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America's Cup - Tech Tuesday - Why AC50's sail bow down - Video America's Cup - Tech Tuesday - Why AC50's sail bow down - Video OTUSA tactician Tom Slingsby (AUS) explains why the AC50's sail with bow down trim Why do the America's Cup Class catamarans sail with bow down trim? It's a common question. Helmsman and Tactician Tom Slingsby? provides a detailed answer in this #TechTuesday feature. by Oracle Team USA Posted today at 10:15 am America's Cup - Touchdown and take-off for Emirates Team NZ in Bermuda America's Cup - Touchdown and take-off for Emirates Team NZ in Bermuda Today the team's America’s Cup Class race boat was out sailing on Bermuda's Great Sound for the first time It is just over three weeks since Emirates Team New Zealand was sailing in New Zealand, and today the teams America’s Cup Class race boat was out sailing on Bermuda's Great Sound for the first time under inquisitive gaze of an armada of competitors' chase boats getting a first hand glimpse of the kiwi boat by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted today at 2:10 am Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 2 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 2 On second day of Melges 24 European Sailing Series first regatta sailors would have wished some wind to go to sailing Who would wish more than sunshine and the blue sky from the nice spring morning? Here in Portoroz, Slovenia on the second day of the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series first regatta the sailors would have wished some wind to go to sailing, but instead AP was hoisted by PRO Bojan Gale until breeze came around midday. by Melges 24 Posted today at 4:10 am Wild Day 2 at Sperry Charleston Race Week Wild Day 2 at Sperry Charleston Race Week For a second day, Charleston Harbor and open ocean just offshore provided near-perfect conditions for over 200 teams For a second straight day, Charleston Harbor and the open ocean just offshore provided near-perfect conditions for over 200 competing teams at Sperry Charleston Race Week 2017. Boats across all six courses faced brisk southerly winds of 15-20 knots, while the offshore boats saw five-foot waves and big gusts on the second day of the biggest multiclass keelboat regatta in the Americas. by Charleston Race Week Posted today at 3:21 am America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ has first sail in Bermuda + Video America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ has first sail in Bermuda + Video Emirates Team NZ has just completed for their first sail in Bermuda, in preparation for the racing phase of AC35 Emirates Team New Zealand has just completed for their first sail in Bermuda, in preparation for the racing phase of the 2017 America's Cup campaign. The team, the last to arrive in Bermuda, returned to their base in the Royal Dockyard around 7.15pm local time (1015am NZT). by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 22 Apr America's Cup - Images from Practice Race Session 2 in Bermuda. America's Cup - Images from Practice Race Session 2 in Bermuda. Images have just been posted by America's Cup organisers of the second Practice Session conducted between April 6-7. Images have just been posted by America's Cup organisers of the second Practice Session conducted in Bermuda between April 6-7. Images are not available from the third session which finished on April 12. The next Practice Session is a five day one beginning on April 24 to April 28. by Austin Wong/ACEA and Sail-World.comNZ Posted on 22 Apr The Vendée Globe skippers hosted at the Elysée Palace The Vendée Globe skippers hosted at the Elysée Palace The Elysée Palace yesterday hosted a grand ceremony where the Head of State honoured the heroes of offshore racing. The Elysée Palace yesterday hosted a grand ceremony where the Head of State honoured the heroes of offshore racing. Twenty-three of the twenty-nine Vendée Globe skippers attended the event, gathering around winner Armel Le Cléac’h, appointed Knight of the Legion of Honour. by Vendee Globe Posted on 22 Apr Boat International partners with NZ Millennium Cup 2018 Boat International partners with NZ Millennium Cup 2018 Boat International partners with NZ Millennium Cup 2018 to celebrate superyacht regatta’s tenth anniversary Boat International Media, the global authority on superyachts and the luxury lifestyle that goes with them, has today announced that it will be partnering with the NZ Millennium Cup superyacht regatta, to be held in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands in January 2018. by Georgina Ince Posted on 22 Apr 48th anniversary of Sir Robin’s Golden Globe victory 48th anniversary of Sir Robin’s Golden Globe victory Robin Knox-Johnston set off for Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, striving to be the first person to sail single handed In 1968, when 29 year-old Robin Knox-Johnston set off for the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, striving to be the first person to sail single handed, nonstop around the world was not the only challenge he had to overcome. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 22 Apr Golden Globe Race Plymouth start confirmed Golden Globe Race Plymouth start confirmed The 2018 Golden Globe Race will start from Plymouth on Saturday June 30, 2018. The 2018 Golden Globe Race will start from Plymouth on Saturday June 30, 2018. The Race marks the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s victory in the Sunday Times Golden Globe solo non-stop round the world Race back in 1968/9. by Golden Globe Race Posted on 22 Apr 35 days to go until the start of the 35th America's Cup 35 days to go until the start of the 35th America's Cup Friday 21st April is another milestone in the countdown to the start of the 35th America’s Cup Friday 21st April is another milestone in the countdown to the start of the 35th America’s Cup as it marks exactly 35 days to go until the greatest race on water begins in Bermuda. by America's Cup Posted on 22 Apr Crewsaver appointed as Official Safety Provider to 35th America’s Cup Crewsaver appointed as Official Safety Provider to 35th America’s Cup Crewsaver has announced today that it has been selected to be the Official Safety Provider to the 35th America’s Cup Crewsaver has announced today, 21st April 2017, that it has been selected to be the Official Safety Provider to the 35th America’s Cup, which will take place in Bermuda from 26th May to 27th June 2017. by America's Cup Posted on 22 Apr New rules add spice for breezy opening to Sperry Charleston Race Week New rules add spice for breezy opening to Sperry Charleston Race Week It was a tale of two mornings for the more than 200 boats taking to the water today for the opening day It was a tale of two mornings for the more than 200 boats taking to the water today for the opening day of 2017 Sperry Charleston Race Week. Over 150 inshore boats on four circles inside Charleston’s world-famous harbor faced hot temperatures, flat water, and sedate wind of four - six knots on their first race. In the meantime, the 46 offshore and Pursuit class boats were battling steep by Charleston Race Week Posted on 22 Apr Just a perfect Day 1 of Melges 24 European Sailing Series Just a perfect Day 1 of Melges 24 European Sailing Series The Race Committee under the supervision of PRO Bojan Gale managed to execute three great races for the first event Just a perfect day! What else can you say about the day where all matches: wonderful weather with blue skies and sunshine, nice sea breeze up to 13 knots from South-West and happy Melges 24 sailors enjoying all of it at the first regatta by IM24CA Posted on 21 Apr World Cup Series Hyères – Returning to action World Cup Series Hyères – Returning to action There will be a Riou partnering Besson, but this time it will be in the shape of former Laser Radial competitor, Amélie. Besson, along with partner Marie Riou, won all four Nacra 17 World Championship titles in the Rio 2016 quadrennial but failed to capitalise on that dominance as a back injury hampered any Olympic medal ambitions the pair harboured. by Richard Aspland - World Sailing Posted on 21 Apr Bella Mente Racing revving up for a challenging European Race Circuit Bella Mente Racing revving up for a challenging European Race Circuit With rigorous Caribbean circuit in the rearview mirror, Bella Mente Racing looks ahead to even more challenging battles At Les Voiles de St. Barth, there is no option for a premature starter to return to the line and restart; instead, a 10% penalty is added to the boat’s final time upon finishing the race. Bella Mente continued to sail a fantastic race, taking first place on corrected time, but due to the penalty fell to sixth, which ultimately hurt the team’s overall ranking. by Kirsten Ferguson Posted on 21 Apr It's time for Qingdao and China round of the Extreme Sailing Series It's time for Qingdao and China round of the Extreme Sailing Series The countdown is on as the teams prepare to take to the water for the second Act in China's Olympic Sailing City Following an epic season opener in Muscat in March, the racing reconvenes over China's May Labour Day holiday weekend, with open water racing on day one followed by Stadium Racing in Fushan Bay, a venue notorious for its temperamental weather that has previously seen multiple capsizes caused by its unexpected gusts. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 21 Apr Friday Afternoon... Friday Afternoon... What does every Friday afternoon need? A look at a cool boat, and today’s is the awesome SuperFoiler. What does every Friday afternoon need? A look at a cool boat, and today’s is the awesome SuperFoiler. They have had a rebranding just recently, but far more importantly, some test sailing - YeeHaaaaaaaa! Jack Macartney has told us, “It’s been a huge couple of months for us. We were thrilled to recently launch SuperFoiler Boat 1 in Callala Bay (Jervis Bay Yacht Club).... by John Curnow Posted on 21 Apr The Queen’s Cup will include an ORR Fleet in 2017 The Queen’s Cup will include an ORR Fleet in 2017 We are pleased to announce that we will be accepting registrations for fully crewed boats with a current ORR certificate Calling all fully crewed boats with ORR certificates. We are pleased to announce that we will now be accepting registrations for fully crewed boats with a current ORR certificate for the 2017 Queen’s Cup Race. We have just updated the website and entry form. Please go to our website at www.ssyc.org, to the Queen’s Cup tab, for the amended NoR and revised entry form. by SSYC Posted on 21 Apr The 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta – Overall report The 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta – Overall report Nearly 50 classic yachts have gathered in Nelson's Dockyard for the 30th edition of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Nearly 50 classic yachts have gathered in Nelson's Dockyard for the 30th edition of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, on now until April 25th. Racing begins tomorrow, Friday, April 21st, and spectators can watch the starts each day at 10 am from Shirley Heights, Fort Charlotte, and Fort Berkeley. by Antigua Nice Posted on 21 Apr
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