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America's Cup - It's just too damn hard to win - The Alternative Facts America's Cup - It's just too damn hard to win - The Alternative Facts Alan Sefton comments on a column that appeared yesterday in the NZ Herald Alan Sefton a long time and outstanding sailing and sports journalist, who was involved in Team New Zealand and its predecessor New Zealand Challenge covering the period 1987 to 2000 comments on a column that appeared yesterday in the NZ Herald and which has appeared in other online publications around the world. S-W NZ is advised that these comments were sent to the Herald who declined to run an by Alan Sefton Posted today at 5:45 am Garmin returns as Team Partner in world’s biggest Ocean Race Garmin returns as Team Partner in world’s biggest Ocean Race Garmin is returning for a third consecutive campaign as a Team Partner in the Clipper 2017-18 Race Garmin, the Global GPS Navigation and Wearable Technology company, is returning for a third consecutive campaign as a Team Partner in the Clipper 2017-18 Race, which starts in Liverpool on Sunday 20 August, 2017. by Morgan Kasmarik Posted today at 4:51 am Tour de France à la Voile – Mixing it up in Marseille Tour de France à la Voile – Mixing it up in Marseille Today’s elimination stage and Super Final failed to dislodge the top dogs from their vantage points. A 13 – 16 knot westerly breeze, sunshine and blue skies accompanied the fleet as they fought tooth and nail throughout five qualifying races to gain a golden ticket to today’s Super Final. by A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile Posted on 27 Jul Moth Worlds 2017 – Contrasting fortunes for fleet on Day 3 + Video Moth Worlds 2017 – Contrasting fortunes for fleet on Day 3 + Video The Blue fleet was sailing the Southernmost course off the picturesque medieval city of Malcesine. The early morning Peler from the North provided contrasting fortunes for the fleet of 220 Moths racing on Day 3 of the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2017 hosted by Fraglia Vela Malcesine. After a lunchtime break to repair boats and refuel with more pasta, all fleets were sent back out for a much more sedate afternoon of racing, but again the Garda wind gods had other ideas. by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 27 Jul 52 Super Series – Provezza eye the Puerto Portals prize 52 Super Series – Provezza eye the Puerto Portals prize Provezza were out to the middle right early after a good, fast start and went on to second in first race of the day. Provezza were out to the middle right early after a good, fast start and went on to second in this first race of the day. by 52 Super Series Posted on 27 Jul Azzurra works her way back at the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Azzurra works her way back at the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series The fleet was very close in all of the day’s races with frequent changes of position and ups and downs for all teams. The fleet was very close in all of the day’s races with frequent changes of position and ups and downs for all of the teams. by Azzurra Posted on 27 Jul Volvo Ocean Race – MAPFRE sign up two female stars to complete crew Volvo Ocean Race – MAPFRE sign up two female stars to complete crew Spanish Olympic gold medallist Tamara Echegoyen and Team SCA favourite Sophie Ciszek join up with Xabi's squad. Spanish Olympic gold medallist Tamara Echegoyen and Team SCA favourite Sophie Ciszek join up with Xabi's squad. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 27 Jul Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Races 6 and 7 images by Max Ranchi Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Races 6 and 7 images by Max Ranchi Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from Races 6 and 7 of Puerto Portals 52 Super Series. Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from Races 6 and 7 of Puerto Portals 52 Super Series. by Max Ranchi Posted on 27 Jul America's Cup - Artemis Racing's Iain Percy reflects on Bermuda America's Cup - Artemis Racing's Iain Percy reflects on Bermuda 'Such an amazing journey Artemis Racing has had here in Bermuda'. 'Such an amazing journey Artemis Racing has had here in Bermuda'. Artemis Racing's Team Manager, Iain Percy, offers a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has been involved in or supported our challenge for the 35th America's Cup. by Artemis Racing Posted on 27 Jul Rooster RS Aero World Championships – Day 3 Rooster RS Aero World Championships – Day 3 At the daily Rooster prize giving, each fleet leader generously gave their top tips to the fleet. At the daily Rooster prize giving, each fleet leader generously gave their top tips to the fleet. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted on 27 Jul James Badenach's team wins the Gertrude Cup 2017 James Badenach's team wins the Gertrude Cup 2017 Whilst the winners received great appreciation from their rivals, there were 3 rowdy cheers for Grieg City Academy YC. A southwesterly gradient breeze built during the day, peaking at 20 knots, with the wind oscillating 20 degrees, producing a shifty race course in the Central Solent. by Louay Habib Posted on 27 Jul Swan yachts ready to compete in Copa del Rey MAPFRE regatta Swan yachts ready to compete in Copa del Rey MAPFRE regatta The 2017 edition is expected to be the biggest in history with 140 teams of 24 different nationalities. The 2017 edition is expected to be the biggest in history with 140 teams of 24 different nationalities. by Nautor's Swan Posted on 27 Jul US Sailing’s ODP Youth Travel Teams boost ambitious American sailors US Sailing’s ODP Youth Travel Teams boost ambitious American sailors ODP is offering support to American sailors competing at top int'l events this summer through four ODP Travel Teams US Sailing’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) is offering support to American sailors competing at top international events this summer through four ODP Travel Teams, which will compete at the Laser and Laser Radial U21 Worlds, the Laser Radial Youth Worlds, The Laser Radial Worlds (Open) and the recently-completed 49er Junior Worlds. US Sailing’s ODP named rosters of athletes for each event by US Sailing Posted on 27 Jul Beneteau Figaro 3 - the reveal of the production semi foiler Beneteau Figaro 3 - the reveal of the production semi foiler The world's first production semi-foiler, the The Figaro Beneteau 3 has left the yard The world's first production semi-foiler, the The Figaro Beneteau 3 has left the yard, and this video shows all her wares. The VPLP penned vessel is 9.75 long, with a 1.1m bowsprit, a beam of 3.4m and a displacement of just 2900kg. Given her designers' pedigree, she has adopted many Vendée type features, with a set back mast... by Sail-World Posted on 27 Jul Tour de France a la Voile - Mistral takes over in Marseille Tour de France a la Voile - Mistral takes over in Marseille Act 8 of the 40th Tour de France a la Voile did not get off to the most auspicious of starts in Marseille Act 8 of the 40th Tour de France a la Voile did not get off to the most auspicious of starts in Marseille as the region’s notorious Mistral wind put paid to any hopes of sailing today. While the Tour has so far encountered conditions crossing the spectrum from light and shifty to big and blustery, this is the first time since the event got underway in Dunkirk on 7th July by A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile Posted on 27 Jul Leaders deliver steady performances on Day 2 at 420 Open Europeans Leaders deliver steady performances on Day 2 at 420 Open Europeans Onto Day 2 at the 2017 420 Open European Championships, and two more races for each of the Open, Ladies and U17 fleets. Onto Day 2 at the 2017 420 Open European Championships, and two more races for each of the Open, Ladies and U17 fleets. As racing got underway around 1400 hours, the breeze was 11 knots, building to 15-16 knots, before decreasing to around 12-13 knots for the final stages of the day’s second races. by International 420 Class Association Posted on 27 Jul Slow catch up for Qualifying fleets at Moth Worlds + Video Slow catch up for Qualifying fleets at Moth Worlds + Video The 220 entrants from 25 nations were split into four groups, Yellow, Red, Blue and Green Qualifying fleets. There was still a lot of summer thunderstorm activity in the Lake Garda region but finally, racing got underway today on day two of the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2017 hosted by Fraglia Vela Malcesine. The 220 entrants from 25 nations were split into four groups, Yellow, Red, Blue and Green Qualifying fleets. by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 26 Jul 52 Super Series – Takashi Okura’s Sled win two to go second 52 Super Series – Takashi Okura’s Sled win two to go second The breeze was more right than the usual sea breeze direction, between 225 and 240 degrees today, from 10-13kts. The breeze was more right than the usual sea breeze direction, between 225 and 240 degrees today, from 10-13kts but it was very hard to read and use the lanes of strongest pressure. by 52 Super Series Posted on 26 Jul Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Azzurra is still in the game Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Azzurra is still in the game Sled got two wins today and is currently second overall behind the event’s leader, Ran. Quantum is in third place. Sled got two wins today and is currently second overall behind the event’s leader, Ran. Quantum is in third place. by Azzurra Posted on 26 Jul Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Races 4 and 5 images by Max Ranchi Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Races 4 and 5 images by Max Ranchi Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from Races 4 and 5 of Puerto Portals 52 Super Series. Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from Races 4 and 5 of Puerto Portals 52 Super Series. by Max Ranchi Posted on 26 Jul
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