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RORC Caribbean 600 race kicks off tomorrow RORC Caribbean 600 race kicks off tomorrow The light air forecast is not good news for the Italian ocean racing trimaran which is designed for much stronger winds. Soldini’s men have been monitoring the weather situation closely after the formation of a low-pressure storm system far to the north of Antigua disrupted the normal strong trade wind conditions. by studio-imagina.it Posted today at 6:00 pm Vendée Globe – Roura to finish Monday morning with Super Superbigou Vendée Globe – Roura to finish Monday morning with Super Superbigou Eleven skippers have already finished and eleven were forced to abandon their race. Seven solo racers were still at sea this Sunday afternoon. Eleven skippers have already finished and eleven were forced to abandon their race. by Vendée Globe Posted today at 5:40 pm Spectacular opening for the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 Spectacular opening for the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 The highly acclaimed Antigua Band 1761 took to the stage and lit the blue touch paper. Sailors enjoyed a traditional Caribbean welcome with the Panache Steel Orchestra opening the musical entertainment, complimentary drinks and fine Caribbean fayre. by RORC Press Posted today at 5:05 pm Have you tried foiling yet? Top tips from Marko at Wildwind Have you tried foiling yet? Top tips from Marko at Wildwind Wildwind invested in foiling kits for some of their Laser fleet, converting the standard Laser in to a flying machine. In 2016 Wildwind invested in foiling kits for some of their Laser fleet, converting the standard everyday Laser in to a flying machine. ‘Can it be that easy?’ we here you cry, well you’re right but fortunately the Wildwind staff are not ones for turning down a challenge and have put a lot of time in to finding the optimum techniques so that you can be flying as soon as possible. by Wildwind Posted today at 11:25 am 18ft Skiffs - Thurlow Fisher take another win as JJ's loom 18ft Skiffs - Thurlow Fisher take another win as JJ's loom Today’s Race 11 of Australian 18 Footers League’s Club Championship on Sydney Harbour took on even greater importance With the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship just six days away, today’s Race 11 of the Australian 18 Footers League’s Club Championship on Sydney Harbour took on even greater importance than usual for the 19 teams contesting the event. A 10-15 knots ESE wind allowed all teams to set their big number one rigs. by Frank Quealey Posted today at 7:14 am H.H NOOD Regatta - Local sailors make waves on Tampa Bay during Day 2 H.H NOOD Regatta - Local sailors make waves on Tampa Bay during Day 2 Michael Zonnenberg, of the Lightning division, is currently one of only two local skippers leading a class. With sailors from across the country and beyond in town for the annual Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta this weekend, stand-out local skippers were a highlight of Saturday's competition. Michael Zonnenberg, of the Lightning division, is currently one of only two local skippers leading a class. by Evily Giannopoulos Posted today at 3:27 am Krabi waters deliver a spectacular Day 3 of the Bay Regatta 2017 Krabi waters deliver a spectacular Day 3 of the Bay Regatta 2017 Opting for just two starts each day – monohulls / multihulls – has proven a successful strategy for 2017 The Bay Regatta Opting for just two starts each day – monohulls and multihulls – has proven a successful strategy for the 2017 The Bay Regatta, getting the boats off early and enjoying the good breeze and eye-candy that is the Andaman triangle of Phuket-Phang Nga-Krabi. by Event Media Posted on 18 Feb Amedeo writes his own Vendée Globe story Amedeo writes his own Vendée Globe story Parisian political journalist turned solo ocean race Fabrice Amedeo secured 11th place when he crossed the finish line Parisian political journalist turned solo ocean race Fabrice Amedeo secured 11th place when he crossed the finish line off Les Sables d'Olonne at 09 hrs 03 m UTC this morning Saturday 18th February. by Vendée Globe Posted on 18 Feb Vendee Globe - Under a square head jury rig and storm jib - Day 104 Vendee Globe - Under a square head jury rig and storm jib - Day 104 Conrad Colman updates from the Atlantic as he makes 6.2kts under Jury Rig with 488nm remaining to sail Conrad Colman updates from the Atlantic as he makes 6.2kts under Jury Rig with 488nm remaining to sail to reach the finish line of the Vendee Globe. The single handed sailor is attempting to become the first competitor in the eight editions of the solo non-stop round the world race to complete the course using only natural energy. He has 200nm under the makeshift rig by Conrad Colman and Sail-World Posted on 18 Feb Amedeo writes his own Vendée Globe story - 11th place Amedeo writes his own Vendée Globe story - 11th place Fabrice Amedeo secured 11th place in the Vendée Globe when he crossed the finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne Journalist and solo ocean race Fabrice Amedeo secured 11th place in the Vendée Globe when he crossed the finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne at 09 hrs 03 m UTC this morning Saturday 18th February. His excellent finish represents the culmination of a dream to take part in the famous solo ocean race around the world. Sailing Newrest-Matmut Amedeo's elapsed time for the course is 103 d 21h 