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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 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 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 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 Cornish and Pic open the scoring in World Cup Series Hyeres Cornish and Pic open the scoring in World Cup Series Hyeres Ramshaw took the left track downwind and passed Cornish, who later admitted he had not seen the Oscar flag flying. Race one got started in a pleasant 9-11 knots with Oscar flag flying for free pumping. After a route up the middle right, Cornish squeezed round the top mark in the lead from Italy’s Filippo Baldassari and Henry Wetherall of Great Britain. by Robert Deaves Posted on 25 Apr Sailing World Cup Hyères – Laying down a marker Sailing World Cup Hyères – Laying down a marker Over 500 sailors from 52 nations opened their quest for World Cup honours, personal best performances and bragging right In the 38 strong Women's Windsurfer fleet, Israel's Noga Geller came out flying with superb starts and speed. Feeling comfortable in the conditions, she snapped up the first two race wins. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted on 25 Apr America's Cup - Artemis Racing shifts into dog-fighting mode America's Cup - Artemis Racing shifts into dog-fighting mode The third round of America's Cup ACC practice racing got underway in Bermuda on Monday, April 24. The third round of America's Cup ACC practice racing got underway in Bermuda on Monday, April 24. Skipper Nathan Outteridge says Match Racing skills have always been a big part of a successful campaign and the team at Artemis Racing is now working hard at improving its “dog fighting” tactics. by Artemis Racing and Sail-World Posted on 25 Apr A Few Rays - When you think of sunscreen as a filter.... A Few Rays - When you think of sunscreen as a filter.... If a sunscreen is a filter of UV rays, how much is enough? If a sunscreen is a filter of UV rays, how much is enough? Where the skin is exposed and a sunscreen is working for you, it is filtering UV rays. Some of those rays always get through. The percentage of the high energy UVB rays (said to cause sunburn) that get through to cells in the skin can be determined by the claimed SPF of the product you are using. by Indepthskincare Posted on 25 Apr Charleston Race Week - Overall report Charleston Race Week - Overall report Charleston Race Week 2017 took place in April 20-23 2017. ORC rule was implemented as the principal handicap rule Charleston Race Week 2017 took place in April 20-23 2017. ORC rule was implemented as the principal handicap rule for the Charleston Race Week 2017, it was the first time this system was used in a major North American regatta. Thirty boats raced in four separate ORC Classes at this event. by MagMarin / Wraceboats Posted on 25 Apr World Cup Series in Hyères – Racing needs to be fast, not the food World Cup Series in Hyères – Racing needs to be fast, not the food Spanish sisters, Carla and Marta Munté Carrasco, sail together in the 49erFX and know they have a problem. Many sailors will be brimming with confidence after browsing the weather forecast and will be striving for gold in Hyères. But it is a team small in stature that know exactly where they stand in terms of performance that intrigues. by Richard Aspland - World Sailing Posted on 24 Apr
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