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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 today at 7:21 am 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 today at 10:09 am Zhik 2018 29er Worlds - Official Hotel announced Zhik 2018 29er Worlds - Official Hotel announced RHKYC is pleased to announce L’hotel Island South as Official Hotel Partner for Zhik Hong Kong 29er Worlds Champs 2018. The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is pleased to announce L’hotel Island South as the Official Hotel Partner for the Zhik Hong Kong 29er Worlds Championships 2018. L’hotel Island South are pleased to offer special rates and benefits exclusively for participants for the period 24 December 2017 to 9 January 2018. by RHKYC Posted today at 7:45 am 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 today at 5:44 am 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 today at 5:08 am 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 today at 2:19 am 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 today at 1:28 am 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 America's Cup - Close call as Emirates TNZ takes a nosedive in Bermuda America's Cup - Close call as Emirates TNZ takes a nosedive in Bermuda Emirates Team New Zealand was caught in a gust recorded at 24.3kts and nosedived today in Bermuda. With fresh winds forecast to ease later in the day, Emirates Team New Zealand left the harbour at the Royal Dockyard to head for a training session. She was caught in a gust recorded at 24.3kts and nosedived. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 26 Apr New faces in town with RC44 Sotogrande Cup set to begin New faces in town with RC44 Sotogrande Cup set to begin This event follows from last season's RC44 World Championship also held off this magnificent development Of the eight teams competing off Sotogrande, favourite is Igor Lah's Team CEEREF. Not only is the cockpit on the Slovenian RC44 adorned with the overall championship leader's 'golden wheels', but Lah's team also won the World Championship here in 2016. by RC44 Class Association Posted on 26 Apr Sailing World Cup Hyères –Day 2– Zegers and van Veen show how its done Sailing World Cup Hyères –Day 2– Zegers and van Veen show how its done Afrodite Zegers and Anneloes van Veen were unstoppable on day two, winning both Women's 470 races in convincing style Out of the 534 competitors from 52 nations racing across ten Olympic events, Open Kiteboarding and 2.4 Norlin OD, the Dutch team were the standout performers. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted on 26 Apr Women’s Sailing Conference slated for June 3 Marblehead, MA Women’s Sailing Conference slated for June 3 Marblehead, MA The event, which features hands-on land and water-based workshops and seminars, offers women a fantastic opportunity The event, which features hands-on land and water-based workshops and seminars, offers women a fantastic opportunity to learn or hone sailing skills, network with other women sailors from all over the United States and gain the confidence necessary to become a valuable crew member or knowledgeable skipper by BoatUS Posted on 26 Apr GC32 Racing Tour Owner-Driver Championship heats up GC32 Racing Tour Owner-Driver Championship heats up Unique aspect of GC32 is that compared to other foiling catamarans, it is simpler to sail and logistically easier to run Team Argo is sailing with the same crew as it had for February’s GC32 Championship in Oman, including leading American Moth and big boat sailor Anthony Kotoun and British former Olympic and America’s Cup sailor Alister Richardson. by GC32 Racing Posted on 26 Apr RORC Season's Points Championship and Cervantes Trophy Race preview RORC Season's Points Championship and Cervantes Trophy Race preview Over 5000 sailors from all over the world will race in the biggest offshore sailing competition in the world. Over 5000 sailors from all over the world will race in the biggest offshore sailing competition in the world. While this year the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race is the showcase event, there are fourteen testing races that make up the championship, and every race has its own coveted prize for the overall winner and for class honours. by Louay Habib Posted on 26 Apr Racing in Formula Kite Short Track format at Day 1 of SWC - Hyeres Racing in Formula Kite Short Track format at Day 1 of SWC - Hyeres Over 500 sailors from 52 nations opened their quest for World Cup honours, personal best performances/bragging rights Over 500 sailors from 52 nations opened their quest for World Cup honours, personal best performances and bragging rights as the second event of the 2017 series got underway in Hyères, France. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted on 26 Apr Biggest Round the World Ocean Race returns to Liverpool Biggest Round the World Ocean Race returns to Liverpool The biggest round-the-world ocean race is to return to Liverpool with start and finish of this unique global challenge The biggest round-the-world ocean race is to return to Liverpool with the start and finish of this unique global challenge moving from the capital back to the River Mersey on the tenth anniversary of its last partnership with the region. by Amy Martindale Posted on 26 Apr 2018 BVI Spring Regatta adds new race to Sailing Festival 2018 BVI Spring Regatta adds new race to Sailing Festival On the heels of the 2017 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, preparations have already begun for 2018. On the heels of the 2017 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, preparations have already begun for 2018. The week of March 27 - April 1 will offer the unique opportunity to race under a full moon. With that illumination, we will run the inaugural 'Full Moon Race, 64 Islands ~One Brilliant Night'. by BVI Spring Regatta Posted on 26 Apr Giant international gathering for Rolex Fastnet Race Giant international gathering for Rolex Fastnet Race August's Rolex Fastnet Race remains on track for a record-sized fleet. Currently 390 boats are entered August's Rolex Fastnet Race remains on track for a record-sized fleet. Currently 390 boats are entered: 338 competing for the main IRC handicap prize; the remainder racing for their own trophies in the Class40, IMOCA 60, Volvo Ocean 65 and Multihull grand prix classes. by James Boyd Posted on 26 Apr America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ hooks up in Bermuda with Brits +Video America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ hooks up in Bermuda with Brits +Video Emirates Team New Zealand were training again on the Great Sound in Bermuda, in fresh winds of over 25kts from the ESE. Emirates Team New Zealand were training again on the Great Sound in Bermuda, in fresh winds of over 25kts from the ESE. MyislandhomeBDA caught the America's Cup Challenger as they had their first real hook-up with another team - lining up against Britain's Land Rover BAR. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 25 Apr America's Cup - Tom Slingsby explains optimal ride height America's Cup - Tom Slingsby explains optimal ride height Ever wondered whether there is a difference between riding high or low in a foiling AC50? Ever wondered whether there is a difference between riding high or low in a foiling AC50? Does the old maxim with catamarans apply - that you are at your most efficient with the hull just clear of the water? At what point to AC50's start sliding sideways - like a Laser dinghy with its centreboard raised too high? by Oracle Team USA/Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 25 Apr
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