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Clipper Race - British Olympians swap sports for new challenge at sea Clipper Race - British Olympians swap sports for new challenge at sea Joining this year’s Great Britain entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race are two athletes Joining this year’s Great Britain entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race are two athletes who have already spent their lives representing their country at the highest level. by Kathryn Foulkes Posted today at 11:34 am 470 Class Japan National Championships - Day 1 kicked off 470 Class Japan National Championships - Day 1 kicked off 113 entries from 15 countries – two current 470 World Champions are taking part in 470 class Japan National championship 113 entries from 15 countries – two current 470 World Champions are taking part in the 46th 470 class Japan National championship. For women, it is 31st Woman’s 470 National title. It is great to see 28 overseas teams including Olympic medalists and both Men & Women’s current 470 World Champions (AUS and POL). by Tomoko Nishi Posted today at 10:01 am SAP 505 Worlds Sailor Profile - Australian skipper Earle Alexander SAP 505 Worlds Sailor Profile - Australian skipper Earle Alexander Retired. I worked for the last 20 years as a Consultant Mining Engineer. Earle Alexander - Retired. I worked for the last 20 years as a Consultant Mining Engineer. For 30 years before that, I worked as Engineer and Manager in underground metal mines for mining companies and Government Mine Safety Inspectors. by Bill Wagner Posted today at 7:59 am Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Three sleeps to go! Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Three sleeps to go! With less than 72 hours before Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet line up on River Mersey to start 2017-18 edition With less than 72 hours before the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet line up on the River Mersey to start the 2017-18 edition of the 40,000 nautical mile race around the globe, anticipation is building in Albert Dock with crowds gathering to wish the fleet well. by Clipper Round the World Posted today at 4:23 am Formula Kite European Championship - Tough fight for podium Formula Kite European Championship - Tough fight for podium Nico Parlier (FRA, Ozone/Mikes Lab) took the men's title after neck on neck racing with his French rival Axel Mazella Nico Parlier (FRA, Ozone/Mikes Lab) took the men's title after neck on neck racing with his French rival Axel Mazella (FRA, Enata) with the lead swapping race by race on the final day in front of Tirmata Beach, Istanbul. by IKA Posted today at 3:10 am Megan Ploch and crew Earn win at Int’l Women’s Keelboat Championship Megan Ploch and crew Earn win at Int’l Women’s Keelboat Championship For the first time, revitalized International Women’s Keelboat Championship was held outside the United States. For the first time in event history, the revitalized International Women’s Keelboat Championship, a US Sailing Championship, was held outside the United States. Club de Vela La Peña A.C. in Valle de Bravo, Mexico hosted the 2017 edition of this historic event and provided the competitors with a unique experience. by US Sailing Posted today at 2:54 am US Grade Two Grand Slam begins this weekend in Chicago US Grade Two Grand Slam begins this weekend in Chicago Chicago Yacht Club and Chicago Match Race Center are co-hosting the first stop of the three-event, US Grand Slam Series. This weekend Chicago Yacht Club and Chicago Match Race Center are co-hosting the first stop of the three-event, US Grand Slam Series. The field of competitors includes twelve teams from five countries, seven of which are currently ranked in top 100 in World Sailing match racing rankings. Sailors will compete in CYC's fleet of Sonars just outside Belmont Harbor, alongside Chicago Air & Water Show. by Chicago Match Race Posted today at 2:28 am 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Day 2 - Newport long haul 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Day 2 - Newport long haul The sunny skies on Day One of 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship were replaced with low flying southerly squalls The sunny skies on Day One of the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport were replaced with low flying southerly squalls and an on-time 1100 start. PRO Anderson Reggio sent the fleet to the 'inside' Halfway Rock racecourse for what would be a very exciting, four-race day of Melges 20 sailing. by Melges 20 Posted today at 1:56 am Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 6 Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 6 With a second place finish in first race behind Rafael De La Hoz Tuells, Papadimitriou moved into a tie for first place Dimitris Papadimitriou of Greece, who was not ranked in the top 10 heading in to the Final Series, began pulling himself to the front with a third and fourth yesterday in gold fleet, and another incredible performance in today’s racing. by Katie Olsen Posted on 18 Aug Iranian finn sailor aims to make history at Tokyo 2020 Iranian finn sailor aims to make history at Tokyo 2020 He first stepped into a Finn in 2015 and took part in the Rio 2016 continental qualifier, with assistance from the FIDeS Ahmad Ahmadi is aiming to become the first Iranian sailor to compete at the Olympic Games. He