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Capa Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2017 - day 2 - stirring the pot Capa Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2017 - day 2 - stirring the pot A single round the islands race for the cruising classes and a windward-leeward followed by a passage for the racers A busy day on the water yesterday saw some excellent competition, close calls and racing incidents which resulted in a busy evening later for the Protest Committee onshore. All protests were heard, and come this morning the sailors were happy to be back out on the water as a forecast-defying 8-10 knot breeze got the fleet underway on Day 2 of the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2017. by CPHPRW Media Posted today at 4:29 pm Price sustains lead after Day 3 of Governor’s Cup Price sustains lead after Day 3 of Governor’s Cup Weis is in third with 14 wins, tied with Leonard Takahashi (NZL) of Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Will Boulden (AUS) of Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club won 11 matches. The all-girl team led by Clare Costanzo (AUS), of Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, rounds out the top six teams. by Governor’s Cup Posted today at 3:22 pm Stunning superyachts to race in Candy Store Cup Newport Stunning superyachts to race in Candy Store Cup Newport The largest yacht entered thus far is the 184’ Perini Navi ketch Zenji, which will join the other entries at Newport The working shipyard has become the epicenter of the megayacht industry in New England and is uniquely positioned on the Newport waterfront to allow the public to view the yachts that are berthed there. by Barby MacGowan Posted today at 11:41 am Clipper 2017-18 Race – Ocean Racing Veteran takes over helm of Unicef Clipper 2017-18 Race – Ocean Racing Veteran takes over helm of Unicef In addition to his Clipper Race achievements, Beggs, 57, is one of the UK’s best experienced racer and instructors In addition to his Clipper Race achievements, Beggs, 57, is one of the UK’s best experienced racer and instructors with over 340,000 nautical miles in his log book. Among his many racing campaigns are five Fastnet races as skipper, numerous Trans-Atlantic and Round Britain and Ireland races. by Julia Fry / Clipper Ventures Posted today at 4:04 pm 2018 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival – Registration open 2018 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival – Registration open Dubbed The Full Moon Race, 64 Islands, One Brilliant Night, the challenge is on for this 165-mile race. New for 2018 will be a long distance race around our 64 islands. Starting with the Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup, sailors will continue to circumnavigate all the islands of the BVI's under the light of a full moon. by Media BVI Spring Regatta Posted today at 3:57 pm Does Puerto Portals hold the key to the 52 Super Series title? Does Puerto Portals hold the key to the 52 Super Series title? Müller-Spreer’s Platoon are breathing down their backs and Quantum Racing team are poised just six points off the lead. To date, this has been the most competitive 52 Super Series season yet. Four different teams have each won a regatta; Quantum Racing in Key West, Azzurra in Miami, Platoon at the Rolex TP52 World Championship in Scarlino and Niklas Zennström’s Rán Racing in Porto Cervo. by 52 Super Series Posted today at 3:47 pm Melges 24 World Championship celebrates 20 years Melges 24 World Championship celebrates 20 years Already for the 20th time as the first-ever Melges 24 World Championships were held in Torquay, England in 1998 During these twenty remarkable years fifteen Melges 24 skippers in open and fifteen in Corinthian division have been crowned as World Champions. Excitement grows to see who are going to be the next ones! by IM24CA Posted today at 3:35 pm GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – Heavy-hitters drop as quarter-finals beckon GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – Heavy-hitters drop as quarter-finals beckon Thursday's winds were the strongest of the competition so far in Dakhla, averaging a steady 25 knots from early morning The judging criteria had also changed with the combo format now being adopted in which riders would be scored on 70% wave riding and 30% strapless freestyle performance. by Matt Pearce Posted today at 12:08 pm Liverpool announces team entry in Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Liverpool announces team entry in Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Liverpool 2018 team will visit twelve international destinations on six different continents. Taking advantage of the race’s global platform, the Liverpool 2018 team will visit twelve international destinations on six different continents. by Kathryn Foulkes – Clipper Yacht Race Posted on 20 Jul New Youth Sailing Champions honoured at end of Optimist Worlds 2017 New Youth Sailing Champions honoured at end of Optimist Worlds 2017 In the Team Racing category, China achieved second place with Malaysia in third. China took second place and host country Thailand won third place. In the Team Racing category, China achieved second place with Malaysia in third. by Optimist World Championship Posted on 20 Jul OmanAir poised for action as waves