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SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Sam Heck and Robert Marcus in action SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Sam Heck and Robert Marcus in action Sam Heck and Merry Cheers decided that just having bought a new Farr 40 race boat, Viva La Vida, wasn’t quite enough. Sam Heck and Merry Cheers decided that just having bought a new Farr 40 race boat, Viva La Vida, wasn’t quite enough. They wanted to race it, right away. So they entered the 2017 SCYA Midwinter Regatta through Long Beach Yacht Club, which hosted their class, and won in the first racing sailboat that they have ever owned. by Rick Roberts Posted today at 4:05 am Overall winner crowned at Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. Petersburg Overall winner crowned at Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. Petersburg The first event of 2017 Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta wrapped in St. Petersburg on Sunday. The first event of the 2017 Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta wrapped in St. Petersburg on Sunday. After a weekend of close competition in the Lightning division, the class winner — Steve Hayden, 49, of Lake Mary, Fla. — was awarded the regatta’s overall prize. by Evily Giannopoulos Posted today at 2:41 am Vendée Globe – Alan Roura takes twelfth place Vendée Globe – Alan Roura takes twelfth place Race rookie Roura’s elapsed time for the 27,700 mile course is 105 days, 20 hours 10 mins and 32 seconds. Roura’s finish reflects his exceptional drive and tenacity and belies the very tight budget which the young sailor ran his programme on. by Vendée Globe Posted today at 9:16 am Vendee Globe - From Conrad Colman this evening Vendee Globe - From Conrad Colman this evening I might not be going very fast but I'm certainly keeping busy here on Foresight Natural Energy. I might not be going very fast but I'm certainly keeping busy here on Foresight Natural Energy. Indeed, never have I worked so hard to go so slowly! The problem is that I am sailing upwind in light winds which is never a recipe for breathless speed and certainly not now! Going downwind on a slow boat, the wind pushes against the windward side of the sail by Vendee Globe Posted today at 4:34 am The Bay Regatta 2017 wraps with a picture postcard final day The Bay Regatta 2017 wraps with a picture postcard final day The fourth and final day of The Bay Regatta, Chang Beer Race Day, saw all fleet sail a short loop around islands The fourth and final day of The Bay Regatta, the Chang Beer Race Day, saw all the fleet sail a short loop around islands off Krabi’s Railay Beach before heading out for a straight shot back to the southern end of Koh Yao Yai with the racing boats doing a slightly longer course than the cruisers. by Event Media Posted on 19 Feb 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 on 19 Feb 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 on 19 Feb 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 on 19 Feb 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 on 19 Feb 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 on 19 Feb 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 on 19 Feb 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
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