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JJ Giltinan Trophy - Images from the Invitation Race JJ Giltinan Trophy - Images from the Invitation Race Michael Chittenden, was on Sydney Harbour this afternoon for the Invitation of the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs Top Sydney skiff photographer, Michael Chittenden, was on Sydney Harbour this afternoon for the Invitation of the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship. Winds were light to non-existent, until a bit of puff appeared out of Rose Bay allowing the fleet to sail a three leg course. Here's the images from the day by Michael Chittenden Posted today at 10:52 am Vendee Globe - Last night at sea for CrazyKiwi Superhero Conrad Colman Vendee Globe - Last night at sea for CrazyKiwi Superhero Conrad Colman At the latest position report at 0430UTC dismasted solo sailor Conrad Colman is 67nm from the finish at Les Sables At the latest position report at 0430UTC dismasted solo sailor Conrad Colman is 67nm from the finish at Les Sables d'Olonne and looks set to complete one of the most inspiring race finishes in sailing history. After latching into a more favourable weather system, Colman's speed has tripled to around 6.7kts and he is expected to finish in 10hrs or 1430hrs UTC. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted today at 3:11 am International Maxi Association 2017 program full due to new events International Maxi Association 2017 program full due to new events The 2017 calendar, open to owners of all maxi boats (ie 60+ft LOA), features two new events in the Mediterranean. The 2017 calendar, open to owners of all maxi boats (ie 60+ft LOA), features two new events in the Mediterranean. by International Maxi Association Posted today at 12:35 pm Clipper Race Coxswain Training commences Clipper Race Coxswain Training commences We often tell the stories of the 40 per cent of crew who take on the Clipper Race with no previous sailing experience We often tell the stories of the 40 per cent of crew who take on the Clipper Race with no previous sailing experience, but there are also many talented and experienced sailors amongst the fleet. by Clipper Ventures Posted today at 11:40 am JJ Giltinan Trophy - ILVE in action ahead of the JJ's - Video JJ Giltinan Trophy - ILVE in action ahead of the JJ's - Video The ILVE 18ft Skiff Team are back and in a brand new boat. Now see it in action! The ILVE 18ft Skiff Team are back and in a brand new boat. We brought you the video of how they turned it into a silver bullet with a mirror-finish chrome vinyl wrap. Now see it in action! by Hartas Productions Posted today at 11:28 am Tawera Racing joins Extreme Sailing Series line-up in Muscat Tawera Racing joins Extreme Sailing Series line-up in Muscat Team has been formed to give New Zealand's sailors a launch pad into the cutting-edge world of foiling multihull racing. The seventh challenger for Act one is announced today in the form of New Zealand-flagged Tawera Racing, which will compete as a full season entry. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted today at 11:09 am EFG Bank Monaco sets sights on rivals in EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour EFG Bank Monaco sets sights on rivals in EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour French sailing star Thierry Douillard says his EFG Bank Monaco (MON) crew will focus firmly on defending their title French sailing star Thierry Douillard says his EFG Bank Monaco (MON) crew will focus firmly on defending their title from arch rivals Team Al Mouj Muscat (OMA) as the Arabian classic approaches its climax. by Oman Sail Posted today at 9:50 am 18ft Skiffs - JJ Giltinan Trophy - Invitation Race runs out of puff 18ft Skiffs - JJ Giltinan Trophy - Invitation Race runs out of puff 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship began on Sydney Harbour when Australian 18Ft League conducted Invitation Race The 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship regatta began on Sydney Harbour today when the Australian 18 Footers League conducted the traditional Invitation Race for all 26 regatta entrants. Unfortunately for the crews, there was little, or no, wind for the duration of the race and the course had to be shortened to just three legs as the fleet was almost becalmed. by Frank Quealey Posted today at 7:24 am JJ Giltinan 18fters - 26 skiffs enter championship starting Saturday JJ Giltinan 18fters - 26 skiffs enter championship starting Saturday The Invitation Race for the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship has been sailed ahead of the start of the series The Invitation Race for the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship has been sailed ahead of the start of the Championship proper on Saturday - which has drawn a fleet of 26 skiffs from around the world. First race in the seven series is on Saturday. Little as to the form of the countries competing could be deduced from the Invitation Race - which suffered from a lack of wind. by Frank Quealey and Sail-World.com Posted today at 3:48 am Annapolis-to-Newport Race Seminar - Electronics Annapolis-to-Newport Race Seminar - Electronics This presentation will cover Electronics Requirements sections of US Sailing Safety Equipment list as specified in NoR. This presentation will cover the Electronics Requirements sections of the US Sailing Safety Equipment list as specified in the Notice of Race. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application and impact of these rules from industry professionals with experience installing, maintaining, and using these systems. by Linda Ambrose Posted today at 2:57 am Registration is now open for the 2017 Queen's Cup Race Registration is now open for the 2017 Queen's Cup Race The on-line entry is now open and available to register for the 2017 Queen’s Cup Race hosted by South Shore Yacht Club. The on-line entry is now open and available to register for the 2017 Queen’s Cup Race hosted by South Shore Yacht Club. The Queen’s Cup race has a great history and competition. Race for one of the oldest trophies in yacht racing. On-line entry, entry form, NoR and other race documents can be found at www.ssyc.org under the Queen’s Cup tab. by SSYC Posted today at 2:08 am America's Cup - Oracle Team USA loses crew overboard - Video America's Cup - Oracle Team USA loses crew overboard - Video OTUSA video of crew member Graeme Spence when he fell off the front cross beam of the team's new AC50 Oracle Team USA came close to having a serious injury to crew member Graeme Spence when he fell off the front cross beam of the team's new AC50 - a situation that has been feared as he passed between the foils, while the new America's Cup Defender was sailing at speed. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 23 Feb Swiss match race gentleman Monnin returns with 2017 Tour Card Swiss match race gentleman Monnin returns with 2017 Tour Card With a new setup, Eric believes his game plan will kick in this year and the team see big improvements on the horizon. The 2016 season tested the Albert Riele Swiss Team to the maximum and with mixed results the team found themselves in unfamiliar territory on the WMRT leaderboard. With a new setup in 2017, Eric believes his long-term game plan will kick in this year and the team see big improvements on the horizon. by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 23 Feb Vendée Globe – ETAs becoming clearer for Attanasio and Colman Vendée Globe – ETAs becoming clearer for Attanasio and Colman Conrad Colman is only 163 miles from the finish, and although under jury rig is making 6.8 knots towards the finish. Conrad Colman (Foresight Natural Energy) is only 163 miles from the finish, and although under jury rig is making 6.8 knots towards the finish. Eve though the NW’ly wind will continue to veer northerly during the night and become lighter at times later in the day tomorrow, the Crazy Kiwi hopes to arrive on Friday night. by Vendée Globe Posted on 23 Feb Vendée Globe – The best of Didac Costa Vendée Globe – The best of Didac Costa Didac Costa's welcome back was big. At the heart of it were the men and women of the Les Sables d'Olonne fire service. Didac Costa's welcome back to Les Sables d'Olonne was big. And at the heart of it were the men and women of the Les Sables d'Olonne fire service. by Vendée Globe Posted on 23 Feb The 51st Governor’s Cup at Balboa Yacht Club requests applicants The 51st Governor’s Cup at Balboa Yacht Club requests applicants The 2017 Governor’s Cup will be sailed July 17- 22, 2017, at Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California The 2017 Governor’s Cup will be sailed July 17- 22, 2017, at the Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California in Governor’s Cup 22’s. This event is for sailors who will not turn 23 before July 23, 2017. Skippers will be invited based on resume. Requests for Invitation will be available on the Balboa Yacht Club website under “Youth Sailing” and are due by May 12, 2017. by Nancy Mellon Posted on 23 Feb RORC Caribbean 600 – Epic win for Bella Mente RORC Caribbean 600 – Epic win for Bella Mente Bella Mente counted 85 sail changes and at one point, both yachts were way-over canvassed, smoking along at 30 knots The lead in the Maxi72s changed hands on seven occasions during the race. Bella Mente counted 85 sail changes and at one point, both yachts were way-over canvassed, smoking along at 30 knots in a gigantic squall. by Louay Habib Posted on 23 Feb Volvo Ocean Race - 10 young sailors who made an impact on race history Volvo Ocean Race - 10 young sailors who made an impact on race history Age is just a number, right? Well, yes – according to some of the sailors who've tackled the world's toughest ocean test Age is just a number, right? Well, yes – according to some of the sailors who've tackled the world's toughest ocean test. They say 'if you're good enough, you're old enough', and this lot certainly proved that. Here, we look back at some of the most iconic young sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race and its predecessor, the Whitbread Round the World Race's four-and-a-half decade history. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 23 Feb Spectacular new self-catering villas in Vassiliki Spectacular new self-catering villas in Vassiliki Now Wildwind not only provide top spec equipment but can also offer luxury villa accommodation. Now Wildwind not only provide top spec equipment, highly experienced RYA qualified instructors and a location with one of the most reliable wind patterns in the sailing world, but can also offer luxury villa accommodation. by Wildwind Posted on 23 Feb Vendée Globe – Vendee2020Vision – Six best solo sailors selected Vendée Globe – Vendee2020Vision – Six best solo sailors selected Vendée2020Vision helped with the coaching and development of a 10-strong squad of Britain’s top aspirant solo skippers. While in Les Sables d’Olonne competitors continue to stream across the finish line after three and a half months at sea, in Southampton work continues to train up British sailing talent to give them the best chance of competing in the Vendée Globe in four year’s time. by Whitecap / Vendee2020Vision Posted on 23 Feb
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