delay Extreme Sailing Series opener OmanAir poised for action as waves delay Extreme Sailing Series opener Although disappointed, Oman Air remain poised for action with three days of high-octane foiling racing ahead of them. The Omani outfit, renowned for their skill in challenging conditions, had hoped to make the best of a testing first-day forecast of big winds and huge waves as they look to improve on their trio of third-place finishes in the opening three Acts. by Oman Sail Posted on 20 Jul Extreme Sailing Series – Big swells force postponement of opener Extreme Sailing Series – Big swells force postponement of opener Race Director John Craig made the decision to suspend racing due to the tall, steep waves rolling through the stadium Craig said that such a sea state, combined with winds of up to 25 knots, would have likely caused the super-fast GC32 catamarans to fall off their foils and nosedive into the wave in front, potentially leading to capsizes. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 20 Jul Class 40 duo strengthened by challenges on Azores and back race Class 40 duo strengthened by challenges on Azores and back race Oman Sail Class 40 crew have emerged from their debut in the highly competitive class, strengthened by the experience Experienced French sailor Sidney Gavignet and Omani offshore yachtsman Fahad Al Hasni finished the 2,500-mile Les Sables-Horta-Les Sables race from France to the Azores and back in seventh place, with conditions on the two-leg race often proving challenging. by Oman Sail Posted on 20 Jul Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2017 - day 1, a packed race card Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2017 - day 1, a packed race card With the Wind Gods delivering some excellent racing breeze today, everyone is hoping for more of the same tomorrow. In spite of some rather unpromising weather forecasts, the wind arrived bang on cue as a fresh 10-15 knots of breeze powered the 41-strong fleet around the course on Day 1 of the 2017 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, in what turned out to be a packed race card – three races for all classes except Cruising and Multihull Cruising who completed two races each. by CPHPR Media Posted on 20 Jul Harry Price maintains lead in Governor’s Cup Match Racing Harry Price maintains lead in Governor’s Cup Match Racing His perfect 13-0 record leads the fleet of 12 entries from Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States Spectators were looking forward today to the last match of the first round robin (in which every boat sails against each other boat) as it featured Price against Killian. The two had not sailed against each other since last year’s Governor’s Cup, when they raced against each other in the petit finals for third place in the 2016 Cup. by Governor’s Cup Posted on 20 Jul Transat Jacques Vabre – 42 pairs at sea Transat Jacques Vabre – 42 pairs at sea 20 monohulls of 12.18 m in length will compete on the great chessboard of the Atlantic. 20 crews composed of sailing amateurs and professionals, who are unreserved fans of race machines which are high-tech at the same time as being steadfastly sailboats. by Transat Jacques Vabre Posted on 20 Jul The five year Caribbean winter circuit dates now published The five year Caribbean winter circuit dates now published Members of CSA Calendar Committee work together with regattas across the region to achieve the sweet spot on timing. Members of the CSA Calendar Committee work together with regattas across the region to try to achieve the sweet spot on timing. by Caribbean Sailing Association Posted on 20 Jul GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – The qualifiers kick-off on Day 2 in Dakhla GKA Kite-Surf World Tour – The qualifiers kick-off on Day 2 in Dakhla With eight places available in the main event, the plan for today (Tuesday) was to complete all of the qualifying heats Rather than split the judging criteria between strapless freestyle and waveriding, the decision was made to keep today’s heats 100% wave-focused and the first riders were on the water at 11.30 am. by Matt Pearce Posted on 20 Jul Volvo Ocean Race - Another America's Cup winner joins MAPFRE Volvo Ocean Race - Another America's Cup winner joins MAPFRE Joan Vila, one of the best navigators in the world, will return to the Volvo Ocean Race with MAPFRE Joan Vila, one of the best navigators in the world, will return to the Volvo Ocean Race with MAPFRE in 2017-18, some 15 years after becoming the first Spanish sailor to win the coveted trophy. One of the most decorated sailors on the planet, Vila joins MAPFRE having last competed as part of a victorious Illbruck Challenge campaign in 2001-02. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 20 Jul Volvo Ocean Race - Follow the build of team Azkonobel Volvo Ocean Race - Follow the build of team Azkonobel Follow the construction of a new One Design Volvo Ocean 65. Follow the construction of a new One Design Volvo Ocean 65. The build process takes over 36,000 man hours, In this video you can follow the construction of a One Design Volvo Ocean 65 racing machine from start to sailing, in a top quality building facility.. Team AkzoNobel will race this boat in the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 20 Jul
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