 Apr
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