opens his campaign at the 2017 Finn Gold Cup next month at Balatonfoldvar in Hungary and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help fund his Olympic dream and give him the best possible chances of success in Tokyo. by Robert Deaves Posted on 18 Aug Young prepared for tight battle at Laser Radial World Championship Young prepared for tight battle at Laser Radial World Championship The 30-year-old became the first British woman to win a World Championship in a solo Olympic dinghy class in Vallarta While Young says being defending champion has given extra impetus to this edition’s build-up, she knows it will count for little when she takes to the startline alongside 99 rivals from 41 nations when competition starts on the IJsselmeer next week by Anisha Walkerley / RYA Posted on 18 Aug 29er Hong Kong Open – Notice of race released 29er Hong Kong Open – Notice of race released With competitors due to start unloading containers of 29ers from the 21 December, a great turn out is expected With mild winter conditions of warm sea and air temperatures, great breeze and boasting some of the best race tracks available anywhere, all eyes will be on the world’s best 29er sailors competing here in Hong Kong by RHKYC Media Posted on 18 Aug Tasar World Championship in Gamagori Tasar World Championship in Gamagori As Libby said after the first race day of three races and five hours on the water, it was one of their toughest days The five race day event saw the outstanding North American crew from Seattle YC, former gold and bronze medal Olympians in the Flying Dutchman and 49’er Classes, Jonathan and Libby Johnson McKee, take out their fourth World Tasar Title by Jenny Sorensen Posted on 18 Aug A Pacific Yankee Doodle Dandy opening day at Melges 20 Nationals A Pacific Yankee Doodle Dandy opening day at Melges 20 Nationals On a traditional sunny, summer day, Newport is known for giving sailors a headfake with a weak On a traditional sunny, summer day, Newport is known for giving sailors a headfake with a weak, northerly, morning breeze, only to have that fade into a solid, southwest seabreeze. Knowing the conditions well and despite the solid northerly morning gradient, PRO Anderson Reggio wisely postponed the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship fleet, and settled on a 2 o'clock by Melges 20 Posted on 18 Aug Admiral’s Cup Regatta will span the generations Admiral’s Cup Regatta will span the generations Excitement in the yachting community surrounding the Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta has spread to all corners Excitement in the yachting community surrounding the Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta has spread to all corners of the sailing world. News of the event, to be held in Sydney this December, has also inspired some remarkable reunions. by David Salter Posted on 18 Aug Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 5 Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 5 The fleets were divided into Gold and Silver fleets, with additional Bronze and Emerald fleets for the boys Under gray skies and rain, the breeze built from 10 knots for the first race up around 15 knots for the second – the heaviest wind seen at the event thus far. by Katie Olsen Posted on 17 Aug OK Dinghy World No.1 for the third time for Greg Wilcox OK Dinghy World No.1 for the third time for Greg Wilcox Greg has returned to the top of the OK Dinghy World Ranking list for the third time since the World Ranking was created Tomasz Gaj and Pawel Pawlaczyk from Poland record career bests in second and third, as does fourth placed Henrik Kofoed. The August release includes 488 sailors, 56 of whom sailed their first ranking event in 2017. The Wiorld Ranking list, and the numbers sailing OK Dinghy, keeps getting bigger. by Robert Deaves Posted on 17 Aug 41st Annual Wooden Boat Festival - Overall report 41st Annual Wooden Boat Festival - Overall report Tall ships and everything in between—North America’s largest wooden boat festival celebrates its 41st year Tall ships, paddleboards, kayaks, tugboats, and everything in between—North America’s largest wooden boat festival celebrates its 41st year on September 8–10, 2017. Demonstrations, presentations, plays, music, dancing, and great food—this is a weekend of fun for all ages by Anika Colvin Posted on 17 Aug 2017 U.S. National Championship - Newport Pow Wow 2017 U.S. National Championship - Newport Pow Wow Summer sailing and racing in Newport is at its seasonal high point and smack dab in the middle of it all Summer sailing and racing in Newport is at its seasonal high point and smack dab in the middle of it all, is the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport happening on August 17-19. Three days of competitive sailing will take place under the careful management of PRO Anderson Reggio and his legion of local sailing and race committee volunteers. by Melges 20 Posted on 17 Aug 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships - Day 4 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships - Day 4 Three races were completed today in each fleet, concluding the qualifying series for the 2017 Laser Radial Youth Worlds Three races were completed today in each fleet, concluding the qualifying series for the 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships in Holland. by Katie Olsen Posted on 17 Aug
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