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America's Cup - All six teams race together for the first time America's Cup - All six teams race together for the first time All six America’s Cup teams taking part for the first time on the racecourse that will be used in the 35th America’s Cup More America’s Cup Class (ACC) practice racing has been taking place on Bermuda’s Great Sound, now with all six America’s Cup teams taking part for the first time on the racecourse that will be used in the 35th America’s Cup. Emirates Team New Zealand were the last team to arrive in the home of the 35th America’s Cup and raced for the first time today with a 2-2 win/loss record. by America's Cup Media/Sail-World.com/NZ Posted today at 2:55 am America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ score two wins in first hit-out America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ score two wins in first hit-out After less than one week since the first sail in Bermuda, Emirates Team New Zealand joined their opponents on the water After less than one week since the first sail in Bermuda, Emirates Team New Zealand joined their opponents on the water for the last day of the latest round of the America’s Cup Class (ACC) practice racing. All six America’s Cup teams, now based in Bermuda, took part in a series of match races in 8-10 knots of breeze, racing each other on the race course that the America’s Cup will take place s by Hamish Hooper, Emirates Team NZ Posted on 28 Apr Défi Wind and Défi Kite – The biggest sea marathon in south of France Défi Wind and Défi Kite – The biggest sea marathon in south of France Participants from any age and level come to brave the “Tramontane”. From 13 to 72 years old all are meeting in a festive Initiated by Philippe Bru (PBO), Wind Magazine, and the tourism office of Gruissan, this atypical event is based on a simple idea : to gather at the same place, same moment, and on the same starting line the greatest number of modern times sliders, professionals and amateurs. by Press Défi Wind and Défi Kite Posted on 28 Apr RC44 Sotogrande Cup – Rain does not stay on the plain RC44 Sotogrande Cup – Rain does not stay on the plain Rain of Old Testament magnitude descended on Spain's Costa del Sol for day two. While the wind was not excessive Even as RC44 crews and race management surfaced for their breakfast this morning, it was evident that the onshore easterly breeze, that had been blowing all night, had caused the sea state to build to the extent that waves were already breaking over the harbour wall. by RC44 Class Association Posted on 28 Apr 28th May announced as the America’s Cup Endeavour Day 28th May announced as the America’s Cup Endeavour Day The America’s Cup Endeavour Program is the America’s Cup’s ambitious youth sailing and educational program The America’s Cup Endeavour Program is the America’s Cup’s ambitious youth sailing and educational program, dedicated to inspiring everybody who engages with the initiative and to leaving a sporting legacy in Bermuda that has a strong, positive impact on the community. by America's Cup Posted on 28 Apr Challenging Qingdao tests Extreme Sailing Series fleet in Act 2 opener Challenging Qingdao tests Extreme Sailing Series fleet in Act 2 opener As the fleet of seven crews hit the water the wind was down to just a couple of knots, delaying the start of racing. China's Olympic Sailing City is renowned for its tricky weather conditions that can catch sailors off guard with sudden changes – and the opening day of Act 2 Qingdao 'Mazarin Cup' was a prime example. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 28 Apr Extreme Sailing Series – Team Oman Air promise to bounce back Extreme Sailing Series – Team Oman Air promise to bounce back Qingdao is notorious for delivering tricky conditions that can change in an instant, and that's just what happened today After almost two hours of bobbing around waiting for enough wind to allow action to commence, a solid 15-knot breeze swept over the seven-strong fleet allowing three races to be held. by Oman Sail Posted on 28 Apr World Masters Games - Medals for Australia, Britain and New Zealand World Masters Games - Medals for Australia, Britain and New Zealand The medals were shared between three nations as the sailing competition in the World Masters Games came to an end The Gold medals were shared between three nations as the sailing competition in the World Masters Games came to an end in Auckland today. Soon after Dan Slater (NZL) crossed the finish line in the final race in the Laser class, someone yelled out that he had finally picked up a Games medal at the fourth time of trying. by Yachting New Zealand Posted on 28 Apr Antigua Sailing Week – 8 teams contest Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge Antigua Sailing Week – 8 teams contest Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge Racing is done in two preliminary heats of three races each. The two top finishers of each heat go to the final round Racing is done in two preliminary heats of three races each. The two top finishers of each heat go to the final round, which also consists of three races. All races are approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length keeping them challenging and exciting to watch! by Louay Habib Posted on 28 Apr RYA announces new Olympic Performance Manager RYA announces new Olympic Performance Manager The RYA is delighted to complete its World Class Programme management team with the appointment of Mark Robinson Robinson, who joins the British Sailing Team in June from a