1 m. by Vendee Globe Posted on 18 Feb EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour - Douillard avenges upset with victory EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour - Douillard avenges upset with victory French sailing star Thierry Douillard avenged shock last-minute defeat in opening stage of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour French sailing star Thierry Douillard avenged a shock last-minute defeat in the opening stage of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour by snatching victory in round two of the Gulf classic on Friday. by Oman Sail Posted on 18 Feb 2016 Community Sailing and Training Award winners recognized at NSPS 2016 Community Sailing and Training Award winners recognized at NSPS 2016 Community Sailing and Training Award winners were celebrated as part of 2017 National Sailing Programs Symposium The 2016 Community Sailing and Training Award winners were celebrated on Thursday night as part of the 2017 National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. by Jake Fish Posted on 18 Feb Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta - Day 1 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta - Day 1 Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta Series kicked off its first event of year today in St. Petersburg, Fla The Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta Series kicked off its first event of the year today in St. Petersburg, Fla. Although light winds delayed racing until mid-afternoon, most of the 13 competing fleets were able to complete two races on the first day of the weekend-long event. by Evily Giannopoulos Posted on 18 Feb Phaedo^3 finishes first in the Antigua 360 Race Phaedo^3 finishes first in the Antigua 360 Race Today Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 Phaedo3 took part in the second edition of the Antigua 360º Race Today Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 Phaedo3 took part in the second edition of the Antigua 360º Race which was a 52 mile anticlockwise circumnavigation of Antigua. Organized by the Superyacht Challenge committee, entry is exclusively reserved for boats entered in the ninth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 offshore classic. by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Posted on 18 Feb A great excuse for FINNtastic racing – Finn Masters Magazine A great excuse for FINNtastic racing – Finn Masters Magazine It must be close to the start of the European Finn season, with the publication of the Finn Masters Magazine this week. It must be close to the start of the European Finn season, with the publication of fourth edition the Finn Masters Magazine and Yearbook this week. by Robert Deaves Posted on 17 Feb J Class to race its first ever World Championship this year J Class to race its first ever World Championship this year Just over one hundred years on from the advent of the Universal Rule, the J Class will get to race World Championship. Just over one hundred years on from the advent of the Universal Rule, to which they were originally built, the J Class will this year get to race its first ever World Championship. by International Maxi Association Posted on 17 Feb Hunt and Betsy honored with US Sailing's highest award Hunt and Betsy honored with US Sailing's highest award Hunt and Betsy Lawrence are being awarded the highest award that US Sailing can give, the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy Hunt and Betsy Lawrence are being awarded the highest award that US Sailing can give, the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy. by Oakcliff Sailing Posted on 17 Feb Spain’s Xabi Fernández to skipper MAPFRE in Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 Spain’s Xabi Fernández to skipper MAPFRE in Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 Xabi will return to the Volvo Ocean Race after finishing his work for Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup campaign. The 40-year-old Xabi, who has taken part in the Volvo Ocean Race four times, won Olympic gold in Athens 2004, and followed that up with a silver in 2008 – both times alongside his long-term sailing partner Iker Martínez. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 17 Feb Volvo Ocean Race - MAPFRE name Xabi Fernández as skipper Volvo Ocean Race - MAPFRE name Xabi Fernández as skipper The Basque sailor Xabi Fernández will be once again skipper of the VO65 MAPFRE in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 The Basque sailor Xabi Fernández will be once again skipper of the VO65 MAPFRE in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, a responsibility that he undertook in the last edition of the race, alongside Iker Martínez. Xabi, born in Ibarra (Basque Country, Spain) in 1976, has a lengthy professional career as an elite sportsman, and an outstanding list of achievements in all the major world sailing events. by DesafioMAPFRE Posted on 17 Feb Vendée Globe – Arnaud Boissières takes tenth place Vendée Globe – Arnaud Boissières takes tenth place Arnaud Boissières crossed the finish line at 0826hrs UTC this Friday morning to take 10th place in the non-stop race. After a slow final night at sea in very light airs as he waited to arrive after sunrise, Arnaud Boissières crossed the finish line at 0826hrs UTC this Friday morning to take 10th place in the non-stop solo round the world race. by Vendée Globe Posted on 17 Feb
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