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An interview with Ray Redniss about the STC’s annual Block Island Race An interview with Ray Redniss about the STC’s annual Block Island Race I caught up with Ray Redniss, the Block Island Race’s longtime PRO, via email to learn more about this classic event. I caught up with Ray Redniss, who has served as the PRO for the Block Island Race and the Vineyard Race (September 1, 2017) for the past twenty-plus years, via email to learn more about the state of this classic, early season New England event. by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor Posted on 22 May 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 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 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 Star alarm at the Europeans in the skiffs and cats Star alarm at the Europeans in the skiffs and cats First registrations in the classes came in early, and well-known names from overseas are already on the starting lists. First registrations in the classes came in early, and well-known names from overseas are already on the starting lists. by Ralf Abratis Posted on 23 May NBC Sports Group to present more than 40hrs of coverage of 2017 AC NBC Sports Group to present more than 40hrs of coverage of 2017 AC NBC Sports Group will present more than 40 hours of coverage of the 2017 America’s Cup from Bermuda across NBC NBC Sports Group will present more than 40 hours of coverage of the 2017 America’s Cup from Bermuda across NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app, beginning this Friday, May 26, with coverage of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on NBCSN. by America's Cup Posted on 23 May Marion Bermuda Race to the Rock Marion Bermuda Race to the Rock Entry closes for the 40th anniversary and 21st biennial Marion Bermuda Race this Saturday, May 27, 2017 Entry closes for the 40th anniversary and 21st biennial Marion Bermuda Race this Saturday, May 27, 2017 and all information required on the entry forms must be completed by then. Entries now stand at 51 yachts. The start of this blue-water classic is June 9 from Marion, The race finishes in the midst of America’s Cup activity in Bermuda some four or five days later. by Talbot Wilson Posted on 23 May 12 Metre Class announces Waypoint Regattas in Road to Worlds Series 12 Metre Class announces Waypoint Regattas in Road to Worlds Series he International 12 Metre Class (ITMA) has released locations and dates for the Road to the Worlds Waypoints Series The International 12 Metre Class (ITMA) has released locations and dates for the Road to the Worlds Waypoints Series, a three-year international 12 Metre (12mR) yacht competition starting in May of 2017 and culminating with the July 2019 12 Metre World Championship in Newport, R.I. Teams racing at specific Waypoints-designated events in Northern Europe, Southern Europe and the Americas by Barby MacGowan Posted on 23 May Exciting competition at the Delta Lloyd Regatta Exciting competition at the Delta Lloyd Regatta Delta Lloyd Regatta starts on 23rd May in Medemblik, Netherlands, and it’s looking to be an exciting race this year. The 33rd edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta starts on Tuesday, 23rd May in Medemblik, the Netherlands, and it’s looking to be an exciting race this year. With the World Championship in sight, many Olympic sailors are ready for a new campaign. We’re also set to see several young talents training for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. by Delta Lloyd Regatta Posted on 23 May Volvo Ocean Race to strengthen historic connection with Southern Ocean Volvo Ocean Race to strengthen historic connection with Southern Ocean The changes include a commitment to race activity in every calendar year and a proposed non-stop lap around Antarctica The race has launched a Host City tender process for three editions after the upcoming 2017-18 race – with a commitment to there being race activity of some kind in each and every calendar year. That marks a clear evolution from the current situation, which features a gap of over two years between races. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 22 May
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