Performance Manager role at Australian Sailing, takes on the post vacated by Stephen Park OBE and will lead the world’s leading Olympic sailing nation as it continues its quest for medal success in Tokyo 2020 and beyond. by Lindsey Bell / RYA Posted on 28 Apr Marion Bermuda 2017... an Extravaganza Marion Bermuda 2017... an Extravaganza Entries now stand at 60 yachts for the 2017 Marion Bermuda Race and there is still time to get off the fence Entries now stand at 60 yachts for the 2017 Marion Bermuda Race and there is still time to get off the fence and enter this classic, 40th Anniversary Race. by Talbot Wilson Posted on 28 Apr RC44 PRO earns his bucks on snakes and ladders opening day RC44 PRO earns his bucks on snakes and ladders opening day Sotogrande, Spain laid on a tricky first day of the 2017 RC44 Championship. Sotogrande, Spain laid on a tricky first day of the 2017 RC44 Championship. Nonetheless Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio read his crystal ball well enough to stage four races on this course which uniquely has Europe, Gibraltar and North Africa as a backdrop. by RC44 Class Association Posted on 28 Apr Mistral forecast tricked kite fleet on Day 3 at SWC - Hyeres Mistral forecast tricked kite fleet on Day 3 at SWC - Hyeres Despite a favourable forecast famous 'Mistral' winds never materialised during the third day of Sailing World Cup Hyeres Despite a favourable forecast, the famous 'Mistral' winds never materialised during the third day of the Sailing World Cup Hyeres. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted on 28 Apr America's Cup Champion forced out of Practice Race session + Video America's Cup Champion forced out of Practice Race session + Video Russell Coutts' comments following the conclusion of Practice Session 4 will be illuminating Five-time America's Cup winner, Russell Coutts' comments following the conclusion of Practice Session 4 will be illuminating. After the conclusion of four days of the five days scheduled racing in Bermuda, the Oracle Team USA CEO may find some of his comments on previous sessions coming back to haunt him. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 28 Apr Coast Guard finds Aids-to-Navigation shot and sunk near Block Island Coast Guard finds Aids-to-Navigation shot and sunk near Block Island Crew of Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis discovered a buoy sunk in water with bullet holes, near Block Island, Rhode Island. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis discovered a buoy sunk in the water with bullet holes, Monday, near Block Island, Rhode Island. The crew was conducting regular aids-to-navigation maintenance when they approached Clay Head buoy number 7 and found it submerged. The crew raised the 12,000-pound buoy and found 20 bullet holes in it. by Coast Guard First District Posted on 28 Apr North Sails - 60 years of sailmaking - 1986 12 Metre Worlds North Sails - 60 years of sailmaking - 1986 12 Metre Worlds In early 1986, a series of races were held off of Fremantle as a precursor to the 1987 America’s Cup. In early 1986, a series of races were held off of Fremantle as a precursor to the 1987 America’s Cup. Dubbed the 12 Metre World Championship, a dozen syndicates competed in what they considered a “shakedown series” to test their boats against the competition. Some of the teams had new builds, their first development boats. by North Sails Posted on 27 Apr Heiner's consistency pays dividends in Sailing World Cup Hyères Heiner's consistency pays dividends in Sailing World Cup Hyères Heiner has been one of the most reliable performers with a string of top five finishes to lead in the Finn. Out of the 534 racers from 52 nations, racing across the ten Olympic events, Foiling Formula Kiteboarding and 2.4 Norlin OD, Heiner has been one of the most reliable performers with a string of top five finishes to lead in the Finn. by Daniel Smith and Richard Aspland - World Sailing Posted on 27 Apr World Cup Series Hyeres – Dylan and Stuart hold their nerve on Day 3 World Cup Series Hyeres – Dylan and Stuart hold their nerve on Day 3 Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell held on to their 49er World Cup lead in Hyeres, France, on Thursday Wind conditions built later than anticipated on this third day of competition, and knowing that Friday’s forecast looks set to bring big breeze and potentially a day confined to shore, sailors and race management alike were eager to eke out the best conditions and complete the day’s schedule. by Lindsey Bell / RYA Posted on 27 Apr Points close as Heiner takes lead on Day 3 of World Cup Series Hyeres Points close as Heiner takes lead on Day 3 of World Cup Series Hyeres Nicholas Heiner from the Netherlands has risen to the top of the Finn rankings after the third day France’s Fabian Pic also moved up, to second, while Great Britain’s Ben Cornish didn’t have the best day, and dropped to third. Race wins went to Brazil’s Jorge Zarif and Norway’s Anders Pedersen. by Robert Deaves Posted on 27 Apr Clagett Oakcliff Match Race Regatta announces coaches Clagett Oakcliff Match Race Regatta announces coaches The 2016 regatta, which had eight teams from across the US taking part will increase to 10 teams in 2017. The 2016 regatta, which had eight teams from across the US taking part will increase to 10 teams in 2017. It is expected there will be teams from the US, and international teams from Canada, parts of Europe and the Caribbean have expressed interest in attending. by Sam Crichton Posted on 27 Apr
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